Author Instructions

This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to manuscript submission to Journal of Shock and Hemodynamics.

Formatting Requirements

  • Upload a blinded manuscript. Begin with the title of the article and the abstract. Then proceed with the rest of the paper. A template is available for case reports and original articles. A submission should not identify the study site or the authors in order to maintain a fair and blinded review process. Include all tables and figures after the references section. Please upload the manuscript text, tables and figures in single file Microsoft Word file. Higher resolution figures and videos can be uploaded as supplemental content. Under supplemental content, please upload a title page that includes the title of the article, a short title, all authors and their affiliations, any relationships with industry or disclosures, and identifies the corresponding author. Any acknowledgements should be placed on the title page.
  • Do not include page numbers, headers, or footers. These will be added by the editors.
  • Write your article in English.
  • Page size should be 8.5 x 11-inches.
  • If unable to use the template, please double space your text.
  • Use a single column layout with both left and right margins justified.
  • All margins (left, right, top and bottom) should be 1.0 inch, including your tables and figures.
  • Font:
    1. Main Body—12 pt. Times or the closest comparable font available
  • If figures are included, use high-resolution figures, preferably encoded as .tiff or .jpeg
  • Copyedit your manuscript.

Language & Grammar

All submissions must be in English. Except for common foreign words and phrases, the use of foreign words and phrases should be avoided.

Authors should use proper, American English grammar.

Article Length

Because this journal publishes electronically, page limits are not as relevant as they are in the world of print publications. We are happy, therefore, to let authors take advantage of this greater "bandwidth" to include material that they might otherwise have to cut to get into a print journal. This said, authors should exercise some discretion with respect to length.

Colored text

Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. We encourage authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, etc., however, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black & white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.

Emphasized text

Whenever possible use italics to indicate text you wish to emphasize rather than underlining it. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.

Font faces

Except, possibly, where special symbols are needed, use Times or the closest comparable font available. If you desire a second font, for instance for headings, use a sans serif font (e.g., Arial or Computer Modern Sans Serif).

Font size

The main body of text should be set in 12pt. Avoid the use of fonts smaller than 6pt.

Foreign terms

Whenever possible, foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.

Tables and Figures

To the extent possible, tables and figures should be placed at the end of the word document or uploaded as supplemental content. Large tables or figures should be put on pages by themselves. Alternatively, images and videos can be uploaded as supplemental content. Avoid the use of overly small type in tables. In no case should tables or figures be in a separate document or file. All tables and figures must fit within 1.5" margins on all sides (top, bottom, left and right) in both portrait and landscape view.