All manuscripts must contain the following sections at the end of the manuscript, prior to the Reference list:
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help or writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. The involvement of scientific (medical) writers or anyone else who assisted with the preparation of the manuscript content should be explicitly acknowledged, along with their source of funding, in the ‘Acknowledgement section.
All sources of funding for the research reported should be declared. The role of the funding body in the design of the study, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, and manuscript writing should be declared.
Availability of data and materials
Submission of a manuscript to Applis Publications implies that the materials included in the manuscript, including all relevant raw data, may be made freely available to any researchers who wish to use them for non-commercial purposes, while preserving any necessary confidentiality and anonymity.
For our journals, we strongly encourage that all datasets on which the conclusions of the paper depend should be available to readers, unless they are already provided as part of the submitted article. Where datasets are included in the study, authors should include an “Availability of data and materials” section in the article, stating where the data supporting their findings may be found. Authors who do not wish to share their data must state this fact, and also provide an explanation as to why the data are unavailable.
The individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section. Please use initials to refer to each author’s contribution in this section, for example: “FC analyzed and interpreted the patient data regarding the hematological disease and the transplant. RH performed the histological examination of the kidney, and was a major contributor in writing the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.”
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Manuscripts reporting studies involving human participants, identifiable human data or human tissue must include a statement on ethics approval and consent (even where the need for approval was waived), as well as the name of the ethics committee that approved the study and the committee’s reference number if appropriate. Similarly, studies involving animals must include a statement on ethics approval.”
Consent for publication
A statement must be included in the manuscript declaring that the patient, or parent, guardian or next of kin (in case of deceased patients) provided written informed consent for the publication of any associated data and accompanying images. The consent form must be made available to the Editor if requested, and will be treated confidentially”.
Authors, reviewers and editors must declare whether there are any competing interests with regard to the publication of a study. A competing interest exists when the authors’ interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by, or may be perceived to be influenced by, their personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations, such as reimbursement for salaries, equipment or supplies, or a personal belief that may influence their objectivity and motivation, and consequently affect the data interpretation. This can include competing patents, grants, funding, employment, personal relationships and strong ethical beliefs, among other factors. Such conflicts must be declared, as they may affect the integrity or reliability of the science in the study, as well as that of otherwise unassociated studies in the same journal. Competing interest statements for public funding sources, including government agencies, charitable or academic institutions, need not be included.