Note for Authors    

Notes for Authors

The Journal of Medical Science and Research is a biannual publication with the aim to encourage, promote and increase knowledge in wide field of Medical Science through publication of original articles, review articles and case reports.


Aims and Scope

The Journal of Medical Science and Research is the official journal of Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College.


The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. In the journal manuscripts are peer reviewed by two anonymous reviewers. The Editorial Board reserves the right to refuse any material for publications.

Submission of manuscripts

All articles submitted to the journal must comply with these instructions. Failure to do so will result in return of the manuscript and possible delay in publication.

Covering Letter

Papers are accepted for publication in the journal on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This must be stated in the covering letter. The covering letter must contain an acknowledgement that all authors are in agreement with content of the manuscript.


The original manuscript and three copies should be submitted to Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medical Science and Research.
[The soft copy of the manuscript in CD should be submitted in MS-word format]

Preparation of the manuscript

Manuscript should be prepared in modified Vancouver style following uniform manuscript writing method. The length of the article (underling reference, tables and appendices etc.) should not exceed 5000 words. Submission should be printed, double spaced, on one side only of A4 paper. The top, bottom and side should be 30 mm. Laser print is essential.

Parts of the Manuscript

Manuscript should be presented in the following order


i) Title page
ii) Abstract and key words
iii) Text
iv) Acknowledgements
v) References
vi) Appendices
vii) Tables – each table completed with title and foot note
viii) Figures


Title page

The page should contain
· Title of the paper
· Full names of each author with Institutional affiliation
· Name and address of the institute where the work was done
· The full postal and email address, plus fax and telephone number at which correspondence is desired.

Abstract and key words

1) All articles must have a structured abstract
2) It should not exceed 200 words and should state the purpose, basic procedures, main finding and principles conclusions of the study


Authors should use subheadings to divide the section of their manuscript : Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion.

Materials and Methods

It should include the setting of the study the subjects (number and type) the treatment or intervention and the type of statistical analysis.


The results should include the outcome of the study and the statistical significance
· Each table should be typed in a separate page
· Figures should be drawn professionally in black and white
· X-ray or slide should be photographed in glossy paper in black and white
· Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively in numerical order.


The source of financial grants and other funding should be acknowledged. The contribution of the colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged.


The Vancouver system of reference should be used. In the text, reference should be cited using superscript Arabic numerical in the order in which they appear. The references should be numbered and listed in order of appearance in the text. Reference to unpublished data and personal communication should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g Smith A, 2000, unpublished data).


These should be placed at the end of the paper, numbered in Roman numerical and referred in the text.


Tables should be self contained and complement, but not duplicate information contained in the text. Each table should be presented on a separate sheet of A4 paper with a comprehensive but concise legend above the table. Tables should be double-spaced and vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parenthesis.


All illustrations (line drawing photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Figures should be sized to fit within the column (78 mm), intermediate (120 mm) or full text width (164 mm). Line figures should be supplied as sharp, black and white graphs or diagrams. Photographs should be supplied as sharp, glossy, black and white photographic prints and must be unmounted.

Manuscript on disk

Authors are required to provide then manuscripts on disk (MS word file in CD). Authors should supply their accepted paper as formatted text. It is essential that the hard ware and the word processing package are specified on the disk (e.g. IBM, World 2000 or Mac, word 5.1), as well as the first author’s surname, the journal title and the manuscript number.
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