Rapid Communication

Last Update: 2021-11-24 10:00:43

We publish two types of rapid communication in our journals:

  • 1) Rapid Communications
  • 2) Clinical Images

1) Rapid Communication:

Articles with the type of Rapid communication are suitable for presenting research that is either novel or that significantly extends previously published research. It also could be used for fast-breaking research updates or other news items like images.


This article type includes:

  • Title page
  • Abstract (plus keywords)
  • Main Text:
    • Text with Figure (maximum two images)
    • Acknowledgments
    • Conflict of Interest statement
    • Funding
    • Ethical Approval
    • Consent
    • Guarantor
    • References
    • Figure legends

Word count:

Please refer here and consider our word count standards.

2) Clinical Images

We publish short articles to train our readers using this article type. Authors are suggested to choose the "Rapid Communication" type during their submission.

Structure and Specifications:

  • Title page
  • Abstract (plus keywords)
  • Main Text:
    • Text (maximum 500 words) including "Key Question, Key Message, and Reply to the main Question."
    • Figures (maximum 2 images):
      • Figures must be Original (Copy from other sources are not accepted)
      • Human rights must be considered in figures (or photos)
    • Conflict of Interest 
    • References (maximum 5)