Clinical Otolaryngology is intended to reflect all aspects of
otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery, but in particular its clinical
aspects. We welcome contributions under various headings, each of them
having different requirements. Should a contribution be outside these
guidelines, they will still be considered for publication, but the authors are
advised to include a covering letter explaining why they find it difficult to
comply with the guidelines. Overall, our aim is to publish original articles
that add to what is already known about clinical aspects of
otorhinolaryngology. Authors should attempt to demonstrate how their
contribution does this. Animal and laboratory studies, as well as case reports,
are advised to be submitted to alternative journals.
There is no charge for illustrations in colour.
Papers accepted must be licensed for publication in Clinical Otolaryngology,
and a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) form must accompany every
accepted paper. Authors will be required to license copyright in their paper
to John Wiley & Sons. Copyright licensing is a condition of publication and
papers will not be passed to the Production Editor for processing unless
copyright has been licensed.
OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to
make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose
funding agency requires grantees to archive the ﬁ nal version of their article.
With OnlineOpen, the author, the author’s funding agency, or the author’s
institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-
subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited
in the funding agency’s preferred archive. For the full list of terms and
conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.
Any authors wishing to send their paper for OnlineOpen will be required to
submit a completed Copyright Transfer Agreement form and complete the
payment form available from our website at: https://authorservices.wiley.
Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Ofﬁ ce
that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen. All OnlineOpen articles
go through the journal’s standard peer-review process and will be accepted
or rejected based on their own merit.
This service ensures that accepted ‘in press’ manuscripts are published
online soon after acceptance, prior to copyediting or typesetting. Clinical
Otolaryngology gives Accepted Articles status to Reviews, Original Articles
and Our Experience correspondence. Accepted Articles appear in PDF-
only format, without the accompanying full-text HTML. Each manuscript
is assigned a Digital Object Identiﬁ er (DOI), which allows the article to be
cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the
DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.
Clinical Otolaryngology receives all manuscript submissions electronically.
To submit a manuscript launch your web browser (Internet Explorer 5 or
higher or Netscape 7 or higher) and go to the JOURNAL’S ScholarOne
Manuscripts (formerly known as Manuscript Central) homepage
A Conﬂ ict of Interest Form should be sent to the Editorial Ofﬁ ce at the same
time as the manuscript is submitted. The Conﬂ ict of Interest Form should
be signed by all authors. The form should be forwarded by email, fax or post
Gareth Watkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Otolaryngology Editorial Ofﬁ ce
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
9600 Garsington Road
Oxford OX4 2DQ
Fax: +44 (0)1865 714 591
If you have any problems with your submission, please contact
Preparation of Manuscripts
a. Titles should be brief and include the type of study. See CONSORT
guidelines at http://www.consort-statement.org and STROBE guidelines at
b. A short title should be provided.
c. The style of writing should conform to acceptable English usage and
syntax. Spellings should be taken from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of
Current English. Authors are advised to use the terminology recommended
by the ISO–IEC, Nomina Anatomica as used in the latest edition of Gray’s
Anatomy and WHO list of approved names for drugs.
d. Illustrations. The artwork should be submitted in electronic form. Please
save vector graphics (e.g. line artwork) in encapsulated Postscript format
(EPS), and bitmap ﬁ les (e.g. half-tones) in tagged image ﬁ le format (TIFF).
Detailed information on our digital illustration standards is available at
No artwork should be incorporated into text ﬁ les. Individual ﬁ gure ﬁ les
should bear a reference number corresponding to a similar number in the
text. References to ﬁ gures should be by arabic numerals (e.g. Figure 3) and
they should be numbered in order of appearance. The most suitable place
for the ﬁ gures to be inserted in the text should be indicated. A list of legends
for the ﬁ gures should be submitted on a separate page. In the full-text online
version of the journal, ﬁ gure legends may be truncated in abbreviated links
to the full-screen version. Therefore the ﬁ rst 100 characters of any legend
should inform the reader of key aspects of the ﬁ gure.
Tables should be typed on a separate page and should be given arabic
numbers (e.g. Table 3). The approximate position in the text should be
indicated. Units should appear in parentheses in the column headings and
not in the body of the table. Words or numerals should be repeated on
successive lines; ‘ditto’ or ‘do’ should not be used.
e. References in the text must be numbered with superscript in the order of
appearance and should be listed on a separate sheet (double-spaced) at the
end of the paper. In the bibliography references should be quoted as shown.
1. Wright A., Hawkins C.H., Änggård E.E. et al. (2009) A controlled clinical
trial of a therapeutic bacteriophage preparation in chronic otitis due to
antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa; a preliminary report of
efﬁ cacy. Clin. Otolaryngol. 34, 349–357.
2. National Institute for Clinical Excellence (2008). Surgical management
of otitis media with effusion in children; available at: http://guidance.
The responsibility of checking references rests with the author.
We recommend the use of a tool such as Reference Manager for reference
management and formatting.
f. The name, address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the
author to whom all correspondence and proofs should be sent must be provided.
g. Online production tracking is now available for your article
through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services. Author Services enables
authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the
production process to publication online and in print. Authors can
check the status of their articles online and choose to receive
automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive
an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have
their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a
complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript.
Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for details on online
production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and
tips on article preparation, submission and more.
h. Wiley-Blackwell will dispose of all hardcopy or electronic material
submitted two months after publication.
Proofs will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author as an Acrobat
PDF* (portable document format) file. The e-mail server must be able to
accept attachments up to 4 MB in size. To read PDF files, you must have
Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. This software can be
downloaded (free of charge) from the following Web site:
This will enable the ﬁ le to be opened, read on screen, and printed out in order
for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof.
Proof corrections should be returned to the Author Corrections Team
(email@example.com) within 3 days of receipt.
EarlyView (Publication Prior to Print)
Clinical Otolaryngology is covered by Wiley’s Early View service. Early View
articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their
publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as
they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue.
Early View articles are complete and ﬁ nal. They have been fully reviewed,
revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ ﬁ nal corrections have
been incorporated. Because they are in ﬁ nal form, no changes can be made
after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they
do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles
cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital
Object Identiﬁ er (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked
before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains
valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.