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Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology

2016 Impact Factor: 1.384
2016 Ranking: 21/42 in Otorhinolaryngology
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Editor
Richard J.H. Smith, MD University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA


eISSN: 1943572X | ISSN: 00034894 | Current volume: 126 | Current issue: 9 Frequency: Monthly
The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology publishes original manuscripts of clinical and research importance in otolaryngology-head and neck medicine and surgery, bronchoesophagology, head and neck oncology and surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, audiology, speech pathology, and related specialties.

In this journal you will find papers of historical interest, computer software reviews and applications in otolaryngology, imaging case studies, clinicopathological studies, book reviews, and letters to the editor. Also published are in-depth studies (supplements).

All journal articles and supplements are peer-reviewed.

Original manuscripts dealing with clinical or scientific aspects of otolaryngology, bronchoesophagology, head and neck medicine and surgery, maxillofacial and plastic surgery, audiology, speech pathology, or related specialties are considered for publication. All materials submitted for publication undergo peer review.

Editor
Richard J.H. Smith, MD University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Editorial Assistant
Facial Plastic Surgery
Grant S. Hamilton III, MD Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Head and Neck Surgery
Nitin A. Pagedar, MD, MPH Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Laryngology
Seth H. Dailey, MD Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Otology and Neurotology
Samuel P. Gubbels, MD Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, USA
Pathology
Robert A. Robinson, MD, PhD Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Mark C. Smith, MD Hanover, New Hampshire
Rhinology and Sinus
Eugene H. Chang, MD Tuscon, Arizona, USA
Book Reviews
John P. Bent III, MD New York, New York, USA
Board of Editors
Marc Remacle, MD, PhD Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Nancy M. Bauman, MD Washington, DC, USA
Robert G. Berkowitz, MD Melbourne, Australia
Justin A. Bishop MD Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Jonathan M. Bock, MD, FACS Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Brian B. Burkey, MD Nashville, Tennessee
Patrick J. Byrne, MD, FACS Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Achih H. Chen, MD Augusta, Georgia
Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Noam A. Cohen, MD PhD Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Robin T. Cotton, MD Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Jaimie DeRosa, MD Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Daniel G. Deschler, MD Boston College, Massachusetts
Umamaheshwar Duvvuri, MD Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Johannes J. Fagan, MBChB, MMed, FCS (SA) Cape Town, South Africa
Alfio Ferlito, MD Udine, Italy
Alexander Gelbard, MD Nashville, Tennessee
Neil D. Gross, MD, FACS Portland, Oregon, USA
Markus M. Hess, MD Hamburg, Germany
Heung-Man Lee, MD, PhD Seoul, Korea
Alexander Huber, MD Zurich, Switzerland
Jack J. Jiang, MD, PhD Madison, Wisconsin, USA
David M. Kaylie, MD, FACS Durham, North Carolina
David W. Kennedy, MD Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Samir S. Khariwala, MD, MS Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Emma King, PhD, FRCS-ORLHNS Southhampton, UK
Yoshihiko Kumai MD, PhD Kumamoto, Japan
Ollivier Laccourreye, MD Paris, France
Anil K. Lalwani, MD New York, New York, USA
Andrew Lane, MD Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Stella Lee, MD Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
James S. Lewis, Jr. Nashville, Tennessee
Eric A. Mair, MD Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Francis Marchal, MD Geneva, Switzerland
Piero Nicholai, MD Brescia, Italy
Vinidh Paleri, MS FRCS Professor at Newcastle University, UK
Sanjay R. Parikh, MD, FACS Seattle, Washington, USA
Lorne S. Parnes, MD London, Canada
Amit Patel, MD Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Michael Pitman, MD New York, New York, USA
Alkis James Psaltis, MBBS (Hons) PhD FRACS Adelaide, South Australia
Miriam I. Redleaf, MD Chicago, Illinois, USA
Douglas D. Reh, MD Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Alessandra Rinaldo, MD Udine, Italy
Guri Sandhu, MD FRCS London, UK
Kishore Sandu, MD Lausanne, Switzerland
Bradley A. Schiff, MD Bronx, New York, USA
James W. Schroeder, Jr., MD Chicago, Illinois, USA
Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH Seattle, Washington, USA
Raja R. Seethala, MD Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Pascal Senn, MD Geneva, Switzerland
David Charles Shonka, Jr., MD Charlottesville, Virginia
Timothy L. Smith, MD Portland, Oregon, USA
Ahmed M.S. Soliman, MD Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Howard D. Stupak, MD Westport, Connecticut, USA
Susan L. Thibeault, PhD Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Sunil P. Verma, MD Irvine, California, USA
Bradford A. Woodworth, MD Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Steven M. Zeitels, MD Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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  • MEDLINE
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)
  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: ANNALS OF OTOLOGY, RHINOLOGY & LARYNGOLOGY

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aor to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of AOR will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies
    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
    2.7 Clinical trials
    2.8 Reporting guidelines
    2.9 Data

    3. Publishing polices
    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript
    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.4 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript
    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication
    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope: Original manuscripts dealing with clinical or scientific aspects of otolaryngology, bronchoesophagology, head and neck medicine and surgery, maxillofacial and plastic surgery, audiology, speech pathology, or related specialties are considered for publication. All materials submitted for publication undergo peer review.

    1.2 Article types
    Research articles should be no longer than 3000 words and can include up to 5 tables and 5 figures.

    Case reports should be no longer than 2000 words and can include up to 3 tables and 3 figures.

    All text should be double-spaced. Font size should be 12 pt. Margins should be set at 1 inch. Begin each component on a new page in the following sequence: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, tables, and figure legends. Number pages consecutively in the upper right corner.

    When uploading documents, please do not include any identifying information in file names to ensure a blinded peer review process. Use standard abbreviations given in the Uniform Requirements. Express all
    measurements in metric terms; if original measurements were made in another system, include
    these parenthetically. Plot audiograms according to ISO standards. Use generic names whenever possible.
    The author is responsible for all statements in the paper, as approved on the copyedited and typeset proofs. Alterations made by the author after the paper has been typeset may be charged to the author.

    ALL submissions require a Title Page. The Title Page must include: (1) a concise but informative title, worded to facilitate indexing; (2) authors’ full names, academic degrees, affiliations, and addresses; (3) statement of grant or other support; (4) name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of corresponding author; and (5) name and address of author to whom reprint requests should be sent, if different from the corresponding author.

    Manuscripts that report animal research performed in the United States must additionally carry the following statement on the title page: “This study was performed in accordance with the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. et seq.); the animal use protocol was approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) of __________ University [or institution].” Abstracts for all papers (including case reports) must be less than 200 words and structured to include objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Keywords, chosen as much as possible from the National Library of Medicine medical subject headings, should be listed after the abstract. A maximum of 6 are permitted.

    References should be double-spaced and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. Primary references should be used whenever possible. Follow AMA Manual of Style (10th edition) style for references. Citation examples follow:

    Journal article

    O’Donnell J, Economopoulos K, Singh P, Bates D, Pritchard M. The ligamentum teres test: a novel and effective test in diagnosing tears of the ligamentum teres. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(1):138-143.

    Journal article published online ahead of print

    Van der hoek L, Pyrc K, Jebbink MF, et al. Identification of a new human coronavirus [published online March 21, 2004]. Nat Med. doi:10:1038.nm1024.

    Book
    Goldberg L, Elliot DL. Exercise for Prevention and Treatment of Illness. Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis Co; 1994.

    Chapter in book
    Gamble VN. On becoming a physician: a dream not deferred. In: White EC, ed. The Black Women's Health Book: Speaking for Ourselves. Seattle, WA: Seal Press; 1990:52-64.

    Items presented at a meeting but not published
    Durbin D, Kallan M, Elliott M, Arbogast K, Cornejo R, Winston F. Risk of injury to restrained children from passenger air bags. Paper presented at: 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement for Automotive Medicine; September 2002; Tempe, AZ.

    Thesis or dissertation
    Heinig MJ. Relationship of Energy and Protein Intake and Complementary Feeding to Growth Patterns of Breastfed and Formula-fed Infants [dissertation]. Davis, CA: University of California; 1992.

    If a manuscript accepted but not yet published is included in the reference list, give the accepting journal’s name, followed by “in press.” Papers published only in abstract form are listed as a journal reference with “[Abstract]” after the title.

    Manuscripts still in review or not yet accepted formally should not be included in the references, but be cited within the text as “unpublished data.” A reference to a personal communication is also placed in the text,
    accompanied by month and year. Tables should be numbered consecutively and headed by a concise title. Put
    explanatory matter in footnotes. Tables are adjuncts to the text and should not repeat material presented therein.

    Illustrations with multiple parts should be labeled (A, B, etc). Place legends to the illustrations on a separate page in the manuscript. Cite each figure in the text in consecutive order. Written permission from identifiable subjects is required. Images supplied in color will be published in color online and black and white in print at no charge, and may be printed in color for $800 for the first color figure and $200 for each color figure thereafter. Illustrations should enhance, not repeat, material presented in the manuscript and should be kept to a minimum.

    1.3 Writing your paper
    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    AOR operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author.

    Peer Review Process: Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 5-8 weeks of submission.

    Authors are requested to suggest the names, affiliations and contact information of up to three individuals who may be suitable to serve as referees, but the Editors are under no obligation to use all or any of these individuals as reviewers.

    Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.
    All submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter. This letter should disclose any financial interests the authors have in relation to the work, or any financial support provided by companies toward the completion of the work. Also, indicate whether the manuscript has been presented before any professional otolaryngological association and the place and date of presentation. Manuscripts submitted without this letter will not be reviewed and will be returned to the author.
    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    Recommended or Opposed Reviewers
    As part of the submission process, you will be asked to provide the names of 3 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:

        • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
        • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
        • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript (opposed reviewers).

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite/reject any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    Publons
    The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for AOR can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information, visit the Publons website.

    2.2 Authorship
    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors. The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

        (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
        (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
        (iii) Approved the version to be published, 
        (iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicenter group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements
    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Funding
    The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    It is our policy to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles. Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

    2.7 Clinical trials
    The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    2.8 Reporting guidelines
    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

    2.9 Data
    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles [“alongside their article submissions” or “if the articles are accepted”] to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. [The editor(s) may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data.] The editor(s) [can/will] also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at Annals-orl@uiowa.edu

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics
    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving 
    The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting
    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material
    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style
    Please visit the official website of the U.S. National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html to see how references should be listed.

    4.5 English language editing services
    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aor to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Help.

    5.1 ORCID
    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions
    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication
    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article
    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article
    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the editorial office as follows:

    Annals-orl@uiowa.edu or monica.bergers@uiowa.edu

    Please also follow us on Twitter (@AnnalsofORL) and on LinkedIn (@MonicaBergers) for posts on upcoming publications in AOR.

     

    SAGE Choice

    If you or your funder wishes your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to the payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self/author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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