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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.
  • Title page with author affiliations and contact details (entered accurately onto system, incl Orchid id if authors require this to appear. TAHS takes no responsibility for typo errors or order errors if entered incorrectly)
  • Blinded document with no author identifying details. Plus Unblinded word doc with author details correctly displayed for publication
  • If student author: supervisors are co-authors and verify hereby that the paper originated from student research (PhD, master, honours)
  • If student author: the student is the designated corresponding author with following responsibilities: Primary contact with the journal during the submission and peer review process and after publication for critiques and additional information
  • Manuscript submitted in word document
  • Follows APA referencing style (see examples of published papers on website for style)
  • Tables and figures imbedded in text, as it would appear if published
  • In grammatically well written English: British or Australian
  • Nomination of two recommended reviewers and their e-mail addresses (submitted as word doc onto system)
  • Four key messages in manuscript, at end of paper, before reference list
  • Declarations: conflict of interest, funding, ethics approval (if appropriate) - to appear at end of manuscript, before the reference list. Declaration of conflict of interest to appear in all manuscripts
  • Indicate type of paper on system and adhere to corresponding word count (excludes abstract, reference list, figures and tables): Letter to the editor (max 1000 words); Original research and indicate research design (max 5000 words); Systematic review (max 5000 words); Scoping review (max 5000 words); Methodology paper (max 5000 words); Proof of concept paper( max 3500 words).
  • Authors have submitted a confirmation that the paper conforms with relevant reporting standards (submitted onto system)
  • Clinical trial registration indicated in manuscript (if applicable)
  • Prospero registration indicated in manuscript (if applicable)
  • All manuscript sections evident: abstract, introduction, main content with headings (design, results, limitations, practice implications, research implications), conclusion, references
  • Abstract (300 words): headings: aim and background; design and methods; results/findings; application and conclusion. Four keywords provided in separate line after abstract.
  • Formatting: Times New Roman (12); First Line Hanging; No space between paragraphs; Double spacing in text; Title larger (14), bold and centralised; Authors below title on new line; Discipline name in full with capitals in text; "participants" not "subjects". See examples of published papers on website
  • Indicate level of student research (honours, masters, PhD) in methods section e.g. this research was conducted as part of a masters study
  • Clinical/ practice relevance reported
  • The research content is of interest and important to Allied Health readers: including multi-professional and profession-specific topics
  • Images, graphs, diagrams from other sources: approval obtained from copyright owner and indicated as such, by author for use.
  • Primary studies: data not older than 3 years; reviews: search date not older than 18 months

Author Guidelines

See above general author guidelines , plus please ensure a completed  Author Reporting Standards Checklist is included with your submission (link only active if you are a registered user of the journal). The guidelines have been updated October 2020, earlier submissions will be accepted with the previous guidelines.
Fee for submission: $100 payable to journal at publication stage.

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