Magnetic Resonance in Clinical Chemistry and Medicine

A scientific open access journal in the field of clinical chemistry and medicine.

Instruction for Authors

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be prepared in English using a word processor.

Authors must use templates (Template file for original article, Template file for Short Communications, Template file for Case Reports: please click the left column manuscript templates section to see the templates) for the preparation of manuscripts. Review articles should use the Original article templates during manuscript preparation. The template offers the authors many features that ease manuscript preparation and submission; all graphics and Tables can be integrated into the manuscript where the author wishes to place them. Requested supporting information must be prepared as shown in the template of supporting information. (see left column)

Novelty statements of submitted manuscript must be provided as MS word file item by item as bullets. The maximum item should be 6 for the novelty statement.

A graphical abstract must be provided during submission. The dimensions of the graphical abstract must be 6.5 cm (h) x 12.5 cm (l). Please do not use the portrait version of graphical abstract. The graphical abstract must briefly show the contents of the abstract. Only structure of compounds or pictures of species are not allowed for the graphical abstract.

Review Articles are critically evaluated on the specific area in NMR in Clinical Chemistry and/or MRI. If you would like to contribute to the journal with a review article, the authors must initially contact the editorial office by email to info@acgpubs.org. Articles are normally invited.

Original Articles are manuscripts describing  amount of substance in biological fluids, e.g. plasma, serum, urine and cerebrospinal fluid for in vitro diagnosis, chemometric analysis of NMR in in vitro diagnosis,  new contributions to the development and applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Clinical Chemistry and  Magnetic Resonance Imaging or spectroscopy in medicine and combination of the NMR and MRI for nondestructive diagnosis of the disorders considered. NMR and MRI spectra/Images must be made available as supplementary material from the corresponding author.

Short Communications are suitable for reporting known metabolites from biological sources, with novelty focusing on technical advances in the field of NMR in clinical chemistry and MRI. Short Communications should be kept to a maximum of six pages, including references. In order to reduce manuscript length, specific experimental details and NMR and MRI spectra/Images must be made available as supplementary material from the corresponding author. The short report articles should not have more than 25 references.

Case Reports are original and/or rare findings in specific clinical disorders that relate novel technical aspects of magnetic resonance.

Special Issues and Book reviews are collections of articles on the specific topics in areas related to aims and scope of journals published in the journal. Offers for the special topics must be applied to the editorial office.

As the manuscript language is English, any author who is not fluent enough in English is encouraged to consult a fluent colleague or a paid editing service for the preparation of the manuscripts. Manuscripts having language deficiencies, i.e. grammar, fluency, etc., create heavy problems during the review process. Such manuscripts might be returned to the authors for correcting the language deficiencies.

Manuscripts submitted to ACG publications are routinely screened by a software to check the originality of the submitted articles. It should be noted that ACG publications are committed to deterring plagiarism and self-plagiarism.  A plagiarism report must be uploaded during submission of manuscript.

Title of the manuscript should be as brief as possible and typed to the template file with affiliation and addresses of all the authors, including corresponding author with an asterisk. ORCID of all authors should be added as shown in the template of manuscripts. The e-mail address, phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author should be provided as a footnote on the title page. Abstracts of all kinds of submissions should be prepared with a maximum 200 words.

Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: Title page; Abstract; Graphical abstract (in PAMS only), Keywords; Introduction, Materialsand Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgments; Appendixes (as appropriate); References; using a decimal system for subsections.  Novelty statements of  manuscript must be provided and authors must adhere to SI units. When using a word which is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark authors must use the symbol ® or TM or alternatively a footnote can be inserted using the wording below: 

References

References should be cited in the text by Arabic numbers in square brackets and should be arranged in the list of references according to the numbers in the end of the main text. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If reference is made to papers submitted or in press, authors are requested to enclose a copy of manuscript or galley proof.

The following examples illustrate the format for reference:

Journal citation

A.C. Goren, B.N. Zhou, D.G.I. Kingston (2003). Cytotoxic and DNA damaging activity of some aporphine alkaloids from Stephania dinklagei. Planta Med . 69, 867-868.

Chapter citation

A. Ulubelen, G. Topcu (1992). Diterpenoids from Salvia species and their pharmacological activities. In: Studies in Natural Products, ed: Atta-ur Rahman, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp.363-381.

Book citation

R.P. Adams (1995). Identification of essential oil components by gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy. Alluredpublishing Co. Carol Stream, Illinois.

Plagiarism Check and Ethics

Any manuscript submitted, soon to be submitted or in press at any other journal will not be considered by Magnetic Resonance in Clinical Chemistry and Medicine (MRC-MRI), and it is authors responsibility to inform the Editor of Magnetic Resonance in Clinical Chemistry and Medicine if such event exists. If the submitted manuscript is a revised version of a previously rejected journal, the authors must indicate previous submission in their cover letter and explain the reason/changes that they made in the revised one.

The Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews issued by the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences are applied by Records of Natural Products. Authors of all the manuscripts submitted to Records of Natural Products automatically accept the guidelines given in the Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews  and the authors have to provide the ethical board approved document informations ( the number and date and ethical board name of ethical approval) in the main text of manuscript and related data should be available in supporting information file of manuscript, if necessary or requested by the editorial office. The following studies strongly needs ethical board approval eg. any of in vivo studies on any animal and human body, studies of endangered species in nature, information about the people including any kind of survey data etc. For detail please see the COPE guidelines.

Authors are encouraged to attach an authenticated report during the submission to make sure that there is no plagiarism problem. Manuscripts submitted to Magnetic Resonance in Clinical Chemistry and Medicine publications are routinely screened by a software to check the originality of the submitted articles. It should be noted that Magnetic Resonance in Clinical Chemistry and Medicine publications are committed to deterring plagiarism and self-plagiarism

ACG Publications journals use iThenticate ® software to check the originality of submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. If a duplication is detected by the editorial office and reviewers, the manuscript will directly be rejected. If the authors use the same sentences of their or another author's previous work with citation without quotation mark, it will still be considered as self-plagiarism and plagiarism,respectively. Magnetic Resonance in Clinical Chemistry and Medicine has the right of removing any article published in it, and banning the authors submitting their studies in future if any ethical violation is identified.

Copyright

It is a condition of publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in ACG Publications. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the Journal, tothe widest possible readership in electronic formats as appropriate. Authors must accept the articles published in the journal for free all around the world. To read and download published papers is free for scientific purposes.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary materials could be sent together with manuscript submission such as spectra, video, Picture etc.

Publication Fee

ACG Publications happy to announce continuation of the publication of Magnetic Resonance in Clinical Chemistry and Medicine completely free of charge for two years and  as Magnetic Resonance in Clinical Chemistry and Medicine papers are now supported by Troyasil HPLC Column Technologies. On this occasion, we would like to thank Troyasil HPLC Column Technologies (www.troyasil.com) for their great support to our scientific community.

Proof Corrections 

The proof corrections must be done carefully by the authors. When proof corrections are returned to Journal further corrections are not allowed after the peer review process. 

Erratum or Publisher Correction. Notification of an important error made by the journal that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or of the journal. 

Corrigendum or Author Correction. Notification of an important error made by the author(s) that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or the journal.

Retraction. Notification of invalid results that affect the reliability of a previously published article. The original article is marked as retracted but remains available to readers, and the retraction statement notifying readers of the invalidity of the published paper is bi-directionally linked to the original published paper.

Addendum. Notification of additional information about a paper. Addenda are published when the editors decide that the addendum is crucial to the reader's understanding of a significant part of the published contribution. Addenda include Editorial Expression of Concern, which is an editorial statement alerting our readership to serious concerns with the published paper. Editorial Expressions of Concern are typically updated with another amendment once further information is available. The editors may request additional information after publication of the article from the authors and it can be available on the page of the article.

Peer Review Policy

All published research articles in Records of Natural Products have undergone rigorous single blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by expert referees.