THE SOCIETY

The Egyptian Society of Basic Medical Sciences was established in 1978 by Late Professor Abdel-Wahed A. Boseila, Professor of Histology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. Among the main activities of the society is holding an annual scientific conference expressing the activities of the members in the field of Basic and Applied Medical Sciences. The conference covers one day, and is divided into two sessions. The first session is a seminar discussing an important medical topic. The second is session(s) for free papers.

THE JOURNAL

The Egyptian Journal of Medical Sciences is sponsored by the Egyptian Society of Basic Medical Sciences. The first volume of the journal appeared in 1980. The journal is published twice yearly, June and December. The journal publishes original research papers and review articles in the fields of Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Pathology, Clinical & Chemical Pathology, Pharmacology, Parasitology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Community & Family Medicine, Public Health, Medical Education, and also related fields in applied Medical & Clinical Sciences. The papers are peer reviewed, and according to the reviewer's comments, the Editorial Board reserves the right to accept or reject the paper. Abstracts of papers of the last issue of the journal appear on the web site. Requests for full text or further reprints and pricing information may be obtained from Editor-in-chief.



Editorial Board

Editor-in-chief

Prof. Moshira M. F. Helmy

Consulting Editors

  • Prof. Al-Hassan Heidar

  • Prof. Ahmed Bastawy

  • Prof. Salah Eid

Associate Editors

Anatomy

  • Prof. Al-Hassan Heidar, Cairo University
  • Prof. Hassan Serry, Ain-Shams University
  • Prof. Nahed Qura, Misr University of Sciences and Technology

Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

  • Prof. Said Abul-Nasr, Cairo University

Physiology

  • Prof. Mohamed Salah Abdel-Reheem, Al Azhar University

Parasitology

  • Prof. Moshira M. F. Helmy, Misr University of Sciences and Technology

Biochemistry

  • Prof. Ahmed Shawky Osthman, Al Azhar University
  • Prof. Salah Eid, Ain-Shams University

Histology

  • Prof. Osama Khater, Al Azhar University
  • Prof. Adel Zohdi, Ain-Shams University

Pathology

  • Prof. Mahmoud Tag, Misr University for Science & Technology
  • Prof. Nefisa El-Badawy, Ain-Shams University

Pharmacology

  • Prof. Ahmed Bastawy, Ain-Shams University
  • Prof. Mahmoud Khayyal, Al Azhar University

Author Guide

Manuscripts should be provided as a Microsoft Word Document. PDF files will not be accepted. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.

Article structure

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. An Arabic translation of the abstract is required.

Introduction

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

Methodology

Detailed information about the materials and/or subjects involved in the study in addition to the required specifications concerning methods should be provided.

Results

Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Appendices

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B. 1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Title page information

Title should be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Figures

Figures should be supplied 'as is' in the native format as separate files. Images should be in saves as TIFF (or JPEG) for Color or grayscale photographs in 300 dpi resolution.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration.

Tables

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

References

Citation in text Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). References in the text should be cited as the name(s) of author(s) and year.

Reference List

References should be arranged alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. 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.

Examples

Reference to a journal publication:
Hassan, A.M.; Ahmed, S.A. and Mostafa F.R. (2005): Role of antioxidants in treatment of anemia. Egypt. J. Med. Sci., 26: 401-410.
Reference to a book:
Strunk, W. Jr. and White, E.B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, Chapter 4. pp:55- 86.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G.R. and Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In Jones B.S. and Smith R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age. New York: E-Publishing Inc. pp: 281–304