Final checklist

 | Post date: 2017/06/12 | 
Checklist
Covering letter
 · Signed by all contributors
· Previous publication /presentations mentioned
· Source of funding mentioned
· Conflicts of interest disclosed
Authors
· Last name and given name provided along with Middle name initials (where applicable)
· Author for correspondence, with e-mail address provided
· Number of contributors restricted as per the instructions
· Identity not revealed in paper except title page (e.g. name of the institute in Methods, citing previous study as 'our study,' names on figure labels, name of institute in photographs,etc.)
Presentation and Format
· Double spacing
· Margins 2.5 cm from all four sides
· Page numbers included at bottom
· Title page contains all the desired information
· Abstract page contains the full title of the manuscript
· Abstract provided (structured abstract of 250 words for original articles, meta-analysis (Background, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions) and review articles (unstructured)
. Keywords provided (three or no more than 6 words) Introduction should be short and arresting
. State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation. Give only strictly pertinent references
· The references cited in the text should be before punctuation marks
· References according to the journal’s instructions, punctuation marks checked
· Send the article file without ‘Track Changes.'
Language and Grammar
· Uniformly American English
· Write the full term for each abbreviation at its first use in the title, abstract, keywords and text separately unless it is a standard unit of measure. Numerals from 1 to 10 spelled out
· Numerals at the beginning of the sentence spelled out
· Check the manuscript for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors
· If a brand name is cited, supply the manufacturer's name and address (city and state/country).
· Species names should be in italics
Tables and Figures
· No repetition of data in tables, graphs, and main text
· Actual numbers from which graphs were drawn, provided
· Figures necessary and of good quality (color)
· Table and figure numbers in Arabic letters (not Roman)
· Labels pasted on back of the photographs (no names written)
· Figure legends provided (not more than 40 words)
· Patients' privacy maintained (if not permission was taken)
· Credit note for borrowed figures/tables provided
· Write the full term for each abbreviation used in the table as a footnote

 
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.
  1. As a part of the submission process, authors are required to check their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and the author's guidelines and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will be returned to the authors.
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it submitted before in another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word (doc or docx) including Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Manuscript body, Acknowledgments, Conflicts of Interest, Tables, and Figures. Tables, Figures, and Graphs will also be submitted as supplementary files.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. The authors’ full contribution to the article and declaration that the authors mentioned in the manuscript are the only contributors.
  6. Due to the costs for the scientific editing of each paper (including language, technical, and copy editing) which are paid by the journal, authors are not permitted to withdraw the paper after it passes the peer review process and goes to the editing process unless they admit paying the costs which will be informed by the editor in that time.
  7. Authors should introduce at least two potential reviewers to the editor of their paper by email or write in the "comments" section to hasten the review process.
 
 


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