Radiation Oncology Investigations

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Online ISSN: 1520-6823

Associated Title(s): International Journal of Cancer

Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines

Disk Submission Instructions

The journal publishes full-length original articles , brief reviews , and editorial contributions .

Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief:
Rupert K. Schmidt-Ullrich, M.D.
Department of Radiation Oncology
Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
401 College Street, Basement B-127
P.O. Box 980058
Richmond, VA 23298-0058, USA
Phone: 804-828-7232
Fax: 804-828-5510
E-Mail: roi@hsc.vcu.edu

All other manuscript queries may be directed to the managing editor:
Devon M. Farnsworth
Radiation Oncology Investigations
Phone: 804-828-6331
Fax: 804-828-5510
E-Mail: roi@hsc.vcu.edu

Manuscripts: Submit the original and three copies of the manuscript with four copies of all tables and figures. The manuscript should be typed on one side of good quality 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper with at least one-inch margins. Double space everything. Start a new page for each major division of the manuscript. Number all pages in sequence beginning with the title page. Arrange the copy in the following order:

Title Page. This should contain the complete title of the manuscript, names, highest degree(s) held, affiliations of all authors, institution at which the work was performed, name, address, telephone, fax, and E-mail for correspondence. All grant information should appear in the following format: Contract grant sponsor:____________; Contract grant number: ___________Mailing address must be in English. Provide a short runninghead title of not more than 45 characters, including spaces.

Abstract. This should summarize the major findings and conclusions in the paper in no more than 200 words.

Key Words. Submit three to five key words appropriate for the article. These will be used for indexing purposes.

Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. These should conform to standard scientific reporting style. Sufficient data must be given so that the study can be duplicated. Where appropriate, the Results and Discussion sections may be combined.

References to published literature should be cited in the text consecutively by numbers in square brackets. The Reference section should be in numerical order. Include the complete title of the article cited, names of all authors, volume, inclusive page numbers, and year of publication. Journal abbreviations should follow Index Medicus style. Note the following examples:

Journal articles
1. Teicher BA, Herman TS, Holden SA, Liu S, Menon K. Effect of dose, schedule, and rate of administration on radiosensitization by a high-concentration perflubron emulson/carbogen. Radiat Oncol Invest 1993;1:14-19.

2. Roland PE. Brain activation. New York: Wiley-Liss, Inc.; 1993. 520 p.

Book Chapters
3. Steck PA, Nicolson GL. Metastases to the central nervous system. In: Levine AJ, Schmidek HH, editors. Molecular genetics of nervous system tumors. New York: Wiley-Liss, Inc.;1993. p 371-380.

Tables. Tables must be numbered in order of appearance with Arabic numerals. Each must have a title and footnotes to define all abbreviations used in the table.

Figures. Figures must be numbered with Arabic numerals. Each must be accompanied by a legend that consists of a brief title and definition of all abbreviations used in the figure. Lettering must meet professional standards and be legible after reduction in size. For optimal reproduction quality, original figures should not be larger than 11 1/2 x 16 1/2", or thicker than 1/8". Identify all figures by affixing a gummed label on the back listing the number of the figure, first author's name, short title of manuscript, and an arrow indicating the top. Color will be printed only at the author's expense. The publisher will provide cost estimates upon acceptance of color illustrations. Do not submit original recordings, graphs, radiographic plates, or art work. They will be requested at a later date if needed for publication.

Brief Reviews. To expand the journal's scope, we are establishing a review section that will feature one review per issue (six per year) in the areas of translational research, technological innovations, or basic science. Authors are encouraged to discuss issues containing background explanations of context, conceptual development, and specific laboratory techniques. Reviews should be well written and will be edited in the journal's editorial office for consistency. The level of complexity should be geared toward the informed clinician. Illustrations and summary tables are strongly encouraged and should be professionally designed and of very high quality. Reviews will be limited to 30 types pages (10 printed pages), including references cited.

All Manuscripts submitted to Radiation Oncology Investigations: Clinical and Basic Research 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. Upon acceptance of a manuscript for publication, the author will be requested to sign an agreement transferring copyright to the publisher, who reserves copyright. No material published in this journal may be reproduced or published elsewhere without the written permission of the publisher and the author. Permission must be obtained, from both the original author and the publisher, to reproduce any material that has been previously published elsewhere. Permission letters must be included with the manuscript at the time of submission. 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 editor by reviewing proofs before publication. Reprint order forms will be sent with the proofs.

Disk Submission Instructions

Please return your final, revised manuscript on disk as well as hard copy.
The hard copy must match the disk.

The Journal strongly encourages authors to deliver the final, revised version of their accepted manuscripts (text, tables, and, if possible, illustrations) on disk. Given the near-universal use of computer word-processing for manuscript preparation, we anticipate that providing a disk will be convenient for you, and it carries the added advantages of maintaining the integrity of your keystrokes and expediting typesetting. Please return the disk submission slip below with your manuscript and labeled disk(s).

Guidelines for Electronic Submission

Storage medium . 3-1/2" high-density disk in IBM MS-DOS, Windows, or Macintosh format.

Software and format . Microsoft Word 6.0 is preferred, although manuscripts prepared with any other microcomputer word processor are acceptable. Refrain from complex formatting; the Publisher will style your manuscript according to the Journal design specifications. Do not use desktop publishing software such as Aldus PageMaker or Quark XPress. If you prepared your manuscript with one of these programs, export the text to a word processing format. Please make sure your word processing program's "fast save" feature is turned off. Please do not deliver files that contain hidden text: for example, do not use your word processor's automated features to create footnotes or reference lists.

File names . Submit the text and tables of each manuscript as a single file. Name each file with your last name (up to eight letters). Text files should be given the three-letter extension that identifies the file format. Macintosh users should maintain the MS-DOS "eight dot three" file-naming convention.

Labels . Label all disks with your name, the file name, and the word processing program and version used.

All print reproduction requires files for full color images to be in a CMYK color space. If possible, ICC or ColorSync profiles of your output device should accompany all digital image submissions.

Storage medium . Submit as separate files from text files, on separate disks or cartridges. If feasible, full color files should be submitted on separate disks from other image files. 3-1/2" high-density disks, CD, Iomega Zip, and 5 1/4" 44- or 88-MB SyQuest cartridges can be submitted. At authors' request, cartridges and disks will be returned after publication.

Software and format . All illustration files should be in TIFF or EPS (with preview) formats. Do not submit native application formats.

Resolution . Journal quality reproduction will require greyscale and color files at resolutions yielding approximately 300 ppi. Bitmapped line art should be submitted at resolutions yielding 600-1200 ppi. These resolutions refer to the output size of the file; if you anticipate that your images will be enlarged or reduced, resolutions should be adjusted accordingly.

File names . Illustration files should be given the 2- or 3-letter extension that identifies the file format used (i.e., .tif, .eps).

Labels . Label all disks and cartridges with your name, the file names, formats, and compression schemes (if any) used. Hard copy output must accompany all files.

Print and return with labeled diskette(s)

Corresponding author's name:

E-mail address:


Manuscript number:

Type of computer:

Program(s) & version(s) used:


I certify that the material on the enclosed diskette(s) is identical in both word and content to the printed copy herewith enclosed.

Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: _____________

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