Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia

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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Fred Sinowatz; Associate Editor: Louise Abbott

Impact Factor: 0.882

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 17/21 (Anatomy & Morphology); 72/143 (Veterinary Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1439-0264


Author Guidelines


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Author Guidelines


Content of Author Guidelines: 1. General, 2. Submission of Manuscripts, 3. Ethical Guidelines, 4. Manuscript Types Accepted, 5. Manuscript Format and Structure, 6. After Acceptance. 

Relevant Documents: Colour Work Agreement Form

Useful Websites: Articles published in Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia, Author Services, Blackwell Publishing’s Ethical Guidelines, Guidelines for Figures.

1. GENERAL
Please read the instructions below carefully for details on the submission of manuscripts, the journal's requirements and standards as well as information concerning the procedure after a manuscript has been accepted for publication in Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia. Authors are encouraged to visit Wiley-Blackwell Author Services for further information on the preparation and submission of articles and figures.

2. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

All papers must be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ahe
 

The use of an online submission and peer review site speeds up the decision-making process, enables immediate distribution and allows authors to track the status of their own manuscripts. If assistance is needed (or if for some reason online submission is not possible), the Editorial Office can be contacted and will readily provide any help users need to upload their manuscripts.

Editorial Office:
Iduna Haus
E-mail: iduna-haus@ethz.ch

2.1. Online Submission
To submit a manuscript, please follow the instructions below.

Getting Started

1. Launch your web browser (Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Netscape 7 or higher, Safari 1.2.4, or Firefox 1.0.4 or higher) and go to the journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ahe ).
2. Log-in or click the “Create Account” option if you are a first-time user of Manuscript Central.
3. If you are creating a new account.
- After clicking on “Create Account”, enter your name and e-mail information and click “Next”. Your e-mail information is very important.
- Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click “Next.”
- Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID), and then select your area of expertise. Click “Finish”.

4. If you have an account, but have forgotten your log in details, go to Password Help on the journals online submission system (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ahe) and enter your e-mail address. The system will send you an automatic user ID and a new temporary password.

5. Log-in and select “Author Center.”

Submitting Your Manuscript

5. After you have logged in, click the “Submit a Manuscript” link in the menu bar.
6. Enter data and answer questions as appropriate. You may copy and paste directly from your manuscript and you may upload your pre-prepared covering letter.
7. Click the “Next” button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
8. You are required to upload your files.
- Click on the “Browse” button and locate the file on your computer.
- Select the designation of each file in the drop down next to the Browse button.
- When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the “Upload Files” button.
9. Review your submission (in PDF format) before sending to the Journal. Click the “Submit” button when you are finished reviewing.

You may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking the “Submit” button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can also access Manuscript Central any time to check the status of your manuscript. The Journal will inform you by e-mail once a decision has been made.

Manuscripts should be uploaded as Word (.doc, docx) or Rich Text Format (.rft) files (not write-protected) plus separate figure files. GIF, JPEG, PICT or Bitmap files are acceptable for submission, but only high-resolution TIF or EPS files are suitable for printing. The files will be automatically converted to a PDF document on upload and will be used for the review process. The text file must contain the entire manuscript including title page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figure legends, but no embedded figures. Figure tags should be included in the file. Manuscripts should be formatted as described in the Author Guidelines below.

Revised manuscripts must be uploaded within 2 months of authors being notified of conditional acceptance pending satisfactory revision.

3. ETHICAL GUIDELINES

Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia adheres to the ethical guidelines below for publication and research. 

3.1. Authorship and Acknowledgements

Authorship: Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to the Journal. ALL named authors must have made an active contribution to the conception and design and/or analysis and interpretation of the data and/or the drafting of the paper and ALL must have critically reviewed its content and have approved the final version submitted for publication. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship and, except in the case of complex large-scale or multi-centre research, the number of authors should not exceed six.

Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia adheres to the definition of authorship set up by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). According to the ICMJE authorship criteria should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design of, or 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.

It is a requirement that all authors have been accredited as appropriate upon submission of the manuscript. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under Acknowledgements.

Acknowledgements: Under Acknowledgements please specify contributors to the article other than the authors accredited. Please also include specifications of the source of funding for the study and any potential conflict of interests if appropriate. Suppliers of materials should be named and their location (town, state/county, country) included.

3.2. Ethical Approvals

Experimental Subjects: In experiments where animals were used, authors are requested to give full details about the animals (source, breeding, pathogen-free, conventional conditions, etc.) and their maintenance (standard diet, environment, etc.). When experimental animals are used the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with the Guidelines laid down by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the USA regarding the care and use of animals for experimental procedures or with the European Communities Council Directive of 24 November 1986 (86/609/EEC) and in accordance with local laws and regulations.

All studies using animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Material and Methods section identifying the review and ethics committee approval for each study, if applicable. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.

3.3 Conflict of Interest and Source of Funding

Conflict of Interest: Authors are required to disclose any possible conflict of interest.

These include financial (for example patent, ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker’s fee). Author’s conflict of interest (or information specifying the absence of conflicts of interest) will be published under a separate heading entitled ‘Conflict of interest’.  

Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia requires that sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for the work within the manuscript must be fully acknowledged, and any potential conflicts of interest noted. As of 1st March 2007, this information will be a requirement for all manuscripts submitted to the Journal and will be published in a highlighted box on the title page of the article. Please include this information under the separate headings of 'Source of Funding' and 'Conflict of Interest' at the end of your manuscript.

If the author does not include a conflict of interest statement in the manuscript then the following statement will be included by default: “No conflicts of interest have been declared”.

Source of Funding: Authors are required to specify the source of funding for their research when submitting a paper. Suppliers of materials should be named and their location (town, state/county, country) included. The information will be disclosed in the published article.

3.4 Appeal of Decision

The decision on a paper is final and cannot be appealed.

3.5 Permissions

If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author's responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publishers.

3.6 Copyright

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://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

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://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by 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 your Funder requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:
http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

4. OnlineOpen

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley InterScience, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406241.html.

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at: https://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/onlineopen_order.asp. Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.


5. MANUSCRIPT TYPES ACCEPTED

Original Articles: Original papers should not exceed 30 DIN A4 typewritten pages including figures, tables and references. Summaries of original papers should not exceed 1200 characters.

Short Communications: Short communications should not exceed 5 DIN A4 typewritten pages including figures, tables and references. Summaries of short communications should not exceed 600 characters. Short communications may be given priority for publication.

Reviews: Due to their nature, reviews are not limited in length per se, however editors reserve the right to have them shortened for brevity during review.

6. MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STRUCTURE

6.1. Format

Language: The language of publication is English. Authors for whom English is a second language must have their manuscript professionally edited by an English speaking person before submission to make sure the English is of high quality. It is preferred that manuscripts are professionally edited. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

Abbreviations, Symbols and Nomenclature: All measurement specifications must follow the S.I. system. Solution concentrations are to be given in mol/l. All other concentrations are to be given in % (volume or weight). Abbreviations of biological, chemical or other terms should only be employed when it is certain they are internationally known. The full name must be stated in brackets when an abbreviation is used for the first time in a paper.

Scientific Names: All biological, chemical, medical or other names are to be given according to the most recent international nomenclature. In the case of substances or reagents obtained commercially, the name and address of the manufacturer or supplier (as a footnote) should be given the first time the product is mentioned. Products with a trademark should be marked with ©. Names of bacteria should be in accordance with the latest edition of Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore). Viruses should be classified and named as recommended by the International Committee on the Nomenclature of Viruses.

Font: Names of micro-organisms and zoological or botanical names should be given in italics.

6.2. Structure

All manuscripts submitted to Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia  should include: Summary, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and References.

Title Page: The following information should be given on page one of the manuscript: the name of the institution where the work was carried out, the title of the manuscript, the name(s) of the author(s), the address(es) of the author(s), the e-mail address of the corresponding author, and the number of figures and tables accompanying the manuscript.

Summary: Summaries of original articles should not exceed 1200 characters, and those of short communications should not exceed 600 characters.

Optimizing Your Summary for Search Engines

Many students and researchers looking for information online will use search engines such as Google, Yahoo or similar. By optimizing your article for search engines, you will increase the chance of someone finding it. This in turn will make it more likely to be viewed and/or cited in another work. We have compiled these guidelines to enable you to maximize the web-friendliness of the most public part of your article.

6.3. References

Each original paper should have a list of references which should be restricted to a minimum. The references should be listed alphabetically according to the name of the first author.

Every reference should be structured as follows: author or author's surname and initials of the given name; year of publication (without brackets); title of paper; name of the journal; volume number (bold); page numbers, e.g.:

Gothe, R., Y. Gold and A. Kraiss, 1986: On the subspecific validity of Rhipicephalus evertsi mimeticus DÖNitz, 1910. J. Vet. Med. B 33, 47-59.

Books or separate publications should be quoted as follows:

Boch, J. and R. Supperer, 1977: Veterinary Medical Parasitology. Paul Parey Scientific Publishers, Berlin.

Reference to the quoted literature in the text should be given by putting the name(s) of the author(s) in brackets, with the year of publication, e.g.: (Thein and Härtl, 1986).

The editor and publisher recommend that citation of online published papers and other material should be done via a DOI (digital object identifier), which all reputable online published material should have - see www.doi.org/ for more information. If an author cites anything which does not have a DOI they run the risk of the cited material not being traceable.

We recommend the use of a tool such as Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp

6.4. Tables, Figures and Figure Legends

The number and size of illustrations and tables should be kept to the minimum necessary.

Tables: Tables should be created using the table function.

Figures: Please note that figures will generally be reduced to fit within the column-width or the print area. This means that numbering and lettering must still be readable when reduced (e.g. maps) and that the scale might not correspond with the original (microscopic pictures), thereby invalidating references to scale in the text. These figures should include a bar the size of which is defined in the caption of the photograph concerned. If a figure is to be cropped, please mark the lines on a photocopy or tracing paper. Printouts should be made with a laserprinter at the highest resolution (> 600 dpi). If artwork is to be scanned, line drawings should only be contour drawings without halftones (shades of grey). Please do not use patterns; rough hatching is possible.

Graphs with an x and y axis should not be enclosed in frames; only 2-dimensional representations. Do not forget the labels and units.

Preparation of Electronic Figures for Publication

Although low quality images are adequate for review purposes, print publication requires high quality images to prevent the final product being blurred or fuzzy. Submit EPS (line art) or TIFF (halftone/photographs) files only. MS PowerPoint and Word Graphics are unsuitable for printed pictures. Do not use pixel-oriented programmes. Scans (TIFF only) should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size (see below). Please submit the data for figures in black and white or submit a Colour Work Agreement Form (see Colour Charges below). EPS files should be saved with fonts embedded (and with a TIFF preview if possible). For scanned images, the scanning resolution (at final image size) should be as follows to ensure good reproduction: line art:  >600 dpi; halftones (including gel photographs): >300 dpi; figures containing both halftone and line images: >600 dpi.

Further information can be obtained at Wiley-Blackwell’s guidelines for figures:http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp

Check your electronic artwork before submitting it: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/eachecklist.asp

Permissions: If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author's responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publisher.

Colour Charges: It is the policy of the Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia for authors to pay the full cost for the reproduction of their colour artwork. However, in the event that an author is not able to cover the costs of reproducing colour figures in colour in the printed version of the journal, Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia offers authors the opportunity to reproduce colour figures in colour for free in the online version of the article (but they will still appear in black and white in the print version). Questions concerning colour figures should be directed to the Editorial Office, Iduna Haus (iduna-haus@ethz.ch). If an author wishes to take advantage of this free colour-on-the-web service, they should liaise with the Editorial Office (iduna-haus@ethz.ch) to ensure that the appropriate documentation is completed for the Publisher. Therefore, please note that if there is colour artwork in your manuscript when it is accepted for publication, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing require you to complete and return a colour work agreement form before your paper can be published. This form can be downloaded from the Author Guidelines here. Please return the Colour Work Agreement Form to the address listed on the form.

Figure Legends: Legends for the figures should give a precise description of the content and should not be repeated within the figure.

Note to NIH Grantees: 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

7. AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Upon acceptance of a paper for publication, the manuscript will be forwarded to the Production Editor who is responsible for the production of the journal.

7.1 Proof Corrections

The corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a website.  A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author.  The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site.

Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following website: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen, and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available; in your absence, please arrange for a colleague to access your e-mail to retrieve the proofs.

Proofs must be returned to the Production Editor within three days of receipt. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately. Other than in exceptional circumstances, all illustrations are retained by the publisher. Please note that the author is responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the copy editor.

7.2 Early View (Publication Prior to Print)

Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia is covered by Wiley-Blackwell's Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

7.3 Author Services

Online production tracking is available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell's Author Services. Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

7.4 Author Material Archive Policy

Please note that unless specifically requested, Blackwell Publishing will dispose of all hardcopy or electronic material submitted two months after publication. If you require the return of any material submitted, please inform the editorial office or production editor as soon as possible.

7.5 Offprints and Extra Copies
Free access to the final PDF offprint or 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 paper offprints may be ordered online. Please click on this link, fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields. If you have queries about offprints please e-mail offprint@cosprinters.com

Last update: February 2014

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