International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering

Cover image for Vol. 33 Issue 8

Edited By: Perumal Nithiarasu, Rainald Löhner, Guowei Wei

Impact Factor: 2.192

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 12/57 (Mathematical & Computational Biology); 21/100 (Mathematics Interdisciplinary Applications); 34/77 (Engineering Biomedical)

Online ISSN: 2040-7947

Associated Title(s): International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications


Author Guidelines


NIH Public Access Mandate
For those interested in the Wiley Blackwell policy on the NIH Public Access Mandate, please visit our policy statement

For additional tools visit Author Services - an enhanced suite of online tools for Wiley Online Library journal authors, featuring Article Tracking, E-mail Publication Alerts and Customized Research Tools.



Author Guidelines


MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cnm and navigate to the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering online submission site. IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

Authors are requested to disclose any conflict of interest and these must be declared during manuscript submission. Authors are also requested to disclose during manuscript submission that when experimentation occurs on human or animal subjects, the procedures followed have been in accordance with ethical standards as set out by institutional and national committee and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000.

All papers must be submitted via the online system.

File types. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .docx, .rtf, .ppt, .xls. LaTeX files may be submitted provided that an .eps or .pdf file is provided in addition to the source files. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format.

DATA AND CODE POLICY

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering expects that data supporting the results reported in the paper will be archived in an appropriate public repository. Whenever possible the scripts and artefacts used to generate the analyses presented in the paper should be publicly archived. Exceptions may be granted for sensitive information such as data which allows the identification of individuals, at the discretion of the Editors. Authors will be able to complete a data accessibility statement which will be published with their paper. Submitting authors should upload their data and code as "Data Files" within the online submission system.

The journal also requires authors to supply any supporting computer code or simulations that allow readers to institute any new methodology proposed in the published article. This may be in any form(s) the authors feel is most accessible for use, including programming code, SAS commands, R functions, packages etc. Submitting authors should upload their code/simulations as "Data Files" within the online submission system.

Upon acceptance for publication, Data Files will be deposited to figshare, by Wiley, on behalf of the authors. A CC-Zero (no rights reserved) license will be applied by default. The data will be assigned a single DOI and will be automatically and permanently associated with the HTML version of the published manuscript.

More information about our Data Sharing Policy can be found here.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION

Supporting Information can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the online version of an article. Examples of Supporting Information include additional tables, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Supporting Information should be cited within the article text, and a descriptive legend should be included. It is published as supplied by the author, and a proof is not made available prior to publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any Supporting Information in the desired final format. For further information on recommended file types and requirements for submission, please visit: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppinfo.asp

Authors may still submit Supporting Information, but are asked to note that Supporting Information should be used to help readers understand the article by providing additional detail and context. Authors are encouraged to designate all data associated with their papers as "Data Files" and to label truly ancillary information as "Supporting Information".

DATA CITATION POLICY

In recognition of the significance of data as an output of the research effort, the International Journal for Biomedical Engineering requires data to be cited in the same way as articles. This is appropriate for data held within institutional or more general repositories. It is not intended to take the place of community standards such as in-line citation of Genbank accession codes.

When citing or making claims based on data, please refer to the data in the text and provide a formal citation in the reference list. We recommend the format proposed by the Joint Declaration of the Data Citation Principles: Authors; Year; Dataset; Data Repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent Identifier (eg DOI).

NEW MANUSCRIPT

"Novelty File" - All Authors are now required to supply an additional file. In an itemized list, of no more than 100 words, please briefly describe the new contributions of your paper to the field. Do not repeat for this purpose the content of your abstract.

Non-LaTeX users. Upload your manuscript files. At this stage, further source files do not need to be uploaded.
LaTeX users. For reviewing purposes you should upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box.

REVISED MANUSCRIPT

Non-LaTeX users. Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.
LaTeX users. When submitting your revision you must still upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your revised source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box. In addition you must upload your TeX source files. For all your source files you must use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review". Previous versions of uploaded documents must be deleted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital workflow.

COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS

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 http://exchanges.wiley.com/authors/faqs---copyright-_301.html

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 License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://exchanges.wiley.com/authors/faqs---copyright-_301.html and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] 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: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

eLOCATORS

This journal now uses eLocators. For more information, please visit the Author Services eLocator page here.

MANUSCRIPT STYLE

The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts: Times, Helvetica, or Courier is preferred. It is not necessary to double-line space your manuscript. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.

  • During the submission process you must enter the full title, short title of up to 70 characters and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.
  • Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s) .
  • Enter an abstract of up to 250 words for all articles [except book reviews]. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.
  • Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.
  • "Novelty File" - All Authors are now required to supply a ‘Novelty File’. In an itemized list, of no more than 100 words, please briefly describe the new contributions of your paper to the field. Do not repeat for this purpose the content of your abstract.
  • Graphical Table of Contents entries. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering publishes Graphical Table of Contents. Along with your 250 word abstract you are now required to provide a graphical abstract at submission.
    • To submit your paper, you must upload a graphic to be included in the online table of contents and a mini-abstract of text with the original manuscript.
    • The graphic should be .tiff or .eps format and be uploaded as ‘Graphical Table of Contents’.
    • The mini-abstract should include the paper title, the authors’ names (with the corresponding author indicated by an asterisk), and no more than 80 words or 3 sentences of text summarizing the key findings presented in the paper. This should be uploaded as ‘Graphical Abstract’.

Reference style. References should be cited in the text by number within square brackets and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which they appear in the text. All references must be complete and accurate. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. Where possible the DOI * for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. References should be listed in the following style:

Journal article (1-6 authors)

1. Hu P, Reuben DB. Effects of managed care on the length of time that elderly patients spend with physicians during ambulatory visits. Med Care. 2002;40(7):606-613.

Journal article with more than 6 authors

2. Geller AC, Venna S, Prout M, et al. Should the skin cancer examination be taught in medical school? Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(9):1201-1203.

Journal article with no named author or group name

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Licensure of a meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menveo) and guidance for use--Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010;59(9):273.

Electronic Journal article

DOI is available (preferred)

4. Gage BF, Fihn SD, White RH. Management and dosing of warfarin therapy. The American Journal of Medicine. 2000;109(6):481-488. doi:10.1016/S0002-9343(00)00545-3.

DOI is not available

5. Aggleton JP. Understanding anterograde amnesia: disconnections and hidden lesions. Q J Exp Psychol. 2008;61(10):1441-1471. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pbh&AN=34168185&site=ehost-live Accessed March 18, 2010.

Entire Book

6. McKenzie BC. Medicine and the Internet: Introducing Online Resources and Terminology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1997.

Book Chapter

7. Guyton JL, Crockarell JR. Fractures of acetabulum and pelvis. In: Canale ST, ed. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby, Inc; 2003:2939-2984.

Electronic Book

8. Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM. Rudolph's Pediatrics. 21st ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies; 2002. http://online.statref.com/Document/Document.aspx?DocID=1&StartDoc=1&EndDoc=1882&FxID=13&offset=7&SessionId=A3F279FQVVFXFSXQ . Accessed August 22, 2007.

Internet Document

9. American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2003. http://www.cancer.org/downloads/STT/CAFF2003PWSecured.pdf. Accessed March 3, 2003.

*The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an identification system for intellectual property in the digital environment. Developed by the International DOI Foundation on behalf of the publishing industry, its goals are to provide a framework for managing intellectual content, link customers with publishers, facilitate electronic commerce, and enable automated copyright management.

Illustrations. Upload each figure as a separate file in either .tiff or .eps format, with the lead author's name, the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Tints are not acceptable. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend. All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:

  • Black and white and colour photos - 300 dpi
  • Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
  • Combinations of photos and drawings (black and white and colour) - 500 dpi

Colour policy. Where colour is necessary to the understanding of the figures, colour illustrations will be reproduced in the journal without charge to the author.

POST ACCEPTANCE

Further information. For accepted manuscripts the publisher will supply proofs to the corresponding author prior to publication. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Once your article is published online no further amendments can be made. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Additional copies of the journal may be ordered. There is no page charge to authors.


ACCEPTED ARTICLES

'Accepted Articles' have been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but have not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process. Accepted Articles are published online a few days after final acceptance, appear in PDF format only (without the accompanying full-text HTML) and are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows them to be cited and tracked. The DOI remains unique to a given article in perpetuity. More information about DOIs can be found online at http://www.doi.org/faq.html. Given that Accepted Articles are not considered to be final, please note that changes will be made to an article after Accepted Article online publication, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record.

The Accepted Articles service has been designed to ensure the earliest possible circulation of research papers after acceptance.

Therefore the submitting author must carefully check the names and affiliations of all authors provided in the cover page of the manuscript, as it will not be possible to alter these once a paper is made available online in Accepted Article format. Subsequently the final copyedited and proofed articles will appear either as Early View articles in a matter of weeks or in an issue on Wiley Online Library.

Author Services. Manuscript now accepted for publication?

If so, visit out our suite of tools and services for authors and sign up for:

  • Article Tracking
  • E-mail Publication Alerts
  • Personalization Tools

Cite EarlyView articles. To link to an article from the author’s homepage, take the DOI (digital object identifier) and append it to "http://dx.doi.org/" as per following example:
DOI 10.1002/hep.20941, becomes http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hep.20941.

News and Diary. News and Diary on forthcoming meetings, publications, legislation and new products are invited and should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief.

SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION