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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.

  • Instructions to Authors
    • Review manuscript submission guidelines
  • Cover Letter
    • include cover letter as an attachment
    • indicate in the letter the title of work
    • indicate all the authors (complete names, affiliations, ORCID iD, specific role/s in writing the manuscript and email address)
    • indicate in the letter the corresponding author and provide complete contact information (post address, telephone, fax number, e-mail address)
  • EQUATOR Network Guidelines
    • Review manuscript if compliant with appropriate EQUATOR Network Guidelines (e.g., CONSORT for clinical trials, CARE for case reports) and submit checklist
  • Author Form
    • Ensure all authors have read and agreed to the following: (1) Authorship Certification, (2) the Author Declarations, (3) the Author Contribution Disclosure, (4) the Author Publishing Agreement, and (5) the Conversion to Visual Abstract (optional for original articles only)
    • Submit a scanned copy of the fully accomplished form
  • ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest
    • Ensure all authors have read and agreed to disclose potential Conflicts of Interest
    • Submit the PDF copy of the fully accomplished form
  • Ethics Review Approval
    • For Original articles, submit a scanned copy of the Ethics Review Approval of research
    • For manuscripts reporting data from studies involving animals, submit a scanned copy of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approval
  • Patient Consent Form
    • For Case Reports, Images in Endocrinology and Clinical Case Seminars, submit a scanned copy of the fully accomplished form; otherwise, obtain appropriate ethical clearance from the institutional review board.
  • Title Page
    • Full names of the authors directly affiliated with the work (First Name and Last name), highest educational attainment
    • ‚Name and location of one (1) institutional affiliation per author

    • If presented in a scientific forum or conference, provide a footnote indicating the name, location and date of presentation

  • Abstract
    • Provide an abstract conforming with the format
    • Structured for Original articles: Objective/s, Method/s, Results, Conclusion
    • Unstructured for Case Reports and Feature articles
  • Key words
    •  Provide 3 – 5 keywords (listed in MeSH)
  • Content
    • Provide text/content in IMRAD  format (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion)
    • Make sure all abbreviations are spelled out once (the first time they are mentioned in the text) followed by the abbreviation enclosed in parenthesis; the same abbreviations may then be used subsequently
  • References
    • All references should be cited in the text, in numerical order. Use Arabic numerals

    • Ensure all references follow the prescribed format

    • The references should include the sources [e.g., PMID, PMCID, doi, links to website or sources; if local sources [only available in your country and not online, kindly email a copy]

  • Tables, figures, illustrations and photographs
    • All tables, figures, illustrations and photographs should be cited in the text, in numerical order by type
    • Provide separate files for tables, figures and illustrations
    • Provide a title, legend (if appropriate) for each table
    • Provide a title, legend (if appropriate), and caption for each figure and illustration (caption should be no longer than 15-20 words)
    • if table, figure, or illustration is adapted, state so and include the reference