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- Author Guideline
(1) Title page file:
This must include the following information:
- Title of the manuscript
- Names (spelled out in full) of all the authors, emails, and the institutions with which they are affiliated)
- Corresponding author's details (name, email, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers)
- Declaration of Conflicting Interest
- Funding (with a grant number, if available, and a recipient)
- Authors' Contributions (Clearly state the contribution of each author; ensure each author meets four authorship criteria based on ICMJE Recommendations)
- Author's Biographies (Academic or structural position of each author (e.g., Prof. Mary Fisher, PhD, RN) and ORCiD iD)
- Data Availability Statement (check data sharing policy)
- Ethical Consideration (State the complete name of institutions or ethics committee and approval number)
- Declaration of Use of AI in Scientific Writing (Check this policy)
(2) Blinded Manuscript / Main text file
Please choose a reporting guideline for your study from EQUATOR Network or NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.
An abstract is required, except for editorials and letters to editors. The abstract should be included in the main text during the submission and should not be more than 350 words.
For keywords of the abstract, please use MeSH on Demand by the US National Library of Medicine. Copy and paste your abstract, then see how keywords come up. Choose 3-10 keywords for your article.
Tables should be self-contained and complement, not duplicate, the information contained in the text. They should be supplied as editable files, not pasted as images. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend, and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. All abbreviations must be defined in the footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for p-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings. Put the tables in the main content in the appropriate position instead of putting them under the references.
Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.
Although authors are encouraged to send the highest-quality figures possible, a wide variety of formats, sizes, and resolutions are accepted for peer-review purposes.
American Psychological Association (APA) format 6th or 7th Edition with DOI assigned is acceptable for citation and references.