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Frontier perspectives: authors' guidelines.

Frontier Perspectives is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that focuses beyond the boundaries and incremental advances that often characterize mainstream science and medicine. We provide a forum for research that challenges established scientific dogma while also employing scientifically sound experimental or theoretical methodology. Papers that expand our understanding of the physical and biological universe or that address longstanding issues in mainstream science are especially welcome. Past issues have featured papers by leading researchers in the field of medicine and in the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences, and have addressed diverse areas including quantum mechanics, cosmology, complementary medicine, biological phenomena, subtle energies, and consciousness. Several of these papers have identified and focused on new relationships among these areas.

In addition to remaining highly receptive to new scientific ideas, Frontier Perspectives is an effective means to gain visibility within new professional communities. In addition, we provide authors and institutions with exposure across disciplinary lines--an exposure that is often pivotal in nucleating further research. At present we publish twice a year and encourage authors to submit papers for the Spring/Summer issue by September 30th and papers for the Fall/Winter issue by March 31st. This allows adequate time for the peer review process and revisions as needed.

Frontier Perspectives also encourages shorter contributions including brief comments on published papers and on other frontier science issues. These contributions are published as "News and Views" articles or "Correspondence," as appropriate. Book reviews related to topics of interest are also welcome.

Scientific papers published by Frontier Perspectives normally present new theoretical and/or experimental findings. However, new scientifically supported interpretations of previously published findings are also considered for publication.

Submission to Frontier Perspectives implies that the paper or article has not been published elsewhere, has not been submitted to another publication, and will not be submitted to another publication during the time it is under consideration by Frontier Perspectives.

The author will receive three complimentary copies of the issue in which his or her paper or article has been published. More copies will be given upon request.

1. Append a 50- to 100-word clear and definitive abstract to manuscript. The abstract should reflect the scope and content of the paper including the new results, interpretations, and conclusions, and it should be in a form usable by technical abstracting and indexing services.

2. Papers should normally have a maximum length of 10 double-spaced numbered pages in 12-pitch font; approximately 20,000 bytes or about 3,000 words, including references. However, longer papers of exceptional merit will also be considered for publication.

3. All authors must be listed along with their institutional address (es) under the title. A short acknowledgment at the end of the article is permissible.

4. To expedite the review process and maximize the impact of papers, they should contain subheadings as appropriate, i.e., introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, etc.

5. All figures, photographs, and tables must have captions that are complete, self-explanatory, and self-contained (complete enough to comprehend without reading the text).

6. IMPORTANT: All figures and tables should be computer generated or professionally drafted and camera-ready for publishing.

7. Data or observations should be featured in paragraphs, not set off in individual sentences.

8. Do not use right-hand justification or hyphenate words to make a better right-hand margin, as it results in numerous spacing problems in the computer files.

9. References are required. All references should be cited in the manuscript in superscript and they should also be listed at the end of the paper. They must be complete and numbered consecutively in order of citation in the text and figures. Because space is limited, the minimum number of references is 5 and the maximum number of references is 15. (Footnotes are not permitted).

10. IMPORTANT: If there are any problems with a paper's structure we will send them back to the author for revisions. To ensure that a paper is submitted for review in a timely manner, please make sure these author's guidelines are followed.

11. The format for journal references is as follows: Last Name, First Initial, Middle Initial, Year, Title of article, Journal Name, Volume number and Issue Number in parentheses only if every volume begins on page 1, and then page numbers.

12. The format for book references is as follows: Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial, Year, Title of book, Location of Publisher, Publisher.

Sample References:

Herrnstein, R. J. (1976). "Natural concepts in pigeons." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 2, 285-302.

Gray, C. M., Singer, W., and Hopkins, J. (1989). "Stimulus-specific neuronal oscillations in orientation columns of cat visual cortex." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 86(2), 1-22.

Pylyshyn, Z. W. (1984). Computation and cognition: toward a foundation for cognitive science. Cambridge: MIT Press.

13. To break up the text and best use space within the journal, we occasionally use quotations by famous scientists, philosophers, and other scholars, typically illustrating the theme of the article. If you can identify one or two such quotations that lend impact to your article, please include them on separate pages.

14. We only accept paper submissions through email or disc. All papers must be saved as a Word document (.doc). Any paper copies mailed without a disc will be sent back to the author.

15. Following these instructions will assure that your paper will be scientifically peer reviewed and if published, printed with minimal errors. Any submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered for publication. Thank you.

In our Anniversary Issue (FP 16-1) we unfortunately omitted Dr. Johann A. Bauer's references on page 52. Below is the correct page."

References

(1) Meier, A. 1993. Kurzschlussanastovmose neuromgeschadigter Nerven, (Short-circuited anastomosis of nerves the neurons of which have been damaged. Dissertation far the awarding of the title MD) Dissertation zum Erwerb des Doktorgrades der Medizin an der Fakultat der LMU, Munchen (Berichterstatter Bauer J), Munchen

(2) Bauer, J and Heine, H. (1998). Akupunkturpunkte und Fibromyalgie. Moglichkeiten chirurgischer Intervention (Acupuncture points and fibromyalgia. Options of surgical interventions.) Biol Med 27(6),257-261.

(3) Bauer, J and Heine, H. (1999). Moglichkeiten chirurgischer Intervention bei fibromyalgischen Beschwerden (Rucken und untere Extremitaten). Beziehungen zu Akupunkturpunkten. (Options of surgical interventions in fibromyalgia. Back and lower limbs. Relations to acupunture points.) Biol Med 28(3), 135-141.

(4) Bauer, J and Heine, H. (2000). Akupunkturpunkle und Quadrantenschmerz. Diagnostisches Vorgehen und kausale Zusammernhange. (Accupuncture points and quadrant pain. Diagnostic procedure and causal connections.) Biol Med 29(6), 282-288

(5) Bauer, J. "A New Method for Diagnosis and Therapy of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)", Poster presentation 533-P167, 10th World Congress on Pain. August 17-22, San Diego, California, USA

(6) Bauer, J. "A New Method of Diagnosis and Therapy of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), Surgical Procedures a Cure for Intractable Fibromyalgia Syndrome of Long Duration", Myopain 04, Munich, July 18-22., 2004
Fig. 6: Diagrams 3,6 and 12 months after one intervention

Code 1   21,74%
Code 2   69,57%
Code 3    6,52%
Code 4    2,17%

3 months postoperatively, values in % n = 92 (100%)

Code 1   23,91%
Code 2   53,26%
Code 3   22,83%
Code 4    0,00%

6 months postoperatively, values in % n = 92 (100%)

Code 1   44,57%
Code 2   45,65%
Code 3    2,17%
Code 4    7.61%

12 months postoperatively, values in % n = 92 (100%)

Legend:

Code 1 = no complaints
Code 2 = improved
Code 3 = no improvement
Code 4 = cannot say/not attainable, etc.
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