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Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences (SJMS)

Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences is a project of the Continuous Medical Education program at the Faculty of Medicine - Omdurman Islamic University. Sudan JMS is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal which publishes four issues per year. High-quality papers written in English dealing with all aspects of medical sciences are welcomed.

Sudan JMS endorses the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) Policy Statement on Geopolitical Intrusion on Editorial Decisions. Sudan JMS also endorses the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. Sudan JMS adheres to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

All papers published in KnE Publishing have been screened for plagiarism using the Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate. All Knowledge E published content is permanently archived in Portico, a not-for-profit organization with a mission and singular focus to provide a permanent archive of electronic scholarly content.

Sudan JMS is the official publication of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Omdurman Islamic University. Production and Hosting by Knowledge E.

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mohammad AM Ibnouf, FRCSEd. Department of Surgery, Omdurman Islamic University (OIU) & The National Centre for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases.

ISSN: 1858-5051

Sudan JMS publishes peer reviewed original articles, review articles, case reports, Letters to the Editor and commentaries. Its aim is to encourage medical research among the increasing staff of the wide spread colleges of medicine in this country. Sudan JMS will reserve some space for articles from other branches of the medical profession. These articles could be written by administrators, pharmacists, medical officers in remote areas, technicians, nursing staff, nutrition specialists or other paramedical personnel after the judgement of Sudan JMS editorial board.

The following is a list of the Indexing databases that cover Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences hosted by Knowledge E.

  • - EBSCO
  • - African Journals Online (AJOL)
  • - Microsoft Academic Search
  • - Google Scholar
  • - African index Medicus 
  • - IMEMR Index Medixus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
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Manuscript Preparation

The format of Sudan JMS complies with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals”, as published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in Vancouver (the widely accepted “Vancouver style“): see http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/.

Manuscripts, including tables, references, and figure legends, must be typewritten, double spaced, on 8 ½ x 11 inch (21.5x 28 cm) or A4 paper, with margins of at least one inch (2.5cm). Times New Roman is the preferred font type with font size 12. Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page and continuing through the last page of typewritten material.

References

References are to be listed, double-spaced, in consecutive numerical order according to the order of citation in the manuscript. Once a reference is cited, all subsequent citations should be to the original number. All references must be cited in the text or tables and appear as superscript number without brackets. Unpublished data and personal communications will not be accepted as references. References (Vancouver style) to journal articles should include, in this order: (1) authors. (2) title. (3) journal name (as abbreviated in Index Medicus). (4) year. ( 5) volume and issue number, (6) inclusive page numbers. (7) DOI number of article. References to books should include (1) authors (2) chapter title (if any), (3) editor's names (if any), (4) title of book. (5) City of publication, (6) publisher, (7) year and (8) DOI number (if any). Volume and edition numbers and specific page numbers should be included when appropriate. The authors are responsible for their correct textual citation. Refer to reference citations and listing in the text for proper format.

Illustrations

All illustrations (“figures”) and tables must be numbered. Photographs must be high contrast Written permission must accompany any photograph in which the subject can be identified or any figure or table that has been previously published.

Bioethics

All manuscripts reporting the results of experimental investigation involving human subjects should include a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from each subject or subject’s guardian, after ethical approval of the experimental protocol by a local human ethics committee.

Title Page

The title page must contain (1) Title of the article, (2) Correct names of each author plus academic degrees for each, (3) Each author’s official academic and/or clinical title and affiliation, (4) Name and address of the institution(s), (5) name and address of author to whom correspondence should be sent, if it differs from the first author, and (6) Any disclaimers. For case reports, it is recommended that the number of authors be limited to four. Acknowledgment of support should be included in the Acknowledgment section at the end of the article.

The title page must contain (1) Title of the article, (2) Correct names of each author plus academic degrees for each, (3) Each author’s official academic and/or clinical title and affiliation, (4) Name and address of the institution(s), (5) name and address of author to whom correspondence should be sent, if it differs from the first author, and (6) Any disclaimers. For case reports, it is recommended that the number of authors be limited to four. Acknowledgment of support should be included in the Acknowledgment section at the end of the article.

Abstracts

All original articles must contain an abstract of not more than 250 words. The abstract should include statements of background, materials and methods of study, results, and conclusion.

Manuscript Format

Most original articles should have the following format: Introduction: (the question the paper intends to answer), Materials and Methods: (the study design and methods, definitions such as for diagnostic criteria, the population or patient samples,  and laboratory and statistical methods), Results: (the pertinent findings in a logical sequence with tables and figures as necessary) and Discussion: (conclusions based on the findings, evidence from the literature that supports the conclusions, conflicting evidence, applicability of the conclusions, and implications for future research or clinical applications).

Legends

Each table should be typed double-spaced, including all headings. Verify tabular statistics to make sure they tally and match data cited in the text. Each table must have a legend.

Tables

Each table should be typed double-spaced, including all headings. Verify tabular statistics to make sure they tally and match data cited in the text.

Authorship

The covering letter should indicate the role of each of the authors in the written study as follows:

1- Study concept and design Dr  …… 

2- Collection of data Dr ………                              

3- Analysis and interpretation of data Dr ……

4- Draft and revision Dr ……

5- Funding ………

Responsibilities of authors

The authors are entirely responsible for accuracy of all statements and data (including drug dosages) contained in the manuscript. The corresponding author will receive an edited manuscript for “final author approval”. The author should review this carefully, as he is responsible for all changes in the final version of the manuscript. When submitting, the authors must confirm that the article is not under consideration by another journal or has already been published elsewhere.

If an article is accepted for publication, authors will be required to assign copyright in the article to the Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences.

Payment

The journal does not charge authors for submission or upon acceptance.

Copyright & License

Knowledge E applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license to its publications. Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but it allows anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

Authors are strongly encouraged to obtain and include an ORCiD identifier and to include this after the email. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes each author separately from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between authors and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognized. See https://orcid.org/ (there is no charge to sign up for these).

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Mohammad AM Ibnouf, FRCSEd

Department of Surgery, Omdurman Islamic University

The National Centre for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, Sudan

Email: medc.oiu@gmail.com

 

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Assoc Prof. NazikElmalaika Obaid Seid Ahmed Husain

Department of Pathology, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

 

Assoc. Prof. Muaz Abdellatif M. Elsayed

Department of Internal Medicine, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

 

Editors

Prof. Mohamed Osman El Hassan Gadour

 

Prof. Mohammed Saeed Al kalaefa

Assistant Editor and Computer Designer 

Dr. Aamir Yassin

Department of Pediatrics, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

 

Dr. Abduelbagi D. A. Altayb

Department of Internal Medicine, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

 

Editorial Secretary

Dr. Moaz Ibrahim

Department of Surgery, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

 

Arabic Editor

Dr. Abdelsalam M Nail

Department of Internal Medicine, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

 

Editorial Board

Prof. El Sheikh Mahgoub

Department of Microbiology and Medical Education, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

 

Prof. Basheer Hamad

Department of Medical Education, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia

 

Prof. Hassan Abu Aisha

Department of Nephrology, Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Sudan

 

Prof. Mutamad Ahmed Ameen

Department of Parasitology, Khartoum University, Sudan

 

Prof. Babikir G. Kaballo

Department of Nephrology, Karay University, Sudan

 

Prof. Ahmed Ibrahim

Department of Urology, Khartoum University, Sudan 

 

Prof. Farouq Yaseen

Department of Neurology, Sudan 

 

Prof. A/Magid M. Massaad

Department of Gastroenterology, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

 

Prof. Abdulla M. Zaki

Department of Community Medicine, Sudan

 

Prof. Amar Eltahir

Department of Neurology, Sudan

 

Prof. Imad FadlElmula

Department of Cytogenetics, Al Neelain University, Sudan

 

Prof. Taha Um Bali

Department of Obs & Gyn, Sudan

 

Prof. Ishag Adam

Department of Obstetric & Gynecology Infectious Disease Medical Education, Khartoum University

 

Prof. Abdurahman Arshad

Department of Internal Medicine, Pakistan

 

Assoc. Prof. Suad El Tigani ElMahi, Paediatrics, Sudan

 

Assoc. Prof. Elhadi Awooda

Department of Dentistry, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan

 

Assoc. Prof. Asem H. Ali

Department of Endocrine, Medicine UMass Memorial Hospital, USA

 

Assoc. Prof. Samir Shaheen, Pediatric Orthopedics

Department of Orthopedic, Khartoum University, Sudan

 

Assoc. Prof. Hyder Mohamed

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia 

 

Assoc Prof. Wadie Almadhoon

Department of Pathology, Khartoum University, Sudan

 

Dr. Elmuhtady Said

Department of Gastroenterology Medicine, Khartoum University, Sudan

 

Dr. Mohammed Soghaier

Community Medicine, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

 

Dr. Mohamed Hassan Elziber

Department of Medicine, Metabolic Diseases and HIV, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

 

Dr. Gasim Ibrahim

Department of Internal Medicine, Alneelain University, Sudan

On receipt the Editor will evaluate the article. If it meets our publication interest it will be sent out for double-blind peer-review (the reviewers are not informed of the names of the authors, and the authors are not told who has reviewed their article). Depending on the reviewer comments the Editor will make a decision:

  • - Accept in present form
  • - Accept after minor revision
  • - Re-Submit after major revision
  • - Reject
Sudan JMS adheres to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All papers in this journal have been screened for plagiarism using the Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate.

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