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Author Guidelines

Authors would prepare their manuscript following the instructions for authors given below before submitting it. Manuscripts must be written in English. The entire text and references should be single-spaced and one-column. The Font and size include Open Sans 16 point for the title (initial caps of the title),12 point for author's name and 10 point for affiliations and corresponding's email. 10 point for abstract and 12 point for the main text and the section headings in the body of the text,double spaced,in A4 format with 2cm margins and the text of Manuscript should be justified. The manuscript must be saved in a document format and should not contain page numbers.

Organization of the Manuscript




Materials and Methods






Cover Letter

Title Information: The title of the article should be informative,brief,centered and bold. Author’s names and contact information should include the author’s university affiliation,current position,mailing address,e-mail,and phone number.

Abstract and Key Words: Start with the title "Abstract" left justified,bold,initial caps. This should be followed by the abstract text (250 – 350 words) typed in single space. Left justify all paragraphs,with no indent,and single space between paragraphs. Do not cite references in the abstract and use the following headings: Background,rationale for study; Methods and Results,brief presentation of methods and presentation of significant results; Conclusions,short statement of data interpretation. Insert 3 to 5 Key Words after abstract.

Introduction: State the reason for the work,the context,background,aims and the hypotheses being tested. End the Introduction with a brief statement of what has been achieved.

Materials & Methods: The Materials and Methods section must be sufficiently detailed to permit others to replicate the studies. This section includes the methods and methodology the research was carried out. In this section,authors would present descriptions about research method,subjects and sampling method,research tools,statistical procedures and employed software. The Method section also must include a statement describing how informed consent was obtained from the participants (or their parents/guardians). Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

Results: This section should present evidently but briefly the research findings. The Results are presented in the form of tables or figures when possible and the text should explain or elaborate on the tabular data,but numbers should not be repeated within the text. In this section authors must provide detailed information for each statistical test applied including the type of test,specific p values,degree of freedom and other related information.

Discussion: The discussion section should be as succinct as possible and should include a brief statement of the principal findings,a discussion of the validity of the observations,a discussion of the findings in light of previous studies dealing with the same or closely related subjects,and a statement of the possible significance of the work. This section ends with probably recommendations for further researches.

References: AJPS conform with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ uniform (ICMJE) requirements for manuscripts references. References should be cited in the text in the Numeric style that is identified by a number,beginning with 1 for the first citation and continuing in sequence. The number should be used such as this: Flavell1 discuss the metacognition under two main headings: Metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive control …

follow the style adopted by the American Medical Association (AMA),* (pp39–79) which, in turn, is based on the style developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in 1978 in Vancouver.  
Reference Management systems
Users of the EndNote® software should select the JAMA reference style when preparing references for all paper.
Please note that authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references.  
Text citations: Cite references sequentially in text, tables, and legends by superscript Arabic numerals with no parentheses, eg, 1 or 3,4 or 10–15. Numbers should be placed after punctuation marks, eg, .3,4  Do not use Microsoft Word’s footnote/endnotes function to build the reference list as this can introduce errors during the typesetting process.
Reference list: List items numerically in the order they are cited in the text, eg, 4. Kapur NK, Musunuru K. Clinical efficiency and safety of statins in managing cardiovascular risk. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2008;4(2):341–353. Some commonly used sample references follow.  
Journal articles
Standard journal article:
Kapur NK, Musunuru K. Clinical efficiency and safety of statins in managing cardiovascular risk. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2008;4(2):341–353.
Abbreviate names of journals according to the journals list in PubMed (
List all authors if six or less, otherwise list first three only, followed by "et al.":Brandén E, Gnarpe J, Hillerdal G, et al. Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae on cytospin preparations from bronchiolar lavage in COPD patients and in lung tissue from advanced emphysema. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2007;2(4):643–650.
Group as author:
Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002;40(5):679–686.
Both personal authors and an organization as author:
Munakata M, Honma H, Akasi M; for J-STOPMetS Study Group. Sexual dysfunction in 1,274 European men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2007;4(2):415–420.
Volume with no issue but a supplement:
Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42 (Suppl 2):S93–S99.
Issue with supplement:
Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002;58(12 Suppl 7):S6–S12.
Volume with part:
Abend SM, Kulish N. The psychoanalytic method from an epistemological viewpoint. Int J Psychoanal. 2002;83(Pt 2):491–495.
Issue with part:
Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Price RE, Wright KC. Development of a large animal model for lung tumors. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2002;13(9 Pt 1):923–928.
Issue with no volume:
Banit DM, Kaufer H, Hartford JM. Intraoperative frozen section analysis in revision total joint arthroplasty. Clin Orthop. 2002;(401):230–238.
No volume or issue:
Outreach: bringing HIV-positive individuals into care. HRSA Careaction. 2002 Jun:1–6.
Type of article indicated as needed:
Lofwall MR, Strain EC, Brooner RK, Kindbom KA, Bigelow GE. Characteristics of older methadone maintenance (MM) patients [abstract]. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2002;66 Suppl 1:S105.
Article published electronically ahead of the print:
Yu WM, Hawley TS, Hawley RG, Qu CK. Immortalization of yolk sac-derived precursor cells. Blood. 2002 Nov 15;100(10):3828–3831. Epub 2002 Jul 5.
Foreign language:
Virchow R. Aetiologie der neoplastischen Geschwulst/Pathogenie der neoplastischen Geschwulste [Etiology and pathology of cancerous tumors]. Die Krankhaften Geschwulste. Berlin: Verlag von August Hirschwald; 1865:57–101. German.
Books and other monographs
Personal author(s):
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical Microbiology. 4th ed. St Louis: Mosby; 2002.
Editor(s), compiler(s) as author:
Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, eds. Operative Obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.
Author(s) and editor(s):
Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent Pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, ed. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.
Chapter in a book:
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The Genetic Basis of Human Cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002:93–113.
Conference proceedings (published):
Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13–15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.
Conference proceedings (unpublished):
Eisenberg J. Market forces and physician workforce reform: why they may not work. Poster presented at: Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges; October 28; 1995; Washington, DC.
Pagedas AC, inventor; Ancel Surgical R&D Inc., assignee. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent US 20020103498. 2002 Aug 1.
Other published material
Newspaper article:
Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicide rate: study sees drop in assault rate. The Washington Post. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 (col. 4).
Prescribing information:
Ampyra® (dalfampridine) extended release tablets [prescribing information]. New York: Acorda Therapeutics, Inc; 2010.
Package insert:
Coumadin® (warfarin sodium) [package insert]. Princeton, NJ: Bristol-Myers Squibb; 2010.
Etsey AN. Effects of Regular Ingestion of Natural Cocoa on Testicular Histology in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats [dissertation]. Accra: University of Ghana; 2009.
Clinical trial:
Pfizer. A study in patients with non-small cell lung cancer testing if erlotinib plus SU011248 (sunitinib) is better than erlotinib alone (SUN1058). Available from: NLM identifier: NCT00265317. Accessed August 1, 2011.
Unpublished material
In press:
Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. In press 2002.
Electronic material
Journal article on the Internet:
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 3 p.]. Accessed April 3, 2003.
Homepage/Website: [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: Accessed August 29, 2003.


Tables: They should be limited in numbers, simple, self-explanatory and organized according to the order they appear in the text. Assign each table a number and a brief title placed above. Any additional explanation should be given in the footnotes.

Figures: Figures must be numbered and cited in the text in numerical order. Place captions below.

Conflict of Interest: Authors must explicitly acknowledge all sources of findings and include this information in Acknowledgement section of the manuscript. Authors must also state other potential conflicts of interest including financial and non-financial, in the cover letter that accompanies the manuscript submission. Declaring a competing interest will not lead to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it.

Covering letter: It should be referred to the editor in chief and state that the manuscript has not been published previously or submitted simultaneously elsewhere.

Final proof: After acceptance and editing of the article, the galley proof is sent to the corresponding author via e-mail and the author is responsible for proof reading. Corrections should be marked clearly and the article should be returned within 48 hours.

Abbreviations and Symbols: While using only standard abbreviations, give the complete form of the abbreviation in its first use. Do not use abbreviations in the title and abstract.

Ethical considerations: The authors should certify (in the Methods) that experiments on human subjects and animals are in accordance with ethical standards of their institution and whether informed consent was obtained from the patients in the study. The patient’s rights to privacy should be considered and any identifying information should be deleted from the text, figures and tables unless it is essential for scientific purposes and the patient gives written informed consent.

The Final Checklist: The authors must ensure that before submitting the manuscript for publication, they have taken care of the following: 1- The title of the article should be informative, brief, centered and bold. Authors’ details (full name, academic member and affiliation), and e-mail address of the corresponding author. 2-Abstract in structured format up to 250-350 words (150 words for short communications) 3-References mentioned according to the Instruction to Authors section. 4-Make sure for Heading of tables, their numbers and Captions of illustrations. Don’t repeat the information in tables if it is covered in the text. 5-Photographs / illustrations along with their captions. 6-Letter of Undertaking signed by all the authors. 7-Disclosure regarding source of funding and conflict of interest if any besides approval of the study from respective Ethics Committee / Institution Review Board. 8-Covering letter


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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