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Instructions for Authors

Manuscript Submission


Soft copy of the manuscript should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, IJTM, by e-mail


The manuscript should be accompanied with a cover letter and complete contact information of the corresponding author (postal/mail address, e-mail address and telephone number), and declaration that the manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, and that the corresponding author is solely responsible for the contents therein, and that the authors transfer the copyright to the Journal, if the manuscript is accepted for publication.Corresponding author is required to provide a list of at least five potential reviewers in the area related to the research presented in the paper, along with their e-mail and complete contact details.



Manuscript Components


The manuscript should include a title page, abstract, text, references, and as appropriate, figures, figure legends, and tables. Start each of these sections on a new page, numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.



Manuscript File Formats


For submission and review, acceptable manuscript file formats include Word and WordPerfect. Do not submit your manuscript in PDF format. Use 12-point font size, double-space text, and leave right margins unjustified (ragged). Please do not use a font type other than Times New Roman or Calibri.



Title Page


The title page should include the title of the paper, full names, highest academic degrees, and affiliations of all authors. If an author’s affiliation has changed since the work was done, the new affiliation also should be listed. Complete postal address including e-mail of the corresponding author should be given on the title page. E-mail of the corresponding author is mandatory for submission.





Include a structured abstract of no more than 500 words. Abstract should summarize the objective, main points, and conclusions of the article. The abstract should begin with a sentence or two explaining the importance of the study. State the precise objective or study question. If more than one objective is addressed, the main objective should be indicated and only key secondary objectives stated. If a prior hypothesis was tested, it should be stated. Describe the basic design of the study. The main outcomes of the study should be reported and quantified, and must include measures of absolute risks (such as increase/decrease or absolute differences between groups), along with confidence intervals (for example, 95%) or P values. Provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and over generalization. Give equal emphasis to positive and negative findings of equal scientific merit.




Give up to five keywords. Do not use abbreviations in the title or abstract and limit their use in the text.



Text of the manuscript

Manuscript should be divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. Expand all abbreviations at first mention in the text. Use conventional units of measure, with relevant Système International (SI) conversion factors expressed secondarily (in  parentheses) only at first mention. In tables and figures, a conversion factor to SI should be presented in the footnote or legend. The metric system is preferred for the expression of length, area, mass, and volume.




Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references and for correct text citation. Number references in the order they appear in the text; do not alphabetize. In text, tables, and legends, identify references with superscript Arabic numerals. List all authors and/
or editors. Note: Journal references should include the issue number in parentheses after the volume number. Examples of reference style:


Article in a periodical:
Oakley F, Mann J, Nailard S, Smart DE, Mungalsingh N, Constandinou C,
Ali S, Wilson SJ, Millward-Sadler H, Iredale JP, Mann DA. Nuclear factor-
{kappa} B1 (p50) limits the inflammatory and fibrogenic responses to
chronic injury. Am J Path 2005;166:695–708.


Article in a book:
Vento S. HIVI and the liver. In, Liver Diseases: Biochemical Mechanisms
and New Therapeutic Insights, Vol 2, Eds S Ali, SL Friedman, DA Mann. Sc
Pub Inc © 2006, pp. 367-378


An entire book:
Cooper GM. The Cell: A Molecular Approach. ASM Press and Sinauer
Associates Inc © 2000.




Number all tables using Arabic numerals in the order of their citation in the text. Include a title for each table (a brief phrase, preferably no longer than 10 to 15 words). Include all tables in a single file following the manuscript.