Instructions to Authors
ARTICLES ACCEPTABLE FOR PUBLICATION IN THE
Medical Journal of Islamic World Academy of Sciences
1. Articles in all medical sciences of original research.
2. Editorial articles.
3. Preliminary or short communications of ongoing research,
not exceeding two type-written double spaced pages and
observing the rules for original research articles.
4. Review articles on special topics by those who have gained
significant first hand experience on the subject.
5. Original case reports are accepted only if studied sufficiently by
modern, up to date methods.
6. Theoretical articles in special fields.
7. Articles proposing new theories.
8. Science policy making articles concerning research, technology
or medical education.
9. Articles related to medical problems of developing countries
and their analytical evaluation.
10. Please choose your key words from Turkiye Science Terms
(Turkiye Bilim Terimleri http://www.bilimterimleri.com) (for
11. Letters to the editor.
Instructýons To Authors
1. Medical Journal of Islamic World Academy of Sciences (MJIAS) will publish articles written in English.
2. Papers submitted to Medical Journal of Islamic World Academy
of Sciences are accepted, only on the understanding that they
are subject to editorial evaluation, possibly revision and that
they will not be or have not been published in whole or in part
in any other periodical.
3. Editorial evaluation will depend on expert opinion of at least
4. Articles should be as brief as full documentation allows. They
may not exceed 12 type-written pages or 8000 words.
5. Manuscripts should be type-written double spaced with
wide margins on size A-4 paper. One original and two copies
including three sets of figures and tables should be sent to the
• Those who prefer using computer should utilize a recent form
of the word program. This will enable the author to send it via
internet which will naturally speed up processing.
6. The manuscript of full paper or short communication should
be arranged in the following order: full title (not to exceed 85
characters) including spaces, name(s) of author(s), names and
addresses of the institute where the work was done, abstract,
index (key) words, introduction, materials and methods,
results, discussion, acknowledgments, references, tables,
figure legends and figures. All pages should be numbered
7. Running (or short) title not more than 50 characters for page
headings, should be added to the title page.
8. Manuscripts will not be returned to the authors. Original
illustrations if so requested by the author, may be returned.
9. The first name of the author is written out followed by the first
letter of the middle name. Finally the last name of the author
is spelled out.
10. Abstract: An abstract of the whole text not exceeding 250
words, understandable without the full length paper being
read and summarizing the entire communication including
the object, the methods, the results and the conclusions
should be typed on a separate sheet.
11. A list of 1 to 5 index words or short phrases suitable for
indexing should be typed at the bottom of the abstract page
accompanying the manuscript. These terms will be printed
with the paper at the end of the abstract. If possible key words
should be selected from Index Medicus or Excerpta Medica,
12. Introduction: Should define the investigation reported and
specifically state its object. It should be sufficiently long to
Instructýons to authors
explain the motivation for this research topic, its scientific origins and background.
13. Methods: Should be clear enough to enable a person versed
with the methodology concerned to repeat the experiments
reported. The related references should be given.
14. Results: The numerical findings should be treated with
reputable statistical methods and the p values should
be mentioned. An article presenting numerical results,
evaluation will not be published.
15. Sufficient tables and descriptive figures to make the
topic understandable are encouraged. Photographs and
illustrations should be sharp and professionally presentable.
Otherwise they will be considered unfit for printing.
16. The figures obtained from the experiments and used for
drawing the graphs should also be made available to the
editor together with the graphs.
17. Discussion: Should refer to the original observations or other
sources of the knowledge on which the work depends.
18. The most important communications published earlier
should be given priority in discussion. Their results should
be compared with those of the manuscript to be printed and
the differences as well as agreements should be compared.
Explanation of some of the disagreements should be proposed if possible.
19. The major object of the work done should be evaluated in
the light of the new results of the pertinent articles in the
literature and compared to those of previous investigations.
20. Conclusions should indicate the states of the original unsolved
problem in the light of former investigations and the current
21. Standard nomenclature should be used throughout.
Unfamiliar or new terms, arbitrary abbreviations and trade
names should be defined when first used. Unnecessary
abbreviations and symbols are to be avoided.
22. Legends or illustrations and footnotes should be typed
on separate sheets, double spaced. Footnotes should be
consecutively numbered in superscript throughout the text,
but should be used as little as possible.
23. Drugs: Generic names should be used. Trade names may be
mentioned in parentheses the first time the name of the
drug appears in the text. The form of the drug used should
24. References used in the text should be given according to the
order of utilization. The first author’s family name should be
written first followed by the initials of the first and middle
names. The second and the other contributors’ should be
written as the first one. The volume, the first and last page
numbers and the year of publication should follow.
Example for the articles in the journals:
Haider SG, Rolauffs D, Coslar HG, Stuhl O, Birkofer
L. Effects of Organosilicon Compounds. Acta Anat
Example for the references in the books:
Bourassa MG, Corbara F, Lesperance J, Campeau L. Progression
of coronary disease five to seven years after aortocoronary
by-pass surgery. In Coronary Heart Disease. Stutgard, Gorge
Thieme, p 139, 1978.
25. All tables, illustrations and graphs should be numbered
in arabic numerals (Figures 1 and 2 etc.). The illustrations
and graphs should be submitted in original drawings in
India ink and two sets of sharp unmounted photographs
in good contrast and glossy paper. The letters and signs on
the photographs should be large enough and legible after
26. Authors should indicate the discipline under which their paper
should be printed: pharmacology, cardiology, urology, etc.
27. One of the authors’ name and his/her address should be
written to the end of the paper for correspondence.