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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Please aim to submit no more than 5 pages for research articles and case reports including figures and tables. Supplementary material may be submitted to support the content or provide further detail of the methods or results.
For review articles, please aim to submit no more than 15 pages.
Longer articles will be considered. There is no absolute limit for the length of the submission; however please consider the relevance to the reader in deciding on the content.



– Abstract (250 words)
– Key words (maximum 10)
– Introduction
– Methods
– Results
– Discussion
– Conclusion (optional)



For in-text references, please site the name of the first author and the year in parenthesis e.g. (Folstein et al. 1975).

Please reference in the format(s):

For Journal Articles
Lastname Initials (Year) Title of article Journal name issues(volume): page-page


Folstein MF, Folstein SE, McHugh PR (1975) "Mini-mental state": A practical method for grading cognitive state of patients for clinician. J Psychiatr Res 12: 189–198

For websites
Author/Institution (Year where applicable) Title of the article referenced, website DOI or URL, last updated: DD/MM/YYYY, last accessed: DD/MM/YYYY

Please submit the article in the following format:
Font: Arial
Font size: 12
Margins: Standard (top and bottom: 2.54, Left and right 3.16 cm)
Headings: Bold
Title: Font size 16 and Bold
Line spacing: 1.0

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