Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care

Instructions to Authors

Traditionally the journal publishes a roughly equal mix of original research articles and case reports. It also publishes reviews, evidence-based reviews, editorials, correspondence and other relevant material. Original submissions are welcomed. Case reports have to be short, not exceeding 5 printed pages with the references, and original articles up to 10 pages including references. 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. 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 go to the following link: https://www.editorialmanager.com/jemtac/default.aspx

File preparation

Prepare your manuscripts into the following files before submitting:

1) Cover page file which includes the following:

  • The title of the article, the title should reflect the content of the article. Be specific, not general. If relevant, mention the study period and location, the international scientific name of the studied organism or the experimental design (e.g. case study or randomized controlled trial). 
  • Authors’ names, affiliations of all authors, and email address of the corresponding author.

2) Manuscript file: It includes the abstract with the keywords; main body of article followed by the reference list. This is the file which goes to peer-reviewers, so please ensure it does not reveal your names or affiliations.

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. Authors are advised to study thoroughly the following: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: Uniform requirements of manuscripts submitted to biomedical journal Br. Med. J. 1982; 284: 1766-70.

The manuscript 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 S.I. units of measurements are preferred. Authors are advised to assemble, analyze and present their data according to: Altman DG et al. Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals. Br. Med. J. 1983; 286: 1489-1493.

3) Appendix files: Tables, figures and image files should be clearly labelled. You can submit separate files for figures, images and tables or have them combined in one file. The location of tables and figures should be indicated in the body of article. Tables are needed in a text mode, not as images (create tables using the Word processing software).  If you are a Macintosh user, you must also type the extension at the end of the file name you choose. All illustrations should be numbered and have clear relevant captions. Figures should be of a high quality. Colour figures are welcomed.

Ethical policies

Your submission to the Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma & Acute Care 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/about, https://publicationethics.org/files/Full%20set%20of%20English%20flowcharts_9Nov2016.pdf.

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.

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 softwares, 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.

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

Article processing charges (APC) are not applicable as Hamad Medical Corporation covers all submission and publication fees.

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