Guide for Authors


  1. Articles are the author’s original work.
  2. Articles have never been published or given to the other publication media.
  3. Articles have relevance to the fields of Medical sciences.
  4. Articles should be in the form of Research Articles.
  5. Published articles don’t always reflect the Editor’s view.


Manuscripts should have numbered lines and Times New Roman Font 12 double spacing, throughout, i.e. also for abstracts, footnotes, and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered continuously. Avoid excessive usage of italics to emphasize part of the text. The basic structure of an Original Research Paper is usually as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections. Other types of articles like Reviews and Short Communications may be organized in a different format, but the content must be properly structured in different sections with suitable headings and sub-headings. Case reports, Opinions, Editorials, and Letters to Editors etc. may have less structured or unstructured formats.

Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

  • The Systematic of the written article is as follows:

Cover Letter

Dear Editor-In-Chief,

I am enclosing herewith a manuscript (Original Article) entitled “[…………………………..]” submitted to “[SVU-International Journal of Medical Science]” for possible evaluation. The work described in article we herewith submit has not been published previously, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright holder.

Corresponding author



  1. The article title is written using Times New Roman, size 12pt, center, and bold.
  2. Title should be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  3. Add space after (1 space)


  1. The author’s name, affiliation, and e-mail are written using Times New Roman size 12 pt, center, and 1 space.
  2. Author’s name using the full name. and checks that all names are accurately spelled. 
  3. The email, Tel., Fax are given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author or first author.
  4. The Affiliation tailored to the author’s institution.
  5. The affiliation is written as follows: Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, South Valley University, Qena 83523, Egypt.
  6. After the email add 1 space.


  1. The abstract must be consisting of a brief description of the purpose of the study; experimental treatments used; results obtained, preferably with quantitative data; the significance of findings; conclusions; implications of results if appropriate.
  2. It should be structured (Background, Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion).
  3. The abstract is written using Times New Roman, size 12 pt, 1 space.
  4. The abstract must be written in one paragraph consisting of 300 words with the indentation (the first line of the protruding paragraph) is 1 cm.
  5. Abstract’s paragraphs must be written in left and right alignment (justify).
  6. After the last line of the abstract add one space before writing keywords.


    1. Keywords are written 1 space below the abstracts.
    2. Keywords consist of at least 3 words and a maximum of 6 words.
    3. The word "Keywords" must be written in bold.

Note: Use of italics
Any Latin phrases, e.g. in vivoet al., should be italicized. For species names, only italicized if the name in full is used, e.g. Salmonella infants or if suffixed by ‘spp.’, e.g. Clostridia spp., when referring to multiple or undefined species. The first part of the

species name should be capitalized, and the second in lower case, without exception (e.g. Salmonella Dublin). All other references to bacterial, animal or plant family names, should be formatted as regular text, e.g. ‘birds that test campylobacter.



State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.


provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation

marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.


The results must be presented in order of their significance. Results should be given in logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures. Only the most important findings should be summarized. Results for all the outcomes identified in the Methods

The section should be given. Tables and Figures should be provided if they are essential to explain the results/to assess supporting data. Tables with too many entries can alternatively be represented by a graph.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. Combined 'Results and Discussion' sections are only acceptable for 'Short Communications', except under compelling circumstances.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


    1. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript.
    2. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors' names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.
    3. References list only consist of references that are cited in the article.
    4. The reference list wrote in a hanging format.
    5. The accuracy of the references is the responsibility of the author(s).

• In-text citation:  Indirect quotation

  1. author: (Hassan, 2015) …Hassan(2015)
  2. authors: (Hassan and Ghweil, 2015) …according to Hassan and Ghweil(2015)....
  3. More than two authors: (Hassan et al., 2015) Hassan et al. (2015) proved that….
  4. If more than one reference used, a semi comma will be used to separate the references  ( Hassan et al.,202; Ghweil et al,2019)

• In-References list:

 - The list of references appears at the end of the manuscript and gives the full details of all used sources.

- All sources must be referred in a consistent manner.

- The list should be alphabetized by the last name of first author.

- The details in the references must include the following information:

• Journal article

- Author’s Surname, Initial ((up to 6 authors, if more than 6 authors, et al)

- Publication Year

- Article Title

- Name of Journal (full name with no abbreviation)

- Volume

- Starting Pages

- Ending Pages

Example: Ahmed YA, Tatarczuch L, Pagel CN, Davies HM, Mirams M, Mackie EJ (2007). Physiological death of hypertrophic chondrocytes. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 15 (5): 575-586.

• Book

- Author/Editor’s Surname and Initials

- Year of Publication

- Title of Book

- Edition (if applicable)

- Place of Publication: (followed by a colon)

- Name of Publisher

Example: Anderson, J. and M. Poole, 1998. Assignment and thesis writing. 3rd Ed., John While and Sons.

• Book Chapter

- Author/Editor’s Surname and Initials

- Year of Publication

- Title of Chapter

-  In: (enter editor’s surname and initials)

-  Book Title

- Edition (if applicable)

- Place of Publication: (followed by a colon)

- Name of Publisher

- Page Number

Example: Mason, J., 1999. Recent developments in the prediction of global warming. In: Energy demand and planning, McVeigh, J.C. and J.G. Morgue, (Eds.). E&FN Spon., pp: 34-52.

• Conference paper

- Author’s Surname, Initial

- Date of Publication

- Title of Paper

- In: Editor’s Surname, Initials, (if applicable)

- Title of Proceeding

- Place of Conference

- Date of Conference

- Publishers

- Page Numbers of contribution

Example: Clifton, J.J., 1999. Hazard prediction. In: Disaster prevention, planning, and limitation. The University of Bradford, 12-13 September 1989. Technical Communications Ltd., pp: 54-64.

• Thesis

- Author

- Year

- Title

- Level of Thesis (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D.)

- University/Institute

- City

Example: Ahmed, Y.A., 2007. The physiological death of equine chondrocytes, Ph.D. thesis, Melbourne Univ., Melbourne.

Review Article

It should be considered an introduction, the body of the article followed by sub-headings by topic, conclusion, and references. It must be submitted a maximum of 30 pages. The review may include up to five tables and five original figures; if the images

are not original must be followed by written permission from the authors for reproduction.

Case Report

It is a description related to the diagnosis of a rare or the results of a new treatment disease. The content will respond to the criteria of a research paper, presenting the following sections: title in English, authors, the institution of origin, unstructured

abstract up to 250 words, and keywords in English. It should contain an introduction, presentation of the case report, discussion, conclusions, and references. It must be presented in a manuscript no longer than 20 pages excluding the corresponding figures.

Letter of the Editor

In this section, the SVU Int J Med Sci readers can post their comments, questions, and replies regarding the published articles. The maximum length is 1000 words, written in (not more than one page).

Short Communication

A Short Communication is a concise but complete description of a limited investigation, which does not warrant full-length papers and will not be included in a later paper and may report negative results. Short communications should be as completely

documented, both by reference to the literature and description of the experimental procedures employed, as a regular paper. The Communications should cover no more than six pages of the journal (about 15 manuscript pages including figures, tables,

and references, Times New Roman 12 pt, double-spaced, minimum 2 cm margins). They should have abstract (not more than 50-100 words), no section headings in the body (e.g., Introduction, Materials, and Methods) and describe methods, results, and

discussion in a single section. Acknowledgments should be presented as in full-length papers, but no separate heading is used. The References section is identical to the full-length papers


References should follow the Harvard system (author, date) as discussed before.

Editorial Policies

Copyright Notice: 

Authors who publish with SVU Int J Med Sci journal agree to the following terms: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License. That allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. And encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website).  

Open Access Policy:

This journal SVU Int J Med Sci, provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users have the right to Read, download, copy, distribute, print or share link to the full texts under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License. 

Plagiarism Screening Policy:

All submitted manuscripts are checked by using Similarity Check provided by Crossref and powered by (iThenticate) to detect and prevent plagiarism and maintain the integrity and clarity of our journal. And making sure only original research is published. 

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