Guide for Authors

 

Language usage 

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

Submission

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files.

Sponsorship, funding, and conflict of interest

 

A conflict of interest arises when authors have direct or indirect financial or personal ties to the study sponsors or the funding organization. Those such relationships could influence an author’s actions or evaluations, these conflicts must be specified at the time of submitting the paper. Identify your funding source and any organization that provided material support for the research. Describe the role played by these organizations in the study design, data collection, analysis of the results, or writing of the report.

 

       Author conflicts

 

  • Financial: Reveal any potential or actual competing financial interest that might be affected by publication of the results contained in the manuscript. Financial conflicts that should be disclosed include (but are not limited to) employment, consultancies, contractual relations, paid testimony, honoraria, advisory board membership, or stock ownership with any organization funding or benefitting from the study; patents or patent applications; and travel grants.

  • Non-financial: Disclose all personal and other relationships with the manufacturer of any product mentioned in the manuscript or with the manufacturers of competing products (for example, personal relationships, familial relationships, participation in litigation, academic rivalry) that could inappropriately influence or seem to influence professional judgment.

  • If there are no conflicts of interest, authors should state so.

 

  Guide for Authors

  Declaration of Interests