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Submit your article through the Electronic Manuscript Submission System (EMSS) accessible at http://editorial.elsevier.com. Login information will be provided by your Elsevier Editor.
Title page should include:
Author affiliations, and email address for corresponding author
Synopsis/abstract (used for indexing services such as PubMed)
5–8 Key Words
3–5 Key Points (these should summarize the main clinical claims of your article)
Introduction should be a brief account of the article, and a statement of why it is significant (400–500 words)
Significance/in-depth analysis of the topic (2000–2500 words)
Current relevance, and future avenues to investigate regarding the topic (1200–1500 words)
Conclusions (800–1000 words)
Adhere to Template provided by your Elsevier Editor.
Present information in a visual manner (e.g., boxes, bulleted lists, tables).
Mention visual elements such as tables and figures in text so the typesetter knows where to place them in the printed article.
Order references numerically within the text, using AMA style. (Reference samples available on EMSS.)
The recommended number of references per article is 20–40.
Include systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and mark these with an asterisk in the reference list.
Figures and other visual elements
Make ample use of figures, tables, boxes, and other visual elements within the manuscript.
Figures should be high resolution (300 dpi; JPEG, TIF, EPS formats)
Include a legend for every figure and video, a title for every table and box
Any labels, abbreviations, and symbols in a figure should be explained in the figure legend.
Include permission grants for all borrowed material. Permissions can usually be obtained through RightsLink. (see "Permissions" information on EMSS for more details).
Figures or Tables you create from published data are cited as "Data from…" and do not require permission.
Previously published materials are cited as "From…" and require permission.
If you alter previously published materials, cite as "Adapted from" and obtain permission.
Legends of borrowed figures should include full source citation. Reference numbers alone are not a sufficient citation and will delay production until further information is provided from the author.
Images downloaded from the Internet cannot be used.
Regarding photos of pharmaceutical devices, please only include figures of those products extensively discussed in the article. For all others, please substitute a link to the manufacturer's website. For any photos of devices included, permission from a company representative should be uploaded to EMSS along with the figure. (Links do not require permission.)
More detailed instructions can be found on the "Resources" tab of EMSS.