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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 author declares that this is their original work and has been written by the stated authors.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or Pages document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The main manuscript does not include any of the authors’ names or identification.
  • Where applicable, Author(s) declare(s) consent has been obtained from each patient after a full explanation.
  • Any conflict of interest has been mentioned in the manuscript; otherwise, the Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest.

Author Guidelines

Publishing Ethics and Malpractice:

Please see our information on Publishing Ethics and Malpractice here.


Reporting guidelines:

We encourage authors to adhere to the best research protocols available, including but not limited to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses); CONSORT guidelines for reporting randomised trials; STROBE guideline for reporting observational studies; and CARE guideline for clinical case reports. Authors are expected to register their trials in one of the recognised clinical trials registries.


Manuscripts should be prepared in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or Page format, using font size 12 and Times New Roman.

The Abstract should be structured to include Background, Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusion and should be no longer than 200 words. 3-5 keywords should be added after the Abstract. The Abstract for a case report should be unstructured.

Manuscripts should include an Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion and should not exceed 2 000 words in total. Case reports should be structured as follows: Introduction, Case Presentation, and Discussion.

All figures should be embedded in the manuscript, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Tables should also be embedded in the manuscript where applicable.

The title page should be included in the submission, and should consist of the authors’ name(s), affiliations, emails, and, if possible, the ORCID number.

Submitting a book proposal: We encourage authors to contact one of the editorial team at prior to submission.  


Authors should also adhere to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) style for reference:

Articles: Mzahim B, Albrekkan F, Schouten R, Al-Muhainy A, Al-Surimi K, Alhumaid NS. The risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among frontline healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study. JMLPH. 2022 May 1;2(2):113–22.

Book: Pousada L, Osborn H, Levy D. Emergency medicine. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1996.

Website: American Medical Association [Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002 [updated 2001 Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens]. Available from: XXXX

Open access policy:

All articles are published under the open access policy and will be freely available to readers. There is no article processing charge (APC) after the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Further questions:

All submissions should be made through the online submission system; any technical difficulties or inquiries should be directed to


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