Manuscript Template

Kufa Medical journal only accept manuscripts written in English language.

The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge Figures, Tables and Photographs to an acceptable size. 

The title page must be submitted separately from the manuscript stem.

The manuscript stem must be free from the names of the author\s and free from any signs that may refere to them or their affiliation.

The following specifications must be followed:

  • Prepare text using MS Word 2010 (or newer version).
  • Paper size: A4, the margins should be 0.8” in all directions (Top, Foot, Right, Left).
  • The manuscript alignment is as one column.
  • Font type: Times New Roman.
  • Spacing: 1.5.
  • Title: pt 14, bold, centered.
  • Authors’ names: pt 12, bold, centered.
  • Authors' affiliation: pt 11, justified.
  • Corresponding author (including email address and mobile number) : pt 11, justified.
  • Manuscript’ main titles (Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, and Discussion, conclusion and references) in pt 12, bold.
  • Abstract: pt 11, justified (not more than 250 words) and structured with italic font for the subtitles.
  • The keywords (written under the Abstract - max of five keywords): pt 12, Justified.
  • Manuscript text: pt 12, justified. The body of the submitted manuscript (excluding abstract and references) should generally be limited to 3,000 words; it can include up to 5 tables or figures, and 50 references.
  • Subtitles: pt 12, justified, italic, non-numbered.
  • The full word "Figure" is used as a heading under the shape or what it represents and an abbreviation “Fig.” is used elsewhere within the text.
  • The full word "Table" is used as a heading above the table and an abbreviation “Tab.” is used elsewhere within the stem of the manuscript.
  • Author/s is/ are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any figures if required. Images that have been downloaded from the internet cannot be published without appropriate permission.
  • The source of any images used should be stated. If it has been drawn by authors, it should be mentioned in acknowledgement section. For software, the name, version number and URL should be mentioned.
  • Legends for illustrations: Type or print out legends (maximum 40 words, excluding the credit line) for illustrations using 1.0 spacing, with Arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations.
  • Figures and images should be readable at a size of 10×13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 300 dpi. 1800 x 1600 pixels Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF.

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