SNACC Newsletter Guidelines (Update)

Tumul Chowdhury, MD, DM, FRCP(C)


The SNACC Newsletter is an important part of the communication and voice of our society. It provides a channel to highlight work, vision, engagements, and accomplishments of our organization.

Information for Authors
The Editorial Board for the SNACC Newsletter welcomes submissions on a wide range of topics.  It has created the following guidelines to facilitate manuscript submission. Any questions may be directed to the editor or the editorial staff.

Call for the Manuscript Submission and Process
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to the newsletter section editors. Section Editors (Figure 1.) will be responsible to send at least three reminders to committee chairs and directors. Any further information can be clarified or sought by writing directly to the Editor-in-Chief at  Brief, concise articles are preferred. Reviews, case reports, interviews, and invited articles should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Committee updates, meeting reports, new advances in medicine, and members in the news articles should be between 750 and 1,000 words. All the articles submitted for the Newsletter publication should be relevant to the scope (vision/aims/objectives) of the SNACC. Author name(s) and affiliations should be written after the title of the manuscript. Author should use Calibri font with 12.

Figure 1. Section Editors and assigned work

The SNACC Newsletter is published four times a year. The deadlines for article submission are one month prior to publication and these deadlines are firm.

Issue Submission Deadline Publication Date
1. Spring Issue January 15 February 15
2. Summer Issue April 15 May 15
3. Fall Issue July 15 August 15
4. Winter Issue October 15 November 15

Editorial Policies
Editorial Review: All articles, whether solicited or unsolicited, are subject to editorial review. All material will be reviewed by the editors and the editorial staff.  Articles may be edited to conform to SNACC Newsletter style, format and space restrictions. The views expressed in the SNACC Newsletter are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views, policies or actions of the SNACC.

Authorship: Accepted material becomes the copyrighted property of the SNACC Newsletter and may not be republished or reprinted, in part or in whole, by the author or any other party without permission from the SNACC Newsletter.

Disclosure:  Authors should disclose voluntarily any commercial affiliations or associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted material.

Graphics, Tables and Figures: If the submission includes graphics (e.g., tables, illustrations, photographs, charts, graphs) please submit them as separate files rather than embedded in the manuscript text. Brief and specific legends should be submitted on a separate page of manuscript.

Abbreviations:  All abbreviations and acronyms should be defined at its first use except those that have been approved by standard resources.

Drug Names: Use generic names for all drugs, products and commercial services whenever possible. If any product or brand name(s) must be included for accuracy or clarity, notify the editor or editorial staff.

References: The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Cite the reference in text in the order of appearance. Reference numbers in the text should be typed as superscripts. If more than three authors, name the first three authors only and then use et al. Abbreviations of journal names must follow those in Index Medicus.

Example References:
Journal Article 
1. Hoffman WE, McDonald T, Berkowitz R. Simultaneous increases in respiration and sympathetic function during opiate detoxification. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol1998;4:205-10.

Book Chapter 

2. Murphy TM. Somatic blockade of head and neck. In: Cousins MJ, Bridenbaugh PO, eds. Neural Blockade in Clinical Anesthesia and Management of Pain. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1984:550-4.

Entire Book 
3. Kellman RM, Marentette LJ. Atlas of Craniomaxillofacial Fixation. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999.

4. Epi Info [computer program]. Version 6. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1994.

Online Journals 
5. Friedman SA. Preeclampsia: A review of the role of prostaglandins. Obstet Gynecol [serial online]. January 1988;71:22-37. Available from: BRS Information Technologies, McLean, VA. Accessed December 15, 1990.

6. CANCERNET-PDQ [database online]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute; 1996. Updated March 29, 1996.

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