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Types of Manuscripts

  • Review articles should present a substantial survey with an adequate historical perspective of the literature in an area of Health Sciences. The manuscript should not exceed the limit of 5,000 words.
  • Research papers should be manuscripts comprising complete reports of original, scientifically sound research. They must contribute new knowledge, be prepared for a wide readership and should not exceed 4,000 words.
  • Short communications should be brief reports of scientifically sound research, but of limited scope e.g., limited amount of data, that contribute new knowledge. They should not exceed 2,000 words.
  • Commentaries should be focused and opinionated articles on any subject within the scope of the Journal. These articles should be related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings. They should not exceed 2,000 words.
  • Letters to the editor should provide further debate on a topic addressed by a paper published in the Journal and should not exceed 1,000 words. Authors of the manuscript will be sent an edited copy of the letter and they will have the right to reply. 
  • Book reviews should be timely and objective. They should discuss and assess the main ideas and major objectives of the book and how effectively these are accomplished. Finally, constructive comments about the strengths and weaknesses of the book should be presented. Book reviews should not exceed 1,000 words.

The manuscript lengths cited above do not include the Abstract and References.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to require authors to reduce or increase the length of their manuscript.  Manuscripts will not be reviewed unless the writing style is of a publishable standard.  

 

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Last Updated: 2 February 2017

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