Arrange the article in this order.
(1) Title page; (2) Abstract; (3) Text (4) Reference; (5) Tables and (6) Figures and Legends.
Pages should be numbered in sequence beginning with the Title page as 1, abstract as 2 etc.
- Each section of the manuscript must start on a new page.
- All manuscript should be typed doubled spaced on a plain white A 4 (8”x 11”) paper with a 25mm margin at the top, bottom and sides.
1. Title Page:
This should contain
- Full title of the paper
- The name of each author, their highest academic qualification as well as their academic and medical titles.
- The name of the department(s) and institution (s) the work was carried out below the name of the last author listed.
- The name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and fax number of the author responsible for correspondence.
- Three to six key words
This is required only for clinical studies and should not be more than 250 words. It should contain the background, objective, method, results and conclusions of the study. It should be structured.
3. Main Body of the Text:
This should be divided into:
(ii) Materials and Method
(iv) Discussion and
(v) Conclusion for original articles
Case reports should have:
(ii) Case profile
For review articles, annotations and commentaries, there should be headings appropriate to the article.
- Use of acronyms or abbreviations should be limited to units of measurement. All measurements should be in metric units (Metre, Kilogram, and litre) or their decimal multiples.
- Temperatures should be in degree Celsius, blood pressures in millimetres of mercury and haemoglobin in g/dl.
- Authors are advised to use the generic names of drugs unless where the Trade name is important to the article. Trade names should be designated by use of the symbol - The names of manufacturer, city and country, of manufacture of specialized equipment, chemicals and pharmaceutical products cited in the text must be mentioned.
The journal follows the convention of the Vancouver reference list system. General arrangement, abbreviations and punctuation are uniform requirement for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals.
- Follow index medians for periodicals
- All authors should be listed when they are four or less. However, list only the first three and add et al when five or more.
- Personal communication must be accompanied by a written acknowledgement.
- References must be identified as superscripts to distinguish them from numerical data.
- Each table should be at the top of new page and double – spaced. There must be a title to each table.
- Number them in Arabic numerals (Tables 1, 2, etc. in the order in which they are mentioned in the text.
- Each table should have a footnote which identifies the abbreviation used.
6. Figures and Figure Legends:
- The Journal welcomes illustrations either as line drawings or glossy photographs.
- Photographs should be in black and white. Where a coloured photograph is submitted, the author(s) will be charged some money.
- Illustrations should be referred in text as e.g. Fig. 2 Each figure should bear a reference number correspondence to a similar one in the text.
- The illustration should be marked at the back with the name(s) of the authors and title of the paper.
- The top of each illustration should be marked with an arrow to show the top margin - Diagrams should be on separate sheet: and they should be drawn with BLACK INDIAN INK and designed to fit either a single column with not less than 120mm and not greater than 150mm - Three copies of each illustration must be submitted.
- The journal does not accept slides and computer-generated graphics - Legend to each figure should be typed on a separated sheet of paper.
- The identity of subjects in photographs must be concealed or send a written consent of the subject, if otherwise.
- Any previously published figures must be accompanied by a written permission.