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The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology is a bimonthly periodical devoted to the health care of women. The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology Authors Guide Revised 052013

Important Contact Information For any questions, you may telephone the Journal office at the following or email Julie Nash Journal Office Administrator JMIG Editorial Office 919 2676831 Office 919 2872768 Facsimile Email 6757 Katella Ave Cypress, Ca. 90630 7145036200 MonThur 800400PM Pacific Friday 800300PM Pacific AAGL Revised 052013

Getting Started This guide is designed to assist you in understanding all of the elements required to submit and get published in the The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology JMIG maintain all submissions. All authors submitting a written manuscript or video article must have an account on EES. Please use the appropriate links below once you have read through this guide and are ready to begin the submission process. What is EES EES Elsevier Editorial System is the system the Journal uses

Article Types Written Manuscripts Traditional Method This type of manuscript requires the authors to submit a structured abstract, along with a full written manuscript. The article may contain images,graphs, statistics and even video to support or demonstrate the findings of the article. This type of manuscript requires the authors to submit a structured abstract, along with a Video Article. The Video article must be 68 minutes in length, must cover all of the elements found in a written manu

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When a manuscript is received, the corresponding author will be sent a verification letter. A manuscript will not be published unless a conflict of interest has been signed by all contributors and returned to the Journal office. Any manuscript submitted must be original material that has not been published previously and is not under consideration by another Journal. The Journal will not accept a manuscript that contains material that has been published elsewhere. When a manuscript is published,

Manuscripts submitted without disclosure or an attestation report will not be forwarded to the editor until received. The attestation report is required if there are more than three authors. Attestation Letter Sample Please provide no more than two professional affiliations for each author. These will appear as a footnote on the first page of the article. Please include a complete mailing address and fax number on the title page. Also on the title page, please specify what, if any, financial int

Ensuring you are using correct scientific English for manuscript Elsevier provides a service that will review and make edits to your manuscript already written in English to ensure it is in correct scientific English. This process does not change the content of your manuscript but improves understanding and readability for an Englishspeaking reader. This process takes approximately five days and the cost of an average manuscript is less than 400. Please note that these services are not mandator

It appears in the table of contents under the authors names. All submitted manuscripts must include email address, phone and fax numbers on the title page and page numbering with the first authors last name in upper right corner of all pages. Title Letter Sample Journal style now reflects JAMA Manual of Style, 10th edition. Numbers are Arabic, not spelled out. Delete zeros before decimal point when reporting pvalues. pvalues should not be carried out past 3 decimal places. Manuscript Preparatio

Perspectives These are different from editorials that deal with an article in the issue. They are short articles between 1,000 and 2,000 words with no more than 5 references on a topic of current interest in the gynecologic surgical community. Editorials Manuscripts submitted for this section of the Journal must pertain to the topic assigned by the EditorinChief and must contain references as necessary, not to exceed 6 doublespaced pages, not including references. All elements of the manuscripts

Figures, Illustrations, and Tables The editors reserve the right to establish a reasonable limit on the number of black and white illustrations that will be reproduced free of charge. Electronic tables must be submitted as separate word files. All photographic, figures or Illustrations images should be submitted at a resolution of 300 dpi. All lineart images should be submitted at a resolution of 300 dpi. Black and white photographic images should be gray scale and bit map for lineart images.

If the video or animation is divided into several clips, each clip should be identified at the beginning of the section, e.g., Video Clip 1 or Graphic 1, and each clip or graphic should be saved as a separate file. Concise legends typed on a separate page must accompany each video clip or computer graphic presentation. A sound track is highly recommended. The following formats for video will be accepted MPEG4, MPEG1 or MPEG2 .mpg, QuickTime .mov, AudioVideo Interface .avi. The Journal provides a

Presentation 4. Wortman M, Daggett A. Serum sodium changes during hysteroscopic endomyometrial resection. Paper presented at 23rd annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists October 1824, 1994 New York, NY. 5. World Health Organization. Equitable access to essential medicine a framework for collective action. httpwhqlibdoc.who.inthq2004WHOEDM2004.4.pdf. Published March 2004. Accessed December 6, 2005. Unpublished observations must not be included in the reference lis

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Videos Articles The Journal now accepts Video Articles. What exactly is a Video Article A Video Article contains all of the elements outlined in a structured abstract and full written manuscript, but presented in video form. Using video authors now have the ability to present his or her scientific findings through visual media without having to write a paper. Instead the video provides the viewer with all of the elements supporting the findings in their data, but in a visual way. Requirements 1.

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