The Journal of One-day Surgery
considers all articles of relevance to day and short stay surgery.
Articles may be in the form of original research, review papers,
audits, service improvement reports, case reports, case series,
practice development and letters to the editor. Research projects
must clearly state that ethics committee approval was sought where
appropriate and that patients gave their consent to be included.
Patients must not be identifiable unless their written consent has
been obtained. If your work was conducted in the UK and you are
unsure as to whether it is considered as research requiring
approval from an NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC), then please
consult the NHS Health Research Authority decision tool at http://www.hra-decisiontools.org.uk/ethics/.
Articles should be prepared with
double line spacing and wide margins. Submissions must be sent by
email to the address below. A scanned letter requesting publication
signed by all authors must also accompany articles.
Any source of funding should be
declared and authors should also disclose any possible conflict of
interest that might be relevant to their article.
The first page should list all
authors (including their first names), their job titles, the
hospital(s) or unit(s) from where the work originates and should
give a current contact address for the corresponding author. The
author should provide three or four keywords describing their
article, which should be as informative as possible. An abstract of
250 words maximum summarising the manuscript should be provided and
structured as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results
Manuscripts should be divided into
the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion
and References. Tables and figures should follow, with each on a
separate page. Each table and figure should be accompanied by a
legend that should be sufficiently informative as to allow it to be
interpreted without reference to the main text.
All figures and graphs are
reformatted to the standard style of the journal. If a manuscript
includes such submission, particularly if exported from a
spreadsheet (for example Microsoft Excel), a copy of the original
data (or numbers) would assist the editorial process.
Copies of original photographs, as a
JPEG or TIFF file, should be included as a separate enclosure,
rather than embedding pictures within the text of the
References should be cited
numerically in the order in which they appear in the text.
References should list all authors' names. Journal titles should be
given in full. Please provide both the first and last page
Submissions are subject to peer
review. Proofs will not normally be sent to authors and reprints
are not available.
All items should be emailed to The
Email Address for submissions: email@example.com
Mr David Bunting
Editor, Journal of One Day
Consultant Upper GI
North Devon District
[These guidelines were last revised