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.

Peer review

Submissions to Avicenna undergoes double-blind peer review process.

Ethical policies

Your submission to Avicenna Journal is based on quality and integrity of research. HBKU Press is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and adheres to the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. We take publication ethics very seriously: https://publicationethics.org/core-practices.

Please ensure that the paper was not published before and is not a duplication of another published work. If your paper is a replication study (i.e. using the methodology, different audience etc.,) you must indicate that and cite the original study replicated. There are certain guidelines when conducting a replication study, please ensure to follow them.

Malpractice statement:

In order to facilitate acceptance of your paper and facilitate peer review, please ensure you have attended to the following:

Integrity: an accurate, verifiable, and complete representation of how the study/work was done and the outcome.
Content quality: the quality of the methodology, completeness of data, and interpretation of results rather than (and perhaps instead of) positive or negative results alone.
Content completeness: the research is as complete as possible, especially the description of the methodology and the results. Reporting should be in accordance with the best practice for their discipline.
Plagiarism: HBKU Press runs similarity checks on submissions, via software, for similarity to previously published work. When copying some sections from other sources you need to cite them properly and summarize the sections in your own words.

We are a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and hence; we follow the COPE code of conduct for publishing process. Kindly refer to their website for further instructions https://publicationethics.org/


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Copy-Right Statement

All content published in Avicenna is open-access and is licensed and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Authors retain full copyright to their individual works.

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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 anonymized for the purpose of the double blind peer review process.

Please ensure that submissions do not exceed 5000 words, including maximum of 25 references. 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. Colored 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.

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

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