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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions to Authors

The editorial board of Thi-Qar Medical Journal welcomes original articles in medicine and health related fields.

The following notes need to be followed carefully in writing the manuscripts sent to the Journal:

  1. English and Arabic articles are accepted
  2. The article should not be pre-published or presented in a conference
  3. The total number of article pages should not exceed 15
  4. Three complete copies printed on A4 papers should be supplied together with a software copy on a CD; using Microsoft Word with the following characteristics:
    1. Letter size 20 for the article title
    2. Letter size 12 for the author(s) [name(s), scientific degree(s), job title(s), and work address(es)], the article text, and sub-titles
    3. Letter size 10 for the tables and figures titles and footnotes
  5. Empty spaces from the margins should be 5 cm from all sides
  6. Papers should normally be divided into abstract in English, abstract in Arabic, introduction, materials (or patients) and methods, results, discussion and references
  7. Informative English and Arabic abstracts must be 200 words in maximum
  8. Tables, figures, and photographs should be inserted according to its reference in the text, numbered orderly and titled
  9. References should be in Vancouver style and should appear in the text by number
  10. Authors who would like to publish their articles in the journal need to pay unrefined 25000 ID as a cost for the post services and referees charges. When the article is accepted, the author needs to pay additional 25000 ID though out the letter of acceptance of the article.
  11. Author who publish articles in the journal would receive a free copy of the journal
  12. Unaccepted paper will not return bock to the Author
  13. Copy write are owned to the journal secretary

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