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Dear participant of the MAC2001 meeting in Bonn,

thank you very much for making MAC2001 such a success.  There appears to be general interest in the publication of the individual contributions (symposia, workshops and posters) as mini papers/extended abstracts.  Over 85 participants have agreed so far to write such a publication.  We had successful negotiations with a Publisher (Pabst Science Publishers, Germany). Pabst will publish our publication as a book “Molecular and Basic Mechanisms of Anesthesia” which will carry its own ISBN number and which will be referenced by Current Contents and other bibliographic data bases.

Publishing the symposia talks, workshop talks and posters as mini papers (not more than 1500 words, up to 3 figures and/or tables, 30 references) does not cause too much writing pain, yet it gives each contributor the opportunity to present the gist of their contribution at MAC2001 together with the keywords they consider relevant (these keywords will be listed in the index of the book and point to the respective article) and their contact address (e-mail).  This should enable us to pursue and widen the scientific interactions that were so lively at MAC2001.

In order to achieve this goal a timely publication of this book is warranted.  Therefore, a deadline of December 1st 2001 has been set for the receipt of manuscript by us, in order that the book can be published in early Spring of next year.  Each author and all co-authors who have been participants at MAC2001 will receive one free copy of the book.

Please consult the instructions below for guidelines on how to prepare your manuscript.  Out of fairness to the other authors we have to adhere tightly to the deadline of December 1, 2001 in order to keep the publication date of early Spring 2002.  We encourage you to contact us if you have questions or special request (as we are trying to be flexible).  Please address your queries and send your manuscripts (if possible via e-mail attachment) to Martin Barann who will coordinate the publication (barann@mailer.meb.uni-bonn.de).

If you have not been contacted by e-mail by August 31, 2001 please send us a brief response indicating your intention of contributing a manuscript.  Please provide us also with a title and list of authors.  We are looking forward to receiving your response.

Martin Barann and Bernd W. Urban

 

Instructions for preparing a manuscript:

Please address your queries and send your articles as attachment via e-mail if possible to: barann@mailer.meb.uni-bonn.de

Pabst Science Publishers, Germany will publish our conference MAC2001 as a book “Molecular and Basic Mechanisms of Anesthesia” which will carry its own ISBN number and which will be referenced by Current Contents and other bibliographic data bases.

The symposia talks, workshop talks and posters will be treated equally and published as mini papers (not more than 1500 words, up to 3 figures and / or tables, 30 references). Articles should present the gist of the author´s contribution at MAC2001.

Please note that a table or illustration that has been published elsewhere should be accompanied by a statement that permission for reproduction has been obtained from the author and publishers.

Concerning layout please consult the sample manuscript below.  Please list under the institutional address the e-mail address of the corresponding author.

Please provide keywords you consider relevant: these keywords will be listed in the index of the book and will point to your article.

You may use any of the standard graphics software. For print quality reasons, however, if possible convert the figures created with your software to tif-files before sending them to us.

References should be formatted according to the British Journal of Anesthesia guidelines as follows: 

References must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.  References in text, tables and legends should be identified by Arabic numbers appearing in the text in superscript, for example 5 or 5-7 or 5,16 for unrelated references.  When a table or figure is first mentioned its reference must continue the sequence.

Journals: Names and initials of six authors (if more than six, list three followed by et al.), title of paper, abbreviated title of journal, year of publication, volume number, first and any change in last page numbers:
Brown BR jr, Gandolphi AJ. Adverse effects of volatile anaesthetics. Br J Anaesth 1987;    59: 14-23

Monographs: Name of author and initials, title of book (italics), number of edition, town of origin, publisher, year of publication, first and any change in last page numbers (if relevant):
Moore DC, Regional Block, 4th edn. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas, 1979

Chapter in a book: The reference for an article forming part of a book should take the form:
Hull CJ. Opioid infusions for the management of post-operative pain. In: Smith G, Covino    BG, eds. Acute Pain. London: Butterworths, 1985; 155-79

 

Please address your queries and send your articles as attachment via e-mail if possible to: barann@mailer.meb.uni-bonn.de

  

Sample Manuscript:

The Effects of Isoflurane on a Ligand-Gated Super Channel.

Wenningmann I, Barann M, Vidal AM, Dilger JP

Klinik für Anesthesiologie, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany and Departments of Anesthesiology and Physiology and Biophysics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, USA;
e-mail: wenningmann@uni-bonn.de

 

Introduction

In the last few years there has been …

  

Methods / Results

We expressed mouse nicotinic acetylcholine receptors …

  

Discussion

Recently there has been …

  

Conclusion

The authors found no …

  

References

Brown BR jr, Gandolphi AJ. Adverse effects of volatile anaesthetics. Br J Anaesth 1987; 59: 14-23

Moore DC, Regional Block, 4th edn. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas, 1979

Hull CJ. Opioid infusions for the management of post-operative pain. In: Smith G, Covino BG, eds. Acute Pain. London: Butterworths, 1985; 155-79

 

 

Please address your queries and send your articles as attachment via e-mail if possible to: barann@mailer.meb.uni-bonn.de