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Author Guidelines

Ethnicity & Disease

Manuscript Submittal Information

I. Introduction

Ethnicity & Disease (Ethn Dis) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that provides information on causal relationships in the etiology of common illnesses through the study of ethnic patterns of disease. It is distributed to health care professionals and researchers interested in improving health outcomes for ethnic minority populations. Ethn Dis publishes original reports, editorials, reviews, commentaries, book and other media reviews, and letters on topics such as ethnic differentials in disease rates, the impact of migration on health status, social and ethnic factors related to health care access, and metabolic epidemiology. Authors wishing to submit a manuscript for consideration should follow the guidelines herein. Manuscripts are accepted only through this online portal of the journal and will not be accepted via email or standard mail.

II. Compliance with Publishing Ethics

Ethnicity & Disease contributing authors are required to conduct research and preparation of resulting manuscripts under codes of conduct relevant to professional bodies and regulatory bodies.

To ensure objectivity and transparency in research and to ensure that accepted principles of ethical and professional conduct have been followed, authors should include information regarding sources of funding, potential competing interests (conflicts of interest: financial or non-financial) and informed consent if the research involved human participants.

Authors should include the following statements (if applicable) in a separate section entitled Acknowledgments and Compliance with Ethical Standards before the References when submitting a paper:

  • Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest
  • Research involving Human Participants*
  • Informed consent

The lead or corresponding author will be required to collect author disclosure and contributions forms that attest to compliance with ethical standards. These forms must be filed with the journal upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication.

The Editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with these guidelines. The lead or corresponding author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfill these guidelines.

*Ethn Dis does not typically publish research involving animals; however, if research does involve animals, authors must attest to compliance with ethical guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals.

II. A. Competing Interests (Conflicts of Interest)

Authors must disclose all relationships or interests that could have direct or potential influence or impart bias on the work. Examples of potential conflicts of interests that are directly or indirectly related to the research may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research grants from funding agencies (please give the research funder and the grant number)
  • Honoraria for speaking at conferences or financial support for attending conference related to research
  • Financial support for educational programs
  • Employment or consultation
  • Support from a project sponsor
  • Position on advisory board or board of directors or other type of management relationships
  • Multiple affiliations
  • Financial relationships
  • Intellectual property rights

II.B. Research Involving Human Participants

When reporting studies that involve human participants, authors should include a statement that the studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional review board and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Sample statement to include in manuscript: Our research was approved by the Wallalla University institutional review board and all procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the IRB and the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000.

II.C. Informed Consent

It is important that all participants of a study have given their informed consent in writing prior to inclusion in the study. Identifying details (names, dates of birth, identity numbers and other information) of the participants who were studied should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and genetic profiles unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the participant (or parent or guardian if the participant is incapable) gave written informed consent for publication. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve in some cases, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt.

Sample Statement to Include in Manuscript: Informed consent was obtained from all patients being included in the study. [Describe process for obtaining consent, if appropriate.]

III. Review Process

Each manuscript submitted to Ethn Dis enters the journal's peer-review process, which is governed by the journal’s editorial board. Upon submittal through the journal’s online portal, authors can expect to receive an immediate email notification acknowledging receipt of manuscript. Once received in the Ethn Dis online manuscript tracking system, an article is screened for appropriateness to journal focus areas and criteria. If not appropriate for publication in Ethn Dis, authors will receive notification within 10 days of submittal. If advanced through this screening, Ethn Dis will assign the manuscript to peer reviewers who rate each article on merit of: study design; methodology; data quality; originality; and overall priority for publication. The first review is generally completed within three weeks from original submittal. Once reviewers' comments are collected, the author receives feedback and, if necessary, will be asked to make revisions as recommended by the reviewers and resubmit within two weeks (or earlier, as determined by the editorial calendar). The revised manuscript is then returned to the reviewers to ensure compliance with suggested changes; subsequent revisions may be necessary.

Upon acceptance, the author submits the final version of the manuscript, along with a $250 publication fee. In some cases, scholarships are available to offset the publication fee. See policy for author fees. https://ethndis.org/edonline/index.php/ethndis/about/submissions#authorFees.

Acceptance of a manuscript for publication does not imply that the figures or tables are in a suitable format for publication. After manuscript approval, submitted tables and figures will be examined to ensure they meet journal technical requirements. If they fail to meet technical requirements, the lead author will be contacted. The failing tables or figures will have to be brought into compliance before the manuscript can be published. See section VI below for more information.

IV. Types of Submittals Accepted

Original Reports: Original works describing results of clinical trials, investigations, community-based research, or epidemiologic study. Manuscripts are evaluated and accepted through the peer-review process. Types of original reports fall into these categories: cardiovascular disease and risk factors, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, mental health, public health, medical training, research design, global health, cancer, chronic disease, and other. Specific guidelines for preparing an original report are provided herein.

Commentaries: This type of manuscript is an original work providing comment on existing policies, procedures, or observation of clinical approaches. Manuscripts are evaluated and accepted through the peer-review process. Guidelines for Commentaries are the same as those for Original Reports.

Reviews: This type of manuscript is an original work featuring a review of scientific literature. Manuscripts are evaluated and accepted through the peer-review process. Guidelines for Reviews are the same as those for Original Reports.

Guest Editorials (invited only): Letter of invitations are issued to individuals with expertise related to an issue's scientific focus. Editorials are accepted by the editor-in-chief.

Letters to the Editor: Ethn Dis prints letters to the editor regarding issues important to health care in ethnic minority populations or letters related to articles published in the journal. Guidelines for content can be found herein.

V. Manuscript Criteria and Preparation

Researchers and authors who would like to submit an article for publication in Ethn Dis must abide by the following guidelines when preparing and presenting their article for consideration by the journal's scientific and editorial review board. Authors should carefully refer to each section before final preparation and submittal of a manuscript.

Information required during online submittal. Before submitting a manuscript to Ethn Dis, an author is required to login to ethndis.org/edonline/index.php to register as an author. When submitting the manuscript, the author will be asked to complete the online forms to provide metadata on: 1) name, department, institution, other contact information and short biosketch for each author listed in the manuscript; 2) identification of the corresponding author from the list of authors provided.

In Step 1 of the submittal process, the online system will also ask you to: 1) select the journal section most appropriate for your article; 2) carefully read the Submission Checklist and, by checking the designated items, confirm your agreement and compliance with the following:

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • By checking this box, Author ensures that each co-author has made a significant contribution to the manuscript in one or more of these areas: design and concept of study, acquisition of data, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript draft, statistical expertise, acquisition of funding, administrative support or supervision. Author also agrees to provide each author's name, affiliation, and all required information on the manuscript submittal page. If the manuscript is accepted for publication after peer review, the lead author will be responsible for distributing and collecting an Author Contribution form from each co-author.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all tables are combined into one separate file and will be submitted on the Supplemental materials page. Figures will be prepared separately per Author Guidelines and also uploaded on the Supplemental materials page. A title page with running head, full title of manuscript, authors' names, academic degrees and affiliations, abstract, up to six keywords, corresponding author contact information, word count, number of tables, figures, acknowlegments. The title page will be uploaded on the supplemental materials page and will not be accessible to reviewers.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If manuscript is accepted for publication after peer review, Author(s) agree to pay the $250 publication fee.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • If the study involves human participants, the authors attest to and include the following statement in their manuscript submission:

    All procedures were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsibile committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. Informed consent was obtained from all participants included in the study.

The author will also confirm agreement to the terms of the Ethnicity & Disease copyright policy provided on this page.

Finally, in Step 1, the author has the opportunity to leave comments for the editor. This could include a cover letter and/or other pertinent information about the manuscript. Authors are also encouraged to submit the names and contact information of two reviewers for their manuscript in this comment box.

Step 2. Uploading the Submission

On this page, the author will choose the file to upload to the system. Please note: the author is responsible for submitting a blinded copy of the manuscript and other files contain no author names or reference to the authors by name. Please click on “Ensuring a Blind Peer Review” and follow the instructions in this document. Once you are sure your files meet these guidelines, browse to select the manuscript file, click upload and then save and continue. The manuscript file should NOT contain tables or figures. These will be added in Step 4.

Step 3. Metadata

On this page you will submit author information (as mentioned above) and will also be asked to cut/paste the title, abstract and references for your manuscript. The metadata information is used to populate parts of the publishing site once an article is published.  If you do not include each author in the metadata, they will not appear in the published table of contents.

Step 4. Uploading supplemental files

On this page, you will upload tables (all tables in one file) and figures (should be separate jpg, pdf or eps files). See specifications in Section VI below. Again, be sure these files contain no author information to ensure a blind review.

You will also upload the title page that contains running head, full title of manuscript, authors' names, academic degrees and affiliations, abstract, up to six keywords, corresponding author contact information, word count, number of tables, figures, acknowledgments. Other items that may be uploaded on this page include: appendix items (see Section VI.D for appendix information); permissions to reproduce figure/table, or other information that will NOT be included in materials sent to the peer reviewers.  

Other step-by-step submittal guidance is provided online by clicking on: How to Use: Navigating through Ethn Dis. A video tutorial and PDF document are available.

V. A. Content Requirements of Manuscript

When preparing a manuscript for submittal to Ethn Dis, an author should develop text in the following sequence and as described below:  front page introduction, methods, results, discussion, references, and figure legends. Title page, figures and tables will be submitted as separate files. Ethn Dis adheres to strict word or page limit. Submissions must not exceed 5,000 words, including ALL text found in the sections noted above and inclusive of all text found in tables. If figures are used, authors should count each figure as 500 words of the total count. Per article, the journal has a maximum limit of five tables or figures or any combination thereof, ie, four tables/1 figure; 3 tables/2 figures, etc. (See sections VI.B and VI.C for more information).

Example:

Manuscript,  front page, all text, references and text in tables = 3,500

Two figures (500x2) = 1,000

Total word count = 4,500

Front page: To ensure a blind review, the front page should carry in this order:

  1. a short running head of no more than 40 characters (count letters and spaces);
  2. the title of the article, which should be concise but informative;
  3. the abstract (see Abstract below);
  4. key words (see Key Words below);
  5. word count (as described above), number of figures, number of tables, number of references;
  6. date of submittal (include date of revision submittal if also applicable).

Authorship: Each author contributing to the manuscript should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. The lead author should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article. Authors are required to identify each author's contribution to the manuscript and guarantees that co-authors have contributed in one or more of these areas: design and concept of study; acquisition of data; data analysis and interpretation; manuscript draft; statistical expertise; acquisition of funding; administrative support; and, supervision.

Group Authorship: Authorship of multi-center trials may be attributed to a group. In this case, the lead author ensures that all members of the group who are named as authors have contributed significantly to the manuscript in the areas described above (Authorship). Group members who do not meet these criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments.

 V.B. Abstract and Key Words

Abstract: The abstract should appear on the front page and should be no more than 250 words for structured abstracts. The abstract should state the purpose(s) of the study or investigation, basic procedures (selection of study participants, observational or analytical methods), main findings (giving specific data, if possible) and principal conclusions. It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations.  A structured abstract will include the following headings: Objective(s); Design; Setting; Patients or Participants; Interventions; Main Outcome Measures; Results; Conclusions.

Key Words: Below the abstract, authors should provide up to six key words or short phrases that will assist indexers in cross-indexing the article. Key words are published with the article. Terms from the medical subject headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus should be used, if at all possible. >>>>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh

V.C. Manuscript

Introduction

State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation. Give only strictly pertinent references and do not include data or conclusions from the work being reported.

Methods

Describe clearly your selection of the study participants, including controls. Identify number of participants, the age, sex, and other important characteristics of the study participants. 

Identify the methods, apparatus (give the manufacturer's name, city, and state in parentheses), and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other researchers to reproduce the results. Give references to established methods, including statistical methods; provide references and brief descriptions for methods that have been published but are not well known; describe new or substantially modified methods, give reasons for using them, and evaluate their limitations. Precisely identify all drugs and chemicals used, including generic name, dose, and route of administration.

Reports of randomized clinical trials should present information on all major study elements including the protocol (study population, interventions or exposures, outcomes, and the rationale for statistical analysis), assignment of interventions (methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment groups), and the method of blinding.

Statistics

Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. When possible, quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as the use of P, which fails to convey important quantitative information. Discuss the eligibility of experimental participants. Give details about randomization. Describe the methods for, and success of, any blinding of observations. Report complications of treatment. Give numbers of observations. Report losses to observation (such as dropouts from a clinical trial). References for the design of the study and statistical methods should be to standard works when possible (with pages stated) rather than to papers in which the designs of methods were originally reported. Specify computer programs and software used.

Results

Present your results in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; emphasize or summarize only important observations.

Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain the argument of the paper and to assess its support. Use figures as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in figures and tables. Avoid non-technical uses of technical terms in statistics, such as "random", "normal," "significant," "correlations," and "sample." Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. For requirements on figures, please see Illustrations/Figures.

Discussion

Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat data or other material given in the Introduction or the Results section. In Discussion, include implications for future research. Relate the observations to other relevant studies.

Link the conclusions with the goals of the study, but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the data. In particular, authors should avoid making statements on economic benefits and costs unless their manuscript includes economic data and analyses. Avoid claiming priority and alluding to work that has not been completed. State new hypotheses when warranted, but clearly identify them as such. Recommendations, if appropriate, may be included.

References

References MUST be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals (in superscript font, outside of punctuation marks including periods and commas). References cited only in tables or in legends to figures should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure.

Do not use the Footnote, End mark, or Citation command in software, or other reference software (EndNote, XStyles, etc).

References should be prepared according to style guidelines based on Uniform Requirements style and presented in the American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th edition (2007). The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to style used in Index Medicus. This list of journals can be obtained through the National Library of Medicine's website (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/).

Abbreviations, Acronyms and Symbols

ŸUse only standard abbreviations.

ŸAvoid abbreviations and acronyms in the title and abstract.

ŸThe full term for which an abbreviation or acronym stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement. The abbreviation or acronym should be used in all subsequent incidences except when beginning a sentence, which requires the full term.

Figure Titles and Captions

The body of the manuscript should carry a brief statement or two about the content or findings illustrated in the figure. Figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, create a figure caption to identify and explain each one clearly. Add the figure caption to the end of the article, after the references. During the online submission process, figures will be submitted as a “supplemental files” and should not appear in the body of the manuscript. For more details on preparing figures, see Section VI.C below.

Tables

See Section VI.B.

V.D. Title Page

The title page should be uploaded during Step 4 (Supplemental Files) and should contain:

  • Manuscript title
  • Author names, academic degrees, authors' affiliations, corresponding author information
  • Abstract and key words (up to six)
  • Acknowledgments: List all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, such as a person who provided only technical help (eg, writing assistance, data input, or general support). Authors must have written permission from each person listed in the Acknowledgment section. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.
  • Word count, number of tables, figures

VI. Technical Requirements of Manuscript

VI.A. General

Double-space all parts of the manuscript and use a standard 12-point font size.

ŸReview the sequence and make sure the manuscript is presented in this order: 1) front page (including abstract and key words), text, references, figure legends.

ŸIllustrations and figures should be submitted as digital files as described in Illustrations/Figures.

ŸIf applicable, include permission to reproduce previously published material or to use illustrations that may identify human participants. Add permission statements to the end of your manuscript.

ŸWriting style should follow guidelines outlined in the American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th edition (2007).

ŸNumber pages consecutively, beginning with the front page. Put the page number in the lower right-hand corner of the page.

Leave right margins unjustified (ragged edge).

VI.B. Tables (maximum of five tables or figures or any combination per article)

ŸFirst, prepare each table on its own page in an electronic file separate from the main text file. Use the table function in the word processing software; do not create a table using only tabs and indents. Each DATA POINT, ROW STUB AND COLUMN HEADER MUST be contained in its own cell. Each table should be no more than ONE PAGE. If your table flows onto a second page, consider splitting the table into two tables or eliminating some of the variables. Tables that do not comply will be rejected.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: A PROPERLY FORMATTED TABLE WILL NOT HAVE HARD RETURNS OR TABS WITHIN A CELL.

IN OTHER WORDS, NEVER, EVER USE A HARD RETURN OR TAB WITHIN A TABLE CELL.

Ethnicity & Disease has a standard limit of five tables or figures per manuscript. Keep in mind that the text in each table counts toward your total word count. If you need to include more tables in your manuscript, there will be an additional publication fee. Please contact the managing editor for more information.

Next, name the file with your last name and number of tables (eg, Smith-Tables1-3.doc). You will submit one file containing all tables and a separate file for each figure.

ŸDo not submit tables as photographs or a jpg file embedded in the Word document.

ŸNumber tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text, and supply a brief title for each.

ŸGive each column a short or abbreviated heading.

ŸPlace explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading or body of the table.

ŸTo cite footnotes, use the superscript letters, a-z, to be aligned with the order in which they appear in the table.

ŸIn the footnotes, explain all nonstandard abbreviations that are used in each table using this convention: HTN, hypertension; CVD, cardiovascular disease.

ŸIdentify statistical measures of variations such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean.

ŸBe sure that each table is cited in the text.

ŸIf you use data from another published or unpublished source, obtain permission and acknowledge them fully.

AND NEVER USE A HARD RETURN OR TAB WITHIN A TABLE CELL.

VI.C. Figures or Illustrations (maximum of five tables or figures or any combination per article)

THIS IS THE MOST FREQUENT SOURCE OF TECHNICAL PROBLEMS FOR SUBMITTED MANUSCRIPTS. PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY AND BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND BEFORE SUBMITTING FIGURES. Ethnicity & Disease archives with PubMed Central, which subsequently provides citations in MedLine. PubMed Central has very strict guidelines for figures submitted to their system. Ethnicity & Disease will not publish an article unless the figures are in complete compliance with these requirements.

If you have any questions regarding proper formatting of figures, please contact the technical director (techdirector at this domain name) BEFORE submitting your manuscript.

The terms figure and illustration are used interchangeably herein although an illustration can be a figure but a figure is not necessarily an illustration. A figure is usually a chart or graph. EACH CHART OR GRAPH IS COUNTED AS ONE FIGURE. For example, if you create a chart that contains four panels (eg, A-D) with each panel containing a chart, this figure will be counted as four figures.

Ethnicity & Disease has a standard limit of five tables or figures per manuscript. If you need to include more figures in your manuscript, there will be an additional publication fee of $125/table or figure. You will be invoiced for this fee; payment must be received before publication.

If you are unable to meet the figure (illustration) technical requirements, contact the technical director (techdirector at this domain name). We may be able to assist you in rebuilding the figure (subject to an artwork fee).

a. Each figure must be submitted as a SEPARATE file in one of the following formats:

  • PDF (portable document format) - vector image ONLY
  • TIFF (or TIF) – bitmap image - only used for photo or similar file
  • JPG (or JPEG)– bitmap image - only used for photo or similar file
  • EPS (encapsulated postscript) - vector image ONLY
  • PSD (PhotoShop format – version CS2 or earlier) – bitmap image - only used for photo or similar file
  • AI (Illustrator format – version CS2 or earlier) - vector image ONLY
  • See note below about resolution requirements and naming of the file(s).

b.1. Resolution and file requirements (bitmap images - TIFF, JPG or PSD): THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE USE of bitmap images is for a photograph or illustration that does not include text, lines, bars, etc. DO NOT submit files with text, lines or bars (as in a chart) as bitmap images – THEY WILL BE REJECTED.

The absolute minimum resolution acceptable for bitmap images is 300 dpi at the final size. Example: A photographic image to be printed at a finished size of 3” x 3” needs to be at least 900 dpi x 900 dpi.

b.2. Resolution and file requirements (vector images - AI, EPS or PDF): These files, since they are vector-based images are resolution independent. In other words, you do not have to be concerned about resolution. HOWEVER, TEXT SIZE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 8 PT. AT THE FINAL IMAGE SIZE, AND LINES (RULES) MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 2 PT. WIDTH AT FINAL SIZE.

To determine final size, take into consideration that the maximum figure width at final size is 7"; it is best, however, to design for a width of 4.5" or less.

Do not use cross-hatching of any kind for shading of figure items.

c. Color
  • Background color for all figures should be white. No exceptions.
  • Color should ONLY be used to distinguish items (lines, bars, etc) within a graph or chart. Use black (or shade of grey) for everything else. 

d. Word processing software

                DO NOT SEND FIGURES EMBEDDED IN WORD PROCESSING SOFTWARE, this includes Microsoft Word, Excel, LibreOffice, WordPerfect or any other.

e. Style requirements

  • Letters, numbers, symbols, axis labels should be clear and of sufficient size that (see above for minimum requirements), when reduced for publication, each item will still be legible.
  • Do not include the title in the file that contains the figure / chart / illustration. Titles and detailed explanations or footnotes belong in the figure caption for illustrations, not on the illustrations/figures. Include this information at the end of the manuscript text.
  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. The file name should reflect the figure number along with the author’s name.
  • Each file should be named with the lead author’s last name, first initial and figure number.
    • Example: SmithA-Fig1.pdf

f. Previously published figures

If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher, except for documents in the public domain.

VI.D. Appendix or Supplemental Items

Ethnicity & Disease does not typically publish appendix items. If you need to include appendix items with your manuscript, there will be an additional publication fee as follows:
Appendix page (text only), per page: $225
Appendix page (text and 1 figure/table), per page: $275
Appendix page (2 figures or 2 tables), per page: $325

 


VI.E. Erratum

Once an article has been published, any additional changes required by the author must be published in an erratum in the subsequent journal issue. Changes due to the author's error or omission will be charged to the author at $325 per erratum. The erratum fee payment must be received before the erratum is published.

VII. Submittal Requirements

VII.A. Where to submit

Manuscripts and supporting documents as described herein can be submitted through the online platform at: www.ethndis.org. Potential authors are invited to create a log-in and password; subsequently, the author will follow links and pages to upload the manuscript and provide other required information.

VII.B. What else to submit

a. Permissions: If using figures, tables, or other information directly from a previously published work, authors must obtain and submit a statement of permission from the publisher of the information, including the publisher's required citation of the material. These signed permission statements should be included at the end of the manuscript file.

b. Reviewer Suggestions: Authors may email the names of up to two potential reviewers with expertise in the subject matter of the paper. Authors must provide reviewer's email, mail and phone contact information. This information should be emailed to editor-amd at this domain name.

c. Manuscript Submittal Checklist:  See Section V. Manuscript Criteria and Preparation

VIII. Guidelines: Letters to the Editor

Ethn Dis occasionally publishes letters to the editor regarding issues important to health care in ethnic minority populations or letters related to manuscripts published in the journal. Letters are subject to editing. When preparing a letter to the editor, please keep the following in mind:

  • ŸLetters discussing a recent article must be received within four weeks of the article's publication.
  • ŸLetters presenting opposing opinions to a recent article may be sent to the article's original author to request a rebuttal/comment.
  • ŸLetters must not duplicate other materials published or submitted for publication.
  • ŸLetters must not exceed 400 words of text and five references. Please include a word count. Figures and tables are not allowed in letters.

Authors will receive acknowledgment when the letter is received. Decisions regarding publication of letters will be made within one month of receipt. Prepublication proofs are not available for letters to the editor. Submission of a letter constitutes permission for ISHIB, its licensees, and its assignees to use it in Ethn Dis’ online or print publication, in collections, revisions, and any other form or medium.

IX. General Information              

Guidelines for Manuscript Submittal to Ethn Dis are based on The Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, 5th Edition, developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and appearing in JAMA.1997;277: 927-934.

Ethn Dis is an international journal that exclusively publishes information on the causal and associative relationships in the etiology of common illnesses through the study of ethnic patterns of disease. This peer-reviewed journal publishes original reports, reviews, editorials, special articles, commentaries, brief reports, book reviews, and letters on such topics as ethnic differentials in disease rates, the impact of migration on health status, social and ethnic factors related to healthcare access, and metabolic epidemiology. A major priority of the journal is to provide a forum for exchange between the United States and the developing countries of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Ethnicity & Disease (ISSN: 1049-510X [print for issues released before Vol 25, No 3]; ISSN; 1945-0286 [online]) is published four times a year by ISHIB. Address: 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700; Arlington, VA  22201 USA.

Ethnicity & Disease is abstracted/ indexed in repositories including: Index Medicus, PubMed, MED-LINE, BIOSIS, and Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.

Subscription rates. Individual subscriptions are only available as an ISHIB member. The annual institutional subscription rate is $296 worldwide, online-only.

Correspondence concerning subscriptions or advertising should be sent to Ethnicity & Disease, 250 Palm Coast Pkwy NE; Suite 607, PMB 406; Palm Coast, FL 32137 or emailed to techdirector at this domain name. 

Correspondence concerning editorial content and submittal guidelines should be sent to: Ethnicity & Disease; 250 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Suite 607, PMB 406; Palm Coast, FL 32137 or emailed to editor-amd at this domain name.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The lead author has reviewed and is in compliance with ALL of the Author Guidelines.
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  3. By checking this box, Author ensures that each co-author has made a significant contribution to the manuscript in one or more of these areas: design and concept of study, acquisition of data, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript draft, statistical expertise, acquisition of funding, administrative support or supervision. Author also agrees to provide each author's name, affilitation, and all required information on the manuscript metadata page. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the agrees to obtain signed author contribution forms from each author attesting to their contributions, conflicts of interest, if any, and compliance with ethical guidelines related to human subject research and informed consent.

  4. The submission file is in OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
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