The definition of Authorship is referenced to the 4 criteria stated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Contributors who meet fewer than 4 of the above criteria for authorship should not be listed as authors, but they should be acknowledged.

Group Authorship

When submitting a manuscript authored by a group, the corresponding author should specify the group name if one exists, and clearly identify the group members who can take credit and responsibility for the work as authors. For more information, refer to ICMJE recommendations.

Instructions for submission

Authors should submit their articles using TAPS online submission portal. All final submissions must be in Word format.

All submissions must be prepared following the Instructions to Authors.

Please also submit a copy of the Manuscript Submission Form. For submission of papers for TAPS thematic issue, please use Manuscript Submission Form (Thematic Only).

All submissions for review are accepted with the understanding that these are original works of authors which have not been previously published. TAPS screens newly submitted manuscripts for similarity to other sources with iThenticate®. Manuscripts that are submitted to or under review with other journals concurrently will be rejected.

The Publisher reserves copyright of all published materials and such materials may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Publisher.


Review Process

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Note: The Editorial Board reserves the right to decide the issue in which the accepted manuscript will be published in. Authors will be notified only after their manuscripts have been published. Thank you for your understanding and patience.