Submit Manuscript

 
 

Preparing a manuscript

 

General

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced with continuous line numbering. Submit in this order; see details in the following sections: Separate title page, blinded title page, blinded text, reference, figure and tables, figures, and conflict of interest forms.

Separate Title Page

A separate title page of each manuscript should include the following essential information:

     

    - Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

     

    - All Authors’ full names, degrees, and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous please indicate this clearly. Present each author’s affiliation and address below the names.

     

    - Corresponding Author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of reviewing and publication. Contact details must kept up to date by the corresponding author.

     

Blinding the Manuscript

Because all manuscripts are blinded to reviewers, the first page of the blinded manuscript must be a blinded title page that lists only the title. Likewise, in the text, do not include any identifying information, such as author’s initials or the names of institutions where the study was done, or a phase such as “our study” that, when followed by a citation, reveals authorship of the present manuscript in the reference list.

Manuscript Structure


1. Abstract

Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and structured to include the following system section: One or two sentences at simply state the purpose with no background information or hypothesis. Methods: Provide, with sufficient detail, the methods of the study including selection criteria. Results: Provide results, with data, P values, and standard deviation of mean or 95% confidence intervals. Present most important findings. Conclusions: State only what your study found; do not include extraneous information not backed up by the results. Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses, the abstract and text should be structured as an Original Article 

Case reports, the text should be consist of unstructured summary abstract, introduction, Case report, Discussion, plus references and figure legends.


2. Introduction
The introduction of an Original Article should state the problem of controversy stat led you to undertake the study, including a concise review of only the most relevant literature. Conclude the introduction by stating the purpose of the study and your hypothesis.

3. Methods

Describe the study design (prospective or retrospective, inclusion and exclusion criteria, duration). If prospective or a cadaver study, the number of enrolled subjects is reported in Methods. If retrospective, the study population (numbers, demographics, length of follow-up ) should be in Results.

Include IRB and animal studies information. IRB approval is required for all human studies except retrospective and cadaver studies (unless the institution where the study was performed requires it).

The statistics that you have used to analyze the data should be described in detail. Use of the word significant requires your reporting an exact P value. Confidence intervals of 95% are required whenever the results of survivorship analysis are given in the text, tables, or figures. Use of the world correlation requires you to report the correlation coefficient.


4. Results

Describe in detail the data obtained during the study following the order of the methods to include final number of subjects, demographics, length of follow-up (mean and range). All data in the text must be consistent with rest of the manuscript, including data in tables, figures, and legends. Present comparison data in tables, figures and legends. Present comparison data in tables and present as mean +- standard error of the mean with confidence intervals.

5. Discussion

Be concise. The discussion should start with the most important findings of your study. Is your hypothesis affirmed or refuted? Compare and contrast your study with others in the most relevant world literature, particularly the recent literature. A complete literature review is unnecessary.


6. Conclusions

Briefly state your view of the problem you outlined in the introduction. Take special care to draw your conclusions only from your results and verify that your conclusions are firmly supported by your data most importantly, do not make concluding statements that are not supported by your data.


7. References

The journal follows the reference style in Vancover style.


8. Tables

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Include a short descriptive title with the number.


9. Figures

Number figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Figures must be submitted separately from the text. Arrows and labels should be added to figures as appropriate to orient the reader to the images.


10. Disclosures

These forms must be completed, signed, and submitted with the manuscript.