Instructions to authors
African Health Sciences is an internationally
refereed journal publishing original articles on
research, clinical practice, public health, policy,
planning, implementation and evaluation, in the health
and related sciences relevant to Africa and the tropics.
SUBMITTING A MANUSCRIPT
The manuscript should be submitted by email
The Editor, African Health Sciences, Makerere
University Medical School, P. O. Box 7072, Kampala,
Uganda. Fax: 256-41-530022,
We accept a manuscript on the understanding that it is reporting unpublished work and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. We generally accept manuscripts in the following categories: reports of original research, case reports, special articles, letters to the editor and reviews.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Length of manuscripts:
- Full-length articles should not exceed 3000 words
and have a maximum of eight tables (or figures). Short reports
should be less than 1500 words with a maximum of two tables (or figures).
- Letters to the Editor and Book reviews should
be less than 1500 words and do not need an abstract.
- Manuscripts should be written in English and
typed on single-sided A4 paper, double-spaced with margins
of at least 25mm.
- Research articles should include the following,
each beginning on a fresh page: title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, references, acknowledgements, tables and figures.
This should contain an informative title, the first name, initial and last name of each author. The page should also include the name of institution(s)and departments to which the work should be attributed, and the name, address, email, fax, and telephone numbers (s) of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript. .
The abstract must not exceed 250 words and must be structured as follows: Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
This should be on a separate page and not be more than ten printed lines (about 500 bytes).
Figures and Tables and scientific measurements
- Figures and tables should be of reproducible
quality, include comprehensive captions and not duplicate
material presented in the text. All illustrations (tables and figures)
must be cited consecutively
in the text. Avoid internal vertical or horizontal lines
- Any figures should be professionally designed and submitted as original
copies. · All
scientific measurements except blood pressure (mm Hg) should
be expressed in SI units. REFERENCES: (Vancouver style).
- References should be numbered in the order in
which they appear in the text and listed in order
in the reference list (Vancouver style).
- The references must be in the following form:
author (s), title of journal article, full name
or Index Medicus or Medline abbreviation of journal, year of publication, volume number, and page numbers in full.
When there are six or fewer authors, list all of them. If
there are seven or more, then list the first three followed by
Examples of references:
Oyedeji GA. Delayed sexual maturation in sickle cell anaemia patients-observations in one practice. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 1995; 15 (3): 197-201
Campbell JM, Machin D. Medical Statistics: a common sense
approach. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1993 References
to personal communication, unpublished material or manuscripts in preparation
or submitted, but not yet accepted, are discouraged.
Permission to reproduce borrowed material:Written permission to reproduce borrowed material (Illustrations, tables and figures) must be obtained from the original publishers and authors, and submitted with the manuscript. Borrowed material should be acknowledged in captions
CHECKLIST FOR AUTHORS
Before submitting your manuscript please make sure you have the following:
Covering (submission) letter
Corresponding author’s name, complete
address, degrees, institution, title, telephone
number, fax number, and e-mail.
Manuscript in Microsoft Word 98
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