Authors InformationFunctional Neurology accepts
original articles, review and letters to the Editor. Case reports are considered only when they are thought to provide exceptional insight into the mechanisms of CNS function, damage and repair. The Journal also publishes guidelines and reports of relevant scientific meetings.Manuscripts must be submitted using the online submission and manuscript tracking system at http://author.functionalneurology.com/
the system for the first time are required to register in order to obtain a password. Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that they report unpublished work that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
The title page should include the full title, the full name (no initials) of each author, each author’s affiliation; the address (postal and e-mail) of the corresponding author; a short abstract not exceeding 150 words; key words (no more than 6) in alphabetical order; a short running title. Whenever approriate, the text should be divided into major sections such as:
Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments and References.
Tables should have a title and should be numbered with Roman numerals (I, II, etc.). The number of the tables must be kept to a minimum. The data must be completely but concisely presented and any abbreviations used should be defined.
Illustrations should be restricted to professionally drawn and lettered originals or glossy prints. High resolution illustrations (graphs included) should be submitted in TIF, JPG or EPS format, or as original prints of such good quality that they can be photographed. Photographs should be submitted in a final size not exceeding the width of the text (15 cm).
Figure legends should be typed single-spaced below the figure. Figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals.
Make sure that all the abbreviations and symbols in the figure are explained in the legend.
Authors may provide a maximum of 60 references for review articles and 40 references for original articles, case reports and other contributions.
Use the Harvard convention for references (name, date), e.g., see Davidson (1982), or (Davidson, 1982; Tanner, 1983).
When reference is made to a work by two authors, both names should be given. For three or more authors use the form ‘Smith et al. (1982)’ or ‘(Smith et al., 1982)’.
If two or more references are cited together, they should be in chronological order. If several papers by the same author(s) and from the same year are cited, a, b, c should be included after the year, e.g. (Smith, 1982 a, b).
Cite “personal communications’ and ‘unpublished work’ in the text only, not in the reference list.
When a work is cited as being ‘in press’, the (expected) year, authors’ names, full title of the article and the name of the journal should be given in the reference list.
Note: Chicago 16th B is the most similar Endnote style
The list should be typed in alphabetical order of the first authors’ names. The order should follow the Harvard system with minimal punctuation (not the numbered Vancouver style):
(a) The order is determined alphabetically first, and then, if the authors names are the same, chronologically.
(b) For references with three or more authors, which should be referred to as ‘et al.’ in the text, only three names should be given in the reference list, followed by et al, and these references should be arranged chronologically.
Authors whose names include ‘Van’, ‘De’, ‘Von’, etc. will be listed under V or D in the reference list.
The references should include the titles of articles in journals and of chapters in books, where possible.
Journal references should be given as follows:
Chen R, Gerloff C, Classen J, et al (1997). Safety of different inter-train intervals for repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and recommendations for safe ranges of stimulation parameters. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 105: 415-421.
The journal title should be abbreviated according to List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus or Chemical Abstracts: Bibliographic Guide for Editors and Authors.
Monographs should be given as follows:
Spehlmann R (1981). EEG Primer. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 262-284.
Multi-author volumes should be given as follows:
Dani SU (1997). Mechanisms of aging: a survey. In: SU Dani, A Hori, GF Walter (Eds.), Principles of Neural Aging. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 5-17.
References to work ‘in press’ should be as complete as possible.
Web references – citing and listing
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
: Quantities and units should be expressed in accordance with the recommendations of the International System of Units (SI), 8th edition 2006 (www.bipm.orgutilscommonpdfsi_brochure_8_en.pdf
). For recognised abbreviations, see Baron DN, McKenzie Clarke Heds A Guide for Medical and Scientific Authors, 6th edition, March 2008(www.rsmpress.co.uk/bkbaron2.htm
). Functional Neurology reserves the right to alter manuscripts where necessary to make them conform with the stylistic and bibliographical conventions of the journal. Prior to publication, all texts accepted by the scientific reviewers are reviewed by the journal’s language editor, who may propose changes to improve the style and/or clarity of the text.
Ethical review: The editors and the publisher support the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki, and expect the authors of papers submitted to the journal to have obtained ethical consent and followed all legal and regulatory requirements for human experimentation with drugs, including informed
consent, applicable in their institution and country.