Instructions to Authors

Authors are kindly requested to carefully follow all instructions on how to write a paper. In cases where the instructions are not followed, the paper will be returned immediately with a request for changes, and the editorial review process will only start when the paper has been resubmitted in the correct style.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any copyrighted material and this permission should be acknowledged in the paper.

Authors should not use the names of patients. Patients should not be recognizable from photographs unless their written permission has first been obtained. This permission should be acknowledged in the paper.

Contributions are submitted in the English language only. Use ‘American English’ instead of ‘British English’, unless you are from a British English speaking country. Use a spell checker and consult, if necessary, a native English speaker before submitting your article.

For detailed instructions on how manuscripts should be submitted, please see our instructions to authors.

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