EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY MONOGRAPH Instructions to Authors The European Respiratory Monograph is an official publication of the European Respiratory Society, which publishes "state of the art" review articles, only by invitation, under the coordi- nation of a Guest Editor(s). All manuscripts should be sent to: E.F.M. Wouters, University Hospital Maastricht, Dept of Pulmonology, P.O. Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, the Netherlands. Fax: 31 43 3875051. E-mail: M. Pesik, Secretary to E.F.M. Wouters. Fax: 31 43 3875051 Tel: 31 43 3875044. E-mail: INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS Presentation The manuscript should be accompanied by a presentation letter and a title page, with the name of the authors and their affiliation, the full mailing address, fax number and e-mail ad- dress of the corresponding author, and any source of support. A short running head should be given and not more than 6 keywords. The length of a chapter, in typescript form, should be ap- proximately 20–30 pages of double-spaced type including text, figures, tables and references. Text Experimental paper format is not required, and should not include sections on methods, results and discussion. Headings and subheadings should be used to facilitate the readers. The Monograph aims to be educational. Clear distinction should be made between strong informa- tion (i.e. based on random, controlled clinical trials) and soft information (i.e. suggestive but inconclusive data). The text should start with an introduction and finish with a 10–15 line con- clusion. A brief summary (no more than 300 words) is required with the typescript which should recapitulate the key points, rather than introducing the subjects to be discussed. Tables and illustrations Please include all tables and figures with your typescript. Each chapter must include at least one table or illustration. Every table and illustration must be cited in the text. The source of reproduction must be acknowledged (from [Ref. No.] with permission). See copyright informa- tion below. Tables Each table should be typed on a separate page and should have a short title. Other informa- tion should appear as footnotes to the table, indicated by superscript symbols. Large tables are difficult to read and print, and should be avoided. Illustrations Where a figure can replace or reduce a text passage, the figure is preferred. Figures should be named and numbered. Line drawings can be supplied as .jpeg, .gif, .tif or .btmp, and will be redrawn into house style. All photographic images should be provided with a minimum of 300 dots per inch (dpi) and should preferably be supplied in .jpeg, .tif or .eps format. Photomicrographs must have internal scale markers (linear scale). Please provide a clear legend for each figure which should be brief and nonrepetitive of information given in the text, all abbreviations should be expanded in the legend. References The author is free to decide on how many references he/she will use. References to original work are preferred to references or quotations from other chapters in the Monograph. How- ever, the author is free to decide on what he/she will quote. Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, including those mentioned in tables and figures. Type the references in square brackets. Cite personal communications and unpub- lished work in the text only, giving the name and initials of the authors and the year of writing. Follow the style of the European Respiratory Journal (Vancouver style). Copyright You must obtain from the copyright holder (usually the publisher of the work) permission to reproduce figures, tables and extended quotations. The source of any such reproduction must always be acknowledged. The original document should be included with your manu- script to the Editor in Chief. For any further details please refer to the instructions to the authors of the European Respiratory Journal. Mono instructions-authors.qxd 08/11/2005 13:10 Page 1
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