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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format. The manuscript was prepared using the appropriate template provided on the Author Guidelines page.
  • The manuscript has been formatted based on the guidelines provided in the Author Guidelines. This includes the format for manuscript preparation, tables, figures and references.
  • A cover letter to the editor highlighting the main findings/novelty of the manuscript as well as suggesting 3-5 potential reviewers (together with their full names, email addresses, the field of specialisations and affiliations) for your manuscript has been prepared and ready for upload.
  • The ICMJE conflicts of interest form has been filled and is ready to be submitted. Please download the form HERE if you have not done so.

Author Guidelines

Please visit the GUIDELINES TO AUTHOR to review the requirements for your manuscript preparation.

Systematic Review

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A mini-review article is a concise review of current or updated knowledge or advancements in the related fields. This includes a systematic review.

Original Research

Original research articles are short and concise research to prove a hypothesis leading to a single or more observation. This type of article has a clear objective of the study, concise discussion and a clear conclusion. Studies reporting negative findings also fall within this category.

Technical Notes

Technical Notes articles are short and concise technical report on a novel, an advancement or modifications of current technique(s) used in neuroscience research leading to better sensitivity, specificity or analytical outcomes.

Case Notes

Case Notes articles can be divided into any section or subsection. It should provide a concise and precise description of an interesting or unique clinical case with special emphasis on the case presentation, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. The article shall end with a concluding remark indicating the relevance and uniqueness of the case that may serve as a reference for its kind by other practitioners.

Data Notes

Data Notes articles can be divided into any section or subsection. It should provide a concise and precise description of an interesting or unique research dataset or resources with special emphasis on the origin and relevance of the dataset/resources to facilitate research reproducibility.

Educational Notes

Educational Notes refers to concise educational information or technical notes that are useful to researchers.

Hypothetical Paper

The hypothetical paper involves a critical interpretation of current literature leading to a profound but untested specific hypothesis.

News & Views

Articles under News and Views section feature a review or an opinion on a currently published paper, book or organised events. These articles will be peer-reviewed by the members of editorial board.

Errata & Corrigenda

This section publishes errata (mistakes by the publisher) or corrigenda (mistakes by the authors) for published articles in the journal. The original submitting author will have to request for the changes via a cover letter to the editor by citing the previous submission ID. No abstract is needed for errata. Authors do not have to resubmit ICMJE conflicts of interest form for this section. Only cover letter to the editor is mandatory. Please submit the explanation of errors as the main manuscript.

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