Guidelines for authors
The official Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection (JISRP), publishes research, theoretical and applied, in the field of respiratory protection, technical papers on original work and new treatments of previous research, and solicited and unsolicited review articles on topics related to respiratory protection, including but not limited to, program administration, implementation, and training. Papers meeting this criteria and papers that have not been or will not be published elsewhere, in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission of the Journal will be accepted for publication. Papers accepted for publication become the copyright of the JISRP.
All manuscripts must be submitted with a cover letter. The cover letter should identify the principal author of the work, to whom correspondence should be addressed, and 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 and preparation/revision/production of the manuscript and that they approve of its submission to the Journal.
All manuscripts must be submitted in English. Manuscripts 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 not exceed 30 pages. Authors should strive for clear, concise writing. Shorter manuscripts are encouraged over lengthier ones. Longer manuscripts may be divided into two parts at the discretion 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 per page. Authors should indicate in the 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 submit the manuscript by email to JISRPEditor@ISRP.com. Please send all inquiries and questions on journal business by email or to:
Manuscript Production and Format Requirements
Manuscripts submitted to the JISRP must follow these guidelines in order to start the review process:
Assemble the material as follows: title, author(s), affiliation(s), abstract, text, acknowledgments (if any), references, tables, figure caption lists, and figures. 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 ensure good taste. The Editor reserves the right to edit for length. Anonymous letters will not be published.