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Submission Guidelines

PRAS presentsthe journal as an open-access model.wherereaders can access the content with completepublication standards with high-production quality from the publisher. Allpeer-reviewed articles subject to be peer-reviewed by the experts. Published under the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license, allowing maximum dissemination of scientific studies.

Authors must conform to the publishing guidelines and with the Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policies as well.


Here in PRAS open, weacceptmanuscripts for publication. All submitted Articles to be published with us are subject to peer reviews, which will beconducted by field experts. Authors are free tosubmit manuscripts withpositive, negative or inconclusive data. Read Author Guidelines to know more details about the article types to be considered for the journal. If you are planning to submit an article, click here.

Author Guidelines

This section is anoutline on how to prepare articles for submission to PRAS open. It is recommended to read the followingguidelines prior to submission of articles. Authors who will be submitting original research, observational studies, health economic evaluations, systematic reviews and meta-analyses should complete the required checklist when completing their article, and must submit the final articlealongside their manuscript ifpossible.

When submitting a new manuscript, an authormust download and fill up the form.Without the filled form, the submitted manuscript will automatically be rejected.

General manuscript information (Title, Authors, Corresponding Author)
Type of article that the manuscript represents
Number of pages (excluding abstract, acknowledgments, figure legends, and references). This allows the Editor as well as thereviewers to assess whether or not the information in the paper warrants the amount of space devoted to it, and whether the submitted manuscript fits within the journal’s page limits.
The number of Figures and Tables
Names and addresses of at least two reviewers (optional)
A statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest, if that information is not included in the manuscript itself
Statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors
Copies of any permission to reproduce published material, to use illustrations or report information about identifiable people, or to name people for their contributions must accompany the manuscript
Any additional information that may be helpful to the Editor

Manuscript Format.

The manuscript mustnot go beyond20 A4 pages, with the standard margins of 2.5cm,excluding thereferences, tables and other figures. The editorial holds rights to all the necessary changes to the language and style of the original manuscript needed to remainto the uniform standards of the journal.

Manuscripts, withall text, references, tables, legends, and other figures) should be typed, double-spaced in English, with 11-point Arial font and all pages numbered in the lower right corner of each page, starting fromthe title page. Thepreferred file type for new submissions of manuscript is Word Doc documents. Figures should be formattedina separate digital file (readfigure preparation instructions below).

Article sections.

Follow the arrangement of the elements inthe manuscript as follows:

Title page
Figure legends

Title page. This should include:

The title of the article:

The title of the article must be written in English language. It should include a maximum number of 100 characters without spaces. The title mustreflect the content written onthe article. In writing a title, avoid using declarative statements, subtitles questions, and titles that enticebut do not inform readers of its content.

Full names of each author with institutional affiliations:

Full names of all authors should be included in the title page as well. Their institutional information, such as the address where the work originated, must also be indicated. Also, it’s important to avoid using abbreviations of author titles, should they be academic or professional titles.

Reprints and correspondence:

Please also provide the full name and the complete address, telephone and fax numbers of the representingauthors, where all communications, proofs and reprint requests aresent to.


Abstract mustbe written in the English language. It should consist a maximum number of 250 words, organized inparagraphs depending on the type of the article ( original scientific article, paragraphs should be labeled Aim, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions). The abstract should presentthe background or the context ofthe study,with its purposes, basic procedures (selection of study subjects or laboratory animals, observational and analytical methods), main findings (giving specific effect sizes and their statistical significance), and principal conclusions stated briefly, but completely. For all clinical trials (see Medicina© Policies), the trial registry name and registration number must be stated at the end of the Abstract.


Directly below the abstract, there should be a list of 3-6 key words. . These key words should associatethe content inthe manuscript.Key words shouldalso not consist of words or phrases that can be seen in the title, as these wordsare used for indexing purposes. Each of the words should be arranged in alphabetical order, separated by a comma (,).


All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. Corresponding authors should declare whether or not they had assistance with study design, data collection, data analysis, or manuscript preparation. If such assistance was available, the authors should disclose the identity of the people that provided this assistance and the entity that supported it in the published article. Grant, financial and material support should also be acknowledged. All acknowledgments should be typed in one separate paragraph that directly precedes the reference section. TheAbbreviations inclusion of individuals and/or of institutions in the acknowledgment section in a manuscript requires a signed approval from each individual mentioned in the acknowledgment and/or of an authorized individual representing the institution(s) that clearly states that the individual(s) and/or institution(s) agree to be named in an acknowledgment section of the paper. Illustrations from other publications must be acknowledged. The corresponding author must sign the Acknowledgment Section of the Copyright Transfer Form.


The Editorial department checks thereferences to check for validity.However, authors are the ones who are responsible for the accuracy of the references.Text, tables and legends in references must be formattedas superscript Arabic numerals, consecutivelynumberedsuch order that they appear in the text. In the last part of the references section, They mustbe listed as full citations with double spacing in numerical order. The order should correspond to the order of citation in the text. References for the tables, legends, and figures should be numbered according to the sequence from the first identification of the particular table, legend orfigurein the text. After referencing all of the citations, all subsequent citations should be formatted to the original number. If there are more than two consecutive references, please separate them usinga dash.


Abbreviations for titles of utilized medical journals should correspond with the abbreviations used in the latest edition of Index Medicus (please visit Ifpossible, authors must use recent papers as references. An asterisk symbol (*) is used to identify papers of particular interest. When using references, authors should include a brief explanantion as to why the reference is of interest in the study.If there are more than two consecutive references, please separate them using a dash.