Manuscript Limits Policy

Requirements for Authors

In addition to adhering to the limits outlined in the Manuscript Limits table, authors must list counts for the following items on the title page of the manuscript:

  • Abstract word count
  • Text word count
  • Number of references
  • Number of tables and/or figures (total)
  • Number of videos

When submitting revisions, authors must update the counts on the title page of the manuscript. See the manuscript template Word file, available for download from the Author Instructions tab of the submission site.

Peer-review staff will verify that the limits are not exceeded.