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Editorial Policies

Articles may be submitted for publication that describe Original Research; editorials; Short Communications; Case Reports, Comments, Opinions and Reviews; Letters to the editor; and Special Reports. Manuscripts, or their content, must be previously unpublished and should not be under simultaneous consideration by another journal.


 Formatting and Style Considerations

Authors, while preparing all sections of their manuscripts, should conform to the specifications outlined in the latest published Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (  For guidance on grammar, punctuation, and scientific writing consult, the CBE Style Manual: A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers in the Biological Sciences, 5th edition, Bethesda, Md., Council of Biology Editors, 1983.


 Manuscript preparation

The manuscripts must have a maximum length of 12 typewritten pages (double spaced) including references and must be acceptable with only minor revisions. Submit one original and three print copies of the manuscript, tables and illustrations. All manuscripts must be printed double-spaced on good-quality, non-erasable A4 size paper with margins of at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) at top, bottom, right and left margins and unjustified. Prepare each page of text so that new paragraphs are indented by five spaces and no sentence should begin or end with an abbreviation or Arabic numeral. Delete all paragraph headings other than the customary ones for original contributions: Introduction, Materials (or Subjects) and Methods, Results, and Discussion. Define abbreviations at first appearance, and do not use at all in the title or summary. Use generic names of drugs. Number references by their first appearance in the text, and cite them by a superscripted number. In general, avoid the use of the passive voice in the Summary, Introduction, and Discussion, limit its use in the Methods and Results.  Be as concise as possible: do not say in ten words what could be said in four.


Title page

The title must be brief (not to exceed 80 characters) and contain no abbreviations. Include correct first name, middle initial and family name of each author, address, academic affiliation. and highest degree(s) for each author, acknowledgment of all sources of support from both profit and nonprofit organizations; a short title (40 characters or less) to be used as a running head and 3-5 Key words. The full address, telephone number, fax number and E-mail address of the corresponding author to whom galley proofs, reprint requests; and later correspondences should be sent if it differs from the first author.




Articles must include an abstract of no more than 250 words containing no abbreviations and structured in four paragraphs according to the following headings: Background; Objectives; Methods; Results; and Conclusions. Each paragraph should briefly describe respectively the problem or question that the study addresses; how the study was carried out; important results (Including P-values or confidence interval for statistical significance); and what the authors conclude from the results.



Briefly state what was studied and why, including its relationship to previous work in the field. Include only major references and pertinent recent reviews.



Describe all methods concisely, but in sufficient detail that other investigators can replicate the study. For apparatus used in research, give the name, city, and state or country of the manufacturer(s).



Describe positive and relevant negative findings in the text, supported by tables and figures only when these can summarize or entrance the data. Do not repeat information he the text that is presented in the table or figure, summarize briefly, what the graphic shows.



Use this section to Interpret to describe implications, and to discuss both the importance and limitations of the findings Authors should show a clear relationship between their results and the original hypothesis and relate this to previous studies.



Cite references in numerical order in the text. Use Index Medicus abbreviations for journal names. 

Personal communications should be mentioned in the body of the text.

References will follow the Vancouver style described in the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journal” with the exception that pagination should be complete.  The following are sample styles:


Journal article:

1.Kurtzke JF; Hyllested K: Multiple sclerosis in the Faroe Islands. Clinical update, transmission, and the nature of MS.  Neurology 1986, 36: 307-328.


Published abstract:

2.Olney RK, Aminoff MJ: Diagnostic sensitivity of different electrophysiologic techniques in Guillan Barre Syndrome (abstract). Neurology 1989; 39(suppl 1): 354.


Unpublished material:

3.Mark MH, Dickson DW, Schwarz KO: Familial diffuse Lewy body disease.  Presented at the 10th International Symposium on Parkinson’s Disease; October 19, 1991, Tokyo.



4.McCrank E: PSP risk factors (letter).  Neurology 1990; 40; 1637.



5.Caplan LR, Stein RW: Stroke. A clinical approach. Boston: Butterworths, 1986.


Book chapter:

6.Munsat TL: Spinal muscular atrophies. In: Rowland LP, ed. Merritt's Textbook of Neurology. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1989: 678-682.



Enclose figures in separate envelopes, use no clips. Please write the figure number lightly in pencil on the back margin of each figure, and indicate the top of the figure.

Legends should be typed double-spaced on a separate sheet. They should tee brief, yet provide sufficient description to interpret the figure, number them to correspond with the numbers in the text. Authors may use abbreviations in figure legends only if they appear in the figure.

Submit all illustrations as 5 ´ 7 inch (11 ´ l7 cm) glossy prints uncounted end untrained except for graphs, which may be printed using a high-quality laser printer. If laser prints are submitted, please provide originals, not photocopies. A digital copy of all illustrations and graphs should be sent on a CD-ROM.



Authors should type all tables double-spaced, on separate pages and numbered with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text. The title should be concise, yet describe the content of the table so that the reader may understand it without referring to the text. Omit vertical rules and use extra space to delineate sections of a table. Authors may use abbreviations here that are not permitted in the text, but each must be explained in footnotes.


Arabic Summary

At the end an Arabic translation of the title and the abstract should be included.


Ethical consent

Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain a statement that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. It should also be stated that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Reports of animal experiments must state that the “Principle of laboratory animal care” (NIH publication No.86-23, revised 1985) were followed, as well as specific national laws.

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Conflict of interest

Conflict of interest for a given manuscript exists when a participant in the peer review and publication process - author, reviewer, and editor - has ties to activities that could inappropriately influence his and her judgment, whether or not judgment is in fact affected. Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depends in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Participants in peer review and publication should disclose their conflicting interests, and the information should be made available so that others can judge their effects for themselves.

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Copyright transfer agreement

The author(s) must sign an agreement of transfer of all copyrights to the Egyptian society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery; which is effective when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or any other reproductions of similar nature. Whenever a manuscript contains material (text, tables dosages, figures etc.) which is protected by copyright, it is the obligation of the author to secure written permission from the holder of the copyright.

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The Editor acknowledges receipt of all submissions and assigns at least three experienced peer reviewers to assist in evaluating each manuscript. Anonymity of the reviewers is maintained with respect to the authors and among the reviewers until the editor has made a final decision regarding, publication. Most articles require revision and often a second review.



A copy of the manuscript on a CD-ROM using a recent word processor is required. 


Online submission

A copy of the manuscript could be initially sent to the editor email: to acquire initial approval for reviewing. Please note that the manuscript will not be reviewed except after the receipt of the required copies of the manuscript printed on paper and on a CD-ROM.




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