Information for Contributors

Manuscript Submission:
Please send one copy of the manuscript, double-spaced with ample margins, along with a cover letter signed by all authors,or send the article by email directly to:

Prabin Shrestha, MD, PhD
Executive Editor
Nepal Journal of Neuroscience
Department of Neurosurgery
Norvic Hospital
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email :  njns2004@yahoo.com or prabinshrestha@hotmail.com

Amit Thapa, MS, MCh
Executive Editor
Nepal Journal of Neuroscience
Department of Neurosurgery
Kathmandu Medical College

Gopal Sedai, MS, MCH
Executive Editor
Nepal Journal of Neuroscience
Department of Neurosurgery
TUTH
In addition either email-attach or send a computer diskette copy (the preferred software for word processing is Microsoft Word for Windows) of the manuscript along with the hard copy. Incorrectly prepared manuscripts may result in delays in the review process and may be returned to the author (s) for correction.

Manuscript Preparation:

Case Report: word count from 1000 to 1500, number of reference maximum up to 10, number of figures maximum upto 4, number of authors maximum up to 4

Original article: word count maximum upto 3000, number of reference maximum up to 25, number of figures maximum upto 6 and number of tables maximum upto 4, number of authors maximum up to 8

Review article: word count maximum upto 3000, number of reference maximum up to 25, number of figures maximum upto 6 and number of tables maximum upto 4, number of authors maximum up to 8

Neuro view box: word count maximum upto 350, number of references should be 3, number of figures maximum upto 4, number of authors maximum up to 4

Title Page: The manuscript must include a title page that includes the title of the article and the full names of all authors with their respective highest academic degree and institutional affiliation. Also, include the full name and full address including the telephone, facsimile numbers and email address of the corresponding author. Only the corresponding author should communicate with the Editorial Board for matters regarding each manuscript. A running head along with a list of key words (minimum three and maximum six) should be included in the title page as well.

Abstract: The manuscript must contain an abstract of no more than 250 words. Abstract should begin with a clear statement of the purpose of the paper followed by methods to achieve the study goals and summary of the results. It should end with the author’s conclusions.

Key Words: Key words should be placed after the abstract and should include three to six words or phrases that will assist in indexing and retrieval of the work.

Text of the Article: Text of the article should be divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions. All pages must be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page as “page 1.”

Introduction: The introduction should begin with a brief literature review followed by a concise summary of the rationale for undertaking the study.

Materials and Methods: This section should be short yet should include enough details so that methodology is clearly understood. While reporting experiments in human subjects or animals or randomized trials, indicate in this section approval from the institution review or ethics committee for this study where the study was undertaken. If the topic is considered sensitive, the Editorial Board may ask for the original copy of the approval letter. Photographs disclosing the patient’s identity must be accompanied by a signed form from the patient or the family capable of giving consent permitting publication.

Results: This section should concisely summarize the findings of the study with appropriate tables and figures if necessary. Limit the number of tables and figures to a maximum of seven.

Discussion: This section should concisely emphasize the major findings of the study or investigation and their significance with appropriate reference of previously published studies in a similar topic. This section should emphasize why the study in question is important and how the publication of the article will help in the advancement of the science.

Conclusions: This section should restate the major findings of the study and address their potential implications.

Investment/Financial Disclosure: Manuscripts of any type that discuss a particular instrument, equipment, devise, drugs, or methodology must contain a statement indicating whether any author has a financial interest in the subject under discussion. Any sources of financial support should be listed along with the name(s) of the grantor(s).

Acknowledgements: Concise acknowledgement of contributors not listed as authors is welcome.

References: All references must be alphabetized by the author’s last name and cited in text in superior numbers. Abbreviations should conform to the style of Index Medicus. The following are not acceptable in a bibliography and must be cited in the text as unpublished data: proceedings, posters, and presentations from meetings; personal communications and submitted but not accepted manuscripts. Authors are responsible for the content of the references. It is our policy to verify the accuracy and completeness of all references. If a reference is not available in our library and not obtainable with ‘reasonable’ efforts, we may contact you and request a copy for verification. Examples of appropriate reference are as follows.

Journal: Ammirati M, Vick N, Liao YK, et al: Effect of the extent of surgical resection on survival and quality of life in patients with supratentorial glioblastomas and anaplastic astrocytomas. Neurosurgery 21:201-206, 1987

Abstract: Schiffer LM, Braunschweiger FG: Glioblastoma cell kinetics and effects of in vitro hyperthermia. Proc AM Assoc Cancer Res 20:300, 1979 (Abstract)

Letter: Drake CG: Report of World Federation of Neurological Surgeons Committee on a universal subarachnoid hemorrhage grading scale. J Neurosurg 68:985-986, 1988 (Letter)

Foreign Language Journal: Loiseau H, Castel JP, Stoiber HP: Clinical, neuroradiologic and developmental aspects of idiopathic benign subarachnoid hemorrhage (subarachnoid hemorrhage of unknown cause). Retrospective study of 65 cases. Neurochirurgie 35:222-228, 1989 (French)

Authored Book: Jefferson G: The invasive Adenomas of the Anterior Pituitary. Springfield, III: Charles C Thomas, 1995, pp 56-60

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book: Seiler R, Newell DW: Subarachnoid hemorrhage and vasospasm, in Newell DW, Aaslid R (eds): Transcranial Doppler. New York: Raven press, 1992, pp 101-107

Entire Edited Book: Suzuki J (ed): Cerebral Aneurysms. Experiences with 1000 Directly Operated Cases. Tokyo: Neuron, 1979

Web Site Article: Author or Organization name: Title of article. (http://www.url) [Accessed  12 March, 2004]

Figures: All figures should be of the highest possible quality and free of scratches and creases. All black and white figures approved by the Editorial Board will be published free of charge. Figures that are submitted in color are automatically published in color and authors are responsible for the costs of reproducing color figures. One copy of each figure must be provided. The back of each figure must be clearly labeled in pencil, including the correct orientation, and consecutively numbered in relation to their appearance in the text. Apply letters and arrows directly to the figure. Electron micrographs must contain measurement bars to indicate their magnification. Photomicrographs must be accompanied by their original magnification and type of staining method used. Please provide a legend for each figure on a separate page as figure legends.

Tables: Tables should be printed on individual pages and cited in numerical order in the text. Please provide a legend for each table.

Page Proofs:

Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author once the article is accepted in the final form preferably via email for correction. Authors are encouraged to return the proofs as soon as possible preferably within 48 hours. Failure to return the proofs may result in the delay in the publication of the article.

Disclaimer:

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