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IDM guidelines

IDM Reviews
When preparing your Summary and Comment, please note the following:
  • Your Summary and Comment should contain at least 700-800 words
  • Please add a short title of up to 6 words
  • Please provide 5 key words
  • The Summary should focus on the clinical aspects of the article
  • The Comment is the most important part. It should stress the relevance and importance of the article to clinical diabetes practice and avoid a discussion of scientific intricacies, unless these are relevant to the conclusions drawn. It should mention problems and put them into perspective for the reader. A reiteration of the material contained in the Summary is not appropriate for the Comment
  • If reference is made to other published articles, a reference list should be supplied after the Comment. Please do not submit references as endnotes.
  • Please select a suitable figure(s) or table(s) from the original article if appropriate, or you may supply one of your own. If you select a table from the original article, and do not wish to add or delete anything, it is not necessary to retype it with your manuscript
  • Highlight any short phrases in the text (preferably in full capitals, approx. 1½ lines) that are especially important. These can be set as highlighted ‘call outs’ in the final proof
  • At the end of the review please include your bank details so that payment (€125) can be made promptly upon publication. If you do not possess all of these details, please contact your bank for the missing information:
    • 1.  Name of bank
      2.  Postal address of bank (including city and country)
      3.  BIC/SWIFT/ABA address (this is absolutely necessary in order to effect an electronic transfer of funds)
      4.  Bank identifier code
      5.  Clé RIB (France only)
      6. Bank account number
      7.  Name(s) of bank account holder(s)
      8.  IBAN number (European Union only) (as for the BIC address, this number is essential to effect an electronic transfer within the EU)
  • Please send an electronic version of your Summary and Comment either by email to beverley.martin@btinternet.com or on disk to Beverley Martin, 5 Bewdley Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2XL, England
IDM Leading articles

Guidelines for preparation of a Leading Article

Text

Articles should be about 2500 words in length and be submitted on disk or by email. A hard copy is not usually necessary but may occasionally be requested if the document cannot be loaded.

Before submitting the manuscript, please correct any typographical errors and check the references and numerical values given in the text. Please also check that the numbering of the figures and tables corresponds to their numbering in the text.

As far as possible, avoid footnotes and abbreviations. Initials may be used for well‑known organisations such as WHO, but all other abbreviations should be defined the first time they occur. Only international generic drug names should be used; trade names should be avoided, except where two products with the same generic name are being compared.

The first page of the manuscript should contain the article title, the name and full professional affiliation of the author and full postal address (including fax and email). Please also provide 5 key words.

Acknowledgements, references, further reading, tables, captions and figures should be added at the end of the article.

Main headings within the paper should be clearly distinguished from subheadings.

Greek letters, superior and inferior numbers and letters should be clearly indicated.

Copy-edited manuscripts may not be returned to authors for checking unless questions have arisen during editing or substantial changes have been made to the text. However, authors will receive proofs for approval.

Call-outs

To enhance the appearance of your article, if there are any particularly important points in the text that could be emphasised, please put the relevant short section of text (approx. 1½ lines) in full capitals and it will appear on the proof as a highlighted ‘call out’.

Figures and tables

Please include some relevant figures and/or tables with your article. The number of figures/tables is left to the discretion of the author, but Leading Articles usually contain between about three and six in total. These should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text and accompanied by a legend. Units of measurement should be clearly given for all data. If you wish to include photographs or scans, please send the original prints by mail to my address shown at the end of these notes.

References

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT REFERENCES AS ENDNOTES.

The number of references is left to the author’s discretion. However, a maximum of about 60 seems reasonable.

The accuracy of the references is the responsibility of the author. Please ensure that all details are complete and correct and given according to the Vancouver style (see examples below). Please note: list all authors if there are four or fewer; if there are five or more, list the first three only and add 'et al'.

References should be numbered in the order in which they are first cited in the text. The number, in square brackets, e.g. [1], should be shown clearly in the text and the complete bibliographical information given in a reference list at the end of the paper.

References should be presented as follows:

Journals
Rosenbloom AL, Barker JP, Pickering ID et al. Emerging epidemic of type 2 diabetes in youth. Diabetes Care 2001; 24(2): 345-8.

Journal supplements
Marriner SE. Therapeutics in practice: how drugs act in the body. Br Med J 2003; 8 (suppl 1): 361-7.

Article in a book
Dahl AA. Aspects of the diagnosis of panic disorder. In: Götestam KG, Mindus P, Sheehan DV, eds. Panic disorder and OCD. Zeist, The Netherlands: Medical Forum, 2002; 13-20.

Dissertations or theses
Spielman H. Adenosine‑induced fall in glomerular capillary pressure. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1999. 189 pp. Dissertation.

Abstracts
Tattersall R. A history of growth hormone [abstract]. Horm Res 2003; 25: 39.

Proofs

After typesetting, you will receive proofs for approval; substantive changes, however, should be avoided at this stage. You may receive your proofs either by fax or by email as a PDF file. When submitting your manuscript, please indicate which you would prefer.

Bank details

When submitting your article, please include the following details of your bank account so that payment (€250,-) can be made promptly upon publication:

1.   Name of bank
2.   Postal address of bank (including city and country)
3.   BIC/SWIFT/ABA address
4.   Bank identifier code
5.   Clé RIB (France only)
6.   Bank account number
7.   Name(s) of bank account holder(s)
8.   IBAN number (EU countries only)

If you do not have all this information to hand, please contact your bank; we cannot effect an electronic money transfer without it.

You are entitled to receive 10 free issues of the International Diabetes Monitor in which your article appears. Please indicate whether you would like to receive these.

Address for all IDM correspondence: BEVERLEY MARTIN, 5 BEWDLEY DRIVE, LEIGHTON BUZZARD, BEDFORDSHIRE LU7 2XL, ENGLAND. Tel/Fax: +44 1525 374523; Email: beverley.martin@btinternet.com

 

IGM guidelines

topIGM Reviews
When preparing your summary and comment please note the following:
  • Add a short title of up to 10 words.
  • Your summary and comment should contain approx 700–1000 words in total.
  • The summary should focus on clinical aspects of the article.
  • The comment is the most important part. It should stress the relevance and importance of the article to clinical practice. It should avoid a discussion of scientific intricacies, unless these are relevant to the conclusions drawn. It should mention problems and put them in perspective. A reiteration of the material contained in the summary is inappropriate for the comment.
  • Where applicable, references should be mentioned after the comment.
  • Select suitable figures/tables from the original article (if applicable), or add your own table/figure.
topIGM Leading articles
Text

Manuscripts are requested by email (our address: correspondence@medforum.nl) or on disk. If on disk, please state the programme used, and enclose a hard copy of your contribution.
Before submitting the manuscript, please correct any typographical errors, and check the references and numerical values given in the text. Please also check that the numbering of the figures corresponds to their numbering in the text.
As far as possible, avoid footnotes and abbreviations; initials may be used for well-known organisations such as the WHO, but with no full stops between letters; other abbreviations should be defined the first time they occur. Only international generic names are to be used; trade names of drugs should be avoided, except where two products with the same generic name are being compared.
The manuscript should contain the title of your paper, the names and full professional affiliations of the authors and, if different, the address to which proofs should be sent. Acknowledgements, references, further reading, tables, captions and figures should be added at the end of the article.
Main headings within the paper should be clearly distinguished from subheadings. Paragraphs should be indicated by indenting.
Greek letters, superior and inferior numbers and letters should be clearly indicated. Primes (P') should be clearly distinguished from superior numbers (P1).

Keywords

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords for the subject index.


Illustrations

Illustrations are welcome. If submitted on paper only (e.g. photographs), each illustration should be marked with the author’s name, an arrow indicating the top of the figure, and the figure number (Arabic). Number the figures in the order in which they appear in the text. Illustrations should be referred to as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.
If illustrations have been previously published elsewhere, give the source and state whether or not permission to reproduce them has been obtained from the original author(s) and publisher. The source should be acknowledged in the legend and included in the list of references. Where applicable, magnification factors should be stated in the legend.

Tables

Tables should be numbered with Roman numerals in the order in which they appear in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet and given a legend. Units of measurement should be clearly given for all data.

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements should be stated before the references. Grants or financial assistance should be acknowledged on the bottom of the title page.

References

Accuracy of references is the responsibility of the author; please ensure that all details are complete and correct, and given according to the ‘Vancouver’ style (see examples below). Please note: list all authors if there are four or less; if there are five or more, list the first three only and add ‘et al’. The references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. The number, in brackets, e.g. [1], should be shown clearly in the text and the complete bibliographical informa¬tion given in a list at the end of the paper.

Examples

References should be presented as follows:

1. Journals
Hannaford PC. Cancer and contraception. Gynaecol Forum 1996; 1: 3–6.

2. Journal supplements
Marriner SE. Therapeutics in practice: how drugs act in the body. Vet Rec 1986; 8(suppl 1): 368–71.

3. Article in a book
Dahl AA. Aspects of the diagnosis of panic disorder. In: Götestam KG, Mindus P, Sheehan DV, eds. Panic disorder and OCD. Zeist: Medical Forum, 1996; 13–17.

4. Dissertations or theses
Spielman H. Adenosine-induced fall in glomerular capillary pressure. Berkeley, CA, University of California, 1995. 189 pp. Dissertation.

5. Abstracts
Tattersall R. A history of growth hormone (Abstract). Horm Res 1996; 25: 39.

Proofs

Proofs will be submitted to the authors for their approval/corrections. Substantive changes should be avoided at proof stage. If it is necessary to mention new findings, these should be inserted in the form of a new paragraph or note added in the proof.

topHighlights guidelines

Text

Manuscripts are requested by email (our address: correspondence@medforum.nl) or on disk. If on disk, please state the programme used, and enclose a hard copy of your contribution.
Before submitting the manuscript, please correct any typographical errors, and check the references and numerical values given in the text. Please also check that the numbering of the figures corresponds to their numbering in the text.
As far as possible, avoid footnotes and abbreviations; initials may be used for well-known organisations such as the WHO, but with no full stops between letters; other abbreviations should be defined the first time they occur. Only international generic names are to be used; trade names of drugs should be avoided, except where two products with the same generic name are being compared.
The manuscript should contain the title of your paper, the names and full professional affiliations of the authors and, if different, the address to which proofs should be sent. Acknowledgements, references, further reading, tables, captions and figures should be added at the end of the article.
Main headings within the paper should be clearly distinguished from subheadings. Paragraphs should be indicated by indenting.
Greek letters, superior and inferior numbers and letters should be clearly indicated. Primes (P') should be clearly distinguished from superior numbers (P1).

Illustrations

Illustrations are welcome. If submitted on paper only (e.g. photographs), each illustration should be marked with the author’s name, an arrow indicating the top of the figure, and the figure number (Arabic). Number the figures in the order in which they appear in the text. Illustrations should be referred to as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.
If illustrations have been previously published elsewhere, give the source and state whether or not permission to reproduce them has been obtained from the original author(s) and publisher. The source should be acknowledged in the legend and included in the list of references. Where applicable, magnification factors should be stated in the legend.

Tables

Tables should be numbered with Roman numerals in the order in which they appear in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet and given a legend. Units of measurement should be clearly given for all data.

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements should be stated before the references. Grants or financial assistance should be acknowledged on the bottom of the title page.

References

Accuracy of references is the responsibility of the author; please ensure that all details are complete and correct, and given according to the ‘Vancouver’ style (see examples below). Please note: list all authors if there are four or less; if there are five or more, list the first three only and add ‘et al’. The references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. The number, in brackets, e.g. [1], should be shown clearly in the text and the complete bibliographical informa¬tion given in a list at the end of the paper.

Examples

References should be presented as follows:

1. Journals
Hannaford PC. Cancer and contraception. Gynaecol Forum 1996; 1: 3–6.

2. Journal supplements
Marriner SE. Therapeutics in practice: how drugs act in the body. Vet Rec 1986; 8(suppl 1): 368–71.

3. Article in a book
Dahl AA. Aspects of the diagnosis of panic disorder. In: Götestam KG, Mindus P, Sheehan DV, eds. Panic disorder and OCD. Zeist: Medical Forum, 1996; 13–17.

4. Dissertations or theses
Spielman H. Adenosine-induced fall in glomerular capillary pressure. Berkeley, CA, University of California, 1995. 189 pp. Dissertation.

5. Abstracts
Tattersall R. A history of growth hormone (Abstract). Horm Res 1996; 25: 39.

Proofs

Proofs will be submitted to the authors for their approval/corrections. Substantive changes should be avoided at proof stage. If it is necessary to mention new findings, these should be inserted in the form of a new paragraph or note added in the proof.