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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.

  • 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 Microsoft Word 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.

Policies of MJEM

MJEM follows the criteria of authorship based on recommendations by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Only persons with substantial contributions to research and manuscripts are considered authors of the article. Any conflict of interest has to be disclosed including financial gain or affiliation based on the author agreement form.



MJEM follows the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki 2008 on ethical principles in research. 

Types of manuscripts accepted

MJEM accepts the following types of manuscripts according to these formats given:

A. Editorial

• 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

C. Case reports

• Case report/s presented at the emergency department or pre hospital care. The topics accepted are either:
1. Challenges in diagnosis
2. New treatment modalities
3. System improvements
• Abstract: not more than 200 words
• Text: not more than 1500 words
• References: not exceeding 20

D. Letters

• 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. Images in Emergency Medicine
• Title: Depicting the diagnosis of the condition, not more than 5 words
• Authors: maximum 2
• Details of corresponding authors: Name, Title, Academic qualification, address, phone number, email
• Case explanation: not more than 150 words
• Patient’s photograph: Identifiable photograph of patients have to be consented. The patients have to complete and signed the “Consent to release identifiable material for publication in M-JEM”. The consent form can be download here.






Manuscripts preparation

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

  3. Text

  4. Acknowledgements

  5. References

  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:

  1. Title

  2. Name of authors and their affiliations

  3. Details of corresponding authors who will be communicating with the journal secretariat.

  • Name

  • Title

  • Academic qualification

  • Corresponding address

  • Telephone number

  • Email address

  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 don’t require the above sections.

2 keywords are allowed for each manuscript which is present in the title of the manuscript.

  1. Text

The subsections depend on the type of manuscripts as shown below:

  • Original articles:

    • Introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusion

    • Case reports:

      • Background

      • Series of cases

      • Discussion

      • Conclusion

      • References

  1. References

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.


Whole book:

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.

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

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.


Catharine A Bon, Joshua Schechter et al. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation [Internet]. New York: Medscape; 2016. Available from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1344081-overview#showall


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 hereâ€. Footnotes are assigned to the tables using alphabetical order. Tables and figures should be placed after the references.



Illustrations and figures are to be submitted using JPEG, TIFF or GIF formats. Provide written permission if the illustrations or figures are previously published. Authors are directly responsible to all illustrations or figures published.

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

    • Introduction

    • Issues and controversies

    • Local and/or international guidelines

      • Tables: not more than 3

      • Graphs/figures: not more than 3

    • Authors’ conclusions

    • References: not more than 60 references





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