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All articles must be submitted a month before the Editorial Calendar Theme, and before the 5th of the month; i.e. for October's theme, articles must be submitted before the 5th of September.

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  2. Running title
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Tables and Charts

All tables must be prepared in Word document, we do not accept picture or screenshot file tables. We prefer the indication of 95% confidence intervals for reports related to statistics, biostatistics or medical statistics.

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Reference Style

References are each numbered, ordered sequentially as they appear in the text. When cited in the text, reference numbers must be in superscript. In the event where mathematics or statistics are included in the main text, square bracket is the preferred option to avoid confusion.

All authors should be included in reference lists unless there are more than three, in which case only the first three authors should be given, followed by 'et al.'

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetes: The Big Picture
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Advocacies in Support of Rare Disease Patients
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye – the Window to your Soul
September:
Infectious Diseases
October:
A change of heart — Cardiovascular diseases
November:
Paediatric Illnesses
December:
Skin Diseases/Allergic Reactions
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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