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Submission Instructions:

  1. Common Core Instructions
  2. Pilot Studies
  3. Validation Studies
  4. Reviews of Case reports/series
  5. Special Interest Topics



Common Core Instructions:
Once ready for submission please email your manuscript to: scholarsubmission@scholarcomplete.org
  1. The manuscripts order and format is flexible in that tables and figures may be integrated into the article or presented at the very end after the reference section.
  2. The style of citations maybe in any uniform format.
  3. The title page must be page 1 or submitted separately. No identifiable information should be presented after the title page to ensure the integrality of the double blind review process.
  4. Submission in Word format is preferred, excel files for figures and tables will be accepted as well. Figures may also be submitted as pdfs, jpeg, bmp, or tiff files.   
  5. Institutional review board (IRB) or institutional animal care and use committee (UACUC) approval protocol numbers when applicable should be listed in the methods and will be asked for prior to review.
Please contact us for any clarification or specific concerns/questions.  All limits listed below are a reference point only and may be exceeded with a reasonable petition.   

Title page:
  1. All submissions must have a title page.
  2. Include the following: Title (15 word limit), Authors, Affiliations, Corresponding author with contact information, statement on any conflicts of interest and financial disclosures, author contributions, figure/table and word count.  Statement by corresponding author verifying that all data is authentic and accurate.

Abstract:
  1. Except for case reports, all submissions must include an abstract. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and include: Title, introduction, methods, results, and conclusion.


Pilot Studies:
Case reports:
  1. 1000 word limit
  2. One table or figure limit
  3. Section order: Introduction, case description, conclusion
  4. References: limit of 10

Case Series:
  1. 1500 word limit
  2. 3 tables or figures limit
  3. Section order: Introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  4. References: limit of 25

Small Scale:
  1. 2000 word limit
  2. 4 tables or figures limit
  3. Section order: Introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  4. References: limit of 50

Animal Research:
  1. 2000 word limit
  2. 4 tables or figures limit
  3. Section order: Introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  4. References: limit of 50

In vitro studies:
  1. 2000 word limit
  2. 4 tables or figures limit
  3. Section order: Introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  4. References: limit of 50


Validation Studies: 
  1. 3000 word limit
  2. 6 tables or figures limit
  3. Section order: Introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  4. References: limit of 50
  5. Supplemental information unlimited


Reviews of Case reports/series: 
  1. 3000 word limit
  2. 6 tables or figures limit
  3. Section order: Introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  4. References: unlimited
  5. Supplemental information unlimited


Special Interest Topics:
Letter to the editor
  1. 1500 word limit
  2. 2 tables or figures limit
  3. Section order: Introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  4. References: limit of 25

Medical hypothesis, perspective or opinion, medical or health policy position
  1. 2000 word limit
  2. 4 tables or figures limit
  3. Section order: Introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  4. References: limit of 50

Large scale or full original contributions previously endorsed through the pilot study review process
  1. 2500 word limit
  2. 4 tables or figures limit
  3. Section order: Introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  4. References: limit of 50
  5. Supplemental information unlimited
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