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- In the top right-hand corner, indicate the manuscript number followed by R1 to denote a first revision.
- Please provide a copy of the revised text with changes marked in the text using either track changes or highlighting.
- In your written response to the reviewers' comments, give the page number(s), paragraph(s), and line number(s) where each revision was made.
- Respond to each referee's comments, indicating precisely the changes made in response to the critiques. Also give reasons for suggested changes that were not implemented, and identify additional changes made.
- NEW April 5, 2017: ONLY for Basic Science submissions: Upload a Visual Abstract PDF as Supplemental Material. This is a separate PDF from any other Supplemental Material file.
- Revisions not received within 60 days from the date of the decision letter will be administratively withdrawn. For further consideration the manuscript must be resubmitted de novo. At the editors' discretion, and in cases where substantial new data are required, extensions may be granted for revisions. In such cases, every effort will be made to retain the original reviewers.
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