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Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences: Submissions

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Author Guidelines

Information for Authors Submission of Manuscripts: Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are not under simultaneous consideration for publication by another journal. An abstract published prior to a full report is not regarded as a duplicate publication. The author's report is not regarded as a duplicate publication. The author's transmittal letter must accompany the manuscript and state: "The authors transfer copyright to Sudan JMS". Manuscript Preparation: The format of Sudan JMS complies with "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals", as published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1979 (the widely accepted "Vancouver style"), as described in the Annals of Internal Medicine (1982,96 [pt 1] 114-29 for guidance. Manuscripts, including tables, references, and figure legends, must be typewritten, double spaced, on 8 ½ x 11 inch (21.5x 28 cm) on size A4 paper, with margins of at least one inch ( 2.5 cm). Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page and continuing through the last page of typewritten material. One original and two photocopies of the entire manuscript should be submitted, along with three sets of photographs. References: References are to be listed, doublespaced, in consecutive numerical order according to the order of citation in the manuscript. Once a reference is cited, all subsequent citations should be to the original number. All references must be cited in the text or tables. Unpublished data and personal communications will not be accepted as references. References to journal articles should include, in this order: (1) authors. (2) title, (3) journal name ( as abbreviated in Index Medicus). (4) year ( 5) volume and issue number, and (6) inclusive page numbers. References to books should include (1) authors (2) chapter title (if any), (3) editor’s names (if any), (4) title of book. (5) City of publication, (6) publisher and (7) year. Volume and edition numbers and specific page numbers should be included when appropriate. The authors are responsible for their correct textual citation. Refer to reference citations and listing in the text for proper format. Illustrations: Three copies of all figures or photographs should be included with the submitted manuscript. Photographs must be high contrast, glossy, black and white prints, unmounted and untrimmed, with preferred size between 4 x 5 inches and 5 x7 inches (10 x 13 cm and 13 x 18 cm). Colour transparencies or photos will be accepted at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Figure number, name of senior author, and an arrow indicating 'top' should be typed on a gummed label and fixed to the back of each illustration. Slides must be marked for 'front' as well as 'top'. All lettering, arrows, or other artwork must be done by an artist or draftsman. Written permission must accompany any photograph in which the subject can be identified or any illustration that has been previously published. All illustrations ('figures') must be numbered. Informed Consent: All manuscripts reporting the results of experimental investigation involving human subjects should include a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from each subject or subject's guardian, after approval of the experimental protocol by a local human ethics committee. Title Page: The title page must contain (1) Title of the article, (2) Correct names of each author plus highest academic degree for each, (3) Each author's official academic and/or clinical title and affiliation, (4) Name and address of the institution(s), (5) name and address of author to whom correspondence should be sent, if it differs from the first author, and (6) Any disclaimers. For case reports, it is recommended that the number of authors be limited to four. Acknowledgment of support should be included in the Acknowledgment section at the end of the article. Abstracts: All original articles must contain an abstract of not more than 200 words. The abstract should include statements of problem, method of study, results, and conclusion. Manuscript Format: Most original articles have the following format: Introduction:(the question the paper intends to answer ), Material and Methods: (the study design and methods, definitions such as for diagnostic criteria, the population or patient samples, and laboratory and statistical methods ), Results: (the pertinent findings in a logical sequence with tables and figures as necessary) and Discussion: (conclusions based on the findings, evidence from the literature that supports the conclusions, conflicting evidence, applicability of the conclusions, and implications for future research or clinical applications). Legends: Captions for the figures must be typed, double-spaced, and must not appear on the figures. For photomicrographs, the legend should include the original magnification. Tables: Each table should be typed doublespaced, including all headings. Verify tabular statistics to make sure they tally and match data cited in the text. Electronic Manuscript: Sudan JMS accepts manuscripts sent by e-mail. Submission Requirements: • Submit only three copies of the final version of the manuscript. • The manuscript should also be submitted as a Microsoft Word on a CD. Provide a printout of the manuscript that exactly matches the disk file. The author contributions: The letter should indicate the role of each of the authors in the written study as follows: 1- Study concept and design Dr...... 2- Collection of data Dr.... 3- Analysis and interpretation of data Dr... 4- Draft and revision Dr... 5- Funding Dr...

Responsibilities of authors:

The authors are entirely responsible for accuracy of all statements and data (including drug dosages) contained in the manuscript. The corresponding author will receive an edited manuscript for “final author approval”. The author should review this carefully, as he is responsible for all changes in the final version of the manuscript. All articles published represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of

 

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