Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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Section Policies

Editorial

An original article provides an overview of innovative research in a particular field within or related to the focus and scope of the journal, presented according to a clear and well-structured format (3500-7000 words with a maximum of 60 references). Compulsory as a supplementary file: Ethical clearance letter/certificate.

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Commentary

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Letter to the Editor

Should be about 400 words with only one illustration or table, and must include a correspondence address. They may be subjected to the peer review process and their eventual placement is at the discretion of the editorial team.

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Obituary

Should be about 400 words and may be accompanied by a photograph.

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Review Article

The review article presents a critical review of the literature on a topic that has both social and scientific value, and which is within the focus and scope of the journal (between 2500–4000 words with a maximum of 60 references). Systematic reviews are considered under original research.

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Original Research

An original article provides an overview of innovative research in a particular field within or related to the focus and scope of the journal, presented according to a clear and well-structured format (3500-7000 words with a maximum of 60 references). Compulsory as a supplementary file: Ethical clearance letter/certificate.

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Scientific Letter

Original research that is limited in scope can be submitted as a scientific letter rather than a full original research article. A scientific letter should be no more than 800 words, 15 references, and 1 table or figure.

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Conference Report

This allows the author to submit a report on a national or international conference relevant to the focus and scope of the journal. Conference reports should be no longer than 1500 words.

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Correction

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Peer Review Process

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Publication Frequency

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Open Access Policy

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Archiving

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