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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.
  • Authors must register online and submit the article and supporting documents at www.ajsmu.com.
  • 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.
  • All the references are in Vancouver style (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine).
  • The abstract and the article follow AJSMU format which includes: Objectives, Methodology, Results, Conclusion, and keywords.
  • The manuscript lists every author's contribution to the article, in the end.
  • Ethical approval letter from authorized Ethical Review Committees/Institutional Review Boards must be uploaded at the time of submission. In case ERC approval is not applicable, please leave a note for the Editor stating the same and describing why. Please note retrospective studies also require an exemption certificate from ERCs.
  • Copyright and authorship form must be duly signed by all authors, then scanned and be emailed to ajsmu@jsmu.edu.pk. The form is available in the Publisher's Library and it will also be emailed to the author when submission process completes.

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