Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- This submission has not been previously published nor is it before another journal for consideration.
- All authors have consented to the publication of this submission in the Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery and have been correctly cited and acknowledged.
- All authors who are not a member of ASPS or NZAPS have provided evidence of their qualifications to the corresponding author and these have been emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- All authors have completed a conflict of interest form. The conflict of interest form can be found here.
- All patient consent forms have been completed. The consent form can be found here.
- This submissions is in Microsoft Word file format (.doc, .docx)
- This submission includes a separate title page that adheres to the content requirements set out in AJOPS Author guidelines
- This main manuscript has all identifying information removed and adheres to the content requirements set out in AJOPS Author guidelines
- This submission complies with the applicable format set out in the AJOPS Author guidelines for word limit, abstracts, figures and tables, and references.
- Figures for this submission are supplied as separate files with the figure number in the file name
- Tables are presented on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.
- The manuscript text is single spaced and pages are consecutively numbered pages with the number placed in the top right-hand corner of each page as set out in AJOPS Author guidelines
- The references follow the Vancouver style and are numbered sequentially in the text and ordered numerically in the reference list at the end of the manuscript using Arabic numbers as outlined in the AJOPS style guidelines
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