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Author Guide

Contents of Blood Author Guide

Journal Scope – For specific information detailing Blood’s scope with special sections on immunology, vascular biology, HIV/HTLV, and clinical trials.

Article Types – For detailed descriptions of the various article types that will be considered for publication by Blood.

Manuscript Preparation – For general requirements and recommendations for preparing your manuscript for submission including:

  • manuscript organization requirements
  • guidelines for image preparation
  • information on supplemental data
  • editing services for non-English speakers

Manuscript Submission – For a helpful list of what information you should have on hand before beginning the online submission process.

Peer Review – For details about Blood’s peer review process and policies, including instructions for reviewers.

Revised Manuscripts – For general information to prepare your revised manuscript. The Checklist for Revised Manuscripts can be found here.

Accepted Manuscripts – For procedures and policies related to your accepted manuscript including:

  • prepublication in First Edition
  • copyright transfer
  • file formating
  • figure preparation
  • typeset requirements
  • cover illustrations
  • proofreading

Publication Fees – For a list of the various possible publication fees, such as page charges, color charges, supplemental data fee, and reprint fees.

Editorial Policies for Authors – For detailed descriptions of Blood’s policies regarding:

  • authorship criteria
  • conflict of interest disclosure
  • originality
  • publication of medical research involving human subjects
  • data sharing, distribution of reagents, and compound structure disclosure
  • deposition into public databases
  • clinical trial reporting and registry
  • guidelines for stem cell research
  • public access options for authors
  • submission of NIH-funded accepted manuscripts to PubMed Central
  • press embargo policy

Errata – For a brief description of errata, how they are utilized by Blood, and instructions on how to submit an erratum request.

Guides and Checklists – For a list of guidelines, forms, and checklists, such as:

  • digital art guidelines
  • supplemental data guidelines
  • change of authorship form
  • copyright transfer and conflict of Interest form
  • checklist for revised manuscripts submitted
  • checklist for text in figure images
  • checklist for manuscripts accepted for publication