VALUABLE INFORMATION PRIOR TO SUBMISSION
Instructions to authors in PDF format
Copyright Transfer Agreement
We no longer require FAXs or other hardcopy of the Copyright Transfer Agreement. Instead we have introduced a convenient new process for signing your copyright transfer agreement electronically (eCTA) that will save you considerable time and effort. If your paper is accepted, the Author whom you flag as being the formal Corresponding Author for the paper will receive an e-mail with a link to an online eCTA form. This will enable the Corresponding Author to complete the copyright form electronically within ScholarOne Manuscripts on behalf of all authors on the manuscript.
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Submitting the manuscript
All manuscripts have to be submitted to our on-line system
Author statement template
This may be used instead of a Cover Letter
N.B. the form must be signed by all authors
All authors must give signed consent to publication in a covering letter including the following information.
(i) A statement that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere, and that, if accepted in JIM, will not be republished in any other journal in the same or similar form without the written consent of the Editor of JIM and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Written permission must be obtained from the copyright holder for reproduction of figures published elsewhere.
(ii) A statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest.
(iii) A statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors.
Minimise publication time of your manuscript
Read the following information carefully:
To be included in the manuscript:
For studies involving ethical problems approval by the local ethical authority should be indicated in the īMaterial and methodsī section.
Conflict of interest statement
A statement of financial or other relationship that might lead to a conflict of interest should be declared. It should also be stated if you have nothing to declare.
Financial support, technical and other assistance of importance for the study may be acknowledged.