A guide for authors submitting to the Expert Collection
Editorials are short articles on issues of topical importance. We encourage our editorial writers to express their opinions, giving the author the opportunity to present criticism or address controversy. The intention is very much that the article should offer a personal perspective on a topic of recent interest. The author should discuss the various therapeutic strategies which have been, and are being, explored, providing the reader with an overview of the research field.
The word limit for editorial articles is 1,000-1,500 words.
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Please note that only the address of the first author of the article will appear on Medline/PubMed, not necessarily the corresponding author.
Body: Body of the paper covering the subject under review, using numbered subsections as required.
To distinguish the articles published in the Expert opinion series, authors must provide an additional section entitled ‘Expert opinion’. This section affords authors the opportunity to provide their interpretation of the data presented in the article and discuss the developments that are likely to be important in the future, and the avenues of research likely to become exciting as further studies yield more detailed results. The intention is to go beyond a conclusion and should not simply summarise the paper.
Authors should answer the following:
– What are the key findings and weaknesses in the research done in this field so far?
– What potential does this research hold? What is the ultimate goal in this field?
– What research or knowledge is needed to achieve this goal and what is the biggest challenge in this goal being achieved?
– Where do you see the field going in the coming years? What is going to happen?
– Is there any particular area of the research you are finding of interest at present?
Please note that ‘opinions’ are encouraged in the Expert opinion section, and, as such, referees are asked to keep this in mind when peer reviewing the manuscript.