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- Please suggest 3-6 potential reviewers and provide their detailed contact information including names, academic ranks, affiliations, and email addresses in the "Suggested reviewers" field. It is important that the authors suggest credible reviewers that are free from any potential conflict of interest. Please do not suggest reviewers from your same university or colleagues.
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A note on case reports: Please do not submit case reports to this journal as they are not considered for publication.
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