Manuscript Formatting
Tobacco Prevention & Cessation manuscripts are reviewed with the understanding that they:
  • are original
  • are not under consideration by any other publisher
  • have not been previously published in whole or in part
  • have not been previously accepted for publication
  • will not be submitted elsewhere until a decision is reached regarding their publication

Text Formatting
All manuscripts should be 1.5 spaced. Margins should be one inch (2.5cm) at the top, bottom and sides of the page. Font size should be 11 point or larger.

Title Page
The title page should list the title of the article and suggestions for a short running title of no more than 40 characters (including spaces). Also include the authors names, affiliations and contact details including email address for the corresponding author.

Authors are asked to supply a structured abstract of 250 words. For research articles and brief reports, the abstract is limited to 250 words and should be structured as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstracts for reviews and other manuscript types are also limited to 250 words but the sub-headings may differ. Letters do not have an abstract.

Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing and for web searches of your manuscript.

Main Text
Use the guidelines in the Types of Articles table to structure the sections. Original Investigations and Brief Report sections are: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion.

Declaration Of Interests
Declare any competing interests for each author. Tobacco Prevention & Cessation adheres to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. The ICMJE Conflict of Interest form is used by E.U. European Publishing.

The sentence should begin: ‘This work was supported by”. Proposal numbers should be complete and accurate and provided in parentheses as follows: “(proposal number xxxx)”

This section is for acknowledging individuals and institutions whose support the authors wish to mention.

References must be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text. The sequence follows the order of first-citation in the text. References cited in figures or tables should be numbered according to the place in the text where that table or figure is first cited. References in the text should be inserted immediately after punctuation (with no word spacing)—for example,[3] not [3].

  • Article citations follow this format: “Authors: Title. Tob Prev Cessation [year], [volume number]:[article number]”
  • Where more than one reference is cited, these should be separated by a comma, for example,[1, 12, 16]. For sequences of consecutive numbers, give the first and last number of the sequence separated by a hyphen, for example,[4-7].
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI): A DOI is a unique character string created to identify a digital object, such as a journal article in an online environment. The DOI is a permanent identifier of all versions of an article and the DOI for a document remains fixed over the lifetime of the document. The DOI must be included in the citation.

Figures And Tables
Tables and Figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript. However authors should ensure that every table or figure is referred to in the body of the text. Each table or figure should be accompanied by a short, descriptive title and in the footnote should define any acronyms, abbreviations or symbols used, statistical methods applied and any other information needed so that the table or figure may stand alone.

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation does not place a limit on the number of tables that an article can contain, however they have to be of value as determined by peer review. Tables should be submitted in their original Word format (not via Excel). Number each table consecutively with in order of appearance in the text. Avoid using vertical rules. Horizontal rules should be used only above and below column headings and at the bottom of the table. Do not create a table using only tabs or spaces to create columns. Tables should not duplicate material contained in the main text.

Figures can be submitted in greyscale, black or white or in color as the journal is published online. The journal prefers that figures be created in Excel. Do not embed a figure file as a picture into Excel or Word, but submit them as individual files. Size the figure to the column or page width of the journal, and set the resolution at 300 dpi or greater.

Article download statistics
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