Please submit the whole manuscript in a single file of PDF (or MS Word) containing all figures and tables for review purpose. PDF is preferred due to its multi-platform compatibility.
For new submission,
- Please suggest 3-6 potential reviewers and provide their detailed contact information including names, academic ranks, affiliations, and email addresses in the "Suggested reviewers" field. It is important that the authors suggest credible reviewers that are free from any potential conflict of interest. Please do not suggest reviewers from same university or colleagues.
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- Please also submit a cover letter explaining why the study is important and deserves publication.
- Supplementary file(s): The initial submission allows one supplementary file to be submitted together with the main manuscript file and covering letter. If you have more than one supplementary files, you can submit the extra ones after the initial submission in the manuscript login page (manuscript ID and password will be issued when initial submission is completed).
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