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Arrange the manuscript in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement and References.
Title page: It should contain a concise informative title for the article, authors’ details (full name, academic member and affiliation), running title as well as mailing address, telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
Abstract: It should be organized in separate parts of background/aim, methods, results, conclusion and three to five standard keywords selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The abstract should not exceed 250 words (150 words for short communications). Avoid using abbreviations in the abstract.
- The abstract of case reports should contain a summary of the presented case and the reason for reporting the case.
- The abstract of review articles should contain a concise summary of the main points addressed in the article.
Introduction: It should contain the background and objectives of the study. Avoid mentioning data or conclusions of the study in this part.
Materials & Methods: It should contain a detailed explanation of all the steps taken in the research except those that refer to standard techniques. All the drugs and chemicals used in the study should be identified precisely (generic name, dose and route of administration). For all used instruments give the manufacturer’s name and location: city/ state/ country). Mention any statistical method or computer program used in the study.
Results: This part presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations should contain only the results of the presented study and the results should be organized according to their order of importance. Refer to the table number instead of repeating the table contents in the text.
Discussion: Avoid repeating whatever has been said in the introduction or results sections. Relate and compare the findings with the results of other relevant studies. Emphasize the significant aspects of the study and the conclusions and mention the implications for further research.
Acknowledgement: Any type of technical, financial and material help that do not justify authorship should be mentioned as acknowledgment at the end of text.
Tables: They should be limited in numbers, simple, self-explanatory and organized according to the order they appear in the text. Assign each table a number and a brief title placed above. Any additional explanation should be given in the footnotes.
Figures: Figures must be numbered and cited in the text in numerical order. Place captions below.
References: They should be complied numerically according to the order of their appearance in the text and be written in Vancouver style. List all authors when there are six or fewer; when there are more than six authors, list the first six ones, then “et al.”