Formatting Guide

CATHALOGUE publishes a variety of manuscript types, including Editorials, Case Reports, Clinical Case Series, Commentaries, and Letters to the Editor. Please refer to the following guide for submission details.


Editorials are concise, invited opinions that address timely and significant issues within the community. They should not exceed a total of 1000 words and should contain a minimal number of references (no more than 10. Ideally, editorials should not include figures or tables. However, if necessary, a maximum of one figure or table can be incorporated. Editorials should not have more than three authors.

Referencing Style

CATHALOGUE employs the Vancouver style of referencing. It is important to format the reference list in accordance with this style for all types of articles.

Case Report/Case Series

Title: Provide a concise and descriptive title that accurately reflects the content of the case report or case series.

Structured Abstract: Include a structured abstract that follows the sections below:

Introduction: Briefly describe the background and context of the case or cases presented.

Case Presentation: Provide a clear and detailed description of the patient's or patients' demographic information, relevant medical history, presenting symptoms, and any pertinent physical examination findings.

Management & Results: Describe the diagnostic assessment, therapeutic interventions, and management strategies employed for the case(s). Present the treatment outcomes and any relevant laboratory results, imaging findings, or other investigations.

Conclusion: Summarize the main findings and outcomes of the case(s) presented.

Keywords: Include a list of keywords that accurately represent the content and main aspects of the case report or case series.

Introduction: Provide a brief introduction that outlines the purpose and significance of the case report or case series. Explain the rationale behind reporting these specific cases and their relevance to the field.

Case Presentation: Present each case in detail, including relevant patient demographics, medical history, symptoms, physical examination findings, and any other pertinent information. Ensure that the description is clear, concise, and organized.

Diagnostic Assessment: Describe the diagnostic assessment methods used, including laboratory tests, imaging studies, histopathological analysis, or any other diagnostic tools employed to establish the diagnosis.

Therapeutic Intervention: Explain the therapeutic interventions or management strategies implemented for each case. Include details on medications, surgical procedures, therapeutic techniques, or other treatment modalities used.

Follow-up and Outcomes: Provide information on the follow-up period, including any subsequent visits, investigations, or treatment adjustments. Discuss the outcomes of the interventions and their impact on the patient's condition or prognosis.

Discussion: Analyze and interpret the presented cases in the context of existing literature. Discuss the unique aspects, clinical implications, or lessons learned from the cases. Compare and contrast your findings with similar cases reported in the literature.

Conclusion and Learning Points: Summarize the key findings and conclusions drawn from the case report or case series. Highlight any important lessons or clinical insights gained from the cases.

References: Include a list of all the references cited in the case report or case series. Follow the Vancouver style of referencing as specified by CATHALOGUE.

Conflicts of Interest: Disclose any conflicts of interest, financial relationships, or competing interests that may have influenced the reporting or interpretation of the cases.

Acknowledgment: Acknowledge individuals or institutions that have contributed to the case report or case series but do not meet the criteria for authorship.

Funding Source: Specify any funding or financial support received for the research, writing, or publication of the case report or case series.


Commentary  in CATHALOGUE provide an opportunity to engage with the focal article by presenting a critical challenge, an elaboration or extension, an application of a theoretical or methodological perspective, a reflection on personal experiences, or a comment on the applicability of the issues raised. Please follow the formatting guidelines below for writing your commentary:

Title: Choose a concise and descriptive title for your commentary.


  • Provide a brief overview of the focal article to establish context.
  • Clearly state the purpose and focus of your commentary.

Main Body:

Depending on the nature of your commentary, address one or more of the following aspects:

  1. a) Critical Challenge:
  • Identify the aspect(s) of the focal article you intend to challenge.
  • Present arguments and evidence supporting an alternative position.
  • Critically analyze and counter arguments made in the focal article.
  1. b) Elaboration or Extension:
  • Discuss your agreement with the position taken in the focal article.
  • Expand upon the arguments and evidence presented in the focal article.
  • Push the argument further by introducing additional perspectives or insights.
  1. c) Theoretical or Methodological Application:
  • Apply a relevant theoretical or methodological perspective to the issues addressed in the focal article.
  • Explain how this perspective sheds light on the topic or enhances understanding.
  1. d) Reflection on Personal Experiences:
  • Share personal experiences related to the issues addressed in the focal article, particularly in health and well-being settings.
  • Reflect on the implications of these experiences and their alignment with the focal article.
  1. e) Applicability to Other Settings or Cultures:
  • Evaluate the generalizability of the issues raised in the focal article to different settings or cultures.
  • Discuss potential challenges or adaptations required for application in other contexts.


  • Summarize the key points of your commentary.
  • Provide a concise conclusion that reinforces your main arguments or insights.


Include a reference list following the Vancouver style for all cited sources.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor in CATHALOGUE provide an opportunity for readers to express their opinions, comments, or feedback on articles previously published in the journal. Please follow the formatting guidelines below when writing your letter:

Title: Choose a concise and descriptive title for your letter.

Salutation: Begin your letter with a respectful salutation such as "Dear Editor" or "To the Editor."


  • Clearly state the purpose of your letter and the article you are addressing.
  • Provide a brief summary or reference to the specific article you are responding to.

Main Body:

  • Present your opinion, comment, or feedback in a clear and concise manner.
  • Support your arguments with relevant evidence, examples, or references as appropriate.
  • Stay focused on the topic and avoid unrelated tangents.


  • Summarize your main points and reiterate your overall opinion or feedback.
  • Provide a concise and impactful closing statement.


  • End your letter with a courteous sign-off, such as "Sincerely" or "Best regards."
  • Include your name, affiliation, and contact information.


  • If you reference any sources, include a reference list following the Vancouver style for all cited sources.