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Instructions for Authors
Special note: Authors should supply a graphical abstract (a feature figure) when submitting the manuscript for publication. The abstract should summarize the contents of the paper in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership and for compilation of databases. The graphical abstract is posted online only. Carefully drawn figures that serve to illustrate the theme of the paper are desired. Authors may also provide appropriate text, not exceeding 30 words. The content of the graphical abstract will be typeset and should be kept within an area of 5 cm by 17 cm (189 x 642 pixels), images should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and line art should be between 1000dpi and 1200dpi. Authors will be given instructions to upload the graphical abstract to the journal site when the manuscript is scheduled for publication.
Manuscripts (other than those that are of insufficient quality or unlikely to be competitive enough for publication) will be reviewed and a decision typically returns to the authors in about one month. Manuscripts with significant results will be reviewed and published at the highest priority and speed. Possible decisions on manuscripts are: accept as is, minor revision, major revision, or reject. Revised manuscripts should be returned within 1 month in the case of minor revision, or 3 months in the case of major revision. To submit a revision please sign in here and use the submit button at the right side of page.
Please embed figures and tables in the manuscript to become one single file for submission. Details for submission can be found in the submission page.
Reprints can be ordered after copyediting and publication (in manuscript login page). Reprints are now printed on glossy paper with cover page. They are made of highest quality suitable for scientific corresponding.
Published articles of Theranostics are open access and full texts appear in PubMed Central. This effectively removes the barriers for timely distribution of the articles and ensures that they can be read by as many as possible. The amount of fee charged by the journal is lower than many other PubMed Central journals (comparing to the fees charged by BioMedCentral and PLOS). Payment can be made by credit card, bank transfer, money order or check. Instruction for payment is sent during publication process and is also available in the manuscript login page as soon as manuscript is accepted. Publication fee is required to cover the cost of publication. Fee waiver is not available.
The Journal charges the following publication fee if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication:
Short research communication/
* $AUD: Australian dollar
Format for Publication
Upon acceptance of the manuscript, please provide a final version (in Microsoft Word file) for copyediting purpose. Figures should be of high quality and high resolution, and can be embedded in the manuscript Word file. If the figures or tables are created using PowerPoint, Photoshop, Microsoft Excel etc, please also provide the original files from those programs.
The first letter of each word in title should use upper case. Include in the first page the article title, author's names, affiliations, corresponding author's phone/fax number and/or email. Abstract should not contain citations to references. Also provide 5-6 keywords.
Author's names: please provide full names. Important! Please write first name and middle name before surname or lastname, e.g., "Mike Johnson" (not "Johnson, Mike"; not "Johnson M."; not "M. Johnson").
Please do not add number before subtitles.
Citation of Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively. Citation of tables and figures should use the format: Table 1, Table 2, ... Figure 1, Figure 2, ... (or Fig. 1, Fig. 2, ...). Parts in a figure can be identified by A, B, C, D, ... . and cited as Fig. 2A, Fig. 2B, Fig. 2C. The abbreviation of "Table" to "Tab." for example "Tab. 1" should be avoided.
Math Formulas and Symbols
Simple mathematical formulas should be constructed using superscript, subscript, italic, and symbols in the Microsoft Word.
- Use symbols in the Fonts: (normal text) or Symbol fonts. To insert a symbol, use Insert/symbol in the Word menu.
- Use / for "divide" or "over". For example, 1/7, 5/(4+6).
- Use Symbol fonts for "±"; "≤" and "≥" (avoid underline).
Please avoid using math equations in Word whenever possible, as they have to be replaced by images in xml full text.
References should be numbered consecutively and cited in the manuscript text by number (not author and date). References should not be formatted as footnotes. Avoid putting personal communications, unpublished observations, conference abstracts or conference papers as references. A reference style for EndNote may be found here.
- Journal Paper
Please use the PubMed format. The sequence is as: [Author surname] [Author initials], [Other author surnames & initials]. [Article title]. [Journal name abbreviation]. [Year]; [Volume]: [First page number]-[Last page number].
- Journal paper must have journal name (or journal abbreviation), year, volume and page numbers. Please make sure that the year of publication is not missing.
- Please use ":" to separate volume and first page number.
- It is not necessary to highlight or italicize the title, journal name, or any part of references. Omit any "." in the journal abbreviations.
- 1. Eknoyan G, Beck GJ, Cheung AK, et al. Effect of dialysis dose and membrane flux in maintenance hemodialysis. N Engl J Med. 2002; 347: 2010-9.
- Supplement example:
2. Volk HD, Reinke P, Krausch D, et al. Monocyte deactivation-rationale for a new therapeutic strategy in sepsis. Intensive Care Med. 1996; 22 (Suppl 4):S474-S481.
- No author given example:
3. [No authors listed]. Medicare program; criteria for Medicare coverage of adult liver transplants-HCFA. Final notice. Fed Regist. 1991; 56(71):15006-15018.
- In press example:
4. Cheung TMT, et al. Effectiveness of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in the treatment of acute respiratory failure in severe acute respiratory syndrome. Chest; in press.
- Epub ahead of print example:
5. Li W, Chen Y, Cameron DJ, et al. Elovl4 haploinsufficiency does not induce early onset retinal degeneration in mice. Vision Res 2007; [Epub ahead of print].
- Kiloh LG, Smith JS, Johnson GF, et al. Physical treatment in psychiatry. Boston, USA: Blackwell Scientific Publisher; 1988.
- Chapters in Edited Book
- Beckenbough RD, Linscheid RL. Arthroplasty in the hand and wrist. In: Green DP, ed. Operative Hand Surgery, 2nd ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1988: 167-214.
- Web Site
- [Internet] WHO: Geneva, Switzerland. Summary of probable SARS cases with onset of illness from 1 November 2002 to 31 July 2003. Revised 26 September 2003. http://www.who.int/csr/sars/country/table2003_09_23/en/
- [Internet] Kornberg R. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2006/press.html
Abbreviations should be presented in one paragraph, in the format: "term: definition". Please separate the items by ";".
E.g. HIV: human immunodeficiency virus; SIV: simian immunodeficiency virus; ....
Ethics Committee Approval and Patient Consent
Experimental research involving human or animals should have been approved by author's institutional review board or ethics committee. This information can be mentioned in the manuscript including the name of the board/committee that gave the approval. Investigations involving humans will have been performed in accordance with the principles of Declaration of Helsinki. And the use of animals in experiments will have observed the Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education by the New York Academy of Sciences, Ad Hoc Animal Research Committee.
If the manuscript contains photos or parts of photos of patients, informed consent from each patient should be obtained. Patient's identities and privacy should be carefully protected in the manuscript.
Competing interests that might interfere with the objective presentation of the research findings contained in the manuscript should be declared in a paragraph heading "Competing interests" (after Acknowledgment section and before References). Examples of competing interests are ownership of stock in a company, grants, board membership, etc. If there is no competing interests, please use the statement "The authors have declared that no competing interest exists".
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Authors now have the option to publish a biography together with the paper, with information such as MD/PhD degree, past and present positions, research interests, awards, etc. This increases the profile of the authors and is well received by international readers. Author biography can be added to the end of paper, in a section heading "Author biography". See samples of author biography, Sample A or Sample B.
For general information about preparing biomedical manuscripts, please consult the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication", available from http://www.icmje.org/.
English-Language Editing Services
Authors who would like to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using the services of a professional English-language editing company. The following is a list of some companies that provide English-language editing service:
Please be aware that an author's use of language editing services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and the particular company, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.