IN INDEX MEDICUS & MEDLINE, RECOGNIZED
INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
The JAMC agrees to accept manuscripts prepared in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to the Biomedical Journals", modified in 2003and available at website www.icmje.org
are accepted for consideration if neither the article nor any of its contents
has been or will be published or submitted elsewhere before appearing in JAMC.
Please submit an original manuscript with one set of original figures, two
copies of the complete manuscript and a copy (MS Word format) on 1.44 floppy
diskette. Manuscripts must be no longer than 3000 words. Use A4 size paper, and
double-space throughout. Address all submissions to the Editor, JAMC, Ayub
Medical College, Abbottabad. The corresponding author must be identified. An
undertaking signed by all the authors, (certifying originality of work and that
the article has not been or will not be published elsewhere), must accompany the
manuscript. No more than 12 names will be listed under the title; other names
will appear in a footnote.
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 reprint requests should be addressed. Any
grant/support that requires acknowledgment should be mentioned on this page.
The second page of the manuscript must contain an abstract of not more than
250 words. This abstract should consist of four paragraphs, labelled Background,
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.
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 of Index
Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements and
References should all start on a separate page from page 3 onwards.
The total number of references in an original article must not exceed 40, while
in the review articles maximum limit is 100. References must be written
double-spaced and numbered as they are cited.
style of references is that of Index Medicus. List all authors when there are
six or fewer. If there are seven or more list the first 6 followed by “et al.” The following are sample references:
Article: Khaliq MA, Khan JA and Shaheen P. Bacteriological study of drinking
water in Abbottabad. Pak J Med Res 1986; 25: 96-9.
Lewis MHR. Muscular Dystrophy. Churchill Livingstone. London. 1973
in Book: Woessner JF. Lysosomal Function. In: Dingle JT and Fell HG (Eds).
Lysoosomes, in biology and pathology. North Holland Publishing Co. London. 1969:299-329.
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. The back, of each figure should include the sequence
number, the name of the author, and the proper orientation (e.g., 'top'). 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.
OF MEASUREMENT: Authors should express all measurements in conventional
units, with System International (SI) units given in parentheses throughout the
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.
NAMES: Only generic names should be used.
Materials taken from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement
from both author and publisher giving permission to the Journal for
AND ACTION: An acknowledgment is issued after receiving the manuscript. The
manuscripts are examined by the editorial staff and are then sent for review.
The comments of reviewer are then conveyed to the corresponding author.
Acceptance letter for accepted articles are issued, and the authors are
requested to send a bank draft of Rs.
payable to 'JAMC', as processing
REPORT: Short report of cases, clinical experience, drug trials or adverse
effects may be submitted. They must not exceed 500 words, 5 bibliographic
references and one table or illustration. The report must contain genuinely new
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