The J Chest Surg has on online submission and peer review system. Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.jchestsurg.org and the instructions on the site should be closely followed. Authors may submit manuscripts and tract their progress to final decision.
Text : To facilitate the review process, manuscripts must be in Microsoft Word format (.doc). Use basic fonts such as Arial, Courier, Helvetica, Times, or Times New Roman no smaller than 10 points. Special or mathematical characters and Greek letters, which are not on a standard keyboard, must be created using the Symbol font. Manuscripts should be submitted as a single document with the information in the following order; abbreviated Original Paper, Image File, Cover Letter, Title Page, Annotated Copy, Clean Copy, Author Opinion, and Final Paper. Illustrations : Do not reveal your identity anywhere in the document. Full title page, acknowledgements, and supplemental material should be submitted as separate files. All figure parts relating to one patient should have the same figure number. In the case of multiple prints bearing the same number, use English letters after the numerals to indicate the correct order.
Log on to www.jchestsurg.org/submission if you do not have an account, click on the "Create an Account" link. If you have an account, but don't know your password, click the "Forgot Your Password?" link. Otherwise, enter your Use ID and password into the boxes provided, and click. At the welcome screen, click on "Submit a Manuscript". And then, click "New Submissions" link to submit a new manuscript and follow steps 1-4.
Select manuscript type, and enter your title and abstract into the appropriate boxes.
You can cut and paste from your document. If you need to insert a special character, click the "Special Characters" button.
If you are submitting a manuscript that does not require an Abstract, please type N/A in the Abstract box.
Enter your co-authors' information in the boxes under "Add a New Author," then click "Add to My Authors."
The manuscript file should not include author's name or name of organization where the author works. Upload and select the correct file designation for each. All images should be inserted into a PowerPoint file. Acceptable file formats are pdf, doc, and each files should not be any bigger than 10MB in size.
Review the information in the Preview chart for correctness; make changes as needed.
Confirmation of your submission will be noted. Please note if you have not completed a required step, you will not be able to submit your manuscript.
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