Journal of Clinical Apheresis

Cover image for Vol. 31 Issue 2

Edited By: Jeffrey L. Winters, M.D.

Impact Factor: 1.791

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 52/68 (Hematology)

Online ISSN: 1098-1101

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Online publication from 2016
Journal of Clinical Apheresis will be published in online-only format effective with the 2016 volume. This is a proactive move towards reducing the environmental impact caused by the production and distribution of printed journal copies and will allow the journal to invest in further digital development. Published articles will continue to be disseminated quickly through the journal’s broad network of indexing services, including ISI, MEDLINE and Scopus. Articles will also continue to be discoverable through popular search engines such as Google. All color images will now be reproduced digitally and published free of charge.

MANUSCRIPTS should be submitted online at .

All editorial correspondence should be sent to the Journal of Clinical Apheresis Editorial Office. Email:

Title Page. This should contain the complete title of the manuscript, the names, titles, and affiliations of all authors, the institution at which the work was performed, the name, address, telephone number, and email address or fax number for all correspondence, and a short form of the title, not more than 40 characters, to be used as a running head.

Abstract. This should be a factual condensation of the entire work, including a statement of its purpose. a clear description of the findings, including numbers, and a concise presentation of the conclusions. The abstract may not exceed 250 words.

Key Words. Supply a list of three to six key words (not in the title) that will adequately index the subject matter of the article.

Text. Your manuscript should be double-spaced and formatted in 12 point Times New Roman. The text should follow the usual "Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions" format. It must be written in a manner that will permit the reader to understand easily what was done, the reason for it, and the conclusions drawn from the work. If the work includes data derived from human subjects, a statement that informed, written consent was obtained is mandatory. If any photographs of human subjects are to appear, a copy of the signed consent form must accompany the manuscript. Use subheadings and paragraph titles whenever possible. Define unusual abbreviations initially e.g., chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Abbreviate measurements (cm, ml) according to CBE Style Manual, Fifth Edition (Available from: Council of Biology Editors, Inc., One Illinois Center, Suite 200, 111 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-4298). Place acknowledgments as the last element of the text, before references.


In the text, references should be cited consecutively as numerals in brackets. In the final bibliography, they should be in numerical order, and should conform to CBE style. For example:

Journal articles:
1. King VM, Armstrong DM, Apps R, Trott JR. Numerical aspects of pontine, lateral reticular, and inferior olivary projections to two paravermal cortical zones of the cat cerebellum. J Comp Neurol 1998;390:537–551.
2. Voet D, Voet JG. Biochemistry. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1990. 1223 p.
Book chapter:
3. Gilmor ML, Rouse ST, Heilman CJ, Nash NR, Levey AI. Receptor fusion proteins and analysis. In: Ariano MA, editor. Receptor localization. New York: Wiley-Liss; 1998. p 75–90.

Legends. A descriptive legend must accompany each illustration so that it can be understood apart from the text, and must define all abbreviations used therein. Legends must be typed double-spaced on a separate list at the end of the manuscript.

Tables. Tables must be self-explanatory and must not duplicate the text. Each must have a title and be numbered with Roman numerals in order of appearance.

Illustrations. Figures should be planned to fit the journal format; full page is 6¾" × 9" and single column is 3¼" wide. Do not submit original recordings, graphs, radiographic plates, or art work. They will be requested at a later date if needed for publication. All lettering must meet professional standards (and must be legible after reduction in size); typewritten or hand lettering is unacceptable. All illustrations must be numbered in order of appearance with Arabic numerals.

Supporting information. Supporting information (SI) will be published in the online version of JCA only. SI is mentioned in the article text and published online in its original format along with the article. SI will undergo peer review with the rest of the manuscript but will not be copyedited or changed from its original format. It must be relevant but not integral to the paper. It can comprise additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Like the manuscript accompanying it, it should be original and not previously published. If previously published, it must be submitted with the necessary permissions. SI is hosted on Wiley Online Library (WOL) in the ‘Supporting Information’ section of the article and access to ‘Supporting Information’ is free on WOL. For more information on recommended file types, please visit

Concise Reviews

The purpose of a "Concise Review" is to provide practicing physicians interested in the field and those in training with a clear and up-to-date concept of a subject of current interest. It should be very informative, thoroughly referenced, and easily readable. The text should not exceed three or four journal pages in length. For information regarding the typing instructions and reference style, please refer to the instructions above.

Brief Reports and Letters to the Editor

Brief Reports: Short reports of cases, clinical experience, drug trials, or adverse effects may be submitted for editorial review. They may not exceed 750 words, 10 bibliographic references, and either one figure or concise table in the style of the journal. The reports must contain genuinely new information.

Opinions on topics and articles recently published in the journal will be considered for publication if they are constructive in nature and provide information which is deemed informative and of interest to the readers. These letters will usually be forwarded to the senior author of the cited article for possible response. Communications may not exceed 500 words and five bibliographic references. The Editor reserves the right to shorten these letters, delete objectionable comments, and make other changes to comply with the style of the journal. Permission for publication must be appended as a postscript. Send communications to the Editor.

All Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Clinical Apheresis must be submitted solely to this journal, may not have been published in any part or form in another publication of any type, professional or lay, and become the property of the publisher.

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

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If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license:

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

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No published material may be reproduced or published elsewhere without the written permission of the publisher and the author. The journal will not be responsible for the loss of manuscripts at any time. All statements in, or omissions from, published manuscripts are the responsibility of the authors who will assist the editors by reviewing proofs before publication.

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