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Instruction of Author

         Submit two hard copies of the manuscript and of the figures. Also submit one copy on “CD”.  All manuscripts should be accompanied by a covering letter from the author responsible for correspondence regarding the manuscript.

General Requirements:  Manuscripts must be written in English. Type the manuscript on white bond paper, 8½x11 inches, with margins of at least 1½ inch. Type on one side of the paper only, double-spacing every page. Begin each of the following sections on separate page and in the following order: title page, abstract, introduction, materials and method, results, discussion, acknowledgements, references, tables and figures (each on a separate page), and legends. Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. Type the page number in the upper right-hand corner of each page.

Title Page should include: (1) concise and informative title; (2) complete name of each author; upto ten authors may be cited; (3) complete affiliation for each author, with the name of department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed; and (4) name, address and telephone number of one author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript.

Abstract:  This should be structured and under
the following headings:  (i) Background  (ii) Methods  (iii) Results  (iv) Conclusions. It should not exceed 250 words. State the purpose of the study or investigation, basic procedures (study subjects or experimental animals and observational and analytic methods), major findings (specific data and their statistical significance, briefly) and the principal conclusions. Emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observation.

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Presentation: The text of Original Scientific and Methodology Articles is usually divided into the following sections; Introduction, Patient and Methods, Results and Discussion. The text of original, scientific paper, exclusive of the abstract, legends, tables and references, should not exceed 5000 words.

Case Reports should contain a concise description of no more than 1250 words, exclusive of the abstract, legends, tables and references, illustrated with no more than 3 figures, emphasizing the aspects and including methodology, data and correlative studies.

References: should be cited in consecutive numerical order at first mention in the text and designated by the reference number in parenthesis. References appearing in a table or figure should be numbered sequentially with those in text.

The reference list must be typed double-spaced and numbered consecutively, as in the text. The journal follows Index Medicus style for references and abbreviates journal names according to the list of journals indexed in Index Medicus. The author is responsible for the accuracy of all references and must verify them against the original document.

 

Tables and Figures

Tables: Type each table double-spaced on a separate page. Do not submit tables as photographs. Tables should be self-explanatory and should supplement, not duplicate the text. Each table must be cited in consecutive numerical order in the text. Number the tables consecutively with an Arabic number following the word TABLE.

Illustrations:  These should clarify and augment the text. The selection of sharp, high-quality illustrations is of paramount importance. Figures of inferior quality will be returned to the author for correction or replacement. Submit three complete sets of glossy illustrations, no smaller than 3-½x5 inches nor larger than 8x10 inches. Do not send original artwork.  Each illustration must be numbered and cited in consecutive order in the text. Illustrations should be identified on a gummed label affixed to the back of each illustration.  Colour illustrations will be considered for publication, but the author is responsible for all charges relating to separations and printing. An estimate of these charges will be sent to the author at the time of production.  All submitted illustrations become the property of JRMC, and will not be returned unless the manuscript is rejected. 

        The Editorial Board retains the traditional rights to style, shorten or reject the paper submitted for publication.

Undertaking: Give an undertaking that “This paper is the original research work of the authors and has not been submitted for a concurrent publication or published before in any other journal”.

Acknowledgements: Acknowledge persons or agencies contributing substantially to the work, including any grant support.