Neurological Bulletin

Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Neurological Bulletin

Guidelines for Authors

  1. To submit articles electronically, authors must create and login to an eScholarship@UMMS account. Click on "Submit Article" located in the navigation pane to the left. Submissions should follow the Neurological Bulletin Guide for Formatting and Submitting Articles (see below).
  2. The authors assume full responsibility for the data, the analyses and interpretation, and the conduct of the research; and they warrant that they have the right to publish separate and apart from any sponsor.
  3. Manuscripts describing research involving human subjects must state in the Methods section that informed consent to participate was obtained from the subjects, when appropriate, and that the appropriate institutional ethics committee or review board approved the use of human subjects for the study. Manuscripts describing research involving animals must state in the Methods section that the work was approved by the appropriate institutional ethics committee or review board.
  4. Text, data, tables, figures, or any other content may not be submitted if there is substantial overlap with other material published previously or to be published in the future.
  5. All content in Neurological Bulletin, unless otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution—Non-Commercial—Share Alike License, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/. Under this license, authors' work may be downloaded, redistributed, and new creations built upon it for non-commercial purposes, provided that the authors are credited and the derived work is licensed under identical terms.
  6. Neurological Bulletin requires complete disclosure from all authors of all financial relationships or other competing interests that could be perceived as biasing the paper whether or not this support was related to the subject of the paper.
  7. Once accepted, all manuscripts undergo reformatting by the Managing Editor to fit the design layout agreed upon by the Editorial Board of Neurological Bulletin.

Guide for Formatting and Submitting Articles

  1. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format (.DOC file extension), using the "Submit Article" function located in the navigation pane to the left.
  2. All submissions must be accompanied by the following information for each author:
    Name
    Affiliation
    Present Address (if different from institution where manuscript was written)
    E-mail address for correspondence
  3. Submissions should include a list of suggested keywords. Separate keywords with a comma. Search engines will locate articles based on these keywords.
  4. A classification should be suggested for the manuscript, although the Editorial Board reserves the right to edit this suggestion as necessary.
    • Articles are full-length reports of original research, including interventional and observational studies.
    • Case Reports are abbreviated reports on cases of educational interest.
    • Reviews provide a summary of important information on a topic.
    • From the Medical Students include student essays, cases, or reviews that focus on clinical reasoning.
    • Snapshots represent interesting photomicrographs, photographs, or neuroradiologic images.
  5. Articles and Reviews are accompanied by an abstract. Articles include sections delineated by headings (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion).
  6. Use endnotes, do not use footnotes or in-text author names, and order references in the reference list in numerical order according to their position in the text. List all authors when there are six or fewer; for seven or more, list only the first three and add "et al." See a recent issue of Neurological Bulletin for examples.

Tables, Figures, and Appendices

  1. Generally, most graphs, images, and figures can be pasted into Microsoft Word documents without loss of resolution. All tables, figures, and appendices should be embedded within the original Microsoft Word manuscript, included at the end of the document, one per page.
  2. Each table, figure, etc. should be clearly labeled, i.e., Table 1, Figure 1, Appendix, etc.
  3. If graphics are too complex and there is a significant loss of resolution, submit as a separate file. All separate files may be submitted in their original format (such as JPG/JPEG, GIF, PDF) as these will also be reformatted for publication.

File Size and Photographic Image Resolution

  1. Manuscript file size may average between 200 – 250 KB, but ultimate specifications will be determined by the Editorial Board. In consideration of the time needed to download the PDF of the manuscript, it is recommended that manuscript file size does not exceed 500 KB.
  2. Line Art (e.g. graphs, charts) must have a resolution of at least 600 dpi.
  3. Half-Tones (e.g. radiographs, CT scans) must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
  4. Combination Half-Tones (e.g. CT scans with lines or fonts) must have a resolution of at least 500 dpi.
  5. Supplementary files (such as high resolution images or audio files) can be larger than 1 MB. The file size should not exceed 5 MB.