General Instructions for Revised Manuscripts
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- In the top right-hand corner, indicate the manuscript number followed by R1 to denote a first revision.
- Responses to reviewers need to address all the topics addressed by a reviewer. Written responses to the reviewers' comments need to be specific and address each point separately. A global response, such as "We have addressed all of the concerns of the reviewers", will not be sufficient and will be sent back to the authors. Additionally, authors should give reasons for suggested changes that were not implemented, and identify any additional changes.
- Revisions not received within three months will be administratively withdrawn. For further consideration the manuscript must be resubmitted de novo. In such cases, every effort will be made to retain the original reviewers.
- Respond to each referee's comments, indicating precisely the changes made in response to the critiques. Also, give reasons for suggested changes that were not implemented, and identify additional changes made.
- Ensure that the section "Novelty and Significance: 1) What Is New, 2) What Is Relevant?" is included.
- Authorship Responsibility and Copyright Transfer Agreement or selected Licensing Agreement must be completed by each author before the revised manuscript can be submitted through the peer review system.
- If there is a change in the order of the authors, an author(s) was added, or an author(s) was deleted from the previous version, a change of authorship form must be completed and turned in to the editorial office.
- Conflict of Interest Disclosure Questionnaire must be completed by each author.