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1. Mandatory components of a manuscript

  • 1) Formats and contents of the manuscripts are checked by corresponding author.☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 2) All manuscripts should be written in English. Manuscripts may be no longer than 5,000 English words for original articles except for references, tables, and figures.☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 3) Manuscripts should be prepared in the following orders. Original article external title page, internal title page, abstract, key words, introduction, materials, and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references, table, and figure legends.☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 4) “Editing in English is done prior to submission of a manuscript.”☐ Yes / ☐ No

2. External title page

  • The external title page should be a separate file, and must contain names and affiliations of all authors and contact information of the corresponding author.☐ Yes / ☐ No

3. Internal title page

  • Only the English title of the manuscript is listed. Any information on the names and affiliations of the authors is not shown on the internal title page.☐ Yes / ☐ No

4. Abstract

  • 1) Abstract should have no longer than 250 words for original articles and review articles..☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 2) Abstract includes Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion in clinical or laboratory research.☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 3) selection of Key Words is based on medical subject headings (MeSH) terms.☐ Yes / ☐ No

5. Manuscript

  • 1) Text is written in 11-point fonts with double line spacing.☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 2) Figures and tables are cited in numerical order in the order they are mentioned in the text.☐ Yes / ☐ No

6. References

  • 1) References should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numeric order in which they are first mentioned in the text.☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 2) All references cited in the text must be both listed and cited by the reference number (footnotes are not accepted).☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 3) When more than 2 references are cited at a given place in the manuscript, use hyphens to join the first and last numbers of a closed series; use commas without space to separate other parts of a multiple citation (e.g., As reported previously,1,3-8,19...The derived data were as follows3,4,12:).☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 4) If there are more than 3 authors in end-reference list, name only the first 3 authors and then use et al.☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 5) Use superscript numerals outside periods and commas, inside colons and semicolons.☐ Yes / ☐ No

7. Tables, Figures and Illustrations

  • 1) Tables and figures are prepared in separate files.☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 2) Figures are submitted individually not incorporated into one file.☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • 3) Figures and illustrations are saved in JPG or TIF file format and have a resolution of 300 DPI or more.☐ Yes / ☐ No

8. Copyright Release, Author Agreement, Human and Animal Right, and Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

  • All authors signed on the Copyright Release, Author Agreement, Human and Animal Right, and Disclosure of Conflict of Interest form to verify that the purpose of the research is not related to personal☐ Yes / ☐ No
  • interests and the manuscript was prepared in strict observation of research and publication ethics guidelines.
    The above form is submitted with the manuscript.☐ Yes / ☐ No

9. Ethical approval of studies and informed consent

  • For all manuscripts reporting data from studies involving human participants or animals, formal review and approval, or formal review and waiver, by an appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee is required and should be described in the Materials and Methods section.☐ Yes / ☐ No

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