Article Types

Open Scientific Publishers (OSP) publishes different types of scholarly literature, some of which require original research and some that are based on other published work. It is important to have a clear idea about the different types of articles before publishing. Below notes will help you understand the ways in which you can disseminate your work and identify what kind of article would be suitable for your study.

Original Article

Article should not contain more than 7000 words; abstract word limit should be 250 words, a maximum of 5 tables and 5 figures, and up to 40 references.


Review articles are usually solicited by the editors, but we will consider unsolicited material. A review article surveys and summarizes previously published studies, rather than reporting new facts or analysis. Review articles are sometimes also called survey articles or, in news publishing, overview articles. Review articles should not contain more than 6000 words; abstract word limit should be 250 words.

Case Report

Case report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports may contain a demographic profile of the patient, but usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence. Article should not contain more than 3000 words; abstract word limit should be 250 words and with maximum of 30 references. Submitted case reports should be unique and the clinical observations to be made on one or more number of patients.


Manuscript should not contain more than 1000 words and with maximum of 10 references. Editorial board members are invited to submit the editorials that are entitled to comment on recently published articles or highlight the ongoing research in the area of interest.

Special Issue Articles

Special issue articles are scientific reports of original research in such areas as economic policy, ethics, law, and health care delivery. The text is limited to 2700 words, with an abstract, a maximum of 8 tables and figures, and up to 40 references.

Mini Review

Article should not contain more than 3000 words; Abstract word limit should be 250 words with Maximum of 40 references. It is a concise review of a particular area where the references needs to be cited within past 5 years.

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor provide a forum for readers to comment about articles recently published in the Journal, and they are a place to publish concise articles, such as reports of novel cases.


Perspective articles are brief, accessible pieces covering a wide variety of timely topics of relevance to health care and medicine. Perspective articles are limited to 1000 to 1200 words and usually include one figure or table.


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Clinical Images

Clinical images are limited to 3 images with maximum of 250 words in case description or image description with 5 references.