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Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty


Editor
Theodore A. Blaine University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, CT, USA
J. Michael Wiater Beaumont Health Center, Royal Oak, MI, USA

Other Titles in:
Orthopedic | Orthopedic Surgery

eISSN: 24715492 | ISSN: 24715492 | Current volume: 2 | Current issue: 1

Journal Highlights

  • Published since 2016
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty is an open access, peer reviewed journal that provides an international forum for discussion and reporting in the field of shoulder and elbow replacement and joint reconstruction. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

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

Submission Information

Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jsea.
Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.


Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently $800 USD, discounted from the full rate of $1600 USD. This introductory rate is available for a limited time.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.


Contact

Please direct any queries to theodore.blaine@yale.edu or J.Michael.Wiater@Beaumont.edu.

The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty (JSEA) is a peer-reviewed, open access medical journal that provides an international forum for discussion and dissemination of knowledge in the field of shoulder and elbow replacement and joint reconstruction. In view of the changing market and procedures, this journal is a source of reference and research for the development of these new technologies and practices. With the changes in healthcare and the move towards value-based medicine, there is also a need for more outcome studies focused on upper extremity arthroplasty. These studies will be required to ensure reimbursement for arthroplasty procedures and care.

This journal accepts:

  1. Editorials
  2. Original Scientific Research
  3. Review Articles
  4. Case Reports
  5. Transactions from recent meetings
  6. New Technology Updates
  7. Surgical techniques
Editorial Review Board
Daniel L. Aaron, MD UMass Memorial Medical Group, USA
Joseph A. Abboud, MD Rothman Institute, The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, USA
George S. Athwal, MD Western University, Canada
Kevin Baker, Ph.D. William Beaumont Hospital, USA
John E. Bell, MD Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, USA
Michael Q. Freehill MD Allina Health System, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Andrew Green, MD Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, USA
Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical School, USA
Peter Habermeyer German Shoulder Center, ATOS Clinic, Germany
Ralph Hertel, MD Shoulder & Elbow Center, Lindenhofspital, Switzerland
Joseph Iannotti, MD, PhD Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
Chunyan Jiang, MD, PhD Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, School of Medicine, Peking University, China
Hafiz Kassam, MD Sutter Health, Sutter North Medical Group, USA
Alexandre Lädermann, MD Division of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, La Tour Hospital, Meyrin, Switzerland
Osvandre Lech, MD Hospital Sao Vicente de Paulo, Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Brazil
Thay Q. Lee VA Long Beach Healthcare System & University of California Irvine, USA
Ofer Levy, MD MCh(Orth) FRCS Royal Berkshire Hospital & Berkshire Independent Hospital, United Kingdom / Israel, UK
Mark I. Loebenberg, MD Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Augustus D. Mazzocca, MD UConn Musculoskeletal Institute, University of Connecticut, USA
Anand M. Murthi, MD MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, USA
Jin-Young Park, MD, PhD Neon Orthopaedic Clinic, South Korea
Brad Parsons, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo MD PhD Mayo Clinic and Mayo College of Medicine, USA
Robert Z. Tashjian, MD University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
Jae Chul Yoo, MD, PhD Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Assistant Editors
Matthew D. Budge, MD Kaiser Permanente, Salem, Oregon, USA
Stacey E. Gallacher, MD St. Luke's University Health Network, USA
Ashok L. Gowda, MD Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington DC, USA
Lee A. Kaback, MD OrthoNY, USA
James E. Moravek Jr., MD St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ann Arbor, USA
Betsy Nolan, MD Oklahoma Shoulder Center, University of Oklahoma, USA
Daphne E. Pinkas, MD Lakeland Regional Health (Lakeland, FL)
Brett Wiater, MD William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA
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  • 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 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 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty will be reviewed.

    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.

    Please Read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below before submitting your manuscript here:
    SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT

    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. Article Types
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      4.7 Clinical Trials
      4.8 Reporting guidelines
      4.9 Research Data
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      5.3 Permissions
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Supplemental material
      6.4 Journal layout
      6.5 Reference style
      6.6 English language editing services
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 How to submit your manuscript
      7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      7.3 Corresponding author contact details
      7.4 ORCID
      7.5 Information required for completing your submission
      7.6 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
    9. Further information

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to
    Biomedical Journals
    formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site 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 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow
    Arthroplasty
    will be reviewed.

    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. Open Access

    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article
    accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published
    under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the
    journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder,
    institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to
    the journal.

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open
    Access FAQs.

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge
    (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely
    available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

    An introductory article processing charge (APC) of $800 USD is discounted from the full rate of $1,600
    USD is available for a limited time.

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    3. Article Types

    Submissions should not exceed the word counts listed below. Abstracts should be no more than 200
    words.

    Original scientific research: 3500 words not including abstract/keywords/references

    Reviews: 3500 words not including abstract/keywords/references

    Commentaries: 1500 words

    Editorials: 1500 words

    Case reports: 2000 words not including abstract/keywords/references

    Technique papers: 3500 words not including abstract/keywords/references

    New technology updates: 2000 words not including abstract/keywords/references

    Letters to the editor: 1000 words. 

    A letter to the Editor is a brief communication that either addresses the contents of a published article, 
    or is a correspondence unrelated to a specific article. Its purpose is to make corrections, provide alternative viewpoints, or offer counter arguments. Avoid logical fallacies and ad hominem attacks. Letters to the Editor must be written in a professional tone and include references to support all claims if appropriate.

    A letter to the Editor unrelated to a specific article should not exceed 500 words or have more than 3 references. A letter to the Editor pertaining to a recently published article or to be published concurrently with an article within the journal should not exceed 800 words or have more than 5 references. If an abstract is included, it will automatically be made the first paragraph. Letters should not include figures or research material. Letters to the editor are not charged an APC.
     

    Research Update: 2000 words not including abstract/keywords/references
     

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Journal of Shoulder and
    Elbow Arthroplasty
    all papers are sent out for review. The covering letter is important. To help
    the Editor in his preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for
    publication. If your paper should be considered for fast-track publication, please explain why.
    The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Journal of
    Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty
    utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the
    reviewer and author’s names and information are withheld from the other]. All manuscripts are
    reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the
    author and recommendations to the Editor who then makes the final decision.

    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.

    4.2 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, multicentre 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.

    4.3 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 collected data or provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only
    general support.

    4.3.1 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.

    4.4 Funding

    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty 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.

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty 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.

    4.6 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 do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with your article,
    as this in itself breaches the patient’s confidentiality. The Journal requests that you confirm to us, in
    writing, that you have obtained written informed consent but the written consent itself should be held
    by the authors/investigators themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital record. The confirmatory
    letter may be uploaded with your submission as a separate file.

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

    4.7 Clinical trials

    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty 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.

    4.8 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 Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) flow chart as a cited figure,
    and a completed CONSORT checklist as a supplementary file.

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

    4.9 Research Data

    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research.
    Where relevant, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty encourages authors to share their
    research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and to include a data
    accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles.
    For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about
    SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare. 

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 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.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty 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 plagiarized 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.

    5.1.2 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.

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
    Publishing Agreement. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty publishes manuscripts under
    Creative Commons licenses. The standard Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty license is
    Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC 3.0), which allows others to reuse
    the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is noncommercial.
    For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder
    mandates, made at the author’s request. 

    5.3 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our
    Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files
    are also accepted. 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 10 or 12 point.
    Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our
    Author Gateway.

    6.2 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 color will appear in color online.

    6.3 Supplemental material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images
    etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the
    article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files,
    which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page. 

    6.4 Journal layout

    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to
    review guidelines on SAGE House Style. 

    6.5 Reference style

    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style.
    Please review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this
    reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file
    here.

    6.6 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.

     

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    7.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online
    submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit
    https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jsea 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 Online Help.

    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. 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 the SAGE Journal Author
    Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    Abstracts should not be more than 200 words.

    7.3 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.

    7.4 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 unique
    and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even
    those who share the same name, 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 recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this
    journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission
    during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID
    ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when
    prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD
    will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and
    only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work
    can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID
    homepage
    to learn more.

    7.5 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. The affiliation listed on the manuscript should be the institution where the
    research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the
    new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. 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).

    7.6 Permissions

    Please 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 Journal Author Gateway

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
    contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been checked for SAGE Production,
    the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
    Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online
    within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
    APC has been received.

    8.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the
    production process. Proofs will made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal
    SAGE Edit, or by email 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 authorizing the change.

    8.2 Continuous publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to
    publication. With no issues to fill and no page count constraints, your article will be published
    online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production
    process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all. Check the ‘Latest
    Articles’ tab on the journal website for the latest published content. Articles are batched every
    year, and are then available in the Archive.

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    9. Further information

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

    Theodore A. Blaine, MD
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    theodore.blaine@yale.edu

    J. Michael Wiater, MD
    Beaumont Health Center
    J.Michael.Wiater@Beaumont.edu

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