Advice to Authors
The Journal of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal and welcomes original articles and reviews including clinical updates, practice tips and treatment reviews of up to 2000 words (excluding references, tables and figures). Quality research papers from cosmetic surgeons and cosmetic physicians are especially encouraged. A number of articles are commissioned each issue for a specific topic. All manuscripts are considered for publication with the understanding that they are subject to peer review and are the original work of the author.
Presentation of the manuscript
Authors should provide final copy in electronic form. Document text should be saved in Microsoft Word and sent as an attachment to email@example.com
Documents should be double spaced throughout and contain the following elements:
- Title Page
- Figure Legends
The title should be short, relevant to the article and designed to interest the reader. Include on the title page a brief curriculum vitae for each author including name, qualifications, current appointments and place of practice. Also indicate the name, address and email address of the author to whom correspondence should be sent and a photograph of the lead author.
This should be 150 words or less and be semi-structured with the following headings: Background (relevant work and purpose of the article), Objective (summarizing the issues raised in the article) and Discussion (the author’s interpretation of the topic). Research and original papers should have a structured abstract consisting of: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.
Drugs must be referred to generically. The usual trade name may be included in parentheses. All references, figures and tables must be cited in the text. Do not use abbreviations or acronyms. Headings and subheadings may be used in the text.
These should be limited to the work cited in the text. Do not include a bibliography of the subject. Personal communications and unpublished material are not acceptable as references. Each reference should conform to the Vancouver style and should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. For example:
1. Jamieson PR, Brown DW, Sinclair A. Vascular abnormalities of the dermis. Dermatologic Surgery 1996; 21: 102-145.
10. Beecroft NL, Sydney OH. Diseases of the Spine, 2nd edn. London: Thames Publishing, 1999.
Reference to articles or chapters in books
4. McDonald PR, Presley EL, Hope JJ. Management of post-operative pain. In: Johns PD, ed. Emergencies in Cosmetic Surgery, Vol. 112, 15th edn. New York: Academic Press, 2004; 58-117.
Diagrams, line drawings, photographs or flow charts are valuable but subject to editorial approval. The preferred format is TIF, EPS or JPEG, all at a minimum of 300DP . Illustrations should carry an appropriate figure number. Figure legends should be no more than 20 words.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce published or copyright material and appropriate consents from patients whose photographs may be used in the article. Authors indemnify the publishers against any action for copyright or consent issues. Authors of research papers are to disclose any sponsorship or funding arrangements relating to their research and all authors should disclose any possible conflicts of interest. All submissions once accepted become the copyright property of the Publisher and cannot be reproduced in part or in whole without written permission.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review and editing for length, clarity and conformity in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (JAMA 1993; 269: 2282-6).
If you have further questions relating to the submission of articles to the Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org