Instructions For Authors

Manuscript preparation (format and style)

Failure to comply with the following format and style requirements may delay peer review or result in rejection of your manuscript.

  • File format:
    • Microsoft Word (*, doc) or  (*, docx)and Rich Text Format (*, rtf) are recommended  
  • Page format:
    • Double line spacing and 2.5 cm margins from all the four sides
    • Colour and size: White of A4 size (210mm x 297mm; 80 grams)
    • Font type: Times New Roman
    • Font size: 12 with headings and subheadings in bold case
    • Page numbering at bottom
  • Word counts:
    • Original articles: up to 4,000 words
    • Review articles: up to 7,500 words
    • Short communications: up to 2,500 words
    • Other regular  features: up to 1,000 words
  • Language, grammar, and scientific writing:
    • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English.
    • Use either British or American English spelling (but not a mixture of these).
    • Check the manuscript for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
  • Abbreviations, measurements and statistics:
    • Avoid abbreviations in the title of your manuscript.
    • Spell out abbreviations at its first use in the abstract and paper. Use only standard abbreviations. Using nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers.
    • Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or litter) or their decimal multiples.
    • Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius.
    • Blood pressures should be given in millimeters of mercury.
    • All hematologic and clinical-chemistry measurements should be reported in the metric system in terms of the International System of Units (SI).
    • Drug concentrations may be reported in either SI or mass units, but the alternative should be provided in parentheses where appropriate.
    • Brand name of drugs, equipment, and other brand-name material should be cited with the manufacturer's name and address in parentheses (company name, city, state, country).
    • If molecular sequences are used, statement on the publicly accessible database in which the data is deposited should be indicated as well as the database accession number.
    • Percentages, means, standard deviation and errors, odd ratios, risk and prevalence ratios, 95% Confidence Intervals, and other statistical measures should be used to the nearest two decimal place(e.g., mean weight  was 72 Kg ± 3.22 SD).
    • PValues should be used to the nearest three decimal place (e.g., P = 0.048, P = 0.007). If P Value is less than 0.001, it should be recorded as P < 0.001.
    • Include the Name Company and version of the statistical software (e.g., IBM SPSS, version 22.0).
  • Tables and figures:
    • Self-explanatory tables and figures should be made.
    • Tables should not duplicate information given in the text or in the figures.
    • Figures should not duplicate information given in the text or in the tables.
    • Tables should be prepared using Microsoft Word.
    • Tables and figures should be numbered and cited in the text in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e., Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.).
    • Tables and figures should be placed separately at the center of the page frame in the order of their citation in the text.
    • Table title (caption) should be placed at the top of the tables.
    • Unlike tables, the title (caption) of all types of figures (illustrations, legends, graphs, or photographs) should be placed at the bottom of the figure.
    • Drawn and photographed (black-and-white or color) figures must be of good quality.  Supply photographic prints of 12.7 × 17.3 cm (5 × 7 inches) and JPEG format (less than 4 MB in size) for the diagnostic images, pathology specimens, and photomicrographs. Internal scale (magnification) markers should be included for photomicrographs. The color of the used markers (symbols, letters, numbers or arrows) should be in contrast with the background of the photomicrographs.
    • Figures downloaded from Web pages are not acceptable.
    • Written permission to use the photograph of recognizable persons must be included in the appendices section.
    • Explanatory matters for the tables and figures should be place in the footnotes and legends.
    • Footnotes and legends should be placed immediately below the tables and figures. Superscripts a, b, c, d, e, f, g…. are recommended as identifiers.
    • Footnotes and legends should include an adequate detail to enable interpretation without reference to the text.
    • Tables and figures are emphasized in the Results section and they are not allowed in the Abstract, Introduction, Discussion Conclusion, and References sections.

Manuscript sections 

In general, submitted manuscripts should include the following sections, in order:

  • Cover letter: It should include
    • Given name, middle name initials (where applicable), and the last name.
    • Author affiliations: department, institution, city, state, country.
    • Contact number and email.
    • An explanation of why your manuscript should be published in Annals of Medicine & Health.
    • A declaration of any potential competing interests.
    • A confirmation that all authors have approved the manuscript for submission
    • A confirmation that the submitted manuscript has neither been published nor under consideration for publication in any other journal.
    • Contact details the corresponding author
  • Title page: It should include
    • Present the authors' affiliations below the names.
    • If available, the e-mail address of each author.
    • Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript number(1, 2, 3, ….) immediately after the author's name.
    • Authorship: The contribution of each author must meet the criteria for authorship recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: “The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following four criteria: 1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND 2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND 3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND 4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved”. For more details:
    • The title of the manuscript
    • The name(s) and affiliations of each author (as for the corresponding author).
  • Abstract:
    • Should be divided into the following subheadings: BackgroundAimSubjects and Methods (when dealing with humans) or Materials and Methods (when dealing with animal or other subjects), Results, andConclusion.
    • Should not include citations.
    • Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords.
  • Introduction:
    • Should clearly provide an adequate background about the current gaps in knowledge about the study problem and the tendency of the present study to fill those gaps.
    • Should clearly state the research objective or hypothesis proposed by the study or observation.
  • Subjects and methods/Materials and methods:
    • Use Subjects and Methods when dealing with humans or Materials and Methods when dealing with animal or other subjects.
    • Should provide sufficient detail to allow your investigations to be fully duplicated by other researchers.
    • New methods and protocols should be indicated by detailed information.
    • Already published materials, methods, and protocols should be indicated by a reference.
    • This section may be further divided into subsections, each with a concise subheading, as appropriate, including ethical consideration.
  • Results:
    • Should clearly and concisely describe the results of the experiments
    • This section may be further divided into subsections, each with a concise subheading, as appropriate.
  • Discussion:
    • Should clearly and concisely explore the significance of the study results,
    • Should not to repeat the study results.
    • Published literature should not be extensively cited and discussed.
  • Conclusions:
    • A short section including the main conclusions and recommendations of the study should be presented.
    • Should not include citations
  • Acknowledgements: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed. Funding acknowledgements should be included.
  • Funding:
    • If funding has been provided for the research, please provide a statement that this work was supported by …… For example, the Thamar University Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; and World Health Organization [grant number xxxx, yyyy].
    • If no funding has been provided for the research, please include the following sentence: This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
  • References:
    • Standard journal article
      • One to six authors: Example, Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
      • More than six authors: Example, Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935:40-6.Journal Name should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus).
      • On-line references should include full website address, eg, Available from: URL: http://www....[Cited year month day].
    • Organization as author: Example, Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002;40:679-86.
    • Books and other Monographs
    • References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
    • Identify references in text, tables, and figures by Arabic numerals in parentheses, e.g.[1], [2]…..
    • Format and Style: References should follow the standards summarized in the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)/ICMJE Recommendation: Some examples:
  1. Personal author(s): Example, Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
  2. Author(s) and editor(s): Example, Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.
  3. Chapter in a book: Example, Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
  4. Conference proceedings: Example, Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.
  5. Conference paper: Example, Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.
  6. Dissertation: Example, Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.

For more details and other types of references, please refer to ICMJE Guidelines:   

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