Please follow the instructions document attached.

Submit a 2,500 words (exclude abstract, tables, figures and references) project protocol

Project protocol should be formatted according to the BMJ open guidelines ( When submitting your project protocol, please ensure that you have included the following: Title, Abstract, Main protocol, References, Tables, Figures and Appendices (if applicable). Your project protocol will differ depending on the methodology of your proposed project. It will be extremely useful for you to be aware of the various guidelines that are available for different methodologies. For example: if you are choosing to do a systematic review, PRISMA guidelines should be followed.