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Ear, Nose & Throat Journal

Ear, Nose & Throat Journal

2018 Impact Factor: 1.010
2018 Ranking: 27/42 in Otorhinolaryngology
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)

Editor
Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA


eISSN: 19427522 | ISSN: 01455613 | Current volume: 98 | Current issue: 7 Frequency: 10 Times/Year
Ear, Nose & Throat Journal is a fully open access publication that provides practical, peer-reviewed original clinical articles, highlighting scientific research relevant to clinical care, and case reports that describe unusual entities or innovative approaches to treatment and case management. ENT Journal utilizes multiple channels to deliver authoritative and timely content that informs, engages, and shapes the industry now and into the future.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

From 1st August 2019, Ear, Nose & Throat Journal will become a fully open access journal.

To facilitate this transition, all articles first submitted on or after 1st August 2019 will be subject to an open access article processing charge (APC) of 1,000 USD (plus tax where applicable), will be published under a Creative Commons licence. The APC will be payable on acceptance if the article is accepted after peer review.

Ear, Nose & Throat Journal is an open access publication that provides practical, peer-reviewed original clinical articles, highlighting scientific research relevant to clinical care, and case reports that describe unusual entities or innovative approaches to treatment and case management. ENT Journal utilizes multiple channels to deliver authoritative and timely content that informs, engages, and shapes the industry now and into the future.

Regularly featured ENT article topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology, Rhinology and Otology
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Studies
  • Objective Audiology Testing
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery: Head, Neck, Skull Base
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Audiology approaches for the population that is difficult to test
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Studies
  • Allergy

Regularly featured ENT clinics include:

  • Otoscopic Clinic
  • Rhinoscopic Clinic
  • Laryngoscopic Clinic
  • Imaging Clinic
  • Pathology Clinic
  • Dysphagia Clinic
  • Head and Neck Clinic
  • Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinic
  • Clinical Nuggets

Manuscripts will be subject to an Article Processing Charge. Please see the full description for more details.

Editor-in-Chief
Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Clinic Editors: Dysphagia
Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
Gregory N. Postma, MD  
Clinic Editors: Facial Plastic Surgery
Anthony P. Sclafani, MD, FACS Weill Cornelle Medical College, New York, NY, USA
Clinic Editors: Geriatric Otolaryngology
Karen M. Kost, MD, FRCSC Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Kourosh Parham, MD, PhD University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
Clinic Editors: Head and Neck
Paul J. Donald, MD, FRCS University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
Reena Gupta, MD Osborne Head & Neck Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS Osborne Head & Neck Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Clinic Editors: Imaging
Ramón E. Figueroa, MD, FACR Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, New Orleans, LA, USA
Clinic Editors: Laryngoscopic
Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Clinic Editors: Otoscopic
John W. House, MD House Clinic, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Brian J. McKinnon, MD Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Clinic Editors: Pathology
Lester D.R. Thompson, MD, FASCP Woodland Hills Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Clinic Editors: Pediatric Otolaryngology
Rande H. Lazar, MD OCM, Memphis, TN, USA
Clinic Editors: Rhinoscopic
Dewey A. Christmas, MD  
Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS Florida State University, Tallahasse, FL, USA
Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Ken Yanagisawa, MD, FACS Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Clinic Editors: Special Topics
Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Clinic Editors: Thyroid and Parathyroid
David Goldenberg, MD Penn State University, State College, PA
Editorial Board
Jean Abitbol, MD Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Jason L. Acevedo, MD, MAJ, MC, USA Abilene Regional Medical Center, TX, USA
Jack B. Anon, MD University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gregorio Babighian, MD Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy
Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
Gerald S. Berke, MD University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Michael J. Brenner, MD University of Michigan, MI, USA
Kenneth H. Brookler, MD Neurotologic Associates PC, New York, NY, USA
Karen H. Calhoun, MD The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Steven B. Cannady, MD University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ricardo Carrau, MD Ohio State University, Ohio, USA
Swapna Chandran, MD University of Louisville, KY, USA
Chien Chen, MD  
Dewey A. Christmas, MD  
Nicole T. Clements, MS Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Daniel H. Coelho, MD, FACS Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA
David M. Cognetti, MD Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
James V. Crawford, MD Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, USA
David H. Darrow, MD, DDS Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA
Rima Abraham DeFatta, MD DeFatta ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, Altoona, WI, USA
Robert J. DeFatta, MD, PhD DeFatta Facial Plastics, Altoona, WI, USA
Hamilton Dixon, MD Allergy and Immunology, East Ellijay, GA, USA
Paul J. Donald, MD, FRCS University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
Mainak Dutta, MS, FACS Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal, India
Russell A. Faust, PhD, MD Oakland County Health Division, CA, USA
Jose Fayad, MD House Clinic, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ramón E. Figueroa, MD, FACR Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
Charles N. Ford, MD University of Wisconsin SMPH, Madison, WI, USA
Paul Frake, MD Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, MN, USA
Marvin P. Fried, MD Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
Richard R. Gacek, MD UMMHC, Worcester, MA, USA
Andrea Gallo, MD Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology - “Sapienza” University of Rome-Italy, Rome, Italy
Frank Gannon, MD Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Emilio Garcia-Ibanez, MD Garcia-Ibanez Otology Institute, Barcelona, Spain
Soha Ghossaini Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA
William P. R. Gibson, MD University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
David Goldenberg, MD Penn State University, State College, PA
Jerome C. Goldstein, MD  
Samuel Gubbels, MD University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO, USA
Reena Gupta, MD Osborne Head & Neck Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Joseph Haddad Jr., MD Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Missak Haigentz, MD Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
Maureen T. Hannley, PhD  
Christopher J. Hartnick, MD Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, USA
Mary Hawkshaw, RN, BSN, CORLN Drexel Univ College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Garett D. Herzon, MD Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Thomas S. Higgins, MD, MSPH Kentuckiana Ear, Nose & Throat, P.S.C., Louisville, KY, USA
Jun Steve Hou, MD Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
John W. House, MD House Clinic, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC  
Glenn Isaacson, MD Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Steven F. Isenberg, MD Community Hospitals of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Stephanie A. Joe, MD University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Shruti S. Joglekar, MBBS  
Raleigh O. Jones Jr., MD University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Petros D. Karkos, MD, AFRCS, PhD, MPhil Liverpool University Hospitals, Chester, United Kingdom
David William Kennedy, MD University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Seungwon Kim, MD University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Robert Koenigsberg, DO Hahnemann University Hospital - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Karen M. Kost, MD, FRCSC Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Ronald B. Kuppersmith, MD, MBA, FACS Texas ENT and Allergy, College Station, TX, USA
Rande H. Lazar, MD OCM, Memphis, TN, USA
Robert S. Lebovics, MD, FACS St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, USA
Keat-Jin Lee, MD S New England ENT & FP Group, New Haven, CT, USA
Donald A. Leopold, MD University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA
Steve K. Lewis, BSc, MBBS, MRCS University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire, Walsgrave, United Kingdom
Daqing Li, MD University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Robert R. Lorenz, MD Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Cleveland, OH, USA
John M. Luckhurst, MS, CCC-A NY Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Albany, NY, USA
Valerie Lund, FRCS Ear Institute, London, United Kingdom
Karen Lyons, MD  
A.A.S. Rifat Mannan, MD St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA
Alexander Manteghi, DO Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Richard Mattes, PhD Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Brian McGovern, ScD Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
William A. McIntosh, MD UNIV WITWATERSRAND RETIRED, Johannesburg, South Africa
Brian J. McKinnon, MD Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Oleg A. Melnikov, MD GUTA-Clinic, Moscow, Russia
Albert L. Merati, MD, FACS UW, Seattle, WA, USA
Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS Florida State University, Tallahasse, FL, USA
Ron B. Mitchell, MD UT Southwestern Medical Center; Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
Steven Ross Mobley, MD Mobley MD Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PLLC, Murray, UT, USA
Jaime Eaglin Moore, MD Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Jessica Moskovitz, MD The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Thomas Murry, PhD Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Ashli K. O'Rourke, MD  
Ashli Karin O'Rourke, MD MUSC ENT Associates, Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS Osborne Head & Neck Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J. David Osguthorpe, MD Medical University of South Carolina, Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
Robert H. Ossoff, DMD, MD  
Alexander Ovchinsky, MD, FACS  
Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, New Orleans, LA, USA
Michael Paparella, MD Paparella Ear Head & Neck Institute, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Kourosh Parham, MD, PhD University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
Arthur S. Patchefsky, MD Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Meghan Pavlick, AuD Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Spencer C. Payne, MD University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Kevin D. Pereira, MD, MS (ORL) University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Nicolay Popnikolov, MD, PhD  
Didier Portmann, MD  
Gregory N. Postma, MD  
Matthew J. Provenzano, MD Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso, IN, USA
Hassan H. Ramadan, MD, FACS West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Richard T. Ramsden, FRCS  
Gabor Repassy, MD, PhD Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Dale H. Rice, MD University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ernesto Ried, MD Instituto de Otologia, Santiage de Chile, Chile
Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD  
Joseph J. Rousso, MD, FACS  
Allan Maier Rubin, MD, PhD, FACS Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital, London, United Kingdom
John S. Rubin, MD, FACS, FRCS Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Amy L. Rutt, DO Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Anthony Sclafani, MD, FACS Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA
Raja R. Seethala, MD University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Jamie Segel, MD Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, USA
Moncef Sellami, MD Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
Michael Setzen, MD, FACS, FAAP Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA
Douglas M. Sidle, MD Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Herbert Silverstein, MD Silverstein Institute, Sarasota, FL, USA
Jeffrey P. Simons, MD University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Raj Sindwani, MD, FACS, FRCS Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
Aristides Sismanis, MD, FACS Medical School of Athens University, Athens, Greece
William H. Slattery III, MD House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Libby Smith, DO University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Thomas C. Spalla, MD Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ, USA
Matthew Spector, MD University of Michigan, Ann Arbour, MI, USA
Paul M. Spring, MD  
Brendan C. Stack, Jr., MD, FACS University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
James A. Stankiewicz, MD Loyola University Medical Center, Hines, IL, USA
Jun-Ichi Suzuki, MD Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan
David Thompson, MD Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
Lester D.R. Thompson, MD, FASCP Woodland Hills Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Helga Toriello, PhD, FACMG Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Ozlem E. Tulunay-Ugur, MD University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Galdino Valvassori, MD University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Emre Vural, MD University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Donald T. Weed, MD, FACS University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
Neil Weir, FRCS  
Kenneth R. Whittemore, MD Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
David F. Wilson, MD Wilson Ear Clinic, Portland, OR, USA
Ian M. Windmill, PhD University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA
Ian J. Witterick, MD, MSc, FRCSC Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Richard J. Wong, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Ken Yanagisawa, MD, FACS Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Anthony Yonkers, MD University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Mark Zacharek, MD Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
Joseph Zenga, MD Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, USA
Liang Zhou, MD Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ear to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Ear, Nose & Throat Journal will be reviewed.

    This is an Open Access publication, and fees are payable upon acceptance of your manuscript. 

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that Ear, Nose & Throat Journal may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on local or selected pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting.

    1. Open Access

    1.2 Article processing charge

    1.3 Aims & Scope

    1.4 Article types

    1.5 Writing your paper

     

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    2.2 Authorship

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    2.4 Funding

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    2.7 Clinical trials

    2.8 Reporting guidelines

    2.9 Data

     

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

     

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    4.3 Supplemental material

    4.4 Reference style

    4.5 English language editing services

     

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 ORCID

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    5.3 Permissions

     

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    6.2 Online First publication

    6.3 Access to your published article

    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

    7.1 Appealing the Publication Decision

    7.2 ORCID

     

    1. Open Access

    Ear, Nose and Throat Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article
    accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published
    under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the
    journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder,
    institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to
    the journal.

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open
    Access FAQs
    .

    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    Ear, Nose and Throat Journal publishes all content open access and is supported
    by an Article Processing Charge (APC). Authors paying the APC will enjoy the benefits of immediate, full
    open access publishing and will utilize one of the Creative Commons licenses which enable them to
    retain copyright.

    The APC for this journal is currently $1,000 USD. 

    The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.

    1.3 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Ear, Nose & Throat Journal please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/ear-nose-throat-journal/journal203606#aims-and-scope.

    1.4 Article types

    Ear, Nose & Throat Journal publishes original articles on the clinical practice and basic science of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Authors may submit case reports, reviews, and original research, as well as brief papers suitable for one of the regularly published ENT Clinics (departments), guest editorials, or letters to the editor.

    As an author-friendly benefit, there is no required word count or limit to the number of references allowed.

    ENT Clinics are departments, not full-length articles; they should be brief “clinical pearls” (generally 1 to 1.5 pages in print). No tables or graphs are accepted. 

    Manuscripts should be between 500 and 750 words (per MS Word page count), with at least 1 and no more than 3 high-quality figures (no tables or graphs). [The Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic can occasionally have more photos if more are needed to illustrate a surgical procedure.]

    Format

    ENT Clinic articles should briefly describe a case (or, occasionally, a clinical problem and solution) followed by only a brief discussion. They should get straight to the point, with no abstract or introduction section; there are no subheads.

    To be complete, Clinic submissions must include:

    • A double-spaced manuscript, including a title page with all authors’ names (first, last and, if desired, middle initial), degrees, and affiliations, as well as the corresponding author’s name, address and e-mail address. MS Word is the correct file format for the text of the manuscript.

    • High-resolution JPG or TIFF files for the figures (minimum 300 dpi, when the image size is at least 3.5 5 inches wide with no white space around the “live” images). Figures cut and pasted into the Word file are unacceptable, as are PowerPoint slides.

    • Figure legends should follow the references and be written in complete sentences, present tense.

    1.5 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.5.1 Make your article discoverable

    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    1. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author.

    2. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal adheres to a blinded peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is routinely withheld from the author unless the reviewer requests a preference for their identity to be revealed.

    PUBLONS

    Ear, Nose & Throat Journal is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Ear, Nose & Throat Journal can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
    2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    3. Approved the version to be published,
    4. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicenter group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Ear, Nose & Throat Journal requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Ear, Nose & Throat Journal to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative. Please do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with your article, as this in itself breaches the patient’s confidentiality. The Journal requests that you confirm to us, in writing, that you have obtained written informed consent but the written consent itself should be held by the authors/investigators themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital record. The confirmatory letter may be uploaded with your submission as a separate file.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

    2.7 Clinical trials

    Ear, Nose & Throat Journal conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    2.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

    2.9. Research data

    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, Ear, Nose & Throat Journal encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and to include a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Ear, Nose & Throat Journal and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
    Publishing Agreement. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health publishes manuscripts
    under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by
    Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without
    permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more
    information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder
    mandates, made at the author’s request. 

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced with ample margins.

    Title page. All manuscripts must include a title page. Below the title, list the first name, middle initial or middle name (if desired), and last name (surname) in that order of each author, followed by his or her highest medical or academic degree.

    Below the authors' names, include a paragraph listing their affiliations (department and/or division name, institution name, city, state and, if outside the United States, country.

    Next, include a paragraph with the corresponding author's name, postal address of his or her department, phone number, and email address.

    Finally, when applicable, indicate all sources of financial support or funding and, if the paper was presented at a meeting, the name of the society, location of the meeting, and date(s).

    Main body of manuscript. Use one of the following outlines:

    Case reports/case series/reviews. These should include the following subheads/sections: Abstract (unstructured format), Introduction, Case report(s), Discussion, and References.

    Clinical studies/research reports. These should include the following subheads/sections: Abstract (unstructured format), Introduction, Patients and methods, Results, Discussion, and References.

    ENT Clinics. Otoscopic, Rhinoscopic, Laryngoscopic, Imaging, Pathology, Head and Neck, Facial Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Dysphagia, and Thyroid and Parathyroid Clinics do not require subheads, as they are intended to be a brief report of a case with a brief introduction and/or minimal discussion. They should include 1 to 3 high-quality photographs showing key features of the case, its diagnosis, and treatment. Occasionally, more figures are needed to illustrate a surgical case, but the combined text and photos generally should not exceed 1 to 1.5 printed pages.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For specifically requested color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplemental material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files

    4.4 Reference style

    Ear, Nose & Throat Journal adheres to the AMA Manual of Style. View the guide here to ensure your manuscript conforms to this style.

    The author is responsible for the accuracy of the references. Use PubMed/MEDLINE abbreviations of journal names. References should be double-spaced and input as regular text, not as footnotes or endnotes. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited. Number them manually (i.e., do not use automatic numbering). References should not include hyperlinks.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Ear, Nose & Throat Journal is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ear to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
    contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been checked for SAGE Production,
    the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
    Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online
    within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
    APC has been received.

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact with Kudos.

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Ear, Nose & Throat Journal editorial office as follows:

    Email: entjournal@phillyent.com

    Phone: (215) 762-5178

    7.1 Appealing the publication decision

    Editors have very broad discretion in determining whether an article is an appropriate fit for their journal. Many manuscripts are declined with a very general statement of the rejection decision. These decisions are not eligible for formal appeal unless the author believes the decision to reject the manuscript was based on an error in the review of the article, in which case the author may appeal the decision by providing the Editor with a detailed written description of the error they believe occurred.

    If an author believes the decision regarding his/her manuscript was affected by a publication ethics breach, the author may contact the publisher with a detailed written description of their concern, and information supporting the concern, at publication_ethics@sagepub.com

    7.2 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE
    is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a
    unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher,
    even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as
    manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their
    professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of
    this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission
    during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID
    ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when
    prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID
    iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you
    and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your
    work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage
    to learn more

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