Information For Authors

• Please aim for an article of 2,500 to 3,000 words, which with headings and illustrations will cover about four pages of the journal
• Articles should be of general interest, to both primary and secondary care
• Your manuscript should be typed in double spacing
• References should be presented in the Vancouver style. No more than 25 references should be used. The definitive article on the Vancouver system can be found in Journal of the American Medical Association or the New England Journal of Medicine “Journal article. Connors MM. Risk perception, risk taking and risk management among intravenous drug users: implications for AIDs prevention. Soc Sci Med 1992;43(6):591-601. List all authors”
• The origin of all photographs must be clearly marked and be acknowledged in the text
• The origin of all tables and figures must be clearly marked. If from a source other than the author must be acknowledged in the text
• It is the responsibility of the author to gain consent for all photographs and written permission to use tables, figures and any other material which has been previously published. It is also encouraged for authors to suggest a peer reviewer for their article
• It would be preferable for every author to make a clear statement that there is no conflict of interest when submitting their article
• All authors must declare if their article has been published elsewhere
• At the end of each article, every author should clearly write their full name, degree and address for correspondence
• Case reports, audit and systemic reviews will be gratefully accepted
• A letter of acceptance will be sent within 48 hours of receipt of the article. The hope is to have a turnaround time of paper review to be around three weeks. Pre-submission queries directly to the Editor are very welcome
• The journal will be published in April, August and November each year, therefore submissions should arrive by the end of March, July or October
• Author assistance in writing, editing, or criticism can be provided via the editorial assistant Mrs Tracey RobertsCuffin.