10 Tips: A Checklist for Authors

    1. Include your name (and names of co-authors), affiliation, and contact information (complete mailing address, phone, fax, email) on title page of manuscript.

    2. Ensure your chapter title is the same as it appears on the table of contents.

    3. Paginate each page of the manuscript to maintain proper order.

    4. All text must be double-spaced, including references and figure legends.

    5. If illustrations are included, each must be labeled and cited within the text of the manuscript, a legend must accompany every image, and the quality must be good so that the image can be reproduced clearly. Accepted forms of artwork include glossy prints, slides, computer-generated line art, and an artist's (medical illustrator) rendering of images.

    6. If borrowing material from a previously published source, written permission must be obtained and submitted with the manuscript. We cannot publish anything that has appeared in other work without written permission.

    7. All references must be numbered and cited within the manuscript in chronological order.

    8. If using tables, each must be cited within the text.

    9. A CD containing text, references, tables, and figure legends should be submitted with the manuscript. If using artwork created electronically, submit a printout of all illustrations along with the electronic files on disk.

      Electronic guidelines: line art should be submitted as a TIFF file using Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia Freehand in a resolution of 1000 dpi. Black and white halftone art should be scanned using PhotoShop in a resolution of 300 dpi. Density ranges for halftone art to allow for quality reproduction should be 2-3% highlights and 95-97% shadows.

  1. Proper order of manuscript: title page, text, references, tables, figure legends, figures.


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