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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

The Colonel Malek Medical College Journal, published by the editorial board on behalf of Colonel Malek Medical College Teachers Association. It is a biannual journal, published in January and July of each year. Colonel Malek Medical College welcomes research articles to enrich the journal. Each issue includes Editorial, Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports of exceptional merit on any discipline of medical science. The articles must be not previously or simultaneously published or under consideration for publication in any other scientific journal.

Preparation of manuscript

Manuscripts should be written in English (UK). For manual submission, this should be typed on one side of good quality A4 size papers with double space leaving wide margins (left and top 3.5 cm, right and bottom 3.0 cm) in Times New Roman font, and the table(s) and figure(s) should be attached in separate sheets referring sequentially in the text. For online submission and electronic document, MS word for windows is preferable. The manuscript should be presented sequentially as title, abstract, key words, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments (if any) and references. Numerical result should be presented in the form of either tables or figures. Title page should bear the title of the article, name of author(s) with address(es). The corresponding author’s name should be highlighted with telephone and fax (if available). E-mail addresses and the designation and place of posting of all authors are to be mentioned.

Title: The title must be informative, brief and specific.

Abstract: The abstract (preferably within 200 words) should follow immediately after the title in the first page.

Keywords: Appropriate key words (not exceeding seven) consistent with the title should be presented after the abstract.

Tables: Tables with appropriate title should conform to the page size avoiding vertical lines.

Illustrations and photographs: Illustrations (with appropriate scales) including diagrams and graphs in the text should be as ‘Figure’. Good quality printed illustration should be on separate sheets with the author’s name. Short title and proper caption should be written on the back side.

Citations and references: Citations should include author(s) and year of publication. Reference should be in Vancouver style. Items in the reference list should be referred to in the text by inserting superscript number just right to the sentence after full stop (.). If requires to insert author’s name in the text and there are more than two authors, the first author should be cited followed by ‘et al.’ The names of all authors, however, would appear in the reference list. References to the literature should be arranged in numerical order in the text, the number being in superscript position on the line. In the case of citing more than one paper of the same author(s) in the same year, the papers should be distinguished by suffixing of a small letter, e. g. Amin (2001a), Amin (2001b).

Example of references
In the text: Lumbarization and sacralization are the congenital anomalies of the lumbosacral region.1

Journals:

  1. Shaheen A and Khattak AM. Serum alkaline phosphatase level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and its relation with periodontitis. Kust Med J. 2009;1(2):51-54.
  2. Hoque MA, Ahmed DS, Banerjee PK, Rahman MA and Ashadzzaman M. Assessment of quality of life in different child-pugh stage of patients with chronic liver disease. CMMCJ. 2018;1(1):3-9.
  3. No author given-Anonymous. Coffee drinking and cancer of the pancreas [editorial]. BMJ. 1981;283:628.
  4. Issue with supplement-Gardos G, Cole JO, Haskell D, Marby D, Paine SS and Moore P. The natural history of tradive dyskinesia. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1988;8(4 Suppli):31S-37S.
  1. Article containing comment- Piccoli A and Bossatti A. Early steroid therapy in IgA nephropathy: till an open question [comment]. Nephron.1988;48:12-17.

Books:

  1. Personal author(s)-Olson JH and Armour WJ. Sports injuries and their treatment. 2nd  rev . London. 1986; p. 21.
  1. Editor(s) or complier(s) as author(s)-Diener HC and Wilknson M (Eds.). Drug induced headach. New York: Springer- Verlag. 1988;p. 12.
  1. Chapter in a book-Weinstein L and Sartz MN. Pathogenic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodmen WA Jr, SodemnWA (eds). Pathologic physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia; Saunders. 1974;pp. 457-472.

Conference proceedings: Wivian VL (ed). Child abuse and neglect: a medical community response. Proceedings of the first AMA National Conference on Child Abuse Neglect, 1984 Mar 30-31; Chicago. Chicago: American Medical Aociation, 1985.

Scintific or technical report: Akutsu T. Total heart replacement device. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health, National Hert and Lung Institute; 1974 Apr Report No: NIH-NHLI-69-2185-4.

Unpublished material: In press- Lillywhite HD and Donald JA. Pulmonary blood flow regulation in an aquatic snake. Science. In press.

Web references: Cancer Research UK. Cancer statistics reports for the UK. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/ Accessed 13 March 2003.

Submission of the manuscript

All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief as follows. It is preferable to submit the manuscript online at https://www.cmmcj.org/index.php/cmmcj after registering and/or logging in. For manual submission, two copies of the manuscript are required for submission. The authors are requested to take proper measures for preparation of the revised manuscript after reviewer’s comments. Revised manuscript (after referee’s as well as editor’s comments) in duplicate along with electronic version or (properly labeled diskette) exactly same as hard copy and the referee’s remarked original manuscript is to be submitted to:

Editor-in-Chief
Colonel Malek Medical College Journal
Teachers association of Colonel Malek Medical College
Manikganj.
E-mail: [email protected]

Declaration

The author must declare the originality of their research activities as well as the manuscript (partial/full) in clear statement that the article(s) have not yet been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. The declaration should be made by signature in prescribed form by all authors and have to be sent at the time of submission of revised manuscript.

Original Article(s)

The manuscript should be written in English (UK) on bio-medical topics with scientific merits related to any branch of medical science. A summary is not required. Brief acknowledgement may be made at the end. The number and titles of tables and figures, and reference & correspondence to be clearly written. It should be presented sequentially as Title, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (if any) and References.
Introduction: This should include the purpose of the article, the rational for the study or observation summaries. Only strictly pertinent reference should be cited. The subject should not be extensively reviewed. Data or conclusion from the work being reported should not be presented in introduction.
Materials & methods: Study design & sampling method should be mentioned. Consent from respondents / patients should be taken in the form before interview / study. All drugs & chemicals used should be identified precisely, including generic name, dose route of administration. For all quantitative measurement SI unit should be used.
Results: This should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables & illustration. For Statistical Analysis standard procedure to be maintained. It should be done by a recognized statistician or subject expert related to statistics.
Discussion: Authors comment on the result supported with contemporary references including arguments and analysis of identical work done by other workers may be elaborately discussed.

Standard abbreviations and symbols may be used. However, the full phrase for which the abbreviation stands for should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurements. Use of abbreviation in the title and abstract should be avoided.

The references must be in the Vancouver style and they should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and to as superscript.

Ethical aspects: All manuscripts of the original articles or case report must have ethical clearance from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) as appropriate for the scientific work. Written permission from appropriate authority should be obtained if the manuscript contains any table, data, figure or illustration had been previously published in other Journal. While every effort is made by the members of the editorial board to avoid inaccurate, misleading and duplicate information within the individual article, it is the sole responsibility of the author(s) for such act. The members of the editorial board accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate, misleading and duplicate information. It is not the task of the editor to investigate scientific fraud paper.

The editorial board reserves the rights to change the writing into customary style and, if necessary, to shorten the material accepted for publication and to determine the priority and time of publication. All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed.

Review Article(s)

An author can write review article only if he / she has previously written a minimum of two (2) original research articles and four (4) case reports on the same topic. Irrelevant person or without any contribution should not be entitled as co-authors.

The manuscript should be written in English (UK) on bio-medical topics with scientific merits related to haematology. A summary is not required. Brief acknowledgement may be made at the end. The number and titles of tables and figures, and reference & correspondence to be clearly written.

Standard abbreviations and symbols may be used. However, the full phrase for which the abbreviation stands for should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurements. Use of abbreviation in the title and abstract should be avoided.

The references must be in the Vancouver style and they should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and to as superscript.

Permission from appropriate authority should be obtained if the manuscript contains any table, data, figure or illustration had been previously published in other Journal. While every effort is made by the members of the editorial board to avoid inaccurate, misleading and duplicate information within the individual article, it is the sole responsibility of the author(s) for such act. The members of the editorial board accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate, misleading and duplicate information. It is not the task of the editor to investigate scientific fraud paper.

The editorial board reserves the rights to change the writing into customary style and, if necessary, to shorten the material accepted for publication and to determine the priority and time of publication. All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed.

Case Report(s)

The manuscript should be written in English (UK) on bio-medical topics with scientific merits related to any branch of medical science. A summary is not required. Brief acknowledgement may be made at the end. The number and titles of tables and figures, and reference & correspondence to be clearly written.

Standard abbreviations and symbols may be used. However, the full phrase for which the abbreviation stands for should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurements. Use of abbreviation in the title and abstract should be avoided.

The references must be in the Vancouver style and they should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and to as superscript.

Ethical aspects: Written permission should be obtained from the patient or the patient's guadian and from the appropriate authority if the manuscript contains any table, data, figure or illustration had been previously published in other Journal. While every effort is made by the members of the editorial board to avoid inaccurate, misleading and duplicate information within the individual article, it is the sole responsibility of the author(s) for such act. The members of the editorial board accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate, misleading and duplicate information. It is not the task of the editor to investigate scientific fraud paper.

The editorial board reserves the rights to change the writing into customary style and, if necessary, to shorten the material accepted for publication and to determine the priority and time of publication. All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed.

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