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

Clinical Reviews and Opinions publishes updates in all fields of medicine and clinical sciences for the advancement of health care. Such updates review the medical literature and discuss the topic broadly based upon the expertise of the reviewer. In addition to providing simplified versions or summary of the many interrelated developments as a single article, clinical reviews also synthesize newly available data into perspective. CRO also encourages discussion on new developments or improvements in treating challenging cases, covering their respective clinical and diagnosis issues.

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.
 
 

CONSORT

Randomised controlled trials

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STROBE

Observational studies in epidemiology

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PRISMA

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

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STARD

Studies of diagnostic accuracy

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COREQ

Qualitative research

 

 

ENTREQ

Synthesis of qualitative research

 

 

SQUIRE

Quality improvement in health care

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CHEERS

Economic evaluations of health interventions

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CARE

Case reports

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SAMPL

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 acceptance 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.

 
Preparing Your Manuscript
 
Title
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.
 
Abstract
The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. The keywords should be less than 10.
 
Abbreviations
Standard abbreviations should be used all through the manuscript. The use of non-standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be well-defined in the text following their first use.
 
The Introduction
The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner.
 
Materials and methods
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.
 
Results and discussion
Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.
 
Tables and figures
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.
 
Disclosure of conflict of interest
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the study.
 
Acknowledgments
Acknowledgement of people, funds etc should be brief.
                                
References
References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOIs links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available. Names of journals should be presented in full and not abbreviated.
 
Examples:
 
Berelie, Y., Tesfa, E., & Bayko, T. (2019). Utilization of Postnatal Care Services after home delivery in Ethiopia: A Multilevel Logistic Regression Analysis. African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 18(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMHS2018.0008
 
Christomelba D.C. & Ananthan G. (2016). Chitosan derived from the tunic of ascidian Phallusia nigra (Savigny, 1816) showing antibacterial activities and its characterization. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 8(9):91-95. https://doi.org/10.5897/IJMMS2014.1087
 
Ikpeme E.E. & Dixon-Umo O.T. (2016). Disclosure of HIV diagnosis to infected children receiving care in University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research 8(7):93-99. https://doi.org/10.5897/JAHR2016.0374
 
Rachel G., Naomi W. & Kennedy M. (2017). The heterogeneity and distribution patterns of ABO and RH D phenotypes in the voluntary blood donors of Kenya. Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology Research 8(1):1-7. https://doi.org/10.5897/JCIIR2017.0082
   
Acceptance Certificate
Authors are issued an Acceptance Certificate for manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.
 
Before Submission