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Instructions for Authors
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Aims and Scope
The journal is the official organ of all relevant scientific medical societies on reproductive medicine, reproductive biology, gynecological endocrinology, and andrology in Germany and Austria.
In addition to regular high-quality review articles in the field, the Journal publishes exclusively the data of the high-quality, large German IVF registry on a yearly base, accompanied by scientific articles on the registry that are of high interest to the international readers.
We allow open access and reach up to 20.000 PDF-downloads/month.

Instructions for Authors

1. Policy
The JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE AND ENDOCRINOLOGY is an online journal, publishing reviews and articles of further education in all fields of reproductive medicine and endocrinology. Manuscripts are accepted for the reviewing process on the assumption that publication is consented by all authors. Submitted manuscripts should not contain previously published material or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Besides publication in the Journal all contributions will be presented on the publisher's homepage. Upon acceptance of the manuscript the copyright is automatically transferred to the publisher. All scientific contributions are subject to a review process by the chief and field editors and/or by external expert reviewers.

2. Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should contain:
- Full names and addresses of all authors as well as the corresponding author's address
- Full title (english and german, no abbreviations)
- English Summary (max. 25 manuscript lines) and Keywords
- Well structured Main Part. Abbreviations have to be explained upon their first appearance. Medical drugs are to be mentioned by "generic names".
- Relevancy to Practice: 3–5 Bullet points or Key sentences summarizing the manuscript’s practical relevance. Online "Relevancy to Pracitce" is linked.
- Conflict of Interest, Ethical approval: A conflict of interest statement must be completed for each author of each submitted article. All original research involving human subjects must be accompanied by evidence of prior ethics committee approval. Authors must suply evidence of informed consent of research participants (patients).
- References: References are to be consecutively numbered according to their citation in the text using arabic numbers placed in square [] brackets. The list of references should only contain references cited in the manuscript. Journals' names must be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus and references should meet the "Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals." [Br Med J 1982; 284: 1766-70].
Regular papers:
1. Hinney B, Wuttke W. Hyperprolaktinämie: Stellenwert der Makroprolaktinämie. J Reproduktionsmed Endokrinol 2005; 2: 278–80.

Chapters in books:
2. Mair J, Puschendorf B. Labordiagnostik des akuten Myokardinfarktes. In: Eber B (ed). Myokardinfarkt. Verlag Krause & Pachernegg, Gablitz, 1997; 75-103.

Originality:We require authors to confirm the originality of material.

Author Contributions: Authors are required to include a statement to specify the contributions of each co-author.

3. Tables, Figures, Video Sequences, Links: Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. Tables and figures - with their respective legends - are to be consecutively numbered and provided on separate sheets. All abbreviations and symbols must be explained. Figures sent by e-mail have to have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and must be provided as single files in *.jpg, *.tif or *.eps formats. Figures previously published in other journals can only be re-used with permission from the coyright holders. If fees apply, they have to be fully covered by the author
- Figures with Video Sequences: Video sequences submitted via e-mail or CD-ROM should be provided as *.avi files, the corresponding freeze frames as *.jpg, *.tif or *.eps files. Points of interest should be indicated by arrows etc.
– The operators of linked sites are solely responsible for their content. In the case of password-protected pages, the provision of the password is the responsibility of the reader.

4. Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be laser printed on standard DIN-A4 paper with broad margins on both sides and double-spaced. Manuscripts are submitted in single copy to the editor-in-chief or to the respective field editor. Submission by e-mail is encouraged. A printed copy of e-mail submitted papers is also needed to check out mistakes due to data transfer!

5. Proofs
After acceptance of the manuscript for publication the corresponding author will receive a set of proofs for correction. Corrections are to be limited to mistakes due to type setting and proofs are to be returned in due time (2 weeks) to the publisher.

6. Offprints
The corresponding author will receive 10 free copies of the relevant issue.

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