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Submission Preparation Checklist

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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript preparation: All manuscripts should be written in standard grammatical English. English review is responsibility of the author. The manuscripts should be submitted as .doc or .docx formats, all pages must be numbered sequentially, all lines must be numbered in each page and should be divided into the following sections order and format:


Sections Order:


-       Title;

-       Title page;

-       Structured Abstract;

-       Keywords;

-       Introduction;

-       Material and Methods;

-       Ethics Approval (if any);

-       Clinical Trials (if any);

-       Results;

-       Discussion;

-       Conclusion;

-       Conflict of Interest;

-       Funds (if any);

-       Acknowledgements (if any);

-       References;

-       Figures/Illustrations (if any);

-       Tables (if any).


Section Format:




1.1.1 Third section Quaternary section Quinine section


Length of Article: Research and Review Articles should not exceed 5000 words (not including abstract, references, and figure captions). The manuscripts should not exceed 20 pages.


Title: The title of the manuscript should be clear and concise and not exceed more than 30 words.


Title page: The title page should contain the title of the paper, author (s) full name and affiliation, and corresponding author name along with affiliation/address, and email. The affiliation should be indicated with superscript letters immediately after the author names.


Structured Abstract: The abstract should be structured in a unique paragraph, having no more than 300 words. The authors should provide the abstract in the follow structure and form: Background; Aim; Method; Results; and Conclusions. References, indefinite abbreviations, footnotes do not include in the text.  


Keywords: 3 to 5 words should be included and separated by a semicolon.


Introduction: The Introduction should provide the theme proposed as well as the reason of the investigation, finishing the text of this section in the aim of the study.


Material and Methods: In this section, the authors should describe all materials and techniques that were used to performed the experiments, referencing the validated methods.


Ethics approval involving animals and humans (if any): Experiments involving animals and humans should include a new section entitle “Ethics Approval” immediately below “Material and Methods” section. The number of registered and approved project by ethics committee should be indicated. 


Clinical Trials (if any): Studies involving clinical trials should provide the number of investigation register.


Results: This section provides the findings of the study, contemplate the aims initially proposed by the investigation.


Discussion: In this section, the authors should compare the results found in the investigation with findings already described in the scientific area, aiming to suggest new complementary investigations.


Conclusion: A small and concise paragraph should be included, summarizing the findings of the investigation and the significant scientific contribution of the study.


Conflict of Interest: Authors should declare the presence of some conflict of interest.


Funds (if any): Authors should list the funding source(s) of the study.


Ethics approval involving animals and humans (if any): Experiments involving animals and humans should include a new section entitle “Ethics Approval” immediately below “Material and Methods” section. The number of registered and approved project by ethics committee should be indicated.


References: References cited in the manuscript should be formatted using Vancouver style. Reference in-text citation should be written with an Arabic number in brackets; to references cited more than once, use the same number used in the first time; to cite several sources in one sentence, cite them as [7-9] to refer to sources 7, 8 and 9, and [7-9,15] to refer to sources 7, 8, 9 and 15; cite the reference number even when the author's name is stated in the sentence.

References list should be added at the end of the article in a numeric format, and numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. More than 6 authors should be listed only the first 6 authors followed by “et al”. Moreover, if available, the titles of Journals should be added on official abbreviations.


See below some examples of references listed in the Vancouver Style


Journal Reference

Rosendahl AH, Perks CM, Zeng L, Markkula A, Simonsson M, Rose C, et al. Caffeine and Caffeic Acid Inhibit Growth and Modify Estrogen Receptor and Insulin-like Growth Factor I Receptor Levels in Human Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2015; 21(8):1877-87.

Carmody J, Traynor V, Steele A. Dementia, decision aids and general practice. Aust Fam Physician. 2015;44(5):307-10.



Hull J, Forton J, Thompson A. Paediatric respiratory medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015.

Eckerman AK, Dowd T, Chong E, Nixon L, Gray R, Johnson S. Binan goonj: bridging cultures in Aboriginal health. 3rd ed. Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia; 2010.

Johnson C, Anderson SR, Dallimore J, Winser S, Warrell D, Imray C, et al. Oxford handbook of expedition and wilderness medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015.


Book Chapter

Pagel JF, Pegram GV. The role for the primary care physician in sleep medicine. In: Pagel JF, Pandi-Perumal SR, editors. Primary care sleep medicine. 2nd ed. New York: Springer; 2014.



Ho SH. Preventative risk modelling and mapping of Murray Valley encephalitis virus and dengue virus in Western Australia [master’s thesis]. [Perth (AU)]: University of Western Australia; 2015.



ADAM Editorial Team. Bone marrow biopsy [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health; 2014 [updated 2014 May 29; cited 2015 Jul 22]. [Figure], Bone marrow aspiration; [about 1 screen]. Available from:


Figures and Illustrations (if any): Figures and illustrations should be submitted as separate files, indicating the respective insertion local in the main text file, and must be numbered consecutively in the order that appear in the text. The maximum number of files accepted is 7 figures/illustrations.

Scaling/Resolution: All figures/illustrations should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Formats: All figures/illustrations should be submitted at a TIFF or JPGE format.


Figures/illustrations Captions: Figures/illustrations captions should be provided each one as separate file, indicated with the corresponding figure/illustrations number. 


Tables (if any): All tables should be submitted in a Microsoft Word format. Each table should present an explanatory title/caption above of the table.

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