Short Scientific Communications

Short scientific communications are usually summary of preliminary results or initial research findings that are not yet ready for full presentation. Moreover, it may focus on a particular aspect of a problem or a new finding that is expected to have a significant impact. Such communications are beneficial as they may stimulate discussion leading to additional insights and collaborative work. They can include both larger case series and small sample studies. A maximum of three authors including the corresponding author will be given credit for a short scientific communication.

Short scientific communications shall have a non-structured abstract of no more than 250 words and three to five keywords. The main manuscript should be formatted without section headings in the body of the text with a word count of no more than 2000 words. A maximum of two tables or figures and ten references are allowed.

A declarations section (with the following subheadings: Authors’ contributions, Conflict of interest, Funding, Acknowledgments) shall be placed after the main text and before the References.