Submitting SMFM Manuscript by MikeJenny


									Dear SMFM attendee,

On behalf of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the editors of the special SMFM
edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, we would like to invite you to
submit your work in the form of a peer review manuscript. Last year over one third of submitted
manuscripts were accepted for publication and appeared in the September and October issues of
the American Journal. This year we will again publish the manuscripts in the September and
October issues.

We have enclosed instructions in your registration packet to allow for ease of submission
through the American Journal‟s website. The deadline for such submission is the close of
business on February 23, 2004.

Thank you for considering the publication of your exciting research investigations in the special
SMFM edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Jay Iams, M.D.
2003 President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Associate Editor, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kenneth J. Moise, Jr., M.D.
Associate Editor, SMFM Edition of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

                    Submitting a SMFM Manuscript online
               to The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

   Go to

   Review the Instructions for Authors and format your submission accordingly. Submissions
    that do not adhere to these instructions will not be considered.

   Click on LOGIN

IMPORTANT: If you have reviewed for The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
recently, you are probably already registered in the system. To find out, please click on Forget
your password, please do not register without ensuring that you are not already a registered user,
as this could disrupt the processing of your submission.
   After you have obtained and entered your user name and password click the Author Login in

Once logged into the system you will be brought to the Author Main Menu. Click „Submit new
Manuscript‟ to begin the submission process. It is from the following „Submit new Manuscript‟
screen that you will submit all data that comprises your submission – manuscript text, images
and correspondence.

   Enter Article Title and Click Next.

   Using the pull-down menu, select SMFM as the type of manuscript being submitted and click
    Next. IMPORTANT; if you do not select SMFM the submission will not be considered as
    part of these proceedings.

   Do not re-enter yourself in the list of authors, as this is done automatically. Only the
    Corresponding Author will receive email notifications. You may change the Corresponding
    Author, as long as the individual is a registered user. All other authors do not need to be
    registered users, but their First Name, Last Name and Affiliation need to be included for
    publication purposes. Click Add Author until all authors are listed under „Authors for This
    Submission‟, then click Next.

   Enter the keywords separated by a semicolon and a space (;). Then click Next.

   Classifications are required for all submissions. Click the „Select Document Classifications‟
    button and mark ALL that apply. Do not forget to click „Submit‟ and click Next.

   Comments Field;
           1) Enter the SMFM Abstract Number(s) in the Comments Box
           2) Indicate whether this was a poster or oral presentation
           3) Enter any additional comments for the Editor. The comments will not appear
              with your manuscript. Click Next.

   Request Editor; does not apply for SMFM submissions. Simply leave this as “No Request”
    and Click Next.
   All items must be submitted through the following online process. Items are listed on the
    pull-down menu, and those marked with an * are required. Choose the first Item, enter a
    Description, and locate the file with the Browse button (i.e. C:\mydocuments\manuscript),
    and click Attach This File.
   The Delivery Method for each item must be via the Online Web System, do not select offline
    for any Item.
   Repeat this procedure until all items are attached.
   Figures may be submitted in any format (i.e. JPEG, BMP, GIF, etc), as figure(s) will be
    converted to a PDF file format. However, should your submission be accepted an original
    glossy print of each figure will be required for publication purposes.
   Checklist and Copyright statements should be completed, scanned and uploaded along with
    all submitted files. If there is an extenuating circumstance and this is not possible, they be
    faxed to 614-527-3821. Clearly indicate the corresponding author‟s name and title of the
    manuscript on all faxed pages.

   Ensure all items are included and click Send.

   A message will appear that the PDF file is being built. Once the PDF has been built you will
    receive an email message asking you to verify the submission. IMPORTANT: Your
    submission will not be forwarded to the editorial office until this step is completed. Before a
    submission is verified it will appear under „Waiting for Authors Approval‟ of the „Authors
    Main Menu.‟ Upon verification it will appear under „Submissions being Processed.‟ The
    Editorial Office will send an email confirming receipt of your submission.

   You will be notified via email as to the final decision on your manuscript, and it will appear
    in your „Author Main Menu‟.

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