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Author Guidelines

Gomal Journal of Medical Sciences (GJMS) is published bi-annually by Gomal Medical College, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. It follows the uniform requirements for submission of manuscripts.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts containing original material are accepted only. Neither the article nor any part of its essential substance should be submitted for publication elsewhere before appearing in this journal. Please submit the manuscript in MS word format by creating an account or login to an existing account.

Title Page

  • Please make sure to include the information regarding all authors during the submission process. This list should identify the Principal author and Co-authors in order desired to appear in the print.
  • The person responsible for future inquiry should be identified and his address along with telephone /fax /cell number /e-mail address should be given.

Language

  • The native languages of Editors are Urdu and Pushto but GJMS is published in English.
  • Try to follow the British English but do not hesitate to use American English where convenient.

Abstract

It should be provided on a separate page, not exceeding 250 words. It should have the following sub-headings: Background, Material and Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

Keywords

Two to ten key words per manuscript should be given. These must be included in MeSH of Index Medicus.

Original Article

The main part of the original research article should have the following sub-headings: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.

Abbreviations

  • Standard abbreviations should be used only.
  • For every abbreviation the full word should be given at first with abbreviation in parenthesis.

Tables and Illustrations

  • Each table should have a number and brief title.
  • Illustrations should be of good quality.
  • Each table or illustration should have an accompanying legend.
  • If a table or an illustration has been reproduced from a published work the source must be given.
  • The author must obtain permission to reproduce the previously published material or illustrations that may identify human subject.

References

  • References should be given in digits as superscripts within the text, as in the standard medical journals.
  • Vancouver style should be followed, e.g. 1. Ishaq T, Khattak MI, Amin S, Haq NU. Frequency and risk factors for hepatitis C among pregnant women. Gomal J Med Sci 2011; 9:166-9.
  • Journal titles should be abbreviated as in Index Medicus. If not in Index Medicus then it should be abbreviated as by the journal itself
  • In case of more than six authors, et al should be added after six authors.

Units of Measurements

Systems International (SI) units to be preferred where possible.

Drug Names

Generic names of drugs are preferred. Where essential the brand names can be given in parenthesis. 

Permissions

Material taken from other sources must be accompanied by written statement from both the author and publisher giving permission for production.

Review and Publication

Gomal Journal of Medical Sciences (GJMS) is a peer-reviewed journal. Manuscripts are initially examined by the Editorial Board and then sent to at least two reviewers, one from Pakistan and another from a developed country in the field of medical research. Comments of reviewers are conveyed to the authors if deemed necessary for correction.Rejected manuscripts are returned back to authors. Accepted ones are kept on the waiting list for publication.
Please also visit the web sites of World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Uniform Requirements for Medical Editors, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) to get more information.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission is neither previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in MS Word format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references are provided.
  4. The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures and tables are placed within the text at appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. Does not infringe patients privacy; An informed consent obtained if such information was essential for scientific purposes. (Copy uploaded as “Supplementary File” if applicable.)
  8. When reporting experiments on human subjects, the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards and the Helsinki Declaration. When reporting experiments on animals, the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
 

Copyright Notice

The authors agree that Gomal Journal of Medical Sciences (GJMS) owns the copyright of all the material submitted for publication.

GJMS has the right to reproduce, transmit, publish or distribute the contribution in the journal or otherwise.

 

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