Types of Articles

Original research articles (up to 4000 words not including tables, and figures)

The papers are designed to test certain research hypotheses, or to systematically carry out empirical observations in a clinical setting. Articles should begin with an introduction (background and reason for undertaking the work), followed by Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. Papers on methodology are not required to adhere to this structure.

Case reports (up to 1500 words)

Case reports should have no more than five authors. The abstract should be no longer than 200 words and should include statements of the problem, clinical manifestations, methods of treatment and outcome. The Methods and Results sections should be replaced by the Case Report(s) section. This section should include statements of the problem, patient history, diagnosis, treatment, results and any other information pertinent to the case(s). All other sections should follow the format for original articles. The number of references should not exceed 25.

Brief reports (up to 1500 words)

This category is for small but interesting findings, or for imaginative hypotheses with strong plausibility. Papers dealing with the issues under debate or introducing certain vital clinical skills are also included in this category.

Review articles (up to 5000 words)

These summaries should be written for a general medical audience. Topics belong to this category include state-of-art medical knowledge and in-depth discussions on vital research questions.

Letters to the editor (up to 600 words)

We invite succinct responses to published papers, as well as research letters with original data.


Types of Articles Abstract
Word Limit
Maximum Number
of Keywords
Word Limit
Maximum Number
of References
Original Research Articles 250 6 4000 50
Case Reports 150 6 1500 25
Brief Reports 250 6 1500 50
Review Articles 250 6 5000 50
Letters to the Editor 250 6 600 50