The RMJ accepts manuscripts prepared in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to the Biomedical Journals", is available at website http://www.icmje.org/. The journal adheres to international editorial standards and accepts original articles, case reports and reviews.
MANUSCRIPTS: Manuscripts are accepted for consideration if neither the article nor any of its contents have been or will be published or submitted elsewhere. Please use double-spaces throughout and submit manuscript with figures, if any, to our interactive web site at http://www.rmj.org.pk. No more than six names should be listed as authors.
TITLE AND AUTHORS’ NAME: The first page of the manuscript must give the title of article that should be concise and descriptive. Do not write name(s) of author(s) and their institution in main text. This information is to be submitted separately on website.
ABSTRACTS: This must not be more than 250 words. The abstract should consist of Objective, Methodology, Results, and Conclusions. They should briefly describe, respectively, the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient results, and what the authors conclude from the results.
KEY WORDS: 3 to 10 key words or short phrases should be added to the bottom of the abstract page. Please use terms from the Medical Subject headings (MeSH) from Medline.
REFERENCES: The total number of references in an original article must not exceed 24, in review articles maximum limit is 40 and in case reports 10. References must be in superscript and numbered as they are cited in text. They should be cited in Vancouver style. The following are sample references:
Journal Article: Khaliq MA, Khan JA, Shaheen P. Bacteriological study of drinking water in Abbottabad. Pak J Med Res 1986;25:96-9.
Chapter in a Book: Woessner JF. Lysosomal function. In: Dingle JT, Fell HG, editors. Lysosomes in biology and pathology. London: North Holland Publishing Co; 1969. p. 299-329.
TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS: Each of the tables and illustrations should be on a separate page, must have a title and be on double space. Figures should be professionally designed. Symbols, lettering, and numbering should be clear and large enough to remain legible after the figure has been reduced to fit the width of a single column. If photographs of patients are used, either the subjects should not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written per mission to use the figure. Duplication of results given in tables or figures must be avoided.
UNITS OF MEASUREMENT: Authors should express all measurements in conventional units, with System International (SI) units given in parentheses throughout the text.
ABBREVIATIONS: Except for units of measurement, abbreviations are discouraged. The first time an abbreviation appears it should be preceded by the words for which it stands. However, title and abstract must not contain any abbreviation.
DRUG NAMES: Only generic names should be used.
AUTHOR CERTIFICATE AND PERMISSIONS: Please down load this from our web site, sign and upload with manuscript in MS Word format. The material taken from other sources for reproduction in the journal, must accompany the necessary permission in writing from both author and publisher. Conflicts of interest, ethical and confidentiality issues must be disclosed. All submissions must include a copy of approval from Institutional Review Board. Letter number of approval should be mentioned in Methodology. All authors contribution should be spelled out.
REVIEW AND ACTION: An acknowledgment is issued after receiving the manuscript. The manuscripts are examined by the editorial staff and, if found suitable, are sent to experts for review. The comments of reviewer are communicated to the corresponding author. Acceptance of article is notified to the corresponding author.
CHARGES AND FEES: For submission fee and publication charges and for the mode of funds tran