Special Cases

Every APS journal has a selection of articles different from standard original manuscripts. These special types of articles require slight differences in the way that they are formatted, so that at proof stage, they are immediately recognizable as special articles. The following section details the types of articles found in APS journals and how they differ from normal papers. To determine whether a paper is of a special type, look in RPM, in APS Central, or in the folder for more information.

Basic Information

Information detailing the special type of article is added at manuscript stage using the «file» function of ABRA in the Toolkit.

The banner line can be found only at proof stage. Articles that are special cases have the given type printed at the top right corner of the page above the shaded line.

If the author has not included a running head, use the type of article as the running head (e.g., «short»EDITORIAL). You can also create a running head yourself using the title of the paper (if you do so, make sure to query the author to make sure it meets with their approval).

Using the Toolkit

Select «file» in ABRA. In the «file» box that opens, use the pulldown menu in Article Type to select the appropriate type. A code showing the type is then listed in the information at the very beginning of the manuscript, after the «arttype» code.

Article Type Banner Heading? Description Before Title? Author Line: Title Page or End of Article? Abstract: Normal, Centered, or None? Key Words? Received Dates? Run-in Articles?
Call for Papers No Yes Title Normal Yes Yes No
Editorial Yes No Title None No Yes No
Editorial Focus Yes No Title None No Yes No
Essays on Classic Papers Yes Yes Title None No Yes No
In Focus Yes Yes Title None No Yes No
Innovative Methodology Yes No Title Normal Yes Yes No
Invited Review Yes No Title Centered Yes Yes No
Letter to the Editor Yes No End Normal No No Yes
Perspective Yes No Title Normal Yes Yes No
Point-Counterpoint Yes Yes End None No No Yes
Report Yes No Title Normal Yes Yes No
Review Yes No Title Centered Yes Yes No
Special Lectures/Awards Yes Yes Title Centered No No No
Special Medical Editorial Yes No Title None No Yes No

Theme

Yes No Title Normal Yes Yes No
Translational Physiology Yes No Title Normal Yes Yes No

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