Sleep and Breathing
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Page 1: Title Page
The title page should include:
Title of Paper
Names(s) of all authors
Details of corresponding author-Full name, Affiliation, Full postal address, E-Mail/Fax details
Conflict of Interest
Presentation at a conference
Clinical Trial Registration number if required
Number the page-Title page will be page#1
Page 2: Abstract
A structured abstract is required between 150-250 words to be divided into the following headings:
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes
Page 3: Introduction.
The Introduction should state the purpose of the investigation and give a short review
of the pertinent literature (max. one printed page).
Materials and methods
The Materials and methods section should follow the Introduction and should
provide enough information to permit repetition of the experimental work.
For particular chemicals or equipment, the name and location of the supplier should be given in parentheses.
The Results section should describe the outcome of the study. Data should be presented as
concisely as possible, if appropriate in the form of tables or figures, although very large tables should be avoided.
The Discussion should be an interpretation of the results and their significance with reference to
work by other authors.
These should be as brief as possible. Any grant that requires acknowledgement should be mentioned. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
The references should be listed in the order they appear.
The correct Format is as follows: Names of authors, Year, Title, Journal, PP
Hoffstein V (2007) Review of oral appliances for treatment of sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep Breath 11: 1-22
Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see
There are software programmes available which can help in formatting the references (see guidelines section).
The complete and updated instructions for the journal can be found on the following web site:
Sleep and Breathing: http://www.springer.com