Author’s Checklist

Title page:

  • Is the research original, novel and important to the field?
  • Has the appropriate structure and language been used?
  • Has your authorship credit been based on the criteria established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors?


  • Does it summarize all the study?
  • Does it include 6 subtitles?
  • Is it 250-450 words length?


  • Does it really introduce and put into perspective what follows?
  • Is it clear and well organized?
  • Is it appropriate size (max one page of 1.5 space)?
  • Does it clarify the purpose of the study?


  • Are the methods clear and organized?
  • Is the patient’s sample and all epidemiological data determined?
  • Are the outcome parameters identified and mentioned clearly?


  • Does result explain what demonstrated in methods?
  • Have you presented your data in chronological order (pre & post)?
  • Does your data presented in a proper way of tables, images and graphs?
  • Did you assess completeness of legends, headers and axis labels?


  • Did you start with a paragraph summarizes your study and your results?
  • Did you use similar previous study to support your study?
  • Did you highlight study limitations and points of strength?
  • Did you make explanations for new or odd data in your study?
  • Did you suggest further work in the future?


  • Does it contain the key finding(s) of the study?
  • Avoid unjustified claims and generalizations
  • Remove redundancies and summaries


  • Did you follow Elsevier Vancouver reference style?
  • Are your reference complete and updated, least 20% should belong to the last 5 years?
  • Is your reference cited in text number(s) in square brackets in line with the text?
  • Did you number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text?
  • Do your references include the first six authors followed by “et al”, if more than six?
  • Did you follow the name of the journal by year of publication; volume number (issue number): and inclusive page numbers?