Expert Review

Original Research: Expert Review

Prior publication: Expert Reviews will only consider work that has not been previously published in full. Abstract, poster or oral presentations do not constitute prior publication, but should be mentioned in the covering letter and details included as a footnote on the manuscript title page. Covering letter: All manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter… Read more »

Device Profile

Scope: The aim of a Device Profile is to provide an independent perspective on the objective assessments of specific devices in development or clinical use to help inform clinical practice. Ideally, the review should encompass all aspects of the product, including basic technology, with the primary focus on the clinical work and post-marketing findings. Using… Read more »

Diagnostic Profile

Scope: Diagnostic Profile articles provide an overview of diagnostic products individually as they are approved and become available on the market. Word limit: The word limit for Diagnostic Profiles is 5,000-7,000 words (not including abstract, key issues, figure and table legends, and references). Every article must contain: Title: Should be concise but informative, including the drug… Read more »

Technology Report: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics

Scope: Technology Reports discuss new technologies and techniques in the context of their place in the field of molecular diagnostics. Word limit: The word limit for Technology Reports is 5,000-7,000 words (not including abstract, key issues, figure and table legends, and references). Every article must contain: Title: Should be concise but informative, including the drug and… Read more »


Our in-house commissioning editors conduct and write-up interviews with key opinions leaders regarding their recent research, these are either via e-mail or on the phone. If you are interested in being interviewed please contact the commissioning editor of the journal: see here for contact details.

Letter to the Editor

The Expert Review and Expert Opinion series welcomes Letters to the Editor commenting on any article published in the journals. Content: To ensure the rapid publication of your letter, please address the following points: The letter must be a maximum of 1500 words (excluding references). Please use a maximum of 15 references (one being the article under… Read more »

Meeting Report

Aim: Meeting Reports aim to summarize the most important research presented at a recent conference in the subject area of the journal. Scope: It is not usually feasible to attempt comprehensive coverage of the conference, as presentations are frequently too numerous for each to be done justice. The author should focus on those presentations that… Read more »

Key Paper Evaluation: Expert Review

Scope: Key Paper Evaluations review significant, recently published original research articles carefully selected and assessed by specialists in the field (not a paper from the author’s own group). The original research detailed in the chosen paper is discussed with the aim of keeping readers informed of the most promising discoveries/breakthroughs relevant to the subject of… Read more »

Clinical Trial Report

Word limit: The word limit for Clinical Trial Reports is 3,000-7,000 words (not including tables, figures and references). Aim: The aim of a Clinical Trial Report is to provide a concise review of the rationale, design and results of a specific clinical trial (or clinical trial program). Authors are encouraged to provide a critical appraisal… Read more »

Drug Profile

Scope: Expert Review articles have been engineered specifically for the online environment. The structure is designed to draw the time-constrained reader directly to the information they require. Four features in particular contribute to the unique value of Expert Review articles: Expert commentary Five-year view Key issues Information resources Aim: The aim of a Drug Profile… Read more »