Instructions to Authors

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Annals of Alquds Medicine

A Palestinian Peer-Reviewed Journal of Medicine, Surgery, Research and History of Medicine

www.najah.edu/aqm/aqm.htm——————- ISSN-1815-2643 (Online)

Aims and Scope

Annals of Alquds Medicine(AQM) (ﺤوﻠﻴﺎﺕﺍﻟﻘدﺲﺍﻠﻄﺒﻴﺔ) started as an initiative subsequent to the 2nd Regional Conference on Medical Journals in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, in 1425 (2004). It is a bi-annual journal of Medicine, Surgery, Research and History of Medicine and was initiated to contribute to the advancement of the Palestinian Medical and Scientific establishments. AQM publishes original experimental papers, review articles, case reports, hypothesis papers in any clinical, medical or basic science field with medical relevance. The journal also publishes papers on the history of medicine, with emphasis on history of Islamic medicine.

The official language of the Journal is the language of the Qura’an (Arabic), but articles in English shall also be accepted. Papers of direct relevance to people in Palestine or Palestinians living in other countries are particularly encouraged. Papers from the allied health sciences (e.g. public health, pharmacy, nursing, physiotherapy, podiatry) will also be considered for publication in the journal.

Submitted articles may use authentic Islamic references from Qura’an and/or Sunnah, (e.g. Sahih Al Bukharry, Book of Medicine) to discuss a medical topic.

Instructions for Authors

Manuscript Submission:

Manuscripts must be original and not published elsewhere. Manuscripts may be submitted to the editor-in-chief electronically on aqmeditor@najah.edu , editor@annalqudsmed.com or through post at the address below:

Dr. Haitham Idriss Dr. Haitham Idriss
Editor-In-Chief Editor-In-Chief
Annals of Alquds Medicine Annals of Alquds Medicine
c/o Dr. Waleed Swieleh Suite 110
Faculty of Pharmacy Cumberland House
AnNajah National University. 80 Scrubbs Lane
Nablus. London, NW10 6RF.
Palestine. United Kingdom.

Papers submitted by post must be accompanied with an electronic version on a 3.5 inch or CD diskette. Manuscripts should be in MS Word or PDF format. They should be typed on letter or A4 paper, double spaced and with a margin of 1 inch. Manuscripts may be submitted in either Arabic or English and articles may be published in either language. However, authors submitting their articles in one language and wishing to publish it in another, must meet the costs for translation. Three manuscripts should be submitted through post and only one copy electronically.

The journal shall not hold what is known as copyright.

Manuscript Preparation:

Authors may use the ‘Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journal’ as guidelines for preparing their manuscripts. The uniform requirements have been published by the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (ICMJE) and may be viewed on www.icmje.org. Authors of manuscripts in Arabic may refer to the recommendations of the AnNajah National University in Nablus for recommendations on preparing their manuscripts for publication and these may be found on http://www.najah.edu/index.php?page=938&lang=ar.

All scientific measurement must be in SI units.

Paper Format:

Experimental papers should be written under the following headings:

Title, Authors and affiliation: (address, telephone, fax and e-mail address). A running title may be included.

Keywords & Abbreviations: up to ten may be included (e.g. tubulin, ligase, tyrosination, phosphorylation, cancer). Abbreviations must be clearly mentioned.

Abstract: reporting summary of study and findings in about 300 words. It may if desired be broken down in subdivisions (aims, methods, results and conclusion).

Introduction: reporting the background for the topic of research and reasons for undertaking the study.

Materials and Methods: reporting methods used in study and for preparing materials. If the materials were obtained commercially the authors should note the source of purchase and if obtained from other laboratories the authors should state the source’s name and affiliation.

Results: reporting the findings of the study and analysis of data. Tables and figures must be each on separate pages complemented with legends. Tables should be typed double spaced.

Discussions: critical discussion of results, outlining the conclusions of the author(s). Appropriate relevant studies may be discussed in this section.

References: preferably numbered in the manuscript between brackets [] and listed in the order they appeared. E.g. [1] Idriss, H., Kumar, A., Casas-Finet, J, Guo, H., Damuni, Z. and Wilson, S.H.’Phosphorylation/Dephosphorylation of the hnRNP Al by PKC Regulates its Strand Annealing Activity’.Biochemistry 33:11382-11390(1994). Accepted papers or those in press may also be cited e.g. [2] Idriss, H.T. Three Steps to Cancer: How the Phosphorylation of Tubulin, Tubulin Tyrosine Ligase and P-glycoprotein may Generate and Sustain Cancer. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology (2004) 54: accepted. References prepared according to Vancouver referencing style shall be adequate. 

Acknowledgements: citing grant funding bodies with grant numbers and awardees. Sponsors or supporters may also be acknowledged.

Short papers may combine the results and discussion sections. Incomplete studies shall be rejected for publication in AQM.

Review Articles:

Reviews may be submitted using an appropriate style selected by the author and not necessarily conforming to the above format. Minireviews shall also be considered. Reviews up to fifteen printed pages shall be published. Minireviews may be a minimum of two printed pages.

Hypothesis Papers:

Papers must clearly state the proposed hypothesis and published data supporting the hypothesis and the appropriate references for the supporting data. Unpublished observations may be reported in support of the author’s hypothesis but not as sole source of data supporting the hypothesis. At least three other studies must be cited in support of the proposed hypothesis.

Case Reports:

Short, original and concise reports of clinical cases, clinical trials, and new procedures may be reported. Appropriate references (up to ten) may be cited. Papers involving human subjects must report consent of patients and the study must conform to Islamic ethics.

History of Medicine Manuscripts:

Articles on history of medicine may be submitted for publication. Those addressing History of Islamic Medicine are encouraged, particularly those linking modern medical theories to genuine Islamic texts from Qura’an and Sunnah (e.g. Idriss, H.T. History of Genetics in Islam: about camels, colour and stature, J. International Society for History of Islamic Medicine, (1425) 3:22-27). The aim of this section shall be the revival of Islamic medical sciences. Medical manuscripts must be referenced according to the library where they are held and the geographical location of the library clearly stated .

Letters to the Editor:

Short letters to the editor responding to a published article or reporting an observation of interest to the editor will be considered for publication. Citations should be restricted to five references.

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