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We accept articles written in either British English or American English but the language usage should be consistent throughout the manuscript.

Each manuscript component must begin on a new page in the following sequence: (1) title page; (2) abstract and keywords; (3) text; (4) acknowledgements; (5) references; (6) figure legends; (7) tables; and (8) figures. Please submit figures as separate figure files (jpeg or gif) with 300 dpi resolution or better.

Type manuscript double-spaced throughout one side of the paper only. Number pages consecutively commencing on the title page.

Articles should be not more than 6,000 words not including references and headers. If the author wishes to have a higher word limit, kindly indicate this in a request letter to be appended with the submitted manuscript. However, JUMMEC will insist that all manuscripts written as case reports and letters to the editor be limited to 3,000 words without exception.

Manuscripts submitted to JUMMEC should be prepared according to the American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style (11th edition).


The Title Page

The title page should contain a concise title of the article, names of all contributing authors, affiliations, abstract and keywords.  At the bottom of the title page, please write “Correspondence;” followed by full name and email of the respective author.

The Abstract and Keywords

Limit the number of words to 250. For case reports and letters to editors, word limit is 150. It should state the purpose of the study, a brief description of the procedures employed, main findings and principal of conclusions. At the end of the abstract, please include an alphabetical list of 3-5 keywords and subjects for indexing. Choose the appropriate keywords as these will be used for subsequent retrieval.

The Text

It should consist of an Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion/Recommendation. International System of Units (SI) should be used. Use only standard abbreviations. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.


Ethical approval and consent should be included in the method section for studies involving animal experiments or human participants.

Competing interests

JUMMEC requires authors to declare all conflict of interests in relation to their work. All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘competing interests’ section at the end of the manuscript (before references) listing all competing interests.


Number the references in the order of mention in text. References in the text should be indicated by a figure within parenthesis e.g. (1,2). Limit references to 30, if possible. Identify references in text, tables and legends. The Latin abbreviation “et al” should be italicized.

The titles of journals in the list should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus.

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all references. The editor can only check for correctness of format. Follow the examples of forms of references as shown below.

Journal references should be cited as follows:

List the first six authors followed by et al.

Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002; 347(4):284-7.

More than six 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):40-6.

Optional addition of a database's unique identifier for the citation:

Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002; 347(4):284-7. PubMed PMID: 12140307.

Book chapters should conform to the following:

Baselt RC, Cravey RH. Disposition of Toxic Drugs and Chemicals in Man. 4th ed. Foster City, Calif: Chemical Toxicology Institute; 1995.

Books should be listed as:

Iverson C, Flanagin A, Fontanarosa PB, Glass RM, Glitman P, Lantz JC, et al. American Medical Association manual of style: a guide for authors and editors. 9th Ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1998.


Start each table double-spaced on a separate sheet. Do not submit tables as photographs. Give each table a number in order of mention in text. Provide footnotes for explanatory matter and identify in alphabetical order all abbreviations used. Place all tables and figures at the end of the manuscript after the references. You may place callouts for the table and figures in the text. For example, write “INSERT TABLE 1 HERE” to show where the table should appear within the text. All tables should be prepared for publication vertically.


We prefer that all illustrations and figures be submitted electronically. For electronic versions, authors are advised to submit figures as JPEG, TIFF or GIF formats; Powerpoint slides and images embedded in Word documents do not transfer well to print unless they are simple line art. Abbreviations, arrows, symbols, numbers or letters used in the figures are to be identified and explained in the corresponding legends. Submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce any previously published figures.

Journal of Health and Translational Medicine

Last update: 06 June 2017