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InnovAiT

Education and inspiration for general practice

Honorary Editor
Terry Kemple RCGP, UK
Executive Editor
Co-Executive Editor
Editorial Office

eISSN: 17557399| ISSN: 17557380|Current volume: 9|Current issue: 4 Frequency: Monthly

InnovAiT is the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) journal that promotes excellence in primary care through quality education. It was developed to support Associates-in-Training (AiTs) of the RCGP from entry into specialist training to qualification.

InnovAiT also provides information relevant to the needs of GP trainers, trained and newly qualified GPs, practice and community nurses, foundation level doctors and medical students contemplating a career in primary care.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


InnovAiT is the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) peer reviewed journal that promotes excellence in primary care through quality education. It was developed to support Associates-in-Training (AiTs) of the RCGP from entry into specialist training to qualification. It is also a valuable resource for:

• GP trainers
• Trained GPs who wish to update and maintain their knowledge base
• Newly qualified (First5) GPs wanting to extend their knowledge
• Practice and community nurses, and
• Foundation level doctors and medical students contemplating a career in primary care

InnovAiT complements the British Journal of General Practitioners (BJGP). Rotating through the whole RCGP curriculum on a 3-year cycle, each issue covers 2 clinical themes, and one non-clinical area. Other regular features include a news and views section; insights from GPs; and exam tips for the MRCGP. The Journal includes 'applied knowledge test' questions and 10-minute scenarios that can be used for tutorials, personal learning or discussion in groups.

Deputy Editors
Junior Editor
News and Views Editors
AKT Editors
E-Media Editors
From the...
Crammer's Corner
Guest Editor
Kunal Chawathey Goodrest Croft Surgery, UK
Alice Shiner  
For the RCGP
  • EBSCO: TOC Premier
    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
      2.1 Feature Articles
          2.1.1 Feature Articles Format
      2.2 Case Studies
          2.2.1 Case Studies Format
      2.3 Book Reviews
      2.4 Audit Reports
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Plagiarism policy
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 References and further information
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
      9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
            9.4.2.1 Corresponding author contact details
      9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      9.4.5 English language editing services
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Short Summary
      10.2 Proofs
      10.3 E-Prints and complimentary copies
      10.4 SAGE production
      10.5 OnlineFirst publication
    11. Further information

    InnovAiT

    InnovAiT welcomes contributions from health and social care professionals based on subjects that would be relevant to our readership of Associates in Training (AiTs) of the Royal College of General Practitioners and GPs. Developed to support AiTs from entry into specialist training to qualification, InnovAiT promotes excellence in primary care through quality education.

     

    1. Publication Ethics 

    1.Peer review policy

    InnovAiT operates a strictly anonymous (double-blinded) peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. 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 4-6 weeks of submission.

    When submitting your article in SAGE track, you will be given the opportunity to select the main topic of your manuscript. It is important that you choose a category from the drop-down menu. This will ensure that your article is sent to the correct reviewer.

    1.2 Plagiarism policy

    InnovAIT and SAGE take issues of copyright infirngement, 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.

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    2. Article types

    2.1 Feature Articles

    Feature articles are aimed at GPs in training. It is important that they are easy to read, give the AiTs a strategy for dealing with problems/situations that they might encounter during the course of their work in primary care, provide an accurate and full knowledge base on the topic, and are closely linked to the GP curriculum.

    2.1.1 Feature Articles Format
    Articles should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length (4-5 pages of A4 12 font) and use summary boxes, flow charts, tables and pictures to illustrate the text and highlight the most important points for the readers. We will reject articles over 5,000 words in length without sending them out for review. The word count should include the references, tables and figure legends.

    Articles should be written with 5 main sections:

    1. Introduction - a single paragraph summarising the topic and aims of the article (maximum 100 words). Please do not use a heading for this section. References in the introductory paragraph should be avoided.
    2. A curriculum box defining how the article is applicable to and addresses specific statements within the GP curriculum. Details of the GP curriculum statements can be accessed via the website: www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/gp-curriculum-overview/online-curriculum.aspx. This should not state what you think GPs should know - only what the curriculum requires. Please reference the curriculum statement(s) to which the article applies within the references section at the end of the article.
    3. Main section covering the topic material - please use headings and subheadings to break the text up. We have just 2 heading levels - we will reject your article without sending it out for review if you introduce any more.
    4. Key points - these should summarize the major learning points from the article in the form of 5-6 brief bullet points. We will reject your article without sending it out for review if there is no key points box or if your article has more than 6 key points. Key points should be single sentences.
    5. References and further information - these should include all the key references for the topic and their sources, and additional sources of information that may be helpful to the reader.

    2.2 Case Studies
    InnovAiT welcomes brief case studies. Please use the format outlined below and submit via SAGE track (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/innovait). A separate title page should also be submitted which should contain the title, name and affiliation of each author. Corresponding authors should also include their email addresses.

    This separate title page document should be given the file designation of ‘Title Page’ when you upload your manuscript.

    To facilitate the journal's double-blinded peer review policy, the manuscript file should contain no identifying author information.
    We are happy to accept both real and fictional case studies. If the study is fictional this must be stated in the article. If it is based upon a real patient the journal requires that permission is obtained from the patient or patient’s relatives for submission of the case study for potential publication. This must be obtained before submission of the manuscript and the authors must state this in their submission letter and provide a copy of the written permission statement. If photographs of the patient, in any form, are used a specific signed permission statement from the patient must be obtained and a copy of this submitted with the manuscript. Failure to comply with this will result in rejection of the manuscript

    2.2.1 Case Studies Format

    Title (maximum 5 words):
    Case history (history, examination and investigations - maximum 350 words)
    Discussion (maximum 400 words)

    2.3 Book Reviews
    The Editors of InnovAiT are pleased to receive book reviews. Please use the template which is available below and submit via SAGE track (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/innovait). A separate title page should also be submitted which should include your title, name and affiliation. This separate title page document should be given the file designation of ‘Title Page’ when you upload your manuscript.

    To facilitate the journal's double-blinded peer review policy, the manuscript file should contain no identifying author information.

    Book Review Template

    2.4 Audit Reports
    InnovAiT welcomes audit reports. Please use the template which is available here and submit via SAGE track (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/innovait). A separate title page should also be submitted which should contain the title, name and affiliation of each author.
    Corresponding authors should also include their email addresses.

    This separate title page document should be given the file designation of ‘Title Page’ when you upload your manuscript. To facilitate the journal's double-blinded peer review policy, the manuscript file should contain no identifying author information.

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    3. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    InnovAiT is hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/innovait to login and submit your article online.

    Please Note: InnovAiT conducts blinded peer-review. When uploading your manuscript you will need to upload a manuscript file with no identifying author information (designate as Main Document) and a separate title page (designate as Title Page) with author details. The title page should include the title, name and affiliation of each author. The corresponding author should also include their email address.

    Upload as many files as needed for your manuscript in groups of three or fewer. These files will be combined into a single PDF document for the peer review process (your Title Page will not be included in the PDF file). In addition to the title page and main document you will also have the opportunity to upload colour figures, black and white figures, supplementary material and tables separately.

    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 Online Help.

    New User Account 
    Please log onto the website via the link above. If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account. Follow the instructions and please ensure to enter a current and correct email address. Creating your account is a three-step process that takes a matter of minutes to set up. When you have finished, your User ID and password is sent via email immediately. Please edit your user ID and password to something more memorable by selecting ‘edit account’ at the top of the screen. If you have already created an account but have forgotten your details type your email address in the ‘Password Help’ to receive an emailed reminder. Full instructions for uploading the manuscript are provided on the submission website.

    Online Submission
    Submissions should be made by logging in and selecting the Author Centre and the ‘Click here to Submit a New Manuscript’ option. Follow the instructions on each page, clicking the ‘Next’ button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen. If at any stage you have any questions or require the user guide, please use the ‘Get Help Now’ button at the top right of every screen. Further help is available through ScholarOne’s® Manuscript CentralTM customer support at +1 434 817 2040 x 167.

    To upload your files, click on the ‘Browse’ button and locate the file on your computer. Select the designation of each file (i.e. main document, submission form, figure) in the drop down box next to the browse button. When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the ‘Upload Files’ button. Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) and then click the Submit button.
    You may suspend a submission at any point before clicking the Submit button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can also log back into your author centre at any time to check the status of your manuscript.

    Please ensure that you submit editable source files only. The main text should be in Microsoft Word or RTF, the tables as separate Word files, and the figures as separate EPS, JPEG or TIF files. Please ensure that your document does not include page numbers; the InnovAiT SAGE track system will generate them for you, and then automatically convert your manuscript to PDF for peer review. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revisions, will be by email.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details in section 10 (further Information).

    Submitting a Revision 
    Authors submitting revised manuscripts should follow the instructions above to submit through the SAGE track system. To create a revision, go to the ‘Manuscripts with Decisions’ option in your Author Dashboard and select ‘create a revision in the ‘Action’ column. Revised text should be highlighted in the text, and authors of all revised submissions should, when prompted, provide information explaining the changes in your manuscript as this will be provided to reviewers.

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    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. For InnovAiT copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).It is a condition of acceptance that all manuscripts submitted must be original, not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and not previously published. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    5. Declaration of conflicting interests

    During the online manuscript submission process and within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests.

    Please include any declaration at the end of your manuscript after any acknowledgements and prior to the references, under a heading ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’. If no declaration is made the following will be printed under this heading in your article: ‘None Declared’. Alternatively, you may wish to state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. 

    When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

    Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of interest need to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your article to assist the Editor in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Declaration of Conflicting Interests provided in the article.

    For more information please visit the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Plagiarism policy

    InnovAIT and SAGE takes 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.

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    7. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear at the end of your article after your Declaration of Conflicting Interests, and your References.

    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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance or mentorship under the InnovAiT mentoring scheme.

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    8. Permissions

    If diagrams, figures, tables, assessment tools or pictures are not original, the source of those items must be stated so that the editorial office may seek permission for their use. Non-original figures without this information cannot be printed. Please ensure as much information as possible about the source of the material is included.

    If the material you would like to reproduce is from a book please supply the following information:

    Publisher
    Book title
    Authors' names
    Volume number, issue date, page numbers (provide all that apply)
    Specific figure numbers or portion of text
    Non-original figures without this information cannot be printed.

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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted.  Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork [and supplemental files] below.

    9.2 Journal Style

    Please see section 2 (Article Types) for specific instructions regarding the style of individual article types.
    Curriculum box

    An example of a curriculum box formatted correctly is as follows:

    The GP curriculum and epistaxis
    Clinical module 3.15: Care of people with ENT, oral and facial problems, lists the learning objectives required for a GP to manage epistaxis in the community.  In particular, GPs are expected to be able to:

    • Manage primary contact with patients who have a common or important ENT, oral or facial problem.
    • Understand how to recognise rarer but potentially serious conditions such as oral, head and neck cancer
    • Know the skills which can be used in primary care to effect a cure, e.g. nasal cautery
    • Appreciate that pathology in other systems may lead to ENT-related symptoms.
    • Understand when urgent (or semi-urgent) referral to secondary care may be indicated, e.g. in epistaxis
    • Empower patients to adopt self-treatment and coping strategies where possible, e.g. for minor epistaxis

    Title page
    A separate title page should contain the title, name and affiliation of each author. Corresponding authors should also include their email addresses. 

    This separate title page document should be given the file designation of ‘Title Page’ when you upload your manuscript. 

    Text
    To facilitate the journal's double-blinded peer review policy, the manuscript file should contain no identifying author information.

    Articles must not be written in note format and will not be accepted until they are in prose form. It is acceptable to use bullet points in the main text to make specific points clearer but we cannot accept whole sections consisting simply of bullet points. Single sentence paragraphs must not be included.

    Numbers under 10 should be spelt out, except for measurements with a unit (8 mmol/l) or age (7 weeks old) Define all abbreviations used within the text. Use words rather than mathematical symbols i.e. less than 12 cm (not <12 cm).

    We have a ‘reference-light’ policy and will not accept articles with every statement referenced. However, the source of statistics, guidelines, and any contentious statements should be referenced in text. 

    If you refer to a specific reference in the text, references with one or two authors should be cited within the article thus (Smith & Brown, 2011). When a work has three, four, or five authors, cite all authors the first time the reference occurs; in subsequent citations, include only the surname of the first author followed by et al. and the year (Patterson et al., 2010). Papers with 6 or more authors should always be cited thus (Anderson et al., 2008).

    Please do not use footnotes within the text.

    NOTE: Cutting and pasting from other sources is illegal and a breach of copyright. We cannot publish any articles containing information copied directly from other sources, with the exception of limited quotes which should be referenced in-text and at the end of the article appropriately

    Boxes, figures, tables and pictures
    Boxes, figures, tables and pictures must be referred to within the text. We will not accept stand alone boxes, figures and tables. Any boxes, figures or tables that you wish to be included should be included at the end of the text with the preferred location indicated by a textual note (i.e. Insert Box 1 here). Number all boxes, figures and tables consecutively, as they should appear in the text.

    All photographs should be of the highest quality possible as reproduction reduces the quality.

    Resolution – figures should be supplied at a minimum resolution of 600 dpi for line drawings (charts/graphs in black and white), and 300 dpi for colour or greyscale images.

    Most figure file formats are acceptable, although TIFF is preferable.

    Up to a total of six tables, figures or pictures are permitted for feature articles.

    If diagrams, figures, tables, assessment tools or pictures are not original, the source of those items must be stated so that the editorial office may seek permission for their use. Please ensure as much information as possible about the source of the material is included.

    If the material you would like to reproduce is from a book please supply the following information:

      • Publisher
      • Book title
      • Authors' names
      • Volume number, issue date, page numbers (provide all that apply)
      • Specific figure numbers or portion of text

    Non-original figures without this information cannot be printed.

    Use of copyright-protected material

     Please only include material from national guidelines, academic journals, books and reputable websites.

    Due to strict copyright restrictions (or cost) we are unable to reproduce material from the following websites:

    Apart from in exceptional circumstances agreed with the InnovAiT Editorial Office, please limit the number of copyright-protected material used per article to three items. For example, three figures or three tables.

    9.3 References and further information

    Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Published articles and those in press (state the journal which has accepted them) may be included.

    The journal uses the American Psychological Association (APA) style as laid out in the APA Publication Manual (6th edition).  At the end of the article, the references should be listed in alphabetical order, with the author's surname followed by the initial. References should include in the following order: author, (year), paper title, journal name in full, volume number, inclusive page numbers and the digital object identifier (DOI) should be included if one has been assigned.
     
    When there are two to seven authors, include all authors’ names; use an ampersand  &  before the last author’s name.

    When there are more than seven authors, include the first six authors’ names, then insert three ellipsis points  …  and add the last author’s name.

    For book references, names and initials of all authors, year of publication, the full title, publisher, and the location of publisher should be given.  If you wish to refer to a specific page please include this here and not in the main text.

    Web references should include the name of the website, date, title of the work, and the full URL.  
    The number of references should be limited to 30.

    Examples of how references should be cited are presented below:

    For references with seven or less authors: 

    Simon, C., & Slatcher, C. (2011). Young carers. InnovAiT, 4 (8), 458-463. doi: 10.1093/innovait/inr040 

    Nicholson, B.D., Reid, C., & Albuerne, C. (2012). Primary care for asylum seekers. InnovAiT, 5(2), 112-121. doi:10.1093/innovait/inr141 

    For references with eight or more authors: 

    Gilbert, D, McClernon, J, Rabinovich, N, Sugai, C, Plath, L, Asgaard, G,... Botros, N. (2004). Effects of quitting smoking on EEG activation and attention last for more than 31 days and are more severe with stress, dependence, DRD2 A1 allele, and depressive traits. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 6, 249-267. doi: 10.1080/14622200410001676305 

    If no DOI is assigned to the content and you retrieved it online, include the URL for the journal. Use this format: Retrieved from www:xxxxxxxx 

    Free DOI lookup 

    The CrossRef website provides a number of ways for you to locate a DOI. 

    Book References: 

    Haydon, J. (2007) Genetics in practice: a clinical approach for health care practitioners. John Wiley & Sons, UK. 

    Simon, C. (2006). Oxford General Practice Library: Neurology. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 

    Note: If you wish to refer to a specific page please include this in the reference and not in the main text. 

    Website references: 

    Department of Health. (2002). National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England. Retrieved from:

    www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_4019548.pdf 

    NICE. (2006). Brief Interventions and Referral for Smoking Cessation in Primary Care and Other Settings Retrieved from: www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/PH001_smoking_cessation.pdf 

    RCGP Clinical module 3.15: Care of people with ENT, oral and facial problems. Retrieved from www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/gp-curriculum-overview/online-curriculum/applying-clinical-knowledge-section-2/3-15-ent-oral-and-facial-problems.aspx

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    9.4. Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 12 point.

    9.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    9.4.2.1 Corresponding Author Contact details

    InnovAiT has its own Twitter account @RCGP_InnovAiT.

    As a way of encouraging ongoing discussion within the field, InnovAiT authors are offered the option of providing their Twitter handle to be published alongside their name and email address within their article. These way InnovAiT readers who have questions or thoughts regarding your paper can tweet you directly. Providing a Twitter handle for publication is entirely optional, if you are not comfortable with InnovAiT promoting your article along with your personal Twitter handle then please do not supply it.

    By providing your personal twitter handle you agree to let InnovAiT and SAGE Publications use it in any posts related to your journal article. You may also be contacted by other Twitter users. InnovAiT and SAGE Publications will have no control over you or your tweets at any time. If you would like guidance on how to promote your article yourself on Twitter or other Social Media channels please visit http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journalgateway/files/using_social_media_to_promote.doc. The RCGP Social Media Highway Code which can be found here http://www.rcgp.org.uk/social-media.

    To include your Twitter handle within your article please provide this within the SAGE Track Submission form when prompted and on the separate title page in the format outlined below (please refrain from adding this to the manuscript itself to facilitate anonymous peer review).

    Dr Joe Bloggs
    GPST2 Trainee, Narnia GP Training Scheme
    Email: JoeBloggs@email.com
    Twitter: @drjoebloggs via @RCGP_InnovAiT

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting 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.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files  

    InnovAiT is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.  For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service.  Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

    9.4.6 Patient consent

    Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without prior informed consent.  InnovAiT follows the ICMJE guidelines for reporting about patients. 

    For articles where examples are included based on real patients, all identifying information must be omitted. 

    9.4.7 Conflict of interest

    During the submission stage authors are required to complete a declaration of conflict of interest. All conflict of interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. 

    If you are in any doubt as to what constitutes a conflict, please check SAGE Publications website.

    9.4.8 Submission

    All material to be considered for publication in InnovAiT should be submitted in electronic form via ScholarOne Manuscripts the journal's online submission site.

    If you experience any problems during the online submission process please consult the Author's User Guide which provides detailed submission instructions on how to submit your paper. Alternatively, please contact the journal's editorial office who will be pleased to assist you.

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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Short Summary
    InnovAiT includes a short summary of all its feature articles on the InnovAiT blog page when the print-issue of the journal that the article will appear in is published. Summaries should be under 200 words in length and designed to provide an overview of the content of the article. Authors of successful submissions to InnovAiT will be asked to produce a summary on acceptance of their article.

    10.2 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author. Please check for typographical errors and completeness. Extensive alterations to the submitted text incur additional production costs that will be charged to the authors. Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 3 days of receipt.

    10.3 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints.

    We additionally provide the corresponding author with a complimentary copy of the print issue in which the article appears up to a maximum of 5 copies for onward supply by the corresponding author to co-authors.

    10.4 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in InnovAiT with SAGE. 

    10.5 OnlineFirst Publication

    A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Margaret Searle
    Editorial Assistant, InnovAiT
    Email: editorialoffice@innovaitjournal.co.uk

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