Instructions to Authors
Thank you for contributing to Pediatric Academic Case Reports. Please find the instructions below and observe all the directions given.
Due to our journal is a specific case reports journal we only accept case reports, case series and letter to letters. The following graph shows the accepted structure of case reports for publication, and what requirement they may have.
|Article Type||Abstract Limit||Keywords Limit||Text Words (excluding references)||Tables/Figures Limit||References Limit|
Case Report and Case Series
|Up to 300 words
|3 to 6 keywords||Up to 1,500 words||Up to 3 tables/figures||Up to 20 references|
Letter to the Editor
|Up to 600 words||Up to 1 table/figure||Up to 5 references|
- You must submit a digital copy of your manuscript.
- Keep the format of your manuscript simple and clear.
- The manuscript, including the title page, abstract and keywords, text, references, figure captions, and tables should be typewritten, double-spaced in Times New Roman font, 12-point with 1-inch margins all around and saved as one file.
- Please be sure to explain all of abbreviations the first time they are used in the text.
- Please organize the general structure of the article as introduction, case report and discussion.
- The manuscripts should be written in American English.
- The type of the manuscript should be specified as case report on the cover letter.
- The authors should declare confirm that their manuscript is original, has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration by another journal.
- The authors should give information about financial or other types of support; also, about any conflict of interest.
- The authors should declare the transfer of copyright of their manuscript to the Pediatric Academic Case Reports in the event of publication.
- The title page should list the article title and the corresponding author’s full name, degree, title, department, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone. It should also list the full name, degree, title, ORCID, department, and affiliation of every co-author.
- Please clearly distinguish the hierarchy of headings within the manuscript by using capital letters, underline, italic, and bold styles as necessary.
- As needed, use italic, superscripts, subscripts, and boldface, but otherwise do not use multiple fonts and font sizes.
- Do not insert page or section breaks except where noted in the Author Instructions.
- Use hard returns (the Enter key) only at the end of a paragraph, not at the end of a line. Allow lines of text to break automatically in your word processing software. Do not justify your text.
- References must be listed in AMA style, using Index Medicus journal title abbreviations.
- References follow the article text. Insert a page break between the end of text and the start of references.
- References must be cited sequentially (NOT alphabetically) in the text using numbers in parentheses.
- For more than three authors, list the first three followed by et al.
- References should be styled per the following examples:
1. Citing a journal article:
Zou L, Sun J, Liu Y, et al. Surviving 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia: A successful critical case report. Heart Lung 2020; 49: 692-695.
2. Citing a book:
Stryer L. Biochemistry. 2nd ed. San Francisco: WH Freeman; 1981:559–596.
3. Citing a symposium article:
Eisenberg J. Market forces and physician workforce reform: why they may not work. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges; October 28, 1995; Washington, DC.
- Figures must be cited sequentially in the text.
- Figure captions should be written after the reference list.
- Each figure should be saved as its own separate file. Do not embed figures within the manuscript file.
- Create tables using the Table function in Microsoft Word.
- Data given in tables should be commented on but not repeated in the text.
- Tables should appear after the figure captions.
- Any abbreviations used in the table should be explained at the end of the table in a footnote.
- Always review your manuscript before submitting it. You may stop a submission at any phase and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation email. You can also check the status of your manuscript by logging in to the submission system. The Editor in Chief will inform you via email once a decision has been made.
When submitting a revised version of a paper, the author must submit a detailed “Response to the reviewers” that states point by point how each issue raised by the reviewers has been covered and where it can be found (each reviewer’s comment, followed by the author’s reply and line numbers where the changes have been made) as well as an annotated copy of the main document
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