Category: Egyptian Journal of Community Published: Sunday, 19 October 2014

Submission

Submitted manuscripts are processed with the understanding that they are not under review by other journals, have not been published in nor accepted for publication by other journals, nor have substantial overlaps with published reports. Manuscripts must be submitted through direct contact with the journal office by one of the authors of the manuscript. The corresponding author takes responsibility for the article throughout the submission and peer review process.
Covering letter
All the submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter including title and author(s) name and exclusively indicates that the manuscript has not been published or under review elsewhere.
File formats
The manuscript files should be in MS Word and the graphs in MS Excel. The photos must be send with high resolution (600 dpi or more) in JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PDF or PSD format.
Manuscript preparation
The submitted manuscripts should have the following sections:
First (title) page
The first page should contain:
The article title
Full names (first names; middle-name initials, if applicable; and last names) of all authors
Their affiliations; d) a short running title not more than 40 characters (including spaces)
The name and contact details of the corresponding author
Any potential conflict of interests or any source of financial support should also be disclosed on this page.
Second page
The second page should contain the abstract and keywords:
Abstract
It should be structured and contains:
Background, explaining why the study was done
Objective, stating explicitly the specific objectives
Methods, explaining how the study was conducted
Results, presenting the main findings
Conclusion, describing the main points and potential implications
Minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the Abstract. The Abstract length should not be more than 250 words.
Keywords
Provide Five to ten keywords, preferably selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of the Index Medicus.
Other pages
The text should have the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, if necessary, and References.
Tables:
All tables should be written at the end of paper (after the list of references).
Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.
Tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
For each table, please supply a table title explaining the components of the table.
Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table title.
Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table, significance values and other statistical data (use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, , **, ††, ‡‡)
Figures:
Figures should be of high quality art work and mounted on separate pages.
The legend should be placed below.
The same data should not be presented in tables, fig­ures and text, simultane­ously.
References:
The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the References provided. References must be numbered consecutively in order of citation in the text. References in the text should appear as superscript Arabic numerals.
Examples of commonly used references are:
Journal Article:
McBride DI, Williams S. Audiometric notch as a sign of noise induced hearing loss. Occup Environ Med 2009;58:46-51.
Section in Book:
Ellenhorn M, Schonwald S. Lead poisoning. In: Ellenhorn M, ed. Ellenhorn’s Medical Toxicology: Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Poisoning. 2nd ed. New York, Williams and Wilkins,2009:1564-79.
Book:
Morgan WKC, Seaton A. Occupational Lung Diseases. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 2009.
Web site:
WHO. Occupational and community noise. 2008, Available online at: http://www.who.int/topics/adolescent_health/en/ (Accessed September 14, 2014).

Personal communications and unpublished data including manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted for publication should not be used as a reference. Nonetheless, they may be placed in parentheses in the text.
Periodical titles should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus. If the cited journal is not covered by Index Medicus, mention the complete name of the journal.
Inclusive page numbers should be given for all references.
Print surnames and initials of all authors when there are four or less. In the case of five or more authors, the names of the first three authors followed by et al should be listed.
Abbreviations:
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Ethical Considerations

Researches which involve human beings (or animals) must adhere to the internationally-accepted ethical codes such as the Declaration of Helsinki. Reports of animal experiments must state that the Principles of Laboratory Animal Care were followed. The Journal Office may ask for relevant documents, like consent forms, Ethics Committee approvals, or even raw data.

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