Article Types

Original research

Original research articles present a medical or scientific advance. These manuscripts should present well-rounded studies reporting innovative advances that further knowledge about a topic of importance to the fields. The conclusions of the Original Research Article should be clearly supported by the results. These can be submitted as either a full-length article (no more than 6000 words, 8 figures, 4 tables, and 100 references) or a brief communication (no more than 2,500 words, 3 figures, 2 tables, and 75 references). Original Research Articles contain six sections: (i) Abstract (ii) Introduction (iii) Materials and Methods (iv) Results (v) Discussion (vi) Conclusions.


Review article

Reviews provide a reasoned survey and examination of a particular subject of research. These can be submitted as a mini-review (no more than 2,500 words, 3 figures, 1 table, and 75 references) or a long review (no more than 6,000 words, 6 figures, 3 tables, and 150 references). Reviews contain four sections: (i) Abstract (ii) Introduction (iii) Topics (with headings and subheadings) (iv) Conclusions and Outlook.


Case study/Report

Case reports should include relevant positive and negative findings from history, examination, and investigation and can include clinical photographs. These articles should be no more than 5,000 words with no more than 6 figures, 3 tables, and 100 references. Case Reports contain five sections: (i) Abstract (ii) Introduction (iii) Case Presentation (clinical presentation, observations, test results, and accompanying figures). (iv) Discussion (v) Conclusions.


Clinical trial

An investigation or series of investigations done in clinical research. These articles should be no more than 5,000 words with no more than 6 figures, 3 tables, and 100 references. Case Reports contain five sections: (i) Abstract (ii) Introduction (iii) Case Presentation (clinical presentation, observations, test results, and accompanying figures). (iv) Discussion (v) Conclusions.


Letter to the editor

It is a form of a communication with the editor in chief or fellow editors to express a particular opinion about any matter directly associated with the area of research. The Letter to the editor should be 300 to 500 words.


Opinion

Opinion mainly reflects the author's opinion about the particular subject/topic related to the journal. These articles should be no more than 3,000 words.


Commentary

The readers can express their views in form of writing to the respective editor or author, thereby building a rapport to inform about several aspects related to that particular topic. These articles should be no more than 3,000 words.


Editorials

The editors can express their views in form of writing to the respective journal, thereby building a rapport to inform about several aspects related to that particular journal. These articles should be no more than 3,000 words.


Rapid Responses

Rapid responses are electronic letters to the editor. They enable our users to debate issues raised in articles published. These articles should be no more than 3,000 words.


Analyses

Analyses provide an in-depth prospective and informed analysis of a policy, major advance, or historical description of a topic. These articles should be no more than 6,000 words with no more than 3 figures, 1 table, and 100 references. Analyses contain four sections: (i) Abstract (ii) Introduction (iii) Topics (with headings and subheadings) (iv) Conclusions and Outlook


Symposium Pieces

Symposium pieces describe a research symposium or seminar and present the topic covered in the form of a news brief, opinion piece, or mini-review. These articles should be no more than 3,000 words and 75 references. All symposium pieces should include the following: (i) Abstract (ii) Introduction (iii) Topics (with headings and subheadings) [specifically required for a mini-review] (iv) Conclusions and Outlook.


Book Reviews

Book reviews cover relevant books important to clinicians and researchers. The reviews should be 300 to 500 words.


Interviews

Interviews may be presented as either a transcript of an interview given with questions and answers presented or as a personal reflection after a given interview. These pieces should be no more than 5,000 words, 3 figures, 2 tables, and 100 references. The articles should include: (i) Abstract (ii) Introduction (iii) Questions and answers clearly indicated by subheadings or topics (headings and subheadings) (iv) Conclusions.

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