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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.
  • One-page cover letter, signed by the corresponding author
  • Declaration of Conflict of Interest, signed by the corresponding authors on behalf of all authors, included in the cover letter
  • Declaration that the submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor), included in the cover letter.
  • Declaration of permission obtained by patient(s) to publish their material, if applicable, included in the cover letter, as explained in the Journal's guidelines.
  • Main manuscript (.doc or .docx) with uniform margins of 1 inch (2.54 cm) on the top, bottom, left, and right of every page, justified on a 8.5”x11” or A4 paper size, with double-spaced Times New Roman font with 12-point size, and organized as follows: title page, abstract (if required), main manuscript (subdivided into sections, if applicable), conflict of interest, acknowledgments, references, and caption(s) of figure(s), if any.
  • The text must adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Table(s) and figure(s) must be uploaded as separate files.
    Figures are permitted only in one of the following format: .jpg; .tif; .bmp
  • Copy of the IRB approval (if applicable) to submit as a file not for review.
  • Contact information, including an email address, for the corresponding author must be included on the title page upon submission.

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