Study type

There are a number of guidelines available for authors submitting papers of different study types. If appropriate please follow the guidelines listed below:

  • For systematic reviews please follow the QUOROM guidelines


  • This section contains one or more statements that specify;
  • (a) contributions that need acknowledgment but do not justify authorship
  • (b) acknowledgment of technical help
  • (c) acknowledgments of financial and material support, specify the nature of the support
  • (d) financial relationships that may pose a conflict of interest.