Instructions for authors

Authors are advised that Avicenna is a supporter of the CONSORT Statement, an evidence-based, minimum set of recommendations for reporting randomized controlled trials. It offers a standard way for authors to prepare reports of trial findings, facilitating their complete and transparent reporting, and aiding their critical appraisal and interpretation.

In addition, we also adhere to the guidelines in the TREND Statement, a 22-item checklist specifically developed to guide standardized reporting of nonrandomized controlled trials.

Where appropriate, authors should also adhere to the STARD Statement.

How to prepare a manuscript

Article types: We predominantly publish one of 5 main article types:
Research articles should describe a piece of original research, with results (positive or negative) which advance the scientific field or add evidence to a proposed theory. All research articles are expected to be appropriately referenced, citing all prior research pertinent to the work being presented.
Review articles are typically commissioned by the editor-in-chief. If you have an idea for a review article, please contact us in the first instance.
Case studies are detailed reports of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of an individual.
Editorials are usually reserved for the editor-in-chief and editorial board. However guest editorials will occasionally be commissioned. Again, if you wish to be considered for writing an editorial, please email us at [email protected] 
Letters: We encourage readers of the journal to engage in formal communication with the journal via a Letter to the Editor. Letters should typically be short (<500 words), concise and consist of no more than 3 authors and 5 references. Letters to the Editor should be submitted via the manuscript submission system.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal should be original work and not have been submitted elsewhere. All new submissions are run through the iThenticate plagiarism software checker to detect any possible cases of plagiarism.

The manuscript should contain line numbering and pages should be numbered starting with the title page using Arabic numerals. Use double spacing and start each section in a new page (Title, Introduction, Methods, Result, etc.). The title page should be the only document containing the author's affiliation details. All other documents submitted online other than the title page should be anonymised for the purpose of the double blind peer review process.

Please ensure that submissions do not exceed 6500 words. Manuscript documents should be submitted to [email protected] in Word format. Other file formats will be accepted only for figures/image files.

Figures should be of a high quality. Colour figures are welcomed. Tables should each be on a separate page and separate from the legends.

References should be listed numerically at the end of the article in their order of appearance. The references must be given in the Vancouver style.

Manuscripts are normally published in English but Arabic text can be considered if written in scientific format and language.

Articles accepted for publication are subject to editorial revision. Revised manuscripts submitted should contain track changes highlighting the revisions made and response to reviewers are also required. Revisions not containing track changes will be sent back to authors.

The Editor and the Journal are not responsible for the views and statements of the authors as presented in their contributions.

For the purpose of article archiving, CLOCKSS system has the permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.

Article processing charges are not currently applicable.

To submit your manuscript to the journal, please email it to: [email protected] 

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