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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.
  • 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).
  • The manuscript must be from a QA/QI project that has been completed in the past 5 years with at least 2 cycles.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; Arial font, size 12; 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Please click here for author guidelines. 


Researchers should conduct their research with highest integrity and according to the standard ethical requirements.  Before submitting a manuscript to this journal, the authors must ensure that the following matters have been complied with.

1.   Authorship

The authorship should be granted to those who have made significant and meaningful contributions to the research as according to the guidelines of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) requirement as follows:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Contributors who are not fulfilling of the above requirements should not be identified as authors but should be listed in the acknowledgement section instead. Funding acquisition, general supervision, administrative, written and technical support as well as language editing, and proofreading alone does not guarantee of an authorship.

2.   Redundant submission

Manuscripts cannot be submitted to more than one journal at the same time. By doing this is not only a waste of time for editors and peer-reviewers, it may even harm the credibility of both authors and journal if it gets published at the same time as the last publication would have to be withdrawn. However, if the manuscript has been rejected, corrections can be made and subsequently sent for other journal considerations.

3.   Data fabrication and falsification

The author should explicitly state the research methods used to allow replication by other researchers. The results of the study must be reported in a way that the data obtained from a study are free from fabrication or not obtained by a dubious method. Outliers data cannot be omitted just to get the desired result.

4.   Plagiarism

Use of ideas, processes, writing work, information or words other researchers without permission or proper citation and acknowledgment of the real owner is prohibited. This includes copying one or entire sentences from other or own past publications without proper citation. 

5.   Salami publication

A complete research should be published in one paper only. The author should not divide a study into several publications to increase the number of publications. Possibility of the said manuscripts to be rejected are higher if the research data are divided to a few small units because there is not enough information to support a conclusion made. It is advisable for a research that has been completed to be published in full as one publication as this will give a complete picture and a higher impact.