All manuscripts should be double-spaced Microsoft Word documents and contain the following sections in the order given below:
Cover Letter 
Gastroenterology strongly encourages authors to provide a concise introductory statement describing their manuscript and any relevant contextual information. Please note that the Cover Letter should not serve as the Title Page of your manuscript document. Additionally, authors should suggest two to five reviewers (including email addresses and phone number) as well as the associate editor they believe is best qualified to review the paper. Authors may also list non-preferred associate editors or reviewers, but the ultimate decision is at the sole discretion of the editor-in-chief and associate editor, respectively. Please be sure to state the reasons for any potential deviations from standard format and clarify any potential conflicts related to the exclusive nature of the publication. The Cover Letter should also categorize the manuscript into one of the following categories: