Al-Neelain Medical Journal is a scientific medical journal that deals with sound scientific research in both Arabic and English, in basic and clinical medical sciences as well as retrospective, background and scientific studies, short communications and scientific discourse sent to the editorial board. The Journal also includes other sections such as medical news and the abstracts of international scientific journals. The Journal was founded in 2010 by the Faculty of Medicine at Al-Neelain University under the patronage of Prof. Ahmed El-Tayeb Mohamed, the then-University vice-chancellor, and Prof. Mohamed Said, deputy vice-chancellor. The Journal is published on a quarterly basis and supervised by a professional medical staff headed by Prof. Ahmed Kamal Bolad, with an advisory body by doctors and consultants in Sudan headed by Prof. Othman Mahmoud and Prof. Ahmed Mohammedani from the Al Gazira University, and Professor Mohammed Amin, Dean of Scientific Research at the Al-Neelain University, and Professor Hassan Abu Aisha from Al Moghtribeen University, and Prof. Imad Fadl Al Mawla from Al-Neelain University, and Prof. Bakri Osman Saeed, Sudan International University. The Advisory Board of the Journal includes also Professor Corradine of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and Issa Nabi of the University of Quadduko, Burkina Faso.
NMJ is a peer reviewed medical journal that represents a positive contribution to other journals in the field. It is published at the current time every three months but the prospect is to be published monthly.
It accepts high quality medical papers written in English language.
NMJ publishes original articles, case reports, letters to editor, commentaries and peer reviewed articles.
Authors' Credit and Responsibilities
Authors are completely responsible for the accuracy of all statements contained in their manuscripts. A corresponding author should clearly be nominated to be in contact with the editorial board.
1) Be scientifically qualified and certified to report scientific data or conduct scientific research. Student(s) in a relevant field supervised by such a caliber can be accepted as an author.
2) Have done substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data.
3) Have drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content.
4) Be eligible to approve the final version publication. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the Individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript (vide supra in 4). These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship defined above. Editor in Chief may ask these individuals to complete the specific author and conflict-of-interest disclosure forms.
Each author should clearly specify at least the highest academic or professional degree and his/her current affiliation (Previous affiliations when necessary).
Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they are not submitted for publication by another journal(s). Depending on the editorial board or referees' discretion, a manuscript publication may be postponed or abrogated. Amendment in the submitted manuscript may be transacted with the corresponding author when that is necessary for publication.
Preparation of the Manuscript
NMJ complies with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals published by the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1979 as described in the Annals of Internal Medicine (1982,96 [pt 1]114-29.
Key words should include 2-3 relevant words.
1. Original Article: A scientific study of a certain question should comply with the following:
i. Abstract (Objectives, Materials and Methods, ُEthical clearance letter, Results and Conclusion). It should not duplicate the introduction.
ii. Introduction: Statement of the problem or study question.
iii. Materials and Methods: How the problem was studied.
iv. Results: What was found in the study?
v. Discussion: What do the findings mean?
vi. Conclusion: What is gained from the study?
Original articles should be no more than 3000 words.
Pages should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals starting from the title page.
All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed.
Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Other people, institutions or bodies that provide some help which does not reach the level of authorship can appear in the acknowledgement part.
Official ethical clearance and valid consent should be clearly stated when the work includes data collection from humans (personal or experimental). The Editor in Chief has got the right to verify physically the original documents.
Review Article: It is a review of a given condition highlighting recent information. The length of a review article must not exceed 3000 words. In spite of the fact that any qualified author can submit such an article, the Editor in Chief usually invites some experts to write Review Articles.
Case Report: An individual report of one or two cases that are of interest for one of the following reasons:
i. A new or addition to previously reported cases of uncommon occurrence.
ii. A warning of possible complications from drugs or medical procedures.
iii. An unusual presentation of a disease.
iv. A suggestion of possible cause-and-effect relationship between two or more disease entities.
v. An unusual physical finding (e.g., abnormally large or small).
vi. Others at the discretion of Editor in Chief.
The length of a case report is maximally 1000 words while the permissible number of authors is not more than four.
Letters to the Editor: These can be:
i. Commentary on a recently published article, preferably within three months of its appearance in the journal.
ii. A very brief report that emphasizes a unique finding.
iii. A statement of opinion on a matter deemed to be of general interest to the commentator.
iv. Recognition of an event or person in medical history.
The average length of Letters to the Editor is not more than 500 words, three authors maximally and a limit of five or less references.
References are to be cited according to the Vancouver style of referencing both in the text and the list of references. The number of references should not exceed ten. Relevant and recent references are preferred.
The only accepted references are the published information in accredited documents (Journals, books, official documents whether as hard copies or online).
References are cited in the text as Arabic numeral in the order of their appearance.
Each one is enlisted in the references list in that order in the following manner:
Author(s), title of subject, journal (as abbreviated in Index Medicus), year, volume, inclusive page(s) number.
Author(s), chapter title, editor name, title of book, city of publication, publisher, year, volume, edition number, inclusive page(s) number.
Manuscripts including tables and figures should be type written double spaced on (17x24 cm) on size A4 paper with margins at least of 2 cm.
One original and two photocopies of the manuscript should be submitted.
Pictures (plain or coloured) may also accompany the manuscript in case they are necessary as clarification means.
Manuscripts should also be submitted as a Microsoft Word in a CD.
Manuscripts can also be sent via e-mails as Microsoft Word attachments.
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter signed by all authors who will appear in the published paper.
Inquiries and information:
Mobile Phone 0122793690
Ahmed Kamal Bulad, Chairman of the Editorial Board