Article submission

Although most content is commissioned by the Editorial Board, unsolicited contributions are also welcome. We predominantly publish review articles, case studies and opinion pieces, but original research will also be considered. Before submitting a full article, you may first wish to submit a brief outline to the Editor.

Your article should be original, topical and not previously published elsewhere. It should be clear and reasonably concise: a length of 1,200–1,800 words is ideal. References should be listed in the Vancouver style, with ideally no more than 15–20 cited, due to space constraints.

Articles should have an introduction, a conclusion, a set of key points, and be divided into sections using subheadings. When writing your article, please bear in mind that the audience may include all members of the multidisciplinary team. Authors are encouraged to include two or three illustrations or tables, with all sources referenced and consent for reproduction obtained.

Articles will be reviewed by the Editor or Editorial Board. If accepted for publication, articles may be amended for clarity, consistency and in keeping with house style, or shortened for reasons of space. Proofs will be sent out for author review before publication.

Full details are available in the Notes for authors.

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