Guide for Authors

The author needs to upload two Word files in the following formats: (doc or docx) for each manuscript. Microsoft Word documents should not be locked or protected. The details of the files are as follows: 

1) Title Page 

The Title Page file must contain: 

Title - Specific, descriptive, concise, and understandable to readers outside the field. Titles should be presented in Capitalize Each Word Mode - The first letter in each word is a capital letter. Avoid specialist abbreviations if possible. 

List of authors - Provide the names (first name, second name initials, and last name) and affiliations of all the authors. Affiliations should include department, faculty, university or organization, city, postal code, and country. 

One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author, and his email address needs to be included. 


Acknowledgments: You as the author are free to decide whether to include acknowledgments or not. The acknowledgments section includes the names of people who in some way contributed to the work, but do not fit the criteria to be listed as the authors. 

Conflict of interest: All potential Conflicts of interest must be declared in full, otherwise declare that “No conflict of interest.” 

Financial Disclosure Statement: The statement should include full names of commercial companies that funded the study or authors and URLs to sponsors’ websites, otherwise declare that “No fund was received for this work” 

2)  Manuscript file 

Manuscript text should be one column double-spaced. Do not format text in multiple columns. 

Manuscripts should be organized as follows: 

Abstract - The abstract should briefly introduce the manuscript, not exceeding 300 words. No citations should be included in the abstract. 

Keywords - At least 5 keywords should be included and must be separated by commas. 

  1. Introduction- The introduction section should provide a context for your manuscript. When preparing the introduction, please bear in mind that the introduction should allow readers outside the field to understand the purpose and significance of the study. 
  2. Materials and Methods - The Materials and Methods section should provide enough detail to allow suitably skilled investigators to fully replicate your study.
  3. Results and Discussion - These sections may all be separate, or may be combined to create a mixed Results/Discussion section. They may be further divided into subsections, each with a concise subheading, as appropriate.  
  4. Conclusion– It contains a summarization of the paper’s finding and their importance. 
  5. References - The list of references should be arranged in the order of citation in the text. List only one reference per reference number. 

In the text: 

When you quote or paraphrase from a source (book, article, or webpage) in your paper, you need to insert an in-text citation. 

AMA requires that in-text citations be cited numerically in consecutive order using superscript Arabic numerals.

Use the numerals outside periods and commas.  

  • In a recent report,1 expert stated that the earth is round.

Multiple sources can be cited together.

  • Other reports2,3 recommend eating spinach and oranges.

Creating a References Page

  • This is a separate page at the end of your paper. Each citation in the text must be listed on the References page; each listing on the References page must appear in the text. 
  • Left-justify the word References.  Then double-space and start your list with 1.
  • References are listed numerically in the order they are cited in the text of the paper.  Put a period after each number.
  • Single space for each reference.  Double space between references.
  • If the citation extends to a second line, do NOT indent.

Journal Articles

Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of article: lowercase letter for subtitle. Abbreviated Title of Journal.  Year; Volume number (Issue number): page numbers. DOI


Article with DOI:

Propper L, Cumby J, Uher R, et al. Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder in offspring of parents with depression and bipolar disorder. Br J Psychiatry. June 2017;210(6):408-412.

Article without DOI:

Smith JM, Sullivan SJ, Baxter GD. Massage therapy: more than a modality.  NZ J Phys Ther. 2010;38(2):44-51. 


Author AA, Author BB. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Edition.  Name of publisher; Year of publication.


Cornwall MW, Harris JH, Nyre E. Imaging Handbook for Physical Therapists. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015.


Include the following elements, if available:

  • Authors' names 
  • Title of the specific item cited
  • Name of the website
  • Date published
  • Date updated
  • Date accessed
  • URL


Lourenzi VG. Effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in patients with acute low back pain. Updated April 28, 2015. Accessed January 6, 2020.