Case Report & Brief Communication
A case report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient or procedure. Case reports usually describe an unusual observation in the treatment process or use application of a procedure. It would be useful to substantiate arguments in the case using available contemporary literature but should not be that extensive. Case reports may contain a demographic profile of the patient, but usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence from a single case or procedure
FORMAT: Case report should include a title page (with author's names, addresses, etc. presented in the usual style). The format includes abstract, introduction, case report, discussion, conclusion, consent/ethics, acknowledgement, references (supplements including figures, pictures…).
LENGTH: not more than 1500 words including the abstract
ABSTRACT: 100 words or less
TEXT/PAGE LENGTH: not more than 1400 words (excluding abstract), size 12 of TNR font, and with margins as described in Instructions to Authors.
ILLUSTRATIONS: not more than two (either table and/or figure or picture).
REFERENCES: few contemporary ones
AUTHOR RESPONSIBILITY: the author must make it clear that the material being submitted should be treated and reviewed as a Case Report
GUIDELINES FOR BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS
PURPOSE: To provide an emerging novel time-sensitive data from an original observational or experimental studies that may stimulate further research in the field. Brief Communications differ from full papers in scope and completeness, but not in quality of information. It could be a work in progress but the finding is relevant to share for an important purpose (imitative more research and funding interest or quickly alert policies and programs). Reports involving single cases rigorously followed with appropriate method and tool could be presented as Brief Communications unless a full Case Report which doesn’t involve rigorous procedures. Cases involving multiple individuals or descriptions of new medical/surgical conditions or techniques, are more appropriately presented as Case Reports.
FORMAT: Brief Communications should include a title page (with author's names, addresses, etc. presented in the journal’s format). Abstract as per the journal’s style on a separate page with key words, introduction including objectives, methods, results, discussions and suggestions.
LENGTH: not more than 1500 words (not including the abstract)
ABSTRACT: 100-150 words or less (not part of the 1500 word total)
TEXT/PAGE LENGTH: not more than 1500 words (excluding abstract), double spaced, size 12 of TNR font, and with margins as described in Instructions to Authors.
ILLUSTRATIONS: not more than two (either table and/or figure).
REFERENCES: Few contemporary literature
AUTHOR RESPONSIBILITY: the author must make it clear that the material being submitted should be treated and reviewed as a Brief Communication.