JOURNAL OF THE
ROYAL MEDICAL SERVICES

Official Publication for the Jordnian Royal Medical Services

Instructions to Authors


The JRMS is a peer-reviewed journal, published four times per year. Authors are invited to submit for publication articles reporting original work. Review articles are usually by invitation only. The instructions below aim to provide guidelines for manuscript preparation in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors http://www.icmje.org.
 

Submission of Manuscripts

Articles submitted for publication must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submitted material may include original investigations, review articles (after invitation from the editorial board), case reports and short communications.

The last two will be published only if they provide new fundamental knowledge. Prior to the initial submission of an article, please carefully consider that all authors' names are included as no change to authors' details will be permitted after the initial submission. The corresponding author should acknowledge that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript.

The authors should also declare that the paper is the original work of the authors and not copied (in whole or in part) from any other work. The editors reserve the right to make editorial alterations to the manuscript, including the title and the format of the article (Original Article, Case Report, etc). Proofs will be sent to the author for final approval before being sent to press.
 

Technical Requirements of the Manuscript

1. All parts of the manuscript including tables, references and legends must be typewritten using Times New Roman Font (size 12) for body text, double-spaced, on A4 paper with margins of at least 2.5cm.

2. The manuscript should have the following sequence: title page, abstract and key words, text, acknowledgements, references, tables, charts and legends for illustration (each section to start on a separate page).

Pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with the title page and total number of words should not exceed 3000 words (excluding references, tables and figure legends).

3. One original and two photocopies of the entire manuscript should be submitted to the journal along with four sets of illustrations. The author is also required to submit a soft copy of the manuscript.

4. The manuscript should be accompanied by a covering letter signed by the author and all co-authors.

5. Abbreviations should be explained at first citation in the text.
 

Authorship

All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content.

Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship, and the order of authorship adopted will be that at first submission.


Title Page

The title page should include a concise and informative title (no longer than 12 words) and should list the name, qualifications and institutional affiliation for each author.

The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed and any support in the form of grants and equipment should be listed. The corresponding authors' contact details should also be added.
 

Abstract and Key words

Original articles and brief reports should contain a structured abstract no more than 250 words. The following are typical headings: Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Case reports should contain an unstructured abstract no more than 150 words. Below the abstract authors should provide 3 to 5 key words.
 

Introduction

State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation. Give only strictly pertinent references and do not include data or conclusions from the work being reported.
 

Methods

State your selection of the observations, the age, gender, and other important characteristics of the subjects. Mention the procedures in sufficient detail to allow other researcher to reproduce the results.

State the statistical the methods used in the study together with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Avoid use of technical terms in statistics, such as “random” (which implies a randomizing device), “normal”, “significant”, “correlation”, and “sample”, not actually used in the study.
 

Results

Present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables, charts and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables, charts or illustrations. Emphasize or summarize only important observations. Other similar studies should not be discussed under results.


Discussion

Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and draw conclusions. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the introduction or the results sections. Relate the observations to other relevant studies.

Mention implications of the findings and their limitations, including implications for future research. Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the data.



Acknowledgements

Mention contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship such as technical help, financial and material support.


References

All references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text and listed at the end of the article using the Vancouver style (examples are shown below), in which the names and initials of first six authors are given after the appropriate reference number.

Specific instructions for all types of references are available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html.
Personal communications should not be included in the reference list unless they provide essential information not available from a public source.
 

1. Standard journal article

Smithline HA, Mader TJ, Ali FM, McGarry M, Ferrier TL, Cocchi MN, et al. Determining pretest probability of DVT: clinical intuition vs. validated scoring systems. N Engl J Med 2003 Apr 4; 21(2):161-2.

2. Book

Carlson BM. Human embryology and developmental biology. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2004.
 

3. 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. p. 93-113.

4.Conference paper

Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002; p. 182-91.
 

5. Article not in English

Ellingsen AE, Wilhelmsen I. Sykdomsangst blant medisin- og jusstudenter. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002; 122(8) :785-7.
 

6. Journal article on the Internet:

Terauchi Y, Takamoto I, Kubota N, et al. Glucokinase and IRS-2 are required for compensatory beta cell hyperplasia in response to high-fat diet-induced insulin resistance. J Clin Invest [Internet]. 2007 Jan 2 [cited 2007 Jan 5]; 117(1):246-57. Available from: http://www.jci.org/cgi/ content/full/117/1/246
 

7. Monograph on the internet:

Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/ html/.
 

8. Home page/website:

Department of Health. National service framework for coronary heart disease. London: DoH, 2000. www.doh.gov.uk/nsf/coronary.htm (accessed 6 Jun 2003).
 

Tables and Charts

Type or print out each table or chart on a separate sheet of paper. Number tables and charts consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading.

Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Explain in footnotes all abbreviations that are used in each table and chart for footnotes. Identify statistical measures of variations such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. For footnotes use the following symbols in this sequence: *, **, ‡, †, ‡‡, ††, §, etc.
 

Illustrations

Four sets of copies should be supplied. Each illustration should have a label pasted on its back indicating its number and title. Colored illustrations are acceptable.

When symbols, arrows, number, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend. Explain the internal scale and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs. The legends for the illustrations should be numbered and typed double-spaced at the end of the article.
 

Units of Measurement

Measurements of length, height, weight and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be given in millimeters of mercury. International System of Units (SI) should be used for other measurements.
 

Address for correspondence to the Journal

The Royal Medical Services of the Jordan Armed Forces.

Amman-Jordan

P. O. Box 855005 Amman 11855 Jordan

Tel: 5804804 Ext: 64356.

Fax: 962-6-5855871

E-mail: journal_rms@yahoo.com

              journalrms2011@gmail.com 

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