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Guidelines for Authors
American English or Commonwealth English are fine so long as there is consistency
Citation format is up to authors (your paper, your way) so long as there is consistency
Capitalize all words in headings including hyphenated words, except injunctions, articles, and prepositions. First and last words in the title are always capitalized. Check using http://titlecapitalization.com/
Define abbreviations the first time they are mentioned in the abstract, text; also the first time they are mentioned in a table or figure.
Capitalize words such as Group, Section, Method, etc. if followed by a number, e.g. "In Group 4, five patients..."
The 'th' in 19th or 20th should NOT be written in superscript.
Write don't, can't... in full, i.e. do not, cannot.
If a reference is written at the beginning of a sentence, e.g. " studied...", insert the author's name before the reference number, e.g. "Smith  studied" or write “The authors of  studied.