Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in the Comments to the Editor box).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word,¬†OpenOffice, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the guidelines for original articles, case reports/case series, or brief reports.
  • During the submission process, the author has filled in the following data in the Metadata tab: co-author information, abstract, keywords, supporting agencies, and reference list.
  • All co-authors are included in the List of Contributors with the following information: e-mail, country, affiliation.
  • Figures (photographs, charts, illustrations, etc.) must be submitted as separate files in JPG, PNG or TIFF format, have a resolution of at least 300 DPI, and files are labeled according to figure number.
  • All figures have captions and are referenced in order of appearance throughout the text. Although figure files must be submitted separately, they may also be included in the manuscript.
  • Tables are included at the end of the text. All tables have titles and are referenced in order of appearance throughout the text.
  • Copyright permission has been obtained and is included for any table, diagram, or illustration to be reproduced from other publications. Copyrighted items are appropriately acknowledged in the references.
  • Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

Asian JO is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal that accepts manuscripts under three sections:


Original articles
Manuscripts featuring original research that has been conducted and written by the authors themselves. You may download the complete guidelines here.
- Limited to 3,000 words, excluding references, tables, and addenda (i.e. surveys);
- A structured abstract limited to 350 words
- No maximum limit for figures and references.


Case reports/Case series
Manuscripts for case reports feature a maximum of two cases and case series feature reports of three to ten cases, are observational and descriptive, and involve unique or interesting cases in terms of presentation or management. You may download the complete guidelines here.
- Limited to 2,500 words, excluding abstract and references.
- A structured abstract summarizing the case(s) and findings in a maximum of 250 words.
- Maximum of 10 figures and 25 references.



Brief reports
Manuscripts that focus on insightful new clinical findings, understanding of new concepts, or investigational observations. You may download the guidelines here.
- Limited to 1,000 words, excluding abstract and references.
- Unstructured abstract summarizing the article in a maximum of 150 words.
- Maximum of three figures and ten references.


Letters to the Editor
Short letters that constructively discuss the contents of articles published in the journal or provide comments and feedback about the journal in general. This section is not peer-reviewed but is edited.
- Limited to 500 words
- Maximum of five references.


Before submitting your manuscript, please be sure to download the appropriate guidelines for one of the three sections. These documents will help you structure and format your submission. Submissions that do not check all items on the Submission Preparation Checklist or do not abide by the guidelines for each appropriate section will be considered incomplete and returned to the author. Only complete submissions will be considered for peer-review.


During the submission process, please complete the following data in the Metadata tab: co-author information, abstract, keywords, supporting agencies, and reference list.  Please make sure you are registred as an Author; this may be done on your profile page.