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Author Guidelines

Article Submission:

All manuscripts should be submitted online. The author should first register him/her self in the system in order to be allowed to use the online submission functions. If the manuscript contains previously published illustration(s), Photo(s) or table(s) that has been published elsewhere, a declaration that  copyright permission for reproduction has be obtained.

Scope:

Libyan Journal of Surgery (LJS) is specialised in publishing surgery-related articles including general and special surgery. The subject of the submitted papers should therefore pertain to this field. Papers that discuss surgical problems related to the Arabic territories are very welcomed. The submitted article should be an original work that has never been previously submitted to any other journal. By submitting an aricle for publication to the Pan Arab Angiology Journal, the submitting author(s) authorize the publisher (International Health Academy) to all copy wrights. LJS reserves all rights of reproduction and republication of material that appears in the Pan Arab Angiology Journal.

Languages:

LJS is published in English. Papers could be submitted in Arabic or English. English papers will be abstracted to Arabic and Arabic papers will be abstracted to English. Papers submitted in Arabic should follow the same guidelines as papers written in English. IMRAD order in English is (مطنم) in Arabic. Authors must follow the United Medical Dictionary(Arabic-English). Arabic names must also provided in both Arabic and Latin characters.

Article Preperation:
 
Title Page
The title of the manuscript should be as concise as possible, and should be related to the submitted manuscript. The title should be placed on a separate title page, together with the full name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliations(s) and maximum of two highest scientific degrees obtained. The postal mailing address, as well as the email address, fax, telephone and mobile numbers including the country and local codes of the corresponding author should be clearly provided in the same title page. The number of authors should not exceed six authors. Other names may be included in the acknowledgements.
Abstract
A summary of the manuscript should be provided in a separate page with a maximum of 250 words for original manuscripts, 300 words for article reviews and 200 words for case reports. Five key words should be provided in the abstract page and should be placed below the abstract. The abstract should be divided into a similar fashion to IMRAD format depends on the type of the manuscript. (see below for further details).
IMRAD-order Format
Original Manuscript: should follow the IMRAD format: Introduction; Patients (Materials, subjects) and methods; Results; Analysis (Optional); and Discussion. An abstract of no more than 250 words should be submitted along with the manuscript, clearly and briefly stating the Objectives, Setting, results and conclusions.
Review Articles
Review articles: should focus on debatable, recent updates, change of practice, or fundamental issues within Angiology specialties. The article should contain sections dealing with objectives, sources, methods of selection, compilation, interpretation of data and conclusions. An abstract of no more than 300 words should be submitted.
Case Reports: The description of the case should contain only pertinent positive and negative findings. Irrelevant material or excessive detail should be avoided. Illustrations add visual supplements should be simple, compact, and self-contained. Tables and graphs should be restricted to case reports describing series of cases with the aim to reduce any statistical data to readily interpretable form. Discussion section should emphasize the salient features of the case, show their relation to previous knowledge, and interpret their significance. Conclusions section should discuss future cases when warranted by the evidence presented. An abstract of no more than 200 words should be submitted along with the case report.
Letter to the editor: LJS allows Letters to the editor aiming to provide a forum for readers comment or debate.  A letter to the editor is meant to express your opinion or point of view concerning a previously published at LJS. A maximum of 300 words are allowed. No figures are allowed.
Abbreviations: If a term is used in the manuscript more than twice, an abbreviation is recommended and this should be defined on first use. No abbreviation should be used in the abstract.
References:
References should be numbered as they occur in the text with sequential Arabic numerals in parentheses [square brackets] using Vancouver style and listed in the same numerical order in the reference section. Every reference should contain the following elements of information as appropriate: name(s) and initial(s) of author(s); title of paper or book in its original language plus translation; complete name of journal plus volume number and page range; name of publisher (commercial or institutional) and place of publication (city and country); and date of publication. References with more than six authors, mention only the first three authors then use the suffix et al. Online citations should include the date of access.
Peer Reviewing:
All submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Based of the comments of the reviewers, the editors reserve the right to accept or reject the submitted papers. Papers are accepted on the understanding that they are subject to statistical and editorial revision as deemed necessary, including abridgement of the text and omission of tabular or graphic material.
 
Ethical Permission:
Ethical Approval for research articles involving humans or animals obtained from IRB (Institutional review board), IEC (independent ethics committee),  ethical review board (ERB), or from appropriate local ethical committee as appropriate should be documented in the methods section of all submitted articles.

Conflict Cof interest:

A conflict of interest is defined as financial or personal relationships of one or more of the authors with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence their action and cause bias. Financial relationships are easiest to identify, but conflicts can also occur because of personal relationships, academic competition, or other forms of merely intellectual passion. A conflict of interest of any form could be actual or potential. Therefore full disclosure of all relationships to the editor upon submission is mandatory. The Corresponding author should declare that there is no conflict of interest to disclose in the cover letter. If any conflict of interest of any form exists, this should be disclosed as appropriate under a separate sub-title in the manuscript that follows the methods section. Failure to disclose conflicts might lead to publication of a statement of error by our Editorial Board.

 



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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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