Innovations In Clinical Neuroscience

SEP-OCT 2014

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal for clinicians in the field of neuroscience

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Innovations in CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE [ V O L U M E 1 1 , N U M B E R 9 – 1 0 , S E P T E M B E R – O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 ] 202 I N F O R M A T I O N F O R A U T H O R S 202 202 202 202 Spacing and Pagination. The manuscript should be typed using double spacing throughout. Do not use a r unning head. Pages should be numbered beginning w ith the title page. Manuscripts should NOT contain a ny automatic formatting, except for the page number at the top right corner of each page. A bstract. Include a structured abstract with all a rticles, except letters to the editors. Abstracts should b e limited to 250 words and should be organized into the following categories: Objective, Design, Setting, Participants, Measurements, Results, Conclusion. A bstracts of clinical trials must include trial registry i nformation (registry name, registration number, and url for the registry). Keywords. Include all relevant keywords following the abstract. Abbreviations/Acronyms. All abbreviations and acronyms should be spelled out at first mention. References. Citation accuracy is the responsibility of the author. Requirements are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. References must be cited in text in numerical order and must appear as a complete list at the end of the manuscript. (See Uniform Requirements.) Do not superscript reference numbers in the text; place the numbers at the end of the corresponding sentences or paragraphs between brackets. Abbreviate names of journals according to Index Medicus style. Book references should include the author(s), editor(s), title, edition number, publisher and city, copyright date, volume, and specific page numbers for quoted material. The sequence for a journal article should be: authors (up to four; for five or more authors, list the first three, followed by et al), title of paper, journal name abbreviated as in the Index Medicus, year of publication, volume number, issue number and first and last page numbers. Example: 1. Stark D, Kiely M, Smith A, et al. Anxiety disorders in cancer patients: their nature, associations, and relation to quality of life. J Clin Oncol. 2002;20:3137–3148. The sequence for chapters of a book should be: author(s), chapter title, editors, book title, edition, place of publication, publisher, year, page numbers. Example: 2. Holland JC, Gooen-Piels J. Principles of psycho- o ncology. In: Holland JC, Frei E (eds). Cancer M edicine, Fifth Edition. Hamilton (Ontario): D ecker;2000:943–958. The sequence for conference proceedings is: 3 . Heller T. Promoting healthy aging and community i nclusion of adults with developmental disabilities. P resented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed; 2003 Oct 24; Chicago. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the list c ontains all references cited in the text, in order, a ccurately. Tables and Figures. All illustrative material must be numbered consecutively according to citation in text. If a figure or table has been previously published, the complete reference information must be cited, and written permission from the publisher to reproduce must be submitted with the material. Obtaining permission (and any associated fees) to include previously published materials in a Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience submission is the responsibility of the author. Photographic illustrations may be submitted as color or black-and-white electronic .jpg or .tif files (min. 300 dpi). Other types of illustrations (e.g., drawings, graphs, charts) must be professionally executed and also submitted electronically. Symbols and abbreviations should be defined/spelled out. For black-and-white or color photographs, the required resolution is at least 300 dpi. For line drawings, the resolution must be at least 600 dpi. EDITORIAL PROCESS Peer Review. All submissions undergo a single-blind, peer-review process to ensure that the material is clinically relevant and concise. A minimum of two reviewers will assess each submision. Strict confidentiality regarding the submitted manuscript is maintained. Based on the reviewers/editors' comments, manuscripts may be accepted, rejected, or recommended for revision. Reviewers' comments that are considered constructive will be shared with the author. Editing and Page Proofs. Articles accepted for publication will be edited for consistency of style, clarity, and correct grammatical construction. Page proofs will be sent to the author prior to publication for approval and may contain author queries that will need to be addressed. The author will be given no more than 48 hours to respond with c hanges/corrections. The author is responsible for all c hanges in the manuscript, including those of the copy e ditor. Upon publication. The corresponding author of each a rticle receives a PDF of his or her article. Printed r eprints are available at a discounted price to the c orresponding author. Orders must be for a minimum of 100 copies. Contact Elizabeth Klumpp for pricing at I NDEXING Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience is indexed with PubMed Central, PsycINFO, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature®), CINAHL® Plus with Full Text, Scopus, and Embase. MANUSCRIPT CHECKLIST • Original manuscript (double-spaced) • Cover letter affirming the manuscript's originality and stating any financial disclosures • Corresponding author's name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address on the title page • References cited in consecutive order in text and conformed to Uniform Requirments style • Black-and-white or color figures supplied as electronic .jpg or .tif files with a minimum 300dpi • Professionally executed drawings, algorithms, graphs, charts, etc, with all symbols and abbreviation/ acronyms defined and supplied as electronic .jpg or .tif files with a minimum 300dpi • Copies of permission letters to reproduce previously published and unpublished material. Send submissions to: Elizabeth Klumpp, Executive Editor, MMC, (Hard copies are no longer accepted.) Phone: (866) 325-9907 (toll-free), (484) 266-0702, Fax: (484) 266-0726

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