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A. Confirmation by authors

Items Check points Check
Originality Confirm that neither the manuscript submitted nor any part of it has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere
Research ethics Confirm that your study complies with the ethical guidelines for research and publication described in Good Publication Guidelines for Medical Journals and Guidelines on Good Publication
Disclosure Disclose any commercial associations with specific products or financial support from any company
Funding Acknowledge any research funds, sponsorships, or grants
Thesis State that your article is a thesis for a degree such a Master’s or PhD degree, if applicable
Presentation If your article was presented in a national or international meeting, describe this
English proofreading State whether your article was revised or edited by a professional English proofreader

B. Structure of article

Items Check points Check
Sequence Title page, abstract and keywords, main text, conflict of interest, acknowledgements, references table legends and figure legends
Title page A manuscript title, running title, and each author’s full name and affiliation should be provided
A running title is not exceeding 40 characters in length
A full contact information of corresponding author should be provide
Any financial disclosures or support, thesis, and presentation history should be included
Manuscript 10-point font with double line spacing on A4 sized paper with 2.5 cm margins
Not exceed 10 type-written pages for original article
Not exceed 2,000 words for editorial
Not exceed 5,000 words for review article/ topic
Not exceed 5 type-written pages for case report/ idea and innovation
Not exceed 800 words for letter
Not exceed 1,000 words for image
Abstract Not exceed 250 words in structured abstract for original article
Not exceed 250 words in unstructured abstract for review article/ topic
Not exceed 200 words in unstructured abstract for case report/ idea and innovation
No abstract for image
Key words (3-5) should be selected from heading words in MeSH
Main text Include introduction, methods, results, and discussion, not include conclusion for original article
Include introduction, case or idea, and discussion for case report/ idea and innovation
All table and figure numbers appear in the text
Main text should not include the affiliations and names of the authors, especially in Methods
References No more than 100 references are cited in review article/ topic
No more than 25 references are cited in original article
No more than 15 references are cited in case report/ idea and innovation
No more than 5 references are cited in letter/ image
Figures Each figure should be submitted in a separate file
Above 600 dpi for photos and 1,200 dpi for line art in resolution
Figure legend should have short title (5-7 words) and detailed explanation
Each subfigure denoted by the letters, A, B, C (ex: Fig. 1A, Fig. 1B, Fig. 1C)
Figure legend should be placed on a page at the end of the manuscript
Figure should not be included in the manuscript and upload at the submission system.
Consent form(s) Copyright transfer form has been signed by all authors
Authorization and Release form for identifiable patient descriptions and photographs are included


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