Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
Cover letter: A cover letter should be provided by the corresponding authors as the first page of the manuscript stating the manuscript has not been previously published, nor is submitted for consideration by another journal and the text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Title Page: Following information should be given on a separate page attached to the manuscript after the Cover letter, including Article type, Title, Name(s) of authors(s), affiliation(s) and complete postal address of the institution(s), email address, telephone numbers and ORCID number of the corresponding author(s).
- The submission file is in PDF or Microsoft Word formats.
Research Highlights: Highlights consist of short sentences of 3 to 5 bullet points that convey the core findings of the article. Each bullet point must contain a maximum of 85 characters, including spaces.
Main document: Manuscript file (including the abstract and Figures and Tables as applicable). Download template here.
- Names of three suggested reviewers with their contact details including email addresses.
Evidence for an ethical clearance certificate obtained for using humans or animals in the experiment(s) included in the manuscript (if applicable).
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