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. Sincerely, 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 www.edmgr.com/ajog 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 button. 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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