Manuscripts should conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication (http://www.icmje.org).
Articles are to be written in clear and concise English. The manuscript should be typed in 11-point font, double-spaced in an 8.5”x11” format, with 1” margins throughout. Consecutive numbering of all pages is required, with the title page as page 1.
I. Title Page
The title page should include:
- The title of the article
- The complete names of all authors, degrees, and appointments
- A complete address to whom correspondences should be addressed including email, telephone and fax
For Clinical Reviews and Original Research, an abstract capturing the purpose, main findings and principal conclusions of the manuscript must be included. Abbreviations and reference citations should be avoided. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
Authors will be held responsible for the accuracy of the references.
References should be cited in the text by an Arabic numerical superscript. The list of references should appear at the end of the manuscript, according to the order in which they appear in the text.
References with three or fewer authors should list all authors. References with four or more authors should include only the first three authors followed by “et al.” The titles of journals must be abbreviated according to the style used in the list of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/archive/20130415/tsd/serials/lji.html).
Example reference citations are included below:
- Journal article: Stiell IG, Wells GA, Field B, et al. Advanced cardiac life support in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. New Engl J Med 2004; 351: 647-56.
- Book: Holmes KK, Sparling PF, Mardh PA, et al. (eds). Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1999; p. 39-76.
- Books chapter: Aral SO, Holmes KK. Social and behavioural determinants of the epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases: Industrialized and developing countries. In: Holmes KK, Sparling PF, Mardh PA, et al. (eds). Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1999; p. 39-76.
- Web document: Bioethics Committee, Canadian Paediatric Society. (2008). Advance care planning for paediatric patients. Reference No. B 2008-02. Retrieved May 29, 2009, from the World Wide Web: http://www.cps.ca/documents/position/advance-care-planning.
IV. Tables and Illustrations
Figure and tables should have concise titles, and be numbered and referred to in the text. Figures may include a brief caption of up to three sentences highlighting key points of the figure. All symbols and abbreviations used in figures and tables should be defined. Illustrations and photographs must be of sufficiently high resolution for printing and web-publication.
Statements acknowledging contributions (e.g., editorial or technical assistance) that do not justify authorship and financial and material support may be included at the end of the manuscript.
VI. Authors Biographies
One to two lines should be included for all listed authors. These author biographies will be published with selected manuscripts in MUMJ.