1.1 Aims & Scope
Before submitting your manuscript to International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
1.2 Article Types
We accept for peer review: original research articles, review articles, case reports and short communications.
Original Articles: max 4,500 words and 50 references
Review Articles: max 6,500 words and 100 references
Case Reports: max 3,000 words, 20 references
Short communications: max 2,500 words, 12 references
Abstracts: All abstracts should be structured (max 300 words), and summarise the essential content of the article. The abstract should be structured with the same headings as the paper:
- Background & Aims
- Materials and Methods
Tables and Figures: maximum 3 in any paper
Keywords: authors must provide at least 6 keywords for their paper
Authors: max 12 per paper.
Preparing your submission:
Set out first page as follows:
1) title of article (short and specific);
2) name and surname of each author;
3) name and address of the department(s) or institution(s) to which the work should be attributed, indicating which author is from where;
4) name, address, telephone number and email address of the corresponding author;
6) declaration of conflicting interests;
7) funding statement;
8) Ethical approval details (if required);
9) Details of informed consent (if required).
The second page should consist of a short structured abstract. The abstract should be organised according to the following headings: Background and Aims, Material and Methods, Results and Conclusions. Provide a list of six to ten keywords (according to Index Medicus) after the Abstract.
The main text should begin on the third page and be organised in the following sections: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, References (maximum of 50), Figure Legends.
Figures and Tables should be uploaded in the manuscript.
Please note that International Journal of Surgery and Medicine does not accept books for review.
1.3 Writing your paper
The eJManager Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google.