Author Guidelines

Preparation of the Manuscript

The paper/article should be typed in MS-Word on quarter or foolscap sized paper   (A-4) in double space with 1 1/2 inch margin on left side and 1/2 inch margin on right side in Times New Roman Font in 12 pt font size. The text should be divided into sections with the headings: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, References, Tables, Figures, Figure legends.

  • The title of the article, which should be concise, but informative.
  • Do not make subheadings in these sections.
  • Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page.
  • The language should be British English.
  • Type of manuscript (e.g. Original article, Case Report)
  • Running title or short title not more than 50 characters.
  • The name of the institution(s) to which the work should be attributed.
  • An abstract  should not be of no more than 150 words for case reports, brief reports and 250 words for original articles.
  • The abstract should be structured, Aims, Settings and Design, Methods and Material, Statistical analysis used, Results and Conclusions.
  • Below the abstract should provide 3 to 10 key word.
  • The Introduction must state the purpose of the article and summaries the rationale for the study or observation.
  • The Methods section should include only information that was available at the time the plan or protocol for the study was written; all information obtained during the conduct of the study.
  • The Results should be in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations, giving the main or most important findings first.
  • Do not repeat the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; emphasize or summarize only important observations.
  • Extra or supplementary materials and technical detail can be placed in an appendix where it will be accessible
  • Data are summarized in the Results section, give numeric results not only as derivatives (for example, percentages) but also as the absolute numbers from which the derivatives were calculated, and specify the statistical methods used to analyze them.
  • References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order).
  • Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in square bracket (e.g. [10]).
  • References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure.