Submission Instruction

Manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief, including title,
author(s) name, a statement declaring that the article has not been published or submitted elsewhere
and names of 5 referees. In case the manuscript was rejected by some other journal(s), the author(s)
must provide us full information for proper analysis. Manuscript should be typed double space using
Microsoft word with clear margins on both sides. Tables, as well as illustrations should be typed and
drawn on separate sheets. Do not submit tables as photographs. The figures should be sent in the format
of JPEG or GIF, which will produce high quality images in the online edition of the journal.
2. Electronic submission:
Submission is only acceptable online at URL:
3. The manuscript should include:
Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results,Discussion; Acknowledgements and References.
  • Title page: The complete title of the manuscript, the name of all the authors with their latest
qualification, their affiliation, address for correspondence with telephone numbers, e-mail, and Fax
  • Abstract: All original articles must accompany a structured abstract up to 250 words. It should be
structured as Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion followed by 3 to 5 Keywords. Use
terms from the Medical Subject Headings (Mesh) list of index medicus (
mesh/MBrowser.html). Care must be taken to ensure that the abstract reflects the content of the
article accurately.
  • Introduction: This part should summarize the purpose and rationale for the study. It should neither
review the subject extensively nor should it indicate data or conclusions of the study.
  • Materials & Methods: This should include exact methods, observations or experiments. If an
apparatus is used, its manufacturer’s name and address should be mentioned in parenthesis. If the
method is established, give citation but if the method is new, give enough information so that others
will be able to perform it in future studies. If a drug is used, its generic name, dose and route of
administration must be given. For patients, age, gender with mean age±standard deviation must be
mentioned. The applied statistical methods and Info system must be mentioned as well.
  • Results: This part must be presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations. The contents of the
tables should not be repeated in the text, instead, a reference to the table number may be given. Long
articles may need sub-headings within some sections (especially the Results and Discussion parts)
to clarify their contents.
  • Discussion: This section should emphasize on the present findings and the differences or similarities
with other works done by other researchers in the field. The detailed data should not be repeated in
the discussion. Emphasize on the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that
are drawn from them. It must be stated whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false
or no conclusions can be derived.
  • Acknowledgements: All the contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be
covered in the acknowledgements section. It should include persons who provided technical help,
writing assistance and departmental head who only provided general support. Financial and material
support should also be acknowledged.
  • Tables and Figures: Tables should be provided together with their captions and legends, will be
intelligible with minimal reference to the text. They should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.) as they appear
in the text. All the illustrations should bear the author’s name and orientation (top, bottom, etc.) and
be numbered accordingly. Photographs must be originals with high quality.
  • References: All the manuscripts should be accompanied by a list of relevant references. Reference
should be made to locally published studies using proper literature search. To minimize errors in the
references, author(s) should verify them against the original documents. Authors are responsible
for the accuracy of the references. References should be numbered sequentially in the order of their
citation in the text and inserted between square brackets, e.g. (1), (6-10). The list of references should
follow the order of their citation with complete listing of authors (if there are 7 or more authors, list
the first 6 authors followed by et al.). Only published and “in press” papers and books can be cited in
the reference list. Periodical titles should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus.
Example: The Reference should provide the following information as stated in the presented models
as follows:
Journals: Russell FD, Coppell AL, Davenport AP. In vitro enzymatic processing of radio labeled
big ET-1 in human kidney as a food ingredient. Biochem Pharmacol 1998; 55(5):697-701.
• Books: Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, Wilson JD, Martin JB, Kasper DL, et al. Harrison’s
principles of internal medicine. 14th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, Health Professions Division,
• Book chapter: Porter RJ, Meldrum BS. Antiepileptic drugs. In: Katzung BG, editor. Basic and
clinical pharmacology. 6th ed. Norwalk, CN: Appleton and Lange; 1995. P 361-380.
• Conference proceedings: Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the
10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan.
Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.
• Online journals: Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease. Emerg Infect Dis
[serial online]. 1995; 1(1): [24 screens]. Available from: URL: http://www/cdc/gov/ncidoc/
EID/eid.htm. Accessed December 25, 1999.
• Website: Health on the net foundation. Health on the net foundation code of conduct (HONcode)
for medical and health web sites. Available at: html. Accessed June
30, 1998.
4. Reprints:
Three copies of the journal will be sent to the corresponding author free of charge. Additional
copies can be ordered at prices shown on the reprint order form.
5. Revision:
 Papers may be returned to authors for modification of the scientific content and/or for
shortening and language corrections. Revised version should be sent by electronic word type file to tjpm@ If a paper, which is returned to the authors for modification, is not resubmitted within two
months, it will be regarded as having been withdrawn, and any revised version received subsequently
will be treated as a new submission.
6. Proof Reading:
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author to be checked for only typographical
errors and other essential small changes. Major alterations to the text can not be accepted at this stage.
No changes in the name of the authors is permissible at this stage. Proofs must be returned to the editor
within 5 days of receipt.
7. Abbreviations and symbols:
Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid using them in the title and
abstract. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text, unless it
is a standard unit of measurement.

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