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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.
  • A declaration of conflict of interests has been attached
  • 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).
  • Title page with Author's details on it (separate to de-identified manuscript)
  • De-identified Manuscript of article ( de-identified to allow for double blind review) - separate to title page
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where a doi or IBSN is not available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

AJOPS uses Vancouver referencing (also known as National Library of Medicine (NLM) or ICMJE style). - Please see or



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