There are different types of manuscripts published in APP, including Editorials, Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Short Communications, and Case Studies. Please see the brief guide to submission for more information.
APP follows Vancouver style of referencing, the referencing list for all types of articles must be set accordingly.
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. (for specific study designs see also CONSORT, STROBE, MOOSE, STARD)
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 2500 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. (for Systematic reviews & meta-analysis see PRISMA guidelines)
*The methodology of a review article must give an overall representation of the methodological approach. The number of articles cited for the literature review, selection criteria, the databases used for literature search and the papers of which time duration, were focused during the search.
Case studies make other researchers aware of the possibility that a specific phenomenon might occur. The format of Case Studies in APP includes Structured Abstract (Background, Case Presentation, Management & Results, Conclusion), Keywords, Introduction, Case Presentation, Management & treatment, Results, Discussion, Conflicts of interests, Acknowledgment, Funding Source & Reference section.