MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION and SUBMISSION

 

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

Provide single Word formatted document which includes the Title Page and manuscript text. Rejected manuscripts could not be returned to authors.

 

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COVER LETTER

Should include full name (specify name and family name in detail), affiliation, academic degree(s) and active email address of all authors. The name of the corresponding author with contact address, contact phone number and email addresses (with alternative email) must be clearly announced.

 

  • Case Reports

 

Authors: maximum 5 authors

Abstract: Non-structured abstract less than 250 words, followed by 3-5 keywords

Structure of manuscript: Introduction, Case Report (maximum 3 cases), Discussion, Conclusion

Word limit: case reports with around 1500 words (1400-1600) are more welcomed

Tables: max two tables

Figures: maximum 4 high quality figures. They could be sent in separate files via journal email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Declaration of possible conflict of interest and written consent from the patient(s).

References: maximum 15 references.

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  • Case Series

 

Authors: up to 5 authors

Abstract: Structured abstract less than 250 words (Introduction, Case Report, Conclusion), followed by 3-5 keywords

Structure of manuscript: Introduction, Case Report (4-50 cases), Discussion, Conclusion.

Word limit: case series with about 2000 words are more welcomed.

Table: maximum 3 tables

Figures: max 5 high quality figures.

References: 20 or less

We apologize we cannot accept low quality photographs.

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  • Clinical images

 

Unique unpublished high quality images from clinical stand point are acceptable. Short relevant story should be attached. Recommended format is JPEG.

 

  • Case videos

 

Unique movies from rare conditions are especially welcomed. Recommended format is MPEG (MP4) with maximum duration of 60 minutes.

 

  • Case audios

 

Unique sound clinical findings (speech, phonation, auscultation and so on) are also acceptable. Recommended format is MP3 with maximum duration of 60 minutes.

 

  • Letters to editor

 

Non-structured less than 500 words without abstract and key words.

 

  • Brief reports

 

Non-structured 500- 700 words with abstract and key words.

 

  • Opinions and ideas

 

Non-structured around 1000-1500 words with abstract and key words.

 

  • Special original article (Max one per issue)

 

Authors: Unlimitted

Abstract: Structured abstract less than 250 words, followed by 3-5 keywords

Structure of manuscript: Introduction, Materials and methods, Discussion, Conclusion

Word limit: 2000-3000 words

Tables: max two tables

Figures: maximum 4 high quality figures. They could be sent in separate files via journal email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Reference citation style

For authors who use reference  managing soft wares such as End Note, using New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) format is recommended. The reference numbers in the text must be brought as superscripts immediately after full stop without parenthesis or bracket.

AMA citation style for journal articles:

From print sources:

One author:
Spencer J. Physician, heal thyself - but not on your own please. Med Educ 2005; 89: 548-9.

Two or more authors, but less than six:
Salwachter AR, Freischlag JA, Sawyer RG, Sanfey HA. The training needs and priorities of male and
    female surgeons and their trainees. J Am Coll Surg 2005; 201: 199-205.

Six and more than six authors:
Fukushima H, Cureoglu S, Schachern P, et al. Cochlear changes in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2005; 133: 100-6.

From an electronic source:

Michaels, MP, Patrickson, GM. Brother and heridity. JAMA. 2005;101:3489-2254. Available from: American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill. Accessed February 14, 2006.

AMA citation style for books with an author(s)

A single author:

Lugalla JB. Poverty, AIDS, and Street Children in East Africa. Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press; 2003.

Two or more authors, but less than six:
Rip PJ, Tear LK. Modern Conventions In Stitches. 9th ed. Cambridge, MA: Suture Books; 2005.

More than six authors:

Greg AM, Marshall KC, Peters NH, et al. Raising Large Families. San Francisco, CA: Brady Limited; 2006.

AMA citation style for books with an editor(s)

Brunton LB, Lazo JS, Parker KL, eds. Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2005.

For more details, click HERE for QUICK REFERENCE CITATION FORMAT guideline.

 

Journal language policy

All manuscripts should be written in acceptable American or British language. The Editorial Office reserves the right to make any needed corrections, both literary and technical, to the manuscripts.

 

Plagiarism checking
All submitted manuscripts are planned to be checked for any possible duplication or plagiarism. Nevertheless corresponding authors are responsible for any fraud, intentional or unintentional malpractice.

 

Ethical and legal considerations 

This Journal follows the guidelines mentioned in the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)(http://www.icmje.org/#privacy). Also any research on human beings (or animals) should be subject to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.(http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html).

Any personal information of individual case including photographs should be considered confidential and publishing any part of this data/ information needs written and signed consent from each patient or his or her legal guardian. These proofs must be available upon request by editorial office.

Any contribution on preparing the manuscripts should be properly addressed. Any person who had criteria for authorship should be assign as co-author and when these all criteria are not met, he or she should be acknowledge at the end of manuscript.

Any manuscript submitted to this journal must not be published or under consideration by any other journal.

The order of authors should be approved and signed by all authors before publication.

 

Conflict of Interest

Authors must identify any kinds of “Conflict of Interest” (such as financial, personal, political, or academic) that would potentially affect their judgment, before the review process begins. Declared conflict of interest will not automatically result in rejection. Authors are asked to fill the disclosure form available through:

(http://www.icmje.org/coi_disclosure.pdf)

 

Review Process

Manuscripts must be submitted online. The submitted manuscripts after assessment for the basic editorial requirements by an Associate Editor according to specific subject area; will enter the peer-review process. The manuscript will then be sent at least to one in-office and two out of office referees for review. The corresponding author will then be informed to the referee’s remark to accept, reject or require modification. Revised paper and a letter listing point-for-point response to the reviewers must be submitted to the Editor by corresponding author. Suggestion by the Editor about resubmission does not imply that a revised version will necessary be accepted. Case reports are considered if they are of sufficiently high originality and importance, both of which are assessed by the Deputy Editors and Editor- in- Chief.

Proofs: A computer printout will be sent to the corresponding author to be checked for only typographical errors and other essential small changes before publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Major alternations to the text cannot be accepted at this stage. Proofs must be returned to the Editor within 7 working days of receipt.

 

Common pitfalls leading to delay in article processing and/ or rejection

  1. Poor English writing
  2. Typing errors including improper white space and errors that are easily highlighted by Microsoft Word.
  3. Improper reference citation in the text. The authors must use reference number as superscript [without parenthesis or bracket] immediately after full stop.
  4. Incorrect reference format. Including disordering authors’ name, white space and so on. For authors more than 6 you should use et al. after citing the first three authors’ name.
  5. Missing point of addressing references or figures in the text.
  6. Using others’ words as “copy and paste” in any part of the article (unintentional plagiarism)
  7. Using headings other than Introduction, Case report, Discussion, Conclusion and References in the text.
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For any reason you cannot fit your submission with all mentioned journal standards, you can order Editing service just upon submission. We will do them on your behalf but it will cost you from USD 50-100 for proof reading and USD 100-200 for English editing.

 

Submission

Authors could submit their manuscripts to journal office preferably via electronic submission system  or alternatively through email address below: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IMPORTANTLY; You are kindly requested to introduce at least two reviewers (with active emails) for your manuscript in order to process your work more rapidly.
With the best regards

You may be asked to resend your high quality figures as separate file(s) after final decision.

 

 

 

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