For Authors & Referees

Please see "Editorial Policies" for:
Information on clinical trials, research involving animals and their data or biological material, authorship, plagiarism and fabrication, duplicate publication, image manipulation, corrections and retractions, preprints, research data policies, and communication amongst scientists and media. 

Please see "Preparation of Articles" for
Information on accepted article types, publishing original research, general manuscript publication, disclosures/conflicts of interest, style guidelines, acknowledgments, author contributions, references, figures, tables, and supplementary material.

Please see "Open Access & Self-Archiving" for
Information on open access & self-archiving, manuscript deposition, and digital preservation. 

Please see "Costs" for:
Information on color figure and page charges, as well as SMI member discounts. 

Please see "English Language Support & Useful Tutorials" for:
English language editing services and author/reviewer tutorials. 

Please see "For Referees" for
Information about publication criteria, selection of referees, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, the review process, and how to write a report.