Presubmission enquiries are not essential before submitting a manuscript to DMM. However, sending a presubmission enquiry allows authors to request advice from the Editors regarding whether a paper is a strong candidate for consideration in DMM and whether specific special requests (such as the need for speedy review) can be accommodated.
Enquiries should include a clear and concise abstract, and a cover letter that explains the main focus or findings of the manuscript, and outlines the significance of the reported advance for the field, particularly from a translational standpoint. Please also include any additional information that the Editors should take into account when considering your enquiry.
In the event of a positive response, you will be encouraged to submit the manuscript to DMM, although please note that a positive response is not a commitment that the article will be peer reviewed formally, but an expression of interest based on the information provided in the presubmission enquiry.
Unsolicited Review articles are generally not considered for publication in DMM if submitted as a full manuscript, but we do consider proposals on occasion. To suggest a Review article, please send the Reviews Editor a brief proposal consisting of a short paragraph (of no more than 250 words) explaining the rationale for the article, the proposed structure and a list of 10-15 key references to illustrate the timeliness of the article.