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投稿须知(Instructions to Authors)
About the journal
Headache publishes original articles on all aspects of head and face pain including communications on clinical and basic research, diagnosis and management, epidemiology, genetics, and pathophysiology of primary and secondary headaches, cranial neuralgias, and pains referred to the head and face. Case reports, short communications, review articles, letters to the editor, and news items regarding AHS are included. Medicolegal and socioeconomic aspects of head pain are also considered. All articles submitted for publication are subject to peer review.
Headache publishes original articles on all aspects of head and face pain including communications on clinical and basic research, diagnosis and management, epidemiology, genetics, and pathophysiology of primary and secondary headaches, cranial neuralgias, and pains referred to the head and face. Monthly issues feature case reports, short communications, review articles, letters to the editor, and news items regarding AHS plus medicolegal and socioeconomic aspects of head pain. This is the official journal of the American Headache Society.
For more information on the membership, please visit www.americanheadachesociety.org.
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Instructions to Authors
Instructions for Authors
Headache is the official publication of the American Headache Society (AHS). The editorial board welcomes for consideration papers on head and
face pain and all other aspects of pain concerned with clinical or basic research.
Headache strives to improve the reporting quality of clinical trials. For randomized trials, Headache has endorsed the CONSORT Statement (available at www.consort-statement.org).
We recommend authors refer to the EQUATOR network website for futher information on the available reporting guidelines for health research.
PREPARING TO SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT
To ensure your manuscript moves quickly through peer review, and to ensure you are compliant with the American Headache Society's ethical standards, it is recommended you complete the following steps
1. Read the Manuscript Preparation and Submission section below.
2. Read the ethics checklist. For more detailed information on ethical issues, please consult the AHS Journal Publication Guidelines.
3. Familiarize yourself with Headache's demand for the inclusion of a Reporting Checklist (see Reporting Checklists section below)
Headache only accepts on-line submissions and utilizes an electronic system for review and communication. The site may be accessed at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/headache.
If you have previously reviewed or submitted manuscripts to Headache, your contact details have been pre-loaded into the database of our online submission site. We would be grateful if you would now check and update your contact details, enter key words and add information on your specialty/ area of expertise.
To obtain your username and password, choose the option "Check for an Existing Account" on the login page. Entering your email address will generate an automatic email that provides your username and password.
Help is always a click away. Please make use of the "Get Help Now" button located throughout the site. You can log in at any time and update your contact details, change your password, or enter your subject specialty and key words to assist in reviewer selection.
MATERIAL SUITABLE FOR SUBMISSION TO HEADACHE
- Research Submissions. Present results of original basic science research or clinical investigation.
- Clinical Notes.Present an abbreviated report of a single case or a small case series. Clinical Notes must consist of no more than 1,500 words (including references). There should be no more than 15 references. The use of tables and figures must be limited to one each. No structured abstract is required, though all abstracts must be restricted to no more than 3 sentences.
- Clinical or Basic Research Investigations. Present results of original research or clinical investigation.
- Brief Communications. Present a small series of cases or a single case of significant note. Manuscripts must draw attention to an important or unique observation.
- Review Articles. Must include a comprehensive review and critique of the literature on the topic and may include a new hypothesis.
- Special Articles. History of medicine, education, ethics, and socioeconomic issues in relation to head and face pain.
- Letters to the Editor. May refer to items of interest on head and face pain or may offer criticism of articles previously published in Headache but must be objective, constructive, and educational. Letters can include a small table or figure and a few references if necessary and can also be used in lieu of a short article.
- Manuscripts of Papers Read at Meetings of the AHS. Must be submitted to Headache and will be published if acceptable to the editor after peer review. Authors wishing to publish presented material elsewhere must first obtain permission from the editor. All manuscripts submitted for the annual Harold G. Wolff Award become the property of the AHS and will be considered for publication in Headache at the discretion of the editorial board. Manuscripts submitted to Headache are subjected to peer review.
Manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to editing according to the 9th edition of the American Medical Association Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins; 1998). The corresponding author will receive edited proofs for approval and is responsible for all content, including changes made by the editor and his staff.
In an attempt to improve the quality of research reports in the journal, Headache now requires a completed reporting checklist as a condition of article submission. A table detailing the Study Type and appropriate checklist can be found here.
It is a mandatory requirement that a reporting checklist is submitted. We urge you, while completing this form, to consider amending your manuscript to ensure your article addresses all issues raised by the reporting checklist, where appropriate. Taking the time to ensure your manuscript meets these basic reporting needs will greatly improve your manuscript, potentially enhancing its chances for eventual publication.
An article from Elizabeth Loder and Donald Penzien provides more information on the need for Reporting Checklists and can be found here.
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION
In general, manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. 
For frequently asked questions regarding manuscript preparation and submission, click here.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR MANUSCRIPT MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
Title Page: Please upload the Title Page as a Word document containing the following information:
• Article Title
• Authors (in the order you wish to see the names published)
- Author names to be written as First (Given) Name, middle initials, Last (Family) Name
- Highest Degrees (e.g. MD, PhD)
- Author affi liations (institution, city, country)
• Conflict of Interest Statement (provide full disclosure for each author otherwise you must state 'No conflict'). Manuscripts without any Confl ict of Interest Statement will be rejected before peer review.
• Key Words. - Please provide up to six key words from the text for use in indexing and computerized databases.
• Provide information on any sources of fi nancial support for your research
• If appropriate, please supply a Clinical Trial Registration Number and the name of the database where the trial was registered.
• Abbreviations. - List all abbreviations in the order used in the text and their meanings. In the text proper, define all abbreviations the first time they are used. Keep abbreviations to a minimum.
Formatting for Headache style:
• Structured Abstract. - Headache requires that all original articles submitted include a structured abstract  that lists: Objective, Background, Design or Methods (or both), Results, and Conclusions. The abstract should be understandable without access to the entire article. Do not cite references or use
abbreviations in the abstract.
• Arrange components of the manuscript in the following order: structured abstract, text, references, tables in numerical sequence, and the fi gures with legends. Begin each component on a separate page. Number all pages consecutively, starting with the title page. Double-space all text.
• Please check all tables and fi gures have been submitted (including title and legend)
• All artwork MUST be submitted in digital format. There are three preferred formats for digital artwork submission: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Tagged Image Format (TIFF). We suggest that line art be saved as EPS fi les. Alternately, these may be saved as PDF files at 600 dots per inch (dpi) or better at fi nal size. Tone art, or photographic images, should be saved as TIFF files with a resolution of 300 dpi at final size. For combination figures, or artwork that contains both photographs and labeling, we recommend saving fi gures as EPS fi les, or as PDF fi les with a resolution of 600 dpi or better at fi nal size. More detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork can be found at www.blackwellpublishing.com/authors/digill.asp.
• Scanned images of line art will not be accepted - please supply in the original file format
• All figure titles and legends should not be embedded in the submitted image - please supply this information separately (such as figure legends in the main manuscript file)
• All tables are required to be in Word or Excel formats. No image files of tables please
• All extraneous use of color must be removed from figures and tables
• Figures and Tables must be cited in the text and numbered in the order they are cited
• All manuscripts, with the exception of Letters to the Editor, must contain a conclusion.
• References must be checked for bibliographic accuracy
• The manuscript should be spell-checked before submission. It must feature US English spelling (e.g. color not colour)
• Style of Writing. - Writing should conform to accepted English usage and syntax. Authors whose first language is not English should arrange for their manuscripts to be written in idiomatic English prior to submission. Refer to patients by number. No names or initials should be used. All measurements are to be in metric units.
• Authors are requested, when referring to types of headache, to use the terminology developed by the Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society. 
• References. - List references in the order in which they first appear in the text (not alphabetically). If a reference is cited more than once, subsequent citations should be to the original number. All references must be cited in the text or tables using superscript numerals. Personal communications and unpublished observations are not acceptable as references, but can be included in the text. References to journal articles should include: (1) author(s), (2) title, (3) journal name (as abbreviated in Index Medicus) in italics, (4) the year of publication, (5) volume number, and (6) inclusive pages. References to books include: (1) author(s), (2) chapter title, (3) editor(s), (4) title of book, (5) city and state of publications, (6) publisher, (7) year of publication, and (8) specific pages. Volume and edition numbers should be included if appropriate. The author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of references and their correct citation in the text.
1. Niswander GD, Karacan I. Clinical experience with fl uphenazine. Dis Nerv Syst.
2. KoelleGB. Neurohumoral transmission and the autonomic nervous system. In: Gilman LS, Gilman
A, eds. The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, NY: The MacMillan Publishing
• The manuscript text must be double-spaced
• Do not use footnotes.
• The manuscript must be uploaded as a .doc or .rtf file. A PDF file cannot be accepted
• Graphic file formats preferred are JPEG, TIFF or EPS. PowerPoint may be acceptable but the figure must not be lifted directly from a PowerPoint presentation - background colors and non-essential graphic design must be removed.
• To ensure the highest possible image quality we prefer you supply graphics in one of the above-referenced file formats rather than embed the image directly into a Word document. As a rule of thumb, if your image appears blurred on screen, print reproduction will likely be even more inferior.
Each manuscript submitted must be accompanied by a cover letter, signed by the first author, that contains the following statement: "The principal author takes full responsibility for the data presented in this study, analysis of the data, conclusions, and conduct of the research. The principal author had full access to those data and has maintained the right to publish any and all data independent of any third party."
Please note that Word 2007 is not yet compatible with journal production systems. Unfortunately, the journal cannot accept Microsoft Word 2007 documents until such time as a stable production version is released. Please use Word's 'Save As' option therefore to save your document as an older (.doc) file type.
Copyright, Author Responsibility, and Financial Disclosure. Copyright on all published articles will be held by the publisher, the American Headache Society. All authors will be asked to sign an exclusive license form, authorship responsibility, and financial disclosure statements. The forms will be sent to the corresponding author by the office of the editor when the manuscript has been accepted for publication. Your manuscript will not be published until a completed copyright form has been returned to the Editorial Office. The Exclusive License Form can be found at: HED Exclusive License Form
STATISTICS AND METHODOLOGY IN HEADACHE
Headache employs the services of a Statistical Consultant. Consequently we hold all statistical techniques and research methodologies to the highest standards. To enhance the likelihood of your manuscript being accepted for publication, please consult the editorial "Statistical Reviewing for Headache" by Tim Houle and Donald Penzien for the standards expected by Headache. This can be found here.
HEADACHE AND PUBLICATION ETHICS
1. Ensure agreement has been received from all co-authors ahead of submission.
• Inclusion of all author names
• The order of authors is accurate and as agreed by all authors
• All authors have reviewed the final draft
• Authors have approved submission to Headache
2. Full and accurate disclosures of conflicts of interest
• Collected conflict of interest information ahead of submission
• Included conflict of interest statement on title page
• Uploaded the same conflict of interest statement into the online submission and review site
• Ensured that if manuscript is being submitted by a proxy, the proxy understands the need to accurately supply disclosure information
3. Access to data
• Confirm full access to ALL study data
• Include a statement outlining author access to data in the methodology section
4. Redundant and duplicate publication
• Ensured citation to all prior published material that might be construed as overlapping current submission
• If submission contains substantial overlap with prior published material, ensure an explanation for this is included in submission cover letter
• Manuscripts that represent English-language translations of previously published material will not be accepted for publication unless agreement has be sought ahead of submission from the editorial office.
5. Image Manipulation
• Ensured all authors can attest to the supply of the ORIGINAL image capture - the file supplied has not been altered or enhanced
• A copy of the original image fi le has been retained in case of future investigation
6. Patient Confidentiality
• Signed consent has been obtained from patient, patient's guardian or, in the event of the patient being deceased, next of kin to publish case
• Information identifying patient has been removed or rendered anonymous?
• Ensured copy of patient consent has been retained
• Confirm permission obtained to reproduce figures and tables
• Have you obtained permission to reference a personal communication
• Has the nature and extent of the content disclosed from a personal communication been agreed?
Please contact the Editorial Office at email@example.com with any questions regarding suitability or style.
1. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. N Engl J Med.
2. GriggsRC.Changes in policy for publishing manuscripts in Neurology. Neurology. 1997;49:1.
3. International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd edition. Headache Classification Subcommittee of the International Headache Society. Cephalalgia. 2004;24(Suppl 1):8-152.
John F. Rothrock, MD
Senior Editorial Advisors
Morris Maizels, MD
Woodland Hills, California
Robert Daroff, MD
Richard B. Lipton, MD
New York, New York
K. Michael Welch, MD
Andrew Ahn, MD, PhD
San Francisco, California
Sheena K. Aurora, MD
Andrew Hershey, MD, PhD
Zaza Katsarava, MD
Abouch Krymchantowski, MD, PhD
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Morris Levin, MD
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Donald Lewis, MD
Elizabeth W. Loder, MD
Ivan Lopez, MD
Vincent Martin, MD
Julio Pascual, MD, PhD
Donald B. Penzien, PhD
B. Lee Peterlin, DO
Jeanetta Rains, PhD
Manchester, New Hampshire
Todd Rozen, MD
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Stewart J. Tepper, MD
Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD
Thomas N. Ward, MD
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Todd Schwedt, MD
St Louis, Missouri
Allan Purdy, MD
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Alan Rapoport, MD
Los Angeles, California
Abstracts and Citations Editors
Robert Kaniecki, MD
Mark Stillman, MD
Frederick R. Taylor, MD
Expert Opinion Section Editor
Randolph W. Evans, MD
Timothy Houle, PhD
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Luzma Cardona, MD
Larry Charleston IV, MD
Jason Roberts, PhD
AHS Executive Office
American Headache Society
19 Mantua Road
Mount Royal, NJ 08061
Telephone: (856) 423-0043
Fax: (856) 423-0082