Clinical Reviews and Opinions

  • Abbreviation: Clin. Rev. Opinions
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2553
  • DOI: 10.5897/CRO
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 40

CRO - Instructions for Authors


Authors should read the editorial policy and publication ethics before submitting their manuscripts. Authors should also use the appropriate reporting guidelines in preparing their manuscripts.
Studies involving human subjects should be conducted according to the World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects.
Responsible reporting of research studies, which includes a complete, transparent, accurate and timely account of what was done and what was found during a research study, is an integral part of good research and publication practice and not an optional extra.
CRO supports initiatives aimed at improving the reporting of health research. Authors should follow these guidelines when drafting their manuscripts.
Randomised controlled trials
Observational studies in epidemiology
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Studies of diagnostic accuracy
Qualitative research
Synthesis of qualitative research
Quality improvement in health care
Economic evaluations of health interventions
Case reports
Basic statistical reporting
Authors should endeavour to address all items recommended by the guidelines (as a minimum). Adherence to recommended reporting guidelines will increase the probability of manuscripts to be accepted for publication. 
The EQUATOR website provides a central repository of up-to-date reporting guidelines and other resources that assist authors to prepare a good research manuscript.
The manuscript handling fee for CRO is $750 (USD). 
The type of article should determine the manuscript structure. However, the general structure for articles should follow the IMRAD structure. Authors are also encouraged to follow the appropriate reporting guidelines as stated by the Equator-Network in preparing their manuscripts.
The title phrase should be brief.
List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name).
Affiliations of authors (department and institution).
Emails and phone numbers.
The abstract should be less than 300 words. Abstract may be presented either in unstructured or structured format. The keywords should be less than 10.
Abbreviation should be used only for non standard and very long terms.
The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner.
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.
Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the study.
Acknowledgement of people, funds etc should be brief.
Tables should be kept to a minimum.
Tables should have a short descriptive title.
The unit of measurement used in a table should be stated.
Tables should be numbered consecutively.
Tables should be organized in Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheet.
Figures/Graphics should be prepared in GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint.
Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.
References should be listed in an alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOIs, PubMed IDs and links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available.
Goren A, Laufer J, Yativ N, Kuint J, Ben Ackon M, Rubinshtein M, Paret G, Augarten A (2001). Transillumination of the palm for venipuncture in infants. Pediatric. Emerg. Care 17:130-131.
Mishra A, Mishra SC (2001). Cost-effective diagnostic nasal endoscopy with modified otoscope. J. Laryngol. Otol. 115:648-649.
Authors are issued an Acceptance Certificate for manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.
Once a manuscript has been accepted, the corresponding author will be contacted to make the necessary payment of the manuscript handling fee. Kindly note that on the manuscript management system, the payment option is ONLY enabled for manuscripts that have been accepted for publication.
Prior to publication, a proof is sent to the corresponding author. Authors are advised to read the proof and correct minor typographical or grammatical errors. Authors should promptly return proofs to the editorial office.
Once proofs are received at the editorial office, the manuscripts are usually included in the next issue of the journal. The article will thereafter be published on the journal’s website
After the article is made available on the journal’s website, a publication notice is sent to the corresponding author with links to the issue and article.
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