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.
- Checklist Form
- Letter of Certification
- A Copy of Copyright Form (if figures, pictures or tables are copyrighted)
- Large, high definition files of figures in JPEG type, no frame and effects
Contribution: A submitted manuscript must be an original contribution not previously published (except as an abstract), must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and, if accepted, it must not be published elsewhere in similar form, in any languages, without the consent of SMB. Each person listed as an author is expected to have participated in the study to a significant extent. Although the editors and reviewers make every effort to ensure the validity of published manuscripts, the final responsibility rests with the authors, not with the Journal, its editors, or the publisher.
Accuracy: The results should be presented systematically and accurately without manipulation or false information to make the results interesting. The conclusion of the study should be based on the study's data, not the author's own thoughts.
Conflict of Interest: Authors must state all possible conflicts of interest in the manuscript, including financial, consultant, institutional and other relationships that might lead to bias or a conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated as none declared. All sources of funding should be acknowledged in the manuscript.
Patient anonymity and Informed consent: Source with permission or informed consent must be provided when any images or previously published figures/tables are present in the article.