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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 mandatory for all manuscripts except editorials and letters to editors. The abstract should be included in the main text during the submission process and should not exceed 350 words in length.
For generating keywords from your abstract, we recommend utilizing "MeSH on Demand" provided by the US National Library of Medicine. Simply copy and paste your abstract into the tool, and it will suggest appropriate keywords based on the content. From the suggested keywords, select 3-10 that are most relevant to your article.
Tables should be self-contained and serve as a complementary source of information, avoiding redundancy with the text. To ensure ease of editing, tables should be submitted in an editable file format instead of being inserted as image files. The accompanying legends of the tables should strike a balance between conciseness and comprehensiveness, allowing readers to understand the content of the table, its legend, and footnotes independently from the main text. It is essential to define all abbreviations used in the table within the footnotes to enhance clarity. When incorporating footnote symbols, it is advisable to adhere to the recommended sequence: †, ‡, §, ¶, while reserving asterisks (*, **, ***) for indicating p-values. Statistical measures like standard deviation (SD) or standard error of the mean (SEM) should be explicitly stated in the table headings. Furthermore, tables should be appropriately positioned within the main content rather than being placed under the references section.
Legends accompanying figures should strike a balance between conciseness and comprehensiveness, ensuring that the figure and its legend can be comprehended without reliance on the main text. It is important to include clear definitions of any symbols used in the figure and provide explicit explanations for all abbreviations and units of measurement employed. By doing so, readers can fully grasp the content of the figure and its accompanying legend, even in the absence of reference to the main text.
While authors are encouraged to submit figures of the highest quality, it is important to note that a diverse range of formats, sizes, and resolutions are accepted for the purpose of peer review.
American Psychological Association (APA) format 6th or 7th Edition with DOI assigned is acceptable for citation and references.