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How to submit a manuscript
The CEO has on online submission and peer review system. Manu-scripts should be submitted online at and the instructions on the site should be closely followed. Authors may submit manuscripts and tract their progress to final decision.
Text: To facilitate the review process, manuscripts must be in Microsoft Word format (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Use basic fonts such as Arial, Courier, Helvetica, Times, or Times New Roman no smaller than 10 points. Special or mathematical characters and Greek letters, which are not on a standard keyboard, must be created using the Symbol font. Manuscripts should be submitted as a single document with the information in the following order; abbreviated title page, abstract, text, appendix, references, tables (embedded), and captions.

Illustrations: Do not reveal your identity anywhere in the document. Full title page, acknowledgements, and supplemental material should be submitted as separate files. All figure parts relating to one patient should have the same figure number. In the case of multiple prints bearing the same number, use English letters after the numerals to indicate the correct order.

Log on to if you do not have an account, click on the “Create Account” link. If you have an account, but do not know your password, click the “Forgot Your Password?” link. Otherwise, enter your Use ID and password into the boxes provided, and click. At the welcome screen, click on “Submit a Manu-script”. And then, click “New Submissions” link to submit a new manuscript and follow steps 1-5.

Step 1. Manuscript Type, Title and Abstract
Select manuscript type, and enter your title and abstract into the appropriate boxes. You can cut and paste from your document. If you need to insert a special character, click the “Special Characters” button. If you are submitting a manuscript that does not require an Abstract, please type N/A in the Abstract box.

Step 2. Authors and Institutions
Enter your co-authors’ information in the boxes under “Add a New Author”, then click “Add to My Authors”.

Step 3. File Upload
The manuscript file should not include author’s name or name of organization where the author works. Upload and select the correct file designation for each. All images should be inserted into a PowerPoint file. Acceptable file formats are pdf, doc, and ppt, and each files should not be any bigger than 10MB in size.

Step 4. Preview
Review the information in the Preview chart for correctness; make changes as needed.
Confirmation of your submission will be noted. Please note if you have not completed a required step, you will not be able to submit your manuscript.

Step 5. Submit
Manuscript Checklist for Revised Manuscripts
Use this worksheet as a guide during revision process. Please note that all components described in this list must be returned to the CEO Editorial Office, regardless of whether or not revisions were made to a specific component of the revision manuscript.

Date: MS # (if known):
MS Title:

Clean Version
  • Double-space the entire manuscript, including all components of manuscript.
  • If references, tables, or figures are moved, added, or deleted during the revision process, please renumber them to reflect such changes so that all tables, references and figures are cited in a numerical order.

    Annotated Version
  • Underline all revisions.
  • Track changes will not be accepted, because the annotation may be lost in the PDF conversion process.
  • If you cannot produce an electronic copy of the annotated version, a printed copy may be faxed to the CEO Editorial Office at 82-2-711-9091.

    Full Title Page
  • Include the full first and last names, academic degrees (MD, PhD, etc.), and affiliations for all authors.
  • Provide the full address (including street address and zip code), telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

    Blinded Title Page
  • Include only the title of the manuscript.

  • Adhere to CEO’s reference format.

    Figure Legend
  • All figure captions (legends) should appear collectively on one or more pages, separately from the text, and each caption also should be entered as images are uploaded.

  • Prepare any revised illustrations that have been requested, and upload only illustrations that have been requested (All requested figures must be attached even if there are no changes or revisions to the figures).
  • Figure labels should touch the margin of the item being labeled. If possible, digital figure files should be supplied as TIFF files with labels positioned on layers. Do not flatten image or merge layers.

    Point-by-Point Response Letter
  • Please provide a letter that specifies how each of the comments of the Editor and the Reviewer(s) were addressed. A point-by-point response to the reviewers’ comments must be included either in the submission page rebuttal section or an attached file.

    * All of the above information is checked and complete with this manuscript.
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