Journal of Extracellular Vesicles (JEV)
JEV IS OPEN ACCESS!
Please feel free to send pre-submission enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is especially helpful for submissions aiming to be published in the inaugural issue of the journal, on the 17th April 2012.
UNTIL APRIL 21, SUBMIT ANY MANUSCRIPTS TO THE JOURNAL TO THIS e-MAIL ADDRESS DIRECTLY:
email@example.comFOR PUBLISHING IN THE INAUGURAL ISSUE, PUBLICATION DATE 17th APRIL, DEADLINE IS MARCH 10th 2012. Journal of Extracellular Vesicles will be tracked (from article No 1) by PubMed when we have published 15 articles, probably after approximately 6 months. The first ten accepted publication will be published for free, whereafter a publication fee will be charged (see below).
Preparing for submission Submitted manuscripts should follow the recommendations stated in Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. Please review these guidelines.
In his/her covering letter, the corresponding author should reveal whether the submitted article – or very similar work - has been previously published, or is under consideration elsewhere.
Language All articles should be written in English - British or American as long as consistency is observed. SI units should be used. Please subject the manuscript to professional language editing before submitting the final version if you are not a native speaker.
Conflict of interest and funding Authors are responsible for disclosing all relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest. Please refer to the ICMJE statement on conflicts of interest (http://www.icmje.org/ethical_4conflicts.html).
Ethics and consent When reporting experiments on patients or animals, please indicate whether the procedures followed were approved by your local ethics committee and/or in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008 (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/17c.pdf).
Acknowledgements List all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, such as a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged. Groups of persons who have contributed materially to the paper but whose contributions do not justify authorship may be listed under a heading such as ‘clinical investigators’ or ‘participating investigators’ and their function or contribution should be described.
Publication fee Publishing in Journal of Extracellular Vesicles incurs a charge of€975 excl VAT (within the EU)/$1,300 (outside the EU) for up to 7 typeset pages (A4). Additional pages may incur a charge of €45/$60 .
The total sum will be charged to the author(s) upon acceptance of his/her (their) article. For a list of universities/institutes and funders supporting Open Access publication, please see here. Color illustrations are free of charge, just as supplemental audio-visual or interactive material.
Authors from institutions in third-world countries that do not have sufficient funds to pay for publication may be eligible for a full or partial waiver of the publication fee. The Publisher would be happy to provide more information or discuss individual cases, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The ability of authors to pay remains unknown to the Editors prior to acceptance or rejection.
Manuscript layout Wherever possible, the paper should follow the traditional layout. Begin each section, including figure and table legends, on separate sheets; insert running page numbers.
Title page Organize the title page in the following way: 1) title of manuscript, 2) name of author(s), 3) name of department(s) and institution(s), and 4) name and full postal and email address of the corresponding author who also acts as 'Guarantor' for all parts of the paper. Please observe that the journal adheres to a 'double blind' review process and thus the identity of the author(s) should remain unknown until the paper is accepted; the submitted paper should not include author name, affiliation and corresponding author address.
The title should be informative and accurate and at the same time trigger the interest of the reader. A short running head will be derived from the title to appear on each page of the article.
Abstract Articles must include an abstract of 200-300 words providing sufficient information for a reader to be able to decide whether or not to proceed to the full text of the article. After the abstract, please give 5-10 key words; avoid using the same words as in the title.
Section headings Please do not number section headings. Use a maximum of three levels of headings made clear by orthographic indicators, i.e. capitals, italics, bold etc.
References system References should follow the standard biomedical format (so-called Vancouver style).
Number the references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text by Arabic numerals and in parentheses, e.g. (14).The references should be listed at the end of the manuscript as regular text.
Information from manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted should be cited in the text as 'unpublished observation(s)' or 'personal communication'.
For a key of how to abbreviate medical journal names, please consult the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus accessible at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=journals.
1. Lehn J-M. Toward complex matter: supramolecular chemistry and self-organization. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2002; 99: 4763–8. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.072065599.
2. Hailman E, Vasselon T, Kelley M, Busse LA, Hu MC, Lichtenstein HS et al. Stimulation of macrophages and neutrophils by complexes of lipopolysaccharide and soluble CD14. J Immunol. 1996; 156: 4384-90.
3. Cruzan G, Corley RA, Hard GC, Mertens JJ, McMartin KE, Snellings WM, et al. Subchronic toxicity
of ethylene glycol in Wistar and F-344 rats related to metabolism and clearance of metabolites. Toxicol Sci. 2004; 81: 502-11.
1. Selvin PR, Taekjip Ha. Single molecule techniques: a laboratory manual. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: CSHL Press, 2008.
2. Crandall BC, Lewis J, editors. Nanotechnology: research and perspectives. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1992.
3. Blaxter PS, Farnsworth TP. Social health and class inequalities. In: Carter C, Peel JR, editors. Equalities and inequalities in health. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press; 1976. p. 165-78.
European Commission. Nanotechnology. 2009 [updated 2009; cited 2010 May 3]; Available from: http://cordis.europa.eu/nanotechnology/.
Roukes ML, Ekinci KL. Apparatus and method for ultrasensitive nanoelectromechanical mass detection. US patent 6,722,200 (2004).
Feng XL. Ultra high frequency nanoelectromechanical systems with low noise technologies for single molecule mass sensing. PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology (2006).
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
1. I, the corresponding author, am authorized by all of my co-authors to submit this paper.
2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
3. The article, or any part thereof, is in no way a violation of any existing original or derivative copyright
4. The article contains nothing obscene, indecent, objectionable or libelous.
5. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
6. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click.
7. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and the manuscript file is complete - thus all tables, figures, legends and supplemental material (if applicable) are placed at the end of the manuscript following the references.
8. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in this document.
9. The same elements have been keyed in exactly the same way throughout the manuscript.
10. Only one space has been entered after the full-stop at the end of a sentence.
11. The text has not been justified; a ragged right-hand margin has been used.
12. A double hyphen (--) has been used to indicate a dash in text.
13. Do not use the lowercase l for 1 (one) or the uppercase O for 0 (zero)!
14. The space bar has only been used as a word separator. TAB has been used when indenting paragraphs or separating columns in tables.
15. 'Italics' or single quotes have been used for emphasis.
16. Upon acceptance, figures and illustrations have been provided as separate files. See guidelines for preparing illustrations/figures.
17. Upon acceptance, multi-panel figures (those with parts a, b, c, d etc) have been submitted as a single composite file that contains all parts of the figure. Please see separate guidelines for how to prepare figures.
18. Upon acceptance, supplemental files are submitted in accordance with instructions, and information is given on a separate page at the end of the main article.
Authors contributing to Journal of Extracellular Vesicles agree to publish their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported license, allowing third parties to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it, under the condition that the authors are given credit, that the work is not used for commercial purposes, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this license are made clear.
Authors retain copyright of their work. However, authors are required to transfer copyrights associated with commercial use to the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles. Revenues from commercial sales are used to keep down the publication fees. Moreover, a portion of the profits generated from commercial sales is placed in a fund to cover publication fees for researchers from developing nations and, in some cases, for young researchers.