Guidelines for Authors
Guidelines and Instructions to Authors
The Journal MEDICAL FORUM agrees to accept manuscripts prepared in accordance with the Uniform Requirements submitted to the Biomedical Journals published in the British Medical Journal 1991;302:334-41. Revised in February 2006.
Medical forum is a Peer Reviewed Journal of all Specialties. Recognized by PMDC, HEC and Indexed by WHO, EXCERPTA MEDICA, SCOPUS Database, Pakmedinet, National Library of Pakistan, Medlip of CPSP and registered with International serials data system of France.
The material submitted for publication should be forwarded containing;
1) 3 Hard copies of Laser Print.
2) 1 Soft copy on a CD.
3) Letter of Undertaking with Authors Name, Address, Mobile Numbers, Degrees, Designations, Department of Posting and Name of Institution.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: It should be of 2000 to 3000 Words, not more than 6 Tables or Figures and at least 20 References but not more than 40.
REVIEW ARTICLE: It should be of 3000 Words with at least 40 References but not more than 60.
SHORT COMMUNICATIONS OR CASE REPORTS: It should be 600 Words with one Table or Figure and 5 References.
LETTER TO EDITOR: It should be 400 Words with 5 References.
TITLE OF THE ARTICLE; Accurate, Effective and Represent the main message of Article.
In Original Article, It should consist of the following seven subheadings: Objective, Study Design, Place and Duration of study, Materials & Methods, Results, Conclusion & Key Words and should not more than 250 Words.
The second part consists of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References
References should be entered in text Vancouver Style in ascending order and in shape of numbers & superscript (e.g. 1,2,3,4)
The start of the introduction should be Relevant. Reasons and Importance of the study should be clear. Give only strictly pertinent References and do not include data or conclusions from the work being reported.
MATERIALS & METHODS
The Population taken for the study should be uniform and Sample selection criteria should be reliable. Inclusion & Exclusion criteria should be clearly specified.
Present yours results in a logical sequence in the Text, Tables, Illustrations, figures and Graphs.
Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and conclusions that follow from them.
In this link write the goals of the study.
When appropriate, may be included.
List of all contributors who do not meet the criteria for Authorship, such as a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance or department chair who provided only general support. Financial & Material support should be acknowledged.
It should be in the Vancouver style. References should be numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text. At the end of the article, the full list of references should give the names and initials of all the authors. (if the authors are more than 6, then et al should be followed after the 6th name). Vancouver Style should be used like’ The healing of tissues by C02 laser. Br J Surg 1971;58:222-5.
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