Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Cover image for Vol. 72 Issue 2

Edited By: Matt A. Bernstein

Online ISSN: 1522-2594

Associated Title(s): Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Author Guidelines


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Author Guidelines


Electronic Submission

Style Guide

Note to NIH Grantees

Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley will post the accepted version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. For further information, see www.wiley.com/go/nihmandate.

Overview

Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (Magn Reson Med) is an international journal devoted to the publication of original investigations concerned with all aspects of the development and use of nuclear magnetic resonance and electron paramagnetic resonance techniques for medical applications. Reports of original investigations in the areas of mathematics, computing, engineering, physics, biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology directly relevant to magnetic resonance will be accepted, as well as methodology-oriented clinical studies.

General correspondence concerning Magn Reson Med may be directed to: Matt A. Bernstein, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905; telephone: +1 (717) 689-3694; fax: +1 (717) 689-3697; email: mrm@ismrm.org.

Copyright Assignment, and Criteria for Authorship and Submission

The main criteria for acceptance of papers submitted for publication are the significance, originality, clarity, and quality of the work reported. Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been published, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and its submission for publication has been approved by all persons listed as authors. In particular, Magn Reson Med requires that all authors and co-authors satisfy the authorship criteria described by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which state:

"Authorship credit should be based on:

1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data
2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
3) final approval of the version to be published.

Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3."

Magn Reson Med expects individuals who participated in 1) to be offered the opportunity to participate in activities 2) and 3), and receive authorship credit. The journal also expects all individuals who participate in activities 1), 2) and 3) to receive authorship credit. Individuals who have contributed substantially to the manuscript but do not satisfy all three criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.

Magn Reson Med requires that the submission for publication is approved by the appropriate authority at the institution where the work was carried out. It is further understood that any person cited as a source of personal communication has approved such citation. Written authorization may be required at the Editor‘s discretion. Articles and any other material published in Magn Reson Med represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be construed to reflect the opinion of the Editor(s), the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), or the Publisher. Magn Reson Med uses a single-blind review process where manuscripts are peer reviewed by two or more Referees. Please note that all editorial decisions are final.

Authors submitting a manuscript do so with the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to the ISMRM. The ISMRM will not refuse any reasonable request by the author for permission to reproduce any of his or her contributions to Magn Reson Med.

Magn Reson Med requires authors to submit a completed copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to the journal upon submission. The CTA includes the authorship criteria described earlier in this section. All authors and co-authors must sign a form. Signature on behalf of other authors is not permitted. Note that there is a dedicated page on the form for U.S. Government employees to sign. The preferred file type for the completed, scanned form(s) is PDF. Please find the link to access the form in our online Author Guidelines.

Rights and Permissions

Permission to reproduce materials published in Magn Reson Med or other Wiley publications may be obtained through the publisher by completing an online permission request form available at: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-301724.html

Posting of Preprints:

Posting a preprint of a manuscript submitted to Magn Reson Med will not have an adverse effect on its editorial decision, provided the preprint is posted on a not-for-profit site (e.g., a university website,arXiv, etc.), and the text "Submitted to Magnetic Resonance in Medicine" is prominently displayed on the title page. After online publication, the typeset version of the paper may not be re-posted, but instead we expect the preprint to be updated to show a link to the final, published version prominently displayed on its title page.

Reproducible Research: Source Codes, Image Sets, Numerical Phantoms, and Raw k-Space Data

Magn Reson Med supports its scientific mission by promoting reproducible research. The journal strongly encourages authors to facilitate the reproducibility of their research by publicly sharing the source code or scripts that are used to generate results presented in their articles.

The sharing of image sets, numerical phantoms and raw k-space sets is also encouraged.

Source Code and Scripts:

Authors of articles detailing new or modified software algorithms are encouraged to make a git archive of an implementation of their source code or make it available on the author’s webpage. 

Magn Reson Med requests that the authors include in their article:

1) A link to the webpage where the software can be found, and

2) The SHA-1 hash uniquely identifying the specific revision used in the publication.

Magn Reson Med’s preferred git archive providers include:

1) Github: https://github.com

2) BitBucket: www.bitbucket.org/

3) SourceForge: sourceforge.net/

The journal or the ISMRM is not affiliated with any of these organizations.

Magn Reson Med requests that the archived software and published link to the software be maintained for a period of at least five years after publication of the article, and preferably forever.

Image Sets, Numerical Phantoms, and Raw k-Space Data: Magn Reson Med also encourages authors to share the image sets, numerical phantoms, and raw k-space data used in Magn Reson Med articles. The preferred imaging informatics platform is XNAT:

https://central.xnat.org/app/template/Login.vm

The journal or the ISMRM is not affiliated with this organization.

Magn Reson Med requests that in their article the authors include a link to the webpage where the data can be found.

Pertaining to making image and raw k-space sets obtained using human subjects publicly available, authors are reminded to follow all applicable confidentiality rules. This includes de-identifying all image and k-space data. Authors are required to be compliant with all applicable regulations, and obtain all necessary approvals from their Institutional Review Board (IRB) or analogous Ethics Board.

Manuscript Types

Please be sure to specify the manuscript type in your cover letter. In order to be considered for publication, all submissions, regardless of manuscript type, must be carefully and concisely prepared. Magn Reson Med publishes the following manuscript types:

Full Paper is the default manuscript type. Manuscripts submitted in conjunction with the ISMRM's Young Investigator Award competition may be submitted as Full Papers or Rapid Communications.

Notes are complete accounts of work of limited scope. Magn Reson Med Notes published in the journal are not all necessarily technical notes; for example, some Notes may instead describe methodologically-oriented clinical studies of a limited scope.

Rapid Communications are preliminary accounts of topical work that has high importance. If there should exist a backlog of accepted articles that have been electronically published in Early View but have not yet appeared in a print issue, Rapid Communications will be preferentially placed in the next available issue prior to other manuscript types. Consequently, the Referees’ scores for accepted Rapid Communications generally tend to be higher than for Notes, particularly in the areas of originality and importance. Manuscripts submitted in conjunction with the ISMRM's Young Investigator Award competition may be submitted as Full Papers or Rapid Communications.

Letters to the Editor and Responses provide a forum for readers to critique papers that have been published in Magn Reson Med online in Early View or in print. Once a Letter to the Editor has been accepted for publication, a copy is emailed to the subject paper's authors, who then have an opportunity to respond. If the response is also accepted, the Letter and its Response will be published online together and later appear consecutively in the same print issue of Magn Reson Med. Letters to the Editor and Responses are peer reviewed.

Review Articles are scholarly reports on a field of particular interest to the journal's readership. Review Articles are submitted based on editorial invitation, although contributed Review Articles are also considered. Authors intending to submit a Review Article should contact the Editor-in-Chief with their proposal prior to preparing the article. All Review Articles are peer reviewed.

Mini-Reviews are accessible, quick-study guides that provide essential information about an important topic. The content of a Mini-Review should be understandable to a wide range of Magn Reson Med readers by avoiding jargon and explaining fundamental concepts. Mini-Reviews are submitted based on editorial invitation, although contributed Mini-Reviews are also considered. Authors intending to submit a Mini-Review should contact the Editor-in-Chief with their proposal prior to preparing their article. All Mini-Reviews are peer reviewed.

Workshop Summaries report on the activity at an ISMRM workshop that has a basic science, pre-clinical, or technical focus. All Workshop Summaries are peer reviewed.

Human and Animal Studies

Authors who submit a manuscript for publication in Magn Reson Med that reports on investigations involving human or animal subjects must have conformed to all the requirements of the institution and country in which the investigations were performed. These manuscripts require a statement that human studies were conducted with the approval of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or analogous Ethics Board. Similarly, articles involving animal experiments require a statement that the studies were conducted with the approval of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or analogous Board.

The Editorial Board recommends that for papers in which statistical methods are needed to reach conclusions (e.g., work relating to measurements in biological samples, animals and humans), an estimate of the minimum sample size be performed to obtain significant results and that the statistical assumptions used in the analysis be explained. A sample size of at least the minimum number should be used unless there are compelling reasons not to do so.

Resubmission Policy

Resubmission of manuscripts previously rejected from Magn Reson Med is by invitation of the Editor-in-Chief only. The invitation is always explicitly stated in the rejected manuscript’s decision letter from the Editor-in-Chief. Specific instructions for the resubmission will be provided in the decision letter. Resubmitted manuscripts are treated as new submissions and are typically handled by the same Deputy Editor, depending on their availability. The same Referees are typically re-invited to review the resubmission, although this is an editorial decision made on a case-by-case basis.

Revision Durations and Extensions

Authors are allowed 30 days to submit a minor revision and 60 days for a major revision. Requests for extensions are reviewed by the Editorial Office and the Editor-in-Chief. If an extension is necessary, please email the office (mrm@ismrm.org) prior to the expiration of the revision period. Please include an explanation of why and how much additional time is needed, keeping in mind that extensions are typically granted for up to 30 days.

Multiple missed deadlines will result in the requirement for authors to resubmit their manuscript as a new submission. Please mention the previous manuscript number in your resubmission letter, so that the Editors can attempt to resume the review process at the same point to the extent they can. Resubmitted manuscripts lose the submission date of the predecessor manuscript and are assigned the later submission date.

Corresponding Author and Declarations of Equal Contribution of Authorship

Only one author may be listed as the corresponding author. The corresponding author need not be the first author.

Magn Reson Med prefers authors to be listed without details of relative status, but allows specifications of the contributions made by the co-authors in the Acknowledgement section of the manuscript. If the authors consider it essential and justified to indicate more prominently that two authors are equal in status, they may be identified by a dagger (†) with the caption ‘These authors contributed equally to this work’ in the author's footnote on the title page. If more than two co-authors are of equal status, however, this can only be indicated in the Acknowledgement section of the manuscript.

Redundant/Duplicate/Overlapping Publication

Magn Reson Med manuscripts are judged on the basis of their novelty, among other factors. Duplicate or redundant publications by the author(s) are subject to immediate rejection. Magn Reson Med utilizes CrosscheckTM powered by iThenticate on all submitted manuscripts to check for plagiarism, overlapping publication, and redundancy.

Any prior publication containing overlapping material by the author(s) must be cited in the references and should also be mentioned in the submission cover letter. In this case, novelty of the Magn Reson Med submission will be assessed based on its incremental novelty over and beyond the prior publication.

For this purpose, a published Conference Paper (typically 4-8 pages in length) will be treated the same as other published papers. A short abstract or poster displayed at a professional meeting, however, will generally not present a problem provided it is properly cited in the manuscript and any necessary copyright permissions are obtained by the author(s) to reuse figures or other material.

Any material from a previously-published ISMRM abstract by the author(s) may be re-used freely in a Magn Reson Med manuscript without obtaining special permission, but again, the abstract must be cited in the references and should also be mentioned in the submission cover letter.

Unpublished works by the author(s) with overlapping content that are under review elsewhere (or at Magn Reson Med) or have been accepted (but have not yet been published either in print or online) must be clearly identified in the cover letter. A preprint copy must be included with the file designated as "Supplementary Material for Review" when submitted through ScholarOne Manuscripts, so that the Referees may assess the incremental novelty of the current Magn Reson Med submission.

An unpublished manuscript that has been rejected by a different journal and that has not been submitted elsewhere may be submitted to Magn Reson Med, although we expect the authors first to address the comments of the previous Referees and Editors by appropriately revising their manuscript.

Further information about redundant, duplicate and overlapping publications is available at: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/overlapping-publications.html

Conflict of Interest

As part of the on-line submission process, authors must report any conflict of interest related to their manuscript submission. The conflict of interest should also be disclosed in the cover letter. Statements of conflict of interest disclosures typically are reproduced in the published paper.

Preferred and Non-Preferred Reviewers

Authors are asked to specify the names of preferred reviewers when submitting their manuscript. These are considered by the editors when they invite referees. Authors may optionally specify the names of non-preferred reviewers, which are similarly considered to be suggestions.

If an author feels strongly about a particular non-preferred reviewer, Magn Reson Med asks that the concerns additionally be justified in the submission cover letter, which will help the editors decide whether or not to honor the request.

NIH Public Access Mandate

Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley-Blackwell will post the accepted version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. For further information, see www.wiley.com/go/nihmandate.

Open Access Publication, OnlineOpen, and the RCUK, Wellcome Trust and Related Mandates

The journal’s standard publication option charges no page fees. This free publication option includes reproduction of all the color figures in the electronic version of the article, and one free color page per article in the printed, paper version.

Some authors, institutions, or funding agencies, however, prefer or require papers to be freely and immediately available for download by anyone, regardless of their subscription status, i.e., Open Access. For those authors, Wiley-Blackwell offers an author-paid publication option called OnlineOpen. This option is only available for Magn Reson Med papers once they are accepted, so whether an author makes this choice has no bearing on the peer review process or any editorial decision.

More information about OnlineOpen is available at:

http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406241.html

The webpage provides information about complying with Research Councils UK (RCUK), Wellcome Trust, and related mandates. Note that members of the ISMRM are eligible for discounted OnlineOpen fees when publishing in Magn Reson Med.

Proofreading and Other Additional Resources

Authors are required to proofread their manuscripts carefully prior to submission to Magn Reson Med. Authors who do not have access to a proofreader with the skills of a native English speaker may wish to employ the services of a contract service. Several such services are listed at the publisher’s website: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp

These services are not affiliated with Wiley, the ISMRM, or Magn Reson Med. The use of such a service does not ensure acceptance of any manuscript to the journal.

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Additional links available online:

· Copyright Transfer Agreement
· Permission Request Form
· The National Institutes of Health Public Access Initiative
· Electronic Submission
· Magn Reson Med Style Guide

Questions About How to Prepare Your Manuscript
If, at any stage, you have specific questions about preparing your manuscript, please contact the Editorial Office by telephone at +1 (717) 689-3694 or by email at mrm@ismrm.org.

Formatting: Please use 1.5 line spacing throughout on 8 ½ by 11 inch format with 1 inch margins on all sides and in a basic font (e.g., Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Times New Roman) of at least 11 point throughout. All pages should be numbered consecutively, including references, tables, and figure legends. Manuscripts that fail to conform to the organization requirements may require resubmission, with the consequent loss of the earlier submission date.

Text: Please prepare your manuscript text using MS Word (preferred method), Rich Text format, or LaTeX. Magn Reson Med does not currently offer a LaTeX style template for authors. Please use our formatting and style guidelines in preparing your LaTeX submission.

Guidelines for Maximum Manuscript Length Total Number of Figures Plus Tables

Manuscript Type  Max. Manuscript Wordsa, Max. Total Figures plus Tables
 Full Paper: 5000 words, 10 figures plus tables
 Rapid Communication: 3500 words, 7 figures plus tables
 Note: 2800 words, 5 figures plus tables
 Letter to the Editor: 750 words, 1 figure or table
 Response: 750 words, 1 figure or table
 Review Article: 7500 words, 15 figures plus tables
 Mini-Review: 1200 words, 2 figures plus tables
 Workshop Summary: 2500 words, 1 figure or table

aWord count only includes the body of the text (and appendices, when present) and not the title page, abstract, figure captions, tables, table captions, or references. For revised manuscripts, do not include the revision markings in the word count. While supporting information submitted for review and online publication is not included in the word count, please respect the reviewers' time by keeping supporting text to a minimum. Submission of supporting figures, tables, scripts, etc. for review and online publication, however, is generally encouraged.

In exceptional cases, these limits may be relaxed for any individual manuscript at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. Authors should keep in mind that exceeding any of these limits on a manuscript may decrease its chance for acceptance.

Magn Reson Med does not impose any fixed limits on the maximum number of citations in manuscripts. Please provide the appropriate number of citations to best help the reader understand your work and its context in the literature.

Organization: Please refer to the Magn Reson Med Style Guide for complete details on organization and presentation of your article, including:

· Title Page
· Abstract (please see the Magn Reson Med Style Guide for updated structuring rules for abstracts)
· Manuscript Body
· Subheadings
· Tables
· Acknowledgements
· Footnotes

Figures. Figures should be numbered in the sequence in which they are mentioned in the text. All figure sub-parts should be labeled a, b, c, etc. Symbols, letters, and numbers must be legible after reduction, at which time, the smallest data points should not be less than 1.5- to 1.7 mm high. To ensure adequate size, it is advisable to make data 3 mm high on a 5 x 7 print and 6 mm high on an 8 ½ x 11 inch page. If it appears that the data would be too small after reduction, the figure will be returned to the author for modification. Images need to be cropped and all irrelevant parts removed. Be sure to remove all patient or subject identifying information. Avoid the use of thin lines (1-point or thinner), and remove manufacturer’s annotation on images. Crop images to minimize the area devoid of information.

Figures should not be embedded within the manuscript text. It is acceptable to place a statement related to each figure such as “***Fig. 2 appears near here***” within the text if the authors think it will be helpful for the reviewers viewing the .pdf version of the manuscript. Such statements are completely optional and will have no bearing on the production layout, should the paper be accepted.

Images submitted must be in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) or Encapsulated PostScript (EPS). Figures prepared in other formats such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint cannot be accepted. Failure to comply with these electronic submission procedures results in processing delays. All images should be saved and submitted in the following sizes or larger: single column = 20.5 picas or 3.42 inches or 8.67 cm; 1.5 columns = 30.75 picas or 5.125 inches or 13.02 cm; Double column = 41.5 picas or 6.92 inches or 17.56 cm. The entire page depth is 57 picas or 9.5 inches or 24.13 cm. All cropping and manipulation must be completed before the images are submitted.

If it is necessary to scan a physical image or photographic print, please use the proper resolutions for your images. Resolutions of images are as follows: Line art is to be scanned at 1200 dots per inch (dpi). Halftones are to be scanned at 300 dpi. To ensure good reproduction on press, the minimum black value on a halftone scan (highlight) should be 4% black. The maximum value (shadow) should be no higher than 95%. Avoid the use of fine lines (1 point or less) for graphs and charts. Make sure all scanned images are "clean." Look for and clean up dust specks, scratches, tape marks, and anything that is not part of the actual image.

Figure files should be less than 20 megabytes in size in order to successfully convert for review through the ScholarOne Manuscripts submission system.

Please include all the figure captions, in list format, at the end of your manuscript text file. Please do not include a figure caption within its electronic file. Instead, please upload each figure caption during the electronic submission process so that it will appear under the corresponding figure when the .pdf copy of the manuscript is rendered.

Please name your figure files using the figure number as part of the file name.

Color. The submission of color images to Magn Reson Med is encouraged. The red, green, blue (RGB) color model is preferred for submission. Dark colors against a dark background do not reproduce well; please place your color images against a white background wherever possible. All color figures will be reproduced in full color in the online edition of Magn Reson Med at no cost to authors.

Each article is allowed one color page in the paper print version at no cost to the author. The cost for additional color print pages is $500 (USD) per page, which will be reproduced at the author's expense. You will be able to specify your color page choices on the reprint order form that is sent with your page proofs. Please contact Magn Reson Med Production at mrm@ismrm.org for further information. The page layout for figures, however, is determined by the publisher. In particular, requests to group figures onto a single page to avoid charges cannot be honored.

Rapid InspectorTM gives authors of scientific, technical, and medical journals a resource for certifying their illustrations prior to submission. Utilizing this software will ensure that your graphics are suitable for journal production. To download this journal's free Rapid Inspector software, please visit http://rapidinspector.cadmus.com/wi. The software will also report on whether your color figures use the RGB or CMYK color model.

References.
References should be prepared according to Council of Science Editors (CSE) style. Refer to the CSE Style Manual, 7th edition (Reston, VA: Council of Science Editors in cooperation with the Rockefeller University Press, 2006). References should use the Citation-Sequence format from the style manual, citing references in the text by a number in parentheses and listed at the end of the paper in numerical order. Reference samples are provided below. Private communication and unpublished material should be cited in the text and not be treated as a reference. References to abstracts are acceptable; however, the published version of the work supersedes the abstract, except in cases where the original abstract contains unique information. Authors should avoid citing both the abstract and the published paper for the same work, unless necessary. Websites are acceptable as references, but only when another publication is not available, and should follow the accepted format in the example below. If there is an author of the website, the author should be included before the title.

"Submitted" or "in preparation" are not acceptable in the reference list. Journal citations require the full title of the article and include first and last page. All authors should be listed rather than using et al., unless the citation exceeds 10 authors. In that case, please list only the first three authors, followed by et al. When referencing a work by a large group involved in a multicenter study or other named collaboration, it is acceptable to add “for the (full name of the study)” after et al.

Magn Reson Med strongly encourages authors to cite articles that appear online ahead of print, whenever appropriate. The online article often will have “how to cite” instructions associated with it, containing a digital object identifier (DOI) number. Authors should follow the same formatting as print citations and include the DOI and year the article published online. Please follow the journal’s instructions, keeping in mind Magn Reson Med's use of journal abbreviations may differ.

Journal Article

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.

Online Journal Article

Varma G, Lenkinski RE, Vinogradov E. Keyhole chemical exchange saturation transfer. Magn Reson Med 2012. doi: 10.1002/mrm.23310.

Book

Voet D, Voet JG. Biochemistry. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1990. 1223 p.

Book Chapter

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.

Abstract

Tropp J. RF Field Penetration as a Function of Quality Factor in Simple Dielectric Resonators. In Proceedings of the 10th Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2002. p. 912. (If a page number is not available, the abstract number should be substituted.)

Patent

Zhou X, Maier JK, Epstein FH, inventors; General Electric Company, assignee. Reduction of Nyquist ghost artifacts in oblique echo planar imaging. US Patent 5,672,969. September 30, 1997.

Websites

Outbreak notice: Cholera in Haiti. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/outbreak-notice/haiti-cholera.htm. Published October 22, 2010. Updated January 9, 2012. Accessed February 1, 2012. (If there is an author of the website, include the author’s name and initial before the title. Include the dates of publication and updating, if available.)

For references, the primary source for journal name abbreviations is the List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE, which has a link available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7253/; BIOSIS and Index Medicus are the secondary sources.

Style: Please refer to the Magn Reson Mag Style Guide for detailed information and guidance about the usage of acronyms, abbreviations, mathematics, physical units, and related items.

Revisions: When preparing a revised manuscript, please prepare an author’s response and annotated manuscript as requested in an attachment to your decision email. The author’s response should include a point-by-point response to each Referee’s comment and your response to each comment, numbered as R1.C1 (Referee 1.Comment 1), R2.C1, etc. If the Referee’s report does not contain numbering per question, please create numbering when preparing your response. Your annotated manuscript should have marginal notes showing where each comment was addressed in the text by noting R1.C1, R2.C1, etc. in the margin and highlighting or underlining the associated text.

The allowed duration for the authors to prepare the revision will be specified in the decision letter. Authors are generally allotted 60 days to prepare a revision for a major revision and 30 days for a minor revision.

Supporting Information: Magn Reson Med allows the use of supporting information for online-only publication of material that cannot be accommodated in print (e.g., videos). Supporting information may be submitted with the original manuscript in ScholarOne Manuscripts under the ScholarOne file designation "Supplementary Material for Review." Please state in your cover letter whether supporting information is a) for review purposes only or b) for review and online publication. (An example of case a) is a preprint of an overlapping manuscript submitted elsewhere, as described earlier.) Like any other material submitted for publication, authors are required to obtain the necessary permissions from all copyright holders to reproduce any supporting information. Supporting information files are unedited and posted online as they are prepared at submission. Please reference the supporting information files within your manuscript text. Please refer to supporting Figures or Tables as "Supporting Figure S1" or "Supporitng Table S1" also abbreviated as "Sup Fig. S1" and "Sup Table S1."

Types of Supporting Information include:

· Animation: File types: .avi, .mp3, .mp4, .mov. Please include the movie and movie legend with your submission.
· Additional figures and tables: relevant images or tables whose number would exceed the limits of print publication. File types: .tiff, .eps, .doc, .docx, or .pdf for figures, and .doc or .docx for tables. Please provide the caption or legend in the same file as the Figure or Table. Figures and tables should be included in separate files from the main text and clearly labeled in the file name as supporting information.
· Supporting data or background information: relevant material in the form of scripts, tables or text that could not be accommodated in the print version. Currently supported file types include .doc, .docx .rtf, .pdf, .m, .nb, .nbp, .idl, or .tex, .pk, .sv, .op. Please contact the Magn Reson Med office at mrm@ismrm.org if you wish to submit supporting information with some other file type. Additional information about supporting information can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppinfo.asp

Post-Acceptance Information: Once a manuscript is accepted, the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., will export the files from your Author Account to begin the production process. Your manuscript will be copyedited by their team of copyeditors to conform to the Magn Reson Magn Style Guide. Manuscript proofs will be sent to the corresponding author at the contact information provided on the Title Page of the submitted text file, together with a color charge form, reprint price lists and order forms. All authors and co-authors must proofread their manuscript carefully and should follow the directions included with their manuscript proofs to submit their corrections to the publisher.

Authors may update their affiliations in their manuscript during any stage of revision and post-acceptance in the page proofs. To update an author’s affiliation, retain the original superscript numeral associated with the original affiliation and add an additional superscript numeral to designate the current affiliation. Begin the new affiliation with “Currently at:”. To update the corresponding author’s affiliation, keep the original superscript numeral associated with the original affiliation, but update the “*” associated with the corresponding author’s address and begin it with “Current address:”.

To avoid delays in publication, corrections should be returned within 48 hours of receipt.

Reprints. Authors may order reprints by using the reprint order form that accompanies the proofs.

Magn Reson Med does not assess any page or publication charges beyond the optional additional color print page charge described earlier.

Production Questions

If you have questions about the production of your accepted manuscript, please contact:

MRM Production
Email: mrm@wiley.com

How to submit your manuscript

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through ScholarOne Manuscripts. Go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mrm and follow the steps for creating an account and submitting a manuscript. If you already have an existing account, please log in with your user ID and password, click the link to your Author Center, then click the blue star icon to begin submitting a new manuscript.

Revisions. To submit a revision, please go to your Author Center and click the queue labeled “Manuscripts with Decisions.” Click the “Create a Revision” link under the appropriate manuscript to complete the submission process. Your manuscript will maintain the same manuscript ID number with .R1, .R2, etc., designating the revision cycle.

LaTeX users. Always upload your main LaTeX file first (before any other files) as 'Main Document'. Then upload each file that is a part of the LaTeX file needed for processing. Be sure to upload all style sheets that are a part of the document. All images must be EPS files in order for the file to properly format. Make sure that all files related to the .tex document are uploaded as 'Tex/LaTeX suppl File'.

If you have any questions during the submission process, please contact the Editorial Office at +1 (717) 689-3694 or mrm@ismrm.org.

Checklist for Submissions:

· Submit manuscript text as .doc, .docx, .rtf, .tex (include all style files) with line spacing set at 1.5
· Submit figures as .tiff or .eps with 300 dpi for images and 1200 dpi for line art and do not exceed 20 MB for any single file. Include figure number as part of the file name.
· Full title page: provide word count for the body of the text, not including the title page, abstract, figure captions, tables, table captions, or references. For revised manuscripts, do not include the revision markings in the word count.
· Abstract page: 200 words for all manuscript types
· Structured abstract format (Purpose:, Methods:, Results:, Conclusion: ) for Full Papers, Rapid Communications, and Notes.
· Word and figure + table counts: Please ensure these counts are within the limits listed above.
· References: include all authors in each citation, unless the number exceeds 10. For a citation to an online publication, be sure to include the DOI #
· Provide list of figure captions in text document
· Introduce all figures, tables, and references in numeric order in the text
· If you present human or animal data, include a statement in the manuscript that your study was conducted with the approval of an IRB, IACUC, or analogous ethics board
· Submit permission request form to the publisher for any material you wish to reprint from a prior publication
· Provide as "Supplementary Material for Review," any of the author’s overlapping manuscripts or publications that are under review or in press and not yet published in print or online
· Provide signed copyright transfer agreement: must include all authors’ signatures

Checklist for Revised Submissions:

In addition to the Checklist for Submissions:
· Point-by-Point Response to the Referees’ comments
· Annotated manuscript highlighting changes made to the manuscript with marginal notes indicating the Referee # and comment # where change was addressed
· Clean manuscript with updated text containing no highlights or marginal notes
· Re-upload any figures that were changed from the prior version

Checklist for Invited Resubmissions:

In addition to the Checklist for Submissions:
· Include the manuscript number the original submission in the cover letter
· Point-by-Point Response to the Referees’ comments as "Supplementary Material for Review"
· Manuscript should be clean, without revision markings

Revised May 2014

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