Title Page

The title page should include:

1. The title of the article, which should be informative and concise, usually limited to 150 characters. The title should fully reflect the contents of the article and include keywords that will make electronic retrieval both sensitive and specific.

2. Full name of each author (last, given, middle initial) with academic degree(s) and the name and address of the department(s) / institution(s) with which each author is affiliated or to which the work should be attributed.

3. Corresponding author’s name and contact details (mailing address, phone/fax number and email address, including a statement whether the email address may be published). The corresponding author (who does not need to be the first author on the manuscript) will be responsible for all inquiries about the manuscript and reprint requests; a statement that reprints will not be available from the author should be made if such is the case.

4. Disclosure, including financial or funding support (including grants, equipment, drugs). Provide the agency or company name and location, fellowship name, and grant number.

5. The number of tables and figures. It is difficult for editorial staff and reviewers to tell if the tables and figures that should have accompanied a manuscript were actually included unless the numbers of figures and tables that belong to the manuscript are noted on the title page.

6. List of meeting(s) where the material has been previously presented or is under consideration for presentation. Indicate name, place, date of meeting and any prizes or awards (if presented in a contest).

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