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Submit a Running Head, 1-Sentence Summary, Keywords, and the Author Checklist with all article types unless otherwise noted.

Article Type
Text Word Limit Abstract Word Limit Reference Limit Figures & Tables Description hidden hidden
Perspective 3500 150 50 As needed; photographs and illustrations are encouraged Perspectives provide insightful analysis and commentary about new and reemerging infectious diseases and related issues. May address factors known to influence the emergence of diseases, including microbial adaptation and change, human demographics and behavior, technology and industry, economic development and land use, international travel and commerce, and breakdown of public health measures. Requirements: subheadings in body of text, corresponding author contact information, first author biographical sketch. 150 50
Synopsis 3500 150 50 As needed; photographs and illustrations are encouraged Synopses comprise case series papers and concise reviews of infectious diseases or closely related topics, with preference given to reviews of new and emerging diseases; however, timely updates of other diseases or topics are also welcome. Place detailed methods, if included, in a separate section on experimental procedures that follows the body of the text. Requirements: subheadings in body of text, corresponding author contact information, first author biographical sketch. 150 50
Research 3500 150 50 As needed Research articles report laboratory and epidemiologic results within a public health perspective. These articles explain the value of the research in public health terms and place the findings in a larger perspective (i.e., "Here is what we found, and here is what the findings mean"). Requirements: subheadings in body of text, corresponding author contact information, first author biographical sketch. 150 50
Policy or Historical Review 3500 150 50 As needed Policy or Historical Reviews include public health policy or historical reports that are based on research and analysis of emerging disease issues. Requirements: subheadings in body of text, corresponding author contact information, first author biographical sketch. 150 50
Another Dimension 3500 NA (50 word abstracts for essays only) 50 As needed Another Dimension articles include essays, short stories, or poems on philosophical issues related to science, medical practice, and human health. Topics may include sci-ence and the human condition, the unanticipated side of epidemic investigations, or how people perceive and cope with infection and illness. Manuscripts are selected as much for their content (the experiences they describe) as for their literary merit. Requirements: corresponding author contact information, first author biographical sketch. 50
Online Report 3500 100 As needed As needed Online Reports are consensus group meetings, workshops, and other activities in which suggestions for diagnostic, treatment, or reporting methods related to infectious disease topics are formulated. Published online only. Requirements: corresponding author contact information, first author biographical sketch. Should be authored by the group. Note: EID does not publish official guidelines or policy recommendations. 100
Photo Quiz 1200 NA 15 1 image or photo of the subject Photo Quiz essays highlight individuals who made notable contributions to public health and medicine. The essay describes the person's life and his or her significance to public health, science, and infectious disease. Requirements: corresponding author contact information, first author biography. Provide an image of the subject, brief clue to the person’s identity, and 5 possible answers. 15
Dispatch 1200 50 15 2 figures and 2 tables Dispatches are updates on infectious disease trends and research that include descriptions of new methods for detecting, characterizing, or subtyping new or reemerging pathogens. Developments in antimicrobial drugs, vaccines, or infectious disease prevention or elimination programs are appropriate. Case reports are also welcome. Requirements: subheadings in body of text, corresponding author contact information, first author biographical sketch. 50 15
Commentary 1000 NA 15 0 Commentaries are thoughtful discussions of current topics. Requirements: corresponding author contact information and first author biographical sketch. 15
Conference Summary 1000 NA As needed As needed Conference Summaries related to emerging infectious disease activities are published online only. Requirements: corresponding author contact information and first author biographical sketch. Must be no later than 6 months after the conference and focus on content not process.
Research Letter 800 50 10 1 figure or 1 table Research Letters report cases, outbreaks, or original research. Requirements: corresponding author contact information and first author biographical sketch. 50 10
Book or Other Media Review 500 NA 0 1 image of book or other media cover Books or other media reviews focus on issues and topics relevant to emerging infectious diseases. Requirements: corresponding author contact information and first author biographical sketch. Include title, author, publisher, number of pages, length and format of media, and key details. 0
Letter 300 NA 5 0 Letters to the editor comment on articles and are more likely to be published if submitted within 4 weeks of the original article's publication. Requirement: corresponding author contact information. 5
Etymologia 100 NA 5 1 Etymologia articles are thoroughly researched derivations of emerging disease terms that include a brief scientific or historical context. Requirement: corresponding author contact information. 5
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