Appendix -Norms

Appendix A: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Sample References

 

Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html Accessed: June 6, 2013.

Also read: http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html,

Citing Medicine 2nd Edition: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/?amp=&depth=2

 

Articles in Journals

  1. Standard journal article

List the first six authors followed by et al.

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 Jul;935(1-2):40-6.

 

  1. Organization as author

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002 Nov;40(5):679-86.

 

  1. Both personal authors and organization as author (List all as they appear in the byline)

Vallancien G, Emberton M, Harving N, van Moorselaar RJ; Alf-One Study Group. Sexual dysfunction in 1,274 European men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol. 2003 Jun;169(6):2257-61.

 

  1. Article not in English: Optional translation of article title (MEDLINE/PubMed practice):

Ellingsen AE, Wilhelmsen I. [Disease anxiety among medical students and law students]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002 Mar 20;122(8):785-7. Norwegian.

 

  1. Volume with supplement

Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002 Apr;42Suppl 2:S93-9.

 

  1. Issue with supplement

Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002 Jun;58(12 Suppl 7):S6-12.

 

  1. Article published electronically ahead of the print version

Yu WM, Hawley TS, Hawley RG, Qu CK. Immortalization of yolk sac-derived precursor cells. Blood. 2002 Nov 15;100(10):3828-31. Epub 2002 Jul 5.

 

Websites

  1. Websites

Simple website addresses should be included in the references section. It should follow this format:

[Organization]. [Title]. Available from: [URL]. Last updated [Month day, year]; cited [Month day, year].

Where updated is the date the website was updated and cited the last date the authors visited the website. Please make sure to remove the brackets ([]) when replacing the information. It should read: 

World Health Organization. The Global Health Observatory. Psychiatrists working in mental health sector (per 100,000). Available from: https://www.who.int/data/gho/data/indicators/indicator-details/GHO/psychiatrists-working-in-mental-health-sector-(per-100-000). Last updated March 11, 2020; cited Mar 26, 2020.

 

Books and Other Monographs

  1. Personal author(s)

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

 

Unpublished Material

  1. In press or Forthcoming

Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. ProcNatlAcadSci U S A. Forthcoming 2002.

 

Appendix B: Examples of Tables in IJMS format

Please take the following tables as examples of how tables should be presented.

Note that:

    • The Table and number part of the title is in Bold and Italic format, followed by a colon (:) and then the title as given by the author.
    • Section headings (of each column) are in Bold and the first column is left-aligned, while the others are centered. The entire column should follow the same alignment.
    • When a variable has different levels (Sex: Male, Female) note that these should be listed in rows beneath the variable name, and leaving 3 spaces before starting the text or 0.3 mm:
      Gender
         Male
         Female
    • Legends should be stated beneath the table and all abbreviations used in the table should be listed here.

 

Table 1: Distribution of Pharmacy, Nursing, Applied Medical Science, Medical, and Dentistry Students in Self-Administered Questionnaire by Percent and Frequency.

Students

Frequency (n)

Percent (%)

Pharmacy students

76

37.3

Nursing students

31

15.2

Applied medical science students

37

18.1

Medical students

56

27.5

Dentistry students

4

2

Total

204

100

(Legend: text, abbreviations, etc.)

 

Table 2: Socio-demographic Characteristics of Study Participants

Characteristic

Percent (%)
n = 100

Religion

 

   Hindu

94

   Muslim

5

   Christian

1

Housing type

 

   Pucca

81

   Kutcha

8

   Semipucca

11

Family type

 

   Nuclear

93

   Joint

7

(Legend: text, abbreviations, etc.)