Authors - Manuscript Preparation
Preparing Your Manuscript
Submit all text matter (including references, tables and boxes, and legends) in electronic form along with an exact printout, doublespaced on 8 1/2 x 11 inch or A4 paper with margins of 1 inch, or 4.5 cm, respectively.
Within each chapter, number the pages of the printout consecutively. This includes the references, illustration legends, and tables and boxes.
Your contributors, if any, should submit a cover sheet with their manuscript that includes their name and degrees, affiliations, preferred contact address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address.
Change of Address
If you or your contributors have a change of address at any time, please keep us informed.
Length of Text
Before submitting your manuscript, check to be sure that the length (or page count) does not exceed or fall short of that stated in your contract.
Keep copies of all submitted material, including copies of any photographs or transparencies. Back up (save to a disk or CD) all text material. Have duplicates made of transparencies and photographs and keep reproducible copies of all submitted artwork, especially if items have been borrowed from other sources.
Preparing Your Illustrations
For our purposes, the term illustration includes drawings and/or photographs (photographic prints or transparencies) that are to be used in your publication. Drawings, which include typeset forms, ECG tracings, algorithms, and artist renderings of subjects such as cell function or biologic system processes, may be supplied as final (completed) artwork or clearly drawn rough drafts that will subsequently be redrawn by a freelance medical artist commissioned by Elsevier. Your editor will brief you concerning what you should supply for your book. Please consult your editor if you have any questions about the art program for your book.
The fundamental difference between illustrations is whether an image has been captured or created in a digital or non-digital form. Photographs can be captured with a digital camera, a digital imaging device, or on film; drawings can be prepared within a software drawing program or with ink on art board. Suboptimal images cannot guarantee optimal results.