The GIST and Sarcoma Journal Author Guidelines
Scope of Manuscripts
The GIST and Sarcoma Journal considers the following types of manuscripts for publication:
- Reviews that summarize and synthesize peer-reviewed literature to date on relevant topics in a scholarly fashion and format.
- Original contributions based on original, basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or prevention studies relating to gastrointestinal stromal cancer that are well documented, novel, and significant.
- Letters to the Editor on timely and relevant subjects pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
- Clinical case studies.
Authors are required to submit their manuscripts in an electronic format, preferably by email to the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan C. Trent, MD, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide in a word processing program. Images should be submitted electronically as well.
All material reproduced from previously published, copyrighted material should contain a full credit line acknowledging the original source. The author is responsible for obtaining this permission.
List all authors, including mailing address, titles and affiliations, phone, fax, and email. Please note corresponding author.
Peer Review and Editing
Manuscripts will be peer reviewed. Accepted manuscripts will be edited for clarity, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency with American Medical Association (AMA) style. Authors whose manuscripts are not initially accepted may have the opportunity to revise the manuscript based on recommendations from peer reviewers and at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
Conflict of Interest
The GIST and Sarcoma Journal policy requires that authors reveal to the Editor-in-Chief any relationships that they believe could be construed as resulting in an actual, potential, or apparent conflict of interest with regard to the manuscript submitted for review. Authors must disclose this information in the covering letter accompanying their submission.
Length: Full-length manuscripts should not exceed 4000 words, including references. Please limit the reference list to 50 citations. Manuscripts should be accompanied by figures and/or tables. Generally 4-5 figures and 2-3 tables are preferred for each manuscript. Please include a brief description to accompany these items, as well as a legend for all abbreviations. Manuscripts should not contain an abstract but an introduction is recommended.
Spacing: One space after periods. Manuscripts should be double spaced.
All submissions should have references that are referred to in the text by superscripted numbers and that conform to AMA style.
Lewczuk J, Piszko P, Jagas J, et al. Prognostic factors in medically treated patients with chronic pulmonary embolism. Chest. 2001;119:818-823.
Manuscripts and accompanying material are accepted for exclusive publication in The GIST and Sarcoma Journal. None of the contents may be reproduced without permission of The GIST and Sarcoma Journal. To request permission, please contact Stu Chapman, Executive Editor, (516) 356-5006; email: email@example.com