Abstract – preparation

For Original research articles structured abstracts of 200-300 words are preferred. A structured abstract contains the following sections:
Introduction – describing the problem
Aim of the study – describing the purpose of the study
Materials and methods – describing how the study was performed
Results – describing the primary results
Conclusions – reporting what the authors concluded from the findings and any clinical implications

For Case reports the abstract should be up to 200 words and structured as following:
Introduction – describing the problem
Case presentation – describing all relevant details concerning the case
Conclusion – describing the importance and relevance of the case

Systematic reviews should have a structured summary including, as applicable: background; objectives; data sources; study eligibility criteria, participants and interventions; study appraisal and synthesis methods; results; limitations; conclusions and implications of key findings; systematic review registration number in accordance of PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines.

Randomized controlled trials submitted to SEJODR should be prepared according to the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) guidelines. See details and guidelines here: www.consort-statement.org.