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Instructions for Authors

The Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (JCSM) is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to publishing materials that are related to cachexia and sarcopenia as well as to body composition and its physiological and pathophysiological changes during the life span and in different illnesses from all fields of the life sciences.

We share the view that academic publishing depends, to a great extent, on trust between authors, peer reviewers, editors, and the public [1]. Academic publications are made in an environment of competing interests that may be commercial, intellectual, and/or political in nature.

Some of these issues create conflicts of interest. In this context, the Editors of JCSM see it as their duty to promote transparency and research integrity.
Therefore, all authors wishing to publish in JCSM are required to certify that they comply with the guidelines of publishing in JCSM and follow this instructions for Authors.

Article Publication Charges

All articles published by Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. To cover the cost of publishing, the journal will charge a publication fee for items submitted on or after 1 November 2015.

Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle's publication charge is $3,125 / £1,950 / €2,500. If your manuscript is accepted, you will be given the option of paying by credit card or invoice.

Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Musclecharges a reduced fee for Letters to the Editor and Editorials. These are priced at $1,563 / £975 / €1,250.

There is a 15% discount to all members of the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD). Please enter the discount code during the submission process. SCWD members can request the code per short email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The print version of JCSM is submitted to all SCWD members 4 times per year.


Thus, become a member of SCWD:


Automatic Article Publication Charge waivers and discounts will be given to authors from countries on the Waivers and Discounts List. Authors should submit a waiver or discount request during the submission of their article.

Taxes on publication charges

Authors and Institutions resident in any of the EU countries that participate in VAT that are not registered for VAT will have Value-Added Tax (VAT, at their local relevant rate) to add.

If the Author/Institution is VAT registered, by providing their VAT registration number a tax invoice can be accommodated under the reverse charge. (This is a mechanism where VAT would not need to be added to the payment). The VAT registered customer will account for the VAT when they prepare their VAT return as both an “in” and an “out”, producing a nil effect.



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