Essen Medical Journal (EMJ) - Information for Authors

The Essen Medical Journal (EMJ) is an open access peer-reviewed, print and online journal. The EMJ publishes original research, review articles and case studies from the members of the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Interested in submitting a manuscript to the EMJ? The Journal is primarily open to members of the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen, but welcomes guest contributions from other researchers from all medical disciplines. Please feel free to contact us via our homepage or submit your paper after registration.

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Author Guidelines
The journal publishes texts in English with vernacular scripts in the original and transcription included wherever appropriate. We accept both UK and US spelling, as long as the text is consistent.

Submissions should follow The Vancouver-Style, be sent as MS-Word files, coded in UTF8, and formatted according to the guide Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (2nd edition) .

We ask that digital resources be submitted separately to the Word document during the uploading process. Please note that authors are responsible for obtaining copyright-clearance on all reproduced materials.

Copyright Notice
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).