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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 Open Office, 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 ate the end of manuscript.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

This journal is a continuously peer-reviewed journal which is publishing all articles related to health technology assessment. It is open access and there is no article submission charge in this journal.

Manuscript structure and format:
Each manuscript main file must be prepared as the following order: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Main text, Acknowledgements, References, figures and tables. 

Title Page
The title page should contain: 1) the title of the article, 2) the name of each author (first name and surname preferred), 3) the name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the authors belong, (with the following format: Affiliation modelDepartment, School/ Institute, University, City, Country 4) e-mail address of corresponding author and mobile or phone number, 5) potential conflicts of interest.

Enter an abstract of up to 250 words for all articles [except book reviews]. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.

Key word:
Four to six key words based on MeSH

Main text:
There are no strict formatting requirements but all Main text must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions).

Tables should be typed on separate sheets each having its own explanatory title or a legend and cited in a consecutive order in the text.

Figures should again be cited in a consecutive order in the text and each carrying its own explanatory legend

Include information on grants received and expression of appreciation to all who have helped the researcher in material and spiritual forms (technical, writing, etc...).

Should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text and should be formatted in "Vancouver" style.

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