Manuscript Categories

There are different types of manuscripts published in APP, including Editorials, Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Short Communications, and Case Studies.

Editorials are short, invited opinions from the author that discuss an issue of immediate importance to the community. Editorials should have fewer than 1000 words total, no abstract, a minimal number of references (definitely no more than 5), and no figures or tables (although they do have a photograph of the author as an illustration).

 Original Research Articles are the most common type of journal manuscripts. The structure of research article preferred by APP includes title, Structured Abstract (including background, methodology, results and conclusion), Introduction, Keywords, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Conflicts of interests, Acknowledgment, Funding Source & Reference section.

 Short Communications may focus on a particular aspect of a problem or a new finding that is expected to have a significant impact. Short Communications are limited to 3000 words. The paper should contain Structured Abstract (including background, methodology, results and conclusion), Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Conflicts of interests, Acknowledgment, Funding Source & Reference section. The manuscript should contain no more than 6 figures or tables, combined. The abstract is limited to 100 words. Short Communications will appear at the end of the topical sections in the journal table of contents.

 Review Articles provide a comprehensive summary of previous research studies on a certain topic. Reviews commonly cite approximately 100 primary research articles. A review article to be published in APP must include Structured Abstract (including background, methodology*, results and conclusion) Keywords, Main body, followed by Conclusion, Conflicts of interests, Acknowledgment, Funding Source & Reference section.  The main body of the review article can be sub-divided with sub-headings.

*the methodology must mention the number of articles cited for the literature review, the databases used for search and the papers of which time duration were searched. 

Case studies make other researchers aware of the possibility that a specific phenomenon might occur. The format of Case Studies in APP include Structured Abstract (Background, Case Presentation, Management & Results, Conclusion), Keywords, Introduction, Case Presentation, Management & treatment, Results, Discussion, Conflicts of interests, Acknowledgment, Funding Source & Reference section.