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Author Guidelines

Files should be saved in Rich Text Format (RTF) to ensure preservation of symbols, Greek letters, and other special characters through e-mail and across various hardware and software platforms. Manuscripts should be divided into the following key sections or other related and appropriate sections, in this order, separated only by a blank line:

  1. Title
  2. Authors (listed as First, Middle, Last Name) by order of contribution to the paper
  3. Institutions (matched by superscript numbers to appropriate authors)
  4. Correspondence address, phone, fax, and e-mail address
  5. Abstract (abstracts must be in structured form, comprising four paragraphs labeled "Background," "Method," "Results," and "Conclusion")
  6. Introduction
  7. Materials and Methods
  8. Results
  9. Discussion
  10. References (numbered and placed numerically by order of citation in text)
  11. Figure Legends
  12. Tables

Case reports may substitute a section called "Case Report" for the Materials/Methods and Results sections. The format for Editorials and Letters to the Editor is unstructured.

Original articles should not exceed 4000 words, including title, abstract, text, figure legends, and references. The combined total of illustrations and tables should not exceed 7, and references should be limited to relevant and instructive sources. Authors should not cite their own previous work without a pressing need to do so.

Case reports are limited to a total of 1600 words including title, abstract, text, figure legends, and references. Editorials are limited to 500 words including any references.

Correspondence, such as Letters to the Editor and Invited Reviews, are limited to 1600 words including references.

Exceptions to the word and figure limits will be made when deemed appropriate by the Editor. The official language is English. Non-English manuscripts will be returned to the author. To facilitate submission, several guidelines should be followed:

  1. Do not separate sections onto individual pages. Separate sections by only a blank line or two.
  2. Do not capitalize or use bold-face type in an attempt to create emphasis.
  3. Use Symbol font when keying in Greek letters, mathematical symbols, or other special characters.
  4. Avoid fancy fonts, sizes, and special kerning or leading in the text.
  5. Do not attempt to make the document "photo-ready" or create any special formatting, pagination, or page layout. The manuscript will be formatted according to journal style.
  6. Prepare the manuscript in Microsoft Word and save in Rich Text Format (RTF).

Figures, photographs, and other artwork can be submitted on this site along with your manuscript. It is important that images be saved at a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi). Figures can only be submitted as TIFF, JPEG, or PNG files. Authors are encouraged to include relevant and instructive photographs. In no circumstances should a patient's name appear on any image, and if a photograph includes an identifiable individual, that person's permission must be given.

Tables may be submitted electronically on this site as separate RTF files, or embedded in the original manuscript file. Tables should not be submitted as images or Power Point slides.

References should be compiled in the order of their first appearance in the manuscript. Authors should be listed by last name followed by their first and middle initials. All subsequent authors are separated by commas. Six or fewer authors should all be listed. If there are more than six authors, three should be listed, followed by the abbreviation et al. Only the first letter of each sentence in the title should be capitalized. Individual references should be constructed in the following order: (1) authors; (2) title; (3) journal; (4) volume; (5) year of publication; (6) issue; (7) page numbers. For example: Watson, J, Kilgore MA, Barney LL, Potts J-M L. Current debates in the world of continuing education. CE Meas. 2006;1:771-774.

First citations of references in the manuscript text should be in numerical order, written in brackets, eg, [3], [4-8], [12,15]; reference citations are placed within the final punctuation of a sentence.


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In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges. These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers.

CE Measure is an Open Access journal. Publishing an article in CE Measure requires Article Processing Charges of $500 that will be billed to the submitting author upon acceptance of the article for publication.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

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