To submit your manuscript online, please visit the journal's online manuscript submission site (http://submit.j-stroke.org
), and follow the instructions for creating an author account and submitting a manuscript. Please review the instructions on the website carefully and take note of the further instructions provided at the top of each screen of the 5 submission process stages.
Submit your manuscript and all figures exactly as instructed to avoid any failure or delay in processing.
Users must register when accessing the JOS
online submission system for the first time, by clicking on "Register." You will be asked to complete 3 steps in order to obtain your personal account.
We strongly recommend using your email address as your ID, since this represents a unique and easy-to-remember identifier that will be needed each time you log onto the system (as a reviewer or author). The password will be encrypted for security reasons, and will not be known to JOS. A verification email will be emailed to you at the address you used to register.
Once you have verified your email address, you will be asked to provide a basic profile consisting of your contact information.
Uploading a Manuscript
Once logged in to the JOS
online submission system, click on "Submit a new manuscript." You will be presented with a series of fields for entering information about your manuscript and uploading the manuscript, image, and supplemental files.
The system will automatically convert your files into a single PDF file for the review procedure. You will be asked to approve the conversion before your manuscript is formally submitted to the JOS. The conversion process can take up to 30 minutes, and an email will be sent informing you when the conversion is complete. Click on "Ready for you to proof" in the author area to check that the manuscript has been converted correctly.
You may begin a submission or continue the process at a later date by clicking on "Save/Continue" at the bottom of the screen when entering your manuscript information. This enables you to save that page or continue to the next page. If you choose not to complete the submission during a particular session, your manuscript will appear in the "incomplete submission" queue in "My Manuscript." Do not submit the same paper more than once.
After completing the submission, the manuscript number will be sent to the email address specified, and this should be quoted in all subsequent communications. This email notification will be sent after we have confirmed that the submitted manuscript is consistent with the journal style. Manuscripts that do not conform to the style of the JOS may be returned without further review, requiring you to correct the style of the manuscript before resubmitting it.
Supplemental Data is content that the authors wish to make available online if the paper is accepted for publication. This is currently confined to video files.
Authors who submit online using the JOS online submission system can keep track of the progress of their manuscript through the peer-review process by visiting the JOS online submission page and clicking on "My Manuscript."
Submitting a Revision
To submit a revised manuscript via the JOS online submission system, click on "Submit a revised manuscript." You will be presented with information on the original version of your manuscript, which should be edited as necessary. You will then be required to upload the files related to the revised version (see "Submitting a Manuscript" for further details). Please include your responses to the reviewer comments and a cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief. In addition, please submit a copy of the revised text with changes marked in the text using either track changes or highlighted as supplementary data.
Every manuscript received will be delivered to 3 peer reviewers in an anonymous fashion. If a consensus for acceptance is not reached from the initial reviewers, another reviewer will be asked to review and to determine if the manuscript is acceptable for publication. The format of the finally accepted manuscript will be edited by manuscript editors.
The manuscript must contain the following: author information page, title page, abstract, main text, references, tables, and figure legends. Leave margins of 2.5 cm on each side. The main body of the manuscript and all tables included with your submission must be provided in Microsoft Word format. The text must be written in double-spaced 12-point font, preferably in Times New Roman. The right margin should not be justified (i.e., left-justification only). Abbreviations should be defined on first use in both the Abstract and main text. Place the page number in the middle of the bottom of each page from the title page onwards. Do not submit the manuscript with automatic formatting features (e.g., when using EndNote, remove field codes before submission).
The cover letter accompanying the manuscript must specify the type of manuscript and include statements on ethical issues and conflicts of interest, and complete contact information for the corresponding author.
The cover letter should include the following statement: "All authors have read and approved the submitted manuscript, the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere nor published elsewhere in whole or in part, except as an abstract (if relevant)." The cover letter may include the names of up to 3 potential reviewers whom the authors would like to suggest, especially members of the editorial board. The authors may also include the names of up to 3 reviewers whom they would like not to evaluate their submission. The editor ultimately decides who will review the manuscript.
Manuscripts should be presented in the following sequence:
1. Title and author information page
3. Text, including Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Summary/Conclusions
5. Sources of Funding
6. Conflict(s) of Interest and any Disclosure(s)
8. Figure Legends
Author Information Page
Titles should be short, specific, and informative. The first page should contain all the following information: title; the full names of all authors and affiliations where the work was performed; a running title (not exceeding 50 characters, including spaces); and the contact information for the corresponding author including the complete address, telephone number, fax number, and email address. When there are multiple authors from multiple affiliations, use lower-case letters as superscripts in the order of appearance (e.g., a,b,c). Acknowledgements, sources of funding, and any conflicts of interest should be stated on this page under separate subheadings.
Sample title and author information
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin in Atherosclerotic Stroke: A Surprising Resurrection of Anticoagulants?
Oh Young Bang,a
Jong S. Kimb,c
Department of Neurology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Stroke Center and c Department of Neurology, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
This page should contain the following: title, running title, number of characters in the title, number of words in the manuscript (excluding author information, references, tables, and figure legends), number of figures, and number of tables. The full title of the article is limited to 120 characters (including spaces). The author names should not appear on this page. This is considered the first page of the manuscript.
The Abstract must appear on a separate page. All Original Articles must include abstracts that do not exceed 250 words, and conform to the following structure: Background and Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Each title should be terminated in boldface.
Abstracts are required for Reviews, but the structured format used in Original Articles is not necessary.
Between 3 and 6 keywords should be provided at the end of the abstract page. Important keywords can be selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used to catalogue and index MEDLINE and Index Medicus.
The main text of Original Article must be prepared under the following subheadings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions. There is no restriction on section headings for Review Articles.
The first indent should be suppressed only after a section heading and that all other paragraphs must be indented, for each paragraph, (1) ensure that it is separated from the previous paragraph by a vertical space, and (2) do not include any new-line or new-paragraph marks (except at the end of the paragraph). Do not include any new-page marks in the file.
Use SI units of measurement in all manuscripts. For example, cm should be changed to mm. The SI unit should be used in the text, followed by the conventionally used measurement in parentheses. All drugs should be referred to by their generic names rather than trade names. The generic chemical identification of all investigational drugs must be provided.
Manuscripts that describe studies on humans must indicate that the study was approved by an institutional review committee and that all participants gave informed consent. If not, the authors should state the appropriate reasons, and the Editorial Committee will decide the relevance. Manuscripts involving animals must indicate that the study was approved by an institutional animal care and use committee.
All sources of funding and financial or material support should be clearly identified in an acknowledgement. All authors are also required to report potential conflicts of interest, including funding and specific financial interests relevant to the subject of their manuscript in an acknowledgement.
References should be numbered serially in the text using numbers as unparenthesized superscripts: 1,4,7-9. They should be listed on a separate page at the end of the paper in the order first cited in the text. Unpublished data and personal communications may be cited in the text (including the initials and surnames of all authors, and the year in which the observation was made), but should not be listed as references. One copy of any in-press article that is cited in the references should be sent to the editorial office or submitted as supplementary data. Do not reference papers that are "submitted"; these can be specified as unpublished data in the body of the text. Personal communications should also be mentioned in the body of the text only.
The accuracy of reference data is the author's responsibility. Verify all entries against original sources, especially journal titles, inclusive page numbers, publication dates, accents, diacritical marks, and spelling in languages other than English. The format of references should conform with that specified in "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals." Journal abbreviations should conform to the style used in the Cumulated Index Medicus.
List all authors when there are 6 or fewer; when there are 7 or more, list only the first 6 and add "et al." Do not list the month/issue/day (the number in parentheses) in the reference.
1. Journal article
Ku KM, Song KB, Oh MS, Yu KH, Lee JH, Shin JH, et al. Clinical characteristics of acute ischemic stroke while sleep and awake. Korean J Stroke 2011;13:74-78.
Vuilleumier P, Bogousslavsky J, Regli F. Infarction of the lower brainstem. Clinical, aetiological and MRI-topographical correlations. Brain 1995;118(Suppl 1):1013-1025.
Maasland L, van Oostenbrugge RJ, Franke CF, Scholte Op Reimer WJ, Koudstaal PJ, Dippel DW; Netherlands Stroke Survey Investigators. Patients enrolled in large randomized clinical trials of antiplatelet treatment for prevention after transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke are not representative of patients in clinical practice: the Netherlands Stroke Survey. Stroke 2009;40:2662-2668.
Ministry of Health & Welfare,Korea Center for Disease Control & Prevention. Korea Health Statistics 2010: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES V).
Minematsu K, Bang OY, Uehara T. Risk factors. In: Kim JS, Caplan LR, Wong KS. Intracranial Atherosclerosis. 1st ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008;45-54.
3. Web sites
Web sites generally follow this format: Author names (if any). Title of information or page. Name of website. URL. Publication date (if any). Access date.
4. Otherwise follow uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html)
Type each table, with a title, on a separate page. Each table should be included as a Word table in order to ensure correct column alignment.
Cite and number tables in the order they are mentioned in the text. Tables should be as compact as possible. Use horizontal lines only above and below column headings and at the bottom of the table. Do not use vertical lines. All abbreviations should be spelled out when they first appear in tables. For footnotes, use the following symbols in the indicated sequence: †, ‡,
§, ∥, ¶, **, ††, ‡ and ‡. The significance of observations, as determined by appropriate statistical analyses, must be indicated.
Cite figures in numerical order (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) as they appear in the text. Figures must be submitted as separate files saved in JPEG, TIFF, GIF, EPS, or PPT format (do not embedded the figures in the Microsoft Word manuscript file). All images should exceed the following image resolutions: Line Art (an image composed of lines and text) 1,000 dpi; Halftone (a continuous tone photograph, which contains no text) 300 dpi; or Combination (Line Art and Halftone) 600 dpi. Photographs of recognizable persons should be accompanied by a signed release from the person in the photograph or an appropriate legal guardian authorizing publication.
Legends for figures must appear on a separate page at the end of the manuscript file.
There are no page charges to authors.
All color figures and tables will be reproduced in full color in the online edition of JOS at no cost to authors,
but the complete cost of reproducing color figures in the printed version of the journal will be charged to the authors, at $200 for the paper containing any color figures and tables.
Please contact the Editorial Office if you have any questions about potential fees.