Author Guidelines

The SJMS publishes original articles, review articles, met analysis, case reports, Letters to the Editor, short communications and commentaries.

Manuscripts submitted to the SJMS should be compiled in English.

 

Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using the online manuscript submission system, at: http://journal.oiu.edu.sd/index.php/sjms. Authors, reviewers, and editors send and receive all correspondences through this system.

 

First, editor evaluates the article, if it meets our publication interest it will be checked forsimilarity by iThenticate program, then send to double blind peer-review. According to reviewer comments editor made a decision based on several categories’, accept in present form, accept after minor revision, Re-submit after major revision, or Reject.

 

The identities of the reviewers will not be revealed, and the reviewers will be blinded to the names of the authors and the institutions from which the manuscripts have been sent (Double blind review).

 

Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by 2 or more experts in the corresponding field.

 

Accepted manuscripts are requested to be proofread by authors.

 

Copy editing is done by the KE specialized team.

 

There is no charge for submitting and processing a paper until policy change.

 

Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the SJMS. Corresponding author must submit the journal's copyright transfer agreement, which includes a section on the disclosure of potential conflicts of interest.

 

SJMS is an open access journal. Articles are freely available on the journal website for any user, worldwide, immediately upon publication without additional charge. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)

 

Manuscript Preparation

The format of Sudan JMS complies with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to

Biomedical Journals”, as published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in

Vancouver (the widely accepted “Vancouver style“): see http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/.

Manuscripts, including tables, references, and figure legends, must be typewritten, double spaced,

on 8 ½ x 11 inch (21.5x 28 cm) or A4 paper, with margins of at least one inch (2.5cm). Times New

Roman is the preferred font type with font size 12. Pages should be numbered consecutively,

beginning with the title page and continuing through the last page of typewritten material.

References

References are to be listed, double-spaced, in consecutive numerical order according to the order of citation

in the manuscript. Once a reference is cited, all subsequent citations should be to the original number. All

references must be cited in the text or tables and appear as superscript number without brackets.

Unpublished data and personal communications will not be accepted as references. References (Vancouver

style) to journal articles should include, in this order: (1) authors. (2) title. (3) journal name (as abbreviated in

Index Medicus). (4) year. ( 5) volume and issue number, (6) inclusive page numbers. (7) DOI number of article.

References to books should include (1) authors (2) chapter title (if any), (3) editor's names (if any), (4) title of

book. (5) City of publication, (6) publisher, (7) year and (8) DOI number (if any). Volume and edition numbers

and specific page numbers should be included when appropriate. The authors are responsible for their correct

textual citation. Refer to reference citations and listing in the text for proper format.

Illustrations

All illustrations (“figures”) and tables must be numbered. Photographs must be high contrast Written

permission must accompany any photograph in which the subject can be identified or any figure or table that

has been previously published.

Bioethics

All manuscripts reporting the results of experimental investigation involving human subjects should include a

statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from each subject or subject’s guardian, after

ethical approval of the experimental protocol by a local human ethics committee.Title Page

The title page must contain (1) Title of the article, (2) Correct names of each author plus academic degrees for

each, (3) Each author’s official academic and/or clinical title and affiliation, (4) Name and address of the

institution(s), (5) name and address of author to whom correspondence should be sent, if it differs from the

first author, and (6) Any disclaimers. For case reports, it is recommended that the number of authors be limited

to four. Acknowledgment of support should be included in the Acknowledgment section at the end of the

article.

The title page must contain (1) Title of the article, (2) Correct names of each author plus academic degrees for

each, (3) Each author’s official academic and/or clinical title and affiliation, (4) Name and address of the

institution(s), (5) name and address of author to whom correspondence should be sent, if it differs from the

first author, and (6) Any disclaimers. For case reports, it is recommended that the number of authors be limited

to four. Acknowledgment of support should be included in the Acknowledgment section at the end of the

article.

Abstracts

All original articles must contain an abstract of not more than 250 words. The abstract should include

statements of background, materials and methods of study, results, and conclusion.

Manuscript Format

Most original articles should have the following format: Introduction: (the question the paper intends to

answer), Materials and Methods: (the study design and methods, definitions such as for diagnostic criteria, the

population or patient samples, and laboratory and statistical methods), Results: (the pertinent findings in a

logical sequence with tables and figures as necessary) and Discussion: (conclusions based on the findings,

evidence from the literature that supports the conclusions, conflicting evidence, applicability of the

conclusions, and implications for future research or clinical applications).

Legends

Each table should be typed double-spaced, including all headings. Verify tabular statistics to make sure they

tally and match data cited in the text. Each table must have a legend.

Tables

Each table should be typed double-spaced, including all headings. Verify tabular statistics to make sure they

tally and match data cited in the text.

 

Any manuscript should contain the following declarations:

Declarations:

1-            Acknowledgements:

2-            Ethics approval:

3-            Competing interests:

4-            Availability of data and material:

5-            Funding:

6-            Abbreviations and Symbols: