MJEM accepts the following types of manuscripts according to these formats given:
Concise but substantial comments on a particular issue concerning emergency medicine
Abstracts: not more than 150 words
Text: not more than 1200 words
No table or figure
References: not exceeding 15
B. Original article
Emergency medicine related original clinical research
Abstract: according to headings; background, methodology, results and conclusion. Not more than 300 words
Text: not more than 3500 words
Tables and/or figures: not more than 5 each.
C. Case reports
Series of 3 similar cases in a case report presented at the emergency department or pre hospital care. The topics accepted are either:
Challenges in diagnosis
New treatment modalities
Abstract: not more than 200 words
Text: not more than 1500 words
References: not exceeding 20
A short report regarding a particular clinical, system, research or academic issues in emergency medicine
Abstract: not more than 150 words
Text: not more than 1000 words
References: not exceeding 15
E. Comments to the editor
A short comments on articles published in MJEM for the past one year
Text: 400 words
References: not exceeding 10
F. Review article:
The title for a review article is usually identified by the editors or advisors but can also be suggested by the author through communication with the chief editor. The article will be peer reviewed according to m-jem requirements. The topics will be emergency medicine related and the targeted readers are the doctors practising emergency medicine.M-jem will not accept article affiliated with a particular company or brand. A cover letter has to be signed according to m-jem requirements.The article has to be evidence based clinical practice according to these headings:
Abstract: Concentrating on objectives, controversies, guidelines and conclusion. Not more than 300 words.
Text: Not more than 2700 words
Issues and controversies
Local and/or international guidelines
Tables: not more than 3
Graphs/figures: not more than 3
References: not more than 60 references
Manuscripts should be written in UK English using Arial 12 font and double spacing. Each manuscript must contain the following sections;
1 Title page
2 Abstract and keywords
6 Figure legends (if stated)
7 Tables (if stated)
8 Figures (if stated)
Each section should begin as a separate document.
1. Title page
This page will not be submitted to the reviewers to assist in the blinding process during reviewing. This page consists of:
2 Name of authors and their affiliations
3 Details of corresponding authors who will be communicating with the journal secretariat.
1 Acknowledgement is given to non-contributors based on definition given by ICMJE.
Grants or subsidies have to be stated in this section including the grant number or other external grants.
2. Abstract and keywords
The length depending on the type of manuscript submitted. Abstracts for original articles should include the background, objective, the methodology, results and conclusion. Abstracts for other manuscripts require the above sections.
Keywords are allowed for each manuscript which is present in the title of the manuscript.
The subsections depend on the type of manuscripts as shown below:
Series of cases
References should be numbered according to sequence mentioned in the text. The numbering system should follow the Arabic numerals for example 1,2,3. The number of references depends on the types of manuscripts stated previously.
Examples of method to write references are shown below:
Author(s). Title. Year of publication; Volume (Issue): Page(s)
Chew KS, Idzwan ZM, Hisamuddin NA, Kamaruddin J, Wan Aasim WA. Outcomes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation performed in Emergency Department, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. Med J Malaysia. 2008 Mar;63(1):4-8.
Author(s). Title. Edition. Place of publication. Publisher; Year of publication.
Hastie TJ, Tibshirani RJ. Generalized additive models. 1st Ed. London and New York. Chapman & Hall; 1990.
b. Chapter in a book:
Author(s). Paper title. In: Editor(s), editors. Title. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication. Page(s).
Myerburg RJ, Castellanos A. Cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. In: Libby P, Bonow RO, Mann DL, Zipes DP, eds. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook on Cardiovascular Medicine. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:933973
c. Online book /Electronic articles:
Manuscripts available in a website from the internet.
Author(s). Title of article [Internet]. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication [Date of citation]. Available from: URL.
Table should be sent on a separate sheet. Allocate the tables in order using numbers as mentioned in the manuscript for example Insert table 1 here. Footnotes are assigned to the tables using alphabetical order. Tables and figures should be placed after the references. Maximum numbers of tables is 5
Illustrations and figures are to be submitted using JPEG or PNG formats. Provide written permission if the illustrations or figures are previously published. Authors are directly responsible to all illustrations or figures published. Maximum numbers of figures is 5.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).