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Review Article Submission Guidelines (See Also Additional Guidelines Below)

(Case and Research Submission Guidelines Below)

Applied Radiation Oncology is a board-reviewed clinical-review journal published quarterly by Anderson Publishing, Ltd. Each issue is delivered in print and electronically to 4000+ practicing radiation oncologists worldwide.

Materials submitted to Applied Radiation Oncology must be original work, and may not have been published elsewhere. Submissions should be review articles geared to radiation oncologists and should reflect practical everyday clinical applications, rather than research activity. Articles may pertain to clinical management, applications of a particular technology to treating an oncological condition, as well as administration, fiscal, technical, and/or medico-legal issues.

Submission

Please submit your review article to John Suh, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Associate Director of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor and Neuro-oncology Center, Taussig Cancer Institute, 9500 Euclid Ave. / T28, Cleveland, OH 44195. Email: suhj@ccf.org.

Cover Page

The cover page should include the full title of the article as well as the following information:

  • Author Information—All authors should be listed, including full names, degrees, and current affiliations (department, institution/company, city and state).
  • For the corresponding author, provide full contact information: mailing address, phone, and e-mail address.
  • Conflict of interest/author disclaimer—Any actual, potential, or apparent conflicts of interest must be stated on the cover page, or you may download the form at http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/ and return it to ARO. All sources of financial support for the study presented or any author relationships with manufacturers of any products mentioned in the article must be stated. When applicable, conflicts of interest will be included in final publication to maintain scientific integrity.
    • Prior publication/presentation—If any part or portion of the article has been published or presented in another form previously (eg, published as an abstract or presented at a meeting), the original presentation must be identified with a complete citation. See additional guidelines below.

Manuscript

  • Word Count: Manuscripts should run from 1,500-2,500 words in length.
  • Submit Article: Manuscripts should be sent by e-mail to: suhj@ccf.org.
  • Large Image Files: Image files that are too large to send via e-mail, can be zipped into a single ZIP file, and the ZIP file labeled with the corresponding author's name can be uploaded to: https://www.hightail.com/u/Applied-Radiology.

Formatting your review article

Introduction

  • Introduce the oncological condition/disease that will be discussed, and describe its impact is on patient populations; and
  • Introduce techniques and technology used to treat the disease.

Body

  • Technology: Describe the featured technology used for treatment.
  • Clinical Application: Describe the clinical utility of the technology with examples of a patient case or multiple patient cases.

Conclusion

  • Summary of key findings and efficacy of the technology in patient treatment.

Figures

  • Key Images: Provide 3 to 4 JPEG or TIFF images (resolution: 300 dpi)
  • Each figure should have a descriptive legend
  • Each figure should be cited within the text.
  • Note: Upon acceptance we will request DICOM images sets (see instructions below)

Tables

  • All tables must be cited in text, numbered in order of first appearance in the article (Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Indicate appropriate table title and define all abbreviations, symbols, and footnotes used.

References

  • Reference citations in the text must be numbered sequentially in order of first appearance in the text. Please do not list the references alphabetically. Reference numbers may be cited repeatedly in the text; however, all references must be cited at least once.

Example

  1. Holliday E, Fuller CD, Wilson LD, Thomas CR Jr. Success breeds success: Authorship distribution in the Red Journal, 1975-2011. Int JRadiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012;5:146-149. Copyright Assignment—For all copyrighted materials used in your manuscript, such as Figures and Tables, the author must include written permission attained from the Publisher (ie, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill) upon submitting the case to Applied Radiation Oncology. The assignment of rights to Anderson Publishing includes, but is not limited to, rights to edit, publish, reproduce, distribute copies, and publish in electronic form or other media. Authors retain the right to revise, adapt, prepare derivative works, present orally, or distribute the article, provided notice of copyright is given.

DICOMs

Upon acceptance we request that you provide us with DICOM image data sets for the key images. Please provide the DICOM data set as a ZIPPED file and upload the ZIPPED files labeled with the corresponding author's name to:

 

Case Submission Guidelines

Manuscript

Cases should run from 500-1,000 words in length.

Author Information

  • All authors should be listed, including full names, degrees, and current affiliations (department, institution/company, city and state).
    • Author: Linda R. Greer, MD
    • Author Bio: Dr. Greer is Medical Director and Radiologist, Breast Health & Research Center, John C. Lincoln Health Network, Phoenix, AZ.
  • For the corresponding author, provide full contact information: mailing address, phone numbers, and email address.

Submission

Please submit your case in MS Word format with images and figures included to: Sharon Breske, Managing Editor, Applied Radiation Oncology at email: sharon@appliedradiationoncology.com.

Cover Page

The cover page should include the full title of the article as well as the following information:

  • Author Information—All authors should be listed, including full names, degrees, and current affiliations (department, institution/company, city and state).
  • For the corresponding author, provide full contact information: mailing address, phone, and e-mail address.
  • Conflict of interest/author disclaimer—Any actual, potential, or apparent conflicts of interest must be stated on the cover page, or you may download the form at http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/ and return it to ARO. All sources of financial support for the study presented or any author relationships with manufacturers of any products mentioned in the article must be stated. When applicable, conflicts of interest will be included in final publication to maintain scientific integrity.
    • Prior publication/presentation—If any part or portion of the article has been published or presented in another form previously (eg, published as an abstract or presented at a meeting), the original presentation must be identified with a complete citation. See additional guidelines below.

Formatting your case

  1. Case Summary: This should be a brief (<150 words) review of the patient’s history, physical examination, and laboratory data emphasizing important clinical features of the disease.
  2. Imaging Findings: Briefly discuss the salient and important imaging findings of your case.
  3. Diagnosis: State the diagnosis and any reasonable differential diagnostic considerations, if applicable.
  4. Discussion: This should be a succinct, yet thorough, review of the pertinent historical, clinical, radiological, and pathological characteristics of the disease(s). Differentiation of your case from other diagnostic possibilities should be included if pertinent. Radiologic-pathologic correlation with gross and/or microscopic characteristics of the lesions(s) is encouraged. Please limit your references to a total of ten (10).
  5. Conclusion: This should consist of one or two brief paragraphs summarizing the key points of your case.

Figures

  • Key Images: Provide 2-3 JPEG or TIFF images, 300 dpi
  • Each figure should have a descriptive legend
  • Each figure should be cited within the text.
  • Note: Upon acceptance we will request DICOM images sets (see instructions below)

Tables

All tables must be cited in text, numbered in order of first appearance in the article (Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Indicate appropriate table title and define all abbreviations, symbols, and footnotes used.

References

Reference citations in the text must be numbered sequentially in order of first appearance in the text. Please do not list the references alphabetically. Reference numbers may be cited repeatedly in the text; however, all references must be cited at least once.

Examples:

  1. Sanders BM, West KW, Gingalewski C, et al. Inflammatory pseudotumor of the alimentary tract: Clinical and surgical experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2001;36:169-173.
  2. Veyrac C, Couture A, Saguintaah M, Baud C. MRI of fetal GI tract abnormalities. Abdom Imaging. 2004;29:411-420.

DICOMs

Upon acceptance we request that you provide us with DICOM image data sets: For the key images, please provide the DICOM data set as a ZIPPED file and upload the ZIPPED files labeled with the corresponding author's name to:

 

Research Article Submission Guidelines

Submission

Please submit your research article to John Suh, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Associate Director of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor and Neuro-oncology Center, Taussig Cancer Institute, 9500 Euclid Ave. / T28, Cleveland, OH 44195. Email: suhj@ccf.org.

Cover Page

The cover page should include the full title of the article as well as the following information:

  • Author Information—All authors should be listed, including full names, degrees, and current affiliations (department, institution/company, city and state).
  • For the corresponding author, provide full contact information: mailing address, phone, and e-mail address.
  • Conflict of interest/author disclaimer—Any actual, potential, or apparent conflicts of interest must be stated on the cover page, or you may download the form at http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/ and return it to ARO. All sources of financial support for the study presented or any author relationships with manufacturers of any products mentioned in the article must be stated. When applicable, conflicts of interest will be included in final publication to maintain scientific integrity.
    • Prior publication/presentation—If any part or portion of the article has been published or presented in another form previously (eg, published as an abstract or presented at a meeting), the original presentation must be identified with a complete citation. See additional guidelines below.

Manuscript

  • Word Count: Manuscripts should run from 1,500-2,500 words in length.
  • Submit Article: Manuscripts should be sent by e-mail to: suhj@ccf.org.
  • Large Image Files: Image files that are too large to send via e-mail, can be zipped into a single ZIP file, and the ZIP file labeled with the corresponding author's name can be uploaded to: https://www.hightail.com/u/Applied-Radiology.

Formatting your research article

Abstract

Provide a short overview of the research, including the objective and hypothesis, methods and materials, results, and conclusions.

Introduction

State the objectives and provide background, including a brief review of the literature. Discuss what experimental question the study aims to answer, and state the hypothesis. Briefly describe how the hypothesis was tested and how the results will contribute to radiation oncology. 

Methods and Materials

Include a straightforward description of the methods used in the study, including enough detail so the work may be reproduced. References should be used for previously published methods, with relevant modifications described.

Results

Results should be concise, presenting the experimental data.

Discussion

Briefly provide an overview of the work. Summarize the most important findings and, if applicable, accept or reject the hypothesis. Identify the most interesting, significant findings and contrast them to other studies. Consider other works that address the topic and the how the work contributes to radiation oncology. Conclusions State the primary conclusions of the study.

Figures

  • Key Images: Provide 3 to 4 JPEG or TIFF images (resolution: 300 dpi)
  • Each figure should have a descriptive legend
  • Each figure should be cited within the text.
  • Note: Upon acceptance we will request DICOM images sets (see instructions below)

Tables

All tables must be cited in text, numbered in order of first appearance in the article (Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Indicate appropriate table title and define all abbreviations, symbols, and footnotes used.

References

Reference citations in the text must be numbered sequentially in order of first appearance in the text. Please do not list the references alphabetically. Reference numbers may be cited repeatedly in the text; however, all references must be cited at least once.

Example

  1. Holliday E, Fuller CD, Wilson LD, Thomas CR Jr. Success breeds success: Authorship distribution in the Red Journal, 1975-2011. Int JRadiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012;5:146-149. Copyright Assignment—For all copyrighted materials used in your manuscript, such as Figures and Tables, the author must include written permission attained from the Publisher (ie, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill) upon submitting the case to Applied Radiation Oncology. The assignment of rights to Anderson Publishing includes, but is not limited to, rights to edit, publish, reproduce, distribute copies, and publish in electronic form or other media. Authors retain the right to revise, adapt, prepare derivative works, present orally, or distribute the article, provided notice of copyright is given.

DICOMs

Upon acceptance we request that you provide us with DICOM image data sets for the key images. Please provide the DICOM data set as a ZIPPED file and upload the ZIPPED files labeled with the corresponding author's name to:

 

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES

Author Requirements

Authors must ensure that no part of their manuscript has been published or is under review by another publishing house. ARO only accepts original unpublished work. Portions of the manuscript presented at a conference as an abstract, poster, presentation or exhibit may be published with an acknowledgement of the disclosure. Authors must indicate any use of copyrighted material and provide permissions to reprint the material with their submission.

The order of authors listed in a manuscript should indicate level of contribution (first author listed is the lead author). All authors must have contributed substantially to the work with regard to its concept/design, writing and revisions, and approval. Authors must provide necessary referencing, and are responsible for a manuscript’s content and accuracy.

Authors should follow the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Requirements for Manuscripts” http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Applied Radiation Oncology follows the “Editorial Policy Statements” found at http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/resource-library/editorial-policies by the Council of Science Editors (CSE), which describes the rights and responsibilities of editors of peer-reviewed journals.

Ethical Guidelines

In general, ARO adheres to the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (www.icmje.org) with regard to suspected scientific misconduct. Authors involved in ethical misconduct may be banned from submitting future manuscripts, and articles that violate ethical practices will be retracted. Ethical misconduct in publishing includes plagiarism, data falsification, duplicate publishing and inappropriate authorship (eg, article submission with author agreement, inclusion of authors who did not significantly contribute to the work, or exclusion of authors contributed extensively).

Informed Consent and Patient Details

In order to comply with laws and regulations regarding the privacy/security of personal information, identifying details of patients should be omitted from all articles if they are not essential, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt regarding patient anonymity. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. When obtained, informed consent will be indicated in the published article. If the authors do not have permission from the patient or appropriate party, they must remove personal information of those concerned in the article, illustrations and related materials; it is generally not sufficient to use eye bars or face-blurring techniques. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning. Authors should also identify individuals who provide writing assistance, and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

 



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