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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.
  • I have attached the Cover letter
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Kindly be aware that the Articles must encompass the ensuing components, each of which is detailed further below. It is important to note that for other types of articles, the order may not be obligatory. Please refer to the subsequent sections for additional specifics.

  • Cover Letter: All submissions to TSF JB must be accompanied by a cover letter affirming that:

    • The manuscript is entirely original and has not been published, submitted elsewhere, or under consideration for publication in any language.
    • All authors have endorsed the manuscript's content and contributed significantly to the work.
    • All authors consent to the submission of the manuscript to TSF JB.
    • Affiliations, email addresses, and postal addresses of all contributing authors are provided, designating one author as the corresponding author.
  • Abstract: Concisely (within a limit of 250 words), summarize the investigation's scope, obtained results, and major conclusions in complete sentences.

  • Introduction: Concisely provide relevant background information related to the research while maintaining brevity.

  • Methodology: Offer a clear and well-referenced description of the methods used, ensuring that all experimental procedures are sufficiently detailed for replication. Specify the manufacturer and location of named medical equipment and instruments if applicable.

  • Results: Present experimental data using appropriate tables and figures accompanied by relevant descriptions.

  • Discussion: Engage in the interpretation and significance of findings, providing objective comments concisely.

  • Conclusion: Follow the discussion with a brief conclusion paragraph (maximum 6-7 lines) summarizing the study's findings.

  • Acknowledgments: Offer concise acknowledgments that include financial support details, along with grant numbers if applicable.

  • Author Contributions: List general contributions for each author, e.g., "M. Ali designed experiments and assisted in manuscript writing."

  • Conflict of Interest: Declare competing financial or non-financial interests, including this information in the manuscript. Refer to the journal's policies and guidelines for more information.

  • References: Follow AMA style (11th Edition) for references, providing numbers in square brackets in-text and listing them in order of citation. Include journal names abbreviated according to the PubMed Journals Database.

  • Figure Legends: Compose brief and specific figure legends on a separate page following the References section.

  • Tables: Present essential data using tables, avoiding duplication of text content. Ensure tables are editable and numbered sequentially, with citations in the text.

  • Figures: Sequentially label and cite figures and images in the text. Include them on a separate page following the References section. Larger figures and tables can be supplementary material.

  • Graphs, Histograms, and Statistics: Use individual data points, include error bars' descriptions, extend axes to zero (except for log axes), and provide statistical analyses for independently repeated experiments only.

  • Abbreviations: Define abbreviations at their first usage in the text and use full terms when terms are used less than four times.

  • Reuse of Display Items: Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for reused tables or figures. Obtain prior permission from the original source before submission.

  • Supplementary Information: Peer-reviewed material relevant to the article's conclusion, not included due to space, is posted on the journal's website and linked to the article.

  • Formatting Style: Use A4 paper size with 1-inch margins, single-spaced text. Number all pages and lines. Apply Times New Roman font, size 12 for text and 14 for headings. Ensure distinct colors and appropriate hatching patterns for graphs. Follow metric units (SI units) as fully as possible.

  • Language Editing: Non-native English speakers are encouraged to have their manuscript reviewed for clarity by a native English speaker or a professional language editing service to improve language quality and understanding.

Please note that the journal provides language editing (free of cost) only for accepted manuscripts.

Revision Submissions: 

Authors are requested to include the following when submitting a revised paper after review:

1. A letter of reply outlining in detail how you have responded to the reviewers' concerns. If you don't agree with any of the reasons made, please explain why in your letter.
2. A revised manuscript that has been annotated to show the revisions made in response to the reviewers' suggestions, for the benefit of the Editors and reviewers.
3. A text that hasn't been highlighted or otherwise marked up.

Pre-submission Enquiries

All other pre-submission inquiries should be directed to the editorial office:

Email: editorial.office@tsfjb.com

Only submissions made through our online journal system are accepted. Authors are urged to review both our Editorial Policies and the Submission Instructions for our online journal system before submitting a manuscript. Please create an account with our online manuscript system if you haven't already.

Research Article

Full-length Research Articles: Articles report significant original basic research

Please see ‘Preparation of Articles’ below for further details

No. of Figures/Tables: Max 10 

No. of words: 5000 –6000 words excluding abstract, references, figures, and tables.

References: Max of 60. Please use as recent as possible.

Review Article

Review Articles:  Review articles are intended to give readers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of a subject or field. Reviews ought to convey excitement by fusing historical context with the most recent developments and setting them both in the context of the rest of the field.

Please see ‘Preparation of Articles’ below for further details

No. of Figures/Tables: Max 8 

No. of words: 5000 –6000 words excluding abstract, references, figures, and tables.

References: Max of 100. Please use as recent as possible.

Case Reports

Case Reports: Case Reports must offer distinctive insight into the disease process or potential uses for diagnosis.

Please see ‘Preparation of Articles’ below for further details

No. of Figures/Tables: Max 3 

No. of words: 1500 –2000 words excluding abstract, references, figures, and tables.

References: Max of 25. Please use as recent as possible.

Short Communications

For Short Communications the journal's Policy is given below;
Abstract: 250 words
Article: 1500 –2000 words excluding abstract,

References: Max of 25. Please use as recent as possible.

Figures and tables: Max of 05 

Letter to Editor

Letters convey succinct and swift reports of novel findings that hold broad significance within the field. These communications are concise and swiftly delivered, focusing on topics of general interest. The author counts should not exceed ten contributors.

Please see ‘Preparation of Articles’ below for further details

No. of Figures/Tables: Max 5

No. of words: 1500 –2000 words excluding abstract, references, figures, and tables.

References: Max of 25. Please use as recent as possible.

Commentary/opinion/perspective/Obituary

 Please see ‘Preparation of Articles’ below for further details

No. of Figures/Tables: 1

No Abstract 

No. of words: 2000 including references

References: Max of 10. Please use as recent as possible.

Editorial

Editorials (Invited only)

Proposals for Editorials may be submitted.

 Please see ‘Preparation of Articles’ below for further details

No. of Figures/Tables: 1

No Abstract 

No. of words: 2000 including references

References: Max of 15. Please use as recent as possible.

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