Before submitting your manuscript, please
ensure you carefully read and adhere to all
the instructions to authors and guidelines
provided below. Manuscripts not conforming
to these guidelines may be returned.
■Address or state the name of the journal to
■The cover of the manuscript should contain
■Title of manuscript.
■ Name of author(s) including the name of the
corresponding author for co-authored papers.
■ Institutional affiliation of author(s)
including telephone, facsimile and email
■Date of submission.
■An abstract of no more than 350 words should
be presented, along with the title of the
manuscript, on a
■Up to 3-9 key words should also be provided.
■Text of the manuscript.
■Tables and figures if available.
■ Acknowledgement, not exceeding 50 words. An
acknowledgement should be brief.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at
the end of your article prior to your
Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if
applicable), any notes and your references.
All contributors who do not meet the
criteria for authorship should be listed in
an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of
those who might be acknowledged include a
person who provided purely technical help,
writing assistance, or a department
colleague who provided support.