Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines:

  1. Manuscript Preparation:
  • Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word and double-spaced with 12-point font.
  • The manuscript should include a title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, and references.
  • The abstract should be no more than 250 words and should include a brief summary of the study objectives, methods, results, and conclusions.
  • Keywords should be included below the abstract and should be relevant to the study.
  1. Authorship:
  • Authors should meet the criteria outlined in the ICMJE guidelines for authorship (see above).
  • Authors should list their affiliations and contact information on the title page.
  • Any individuals who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged in the manuscript.
  1. References:
  • References should be listed at the end of the manuscript in numerical order, corresponding to in-text citations.
  • References should follow Vancouver referencing style.
  • Journal articles should be listed with the following format:
    • Author(s) last name, first initial. Title of article. Journal name. Year;volume(issue):page numbers.
  • Book chapters should be listed with the following format:
    • Author(s) last name, first initial. Title of chapter. In: Editor(s) last name, first initial, ed(s). Book title. Publisher; year:page numbers.
  • Websites should be listed with the following format:
    • Title of website. URL. Accessed [date].
  • References to unpublished data or personal communications should be included in the text, not in the reference list.
  1. Ethics:
  • Authors should follow the ethical guidelines outlined by the ICMJE (see above).
  • Any potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed in the manuscript.
  1. Submission:
  • Manuscripts should be submitted online through the journal's website.
  • Authors should include a cover letter with their submission, outlining the significance of the study and its potential impact on the field.
  • Authors should also include a statement indicating that the manuscript has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.