Instructions for Authors

 Instructions for Authors (5 1 2015)

CITING A REFERENCE TO A CHAPTER IN WWW.ENDOTEXT.ORG

Please be sure to add your ENDOTEXT publication to your own CV, and to cite it in your lectures and publications. The usual format for citation is- - Authors as listed, Title of the Chapter, in WWW.ENDOTEXT.ORG , VERSION OF MONTH/DAY/YEAR, (the current date) , (and you may optionally list the specific Section Editor), published by MDTEXT.COM,INC, South DARTMOUTH,MA 02748.

Thanks for participating in our “New Millenium” approach to providing information for physicians seeing Endocrine patients around the world. Our 450 authors are the very best clinician/teacher/researchers in the world, and our website is the “NY Times” of Endocrine websites, and  the only endocrine textbook INDEXED IN PUBMED.. With your help, we will maintain these standardes.

INFORMATION FOR ENDOTEXT.ORG AUTHORS FOR ORIGINAL SUBMISSION

Use WORD.DOC OR WORD.DOCX  FOR ALL, and  ARIAL TYPE THROUGH-OUT

CHAPTER TITLE-BOLD, CAPS, 14PT
Authors (BOLD, 12 point)

Affiliations (Please give appropriate titles and affiliations for all authors) 10pt

ABSTRACT-NOW NEEDED--Please note-  required for PUBMED   about 250 words

TEXT
MAIN SECTION HEADINGS  (H2) (BOLD, CAPS,11 POINT)
Sub-section headings (H3) (Bold, Capitalize Each Word, 11pt)
Sub-sub section (H4) (Capitalize words,11pty)

Text- (11 point). Separate paragraphs by a space, but do not indent. Please insert reference numbers into the text in parentheses (1, 2) and list references at the end of the chapter numerically in order of appearance. Use any number of references you wish, but obviously it will be helpful to readers if you list primarily important and new sources, and you do not need to document every minor point. The style for references is that used in JCEM  Authors:Title:Journal or book citation. Please check that your bibliography is complete.

Please indicate all important sections by new headings -use important keywords if possible, since this will improve indexing, and make our site more useful. We would like to have very liberal use of Lists, Tables and Figures since these can provide quick and effective data for practicing physicians who may not have time to read a large text. Tables must be produced using the MS Word table function, since they will hold together best during Email travels . Our tables and figures should be included directly in the text. Liberal use of colored figures is strongly encouraged! Please submit figures direc tly in the text, or if necessary  separately in  “JPEG” format.

As usual, we will need written permission to re-use any figure published elsewhere. Since many journals charge for permission to re-use a figure, and we are unable to provide support for this expense, it is often preferable to modify an illustration so that it is not the same as the original, or to produce a new figure, rather than republishing a figure- for example from JCEM or NEJM. Often authors, if asked, will provide a new and different figure for your use and they can be given credit. It is best to crop figures to the smallest size that conveys the information, since the larger the figure, the longer it will take for the computer screen to load.

When the section is ready, please submit by Email, or by sending everything in word.doc  format, to the sec tion editor, and the central editor (me). We will make our tables and figures available to readers in Power Point format, so include a copy of figures in that format  if you wish.

“SUBSTANCE”-Our Web book is directed to practicing physicians and trainees. This audience will of course include endocrinologists, but also a larger body of physicians seeing endocrine patients who need ready access to well formulated and clear information on disease. Thus we want to stress clinical material, especially course of disease, diagnosis, and therapy. We will include enough of the background physiology, and biochemistry needed for completeness. To set the “level” is difficult. We are not preparing a primer, but rather a text directed to practicing endocrinologists and fellows , as well as general physicians and students. We should provide the same kind of clinically oriented material found in a multi-volume specialty text, but not the extensive basic science aspects. We currently are, and tend to be, the equal  (or better than) any currently published hard-cover endocrine text. In practice it may be useful to reference such current outstanding sources as Endocrinology VII for material that will not be presented in our more clinically oriented Web
-site. Perhaps we may visualize something quite distinct – coverage of clinical endocrinology in a single site equal to 2500-3000 pages, if it was to be printed. But of course that is the big difference. We will not print, thus saving an enormous expense, and we are able to put material on line and do revisions almost instantaneously.

DOSAGES AND SPECIFIC TREATMENTS Please check all references to dosages and specific treatments very carefully.

COPYRIGHT The copyright is owned by MDTEXT.COM,INC. For newly written chapters, the authors will transfer copyright to the chapters to MDTEXT.COM, INC .

ORGANIZATION OF MDTEXT.COM, INC . In case you are a new member of the ENDOTEXT TEAM, ALL Editors and authors are the  unique owners of the corporation . The control of our company is the same as with any other corporation, with shareholders electing a Board of Directors at our annual meeting, and they in turn annually elect officers to run the company.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REVISIONS

We hope, trust, and pray, that you will submit revisions whenever anything important should be added to your chapter, and that you will seriously revise the chapter every 24-36 months. Wse will send you a WORD copy of your current version at the beginning of the third year after publication. Be sure to update all authors titles and affiliations.  Please follow the guidelines above for formatting and submitting your revisions. There are, however, at least 3 different ways to approach the revision, depending on the extent of the revision, and in order to cut your work to the minimum required for updating.

ABSTRACT-NOW NEEDED--Please note-  required for PUBMED   ab out 250 words

  1. For minor changes, you may simply send a sentence or paragraph in Word format, indicating exactly where you want it added, and the corresponding reference, numbered to fit sequentially in the bibliography. You may delete/exchange items, or add a number such as (100.1). For a few additions this will work well.
  2. For more extensive changes, or revisions, it is best to work with the entire document from your original in Word format, you may work from it and revise it as you wish . If you have trouble, we can send you by Email a copy of the material that is currently on-line. Please mark all new material by using TRACK CHANGES AND SEND IN THE REVISION IN “TRACK CHANGES” FORMAT. Send the Revision to your Section Editor, who will review it, and forward it to us. We will then replace the entire chapter online. We can also add/replace figures as you wish.
  3. At the beginning of the 3rd year after publication, we will send you a copy of the current version in WORD.doc format, for your use in revision. {lease follow guidelies as above, and submit in”TRACK CHANGES” format.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR MAKING REVISIONS SO THAT YOUR CHAPTER IS CURRENT. THE ABILITY TO INTRODUCE REVISIONS RAPIDLY AND WITHOUT REDOING THE ENTIRE SITE IS A MOST IMPORTANT FEATURE IN OUR APPROACH TO PROVIDING USEFUL INFORMATION ON ENDOCRINOLOGY TO OUR READERS.

For further information or problems, please contact Leslie J De Groot, MD , at ldegroot@ earthlink.net , or tel 508-994-5104, OR  508-525-2870.