Authors Corner

 

 

Authors can access all articles in the edition they contributed for personal use.

They will receive the access mode after the publication.

 

Special Reprints of own article are also available for authors only:

25 copies ePrint for $199.00 and/or 25 copies printed version for $225.00  for professional use.

Articles are now published Online first and can be accessed via IP access as well, from most Libraries and Medical facilities.

If your Institution already subscribes to the publication, you can also access this edition via IP access.

If you wish your Library to subscribe to the publication, please forward the link below for Institutional subscriptions:
http://www.surgicaltechnology.com/#Subscribe

 

 

Authors Instructions

 

 

Manuscripts submitted to Surgical Technology International are first reviewed by members of the Editorial Advisory Board. If revisions are recommended, their incorporation may be required for final acceptance. Manuscripts also are reviewed and copy edited by our editorial staff, and forwarded to the Corresponding Author for approval before page layout preparation.

 

All articles must be original, unpublished manuscripts submitted solely to Surgical Technology Online. The publisher retains copyright of all published articles in Surgical Technology International and reserves the right to reproduce and distribute the article in print and electronic formats.

 

For additional information please contact:

 

Surgical Technology International

Tel: 1-415-436-9790

Fax:1-415-704-3160

e-mail: info@ump.com

 

IN ADVANCE OF MANUSCRIPT COMPLETION

The (1) Title Page and (2) Abstract forms are to be submitted in advance of the manuscript via email to editor@ump.com (or faxed to the Editor at +1-415-704-3160).

Instructions for their completion are provided on the respective forms.

 

Title Page Form - (Web Form) For each Author please fill out a separate form.

 

Download Conflict of Interest Form - (MS Word format)

 

 

SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED MANUSCRIPTS

Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts electronically to editor@ump.com

Manuscript material also can be sent directly to the

 

Editorial Manager,

Surgical Technology International,

153 States Street.,

San Francisco,

CA 94114, USA.

 

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

 

TEXT

 

The text of the article should be approximately 2,500 to 3,000 words in length, and include a brief Introduction and Conclusion. Use of generic names for instrumentation, devices, or other products is encouraged. However, minimal use of brand names is permitted as long as the item is identified at first mention in the text with ™ or ®, as appropriate, and includes the manufacturer's name and location (city and state, or country) in parentheses.

Manuscripts considered to be overly promotional may be rejected; brand names used excessively may result in their being deleted at the editing stage.

 

 

FILES

 

Separate files should be submitted for the text, tables (if different software is used), and figures:

 

Text: (a) title page, (b) abstract, (c) main text, (d) references.

Tables: lines should not be used.

Figure Legends—examples:

Figure 1a. Preoperative MRI: coronal section.

Figure 1b. Intraoperative ultrasound images.

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Immediately following the article's main text, a list of references must be included. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the references. Citations in the text should be identified by numbers in brackets in consecutive numerical order within the body of the text.

Text citations must be provided for references, figures, and tables that accompany the article; for example: Recently, three large trials have assessed major clinical endpoints during long-term follow up (Figs. 1-3; Tables 4, 5).(20-25)

 

 

REFERENCES (Examples)

 

Referenced documents should be cited in consecutive numerical order within the body of the text in brackets. Each reference must contain complete information, and follow the format of the US National Library of Medicine and Index Medicus. The followings are examples for most types of references.

 

 

JOURNALS

 

Standard Journal Reference Listing:

Oddsdottir M, Franco AL, Laycock WS, et al. Laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia: new access, old technique. Surg Endosc 1995;9(6):164-8.

 

Article in a Supplement to an Issue:

Payne RS, Bailey JE, Franklin ST, et al. Frameless stereotactic neurosurgery. Neurosurg Sci 1990;8(4 Suppl):33S-41S.

 

 

BOOKS

 

Entire Book:

Smith D, Jones V (eds): Management of infections. Futura Publishing Company, Mount Kisco, NY, 1980.

Book with Author, Editor, & Translator:

Di Stefano GD. Myometrial biopsy. Simonetti SJ, trans; Martinelli GS (ed). New York: Consultants Bureau; pp 432- 57, 1989. Translation of: Le biopsie miometriali.

Volume with Separate Title:

Tracy RT, Reynolds AR, Wong S, et al. A history of surgery. Volume 9, The 20th Century: Technology andcontroversies. New Orleans: Excelsior, 1968.

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

Chapter in a Book-Same Author(s) & Editor(s) of Book & Chapter:

Cuschieri A, Szabo Z. Tissue approximation in endoscopic surgery. Oxford: Isis Medical Media. Chapter 1: Nomenclature and fundamental principles of knot tying; pp 1-6, 1995.

Chapter in a Book-Different Author(s) & Editor(s):

Smith JL III, West DJ Jr. Total hip arthroplasty. In: Jones DB, Smith MR (eds), Minimally invasive surgeryof the foregut, 3rd ed. St. Louis: Quality Medical; pp 334-45, 2000.

 

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

Hunt RB, Martin DC (eds). Endoscopy in gynecology. AAGL 20th Annual Meeting Proceedings,Las Vegas, NV. Baltimore: Port City Press; pp 371-380, November 13-17, 1991.

 

 

FIGURES

 

Digital Images

 

Separate files are needed for each image.

 

Graphs, charts, forms, etc. created in office-based software programs, such as Word or Powerpoint, can be submitted in their original file format. Preferably images should be sent  in JPEG (.jpg) format as a separate attachment. 300dpi min resolution required.  Please do not embed images into the Word file.

 

Photographic images or computer-generated illustrations (e.g., from drawing programs):

 

High resolution is required (300 ppi or higher in its print output size)

1,015 to 1,350 pixels in width for most images, 2,025 pixels in width for photographs, illustrations, diagrams, etc. with fine detail or integrated labels. Only high-resolution images can be used for print, which involve a minimum resolution as specified above. Output of low-resolution images in print media results in a grainy or "out-of-focus"appearance. For further information, contact the publisher at info@ump.com.

 

Submit JPEG (.jpg), TIFF (.tif), or EPS files.

Original, high resolution digital images are required (as described above).

Images imported into Word can be converted back to their original resolution in jpg format. (Open an image file in Word, then save as Web Page file format)

Conversion of an image from Word file format (.doc) to JPEG (.jpg) is recommended so that the image's resolution (pixel dimensions) can be determined prior to submission.

Submitting low resolution images is discouraged.

 

 

Non-Digital Images

 

Photographs:

Photographic prints (color or black & white) are required to be a minimum of 5x7 inches in size, with the images sharp in clarity and exposed properly. Color or black & white slides, or transparencies, also can be used in 35-mm or larger formats. Two copies of each photograph are required.

 

Artwork:

Original drawings or other forms of artwork can be submitted for scanning. High-quality images are required (good resolution, sharpness, and color reproduction), and must be submitted on high-grade paper. Color photocopies, thermal paper, or computer printouts cannot be used. Artwork generated electronically (by computer) must follow guidelines for Digital Images, as described above.

 

Figure Labels:

Submission of photographs, slides, and artwork must be labeled as follows, with an arrow pointing in the direction of the top of the image: Smith, et al. Fig. 3a Top a The (1) Title Page and (2) Abstract forms are to be submitted in advance of the manuscript via e-mail to editor@ump.com

 

Title Page Form

 

MANUSCRIPT TITLE

 

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR - Corresponding Author

 

Name e-mail address(es)

Postal address

Telephone number

Fax number

 

LIST OF AUTHORS (in proper sequence)

 

For each Author:

1. Name (first and last names; middle name or initials are optional)

2. Highest Degrees & Board Certifications

3. Academic and/or Clinical Title(s)

4. Institutional affiliation(s)

5. Institution's locations (city and state, or country-if not U.S.A.)

 

For example:

Joan M. Doe, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.

Associate Professor Department of Surgery

Your State University School of Medicine City, State

 

Separate pages can be attached for additional authors, following the same format as above.