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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.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, or Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Title Page: When submitting a manuscript for peer review, it is necessary to include the title, your name, affiliation, and contact details (including email address) on a separate title page. This title page should be uploaded as a separate document. Additionally, the title of the paper should be mentioned on the first page of the manuscript before the abstract.

Thank you for considering the "Archives of Critical Care Medicine" Journal, for your research publication. To ensure a smooth submission process and to maintain consistency in our articles, we have prepared the following author guidelines. These guidelines include bibliography and formatting standards, as well as examples of common citation formats to be used in submissions.

1. General Guidelines:

  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English.

  • The preferred file format for submission is Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or OpenOffice document file format.

  • Use 12-point Times New Roman font, single spacing, and 1-inch margins, employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points

  • Number the pages consecutively in the bottom right-hand corner.

  • Use headings to organize sections of your manuscript (e.g., Introduction, Material & Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion).

  • All manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief.

  • Submissions should strictly adhere to the journal's scope and focus on topics related to critical care medicine.

2. Structure of Manuscript:

  • Title Page:

Include the title of the manuscript, a short running title (not exceeding 50 characters), the names of all authors with their affiliations, the corresponding author's name with complete contact details, and any disclaimers or funding acknowledgments.

  • Abstract:

    • Provide a structured abstract of no more than 500 words, including sections on Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

    • Clearly state the objective, methods, results, and conclusions of your study.

    • Avoid abbreviations and references in the abstract.

  • Keywords:

Include a list of 4-6 keywords that accurately represent the content of your manuscript.

  • Introduction:

    • Clearly state the research question or aim of the study.

    • Provide a concise review of the relevant literature to contextualize your work.

    • Outline the hypothesis or hypotheses being tested.

  • Material & Methods:

    • Clearly describe the study design, including details on participants, interventions, measurements, and data analysis.

    • Clearly state any ethical considerations, including approval from relevant institutional review boards or ethics committees.

    • Provide references for well-established methods, but avoid duplicating information that is readily available in standard textbooks.

  • Results:

    • Present your findings in a logical and structured manner.

    • Use tables, figures, and graphs to enhance the clarity of your data.

    • Avoid redundancy with the text, but highlight the key observations and statistical analyses.

  • Discussion:

    • Interpret your findings and relate them to existing literature.

    • Discuss the strengths and limitations of your study.

    • Clearly state the implications of your study and any recommendations for future research.

  • Conclusion:

Summarize the main findings and their implications for clinical practice or future research.

  • Acknowledgments:

Include any necessary acknowledgments but ensure that all contributors have given their permission to be acknowledged.

  • Conflict of Interest:

Disclose any potential conflicts of interest or financial disclosures.

  • Reference 

  • The reference list should contain all sources cited in the manuscript, arranged numerically in the order they are cited. The reference list should follow the Vancouver citation style.

  • Each reference should be listed numerically, starting from the number 1, and given a separate line.

  • The elements of each reference should follow a specific order: author (s), title of the article (or chapter/book title for editing works), journal/book title, publication year, volume (if applicable), issue or edition (if applicable), and page numbers.

  • For journal articles, include the author's last name followed by their initials, separated by commas. The title of the article should be in sentence case, with only the first letter of the title and any subtitles capitalized. The journal title should be abbreviated according to the style, followed by the publication year in parentheses, the volume number in italics, the issue number in parentheses, and the page range. Here's an example of a properly formatted reference entry in the Vancouver style:

Smith AB, Johnson CD. The role of antioxidants in preventing oxidative stress. J Nutr. 2019;142(6):101-115.

  • For books, the author's name(s) should be followed by the book title in sentence case, with the first letter of the title and any subtitles capitalized. The publication city, publisher, and year of publication should also be included.

Thompson DE. Principles of Molecular Biology. New York: Wiley Publishing; 2012.

  • For online sources, provide the author's name(s), the title of the article or webpage, the website name, the publication or update date (if available), and the URL.

Wilson EF, Jenkins M. The impact of social media on political discourse. Online Social Science Review. 2014;18(2):134-150. https://www.onlinesocialsciencereview.com/politicaldiscourse.

Ensure that the references are presented in a consistent format throughout the reference list. By following these guidelines, the reference list of your manuscript will be organized and compliant with the Vancouver citation style. Remember, accuracy and consistency are key in creating a professional and reliable reference list.