Manuscript format

  • All manuscripts must be typewritten in English with American spelling and submitted in an editable Microsoft Word OR rich text format document. Only Lessons for the Syllabus , Case Reports or Didactic Material for Congress Reports can be submitted in PPT Formats with videos embedded.
  • Authors whose primary language is not English should have their papers checked for linguistic accuracy. We could provide a translation service for a fee.
  • For style, consult the American Medical Association Manual of Style4 and/or the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.1
  • There are no limits for words, including references, tables, and figures.
  • Do not include a running header or footer.
  • Keep abbreviations and acronyms within the text to a minimum and spelled out, in parentheses, when first used.
  • Use Systéme International (SI) measurements only.
  • Use generic names for drugs.
  • Text should avoid sexual and racial bias and should use gender inclusive language when possible.
  • All persons listed as authors must meet the criteria for authorship outlined in the American Medical Association Manual of Style4 and/or Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Authorship requires substantial participation in the work, with the ability to take public responsibility for the content. Substantial contribution must be made. 


Title Pages

Please include the following:

  • Title without abbreviations and acronyms.
  • Date on which the manuscript was submitted.


Authors’ Contact Information in Byline Order

Please include the following:

  • Full name(s) of author(s).
  • Highest academic degree(s) of author(s). Do not include US fellowship designations or honorary designations.
  • Affiliation(s). Include only the department, institution name, city, state, and country.
  • Address, e-mail address, telephone number and fax number for one author as the corresponding author


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest and Sources of Financial Support
(Also see Ethical Policies and Procedures)

Authors must state any financial interest they have in any commercial device, equipment, instrument, or drug that is a subject of the article. Relevant financial support and any conflicts of interest must be disclosed by all authors and reviewers. Authors must also disclose if the manuscript discussion includes the use of products for which they are not labeled (ie, off-label use).


Acknowledgments

Acknowledge only those from whom permission to acknowledge has been obtained. For individuals, include their full names and highest academic degrees.


Key Words

Key Words (from the standard Index Medicus MeSH terminology) in maximum number of six.