Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

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Edited By: Paul Kitching, Marta Sabara, Gavin Thomson and Dirk Werling

Impact Factor: 3.116

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 2/129 (Veterinary Sciences); 26/70 (Infectious Diseases)

Online ISSN: 1865-1682



Author Guidelines


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

Relevant Documents: Colour Work Agreement Form  
Useful Websites: Submission Site, Articles published in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, Author Services, Blackwell Publishing’s Ethical Guidelines, Guidelines for Figures

1. GENERAL

Transboundary and Emerging Diseases brings together in one place the latest research on infectious animal diseases considered to hold the greatest economic threat to animals worldwide. The journal provides a venue for global research on the sources favoring their diagnosis, prevention and management, and for papers on veterinary public health, pathogenesis, epidemiology, statistical modeling, diagnostics, biosecurity issues, genomics, vaccine development and rapid communication of new outbreaks.

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 Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. Authors are encouraged to visit Wiley Blackwell Publishing’s Author Services    further information on the preparation and submission of articles and figures.

2. ETHICAL GUIDELINES

Transboundary and Emerging Diseases adheres to the below ethical guidelines for publication and research.  

2.1. 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.

Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 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.

2.2. Ethical Approvals

Experimental Subjects: experimentation involving human subjects will only be published if such research has been conducted in full accordance with ethical principles, including the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki (version, 2002 www.wma.net/e/policy/b3.htm) and the additional requirements, if any, of the country where the research has been carried out. Manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement that the experiments were undertaken with the understanding and written consent of each subject and according to the above mentioned principles. A statement regarding the fact that the study has been independently reviewed and approved by an ethical board should also be included. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there are doubts as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.

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 human or 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.

Ethics of investigation: Papers not in agreement with the guidelines of the Helsinki Declaration as revised in 1975 will not be accepted for publication.

2.3 Appeal of Decision

Authors who wish to appeal the decision on their submitted paper may do so by e-mailing the editorial office with a detailed explanation for why they find reasons to appeal the decision.

2.4 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.

2.5 Copyright Assignment

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 Sceince 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.

3. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the online submission site ScholarOne Manuscripts. 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
email: iduna-haus@ethz.ch

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

3.1. Getting Started

1. Launch your web browser (Internet Explorer 5 or higher or Netscape 7 or higher) and go to the journal's Manuscript Central homepage (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tbed).
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. Log-in and select 'Author Center.'

3.2. Submitting Your Manuscript

1. After you have logged in, click the 'Submit a Manuscript' link in the menu bar.
2. 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.
3. Click the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
4. 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 menu next to the Browse button.
- When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the 'Upload Files' button.
5. Review your submission (in HTML and 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.

3.3. Manuscript Files Accepted

Manuscripts should be uploaded as Word (.doc) 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 HTML and PDF 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.

Reviewers evaluate the papers, the Editors decide on acceptance, changes, or rejection. No changes will be made without the approval of the author. Your manuscript will be destroyed three months after publication. Only appropriately marked originals will be returned. The publisher cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss through the post.

3.4. Blinded Review

All manuscripts submitted to Transboundary and Emerging Diseases will be reviewed by two experts in the field. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases uses single-blinded review. The names of the reviewers will thus not be disclosed to the author submitting a paper.

4. MANUSCRIPT TYPES ACCEPTED

Original Articles should not exceed 30 typewritten pages, including illustrations, tables and references.

Review Articles including illustrations, tables and literature references - should not exceed 40 typewritten pages (format DIN A4 or 8.5 × 11'). The number of illustrations and tables must be kept to a minimum.

Rapid Communications are a concise but complete description of a limited investigation of a newly emerging pathogen or disease situation of high importance for either or both animal and human health. Rapid Communications will be published on an accelerated turn-over to ensure fast dissemination of the content, reflecting the importance of the topic. They should be as completely documented, both by reference to the literature and description of the experimental procedures employed, as a regular paper and not exceed 6 printed pages with figures, tables and references (about 12 manuscript pages including no more than a total of 4 figures and tables). Headings should be Introduction, Materials and Methods with the Results and Discussion combined and a maximum total text word count of 3000.

Short Communications should not exceed 5 typewritten pages, including figures, tables and references. Short Communications may be published more rapidly.

5. MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STRUCTURE

5.1. 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. Visit our site to learn about the options. Please note that using the Wiley English Language Editing Service does not guarantee that your paper will be accepted by this journal.

Abbreviations, Symbols and Nomenclature All specifications must be stated according to the S.I. system. Concentrations of chemical solutions are to be given in mol/l. All other concentrations should be given in % (volume or weight).

Any abbreviations of chemical, biological, medical or other terms should only be employed when it is certain that they are internationally known. The full name must be stated in brackets when the abbreviation is first used.

All biological, medical, chemical or other terms should be used according to the most recent recommendations of the respective international nomenclature. Enzymes should be given in I.U. (International Units), according to Enzyme Nomenclature (Elsevier Publishing Co., 1965). In the case of commercially obtained substances or reagents, when they are first mentioned in the text, the name and address of the manufacturer or supplier should be given as a footnote. Products (preparations etc.) with a registered trademark should be marked with ®.

Bacterial names should be in accordance with the latest edition of Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore). Viruses are to be given the classification and names recommended by the International Committee on the Nomenclature of Viruses.

Names of micro-organisms and zoological names will be printed in italics and should be underlined in the manuscript.  

5.2. Structure  

All manuscripts submitted to Transboundary and Emerging Diseases should include:  

On page one of the manuscript, please include the corresponding author, name of the institution, place where the work was carried out, title of the manuscript, short title for running head of manuscript, names of the authors, the addresses of the authors and the e-mail address of the corresponding author. Each original article should be divided into Summary and Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and References. Summaries should not be longer than 300 words and up to six keywords should be provided.  

The manuscript comprises the text and a list of all figures and tables with their captions and titles in a separate file. We ask that you convey the essential information within the first 60 characters of the captions to accommodate the online edition. Each figure, table, and bibliographic entry must have a reference in the text. For all figures please include reproduceable artwork (marked with the author's name, short title, and figure number). Any corrections requested by the reviewer should already be integrated into the file.

The data files must be PC/Windows-compatible. Please send the figures as separate files and do not import them into the text file. The text should be prepared using standard software (Microsoft Word, Word Perfect) or saved in rtf format; do not use automated or manual hyphenation. Please do not include footnotes.

Optimizing Your Abstract 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.

5.3. References

Each original paper should include bibliographical references which should be restricted to the necessary minimum. The name of the journal in which the paper cited appears should be listed in the form of the abbreviated title from the cover of the journal concerned, otherwise use the abbreviations contained in a Bibliographic Guide for Editors & Authors from Chemical Abstracts, which is available in all major libraries, or the World List of Scientific Periodicals, 4th ed., London 1963-65. Anonymous contributions should be placed at the beginning of the list of references. The list of references should be in alphabetical order of first authors' names.

Please ensure that references in the text exactly match those in the manuscript’s reference list. If editing sections of text please ensure that any references that are affected are amended accordingly in the reference list. Reference to personal communications and unpublished results should be in the text only i.e. (Animal Health Care Flanders, personal communication, 2006) or (Zhang, F., unpublished results). Examples:    

Journal
Valarcher, J.-F., Y. Leforban, M. Reweyemamu, P.L. Roeder, G. Gerbier, D.K.J. Mackay, K.J. Sumption, D.J. Paton, and N.J. Knowles, 2008: Incursions of foot-and-mouth disease virus into Europe between 1985 and 2006. Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 55, 14-34.
Book
Agresti, A., 2002: Categorical Data Analysis, 2nd edn. Wiley, New York.
Chapter in Edited Book
Thomson, G.R., and A.D.S. Bastos, 2004: Foot-and-mouth disease. In: Coetzer, J.A.W., and R.C. Tustin (eds), Infectious Diseases of Livestock, 2nd edn. pp. 1324-1365. Oxford University Press, South Africa.
Report
Sealander, J. A., P. S. Gipson, M. E. Cartwright, and J. M. Pledger, 1975: Behaviour and Physiological Studies of Relationships between White-tailed Deer and Dogs in Arkansas. Final Report to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Department of Zoology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
PhD thesis
Author, A. 2003: Thesis title with lower case initials to all words. PhD thesis, University, Town, Country.
Web Page
American Veterinary Medical Association, 2006: Equine Influenza Backgrounder. Available at: http://www.avma.org/public_health/influenza/equine_bgnd.asp (accessed 22 October 2007).

References in the text to literature in the Reference List should be given by placing in parenthesis the name(s) of the author(s), adding the year of publication (e.g.: Smith and Jones, 2003). For more than two authors, first author plus et al is used (e.g.: Sealander et al, 1975).

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.  

5.4. Tables, Figures and Figure Legends

Figures should be saved in a neutral data format such as TIFF or EPS. Powerpoint and Word graphics are unsuitable for reproduction. Please do not use any pixel-oriented programs. Photographs or drawings submitted for publication with the manuscript must be of high quality, distinct and well-focused, if they are to be suitable for reproduction. Scanned figures (only in TIFF format) should have a resolution of 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size. Please submit the data for figures in black and white. However, colour photos can be reproduced in black and white (with a possible loss of contrast).

Figures printed in colour are subject to an added charge. 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, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 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). Colour print charges are explained on the Colour Work Agreement Form.

Colour Charges: It is the policy of Transboundary and Emerging Diseases for authors to pay the full cost for the reproduction of their colour artwork. Therefore, please note that if there is colour artwork in your manuscript when it is accepted for publication,Wiley Blackwell requires you to complete and return the Colour Work Agreement Form before your paper can be published. Any article received by Wiley Blackwell with colour artwork will not be published until the form has been returned.

Please return the original signed form by post to the address below:

Customer Services (OPI)
John Wiley & Sons Ltd, European Distribution Centre
New Era Estate
Oldlands Way
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22 9NQ


Colour graphics should be created using the RGB mode. There is a charge for alterations to figures when carried out by the publisher.

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. If a figure is to be cropped, please mark the lines on a photocopy or tracing paper. Printouts should be made with a laser printer 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. Captions for the figures should give a precise description of the content and should not be repeated within the figure.

Tables should be created using the table function. In the case of figures or tables taken from already published material, their source must be stated, and copyright waivers must be obtained.

Further information can be obtained at Wiley Blackwell Publishing’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

Figure & Table Legends:  please ensure the essential information is within the first 60 characters of the captions to accommodate the online edition.

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.

5.5. Supporting Information

Publication in electronic formats has created opportunities for adding details or whole sections in the electronic version only. Authors need to work closely with the editors in developing or using such new publication formats.

Supporting Information, such as data sets or additional figures or tables, that will not be published in the print edition of the journal, but which will be viewable via the online edition, can be submitted.

It should be clearly stated at the time of submission that the Supporting Information is intended to be made available through the online edition. If the size or format of the Supporting Information is such that it cannot be accommodated on the Journal's website, the author agrees to make the Supporting Information available free of charge on a permanent website, to which links will be set up from the Journal's website. The author must advise Wiley Blackwell Publishing if the URL of the website where the Supporting Information is located changes. The content of the Supporting Information must not be altered after the paper has been accepted for publication.

The availability of Supporting Information should be indicated in the main manuscript by a paragraph, to appear after the References, headed 'Supporting Information' and providing titles of figures, tables, etc. In order to protect reviewer anonymity, material posted on the author’s website cannot be reviewed. The Supporting Information is an integral part of the article and will be reviewed accordingly.

Extra issues: Larger papers or monographs may be published as additional issues (numbered as the ordinary issues), the full cost being paid by the author. Further information may be obtained from the editor.

6. 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.

6.1 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 typesetter within three days of receipt. Please note that if you have registered for production tracking e-mail alerts in Author Services, there will be no e-mail for the proof corrections received stage.  This will not affect e-mails alerts for any later production stages.

As changes to proofs are costly, we ask that you only correct typesetting errors. 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.

6.2 Early View (Publication Prior to Print)

Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 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.

6.3 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.

6.4 Author Material Archive Policy

Please note that unless specifically requested, Wiley Blackwell 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.

6.5 Offprints and Extra Copies

A PDF offprint of the online published article will be provided free of charge to the corresponding author, and may be distributed subject to the Publisher's terms and conditions. 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 the following link, fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields: offprint.cosprinters.com/cos/bw/main.jsp?SITE_ID=bw&a

7. ONLINE OPEN

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

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