| | Post date: 2018/04/22 |
How to write articles
Affiliation: Author's affiliation contains only department and university not author's degree or position.
Method: [name of department], [name of university], [city], [country]
Example: Molecular Biology Department, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Corresponding author: one of the authors should be selected for possible correspondence before and after publication. His/her address, telephone and fax numbers and email address should be written.
[Name of Recipient]
[Full Postal Address]
[Tel] Method: +[country code] [city code] [phone number]
[fax] Method: +[country code] [city code] [phone number]
E-mail: [Email address]
Petersbon Street 2c, 6432 GC, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 22 1234566
Fax: +31 22 1234566
Review Articles maximum number of references is 80, maximum number of illustrations/Tables is 5. In a review article both abstract (if structured) and text of the manuscript, include following items:
1) Context: It includes 1 or 2 sentences describing the clinical question or issue and its importance in clinical practice or public health.
2) Evidence Acquisition: This section describes the data sources, including the research strategies, time of study, and other sources of the used materials, such as subsequent reference searches of retrieved articles. It explains the methods used for quality assessment and the inclusion of identified articles.
3) Results: This section addresses the major findings of the review of the clinical issue or topic in an evidence-based, objective, and balanced style, emphasizing the available highest-quality evidences.
4) Conclusions: It clearly states the conclusions to answer the posed questions, if applicable, based on the conclusions of the available evidences, and it emphasizes how clinicians should apply the current knowledge.
max word count: 5000 (including references)
Research Articles also are called “Original Articles”, which are considered as the common types of articles. The content of the paper must justify its length. For the original research, traditional sections are required including: Title, Keywords, Addresses and corresponding author's address, the Structured Abstract, Background, Objectives (optional), Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Acknowledgements. The legends are required to illustrate Figures and Tables.
Research articles maximum number of references is 55, maximum Number of illustrations/Tables is 5.
max word count: 4000 (including references)
A case report is a case study, case report, or other description of a case that should contain a structured/nonstructured abstract. Case reports should comprise sections including Introduction, Case Presentation, and Conclusions in Abstract, and Introduction, Case Presentation, and Discussion in the text with no more than 2 tables or figures and up to 20 references.
max word count: 3500 (including references)
Short reports should comprise sections including Background, Objectives (optional), Methods, Results and Discussion with no more than 2 tables or figures and up to 20 references.
max word count: 1500 (including references)
Letter to the Editor
Letters to the Editor about a recent journal article are referring to a recent article in this journal must be received within three months of its publication. For example, a letter referring to an article published in the January issue must be submitted online no later than March 31st. Letters submitted after the allowed time will not be considered.
A maximum of three authors and 10 references are allowed. Neither tables nor figures are allowed.
Letters to the Editor NOT referring to a recent journal article will be prepared for this purpose: Original research that is of interest but does not fulfill all the requirements needed for publication as a full-length manuscript can be submitted as a letter to the editor. The letter must have a title and a maximum of three authors.
No more than 10 references and either one table or one figure are allowed.
Letters maximum number of references is 10, maximum Number of illustrations/Tables is 1.
Rules and Regulation
I, on behalf of all co-authors, as the main corresponding author by accepting the below statement, confirm that:
- I have reviewed and complied with the relevant Instructions to Authors, the Ethics in Publishing policy and Conflicts of Interest disclosure.
- I also assign to the journal, the copyright for my manuscript and any other data intended for publication in the manuscript and will not submit or publish any part in any form or language if the article is accepted for publication.
- I have obtained written permission from copyright owners for any excerpts from copyrighted works that are included and have credited the sources in my article.
- The article I have submitted to the journal for review is original, has been written by the stated authors and has not been published elsewhere.
- Once submitted the manuscript cannot be withdrawn or sent elsewhere.
- The article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal and will not be submitted for such review while under review by this journal.
- The editors reserve the right to edit, shorten, modify or reject submitted manuscripts even after provisional acceptance. This may be based on English grammar, clarity, space limitations, journal style or preference of the editors.
- The editors may opt not to disclose the reason for rejection of a manuscript. The editor, editorial team or publisher will not be held liable or hold responsibility for any shortcomings or mistakes in published manuscripts with regard to contents disclosed therein including but not limited to drug dosage, methodology, surgical technique, etc.
- Medical ethics guideline issues are the responsibility of the authors (patient identity disclosure, research ethics, etc).
- Statements and opinions expressed in the chapters are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of the editors or publisher.
- No responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of information contained in the published articles.
- The publisher assumes no responsibility for any damage or injury to persons or property arising from the use of any materials, instructions, methods or ideas contained in the articles.
- If the article was prepared jointly with other authors, I have informed the co-author(s) of the terms of this publishing agreement and that I am signing on their behalf as their agent, and I am authorized to do so.