Submission Guidelines for authors: Radiography Ireland
Radiography Ireland is the quarterly journal of the IIRRT. It contains a mixture of scientific research articles as well as news and relevant events for all IIRRT members. Submissions are encouraged from both members and non-members alike and can be emailed to the usual address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
Radiography Ireland publishes Original Contributions, Reviews, Brief Reports, Special Communications, Viewpoints, and other categories of articles. Topics of interest include all subjects that relate to the practice of radiography and radiation therapy.
A structured abstract is required (i.e objective, materials & methods, results and conclusion) for all original contributions.
Maximum length: 3000 words of text (not including abstract, tables, figures, references, and online-only material) with no more than a total of 5 tables and/or figures.
Manuscript Preparation and Submission Requirements
Manuscript Submission. Manuscripts should be submitted via email to email@example.com. At the time of submission, complete contact information (affiliation, postal/mail address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers) for the corresponding author is required. First and last names, e-mail addresses, and institutional affiliations of all co-authors are also required.
Cover Letter. Include a cover letter and complete contact information for the corresponding author (affiliation, postal/mail address, e-mail address, and telephone and fax numbers) and whether the authors have published or submitted any related papers from the same study.
Manuscript Components. Include a title, abstract, text, references, and as appropriate, figure legends, tables, and figures.
Recommended File Sizes. We recommend individual file sizes of no more than 500 kB and not exceeding 1 MB, with the total size for all files not exceeding 5 MB (not including any video files).
Manuscript File Formats. For submission and review, acceptable manuscript file format is Microsoft Word. Do not submit your manuscript in PDF format. Use 11-, or 12-point Arial font size, double-space text, and leave right margins unjustified (ragged).
Title Page. The title page should include a word count for text only (eg, not including abstract, acknowledgment, or references) and the full names, highest academic degrees, and affiliations of all authors. If an author’s affiliation has changed since the work was done, the new affiliation also should be listed.
Abstracts. Include a structured abstract of no more than 300 words for reports of original data, reviews and, meta-analyses. For other major manuscripts, include an unstructured abstract of no more than 200 words that summarizes the objective, main points, and conclusions of the article. Abstracts are not required for Editorials, Viewpoints, and some special features. No information should be reported in the abstract that does not appear in the text of the manuscript.
Reproduced Material. Radiography Ireland does not republish text, tables, figures, or other material from other publishers, except under rare circumstances. Please delete any such material and replace with originals.
References. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references and for correct text citation. Number references in the order they appear in the text; do not alphabetize. In text, tables, and legends, identify references with superscript Arabic numerals. When listing references, use “Vancouver” style and abbreviate names of journals according to the journals list in PubMed. List all authors and/or editors up to 6; if more than 6, list the first 3 followed by “et al.” Note: Journal references should include the issue number in parentheses after the volume number.
Examples of reference style:
1. Garbutt JM, Banister C, Spitznagel E, Piccirillo JF. Amoxicillin for acute rhinosinusitis: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2012;307(7):685-692.
2. Steinbrook R, Ross JS. “Transparency reports” on industry payments to physicians and teaching hospitals [published online ahead of print February 14, 2012]. JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.211.
3. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS proposals to implement certain disclosure provisions of the Affordable Care Act. http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press/factsheet.asp?Counter=4221. Accessed January 30, 2012.
4. McPhee SJ, Winker MA, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Markowitz AJ, eds. Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical; 2011.
Tables. Number all tables in the order of their citation in the text. Include a title for each table (a brief phrase, preferably no longer than 10 to 15 words).
Figures. Number all figures (graphs, charts, photographs, and illustrations) in the order of their citation in the text. Include a title for each figure (a brief phrase, preferably no longer than 10 to 15 words). Figures may be embedded within the manuscript text file.