Guidelines for authors
The Journal of the ISRP (JISRP), the official Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection, publishes research, theoretical and applied, in the field of respiratory protection. The JISRP publishes technical papers on original work and new treatments of previous research; the JISRP also publishes solicited and unsolicited review articles on topics related to respiratory protection, including but not limited to program administration, implementation, and training. Papers will be accepted for publication provided they meet these criteria and provided they have not been or will not be published elsewhere, in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission of the Journal. Papers accepted for publication become the copyright of the JISRP.
All manuscripts must be submitted with a cover letter. This letter should identify the principal author of the work, to whom correspondence should be addressed and should state that the material is original and has not been submitted, accepted nor published elsewhere. A statement signed by all authors must be enclosed with the cover letter stating that they have contributed substantially to the research, preparation/revision/production of the manuscript, and that they approve of its submission to the Journal.
All manuscripts must be submitted in English. They should be typed (double spaced) with 1 inch (24 mm) margins all around. A separate page should indicate the title of the paper, the author’s name, e-mail and postal address, telephone and fax number and name of the sponsoring institution where the work was performed. All contact information will be published unless an author requests otherwise.
Manuscripts should be no longer than 20–30 pages. Authors should strive for clear, concise writing. Shorter manuscripts are encouraged over lengthier treatments. Longer manuscripts that cannot be trimmed without sacrificing clarity may be divided into two parts at the desecration of the editor. Abstracts should be about 250 words.
Generally, manuscripts should be organized and presented as follows:
The following citations are examples of proper form:
Papers accepted for publication are subject to a voluntary page charge of $80/page. Authors should indicate in their cover letter whether page charges will be paid; authors who pay page charges will receive 50 reprints. Non-payment of page charges does not affect the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. Please send all submissions, inquiries, and questions on journal business to:
Manuscript Production and Format Requirements
Manuscripts submitted to the JISRP must follow these guidelines in order to start the review process:
Please submit the manuscript on a floppy disk in IBM PC format, along with one hard copy, for review. Assemble the material as follows: title, author(s), affiliation(s), abstract, text, acknowledgments (if any), references, tables, figure caption lists, and copies of the figures. Tables and figures should also be included on the floppy disk. Besides submitting the hard copy and disk, authors are encouraged to send electronic files by email to JISRP-EDITOR@ATT.NET to speed up the review process. Please use SI units, symbols and abbreviations (Systéme International d’Unités) as proposed in Units, Symbols and Abbreviations (1972), published by the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London WIM 8AE. English units may be included parenthetically.
All mathematical expressions should be typed. Please distinguish between the lower-case letter, ell or l, and the number, one or 1; and the upper-case letter, oh or O, and the number, zero or 0. Clearly identify all Greek letters.
Request to Authors
The author is requested to provide the names and contact information (complete physical and e-mail addresses; voice and fax telephone numbers) of as many as three potential reviewers in order to facilitate the process of peer review. Co-authors or collaborators within the past three years are ineligible. Also excluded from consideration are individuals who have provided advice or critiques of the submitted manuscript. The editor will consider these individuals in the process of assigning referees.
Letters to the Editor
The “Letters” section is an open forum for readers to comment and question material published in the JISRP. Letters will not be reviewed except to exclude obvious errors and to ensure good taste. The Editor reserves the right to edit for length. Anonymous letters will not be published.