Formatting @ Submission

The Asian Bioethics Review requires minimal formatting at submission. A paper can be submitted in any recognised international format style for the purposes of peer review. Final House Style formatting need only be addressed at the revision stage, i.e. before final acceptance of a manuscript. These requirements are discussed further under ‘Formatting @ Revision’.

At submission, these are the only essential requirements for the manuscript:

  • NO author details (as review is double-blind)
  • Editable format (such as MS Word, not PDF)
  • Title
  • Abstract (250 words)
  • Keywords (4-6)

Both keywords and abstracts are important for online discoverability of your publication. Therefore, please provide 4 to 6 keywords. Try to avoid overly generic ones such as ‘bioethics’, ‘philosophy’ or ‘law’. Similarly, try to avoid lengthy keywords. Please submit an abstract of about 250 words. It should be a concise summary of the whole paper, as continuous text (NOT structured with sub-headings), and without citations. Author details and various declarations and disclosures have to be included on a separate cover page only.