Instruction To Author

Original articles, case reports special communications and review articles in the filed of cardiovascular diseases are welcome for publication.

Manuscripts submitted should be according to the guidelines set forth in the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals,” Updated October 2001 International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Papers submitted for publication should not have been simultaneously submitted or already accepted for publication elsewhere. Two copies of each manuscript should be submitted. Each paper will be reviewed for possible publication.

Use double spacing throughout, including title, abstract, text, acknowledgement, references, table and legends for illustrations. Begin each of the following sections on a separate paper. Number pages consecutively.

Title paper should contain (a) concise title, (b) a short summary head or foot line of not more than 40 characters placed at the foot of the title paper, (c) first name, middle initial and last name of each author, (d) name of department (s) and institution (s) to which the work should be attributed, (e) name and postal address of author responsible for correspondence about the article. Abstract: should not be of more than 150 words and should state the purpose of the study or investigations basic procedure, main findings (give specific data and statistical significance if possible) and the conclusion, emphasise new or important aspects of the study.

Key words: Below the abstract identify 3-10 key words to assist indexers in cross indexing the article. Non standard abbreviations should be avoided.

Text should be divided into sections with headings as Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, References. Single Case Reports: Single case reports generally should not be more than 500 words in length. The introduction should be brief (3 to 4 sentences) and the major part of it should give the pertinent details of the case with emphasis on the basis of the confirmation of the diagnosis. Discussion including review of literature should be restricted to two paragraphs or so, but must include 3 to 4 key references.

Introduction should state the purpose of the study. Summarize the rationale for the study it should have pertinent references but not extensive review of the subject.

Methods: Describe the criteria for selection of case, identify the methods, apparatus (manufactures name) and procedures in detail. Generic name of the drugs should preferably be used; proprietary name may be used along with the generic name. Do not use patients names, initials, hospital numbers.

Results: Present the result in sequence in the text, table and figures. Do not repeat all the data in the tables and/or figures in the text. Summarize the important points only. Mention the methods used for statistical analysis. Discussion: Comment on the observation of the study and the conclusions derived from it. Do not repeat the data in detail, already given in the results. Give implications of the findings, their limitations and observation to other relevant studies. Avoid unqualified statements and conclusions which are not completely supported by the data. Avoid claiming priority. New hapothesis may be labeled as recommendations.

References: Number references consecutively, as they appear in the text, identify references in text. List all authors, year, volume and inclusive pages for all journal references, and specific page numbers for all book references as shown below. Avoid referencing abstract, but if they are used, indicate them as such a by the abbreviation (abstr) after the title. Do not use periods after authors’ initials or after abbreviations for title of Journals. Include references which have been accepted for publication but not published by denoting “in press”. Personal communications, unpublished observations and manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted for application do not constitute references.

Type each table on a separate sheet, use double space. Give a brief tide for each table. Site each table in the text in consecutive order. Figures should be professionally drawn. Free hand lettering is unacceptable. Illustration can be photographed (Black and White glossy prints) and numbered. If photographs of persons are to be used, either take permission from the person or make the picture unidentifiable. Each figure should have a label pasted on its back indicating name of the author at the top of the figure. Letters are welcome. They should be typed double spaced on side of the paper in duplicate.

Manuscript should be sent to: The Manager Publication, Suite No. 401-402, Al-Sehat Centre, Regent Plaza, Rafiqui Shaheed Raod, Karachi- 75530, Pakistan. Tel: (92-21) 35672204, Fax: (92-21) 35657609

Pakistan Journal of Cardiology (ISSN 1016-1244) is an indexed Journal, No part of the original material published in this journal may be reproduced in any form, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

PJC is published on controlled circulation basis and mailed to the members of in hospital setting & private clinics throughout Pakistan and aboard PJC is published every quarter of year by Muhammad Younus Siddiqui.

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