Notes For Contributors:
Manuscript submissions, books for review, and correspondence should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Joav Merrick, at the following address.
Joav Merrick, MD
Ministry of Social Affairs
IL-91012 Jerusalem, Israel
This option permits the article to be visible, free of charge, to anyone in the world who has access to the internet. See the Optional Editorial Services List that you will receive at the time of acceptance of the manuscript by the Publisher for details.
Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they have not been submitted to other scientific or medical journals or other publications. Manuscripts involving human and animal studies should have received formal approval by the author's Institutional Review Board, and clinical studies must adhere to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. Peer-review will be anonymous, but authors are still encouraged to provide the names, e-mails, and affiliations of 2-4 professionals that the author feels may be qualified to review the submitted paper.
The manuscript should be written in English and submitted by e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief as an attachment (Rich Text Format). We follow the "Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals" (also called the Vancouver style - see http://www.icmje.org/) determined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. The manuscript should have the following components in numbered order and each beginning on a new page.
Title page with a concise and informative title, full name of author(s) with academic degree(s), and the departmental or institutional affiliations of each author. Text should be under the headings, Abstract, Keywords, Corresponding author, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figures, with each category starting on a new page. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and should incorporate background, objective, study group, methods, results, and conclusions. At least three key words should appear under the abstract.
If the program being used is MS Word, use Times New Roman font ranging from 10-12 point depending on what is most convenient for you. Do not follow the ends of sentences with two spaces but instead only with a single space. Also, do not be concerned about line spacing. We will be performing electronic page layout.
If MS Word is not being used, the font program should be submitted with the manuscript. If possible, please do not utilize Word Perfect fonts.
Either American or British spelling is acceptable. International, American, and British punctuations are all acceptable.
It is assumed that English-language stylistic editing is not required. If you wish Nova to perform English editing, please select the option on the Optional Editorial Services List you will receive upon manuscript acceptance by the Publisher.
Remember that the word “data” is plural, i.e. data are…. Also consider for purposes of presentation that the words “research” and “evidence” are collective nouns calling for appropriate adjectives, verb agreements, etc. Thus, “research/evidence shows/presents” or “research/evidence has shown/is presented,” etc. Do not use “researches” or “evidences” in submitted articles.
If you have variations of the title that you would like Nova to use as the Running Head, please mark that at the beginning of the articles.
All diagrams, photographs, illustrations, and charts (not tables) should be referred to in the text as Figures, and they should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. These figures must be supplied as separate electronic files named in the format in which they were created, and they must be one of the following types: tiff, bitmap, jpeg, gif, ppt, psd, png, or eps. The resolution of these figures must be 350-750 dpi. The higher the resolution is, the clearer the printed image will be.
Figures must also be placed inside or at the end of the manuscript. If scanned images are used, please retain the original hard copy of the figure for possible transmission to Nova Science Publishers. If previously published figures are used, written permission from the copyright holders must be obtained and submitted along with the text indicating the copyright holder’s citation instructions. Such permissions must grant unrestricted use.
Manuscripts submitted without proper unrestricted permissions for all previously published figures and tables are considered incomplete submissions and will not be published. If there are any figures that the Publisher is unable to utilize, the submission is also considered incomplete.
Copyright is transferred to Nova via email or fax using the Copyright Transfer Form, which must accompany the manuscript.
Color graphics will be billed at the prevailing rate as enumerated on the Optional Editorial Services List that is sent during page proofs.
A maximum of 25 references should be used for articles, 40 for review articles, and 5 for case reports. They should be cited consecutively (enclosing the number in parentheses) in the text and listed in the same numerical order at the end of the paper. The Vancouver Style is required http://www.icmje.org/.
Personalized chapter offprints can be purchased by contacting the Publisher. An offprint order form will be sent via email during the page proofs stage of production.
A complimentary PDF of the journal issue will be sent to the Corresponding Author of each article. This may be shared with all of the article's co-authors. Print copies will available to contributors for a discounted price.
We will be sending electronic page proofs as the publication works its way through the system.
Book proposals from Authors, Editors, and Contributors are given priority consideration.
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