INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Anesthesia should be prepared according to guidelines established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (see 'Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication' available at http://www.icmje.org/) as well as the following instructions.
Any questions concerning manuscript submission should be directed to:
Ali Dabbagh, MD, Professor of Cardiac Anesthesia; Anesthesiology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Anesthesia
Manuscript submission is only electronically (following the online process), and accompanied by a cover letter indicating that the object, totally or partly, has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication in another journal. All files submitted should be in an MS Word processed format, Microsoft Word 2010, or earlier.
Submissions containing copies or self-plagiarism is will be rejected. Authors are encouraged to carefully proofread their manuscripts before submission. To prevent plagiarism and copyright violations, the use of software such as iThenticate is recommended.
Microsoft Word is the preferred text file format. Submitted files must be editable; do not submit pdf files of your text.
Author Substance Archive Strategy
Please note that except for special circumstances, JMCA will organize the whole electronic materials, two months after publication. If you require the return of any material submitted, please inform the Editorial Office or Production Editor as soon as possible if you have not already done so.
English-language Editing Services
Authors whose first language is not English may choose to use one of JCMA's services that will edit their manuscript proficiently before submission or during the review process to ensure the English composition is clear and well-written. Authors wishing to pursue a professional English-language editing service should announce and arrange a fee with the editing service. For more details regarding the recommended services, please visit JCMA Editing Services.
Please note, that all services are paid for and arranged by the author, and the use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.
Types of Articles
Several types of articles are published in JCMA. The word counts listed are intended to be general guidelines, not fixed limitations.
Manuscripts should be submitted in English to the editor-in-chief/the editorial office and typed double-spaced. Allow adequate margins on all sides and number all pages consecutively. Manuscripts should consist of a
(All should be placed in that arrangement). Submissions must do under the blinded method (all authors’ names and institutional identifiers removed).
The title page should be consisting of:
Standard metric units must be used to evaluate distance/length and weight. Only typical abbreviations could be used; in the earliest position, always spell out unusual abbreviations in text, followed in parentheses by the short form. Check with the latest editions of the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual or the AMA Manual of Style for current usage. All drugs and chemicals used must be specified by generic name(s), giving dosage(s), and method (s) of administration. The trade names should be only used in parentheses after the generic (standard) name.
All persons who have made some contribution to the publication, but convince only one or two of the three authorship criteria (mentioned before), should be mentioned in the Acknowledgment segment. All sources of support such as financial and material should also be revealed in the Acknowledgment section. The roles of each sponsor in data achievement or other responsibilities must be informed.
References should be numbered one after the other in the order in which they are used in the text, utilizing Index Medicus abbreviations. Only references to books and articles or abstracts published in peer-reviewed journals should be cited. Unpublished data, personal communications, or manuscripts, should be cited only in the text without a reference number. For journal articles, list all authors’ names unless there are more than 6, in which case list the names of the first 3 authors, followed by 'et al.' Authors are encouraged to organize/manage their references using Endnote. References should adhere to the style shown in the following examples (see AMA Manual of Style):
For standard journal articles
6 or fewer authors:
Wijeysundera DN, Naik JS, Beattie WS. Alpha-2 adrenergic agonists to prevent perioperative cardiovascular complications: a meta-analysis. Am J Med. 2003;114(9):742-52.
More than 6 authors:
Bekker AY, Basile J, Gold M, Riles T, Adelman M, Cuff G, et al. Dexmedetomidine for Awake Carotid Endarterectomy: Efficacy, Hemodynamic Profile, and Side Effects. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2004;16(2):126-35.
Leriche R. Surgery of Pain. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1939:889-898.
Add tables is useful, but should not copy the wording (text). Tables must be appeared with numbers consecutively using Arabic numerals in their order of presentation in the text. Tables must have appropriate labels. Tables should be typed double-spaced, each in a separate manner. Descriptive comments can be mentioned below in the tables.
Original artwork, radiographs, or electrocardiograms should not be sent. Informed consent should be presented for identifiable patient photographs, descriptions, and pedigrees. Photomicrographs must have internal scale indicators. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background. Figures should always be numbered in the text in successive order with Arabic numerals. This journal does not charge authors for submitting or publishing manuscripts, including their figures.
Color figures will be published free of charge if judged relevant and of good quality.
Submitting Electronic Art to JCMA
Due to the wide range of available graphics programs in use, it is impossible to incorporate all of these programs. If a digital art file is submitted with the revised version of an accepted manuscript, there is no assurance to be acceptable.
Some principal criteria for acceptable files:
Three preferred formats for digital artwork submission are as follows: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Tagged Image Format (TIFF). EPS files are preferred. Otherwise, articles may be saved as PDF files at 600 dots per inch (dpi) or superior in their original size/resolution. Photographic images should be saved as TIFF files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi in their original size. For figures containing photographs and labeling, EPS files, or PDF files with a resolution of at least 600 dpi are suitable. More detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp.
After the primary acceptance of an article, the corresponding author will obtain an email prompting the authors to complete the COVER LETTER and COPY-RIGHT sheets.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The Journal has a double-blind peer review process. The first round of the review process would be less than 3 weeks; if the files are submitted appropriately; i.e. the following items should be considered:
1- a cover letter is needed including the responsibility of the corresponding author on behalf of all the authors; this should be submitted as a separate file
2- a title page as described in the Authors Guideline of the Journal
3- the submission file should NOT include any identifying part; so, the blind review process could be performed
After the first 3 weeks round of the review, if the manuscript needs any more revisions, one or more review steps may be needed; each would be again double-blinded and less than 3 weeks.
Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.