Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Ann Dent UM follows your paper your style approach during initial submission.

Manuscript can be submitted as: Letter to Editor (max 1000 words) Research Article (max 4000 words), Review Article (max 4000 words), Brief/Short Communication (max 2000 words including references with not more than 2 figures and tables, please avoid subheadings), Case report (max 4000 words), Perspective or Opinion paper (max 4000 words), and Hypothesis paper (max 4000 words).

Word Limit: Authors are required to follow the word limit as mentioned above for different categories of manuscripts. Number of words should be counted including references, table and figure legends.

Title page: Please submit separate title page with the title of the manuscript; a short title; name, affiliation and email address of each author; name of the corresponding author.

Abstract: Abstract must be written to highlight - why the research is carried out and the important outcomes of the study. Word limit for Abstract is maximum 200. Provide a list if 4-6 key words after the abstract in the abstract page.

Text: Each manuscript may contain following sections, as appropriate according to the category of the manuscript: (i) Introduction (ii) Materials and Methods (iii)  Results and Discussion (can be combined or separated), and (iv) any subheadings as needed for the manuscript.

Case report can follow any format as long as it is self-describing. Publication of any personal information about an identifiable living patient requires the explicit written consent of the patient or guardian.

References: There is no specific requirement for reference writing during initial submission. Authors are encouraged to use reference manager. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to fix the reference according to the Vancouver reference style.

Few examples are given below:
Journal Article:
Guilbert TW, Morgan WJ, Zeiger RS, Mauger DT, Boehmer SJ, Szefler SJ, et al. Long-term inhaled corticosteroids in preschool children at high risk for asthma. N Engl J Med. 2006;354(19):1985-1997.
Books- Personal author(s):
Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Moore PK. Pharmacology. 5th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 2003.
Books - Editor(s) or compiler(s) as authors:
Beers MH, Porter RS, Jones TV, Kaplan JL, Berkwits M, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 18th ed. Whitehouse Station (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 2006.
Books - Authored chapter in edited publication:
Glennon RA, Dukat M. Serotonin receptors and drugs affecting serotonergic neurotransmission. In: Williams DA, Lemke TL, editors. Foye's principles of medicinal chemistry. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002.
Electronic material:
World Health Organization (WHO). Mortality country fact sheet 2006 [internet]. Geneva: WHO; 2006. Available from:

If applicable, manuscript MUST be submitted with: (i) evidence of Ethics approval, (ii) Acknowledgement, (iii) Conflict of interest statements, (iv) Statement of Informed Consent, and (vi Author contribution statement.

Submit manuscripts using online submission form.