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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

  • Editorials(commissioned by the editor)

  • Clinical papers:no more than 2000-3000 words and 10-20 references

  • Researchpapers: no more than 2000-2500 words and 15-20 references

  • Reviewpapers - no limit on length or number of references (in case of invited reviews) and 1500-2500 words with 15-25 references

  • Technicalnotes (surgical techniques, new instruments, technical innovations) - no more than 1000words, 5-10 references and 4 figures

  • Case reports- no more than 750-1500 words, 10-15 references and 5 figures

  • Letters tothe editor - please see detailed guidelines provided at the end of the main guide forauthors

  • Generalannouncements. Please note: Case reports will be considered for publication only if theyadd new information to the existing body of knowledge or present new points of view on knowndiseases.