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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 (in separate document and uploaded)
  • Blinded document with no author identifying details
  • 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
  • List of 4 keywords within manuscript
  • Tables and figures as separate files
  • The locations of the linked files (tables, figures) are clearly indicated and labelled within the document
  • In grammatically well written English: British or Australian
  • Nomination of two recommended reviewers and their e-mail addresses (indicated in separate doc and uploaded)
  • Four key messages in manuscript
  • Declarations: conflict of interest, funding, authorship, ethics approval (if appropriate); submission to alternative journals (indicated in main document)
  • Indicate type of paper on system and adhere to corresponding word count: 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
  • 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.

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