Article Types / Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

As implied by the name, a Letter to the Editor is a formal letter addressed to the Editor in Chief, regarding an issue of concern from a reader of the journal. A letter may refer to a recently published article and should not be submitted any later than three months after its publication. For instance, if the article is published in the April issue, the corresponding letter must be submitted online no later than June 30th. Authors can also submit a Letter about the latest developments in their field of expertise (in line with the scope of the Journal), or highlight a relevant issue that needs to be addressed by academics and researchers. 

Keywords (3-10 keywords) are provided for indexing purposes and online searches. Authors are encouraged to browse through articles on similar topics to find appropriate keywords.

Conflict of Interests: Authors must disclose any financial and non-financial competing interests in advance of the review process. They need to declare if they received financial payment for the research, or if they have close relationships with people or entities that could inappropriately influence (bias) their study. Non-financial interests may include the disclosure of any personal, political, religious, ideological, academic and intellectual interests that might bias a study.

If there are no competing interests, add the following statement: “The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper”.

Funding/Support: All sources of financial and material support for the research work are acknowledged in this section.

Please include the name(s) of the funding organization(s) along with the grant number(s). If no funding has been provided for the research, please add the following statement:

This research did not receive any outside funding or support.

References: references conform to the style outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), also referred to as the “Vancouver” style.

References in the text should be numbered sequentially and placed in parentheses. At the end of the manuscript, references are listed in numerical order as they appear in the text.

At least 80% of the references must have article identifiers, such as digital object identifier (DOI) or PubMed PMID (or PubMed central PMCID). Please add these identifiers at the end of your references when available. You can visit the following link to search for DOIs and PMIDs of articles: It is highly recommended to use EndNote software for writing and managing references.


A Letter to the Editor includes a maximum of 1500 words, three 3 authors, and 10 references. A letter is usually accompanied by a REPLY.