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Rawal Medical Journal
GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

The RMJ accepts manuscripts prepared in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to the Biomedical Journals", is available at website http://www.icmje.org/The journal adheres to international editorial standards and accepts original articles, case reports and reviews.

MANUSCRIPTS: Manuscripts are accepted for consideration if neither the article nor any of its contents have been or will be published or submitted elsewhere. Please use double-spaces throughout and submit manuscript with figures, if any, to our interactive web site at http://www.rmj.org.pk. No more than 12 names will be listed under the title; other names may appear in a footnote.

TITLE AND AUTHORS’ NAME: The first page of the manuscript must give the title of article that should be concise and descriptive. Also include on this page the name(s) of the author(s), degrees, the name of the department and institution in which the work was done; the institutional affiliation of each author; and the name and address of the author to whom correspondence/reprint requests should be addressed. Any grant/support that requires acknowledgment should be mentioned on this page.

ABSTRACTS: This must not be more than 250 words. The abstract should consist of four paragraphs, labeled Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. They should briefly describe, respectively, the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient results, and what the authors conclude from the results.

KEY WORDS: 3 to 10 key words or short phrases should be added to the bottom of the abstract page. Please use terms from the Medical Subject headings (MeSH) of Index Medicus.

REFERENCES: The total number of references in an original article must not exceed 30, while in the review articles maximum limit is 50. References must be written double-spaced and numbered as they are cited. References in the text should be in superscript.

The style of references is that of Index Medicus and according to Vancouver style. List all authors when there are six or fewer. If there are seven or more list the first six followed by “et al.” The following are sample references:

Journal Article: Khaliq MA, Khan JA, Shaheen P. Bacteriological study of drinking water in Abbottabad. Pak J Med Res. 1986; 25: 96-99.

Chapter in a Book: Woessner JF. Lysosomal function. In: Dingle JT, Fell HG, editors. Lysosomes in biology and pathology. London: North Holland Publishing Co; 1969. p. 299-329.

TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS: Each of the tables and illustrations should be on a separate page, must have a title and be on double space. Figures should be professionally designed. Symbols, lettering, and numbering should be clear and large enough to remain legible after the figure has been reduced to fit the width of a single column. If photographs of patients are used, either the subjects should not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written per mission to use the figure. Duplication of results given in tables into figures must be avoided.

UNITS OF MEASUREMENT: Authors should express all measurements in conventional units, with System International (SI) units given in parentheses throughout the text.

ABBREVIATIONS: Except for units of measurement, abbreviations are discouraged. The first time an abbreviation appears it should be preceded by the words for which it stands. However, title and abstract must not contain any abbreviation.

DRUG NAMES: Only generic names should be used.

AUTHOR CERTIFICATE AND PERMISSIONS: Please down load this from link below, sign and upload with manuscript. The material taken from other sources for reproduction in the journal, must accompany the necessary permission in writing from both author and publisher.  Conflicts of interest, ethical and confidentiality issues must be disclosed. AuthorsCertificateNew.doc

REVIEW AND ACTION: An acknowledgment is issued after receiving the manuscript. The manuscripts are examined by the editorial staff and, if found suitable, are sent to experts for review. The comments of reviewer are communicated to the corresponding author. Acceptance of article is notified to the authors at their correspondence address.

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