ABOUT ARTICLES

Date 14 June 2017

Dear colleagues!

Aptos Scientific department presents recommendations for the types of articles to be published.

We hope, this will help you understand the ways in which you can disseminate your work and identify what kind of article would be suitable for your submission.


• Original Research

• Case Reports

• Reviews

• Perspectives

• Analyses

• Symposia Pieces

• Book Reviews

• Profiles

• Interviews


 

Original Research Articles

Original research articles present a medical or scientific advance. These manuscripts should present well-rounded studies reporting innovative advances that further knowledge about a topic of importance to the fields of medicine. The conclusions of the Original Research Article should clearly be supported by the results. Original Research Articles contain five sections:

(i) Abstract

(ii) Introduction

(iii) Materials and Methods

(iv) Results

(v) Discussion


Case Reports

Case reports describe unusual methods of thread application, a new treatment, an unexpected reactions, difficult cases, or complications. Case reports should include relevant positive and negative findings from history, examination, and investigation and can include clinical photographs. Additionally, the author must make it clear what the case adds to the field of medicine and include an up-to-date review of all previous cases in the field. Case Reports contain five sections:

(i) Abstract

(ii) Introduction

(iii) Case Presentation (clinical presentation, observations, test results, and accompanying figures)

(iv) Discussion

(v) Conclusions


Reviews

Reviews provide a reasoned survey and examination of a particular subject of research in aesthetic medicine. These can be submitted as a Mini-Review or a long review. They should include critical assessment of the works cited, explanations of conflicts in the literature, and analysis of the field. The conclusion must discuss in detail the limitations of current knowledge, future directions to be pursued in research, and the overall importance of the topic in medicine. Reviews contain four sections:

(i) Abstract

(ii) Introduction

(iii) Topics (with headings and subheadings)

(iv) Conclusions and Outlook


Perspectives

Perspectives provide a personal view on medical topics in a clear narrative voice. Articles can relate personal experiences, historical perspective, or scientist profile on people or topics important to medicine. These articles can be submitted as a Brief/Opinion piece or a long perspective. Perspectives contain four sections:

(i) Abstract

(ii) Introduction

(iii) Topics (with headings and subheadings)

(iv) Conclusions and Outlook


Analyses

Analyses provide an in-depth prospective and informed analysis of a policy, major advance, or historical description of a topic related to medicine. Analyses contain four sections:

(i) Abstract

(ii) Introduction

(iii) Topics (with headings and subheadings)

(iv) Conclusions and Outlook


Symposia Pieces

Symposium pieces describe a research symposium or seminar and present the topic covered in the form of a news brief, opinion piece, or mini-review. A news brief summarizes a few talks on the same general topic or issues at a given symposium. This can include a summary of the discussion that followed the symposium or the significance of the talks at a large symposia to a particular field. It is important to indicate the main point of the symposium.

An opinion piece discusses the personal perspectives after a given symposium, including an analysis of the symposium and how this affected the author.

A mini-review can be based on a theme from a given symposium. This may require the author(s) to review articles written by a speaker at that symposium. All symposium pieces should include the following:

(i) Abstract

(ii) Introduction

(iii) Topics (with headings and subheadings) [specifically required for a mini-review]

(iv) Conclusions and Outlook.