Ultrasound International

INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

Introduction of Editors


EDITORIAL POLICY

ULTRASOUND INTERNATIONAL is published quarterly. The Journal invites reports of original, experimental or clinical studies and review articles dealing with the aspects of all areas of ultrasound. Rapid communication, well-documented case reports, medical physics or biological effects, papers, and instrumentation articles are welcome. Editorials are, most often, by invitation, but authors who desire to convey their opinion about ultrasound matters can submit short (4 pages) editorials. The journal will pay special attention to continuing medical education regarding understanding and application of ultrasound energy to medicine.

Processing of manuscripts

Manuscripts fulfilling the requirements set out below are forwarded to 2 reviewers. The authors names and institutional affiliations are withheld to insure anonymous peer review. Acceptability of the manuscript is determined by the editor to whom the paper is submitted.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS

Authors are invited to submit their papers (one original and one photocopy) to any one of the Editors or Associate Editors (Executive Board) listed on the inside of the front cover of the Journal. Authors must retain one set of paper, including illustrations with themselves. We advise contributors from each continent to address their manuscripts to the corresponding editor. The editors anticipate receiving manuscripts in English. Articles submitted to ULTRASOUND INTERNATIONAL must not have been published and will not be simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Rapid communications that require no revisions will be inserted in the next available issue in press. Editorials will be accepted only without revision.

A covering letter stating title of the manuscript name of authors and originality of the submitted material should be sent along with the manuscript. The covering letter should identify the corresponding authorŐs name, address, telephone and fax number. It should be stated that submitted manuscript carries the approval of all the authors. A manuscript will accepted only after the Transfer of Copyright form is filled. Incomplete submissions will be held in the editorial office or returned unreviewed.

Preparation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be typed double spaced on one side only of 21 x 29 cm (8.5 x 11 inch) white bond paper with 2.5 cm (one inch) margin. Number all pages consecutively except the title page. The first page should contain the title, full name, academic qualifications of all the authors and institutional affiliation, where work is done. The mailing address of the corresponding author, including telephone and fax number should be clearly indicated. Financial support should also be stated.

Each manuscript should include an abstract on the second page of not more than 150 words. Up to 5 keywords and a short title should be included at the bottom of the abstract page. Each section of the manuscript, introduction, material & methods, results, discussion and references should start at the top of a new page, Acknowledgment should be included at the end of the text on a separate page. Use author date citations in text for references, within parentheses (Axel & Brown, 1967). When the authorŐs name is the part of the text, indicate only publication year within parentheses. in case, the citation has more than two authors, only the first one is named with et al. (Jones et al., 1989). References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the manuscript. Journal names should be abbreviated according to the style of the Index Medicus, National Library of Medicine. List surnames and initials of all the authors when seven or more authors are listed, only the first three names need be identified, followed by Ňet al.Ó The type and punctuation of references consistent with requirements should be illustrated as follows:

Journal article:

Ardaens Y, Robet Y, Lemaitre L. Fossti P, Dewailly D. Polycystic ovarian disease: contribution of vaginal endosonography and reassessment of ultrasonic diagnosis. Fertil Steril 1991:55:1062-8

Chapter in a book:

Merrill JA, Creasman WT. Lesions of the corpus uteri. In: Danforth DN, Scott Jr, eds. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 5th ed Philadelphia: JP Lipppincott, 1986:1068-83.

Illustrations should be black and white glossy prints. Three sets of original figures should be provided. Each figure must be labeled lightly on the back at the top of the figure in soft pencil to indicate the first authorŐs name and the figure number in Arabic numerals consecutively as they appear in the text. Color Figures will be considered for publication only exceptionally.

Tables should be typed in double space and numbered consecutively as they appear in the text with roman numerals.

A figure should be self-explanatory. Each figure and table should bear a title and brief legend. Legends for figures and tables should be submitted, typewritten in double-space, on a separate page. Figures and tables must not duplicate the material in the text.

Human and animal experimentation

Clinical research must follow the recommendations from the declaration of Helsinki. Accordingly, it is assumed by the editors that manuscripts are submitted with the approval of the requisite Ethical Committee. Institutional approval, prior to human experimentation, should be clearly indicated in Material & Methods section. reports on experiments with animals must be mentioned in the Material & Methods section that the guidelines for the care and use of the animals have been followed in agreement with the institutional authority.

Checklist of requirements:
1) Send two copies (the original and photocopy) of the manuscript and three copies of the illustrations.
2) Double space all parts of the manuscripts
3) Send a brief abstract of not more than 150 words.
4) Give the complete address, phone number and the fax number of the corresponding author.
* Upon acceptance, final version is submitted on a 5-1/4 in or 3-1/2 in diskette in word perfect or ASCII format.