Types of Articles Published
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts for publication as Regular articles (full-length research reports), short communications, case reports, Reviews and Letters to Editors.
Regular Articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.
Short Communications: Short communications should aim at being no longer than two printed pages. They should contain important, new, definitive information of sufficient significance to warrant publication. Short communications need not follow the usual division into Material and Methods etc. but should have a short Abstract.
Case Reports: Illustrating unusual and clinically relevant observations are acceptable but their merit needs to provide high priority for publication in the Journal. On rare occasions, completed cases displaying non-obvious solutions to significant clinical challenges will be considered. Short papers not exceeding 1200 words, a maximum of three illustrations (with consideration to certain case reports) and five references may be accepted for publication if they serve to promote communication between clinicians and researchers.
The main text of case reports should be organized with Introduction, case report, discussion and conclusion.
A paper submitted as a brief clinical / case report should include the following:
• a short introduction (avoid lengthy reviews of literature);
• the case report itself (a brief description of the patient/s, presenting condition, any special investigations and outcomes);
• a Discussion which should highlight specific aspects of the case(s), explain/interpret the main findings and provide a scientific appraisal of any previously reported work (if any) in the field. Interpretation of their significance and to draw a Conclusions or generalizations about future cases when warranted by the evidence presented, or suggestion for further possible studies.
Reviews: Submissions of reviews covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews are also peer-reviewed.
Letters to the Editor: Letters to the Editor regarding published articles should be received within 2 months of mailing of the journal, letters regarding profession related matters will also be considered. Authors are encouraged to keep letters concise and succinct, with a limit of no more than 750 words. Introduction of new data will not be permitted. Each letter will be submitted to the author of the original paper so that any reply may be published simultaneously with the letter. Letters should have a descriptive title.
Frequency: One issue a year