Instructions to Authors
Manuscripts submitted for publication in Libyan Journal of Medical Research (LJMR) can be review articles, original articles, short communications or case reports. The manuscript should carefully be prepared, double-spaced and pages numbered. Generally, original articles should not exceed 3500 words or 10 printed pages. Manuscripts must be submitted as electronic using the web of the journal.
Submitted manuscripts should be accompanied by letter from the corresponding authors indicating that no part of the submitted work has previously been published (in print or electronic format) or is not under simultaneous consideration by another publication or electronic medium. Under no circumstances will any manuscript be considered for publication in LJMR that contains any data that have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts reporting studies involving human subjects must be accompanied by a statement from the main author confirming that informed consent was obtained from all subjects involved. This statement must also appear in the materials and methods section of the manuscript. Manuscripts reporting studies involving live animals (vertebrates) must be accompanied by a statement from the main author confirming that experiments were performed in accordance with relevant national guidelines and regulations. The contents of the manuscript should be arranged under the following headings: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Figure and Table Legends .
The first page should comprise: Title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), Affiliations, the exact contact information of the author must be given in detail at the end of the page. Title: should occupy no more than three lines. Title should clearly convey the conceptual significance of the paper to a broad readership. Authors/Affiliations: Author name(s) should be written as Ali M. Zorgani. Affiliations should contain the following core information: department(s), institution(s), city, country. Contact Information: Contact line should include the e-mail address the corresponding author.
Abstract: should be composed of a single paragraph
of no more than 250 words. It should contain a brief background of the question,
a description of the results without extensive experimental details and a summary
of the significance of the findings. Introduction: should be concise, with no subheadings
and should present the background information necessary to provide a logical context for
the results. Materials and methods: This section needs to include sufficient details so
that readers can understand how the experiments were carried out. This section
should also include a description of the statistical methods employed in the study.
Results: This section should be divided into subheadings, so the reader can follow the logic of results development. Discussion: should explain the significance of the results and place them into a broader context. It should not be redundant with the results section. References: should include only articles that are published or in press. Please use the following style for references: References in the text should be numbered consecutively in their order of appearance. "Unpublished observations" and "personal communications" may not be used as references but may be inserted in parentheses in the text. Reference list format is as follows: Zorgani A.M., Salem M.I. and Shaibani R.S. (1995) Libyan dates as management of cancer patients. Nature 98, 342-349. Ramadan, M.A. and Slaiman, M.O. (1992) Structure of cell wall. In: Molecular Biology of the Cell Wall (ed. S.A. Gawas and M. Muhsen) pp. 567-574. Tripoli: Naser Press Ltd.
Use system international (SI) measurements throughout the manuscript. Use generic names of drugs, unless the trade name is directly relevant to the discussion. Acknowledge all illustrations and tables or long annotation taken from other publications and submit written permission to reprint from the original publishers. Do not use abbreviations in the title or abstract section.
All submissions are initially evaluated by the editorial board. Papers that do not conform to the general format mentioned above will be returned to the authors for reformatting. Papers not accepted before refereed are returned within four weeks of acknowledgment of receipt. Encouraging papers are refereed by two referees in addition to a statistical referee if needed and if not accepted are returned within two weeks. Papers accepted are sent back for revision on the bases of comments received. Authors should give such revision priority and reciprocate with the journal to take a final decision by sending back the revised version and one of them should annotate to show where changes have been made. Also, provide a covering letter indicating detailed responses to reviewer’s comments.
Authors are advised to keep raw data stored up to five years because at any time after publication of a research paper you may be asked to submit these data to the journal. Cover letter statement for transfer of copy right ownership: “In consideration of the National Medical Research Centre taking action in reviewing and editing this submission, the author(s) undersigned hereby transfer(s) all copyright ownership to the Centre in case this work is published by LJMR.”
Signature of all authors in the following format is to be submitted with the manuscript: “I declare that I participated in the design, execution and analysis of the paper by -------- and colleagues entitled ---- and I have seen and approved the final version. I here also declare that I have no conflict of interest in connection with this paper, other than any noted in the covering letter to the editor”
Correspondence should be addressed to the editor-in-chief of Libyan J. Med. Res., www.LJMR.com.ly