Original articles should have a structured abstract including the following subheads: Objective, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions. For case reports, the structured abstract is not used. Limit the abstract to 300 words. Abbreviations should be avoided. References, tables and citations should not be used in an abstract.
4. Key Words
Authors must include relevant keywords (2-5) on the line after the end of the abstract. Use appropriate subject headings as listed in www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html
5. Tables/ Graphs / Illustrations/ Photograph
Tables, graphs, figures and illustrations should not be placed in the main text. Separate files should be prepared for tables (each table on separate page), graphs, figures and illustrations. Please supply the electronic files for all figures and illustrations including photographs as gif or jpg images with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.
Each table and figure should have a self-explanatory title and be numbered in order of their citation in the text. Arabic numbers should be prefered for tables, graphs, figures and photographs. Also, each legend should describe clearly what the illustration shows and what each abbreviation means. Tables should not repeat the data of the text. In the case of the use of a previously published table, figure or illustration, written permission from the publisher should be submitted with the manuscript. Identifying information including names, initials, hospital numbers and pedigrees should not be written. Information or illustrations must not permit identification of patients, and written informed consent for publication must be sought for any photograph.
Unpublished observations and submitted manuscripts should not be given in the references section. They must be cited in the text as “name(s), unpublished data, 19..”
Number references in the order in which they are mentioned in the text; do not alphabetize! In the text, author's citations must be followed by reference number. Identify references with Arabic numbers in the text and abbreviate the names of journals in accordance with the Index Medicus (www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html). In the reference, the names of all authors should be stated if less than six. Otherwise, after six names, it should be followed by “et al.” Examples related to correct use of references are given below.
Standard Journal Article
Russell IJ, Orr MD, Littman B, Vipraio GA, Alboukrek D, Michalek JE, et al. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid levels of substance P in patients with the fibromyalgia syndrome. Arthritis Rheum 1994;37:1593-601.
Guttman L. Spinal cord injuries: comprehensive management and research. 2nd ed. London: Blackwell Scientific Publications; 1976. p. 353-4.
Chapter in Book
Zvaifler NJ. Antimalarials. In: McCarty DJ, editor. Arthritis and allied conditions. 10th ed. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger; 1985. p. 497-501.
Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; September 6-10, 1992; Geneva, Switzerland. North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5.
Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 1(1):[24 screens]. Available from: http://www/cdc/gov/ncidoc/EID/eid.htm.
“The CONSORT Statement is an evidence-based, minimum set of recommendations for reporting RCTs. It offers a standard way for authors to prepare reports of trial findings, facilitating their complete and transparent reporting, and aiding their critical appraisal and interpretation. The CONSORT Statement comprises a 22-item checklist and a flow diagram, along with some brief descriptive text. The checklist items focus on reporting how the trial was designed, analyzed, and interpreted; the flow diagram displays the progress of all participants through the trial.” (www.consort-statement.org).
More information on the CONSORT statement:
The CONSORT statement: revised recommendations for improving the quality of reports of parallel-group randomized trials. Moher et al. Lancet 2001; 357: 1191-94.
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