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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.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

INSTRUCTION FOR AUTHOR S

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted only via the Online Manuscript Submission System in the Focus on Science website (http://focsci.com).

Article Types

The Focus on Science accepts Review Articles, Original Articles, Brief Reports, Case Reports and Letters to the editor in the field of Medical Sciences.

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts will be pre-reviewed by FOCSCI editors in order to examine their format and scope. Manuscript will then be peer-reviewed by experts in the field. Editorial decision such as acceptance, rejection, or request for revision will be notified to the corresponding author. According to the policy of the journal the manuscripts will be reviewed within 2-4 weeks.

MANU SCRIPT PRE PARATION

Original Articles:

The word numbers of original articles should not be more than 3500 words excluding title page and references and the number of references should be less than 30. An original article should contain the following parts:

Title Page: title page should contain the title of the manuscript, the name and affiliation of all authors, the affiliation, address, phone, fax and email address of corresponding author. Also it should contain a short title with less than 40 characters.

Abstract: should have following section: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion. Abstract must be less than 250 words. 3-5 keywords should be added at the end of the abstract.

Manuscript Body: should have following structure; Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion.

Acknowledgments: acknowledge support received from individuals, organizations, grants, corporations, and any other source.

Conflict of Interest: authors should state all financial and personal relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.

Tables: embed tables in the body of the text. Number tables in the order in which they are cited in the text and provide a title for each. Each table should be cited in the text. Explain all the abbreviations in footnotes.

Figures and Illustrations: embed figures in the body of the text. Number figures in the order in which they are cited in the text and provide a legend for each. Figures should be cited in the text as Fig. only high quality figures and illustrations are acceptable.

References: cite references in the text, tables, and figures with numbers in brackets. Number references consecutively according to the order in which they first appear in the text. The first six author authors should be mentioned. The journals name should be abbreviated and in italic. At the end of the references which are indexed in PubMed the pubmed link must be added. Below there are examples of FOCSCI style for references. Those who use Endnote software can find the FOCSCI style from: HERE

Article:

You LM, Aiken LH, Sloane DM, Liu K, He GP, Hu Y, et al. Hospital nursing, care quality, and patient satisfaction: cross-sectional surveys of nurses and patients in hospitals in China and Europe. Int J Nurs Stud. 2013;50(6):154-61.

Book:

Murray RK, Granner D, Mayes P, Rodwell V. Harper’s biochemistry: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; 1990.

Acknowledgment: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance or a department chair who provided only general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged. Please ensure that anyone acknowledged has granted permission to be listed.

Review Article:

Review articles should contain less than 5000 word count and not more than 50 references. The abstract and the body of the manuscript must be structured. The word count of abstract should be less than 300 words.

Case Reports:

The word count of case report should be less than 2500 words and the number of references should be less than 20. The abstract should be structured containing Introduction, Case Presentation and Conclusion and should not exceed 200 words. The body of the manuscript should be structured as Introduction, Case Presentation and Discussion.

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