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Deputy Editor of Allergy:
American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy utilizes an online system of manuscript submission, editing and review. This system allows authors to submit their work online and check on the status of the review process. To access the electronic system, visit http://ajr.msubmit.net. This technology requires all manuscript files be uploaded separately as follows:
Copyright release forms and conflict of interest forms must be sent via mail or fax. Forms may be downloaded: Publishing Forms (pdf file). If figures are scanned, please also forward the original (glossy) figures to the editorial offices. These will produce a higher quality output in the printing process. Electronic submission is a four step process that is described step-by-step on the http://ajr.msubmit.net site. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy will no longer accommodate the submission of paper manuscripts unless prior permission is granted via the editorial office. Please contact the editorial offices with any questions regarding the submission process.
SELECTING A MANUSCRIPT TYPE: when uploading your completed manuscript, you will be required to designate a manuscript type.
Please note: Failure to follow these format instructions may result in the manuscript being returned to the author(s) for revision prior to review SELECTING A MANUSCRIPT TYPE: when uploading your completed manuscript, you will be required to designate a manuscript type.
The following are guidelines for choosing:
Abstract: All manuscript types with the
exception of the Letters to the Editors must include a structured abstract,
no longer than 300 words, to precede article. Only include acronyms or
abbreviations if the phrase appears more than three times in the abstract.
Divided abstract into the following sections:
Text: unspecified length for all manuscript types excluding Letters to the Editor. Manuscript should be typed double-spaced in a standard font such as Times New Roman, Arial, Courier, or Helvetica, in size 12. Manuscript text pages should be numbered. Text should be written in clear and concise English. Authors whose primary language is not English should obtain assistance with writing to avoid grammatical problems. Several independent services for authors in the Science, Technical and Medical fields are available online and include:
Please note: These few sites are only listed as a convenience and are not an endorsement of their products. They are in no way affiliated with the journal and use of their services will not guarantee acceptance of a manuscript.
Acknowledgment: General acknowledgments for consultations, statistical analysis and such should be listed at the end of the text before the References. Include full names of individuals. Any and all acknowledgments of funding must be included on the title page.
References: References in the text should be superscript numbers in order of appearance. Manuscripts in preparation, personal communications, websites, or other unpublished information should not be cited in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text in parentheses. References with more than three authors should be presented as the first three authors followed by et al. Please follow format below, e.g.:
Tables: Tables may be placed within the manuscript or uploaded as separate files (in .doc or .wpd format). If table is included in manuscript file, place after the References section, one table per page. Any abbreviations included in the table should be defined at the bottom of the table. If the table is being republished with permission, proof of permission must be faxed to the editorial office.
Figure legends: Figure legends should be typewritten, double-spaced and listed (numbered) on a separate page after the tables. They should not appear on the figures. Include figure titles at the beginning of the legend.
Figures, and illustrations: Illustrations
included in manuscripts must be submitted in electronic format along with the
rest of the manuscript. Each figure should be submitted as a separate
electronic file - not imbedded in the manuscript text file. See Cadmus
guidelines for submitting digital art at
http://cpc.cadmus.com/da/guidelines.asp. Figure file
preference is .tif, .jpeg, .eps. Proof of permission must be faxed to the
editorial office for any figures being republished with permission. Proof of
informed consent (signed releases) must be faxed to the editorial office for
any and all photographs of identifiable persons.
Copyright release form: MANUSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY A COPYRIGHT RELEASE FORM SIGNED BY EACH AND EVERY AUTHOR which states "The undersigned author(s) transfer all copyright ownership, including electronic, of the manuscript (title of article) to OceanSide Publications, Inc in the event the work is published. The undersigned warrant(s) that the article is original, does not infringe upon any copyright or other proprietary right of any third party, is not under consideration by another journal, and has not been previously published. The author(s) confirm that they have reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript." Items are accepted for publication on the understanding that they are contributed solely to American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and have not been or will not be published elsewhere in any format except in abstract form. Blank Copyright Release forms may be downloaded: Publishing Forms (pdf file).
Conflict of Interest form: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy requires all
authors listed on the title page of the manuscript to make the following
disclosures: On the title page of the manuscript, authors must acknowledge: