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Author’s instructions

 

Online submission

All articles should be submitted by email at contact.jcic@gmail.com

Cover letter

Manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter. This letter should include the following statements: (1) Concisely specify the significance of the paper, (2) Declare that the paper is not under consideration elsewhere, (3) That none of the paper’s contents have been previously published, (4) That all authors have read and approved the manuscript, (5) Make full disclosure of any potential conflict of interest, (6) Designate the corresponding author. A list of suggested objective reviewers may also be provided.

Original research papers

Submitted manuscripts must not exceed 5000 words, including references, figure legends and tables. The  number of tables, figures and references should be appropriate to the manuscript content and not be excessive. Oxford English style and spelling should be used. Manuscripts should be formatted for MS Word.

Sections of the manuscript

Clinical and pre-clinical papers should be divided into the following sections: (1) Title page, (2) Short running title, (3) Abstract and Keywords, (4) Introduction, (5) Methods, (6) Results, (7) Discussion, (8) Acknowl edgements, (9) References, (10) Figure legends, (11) Appendices, (12) Text tables, (13) Figures.

Title page

The title page should include the following: (1) The title, (2) The name(s) of the authors,(3) The institution(s) where work was performed, (4) The title (i.e MD, PhD etc), institution, and location of all authors, (5) The telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the corresponding author, (6) The institutional affiliations of each of the authors (including corporate appointments) should be acknowledged by an annotated footnote for ease of identification.

Abstract

Abstracts may not contain more than 250 words. The abstract should be formatted with the following heading: (1) Aims, (2) Methods and results, (3) Conclusion. Keywords: a maximum of six keywords may be submitted. MeSH keywords should be used.

Tables

All tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals, both within the text and in the accompanying captions.

Figures, line drawings and graphs

They should be limited to the number necessary for clarity. Figures should be saved in JPEG or TIFF format at a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dot per inch). The size of each image should preferably be a minimum of 8 cm x 8 cm. This size is equivalent to one column width of printed press.

Permissions

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holders: copyright applies to photographs and original artwork for diagrams, and it is courteous to seek permission for extensive use of factual matter in a table or box. Journals, not authors, usually retain copyright for articles. The Editorial Office will offer advice with respect to permission requests.

References

Please note that all authors should be listed (no "et al" citations will be accepted). Give authors, full title of article, name of journal, year, volume number, page extent:

Example:

Davis M, Jackson M, Borsato M. Drug-induced disorders of the liver.
Circulation. 1980;24:17-30.

Use the Index Medicus abbreviations for journal names.

Conflict of interest

At submission the editors require that all authors disclose any financial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article. All sources of funding for the work should be acknowledged in a footnote on the title page and as well in the acknowledgements within the manuscript, as should all the institutional affiliations of the authors (including corporate appointments). Other kinds of associations, such as consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interest or patent-licensing arrangements should be disclosed to the editors in the cover letter at the time of the of submission. If no conflict of interest exists, please clearly state this in the cover letter accompanying your manuscript.

Expert reviews

Submitted reviews must not exceed 5000 words, including references, figure legends and tables. The number of tables, figures and references should be appropriate to the review content and not be excessive. Oxford English style and spelling should be used. Manuscripts should be formatted for MS Word. An unstructured abstract, with not more than 250 words, must be provided. 

Case Reports and Editorials

Submitted case reports and editorials must not exceed 1500 words, including references, figure legends and tables. The number of tables, figures and references should be appropriate to the content and not be excessive. Oxford English style and spelling should be used. Manuscripts should be formatted for MS Word. For Case reports the following scheme must be use: Introduction, Case presentation, Discussion, Conclusion, References. An unstructured abstract, with not more than 250 words, must be provided. Keywords: a maximum of six keywords may be submitted.

Letters to the Editor

The letter should not exceed 500 words and a reply will be solicited by the Editors.