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Prepare supporting information

Please make sure you have the following information available before you submit your manuscript.

Required documents for all submissions:

  • Cover letter file, answering the following questions:
    • 1–2 sentences about the importance of the manuscript.
    • 1–2 sentences about the experience the author group has on the topic (for example, previous publications).
    • 1–2 sentences about the (expected) clinical impact of the manuscript.
  • Title page file 
    • Article title, full author names, and affiliations
  • Main text file (after consultation of the manuscript requirements): 
    • Abstract, key points, keywords, abbreviations.
    • Main text, references, figure/table legends, if any.
  • Declarations file (following this template).

Optional files:

  • Figures (provided as separate EPS, JPG, or TIFF files)
  • Tables (provided in editable format, such as Word, Excel)
  • Graphical Abstract (following this template)
  • Electronic Supplementary Material (provided in editable format)

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    0.808 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.531 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    21 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    75 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
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