A tip Always check the spam or junk folder of your e.mail Some important e.mails can go to the spam folder
Online submission Majority of journals have online submission systems Before sending the manuscript be sure that you have prepared all the required items of the submission Copyright transfer Permissions Figures Others
Online submission Usually there is a checklist in the end of the information for authors of the journal which lists the important issues not to be forgotten
Title page Usually contains The title Authors Name and affiliation of authors A short running head Name, address, Tel, Fax, and e.mail of the corresponding author and who is responsible for reprint request
Title page Sometimes the title page should be send in a separate file in order to keep the blind reviewing process.
Group work Prepare a title page for a journal. Follow the instructions of that journal
Forms need to be filled or signed The journal usually inform you that some forms need to be completed for online submission Print these forms, complete. Scan them. The JPG format picture of these forms can be e.mailed or be uploaded to the journal. The complete form can be faxed to the editorial office.
Group Work Fill the copyright transfer to a journal using acrobat distiller
Cover letter Almost all journals needs a cover letter with the manuscript. Do not make a big deal out of it. Sometimes the information for authors ask the authors to mention specific items in the cover letter. Be sure to mention them.
What to mention in the cover letter The paper has not been published before or is not now under consideration elsewhere Disclose any conflict of interest Mention that you have enclose any permission or relevant ethical committees.
What to mention in the cover letter Sometimes you can mention very briefly what the manuscript is about and how important it is for the field of your specialty. You can also mention why you have chosen that journal for manuscript submission
What to mention in the cover letter Some journals need you to mention in the cover letter that all authors have contributed to the research and all have reviewed the manuscript.
Group Work Prepare a cover letter for a journal. Follow the instructions of the journal.
Conflict of interest Usually any financial support of the study which can cause any conflict of interest should be mentioned in the cover letter or in a special form. Usually the case for RCTs of new drugs