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Invitation to submit your research to Anuradhapura Medical Journal (AMJ) using the online submission process. Please register with the journal in order to submit your manuscript.
The Anuradhapura Medical Journal(AMJ) is currently soliciting articles for consideration for future issues. The Journal strives to be a forum for all health professionals in North Central Province to publish original research and review articles in their area of expertise. The AMJ is a peer-reviewed, medical journal published by Anuradhapura Clinical Society (ACS). The AMJ publishes articles in clinical medicine, public health and health promotion.
AMJ does not charge any article submission or processing fee
Types of articles
Original research paper
Original research papers are scientific reports of the results of original research. The text is limited to 2500 words, a maximum of 5 tables and figures, and up to 20 references. Manuscript should follow the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) format in reporting.
Structured abstract (IMRAD format): Abstracts of up to 250 words are required for all original articles.
Review papers should aim to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of an important subject in the field, and should be systematic and critical assessments of literature. All articles or data sources in review papers should be selected systematically for inclusion in the review and critically evaluated. The text should not exceed 3000 words, 30 references.
Unstructured abstract: Abstract of up to 250 words
Original data that is not sufficient for full paper, secondary analysis of previously published data and preliminary results of a ongoing research study can be reported as brief communications. They should not exceed 800 words, and contain more than two tables or illustrations, and more than 10 references. Manuscript should be reported as unstructured essay.
Unstructured abstract: Abstract of up to 150 words
These are short discussions of a clinical case with unique features not previously described that make an important scientific observation. The cases reported should have merits of contributing to the current knowledge of the relevant subject area. They should not exceed 800 words, and contain more than 3 tables or illustrations, and more than 10 references.
The AMJ welcomes manuscripts expressing opinions, presenting hypotheses, broaching controversial issues and new advances in medicine. They should not have more than 1000 words, 3 tables and illustrations, or 20 references.
Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with “Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal '' developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Use Arabic numbers in parentheses for in-text citation and numbered list of references at the end of the manuscript. Please refer to ICMJE guidelines at http://www.icmje.org
Use Vancouver style. It is advised to use reference manager software (Mendeley, EndNote etc.)
Referencing should strictly follow the referencing style adopted by the National Library of Medicine for its databases: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html
The list of references
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Journal articles (<6 authors)
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347(4):284-7.
Journal articles (>6 authors)
Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.
Journal article with DOI
Zhang M, Holman CD, Price SD, Sanfilippo FM, Preen DB, Bulsara MK. Comorbidity and repeat admission to hospital for adverse drug reactions in older adults: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2009;338:a2752. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a2752.
Book with personal authors
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.
Peer Review Process
All articles submitted to Anuradhapura Medical Journal are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable for peer review are assigned to one or more independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.
Anuradhapura Medical Journal operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around four weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.
Based on the reviewer reports the editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editors, who are supported by an expert Editorial Board.
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 who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: