Login or Register to make a submission.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Title page, with indicated
    1. Article category
    2. Article title with a brief, informative title of 150 characters or less
    3. Authors’ names and affiliations
    4. Corresponding author designated with full name, academic level, contact and e-mail address
    5. Short running title (no more than 50 characters)
    6. Conflicts of interest (if any), if not, indicate ‘The authors declare no conflict of interest’.
    7. Acknowledgements
    8. Funding support
  • Descriptive abstract: state briefly the introduction and purpose of the research, the methods, the principal results, and major conclusion in one paragraph. The abstract should be able to stand alone and self-explanatory. Therefore, references, non-standard, or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential, they must be defined at the first mentioned in the abstract itself.
  • Body of manuscript, including
    1. Introduction: provide an adequate background and objectives of the research, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
    2. Materials and Methods: provide sufficient details to allow the methods to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized with reference(s). If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
    3. Results: indicate clear and concise findings of the study with link to the tables and figures, if any.
    4. Discussion: briefly explain the significance of the findings, not repeat them, and discuss the findings points-by-points with supporting or contradicting references.
    5. Conclusion: summarize the main findings with clinical contribution.
    6. Take Home Messages of no more than 50 words or clinical implication using 3-4 bullets.
    7. References.
    8. Line and page numbers.
    ** Please consult the Author Guidelines and Manuscript template for further details of these required items
  • Editable tables (MS word), and appropriate resolution figures (TIFF or JPEG, EPS or PDF, or MS Office files).
  • Participant Consent for Publication of an Identifying Material (if any)
  • Checklist forms for submission, re-submission, and publication stages