Each article should include the following:
1. A heading: “Twelve tips for ….”
2. An abstract: (up to 150 words) of all aspects of the paper, including the conclusions/summary statement. It is not necessary to structure the abstract;
3. An introductory section: putting the topic in context and advising why it is an important one;
4. A series of 12 sections: one for each of the tips, consisting of
(a) the tip number, followed by:
(b) the tip itself, which should be written as an action point, for example “Provide staff development opportunities in the area covered”;
(c) Justify the importance of the tip and provide further details necessary to effectively implement it.
5. A paragraph summing up or drawing conclusions;
6. Supporting references;
7. Notes on contributor(s); intended to give the reader some background information on the authors. A sentence or two on each author is sufficient.
8. Acknowledgments (optional): If included these are intended to refer to people who have contributed to the paper in some way but who do not warrant co-authorship.