Types of Manuscript and Limit
Editorial Note/ Letter to the Editor:
Letters written to the editor or author should provide objective and constructive interpretations or discussions on medical, scientific, or general areas of interest. They should convey a clear and concise message using a brief and straightforward language. The content should be original and not previously published elsewhere to ensure acceptance.
Important considerations for writing a letter to the editor:
- Deliver an understandable message.
- Follow the journal's format guidelines.
- Include relevant and important information about the article.
- Provide objective and constructive comments on published articles.
- Keep the letter brief and conclusive.
Limit: The letter should not exceed 600 words.
Original Research Article:
An original research article is a study report written by the investigators conducting the research. It should clearly state the research hypothesis or question, the study's purpose, and provide a detailed description of the research methods. The results of the research must be reported, followed by an interpretation and discussion of the findings. Ethical clearance for human or animal trials/experiments is required for all accepted original research articles, and contributors and funding sources must be acknowledged.
A review article, also known as a review of related literature, surveys previous research on a specific subject. It provides an overview of the latest concepts and does not introduce new experimental data like an original research article. Review articles may analyze a wide range of evidence from current studies, sometimes leading to different conclusions. They may also offer guidance for further research areas. Authors should aim to present a comprehensive analysis of what is "well known" and identify unresolved mysteries in the field.
A case report involves compiling and presenting information about a specific clinical case. The basic sections typically include:
- Introduction: Define the critical issues and questions in the case study, including a hypothesis summarizing the findings.
- Background: Provide relevant background information, facts, and important issues related to the case study.
- Evaluation of the Case: Discuss what is working and what is not working in the case study, explaining the reasons behind these observations.
- Proposed Solution/Changes: Present specific and realistic solutions or changes needed, supported by evidence such as concepts from class, outside research, or personal experience. Recommend further actions if necessary.
A case study consists of two to five relevant clinical cases with similar presentations, often involving serious medical conditions or rare diseases. The text should not exceed 1500 words and includes sections such as abstract, introduction, case study, and discussion. The abstract should be brief (around 100 words) and include 3 to 5 keywords.
Short communications are brief reports of original research results that are considered of interest to editors and likely to stimulate further research. They are concise and useful for time-sensitive results in competitive or quickly-changing disciplines. Due to size limitations, some experimental details may be omitted until a full manuscript of the original research is written. These papers are also referred to as Brief Communications.