Seminars in Dialysis

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Edited By: Richard A. Sherman

Impact Factor: 2.247

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 23/73 (Urology & Nephrology)

Online ISSN: 1525-139X



Author Guidelines


INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Seminars in Dialysis is an independent, peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal devoted to reviews of clinical topics in the field of dialysis and related areas. Authors should strive for brevity. Most articles are expected to be from 4,000 to 6,000 words (plus references). If a larger article is required to cover a topic, consideration should be given to narrowing the focus of the piece. (Two 5,000 word articles are generally preferable to one of 10,000 words). If the author of the article has done work in the area reviewed, overemphasis of this work should be avoided.

Each issue of the journal includes a section for the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN; www.asdin.org/). If authors wish to submit articles to this section of the journal, please follow the alternative submission process detailed below.

It is recommended that one or more individuals not familiar with the area discussed review the manuscript and offer suggestions on improving the clarity of presentation.

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 Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see

http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms

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.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

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 Online Open 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:

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For authors choosing Online Open

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

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

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Publication in the journal is subject to the condition that the article (as a whole or in part) has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. In submitting the manuscript to the publisher, the author certifies that neither the author’s contribution nor any text or figures procured and included by the author infringes upon the rights of a third party, and that the author alone is authorized to dispose of the existing right of utilization. The author will refrain from any other duplication and distribution or digital transfer and reproduction (e.g., on the Internet) during the period of the contract.

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.

Procedure for Preparation and Submission of All Manuscripts:

Manuscripts (other than those intended for the ASDIN section) should be submitted by email to the Editor-in-Chief (sherman@rwjms.rutgers.edu). Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order: title page (including gifts of material, grants and sources of support and potential conflicts of interest), references, figure legends, tables, and clearly labeled figures.  Number all pages consecutively beginning with the title page.  References, tables and figures are to be numbered consecutively and cited in order of appearance in the text.

All submissions to the journal's American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology section should be made via the ScholarOne Manuscripts site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asdin.

Authors for Whom English Is a Second Language:

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission or during the review process. Authors wishing to pursue a professional English-language editing service should make contact and arrange payment with the editing service of their choice. For more details regarding the recommended services, please refer to http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp

Abstract:

An abstract or summary must be submitted on a separate page.  It must not exceed 250 words in length and must be acceptable for use without revision by abstracting services.

Reference Style:

In the interests of readability, authors of articles referred to in the review should not be mentioned in the text except where essential.  For example, 'Prophylactic doses of furosemide appear to prevent renal failure in this model (1).' is preferable to 'Studies by Smith et al. (1) have shown that prophylactic doses of furosemide...'.  Each reference receives its own number; '1A' is unacceptable, for instance.  The numbers of the references should be enclosed in parentheses on the line of writing within the narrative.  A citation should be listed as 'in press' if it has received final acceptance from a journal or book editor; articles that are in review or that have been conditionally accepted pending revision should be treated as 'personal communications' or 'unpublished data' and should not be added to the references.  All authors should be listed whenever possible.  Abbreviations for journal titles should follow The List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus, available at www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html.  The following examples demonstrate correct style:

  • Journal articles: Scholz H, Kurtz A: Endothelium derived relaxing factor is involved in the pressure control of renin secretion from the kidneys. J Clin Invest 91:1088-1091, 1993
  • Books: Aggarwal BB, Gutterman JU: Human Cytokines: Handbook for Basic and Clinical Research. Cambridge, Blackwell Science, Inc., 1992
  • Articles in books: Weidner N, Buckalew VN Jr: Sickle cell anemia, sickle cell trait, and polycythemic states, in Renal Pathology (vol 2), edited by Tisher CC, Brenner BM, Philadelphia, JB Lippincott Company 1989, pp 1417-1436
  • Abstracts: Flower RJ: The mediators of steroid action, (abstract) Nature 320:20, 1986

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote for reference management and formatting.  EndNote styles for Wiley journals can be located at the following website:http://authorservices.wiley.com/jendnotes/

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

Tables:

Tables should be typed double-spaced on separate pages with the number and title of each table flush left at the top of the table.  Do not use vertical lines in tables.  Superscript footnotes to tables should also be double-spaced and in alpha order (a, b, c, etc.); do not use symbols or numbers.

Figures:

There are three preferred formats for digital artwork submission: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Tagged Image Format (TIFF). We suggest that line art be saved as EPS files. Alternately, these may be saved as PDF files at 600 dots per inch (dpi) or better at final size. Tone art, or photographic images, should be saved as TIFF files with a resolution of 300 dpi at final size. For combination figures, or artwork that contains both photographs and labeling, we recommend saving figures as EPS files, or as PDF files with a resolution of 600 dpi or better at final size. More detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp 

The costs of any color illustrations must be borne by the authors. Color charges are $800 per page; subject to readability, more than one color illustration may be included on a single page at the existing per-page charge.

Permissions:

Previously published figures, tables and other material submitted to Seminars in Dialysis for publication require permission from the copyright holder (usually the publisher) to be reproduced.  In addition, the permission of at least one author of the previously published material is required.  Permission fees are the responsibility of the authors.  Forms for obtaining such permission are available from the Editorial Office.

Editorial Office:

Richard A. Sherman, MD, Editor, Seminars in Dialysis
UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Department of Medicine
Nephrology Division
One Robert Wood Johnson Place, PO Box 19
New Brunswick
NJ, 08903-0019
USA

For private mail carriers use the following address: 51 French St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Tel: (732) 235-4453
Fax: (732) 235-6124
Email: sherman@rwjms.rutgers.edu

American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology Editorial Office
Stephen R. Ash, Editor, American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology section, Seminars in Dialysis
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asdin

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