Guide for Authors


Authors' Guidelines




  1. Introduction

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  1. Authorship

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  1. Types of publications

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  1. Preparation of manuscript

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  1. Publication Fees

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  1. Copyrights & licensing

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All manuscripts submitted to Mansoura Journal of Forensic Medicine & Clinical Toxicology (MJFMCT) should be written in clear, concise, and proper English language. The text should be in single-column format. Manuscripts containing all essential data and methods are subject to editing to ensure conformity to editorial standards and journal style. The complete paper has to be written in a Word 2007 or 2010 compatible file. Page size: A4, margins: 3 cm on each side, line spacing: 1.15, font type: Times New Roman, font-size: 12. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.


The journal will consider manuscripts that fulfill the following criteria:


  1. According to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (2001), manuscripts that met authorship credit should be based only on: (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be published. These conditions must all be met.
  2. No evidence for redundant publications or multiple submissions.


The following types of articles will be considered for publication:


  1. Original Research Paper: new unpublished research.
  2. Review article: detailed review of specific subject, backed up by full reference list and exploring all aspects of subject. It must not exceed 3500 words, 50 references and 5 tables and/or figures.
  3. Short Communication: new research or clinical issue, straight forward idea, simple methodology, concise take-home message (less than: 2000 words, 25 references and 4 tables and/or figures).
  4. Editorial: an article written by the senior editorial people or publisher that presents the journal's opinion on an important issue.
  5. Letter to the Editor: comment or useful critique on material published in the journal. Only the Editor-in-Chief has the decision to publish submitted letters.


Consideration will be given by the Editor to other categories of articles that do not fit into the above.


Preparation of Manuscript


Before you begin, please see our information on ethics of publication at ( All authors must disclose any competing interests with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their work.


The manuscript should be organized into the following sections: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results (including tables and figures), Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, Conflict of Interest and References.




  • The title page includes the following information


Title: It should be informative and concise describing the topic of the manuscript in terms understandable to a broad readership.


Author names and affiliations: Full names of all authors and footnote numbers to denote affiliations, current mailing addresses and telephone number for the corresponding author.




  • Article structure


Abstract:A concise (no more than 250 words) and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


Keywords: They should not exceed seven words, size 10, italic, justify, only the word Keywords must be bold.


Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.


Material and Methods: It should include relevant details on the experimental design and techniques so that, the experiments can be repeated while the new procedures should be described in detail.


Results: Results should be clear and concise.


Tables: Tables should be 1-spaced, within the text, and self-explanatory. Label each table at the top with an Arabic numeral followed by the Table title. Insert footnotes below the table. Supply units of measure in the heads of columns. Tables should be called out in numerical order (e.g. Table 1), beginning in the Results section of the manuscript. Capitalize "Table" when called out in the text. Ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.


Figures:Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork. Please make sure that the artwork is in an acceptable format and with the correct resolution. Figure legends should provide a general overview of the figure, followed by explanations of specific parts, if necessary. Begin the legend with "Fig. (1)", in bold. Type the legend in regular, not bold, text. Figure callouts in text. Examples: Figure 1; Figures 1-3; Figure 1a and b; Figures 2 a and 3c; Figure 3 a-d.


Discussion and conclusion: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusion section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion section.


Acknowledgment: Acknowledge dedications, contributions from others or funding sources.


Conflict of Interest statement must be included in the article.




Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Only articles published or in press should be listed in this section and arranged in alphabetical order and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. For references; more than three authors, write 3 authors and then et al. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication. Abbreviate journal titles according to the most recent issue of BIOSIS Serial Sources.


Arrange the reference list in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. If you are citing more than one source by the same author, they should be listed in chronological order with the earliest work listed first. Capitalize the first letter of the publication title, the first letters of all main words in the title of a journal, and all first letters of a place name and publisher. The following website may help you:  


  • Book, one author:


Editor surname(s), initial(s). (eds.) (Year Published). Title. Edition. Place of publication: publishers.


e.g. Bell, J. (2010) Doing your research project. 5th edn. Maidenhead: Open University Press.


  • Chapter in an edited book:


Authors names. (Year) ‘Title of chapter italic’ in editors sure names, initials (eds) title of book italic. Edition. Place of publication: publisher, page numbers.


e.g. Jewsiewicki, B. (2010) ‘Historical Memory and Representation of New Nations in Africa’, in Diawara, M., Lategan, B., and Rusen, J. (eds.) Historical memory in Africa: Dealing with the past, reaching for the future in an intercultural context. New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 53-66.


  • E book:


Author surname(s), initial(s). (Year Published). Title. Edition. E-book format [e-book reader]. Available at URL or DOI (Accessed: day month year).


e.g. Mitchell, J.A., Thomson, M., and Coyne, R.P. (2017) A guide to citationE-book library [online]. Available at: (Accessed: 10 September 2016).


  • Journal article:
    Author surname(s), initial(s). (Year) ‘Article Title’, Journal Title, volume (issue), page number(s). Available at: URL or DOI 


e.g. Abo El-Atta, H. and Ahmed, D. (2020). 'Testicular dysfunction in malathion induced toxicity in male rats: Protective role of NAC and Silymarin', Mansoura Journal of Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, 28(2), pp. 33-45. doi: 10.21608/mjfmct.2020.32518.1014


  • Conference papers:


Drogen, E. (2014) ‘Changing how we think about war: The role of psychology’, The British Psychological Society 2014 Annual Conference. The ICC, Birmingham British Psychological Society, 07-09 May 2014.


  • Web page, by an individual:


Author surname(s), initial(s). (Year of publishing)  Title of page/site [Online[. Available at: URL (Accessed: day month year)


e.g. Moon, M. (2019) Ubisoft put an official video game design course inside a video game. Available at (Accessed 19 November 2019).
Publication Fees


  • Publication charges:


1-    For Egyptians: LE 840 (Manuscript charges LE 600 in addition to reviewing fees LE 240).


2-    For non-Egyptians: 100 USD.


  • Articles' reprints will be available only as soft copies.
  • Payment of reviewing fees should be sent before starting the reviewing process & upon acceptance of the manuscript, authors should proceed in sending the Manuscript charges.
  • Payment could be in direct cash, or sent via Vodafone cash.
  • There will be extra fees for English language editing if the article needs it.




Copyrights & licensing


  • Mansoura University, Faculty of Medicine has legally explicit authority to publish any article within the scope of the journal. They decide the copyright arrangement they require as brief and abridged description document which enables the owners (authors or named organization) of their intellectual property to retain copyright in the journal articles.
  • Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Copyright Transfer Agreement'.