Instructions for Authors
1. “Equilibrium Research” welcomes original, as yet unpublished papers on subjects pertinent to vertigo and equilibrium. All authors must be members of the Japanese Society for Equilibrium Research. Submissions shall be accompanied by a written pledge signed by all authors stating that the paper (in whole/in part) has not been published anywhere before.
2. Authors are invited to submit original papers, review papers, and short communications. A short communication shall be within one page of A4 paper, and include comments on published papers.
3. Conflicts of interest
Authors should disclose whether or not they have received research grants or other support (including provision of equipment and permission to utilize facilities), which have the potential to affect an article, after references.
With conflicts of interest
“This study received a research grant from XX Co., Ltd. The author, XX, received payment as a consultant (including counselor and adviser) between 2006 and 2010”.
Without conflicts of interest
“There are no matters falling under conflicts of interest”.
4. Format of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, on A4 paper (within 15 pages, including references, tables, and figures). Each page of the manuscript should be numbered. A table or figure will be counted as a 1/2 page. Manuscripts of more than 15 pages will require the approval of the editorial board. Submit a digital copy of the manuscript (including tables and figures) contained on a 3.5-inch CD, MD, FD, other widely used media by mail, or send the digital file of the manuscript to our office by e-mail. The cost of digitization shall be incurred by authors.
Authors should pay particular attention to the following items when writing an article:
a. The names of authors, and affiliation should be written in both English and Japanese on the cover. A contact address, name, e-mail address, and sources of contributions in any form, including subsidies, equipment, or medication, should also be given.
b. Abstract and keywords
An abstract of the paper (maximum of 300 words) including the objective, procedures, and conclusion of the research, as well as keywords (three to five) should be given. Terms from the medical subject headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus are preferred.
d. Methods should include technical information and statistical techniques concerning the selection of subjects, procedures, and equipment.
g. References cited in the text should be superscripted and listed in the order of appearance. Enter author’s name：title, journal name, volume, first page, last page, and year of publication (A.D.) in this order. List all authors up to three; otherwise list the first three followed by et al. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov). References to digital literature should be noted in the main text in square brackets.
1）Eggermont JJ，Schmidt PH：Meniere’s disease：A long-term follow-up study of hearing loss.Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 94：1-9，1985
2）Coats AC ：The physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems.In ed Ballenger JJ. Diseases of the nose,throat,ear,head,and neck.pp
924-1000,Lea & Febiger，Philadelphia，1985
h. Statement of conflicts of interest
i. Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should be provided in a clear and digitized form. Tables in Excel, PDF, or PowerPoint format and figures in JPEG, GIF, TIFF, or PICT format are acceptable. Each table and figure should be on a separate sheet, numbered consecutively, and have a legend and title. The position of each table and figure should be indicated in the right margin of the text.
5. The cost of proofreading the English manuscript shall be incurred by the author.
6. Authors should consider ethical issues relevant to the paper. All clinical research involving human subjects should be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Authors should enclose written informed consent obtained from all subjects. Authors should follow the guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals issued by the appropriate research facilities.
7. Privacy protection of patients and confidentiality
In principle, identifying information, including names of patients, initials, patient number, detailed date of consultation, and head-and-shoulders photographs, should not be published. However, when the information is essential for scientific purposes, a form saying that patients, or their parents or persons with parental authority, were provided with sufficient information and consented should be provided.
8. Acceptance or rejection of the paper will be decided by the editorial board, taking into account the opinions of multiple referees.
9. Authors of accepted papers will receive a PDF file of the published paper. Indicate the number of reprints required on the title page of the manuscript. The minimum quantity is 30 and in Multiples of 30 thereafter. Reprints may be purchased. In the case of fast publication, the cost of printing and an extra charge, which is equivalent to 20% of the printing cost, shall be incurred by authors.
Copyright of published papers lies with the Japanese Society for Equilibrium Research. The first author and all co-authors must sign a copyright release and submit it.
Revised on June 1, 2011
Japanese Society for Equilibrium
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