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Types of papers submitted : original articles, reviews or case report, disease pattern, cost effectiveness/yield/medical economics, general practitioners section, symptoms and sign/obsolete, evergreen and new etc
Preparation of manuscript
Type on only one side of the paper. Use double spacing throughout, including title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements, reference, tables, and legends for illustrations. Begin each of the sections on separate pages. Type page number in the upper or lower right hand corner of each page.
Title Page
The title page should carry (a) the title of the article, which should be concise but informative, first name, middle initial and last name of each author, with highest academic degrees(s) and institutional affiliation(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed, name and address of author responsible for support in the form of grants, equipment, durgs or all of these
It should not be of more than 150 words
The text of observation and experience article is usually but not necessarily-divided into section with the heading introduction, methods, results and discussion.

Do not use patient’s name, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in any material.

restrict table and figure to those needed to explain the argument of the paper and to assess its support . do not repeat in the text all the data in the table or illustration. Emphasise the new and important aspect of the study and the conclusions that follows from them.

Type each table double speed on a separate sheet. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading. Place explanatory matter in footnotes. Do not use internal horizontal or vertical rules. If you use data from another source obtain permission and acknowledge fully
Submit the require number of complete set of figure. Figure should be professionally drawn and photographed. Sharp, glossy black and white photograph prints usually 5 * 7 cms. Titles and detail explanations belongs in the legends for illustrations, not on the illustrations themselves

Each figure should have a label pasted on its back indicating the number of the figure , author’s name, and top of the figure, symbol arrows, or letters used in the photomicrographs should contrast with the background . if photograph of

person are used either the subject must not be identifiable or their picture must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.

For illustrations in colour, positive consecutive transparencies, colour prints should be sent. The colour printing may be charged

Abbreviations and symbol
Use only standard abbreviations. Void abbreviations in the title and abstract. The full terms for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text.
Technical help should be acknowledging other contribution.

We follow Vancouver format for bibliographical references.

Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in he text. Identify reference in text, table and legends. Use the style of the example below.

Examples of correct forms of reference article in journal

Standard journal article list all authors but if the number exceeds three give three authors followed by et a. )
You CH, LEE, KY, CHEY, RY, et al. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting gastroenterology aug. 1980: 79(2): 311-4

Books and monographs
Personal authors

Colson Jh, Armour WJ. Sports injuries and their treatment . 2nd reved. London: S Paul. 1986

Editor(s) compiler as author

Diener hc, Wilkinson m. editors. Durg-induced headache. New york springer-verlag. 1988.

Chapter in the book

Wienstein L, Swarkz MN. Pathologic properties of invading microornism. In : Sodemen WA Jr.
Sodemen WA editors. Pathologic physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia : WB Saunders 1974; 45-52.

Conference proceedings
Vivian VL, editor. Child abuse and neglect; a medical community response. Proceedings of the first AMA national
Conference on child abuse and neglect: 1984 mar 30-31; Chicago. Chicago; Americans medical association. 1985
Youssef NM. school adjustment of children with congenital heart disease (dissertatation). Pittsburgh (PA): univ of Pittsburgh. 1988
Submission of manuscript
Mail three sets of manuscript copies and three sets of figure with legends on separate paper in a heavy paper envelop. Place photographs and transparencies in a separate heavy paper envelop.

Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter signed by the co-author. A statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors, and that the requirements for authorship as previously stated in this document have been met, the name and address , and telephone number of the corresponding author, who is responsible for communicating with the other author about revisions and final approval of the proofs.