2. Cover letter
    1. Title
    2. Explanation of any conflict of interest
    3. Justifications of submission to EJHD
    4. Suggest three potential reviewers
    5. Statement that submission is solely to this journal
    6. Novelty and research highlights
    7. Signed copyright by all authors
  3. Signed authorship statement from all authors (The EJHD Authorship Responsibility, Acknowledgment, Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest, and Publishing Agreement)
  4. Title page (different from the main text)
    1. Title of article

The title should be as clear as possible so that is concisely summarizes the paper

  1.    List all authors’ names, institutional affiliations and ORCID ID if available
  1. Abstract

The abstract should be concise (maximum of 300 words). This should stand-alone and should not be part of the document.

  1. Background: What issues led to this work? What is the environment that makes this work interesting or important?
  2. Objective/Aim
  3. Methods: how the study was done (setting, sources of data, collection, analysis etc.)
  4. Results: What were the main findings of the study, with appropriate illustrations?
  5. Discussion: Interpretation of the findings. What do the results mean vis-à-vis available evidence and one’s own experience?
  6. Conclusions: What would you say about the study in its totality, and what do you send as a message to different stakeholders on why are the results are important?
  7. Key words: words or phrases that you feel capture the most important aspects of your paper
  1. Introduction
    1. Indicate the field of the work, why this field is important, and what has already been done
    2. Indicate a gap, raise a research question, or challenge from previous work in this territory
    3. Outline the purpose and announce the present research, clearly indicating what is novel and why it is significant
    4. Avoid repeating the abstract; providing unnecessary background information; exaggerating the importance of work
  2. Methods
    1. Describe how the results were generated with sufficient detail so that an independent researcher (working in the same field) could reproduce the results sufficiently to allow validation of the conclusions. The authors shall provide detailed information on the design, study participants, data collection and measurements
    2. Has the chosen method been justified (design, assumptions for sampling, study participants and selection, tools for data collection etc.)?
    3. Are data analysis and statistical approaches and tools, with assumptions and biases, considered?
    4. Avoid including results in the method section; including extraneous details (unnecessary to enable reproducibility or judge validity); treating the method as a chronological history of what happened; unneeded references to commercial products; references to “proprietary” products or processes unavailable to the reader
    5. Ethical Statement should be included after the section on ‘Methods’
  3. Results
    1. Present the results of the paper, in logical order, starting with characterizing study participants
    2. Cross-check if objectives of the study are all addressed
    3. Consider use of tables, graphs and illustrations as necessary not more than five
    4. Tables/Figures should be presented within the text
  1. Discussion
    1. Chose key results that you want to discuss – explain by way of shedding light on what the result means
    2. What does the result mean in view of existing evidence?
    3. Summarize if the results were expected or not and why
    4. Avoid discussing results that are not presented in the ‘Results’ section
  1. Conclusions
    1. Provide a very brief summary of Results and Discussion – no repetition of results
    2. Emphasize the implications of the findings, explaining how the work is significant and providing the key message(s) the author wishes to convey
    3. Provide the most general claims that can be supported by the evidence
    4. Provide suggested future perspective on the work (recommendations)
    5. Avoid: repeating the abstract; repeating background information from the introduction; introducing new evidence or new arguments not found in the ‘Results’ and ‘Discussion’ sections; failing to address all of the research questions set out in the ‘Introduction’
  2. Conflict of interest statement with respect to funding and so on
  3. Contribution of authors
  4. References – make sure to follow Vancouver style:
    1. Include contemporary citations that provide sufficient context to allow for critical analysis of this work by others
    2. Include citations that give the reader sources of background and related material so that the current work can be understood by the target audience
    3. Include citations that acknowledge and give credit to sources relied upon for this work
    4. Use Vancouver referencing style (for more information
  5. Figures and Tables
    1. Ensure that the Figures accurately and carefully document the data and their context
    2. Provide appropriate titles that best describe the content
    3. Figures and Tables should appear in the last page of the document
    4. Total number of combined Tables and Figures should not exceed five

General Formatting

  1. The document should be prepared in the order of sections described above
  2. Authors’ names and affiliations should be strictly uploaded in a different Word file.
  3. Font size should be 12pt Times New Roman
  4. Space between lines should be double
  5. The absolute word limit, excluding abstract, is 3,500 words for Original Article and perspectives, 1,500 for brief communication and commentary, 750 for letters to the editor excluding the title page, abstract, tables and illustrations.
  6. The main manuscript should include continuous line and page number