Writing your paper

Abstracts and titles

Your abstract is the shop window of your article – this is where customers (researchers) can sample your wares and decide whether to read and cite your content or instead look elsewhere.

Submission of electronic artwork

To ensure that the artwork, including figures and photographs, appears as the best quality possible, we have written a guide to assist with submission of electronic artwork. This guide covers file formats and appropriate resolutions, as well as use of color and best practice for placement, captions and labeling. Third-party material Please read this page if… Read more »

Using special characters

If your article contains special characters, accents, or diacritics and you are preparing your manuscript in Microsoft Word, we recommend the following procedure: For European accents, Greek, Hebrew, or Cyrillic letters, or phonetic symbols: choose Times New Roman font from the dropdown menu in the “Insert symbol” window and insert the character you require. For… Read more »

Including tables in your article

Tables should present new information rather than duplicating what is in the text. Readers should be able to interpret the table without reference to the text, but ensure you refer to each table in the text. If tables are reproduced from another source, see our guidance on using third-party material. Please read the following guidance… Read more »