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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Details for competing interests.
  • Details for financial disclosure.
  • Details for authors contribution.
  • Participants informed consent statement (if applicable)
  • Authorisation for use of figures included in the manuscript, not produced by the authors and subject to copyright.
  • Authorship, affiliations and email addresses are correct.
  • Cover letter addressed to the Editor
  • Identification of potential reviewers and their email addresses (to be sent to the editor as comment in the online submission platform).
  • Manuscript, figure and tables comply with the author guidelines, including the correct format, SI units and standard nomenclature.
  • Separated files for Title page (*.doc+*.pdf) and Manuscript body (*.doc+*.pdf) - 4 in total.
  • Manuscript body does not contain the names or affiliations of the authors, or other directly identifying information, and contain the title and the abstract

Author Guidelines

The following instructions advise on how the manuscript should be prepared and submitted. Manuscripts that do not comply with the guidelines will be returned to the authors before being considered for peer-review.
All manuscripts should be prepared in A4-size or US-letter size, in UK or US English throughout the manuscript, a mixture of UK and US English will not be accepted.
Manuscripts should be submitted in *.doc and *.pdf formats, in the appropriate section of the journal website and accompanied with a cover letter. 

For detailed instruction on manuscripts preparation, please read the following document: JHSD Instruction to Authors

A template for the manuscript and cover letter can be found on:

- Cover Letter
- Manuscript template (available soon)

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