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Author Guidelines

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

The journal follows the guidelines of Uniform Requirements for Manuscript Submission as recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) available on the website http://www.icmje.org/ including all updates (Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, Updated December 2013).

Who is an author?

Researchers who have made substantial contribution to developing the research proposal; data collection and analysis; article writing and reviewing; the contribution by each author of the manuscript should be defined at the time of manuscript submission. The relevant person shall then be deemed accountable for manuscript errors.

Corresponding author

The researcher (principal investigator or co-investigator) who shall hold all correspondence with the journal and be held accountable for issues related to all communications and deadlines regarding publication of the article.

Types of articles considered for publication

These include original research articles, short communications, case reports, review articles and conference reports. A general section will be optional for articles other than the above types.

Other material to be published

These include letters to the editor; book reviews; biographies; updates on research; news on innovations / techniques / discoveries; guidelines or resources for medical research; external links to useful web resources.

Manuscript submission

Types of manuscripts accepted

  1. Original research papers
  2. Short communications
  3. Case reports
  4. Review articles
  5. Editorials
  6. Conference reports
  7. General Articles of medical interest
  8. Book Reviews
  9. Biographical notes

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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