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Pre-Submission Checklist

What information and files are required during the submission process? Below is a list of statements the Corresponding Author/submitter should be able to agree with before beginning submission.

Further details regarding any information listed here can be found in the submission guidelines or the Medicine® website.

1. The manuscript adheres to Medicine®'s Criteria for Acceptance.

2. I have registered for an ORCID iD.

All submitting Corresponding Authors must provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript to Medicine®. Coauthors are strongly encouraged to provide an ORCID iD but are not required. 

Authors can register for an ORCID iD at

3. I have checked my manuscript using Paperpal Preflight. (optional)

We recommend that you check your manuscript using the Paperpal Preflight screening tool. Preflight helps you identify the most common errors and omissions, like a missing conflict of interest statement, missing word count, or too long an abstract.

Authors can check their manuscripts here at

4. I have the required files for submission and all files are formatted according to the submission guidelines.

More information on submission file formatting can be in the Information for Authors guidelines.

5. I have selected a section category, keywords, and at least two classifications for the manuscript.

Section Categories and Classifications help the journal identify appropriate reviewers and Academic Editors. By selecting the relevant classifications, the journal editors can accurately match your paper with an appropriate reviewer.

Keywords are important because they help with indexing your article. Using accurate and concise keywords increase the discoverability of your research through Search Engine Optimization.

6. I have both a full title and a short title.

The full title should be specific, descriptive, concise, and comprehensible to readers outside the subject field. Avoid abbreviations if possible. A strong title can help researchers and readers find your manuscript when searching for relevant papers. 

7. I have all relevant and correct author information including:

    • Full names, including initials (if applicable)
    • Institutions and affiliations
    • Degrees
    • Email and contact information
    • Author contributions
    • Author order list
    • Author conflicts of interest
    • Funding information for each author

Medicine® considers the final author list to be complete at the time of the first revision submission. Please be sure to check that all authors are properly listed on the revision submission, this includes the spelling of an author's name, their designated degrees, and order of authors listed. Medicine® will not allow changes to authorship after acceptance.

More information on authorship can be found in the Authorship Section in the Information for Authors.

8. I can provide the following information (if applicable):

9. I can agree to the statement of non-duplication and non-dual submission as outlined in the submission guidelines.

During the Additional Information section of the submission process, all authors must certify that their manuscript is a unique submission and is not being considered for publication by any other source in any medium. Further, the manuscript has not been published, in part or in full, in any form. Work published or presented as an abstract at a professional meeting will be considered.

If the submitted manuscript has been published or has been submitted to another journal and is being considered for publication, the authors must declare such submission and/ or publications during the submission process.

10. I have read and agreed to the License to Publish form.

11. I have selected a Creative Commons license for the publication.

Authors of Original Studies will have the choice to select between the CCBY-NC and CCBY licenses. All Case Reports and Study Protocols will be published under the CCBY license.

12. I can confirm whether the datasets will be submitted to a data repository before or after publication.