Journal of Medical Primatology

Cover image for Vol. 46 Issue 1

Edited By: Preston A. Marx

Impact Factor: 0.93

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 63/138 (Veterinary Sciences); 87/161 (Zoology)

Online ISSN: 1600-0684

Author Guidelines

Effective with the 2011 volume, Journal of Medical Primatology will be published in an online-only format. All normal author benefits and services remain in place e.g. authors will continue to be able to order print reprints of articles if required. Furthermore, there will no cost to authors for the publication of colour images in the online-only edition. Please see the author instructions for full details.

Print subscription and single issue sales are available from Wiley’s Print-on-Demand Partner. To order online click through to the ordering portal from the journal’s subscribe and renew page on WOL.

General Observations

Only original papers written in American or British style will be considered; both styles cannot be used in the same manuscript. 

Submit your manuscript online at:

Complete instructions for preparing and submitting manuscripts online are provided at the submission site. Support can be contacted by clicking the 'Get Help Now' link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page.

All manuscripts are subject to editorial review. All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by 1 or more experts in the subject field. Journal of Medical Primatology requires all authors to suggest three reviewers that have published in the same area as the manuscript, preferably within the past 5 years. Author and co-authors must not have published with any of the suggested reviewers for 3 years or more. Suggested reviewers may not be related to the author and co-authors and may not be affiliated with the same institution as the author or co-authors and must be active researchers in the field of research in the manuscript. Non-adherence may cause delays in review of the manuscript. Complete mailing addresses and email addresses must be provided for all three reviewers. Middle name initials are mandatory. Manuscripts should be submitted online only at Upon submission of a manuscript all co-authors should also be registered with correct e-mail addresses. The manuscript should be double-spaced with at least 25mm (1') margins. All pages must be numbered in sequence beginning with the title page.


Title Page

The title page should contain the complete article title, names and affiliations of all authors, institution(s) at which the work was performed with city, state, or country, acknowledgments of funding, name, address, telephone number, fax number for all correspondence, a running head of not more than 48 characters, and the total number of text figures and tables.

Key Words

Key words are needed for indexing purposes; a list of 3-10 words not used in the title should be provided.

An abstract of no more than 150 words should summarize in general terms but not in detail the major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be structured under the four headings: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions. The abstract serves in lieu of a concluding summary and should be intelligible without reference to the rest of the paper.

Text should follow the format: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, and Acknowledgments. Acknowledgments must be terse. Accreditation by professional organizations should not be listed, nor should adherence to animal welfare laws be stated. It is assumed that all authors and institutions are in compliance with ethical standards and their national laws and regulations. Subheadings and paragraph titles should be used whenever possible. All abbreviations must be defined at first mention. Proprietary drug names must be followed by the name and address (town and state) of the firm in brackets. American measuring units must be accompanied by metric translation. All numbers under ten have to be spelled out except when used in comparisons with another, higher number, e.g., 8 of 12, but three of eight. Use only numbers as superscripts in tables; do not use symbols such as asterisks, daggers, or letters. Do not use the symbol '#' for number; use only the word 'number', 'No.', or 'N'. The terms in vivo, in vitro, in situ, etc. must be in italics. All species names must be in italics.

Materials and Methods

Humane Care Guidelines

Papers will be accepted for publication only if the animals in the research were cared for and used humanely. The FIRST sub-section in the Materials and Methods section must be 'Humane Care Guidelines'. For studies using client-owned animals (ie. Zoo’s, wildlife conservation etc), a statement indicating that they demonstrate a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care. For research conducted in the USA, the Materials and Methods must include a statement that Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approval was obtained. Research performed outside the United States must conform to the guidelines of that country and a statement to this effect must be added to the materials and methods. Generally, humane care and use will be evaluated on the following:
a) AALAS 'Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals' (which is based on the U.S. Government 'Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training') and b) comply with National standards, such as the United States Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Office of Laboratory Animals, National Institutes of Health, RKL. 1, Suite 1050, MSC 7982, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7982 USA); the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington D.C., 1996, or subsequent revisions), and the Animal Welfare Act and subsequent amendments. Unique animal identifiers and location of animals used must be provided. Names such as animal A, B, etc. or animal 1, 2, etc are not permitted.

Case Report

Case Report should not exceed 1000 word text, 50 word abstract, tables and figures not to exceed 2 in total. Refer to author guidelines for additional manuscript instructions not referenced here.

Short Papers

Short papers should not exceed 1000 word text, 50 word abstract, tables and figures not to exceed 2 in total. Refer to author guidelines for additional manuscript instructions not referenced here.


Reviews should not exceed 6,000 word, 150 word abstract, tables and figures not to exceed 5 in total. Refer to author guidelines for additional manuscript instructions not referenced here.


Minireviews should not exceed 1000 word text, 50 word abstract, tables and figures not to exceed 2 in total. They must be based on published articles and may address any subject within the scope of the journal. Refer to author guidelines for additional manuscript instructions not referenced here.


Letters should not exceed 100 word text, no abstract, tables or figures not to exceed 2 in total. In the Abstract section of the submission form, type “Not Applicable.” Refer to author guidelines for additional manuscript instructions not referenced here.

Perspective should not exceed 1000 word text, 50 word abstract, tables and figures not to exceed 2 in total. Refer to author guidelines for additional manuscript instructions not referenced here..

Footnotes should be avoided. If essential, they should appear at the bottom of the respective page and must be numbered consecutively.

All references should be numbered consecutively in order of appearance and should be as complete as possible. In text citations should cite references in consecutive order using Arabic superscript numerals. Sample references follow:

a) Journal article

1. King VM, Armstrong DM, Apps R, Trott JR. Numerical aspects of pontine, and inferior olivary to two paravermal cortical zones of the cat cerebellum. J Comp Neurol. 1998;39:537-551.

b) Chapter in a book

2. Jupiter KC, Ringer DC. Nonhuman Primates. In: Fond MG, Sanders CC, Loewen FM, eds. Laboratory Animal Medicine. San Diego: Academic Press; 2002:675–791.

c) Book

3. Voet D, Voet JG. A Population-based Policy and Systems Changed Approach. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1990.

d) Website references

4. Groove KJ. Primate Factsheets 2010. Accessed November 21, 2015.

Journal title abbreviations should conform to the practices of Chemical Abstracts.

For more information, please see the AMA Manual of Style

Tables, Figures and Figure Legends

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Each table should be in a separate file, with titles making them self explanatory. Due regard should be given to the proportions of the printed page.

Figures: At the Editor's discretion clinical photographs, photomicrographs, line drawings and graphs will be published as figures. All figures should clarify the text and their number should be kept to a minimum. Details must be large enough to retain their clarity after reduction in size. Illustrations should preferably fill a single column width (54 mm) after reduction, although in some cases 113 mm (double column) and 171 mm (full page) widths will be accepted. Micrographs should be designed to be reproduced without reduction, and they should be dressed directly on the micrograph with a linear size scale, arrows, and other designators as needed.

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 (lineart) 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 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size (see 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: lineart:  >600 dpi; half-tones (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:

Check your electronic artwork before submitting it:

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


Authors submitting a paper must do so on the understanding that the work has not been published before, is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has been read and approved by all authors. Any material reproduced or adapted from any other published or unpublished source must be duly acknowledged. It is the author's responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce copyrighted material. The work shall not be published elsewhere in any language without the written consent of the publisher. The articles published in this journal are protected by the license, which covers translation rights and the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute all of the articles printed in the journal. No material published in the journal may be stored on microfilm or videocassettes or in electronic databases and the like or reproduced photographically without the prior written permission of the publisher. The journal will not be responsible for the loss of manuscripts at any time. All statements in, or omissions from, published manuscripts are the responsibility of the author, who will assist the editor and publisher by reviewing proofs before publication.

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 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

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 and visit

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:

Early View

Journal of Medical Primatology 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. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print 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.

Colour figures: 

There will be no cost to authors for the publication of colour images in the online-only edition journals.


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Author material archive policy

Please note that unless specifically requested, Wiley Blackwell will dispose of all hardcopy or electronic material submitted three months after publication. If you require the return of any material submitted, please inform the editorial office or production editor as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.



The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. 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 web site:


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. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.

Alterations made in page proofs, other than the correction of printers' errors, should be avoided and will be charged to the author.


Reprint order forms will be sent with the proofs. It is important to order, initially, a sufficient quantity of reprints since the cost is substantially higher if ordered after publication.

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 so they don't need to contact the production editor to check on progress.


Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

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.