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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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

This is the author guidelines english (DOC) for preparing the submission.

Please read the information below to prepare your manuscript prior to submission. For further queries, contact us at nmsj.editor@gmail.com.

1. File requirements
a. Cover letter which consists of

  • - Manuscript title
  • - The declaration that the manuscript has never been submitted elsewhere
  • - The declaration that all authors have seen and agreed on the last version of the manuscript
  • - The declaration that there is no conflict of interest
  • - Signed by all authors

b. Manuscript
c. Figures


2. General format
2.1. Structure and Language

  • - Submitted manuscripts are in Word files (as .doc or .docx) and must not be protected.
  • - The manuscript should be written in good English (American or British usage but not mixed of both).
  • - Printed manuscripts are typed in Arial style, double-spaced in all parts of the manuscript with 3 cm of all sides.


2.2. Section guideline for manuscript

a. Title
The full title must not exceed 200 characters

b. Authors and Affiliation

All author names are listed in the following order

  • - First name
  • - Middle name
  • - Last name

Each author should list an associated department, university, or organizational affiliation and its location, including city, state/province, and country (if applicable).

One author should be designated as the corresponding author, and his or her email address or other contact information should be included on the manuscript cover page. This information will be published with the article if accepted.

c. Abstract
The abstract should be concise and comprises the main objective(s) of the study, a brief explanation of the method(s), and a summary of the most important results and their significance.

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and does not contain citations and abbreviations (if possible).

d. Acknowledgements
People who contributed to the study but do not fit the authorship criteria should be mentioned in the acknowledgements. Do not reveal funding sources anywhere in the manuscript.

e. References
General guidelines

  • - NMSJ uses the reference style as outlined in the ICMJE sample references, also referred to as the “Vancouver” style.
  • - References must be listed at the end of the manuscript and numbered in the order that they appear in the text.
  • - Authors may not cite unavailable and unpublished work, including manuscripts that have been submitted but not yet accepted (e.g., “unpublished work,” “data not shown”).
  • - Authors should not state 'unpublished work' or 'data not shown,' but instead include those data as supplementary material or deposit the data in a publicly available database.
  • - Journal name abbreviations should be those found in the NCBI databases.

References should be formatted as follows:


Published papers

1. Hou WR, Hou YL, Wu GF, Song Y, Su XL, Sun, B, et al. cDNA, genomic sequence cloning and overexpression of ribosomal protein gene L9 (rpL9) of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Genet Mol Res. 2011;10: 1576-1588.



1. Bates B. Bargaining for life: A social history of tuberculosis. 1st ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; 1992.


Book chapters

1. Hansen B. New York City epidemics and history for the public. In: Harden VA, Risse GB, editors. AIDS and the historian. Bethesda: National Institutes of Health; 1991. pp. 21-28.


Masters' theses or doctoral dissertations

1. Wells A. Exploring the development of the independent, electronic, scholarly journal. M.Sc. Thesis, The University of Sheffield. 1999. Available: http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?2e09.


f. Figures legends and tables
Figures and tables must be numbered in the order of mention in the text and must come with a title and explanation below them.


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