The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Instructions to Authors


Instructions for on-line manuscript submission using the ITJ-EM system
(Publishing Management System - The International Tinnitus Journal)


  Clinical assays register:The International Tinnitus Journal supports the policies for registering Clinical Assays from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), acknowledging the importance of these initiatives for the international register and disclosure of information on clinical studies, in an open access setting. We only accept clinical research papers that have been assigned an identification number in one of the Clinical Assay Registers validated by the WHO and the ICMJE, available at The register's identification number must be listed at the end of the summary.
  Article Processing Charges: USD 2000

The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as per the price mentioned above on the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of no. of pages of the article, etc.


Submission of Manuscript

  The authors may submit the manuscript through the online system by registering with name and email followed by time to time updates regarding their manuscript on submission. All manuscripts submitted in the online system receive individual identification numbers (Manuscript numbers).  Individual Manuscript number will be provided to the corresponding author within 72 hours after submission. The publishers may track the manuscript which is in the review process with their manuscript numbers by accessing through unique credentials.

Each paper submitted is subject to a peer review procedure by eminent scientists and scholarly experts with International standards.

You may submit your manuscript online at or as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at
  Guidelines to create the manuscript 
  Abbreviations and terminology: Uncommon abbreviations must be thoroughly identified as they first appear in the text. Considering that The International Tinnitus Journal is intended to a multidisciplinary public, the authors must avoid specific jargons of one specific field. Avoid footnotes.
  References: See examples in the following site:
  Important: We accept a total of 50-100 references, that should be presented according to the order they appear in the text, following the Vancouver standard, for Case Reports and Letters to the Editor, we accept only 6-15
  Tables: You must number tables with Arabic numerical symbols and they must be titled concisely. Abbreviations used in the table must be defined in the Table's footnotes. Use superscripted low case letters (one, b, etc.) in order to list footnotes.
  Figure Legends: Each figure must have its own legend, according to the first step of submission. All symbols, title, arrows and abbreviations used in the figures and legends must be defined.
  Illustrations: The editor has the right to return illustrations for correction. To do that, in the author's area there is a browsing option called "Returned with Suggestions", where we list all the papers that require a correction by the author, after going through revision.
  Pictures: The pictures submitted must be in the best possible resolution (300 dpi) and in JPG format. The author must save the original versions of the images, photos, exams, etc., because they may be needed at the editorial and page layout stages, should the paper be approved, we will contact the author in order to obtain the originals. Make sure they will resist a reduction to 169 x 226 mm. The Editor has the right to cut separately and rearrange figures that do not fit the page. The journal prints radiographies in their original presentation. For example, submit prints with the blank barium cake. Body illustrations must be placed in such a way that the right side of the anatomical structures are displayed to the reader's left; head scans must be displayed in the usual way, e.g. as if the brain were seen from the top. Side views must be displayed with the face profile to the left of the reader.
   Free-hand drawings: Must be converted and submitted in JPG at 300 dpi, and should allow reduction to 81 mm.
  Drawings in black and white or half hue: Must be converted and submitted in JPG format at 300 dpi. The original's photograph guarantees optimum reproduction and will be returned as soon as possible (if necessary, the editor will request it). Labels and lines must be in cellophane paper over the original, correctly registered for precision, and also converted for JPG image format.
  Colored illustrations: Must be converted and submitted in JPG format, at 300 dpi, and will be accepted for publication at no additional cost. Illustrations from third parties will only be published with the authorization of the illustration's author.
  Illustration size: Use the smallest illustration that can be clearly reproduced. If possible, prepare it so that we can have a 1:1 image. Classify according to size (column, half-page, full-page). The sizes of images for the ITJ journal are: One full page = a maximum of 169 mm x 226 mm. One full column = a maximum of 81 mm x 226 mm.
  Guidelines for Electronically Produced Illustrations for General Printing
  Send the illustrations separately from the text (Use the first submission step to send all your images). Hold with you all the originals from these images, they may be necessary if the paper is to be printed in the journal.
  Vector (line) Graphs: Must be stored in their vector micro- graphs exported to the drawing software in EPS format, and following that converted to JPG to 300dpi in order to be submitted on-line to the SGP/ITJ. Satisfactory drawing program: Adobe's Illustrator. For simple line art the following drawing software is also acceptable: Corel Draw, Free Hand, and Canvas. Do not use ruler smaller than 25 pt. Do not use gray screen lighter than 15% or darker than 60%. Screens that must be differentiated from one another must be at least 15% denser.
  Graphs from spreadsheets or presentations: Most presentation programs (Excel, PowerPoint, and Freelance) produce data that cannot be stored in EPS format, thus making their graphs unusable for printing. Therefore, should you have any spreadsheet, turn it into an MS Word or WordPerfect table and copy and paste it according to step 8 of the submission process, and for graphs, convert them to JPG at 300 dpi using some image editing software.
  Illustrations in half hues: Black and white and colored illustrations must be stored in TIFF format should they need to be edited for publication, and with copies created in JPG at 300 dpi for on-line submission to the SGP/ITJ. Whenever possible create illustrations using Adobe Photoshop, because it is the best image editing software available. However, in the SGP's "Download" session, there are free choices of competent software to use.
  Scans: Black and white - Must be 300 dpi and stored in TIFF format if it needs to be edited for publishing, and copies created in JPG at 300 dpi to be on-line submitted by the SGP/ITJ. Colored - must have at least 300 dpi with 24-bit of color depth, and stored in your computer, should they be needed for editing and publishing, and copies created in JPG at 300 dpi for on-line submission to the SGP/ITJ. Line art must be provided in 600 dpi TIFF files, and stored in your computer, should they be needed for editing and publishing, and copies created in JPG at 300 dpi for on-line submission to the SGP/ITJ.
  References must be double-spaced and numbered consecutively as they are cited.
  Numbered references to personal communications, unpublished data, or manuscripts either "in preparation" or "submitted for publication" are unacceptable. If essential, such material can be incorporated at the appropriate place in the text.
  References first cited in a table or figure legend should be numbered so that they will be in sequence with references cited in the text at the point where the table or figure is first mentioned. List all authors when there are six or fewer; when there are seven or more, list the first three, followed by "et al." The following are sample references:
  1. Shapiro AMJ, Lakey JRT, Ryan EA, et al. Islet transplantation in seven patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus using a glucocorticoid-free immunosuppressive regimen. N Engl J Med 2000;343:230-8.
  2. Goadsby PJ. Pathophysiology of headache. In: Silberstein SD, Lipton RB, Dalessio DJ, eds. Wolff's headache and other head pain. 7th ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2001:57-72.
  3. Kuczmarski RJ, Ogden CL, Grammer-Strawn LM, et al. CDC growth charts: United States. Advance data from vital and health statistics. No. 314. Hyattsville, Md.: National Center for Health Statistics, 2000. (DHHS publication no. (PHS) 2000-1250 0-0431.)
  4. U.S. positions on selected issues at the third negotiating session of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Washington, D.C.: Committee on Government Reform, 2002. (Accessed March 4, 2002, at
  The ITJ asks the authors to keep the original images with them, because should the images submitted on-line be prevented from printing, we will be in contact and ask for those originals.