Preparation of papers
Articles can be submitted through an email to email@example.com
The title of the paper should be as brief and informative as possible. A short title of not more than 50 characters should be supplied for a running head. The initials and last name of all authors, and their full addresses (including telephone, fax, and email details, where available) should be given. The name of the author responsible for correspondence should be indicated. The sources of support for any work, such as grants, equipment or drugs, should be stated.
Abstract and keywords
A summary in not more than 250 words, indicating concisely the scope and main conclusions of the paper, as well as three keywords or phrases, should be given.
Structure of the text
Subheadings are encouraged, when suitable, to break up the text as well as to improve readability; these normally consist of: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions.
These should be kept to a minimum; only those persons who have made a substantial contribution to the paper should be acknowledged. Authors should obtain written permission from all those acknowledged by name, as readers may infer their endorsement of details given in the paper.
Tables and figures
When submitting the paper electronically, each figure and table should be placed in a separate file. Each should be self-explanatory, on a separate sheet, and have a caption. Do not use vertical rules in tables. Figures should be suitable for direct reproduction; they may be line drawings in black ink, or black and white photographs. Authors wishing to submit colour illustrations are requested to contact the Editor before sending any material.
This journal uses the Vancouver style for references. In the text, references should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they first appear. They should be assigned superscript numbers, outside punctuation at the end of sentences.
References should be presented as a separate list at the end of the paper, and not as footnotes. For references with up to three authors, all names should be given; for more than three authors, the first three names then et al. should be given. The format of references is as follows.
Example 1: journal article
1 Perrin JM, Horner C, Berwick D et al. (1989) Variations in rates of hospitalisation of
children in three urban communities. New England Journal of Medicine 320: 1183–7.
Example 2: chapter in a book
2 Miller DK and Goodman GN (1989) Gastric bypass procedures. In: Dietel M (ed)
Surgery for the Morbidly Obese Patient. Lea & Febiger: Philadelphia, pp. 113–33.
Example 3: author of whole book or other publication
3 Fentem PH (1992) Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey: main findings. Belmont
Example 4: editors of a whole book or other publication
4 Law J, Parkinson A and Tamhne R (eds) (1999) Communication Difficulties in
Childhood. Radcliffe Medical Press: Oxford.
Proofs will be sent to the author submitting the paper and must be returned promptly. This will allow correction of printers’ and similar errors. Major changes will not be entertained and authors may be charged for excessive amendments at this stage.
Refund and Cancellation
Manuscripts can be withdrawn at any time after the submission by the authors. The withdrawal charges would be 40% of the total publication charge if the author requested to withdrawal.
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