Manuscripts should be prepared in the following order; Title page, Abstracts (in English
and in Arabic), Key words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion,
Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figure Legends,. All of these sections should
run consecutively. The use of subheads is encouraged.
1. Prepare the manuscript using MS Word 2003, Times New Roman 12 font, with
2. spacing for A4 size paper with a 1 inch margin on all sides.
3. Enter only one space after the full-stop at the end of a sentence.
4. Do not type headings or any other text in ALL CAPITALS.
5. Do not use the software’s facility for a header, footer or footnotes.
Title page: The title page (First page file) should include the followings:
1. Type of manuscript (Original/Review/Case)
2. The title of the article, which should be concise, but informative;
3. Names of contributor (First name, initials, last name), highest academic
degree(s) and institutional affiliation;
Instruction to authors
4. The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be
5. The name, address, phone numbers, and e-mail address of the contributor
responsible for correspondence about the manuscript;
6. Source(s) of support in the form of grants should be included
Abstract: The second page should carry the full title of the manuscript and an abstract of
no more than 250 words for original articles. The abstract should be structured and
should include (Background/Aims, Settings and Design, Methods and Material,
Statistical analysis used, Results and Conclusions.
Key words: Up to five key words should be supplied following the abstract. The key
words should describe the central theme of the article.
References: References should be numbered consecutively in order of their appearance
in the text and listed in numerical order. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to
Index Medicus. The name of all authors should be written in the References, if six or less
authors exist, and the first three authors and et al. should be given if the number of
authors exceeds six. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style
used in Index Medicus. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals.
Avoid using abstracts as references. References with correct punctuation should be as
Al-Johar D, Shinwari N, Arif J, Al-Sanea N, Jabbar AA, El-
Sayed R. Role of Nigella sativa and a number of its antioxidant constituents
towards azoxymethane-induced genotoxic effects and colon
cancer in rats. Phytother Res 2008; 22: 1311-1323
Hatch DJ, Sumner E, Hellman J. The Surgical Neonate: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care,
3rd edn. London: Edward Arnold, 1994:120-5.
Chapter in a book: Motoyama EK. Respiratory physiology in infants and children. In:
Motoyama EK, Davis PJ, eds. Smith’s Anesthesia for Infants and Children, 5th edn. St.
Louis: C.V. Mosby, 1990:11-76.
A paper published online but not (yet) in print can be cited using the Digital Object
Tables: Tables must be self explanatory and must not duplicate information in the text.
Each table must have a title and should be numbered in order of appearance in the text.
Any symbol and abbreviations used in the table body must be defined in a footnote to the
Illustrations: illustrations should be included in the article file document (MS Word).
Clinical and histopathology photographs should be provided with the manuscript on a
Instruction to authors
separate paper (after scanning if printed ) as jpeg files of a size less than 100 KB each. A
legends of no more than a maximum of 20 words should accompany illustrations or
figures using double line spacing. Use Arabic numerals for numbering illustrations and
should be referred to in the text as "Figure". For histopathology photographs, please
mention the magnification scale and the method of staining. Legends should also be
mentioned in the article file after the references. Illustrations must be cited in the text
and numbered in the order of mention. For clinical photographs, the subjects must not be
Front page, Abstract, Main text, References and Tables should be incorporated in one
document file and submitted as a single file. Pictures and figures should be submitted as
separate files for each picture and figure.
Two printed copies and a CD of the manuscript should by submitted to the journal. We
encourage submission of manuscripts by e-mail (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).