Instructions for authors
Fields of interest
· Research articles (original articles)
· State of the art articles
· Educational and provisional development articles
Instructions for authors for the preparation of research articles:
· The journal will consider contributions focusing on molecular and cellular aspects of medical science and related subjects.
The editorial process:
· Manuscripts received are acknowledged immediately. Once a paper has been evaluated, the authors will be notified of the editorial decision (in general within 2 weeks after submission).
When your paper is rejected?
1. The dual publication will lead to automatic rejection and may prejudice acceptance of future submissions.
2. Editorial board might reject papers that lack originality, poorly designed, or has no clear message.
· Research conducted on human subjects or specimens should follow the Belmont Report: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/belmont.htm
· Research on animals should follow the guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals: http://www.apa.org/science/anguide.html
Preparation of manuscripts:
· Authorship: It is understood that the corresponding author is responsible for obtaining the agreement of all co-authors of the manuscript submitted to JMRI.
A cover letter to the JMRI editorial board requesting submission and signed by all authors with a defining role of each author must accompany the manuscript copies. Submission of the manuscript implies that (submitted) manuscripts have not been published, nor will be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. An abstract in a conference before a full report is not regarded as a duplicate publication
· Format of manuscripts: Research articles should follow the standard scientific format: Abstract, Keywords, introduction, subjects and methods, results (with tables and figures as necessary) discussion, references, and acknowledgment (if any). The text should be typed double spaced on A4 sized (30x21 cm) paper. A 2 cm margin should be left at both sides of the text, 3cm wide margins at the top and bottom of the page. Pages should be numbered consecutively from the title page via the last page. All data should be expressed in units conforming to the system international (SI). One original and two photocopies of the entire manuscript should be submitted along with three sets of photographs.
The processing fee is 750 LE, paid manual in the Medical Research Institute.
The title page
· The title page should include:
1. A title as short as possible (of not more than 100 letters)
2. Details of all authors including the name and address of the institutions
3. Name and address of the author to whom the proofs and correspondence should be sent (corresponding author).
· Abstract: A short self-explanatory structured (outlining the background, aim, methods, results, and conclusion) abstract of 200 words should be submitted on a separate page followed by a brief listing of carefully selected MeSH keywords (5-8).
· Tables: Tables must be typed on separate pages (typed double-spaced) and should follow the reference list. All tables must be numbered consecutively, and each must have a brief heading (in Latin numbers) describing its contents. Any footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript characters. Tables must be referred to in the main text in order. All tables must be simple and not duplicate information given in the text.
· Illustrations: Three copies of all figures or photographs should be included with the submitted manuscript. The figures must be simple and clear. Figure number, name of the senior author, and an arrow indicating (TOP) should be typed on a gummed label and affixed to the back of each illustration. All illustrations (figures) must be numbered as cited in the text in consecutive numerical order, in Arabic numbers. Photographs must be high-contrast, with preferred size between10X13 And13X18 cm.
· Legends: Capitations for the figures must be typed; double- spaced and must not appear on the figures.
· References: List references, double-spaced in consecutive numerical order of citation in the manuscript, not alphabetically. Unpublished data will not be accepted as references. References should follow the examples:
o Hayes PC, Bouchier IA, and Beckett GJ. Glutathione S-transferase in human’s n health and disease. Gut 1990, 32: 813-18.
o Mehra M. RNA isolation from cells and tissues. Krieg PA (Ed) in A laboratory guide to RNA: Isolation, analysis, and synthesis. Wiley-Liss Inc. 1996. pp 7-12.
Corresponding to Editor – in – Chief: Ibrahim M. El-Akkary, Ph.D