Instructions for Authors

Citing a Reference to a Chapter in www.thyroidmanager.org

Please be sure to add your THYROIDMANAGER publication to your own CV, and to cite it in your lectures and publications.

The format for citations is:

List Authors, Title, in www.thyroidmanager.org, Date (usually the current date), and you may list the specific Section Editor. Published by ENDOCRINE EDUCATION Inc, South Dartmouth, MA 02748

Information for www.thyroidmanager.org Authors for Original Submission

(SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON REVISIONS)

Thanks for participating in our “New Millenium” approach to providing information for physicians seeing thyroid patients around the world. Please prepare you section using MSWord and in “PC” format. For uniformity we suggest the following structure:

ARIAL TYPE THROUGH-OUT

MAIN TITLES OR HEADINGS (BOLD,11 POINT)

Authors and affiliations (BOLD, 12 point)

Text- (11 point). Separate paragraphs by a space, but do not indent. Please insert reference numbers into the text in parentheses (1, 2) and list references at the end of the chapter numerically. Use any number of references you wish, but obviously it will be helpful to readers if you list primarily important and new sources, and you do not need to document every minor point. The suggested style for references is that used in JCEM. We would like to have very liberal use of Lists, Tables and Figures since these can provide quick and effective data for practicing physicians who may not have time to read a large text. Tables should be produced using the MSWord table function, since they will hold together best during Email and other travels. Please submit figure legends and tables in WORD.doc format, rather than as  images, which prevent editing. Our figures will be included directly in the text. Please submit figures on a disc or by Email in Power Point or “JPEG” format, or submit original glossies if necessary and we can scan them into JPEG format. As usual, we will need written permission to re-use any figure published elsewhere. Since many journals charge for permission to re-use a figure, and we are unable to provide support for this expense, it is often preferable to modify an illustration so that it is not the same as the original, or to produce a new figure, rather than republishing a figure- for example from JCEM or NEJN. Often authors, if asked, will provide a new and different figure for your use and they can be given credit. It is best to crop figures to the smallest size that conveys the information, since the larger the figure, the longer it will take for the computer screen to load. When the section is ready, please submit by Email, or by sending everything on a 3.5 inch computer disc in PC format. We would like to make our tables and figures available to readers in Power Point format, which is the reason we suggest they be produced in that format.

Requesting Permissions- In requesting permission for re-use of material, please state that the material will be published in www.thyroidmanager.org, produced and downed by ENDOCRINE EDUCATION, INC, Leslie J De Groot,MD, Editor (ldegroot@earthlink.net). ENDOCRINE EDUCATION INC is a not-for-profit corporation located in Massachusetts. Thank you very much for making revisions so that your chapter is current. The ability to introduce revisions rapidly and without redoing the entire site is a most important feature in our approach to providing useful information on endocrinology to our readers. <

NEW SECTIONS CAN BE HEADED IN (11 POINT) BOLD, CAPS, or Caps and Lower Case, Depending on Importance

Our Web book is directed to practicing physicians and trainees. This audience will of course include endocrinologists, but also a much larger body of physicians seeing thyroid patients who need ready access to well formulated and clear information on disease. Thus we want to stress clinical material, especially course of disease, diagnosis, and therapy. We will include enough of the background physiology, and biochemistry as needed for completeness. To set the “level” is difficult. We are not preparing a primer, nor will we provide the same kind of extensive basic material found in a multi-volume specialty text. In practice it may be useful to reference such current outstanding sources as Endocrinology IVed for material that will not be presented in our clinically oriented Web-site. Perhaps we may visualize something quite distinct – coverage of clinical thyroidology in a single volume of 800-1000 pages, if it was to be printed. But of course that is the big difference. We will not print, thus saving an enormous expense, and we will be able to put material on line and do revisions almost instantaneously.

DOSAGES AND SPECIFIC TREATMENTS
Please check all references to dosages and specific treatments very carefully.

COPYRIGHT
The copyright is owned by Endocrine Education, Inc. For newly written chapters, the authors will transfer copyright to the chapters to ENDOCRINE EDUCATION, INC.

ORGANIZATION OF ENDOCRINE EDUCATION, INC.
Editors and authors are members of the Endocrine Education corporation. The control of our company is the same as with any other corporation, with shareholders electing a Board of Directors at our annual meeting, which in turn annually elects officers to run the company.

Instructions for Revisions

We hope, trust, and pray, that you will submit revisions whenever anything important should be added to your chapter, and that you will seriously revise the chapter at least once a year. Please follow the guidelines above for formatting and submitting your revisions. There are, however, at least 3 different ways to approach the task, depending on the extent of the revision, and in order to cut your work to the minimum required for updating.

  1. For minor changes, you may simply send a sentence or paragraph in Word format, indicating exactly where you want it added, and the corresponding reference, numbered to fit sequentially in the bibliography. You may delete/exchange items, or add a number such as (100a) or (100.1). For a few additions this will work well.
  2. For more extensive changes, or revisions, it is best to work with the entire document. If you have your original in Word format, you may work from it, and revise it as you wish. It may be preferable to get the latest version from the Web. This will work! Open the site, go to your chapter, and SAVE AS “Web page, complete” to your desktop. This will produce a folder with all of the items from your chapter inside, including a file for text, file for bibliography, file for contents, and file for figures. Use MS WORD to open the folder, and then the file for text and/or the file for bibliography and Save as a Word doc. Then you can edit the text or biblio as you wish. Please mark new material by using yellow highlight. Save the revision as a Word document. Email revised files to your Section Editor, who will review them and then send them on to us for inclusion in the site. If you are unable to retrieve the files in this manner, we can send you by Email a copy of the material that is currently on-line. We will then replace the entire chapter online. We can also add/replace figures as you wish.
  3. If you want to revise the entire chapter, it is easy to to obtain the current version directly from the WEB. Open the site, go to your chapter, and SAVE AS “Web page, complete” to your desktop. This will produce a folder with all of the items from your chapter inside, including a file for text, file for bibliography, file for contents, and file for figures. Use MS WORD to open the folder, and then open the file for text and/or the file for bibliography, and and Save as a Word doc. Then you can edit as you wish. Please mark new material by using yellow highlight. Save the revision as a Word document. Email revised files to your Section Editor, who will review them and then send them on to us for inclusion in the site. If you are unable to retrieve the files in this manner, we can send you by Email a copy of the material that is currently on-line. We will then replace the entire chapter online. We can also add/replace figures as you wish.

Thank you very much for making revisions so that your chapter is current. The ability to introduce revisions rapidly and without redoing the entire site is a most important feature in our approach to providing useful information on endocrinology to our readers. <ldegroot@earthlink.net>. Tel: 508-994-5104 www.thyroidmanager.org.

Citing a Reference to a Chapter in www.thyroidmanager.org

Please be sure to add your THYROIDMANAGER publication to your own CV, and to cite it in your lectures and publications.

The format for citations is:

List Authors, Title, in www.thyroidmanager.org, Date (usually the current date), and you may list the specific Section Editor. Published by ENDOCRINE EDUCATION Inc, South Dartmouth, MA 02748

Information for www.thyroidmanager.org Authors for Original Submission

(SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON REVISIONS)

Thanks for participating in our “New Millenium” approach to providing information for physicians seeing thyroid patients around the world. Please prepare you section using MSWord and in “PC” format. For uniformity we suggest the following structure:

ARIAL TYPE THROUGH-OUT

MAIN TITLES OR HEADINGS (BOLD,11 POINT)

Authors and affiliations (BOLD, 12 point)

Text- (11 point). Separate paragraphs by a space, but do not indent. Please insert reference numbers into the text in parentheses (1, 2) and list references at the end of the chapter numerically. Use any number of references you wish, but obviously it will be helpful to readers if you list primarily important and new sources, and you do not need to document every minor point. The suggested style for references is that used in JCEM. We would like to have very liberal use of Lists, Tables and Figures since these can provide quick and effective data for practicing physicians who may not have time to read a large text. Tables should be produced using the MSWord table function, since they will hold together best during Email and other travels. Our figures will be included directly in the text. Please submit figures on a disc or by Email in Power Point or “JPEG” format, or submit original glossies if necessary and we can scan them into JPEG format. As usual, we will need written permission to re-use any figure published elsewhere. Since many journals charge for permission to re-use a figure, and we are unable to provide support for this expense, it is often preferable to modify an illustration so that it is not the same as the original, or to produce a new figure, rather than republishing a figure- for example from JCEM or NEJN. Often authors, if asked, will provide a new and different figure for your use and they can be given credit. It is best to crop figures to the smallest size that conveys the information, since the larger the figure, the longer it will take for the computer screen to load. When the section is ready, please submit by Email, or by sending everything on a 3.5 inch computer disc in PC format. We would like to make our tables and figures available to readers in Power Point format, which is the reason we suggest they be produced in that format.

Requesting Permissions- In requesting permission for re-use of material, please state that the material will be published in www.thyroidmanager.org, produced and downed by ENDOCRINE EDUCATION, INC, Leslie J De Groot,MD, Editor (ldegroot@earthlink.net). ENDOCRINE EDUCATION INC is a not-for-profit corporation located in Massachusetts. Thank you very much for making revisions so that your chapter is current. The ability to introduce revisions rapidly and without redoing the entire site is a most important feature in our approach to providing useful information on endocrinology to our readers. <

NEW SECTIONS CAN BE HEADED IN (11 POINT) BOLD, CAPS, or Caps and Lower Case, Depending on Importance

Our Web book is directed to practicing physicians and trainees. This audience will of course include endocrinologists, but also a much larger body of physicians seeing thyroid patients who need ready access to well formulated and clear information on disease. Thus we want to stress clinical material, especially course of disease, diagnosis, and therapy. We will include enough of the background physiology, and biochemistry as needed for completeness. To set the “level” is difficult. We are not preparing a primer, nor will we provide the same kind of extensive basic material found in a multi-volume specialty text. In practice it may be useful to reference such current outstanding sources as Endocrinology IVed for material that will not be presented in our clinically oriented Web-site. Perhaps we may visualize something quite distinct – coverage of clinical thyroidology in a single volume of 800-1000 pages, if it was to be printed. But of course that is the big difference. We will not print, thus saving an enormous expense, and we will be able to put material on line and do revisions almost instantaneously.

DOSAGES AND SPECIFIC TREATMENTS
Please check all references to dosages and specific treatments very carefully.

COPYRIGHT
The copyright is owned by Endocrine Education, Inc. For newly written chapters, the authors will transfer copyright to the chapters to ENDOCRINE EDUCATION, INC.

ORGANIZATION OF ENDOCRINE EDUCATION, INC.
Editors and authors are members of the Endocrine Education corporation. The control of our company is the same as with any other corporation, with shareholders electing a Board of Directors at our annual meeting, which in turn annually elects officers to run the company.

Instructions for Revisions

We hope, trust, and pray, that you will submit revisions whenever anything important should be added to your chapter, and that you will seriously revise the chapter at least once a year. Please follow the guidelines above for formatting and submitting your revisions. There are, however, at least 3 different ways to approach the task, depending on the extent of the revision, and in order to cut your work to the minimum required for updating.

  1. For minor changes, you may simply send a sentence or paragraph in Word format, indicating exactly where you want it added, and the corresponding reference, numbered to fit sequentially in the bibliography. You may delete/exchange items, or add a number such as (100a) or (100.1). For a few additions this will work well.
  2. For more extensive changes, or revisions, it is best to work with the entire document. If you have your original in Word format, you may work from it, and revise it as you wish. It may be preferable to get the latest version from the Web. This will work! Open the site, go to your chapter, and SAVE AS “Web page, complete” to your desktop. This will produce a folder with all of the items from your chapter inside, including a file for text, file for bibliography, file for contents, and file for figures. Use MS WORD to open the folder, and then the file for text and/or the file for bibliography and Save as a Word doc. Then you can edit the text or biblio as you wish. Please mark new material by using yellow highlight. Save the revision as a Word document. Email revised files to your Section Editor, who will review them and then send them on to us for inclusion in the site. If you are unable to retrieve the files in this manner, we can send you by Email a copy of the material that is currently on-line. We will then replace the entire chapter online. We can also add/replace figures as you wish.
  3. If you want to revise the entire chapter, it is easy to to obtain the current version directly from the WEB. Open the site, go to your chapter, and SAVE AS “Web page, complete” to your desktop. This will produce a folder with all of the items from your chapter inside, including a file for text, file for bibliography, file for contents, and file for figures. Use MS WORD to open the folder, and then open the file for text and/or the file for bibliography, and and Save as a Word doc. Then you can edit as you wish. Please mark new material by using yellow highlight. Save the revision as a Word document. Email revised files to your Section Editor, who will review them and then send them on to us for inclusion in the site. If you are unable to retrieve the files in this manner, we can send you by Email a copy of the material that is currently on-line. We will then replace the entire chapter online. We can also add/replace figures as you wish.

Thank you very much for making revisions so that your chapter is current. The ability to introduce revisions rapidly and without redoing the entire site is a most important feature in our approach to providing useful information on endocrinology to our readers. <ldegroot@earthlink.net>. Tel: 508-994-5104 www.thyroidmanager.org.