Mention all people who contributed substantially to the study but cannot be regarded as authors or contributors. This might include an editor or translator, data collectors or people who provided materials. You should have written permission from all the people named in this section to identify them and they should have seen the final submitted manuscript.

Acknowledge all sources of funding. The recommended form is as follows:

“This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxxx]”.

If no specific funding was provided, use the following sentence:

“This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.”