Preparing for submission of article
Submission of a manuscript is held to imply that it has not previously been published and is not otherwise submitted for publication, except as an abstract (which in that case has to be stated). If problems with the submission or creating an account occurs please contact us via e-mail.
In writing your paper, you are encouraged to review articles in the area you are addressing including those that have been previously published in the journal, and to reference them where you feel it is appropriate. This will enhance context, coherence, and continuity for our readers. After revision the references should be checked to see if there are new references available. Submit the manuscript (including tables and figures) as a styled Microsoft Word file and photographs as separate EPS or TIFF files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Black-and-white digital images should be in gray scale mode and colour images saved in CMYK, not index or RGB, colour mode.
It is possible to upload one manuscript file and three image files at a time. If you need to upload more image files than three, you will be given the opportunity to do so after pressing "Upload". Please name the manuscript file according to the formula "Firstauthorname.doc" and any image files "Firstauthornamefig1.doc" etc. When uploading revised manuscripts, please name the manuscript file manuscript number + "ver" + version number in Roman numerals, eg. 123456verIII.doc. The corresponding author will be notified that the manuscript has been received.
Language for the writing
All papers should be written in English. (British English is preferable but American English can be accepted if written by Americans.) It is essential that the language is irreproachable. If the Editorial Board should consider it necessary, manuscripts will be subjected to language examination at the author's risk and expense. Authors whose first language is not English are recommended to have their manuscripts checked carefully before submission.
It is not acceptable to submit papers already published elsewhere or simultaneously submit a paper to another journal. Furthermore, the paper must not be under review in another journal. Accompanying the manuscript should be a copy of all references mentioned in the particular paper still not published and articles by the same authors on the same subject submitted elsewhere.
Suggestions for reviewers
It is advisable to give suggestions on 2–3 reviewers that are well versed in the area of the manuscript. However, it is the Editor who will make the final decision on the choice of reviewers.
Preparing for submission of PhD thesis
The following should be included:
Institute / affiliation
Date of defense
A box with the 5 most important conclusions
Figures with the most prominent outcomes
A bibliography of publications on which the thesis is based
Also a photo of the defendent
All persons designated as authors must participate sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility in its contents. For criteria for authors see "Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals" at www.icmje.org In essence authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship, nor does general supervision of the research group. The author who submits the manuscript should state if the authors meet these criteria. If there are 5 authors or more, a statement on each author's contribution must be described in the accompanying letter. In multicenter trials group members not meeting these criteria should be listed, with their permission, in the acknowledgement or appendix. All persons mentioned in the Acknowledgement should have accepted this to the responsible author.