The Egyptian Journal of Surgery (EJS) welcomes submission of papers on
clinical, experimental, cultural and historical topics from authors of
diverse clinical and scientific interests and expertise, provided the paper
has relevance to surgery and related fields. The EJS in its review of papers
will give priority to papers that present valid evidence that can enhance
patient safety during surgical care.
Material relating to human investigation and animal experiments must
comply with and be approved by local ethics committees. The EJS
reserves the right not to publish papers on the grounds that appropriate
ethical or experimental standards have not been reached. Written consent
must be obtained from the patients, legal guardian or executor for
publication of any details or photographs that might identify an
Manuscripts should not exceed 4000 words using a 12 pt Times New Roman font size, on A4 pages with double spacing and at least 3cm margins. The pages of the manuscript should be numbered including the title page at the top right hand corner. The manuscript should NOT be written with a column formatting style. Each of the following sections should begin on a new page in the following order: title page; abstract; introduction; patients (materials) and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgment; references; tables; legends for illustrations.Title Page
The title page should contain: (1) Title of the Article, (2) Full name of each author, with highest academic degree(s), (3) Department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed, and (4) Name, address, phone, fax and e-mail address of author responsible for correspondence.Abstract
The abstract should be structured outlining the aim, methods, results and conclusions of the paper. The abstract should not exceed 200 words.
Three words using terms from Index Medicus (MeSH catalogue) wherever possible should be chosen by the author. Keywords should not repeat words from the manuscript title.Text
The outline of the text should be; (1) Introduction (< 500 words), (2) Patients (Materials) and Methods, (3) Results, (4) Discussion (< 1000 words). To make the discussion more reader friendly please structure it using the following subheadings: summary of main findings, comparison with other studies, strength and limitations of the study, implications for future research and policy.Tables and graphs
Each table should be on a separate page, must have an identifying number
(please use Arabic numerals) and a short descriptive title.
Figures should be submitted in JPG format each on a separate page with its corresponding reference number in the text and legend text. If photographs of people are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.Abbreviations and symbols
The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first
use in the abstract and text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
The EJS reference style follows the Uniform Requirements for
Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals which is based largely
on an ANSI standard style adapted by the National Library of Medicine
(NLM) for its databases:
Example for standard journal article
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIVinfected
patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
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;935:40-6.
The EJS will activate its policies and procedures on scientific
misconduct once redundant publication, plagiarism, data fabrication
or falsification suspected. The EJS essentially follows the Committee on
Publication Ethics (COPE;
All authors will be requested to sign an authorship agreement form once the submitted manuscript becomes legible for peer review.
The Egyptian Journal of Surgery is published four times a year; in
January, April, July and October.
INFORMATION & CORRESPONDENCE
Any information requests or correspondence including paper
submission, subscription order, change of address of subscriber and,
advertising in the Journal, should be addressed to ESS Secretariat:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the Journal is also available at
the Egyptian Society of Surgeons website at:
Conference Organizing Bureau
Last Updated January 2010