Checks to do before submission

Before submitting your article, please check carefully:

  • Have you checked the spelling using a UK spell-check program?
  • Have you checked statistical calculations?
  • Have you had a friend or colleague read the article for clarity and sense?
  • Are the references in the reference list complete and in style?
  • If you have rewritten or edited the copy, do you need to take out references from, or add any to, the reference list?
  • Have you included all the information for any boxes, tables or figures?
  • Are boxes, tables and figures cited in the text?
  • Do you need to include photographs or other illustrations?
  • Have you gained the necessary permission to reprint photographs?
  • Are the photographs good enough quality and size?
  • Have you declared any potential conflict of interest?

If you answer 'Yes' to all the above questions, your article is ready for the next stage.

Please go to our online submission system

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