Submission Checklist

Authors can use this list to carry out a final check of their submission before they send it to the journal for review:

  • Cover letter
  • Title page, including Full title, Running head, Author names and affiliations, and Corresponding Author information
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Main text
  • Acknowledgments
  • Funding
  • Authors’ contributions
  • Conflict of interest
  • Informed Consent of Patients (if any)
  • Ethics approval
  • References
  • Figure legends (figures must be supplied as a separate file, with the figure number incorporated in the file name: e.g., Figure 1.jpg)
  • Tables (including table legends).