The International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC) is the official journal of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS), the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Therapists (IOMSRT). Through international and multidisciplinary cooperation and communication, the editors hope to improve the quality of care for patients with MS.
The IJMSC publishes peer-reviewed articles in areas of interest to MS health-care professionals. Topics include neurological, nursing, rehabilitative, psychological, and psychosocial care and quality-of-life issues of people with MS and reflect the diversity of the journal's readership. Categories of manuscripts considered include original research, clinically relevant reviews of the literature, case reports, consensus statements, controversies, book reviews, and letters to the editor.
TheIJMSC now has a Web-based system for manuscript submission and peer review. The system, which was developed in cooperation with eJournalPress, is available at http://ijmsc.msubmit.net. Authors with Internet access are asked to begin using this system for new submissions immediately. Initial registration is required and can be accomplished by clicking the “Register for an Account” link on the home page. Registered users have access only to data pertaining to their own submissions or assignments.
All manuscripts submitted beginning in January 2010 will be tracked and directed through the peer-review process electronically within the system.
If you are a reviewer for IJMSC, you may already have an account in the new system. Please go to the site and update your personal and specialty information so that the journal’s editors can choose appropriate reviewers for papers in various subject areas. From the system home page, click on the “Unknown/Forgotten Password” button to obtain a password and gain access to your individual home page. Then click on “Modify Profile/Password” to update your profile.
Complete instructions for both authors and reviewers on using the online manuscript system appear on the system website and will be published regularly in IJMSC. If you have any questions or comments about the new procedures, please direct them to Maria Stadtler at IJMSC@mscare.org.