A guide for authors submitting to the Expert Collection
Treatment Evaluations review the clinical data on one drug for one approved indication. They should include content on efficacy and how the drug compares to other approved products for the indication under discussion. The purpose of the Treatment Evaluation is to promote best practice in use of the drug and should, therefore, be limited to approved indications and avoid off-label discussion. In providing a meaningful comparison of drugs approved for the indication this article should help guide physicians in treatment choices and instigate valuable debate.
The word limit for Treatment Evaluations is 2,000 words (not including figures, tables or references).
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Every article must contain
Please note that only the address of the first author of the article will appear on Medline/PubMed, not necessarily the corresponding author.
Introduction: Authors are required to describe the significance of the topic under discussion.
Areas covered: Authors are required to describe the research discussed and the literature search undertaken.
Expert Opinion: Authors are required to summarize briefly their Expert Opinion section.
References must not be included in the abstract.
Approved use: How is the drug currently used? Details of the clinical efficacy and safety for the indication under discussion.
Competitive environment: How does the drug compare to other drugs approved for the indication under discussion? Please note that the Editorial Office can provide details of the other approved drugs if required.
1. What, if any, improvement does the drug hold over other therapies or vice versa?
2. What, if any, impact is this drug likely to have on current treatment strategies?
3. How likely are physicians to prescribe the drug? Why do you prescribe this drug (if applicable)?
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.