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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 it is under consideration for another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single or double spaced; uses a 10 or 12 point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the text or in separate files. For inclusion within the text, figures, tables, and illustrations should be no wider than 3 inches.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Papers containing original research and material will be considered for acceptance if it has not been previously published elsewhere and has not been sent for consideration to another journal.

Authors of any type of article submitted to the journal should follow the general instructions given below.


To be included as an author of a paper, research contributions should include: (1) significant involvement in the conception and design of the research conducted or analysis and interpretation of the data; (2) drafting portions of the article or making critical revisions of content; and (3) final approval of the paper to be published.

There should be at least one person’s name accompanying a group submission (for example, A. Author for Research Group at Nazarbayev University). If there is a change in authorship after submitting, it must be approved in writing by all authors.


Papers should be submitted in a Word file (.doc or .docx) if possible to simplify the editing and publishing process. Text may be single or double spaced and should be in 10 or 12 point font. References should be included at the end of your paper. Your submission should also include a title page as the first page of your paper, containing the name and affiliation/institution of each author and the contact information of the corresponding author.

Figures, pictures, and tables should be included either in your document after your references or in separate files. Each figure, picture, or table should be on its own page, with the legend included in text on that same page and not in the figure itself. Since the journal template has two columns, figure and tables that do not fit in a single column will not be included in the text but will be included at the end of the document.

There is a limit of a total of five figures and tables.

We will convert your submission into HTML and PDF formats when publishing.


Please provide an abstract of your paper before the body of your paper. This abstract should be no more than 300 words, and in the form of a structured abstract if possible. A structured abstract is broken into sections, with the common example broken into four sections: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.



These articles are written by editors of the journal. A word limit of 1000 words is recommended.


Commentary articles are open to all authors and are not peer-reviewed. Commentary articles are limited to 2000 words.


Research articles are peer-reviewed and limited to 3500 words


Reviews are limited to 3500 words.


Perspective articles are peer-reviewed and should be limited to 3000 words.


Short reports should be limited to 1500 words.


News articles should be limited to 1000 words and do not require an abstract.


Other types of articles should be limited to 2000 words.


References should be numbered in the order in which they are cited in your paper. When citing, the number of the citation should be in superscript with no space in between. Here are some examples:

1. This an example.1

2. This2 is another example.

3. The last example,3 is this.

References should include all authors when six or fewer, but when there are seven or more, list the first three and then “et al.” Else, follow the guidelines for the Vancouver style which are referenced here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/. The Vancouver style should be commonly available in any of the citation management software you use to make things easier. When possible, please give DOI identifiers.

For a free and open source citation manager, see http://www.zotero.org/.

The following are sample references:

1.Petitti DB, Crooks VC, Buckwalter JG, Chiu V. Blood pressure levels before dementia. Arch Neurol. 2005 Jan;62(1):112-6.

2.Hallal AH, Amortegui JD, Jeroukhimov IM, Casillas J, Schulman CI, Manning RJ, et al. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography accurately detects common bile duct stones in resolving gallstone pancreatitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Jun;200(6):869-75.

3.Prendergast C, Topel R. Discretion and bias in performance evaluation. European Economic Review. 1993 April;37(2-3):355-65. doi: 10.1016/0014-2921(93)90024-5


The abbreviation should be spelled out the first time it appears, with the abbreviation following in parentheses: e.g. The Central Asian Journal of Global Health (CAJGH). Common units of measurement do not need to be spelled out.


All papers should be submitted via the journal website at cajgh.pitt.edu. If absolutely unable to do so, you may send the article via email to Faina Linkov and Sholpan Askarova with the subject “Article for submission”: faina.linkov AT gmail.com.


All papers are examined by the editorial staff and will be sent to reviewers when required. Reviewers will recommend an article for publication or reject an article, and the authors will be notified of the decision. Decision times will vary depending on reviewer availability.


After your paper is accepted, we encourage authors to submit a powerpoint lecture on your paper to the Supercourse.