JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY
Originally Founded by The Wistar Institute
GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
The Journal of Morphology welcomes manuscripts from all areas of animal morphology. The Journal publishes original
research papers and review articles. We prioritize manuscripts that report about functional, comparative or evolution-
ary morphology. Plain descriptive papers will be considered only when they report about important new and so far
unknown organisms and their morphology. Submitted manuscripts generally should not exceed 35 pages. However,
we maintain an open and ﬂexible policy about paper article length; if your manuscript exceeds 35 pages please contact
the editorial ofﬁce prior to submission to obtain permission for submitting an overlength paper.
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Submission. JMOR uses an online submission system for receiving, reviewing, and accepting manuscripts for publication,
which enables authors to submit their manuscripts online to expedite the peer review process. The online system also enables
authors to check the status of their manuscripts during the peer review process.
Use this link to submit your manuscript (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmor). The corresponding author will be
instructed to create a user account. Once the account has been created, manuscripts are to be submitted through the
“Author Center”. Follow all instructions and complete all required ﬁelds. Submit your manuscript and all Figures and Tables
as separate ﬁles. After the manuscript has been successfully submitted, authors will see a conﬁrmation screen with the
manuscript number and receive an email reply from the JMOR editorial ofﬁce acknowledging receipt of the manuscript. If
that does not happen, please check your submission and/or contact the editorial ofﬁce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: Text, ﬁgures and tables must be submitted as separate ﬁles to ensure that the submission is successful.
To avoid possible delay in processing your submission, your ﬁles must be submitted in the following formats:
*One .doc or docx ﬁle with text and citations
*Each ﬁgure in a separate ﬁle in .tif or .eps format
*Tables should either be all in one .doc or .docx ﬁle, or in separate .doc or .docx ﬁles
*Number all pages in sequence beginning with the title page, placing the ﬁrst author's surname and the page number in
the upper right hand corner of each page
*Double space and use 12 point font size
See the Miscellaneous section of this document for format restrictions/guidelines. JMOR uses a
plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to us, you agree that your manuscript
may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.
All submitted manuscripts must be original and must not have been published previously either in
whole or in part, except in abstract form; manuscripts published previously in another language
may not be submitted. Also, manuscripts submitted to us must not be under consideration by any other journal.
Be sure to keep an electronic copy that is identical to the version that you submitted online. If you have any questions on
the submission process please email the editorial ofﬁce at email@example.com.
Manuscripts must be submitted in English (American style), and must be double-spaced with no less than 12 cpi font and 3-cm
margins throughout. If you are not a native English speaker, we strongly recommend that you have your manuscript professio-
nally edited before submission. Professional editing will help reviewers to better assess your manuscript. Please see Wiley
Author services for recommendations.
Conﬂict of interest. JMOR requires all authors to disclose any potential sources of conﬂict of interest. Any interest or rela-
tionship, ﬁnancial or otherwise, which might be perceived as inﬂuencing an author's objectivity, is considered a potential
source of conﬂict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or indirectly related to the work that the
authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conﬂict of interest include but are not limited to patent or stock
ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company,
and consultancy for or receipt of speaker's fees from a company. The existence of a conﬂict of interest does not preclude
publication in this journal. If the authors have no conﬂict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It