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Author and Co-Author Understanding
Conflict of Interest
Permission From Other Sources
Submitted Material Composition
Tables and Illustrations
Authorship: Authorship criteria has been previously provided by the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals"1. Authorship criteria includes: "Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; and to (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and on (c) final approval of the version to be published. Conditions (a), (b) and (c) must all be met"1.
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Title section: A title section should include the material title, type of material (review, original research, slide show, lecture notes, handout, etc.), each author's name, academic or professional affiliation and address, identification of any scientific meeting all or part of the material was presented including the dates and location.
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Tables and Illustrations: Authors should limit the number of tables and illustrations to those necessary for clear presentation of the findings. It will be necessary for the authors to electronically convert all tables and illustrations to reasonably small (fraction of a page) picture computer files in the *.gif format. ROOJ will not convert paper tables and illustrations into *.gif files for the authors. Authors should be aware *.gif files tend to require a substantial amount of computer disk space, and may greatly prolong download times for ROOJ readers attempting to access material.
Author Review: Each author will be responsible for reviewing the ROOJ Internet published material in a timely manner to verify its accuracy, and will promptly notify ROOJ of any inaccuracies.
Virus Scan: All electronically submitted files are to be scanned by the authors for viruses immediately prior to submission with appropriate current software, and submitted in good faith that the files are free of viruses. If there is any future concern by the authors regarding possible virus presence in previously submitted material, ROOJ is to be notified promptly.
Publication Refusal: ROOJ reserves the right to decline publication of any submitted material.
1. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. JAMA 1993; 269:2282-6.
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