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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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 the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


apers reporting original research findings should follow this format; Title page, Abstract,
Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, acknowledgement and
References. The text of Research articles and Reports should not exceed 3000 words
(Excluding References).

The number of tables and figures should
not exceed 5.
Title page: manuscript's title, all authors full names, highest degrees and affiliations. The
corresponding author both e-mail address and fax number should be provided.
Abstract; should be structured in this format: Background, Aims, Methods, Results, and
An Arabic summary with the title, authors’ names, highest degrees and affiliations must be
Keywords: 3 - 6 keywords should be provided.
State the purpose of the article and its rationale. Give only pertinent
references and do not include data from the work being reported.
Methods: A clear description of the methodology used in the study (patients, laboratory
materials and other methods used) as well as the subjects' selection. Inclusion and exclusion
criteria should be mentioned. Identify apparatus (give the manufacturer name and address in
parenthesis) and procedures in sufficient details. Identify precisely all chemicals and drugs
used. State clearly the nature of the study, the tools used in data collection and statistical
methods used for each analysis.
Results: Present results in logical sequence. Emphasize and summarize only important
findings. Results may be presented in form of text, tables and figures. Avoid repetition of
data in the three forms. Tables and figures should be accompanied with clear descriptive
Discussion: This part should focus on discussing the results obtained. Avoid repetition of
the results. Relate the observations and findings to other relevant studies. This part ends with “In conclusion” which should summarize the final outcome of the study, linked with
the objectives of the study and should be supported by study data.
Acknowledgement: This also includes Authors contributions, Conflict of Interest, Ethical
References: To follow the Vancouver style of referencing. They should be numbered
consecutively in the order they are first mentioned Arabic numbers. All references must be
cited in the text or tables. All six authors must be provided. If there are more than six
authors then write only the first 3 authors and et al. They should contain the following
elements as appropriate: name(s) and initial(s) of author (s); title of paper or book in its
original language plus translation; for research articles, abbreviated name of journal plus
volume number and page range; for books and other texts, place of publication (city and
country) and name of publisher (commercial or institutional); and date of publication and
DOI number; for texts published exclusively on the Internet, exact URL of the page cited
and date when last accessed.
Tables & Figures including the legends must be placed at the end of the manuscript.
Number tables and figures consecutively in order of their first citation in the text and supply
a brief title for each table or figure. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading.
Explain in footnotes all nonstandard abbreviations that are used in each table.

Units and measurements: Give measurement of length, height and weight in metric units.
Give all hematological and clinical chemicals in SI units; equivalent values in traditional
units could be used with or without the SI units.
Abbreviations and Symbols: Use only standard abbreviations. AVOID abbreviations in
title and abstract. The full term for which abbreviation stands should precedes its first use in
the text.
Ethics: In experiment on human subjects should follow the guidelines of Ethics Committee
(country or institution). The manuscript should include a statement confirming that an
informed consent was obtained from each subject.
Language: articles will be accepted in English with Arabic abstract.

Review article

ritical assessments of research on topics of relevance to health
problems and health sciences. These should contain sections dealing with objectives,
sources, methods of selection, compilation and interpretation of data and conclusions. The
text should not exceed 3000 words (excluding the accompanying abstract, references, tables
and figures), and should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words. The
number of tables and figures should not exceed 5.

Case Report

Only reports of cases of an unusual nature are considered for publication.
Text should include an Introduction, the Report of the case(s) and a Discussion. The text
should not exceed 1500 words and the number of references kept to a minimum. The
abstract should not exceed 150 words.


Manuscript specifications (length, references, tables/ figures) are the same as a
research article, but abstract length should not exceed 150 words.

Short research communications

Articles which do not constitute a complete research study but are of particular relevance or importance to health issues in the region may be considered for publication. The text should not exceed 1500 words (excluding references), and should be accompanied by a structured abstract of not more than 150 words. The number of tables and figures should not exceed 3.


 (i.e. papers reporting on research/ issues of health relevance to the White
Nile State). Manuscript specifications (references, tables/figures) are the same as a short
research communication, but maximum length is 1000 words. The abstract (unstructured)
for submissions purposes should not exceed 150 words,

Letter to Editor

 Should be no more than 400 words, no more than 4 references, no more
than one table or figure and no more than 4 authors.

Academic activity

El Imam El Mahdi Journal of Health Sciences publishes short reports of academic activities
(seminars, conferences and workshops) convened in the University of El Imam El Mahdi.
The report should include; a brief description of the activity, it's main objectives, summary
of the important papers presented and the main recommendations of that activity.

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