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Editorial: Expert Review

A guide for authors submitting to the Expert Collection

expert-review-logoScope: 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.

Word limit: The word limit for editorial articles is 1,000-1,500 words.

Every article must contain:

Title: All article types should have a concise, informative title that contains no brand names.

Authors’ names and affiliation: Including address, academic qualifications and job titles of all authors, as well as telephone number and email address of the author for correspondence on a separate cover sheet as the peer reviewers will be blinded to the authors’ identity. Please note that only the address of the first author of the article will appear on Medline/PubMed, not necessarily the corresponding author.

Keywords: A brief list of keywords, in alphabetical order, is required to assist indexers in cross-referencing. The keywords will encompass the therapeutic area, mechanism(s) of action, key compounds and so on.

Body of the article:

  • Introduction: Incorporating basic background information on the area under review.
  • Body: Body of the review paper covering the subject under review, using numbered subsections.
  • References: A maximum of 15 references is permitted. Ensure that all key work relevant to the topic under discussion is cited in the text and listed in the bibliography. Reference to unpublished data should be kept to a minimum and authors must obtain a signed letter of permission from cited persons to use unpublished results or personal communications in the manuscript.
  • Annotated bibliography: Important references should be highlighted with a one/two star system and brief annotations should be given.
  • Figures and tables: one table and one figure are permitted.
  • Note that editorial articles do not include an abstract.