Submission

Please embed figures and tables in the manuscript to become one single file for submission in PDF or MS Word (PDF preferred). Once submission is completed, the system will generate a manuscript ID and login code sent to author's contact email.

For new submission,

  1. Please suggest at least 4 to 7 potential reviewers and provide their detailed contact information including names, academic ranks, affiliations, and email addresses in the "Suggested reviewers" field. It is important that the authors suggest credible reviewers that are free from any potential conflict of interest. Please do not suggest reviewers from your same university or colleagues.
  2. Please also submit a cover letter explaining why the study is important and deserves publication.
  3. Supplementary file(s): The initial submission allows one supplementary file to be submitted together with the main manuscript file and cover letter. If you have more than one supplementary files, you can submit the extra ones after the initial submission in the manuscript login page (manuscript ID and login code will be issued when initial submission is completed).

To submit a revision of an existing manuscript, please sign in here and follow the "Submit revision" link. Please provide the point-by-point responses to the reviews in the cover letter.

A note on case reports: Please do not submit case reports to this journal as they are not considered for publication.

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