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Submission guidelines

Follow the journal submission guidelines to increase your chances of success.

We recommend you read the guidelines as soon as you have chosen your target journal.

Write your manuscript according to the guidelines and ensure you include everything editors will expect to see.

Use the guidelines to find out about:

  • word and character limits (title, running title, abstract, manuscript text)
  • what sections to include
  • formatting requirements
  • references
  • editorial policies
  • file formats
  • funding

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