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Author Guidelines

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.

AUTHORSHIP

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.

ELECTRONIC FILES AND FIGURES

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.

ABSTRACT

Please provide an abstract of your paper before the body of your paper. This abstract should be no more than 250 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.

SECTION WORD LIMITS

EDITORIALS

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

COMMENTARY

Commentary articles are open to all authors and are not peer-reviewed.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

RESEARCH

Research articles are peer-reviewed and limited to 3500 words

REVIEWS

Reviews are limited to 1000 words.

PERSPECTIVE

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

SHORT REPORTS

Short reports should be limited to 1500 words.

NEWS: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

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

OTHER

Other types of articles should be limited to 2000 words.

REFERENCES

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

ABBREVIATIONS

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.

SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT

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.

REVIEW AND ACTION

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 ACCEPTANCE

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

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

  • The Author shall grant to the Publisher and its agents the nonexclusive perpetual right and license to publish, archive, and make accessible the Work in whole or in part in all forms of media now or hereafter known under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licenseor its equivalent, which, for the avoidance of doubt, allows others to copy, distribute, and transmit the Work under the following conditions:
    1. Attribution—other users must attribute the Work in the manner specified by the author as indicated on the journal Web site;
    with the understanding that the above condition can be waived with permission from the Author and that where the Work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
  • The Author is able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the nonexclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the Work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), as long as there is provided in the document an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post online a pre-publication manuscript (but not the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version of the Work) in institutional repositories or on their Websites 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). Any such posting made before acceptance and publication of the Work shall be updated upon publication to include a reference to the Publisher-assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and a link to the online abstract for the final published Work in the Journal.
  • Upon Publisher’s request, the Author agrees to furnish promptly to Publisher, at the Author’s own expense, written evidence of the permissions, licenses, and consents for use of third-party material included within the Work, except as determined by Publisher to be covered by the principles of Fair Use.
  • The Author represents and warrants that:
    1. the Work is the Author’s original work;
    2. the Author has not transferred, and will not transfer, exclusive rights in the Work to any third party;
    3. the Work is not pending review or under consideration by another publisher;
    4. the Work has not previously been published;
    5. the Work contains no misrepresentation or infringement of the Work or property of other authors or third parties; and
    6. the Work contains no libel, invasion of privacy, or other unlawful matter.
  • The Author agrees to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from Author’s breach of the representations and warranties contained in Paragraph 7 above, as well as any claim or proceeding relating to Publisher’s use and publication of any content contained in the Work, including third-party content.

 

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