Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal


Preparing of Manuscript

The Manuscript submitted to the Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal must include:

Original Article
  • A manuscript text file consisting of title, names of author and co-authors (not more than 9, email addresses, telephones, fax numbers and the full postal address of the corresponding author), Designation, Department/Institution, keywords (maximum 6 words), Abstract (not more than 350 words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement, References. No figures or tables should be included in this file.
  • The manuscript must be written in English clearly and concisely.
  • The manuscript should be prepared in single column and double-spacing with sufficient margins (2.5 cm) in A4 paper. Times New Roman font with size 12 pt is preferable and line numbers should be showed continuously throughout the pages numbered consecutively.
  • Number of figures and tables should not exceed 4.
  • Tables and Figures should each be numbered consecutively.
  • Line drawings should be of high resolution and high contrast. Black-and-white or color photographs may be accepted provided that they are of high quality. They should be provided as computer graphic files after the manuscript is accepted for publication in the final form. Details of results presented in this way should not be repeated in the text.
  • The manuscript should be separated into 3 files: Text, Table and Figure. These files should be created using Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx files)
  • The manuscript including the combined number of tables and figures should not be more than 3500 words.
Review Articles
  • These should largely cover the current review concerning the medical and health research publications pertaining to Myanmar. They should not be more than 5000 words.
  • The manuscript should be prepared in single column and double-spacing with sufficient margins (2.5 cm) in A4 paper. Times New Roman font with size 12 pt is preferable. Line numbers should be shown continuously throughout the pages numbered consecutively.
  • The file should be created using Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx files)
Short Reports
  • These should be similarly headed, but do not need an abstract nor divisions into sections. They should not be longer than 1000 words, including references (not more than 5) and one illustration or figure if necessary. The figure should be sent separately.
  • The manuscript should be prepared in single column and double-spacing with sufficient margins (2.5 cm) in A4 paper. Times New Roman font with size 12 pt is preferable, line numbers should be showed continuously throughout the pages numbered consecutively.
  • The text and figure files should be created using Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx files).
Correspondences
  • Letters to the Editor on general topics of interest related to health, comments on papers published in this Journal, and, if appropriate, replies to comments are welcome. Letters should generally not exceed 350 words; tables and figures are not accepted. References (not more than 2) may be given only if essential.

References
  • Reference should be cited as outlined by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. The number of references should be kept to a minimum; only those that are indispensable to substantiate a statement or as sources of further information should be included. Citation of published literature in the text should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
  • The following form may be used:
    - Dengue is a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical countries.1, 2
    - Tun Lin, et al.3 revealed that An. minimus was mostly collected between 10 and 11 pm in indoor in Thabwewa Village, Oktwin Township, Bago Region.
  • References to articles should contain the following: name of author(s), title of the article, name of the journal, year and month of issue, volume (no.), first and last pages. Examples:--
    1. 1. One author: Than Than Htwe. In vitro nitric oxide (NO) production of murine cell line and human monocyte-derived macrophages after cytokine stimulation and activation. Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal 1997; 9(2): 85-88.
    2. 2. Three to six authors: Kyaw Zin Thant, Morita K & Igarashi A. Sequences of E/NS1 gene junction from four dengue-2 viruses of Northeastern Thailand and their evolutionary relationships with other dengue-2 viruses. Microbiology and Immunology 1995; 39(8); 581-590.
    3. 3. More than 6 authors: Khin May Oo, Yi Yi Kyaw, Ohmar Lwin, Aye Aye Yee, San San Oo, Khine Win, et al. Hepatitis B surface antigen sero-prevalence in two border towns near Thailand. Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal 2009; 21(2): 83-87.
    4. 4. Book: Thaw Zin. Role of Analytical Toxicology Laboratory in the prevention, control and management of poisoning: Principle and guidelines. In: Guidelines on Poison Prevention, Control and Management. Department of Medical Research (Lower Myanmar), Ministry of Health, 2003; 76-98.
    5. 5. Conference: Moe Kyaw Myint, Khin Lin, Mya Moe, Phyu Phyu Win, Win Htay Hlaing, Thaung Hlaing, et al. Epidemiological assessment of climate change and Malaria Trend. Programme and Abstracts of the 43rd Myanmar Health Research Congress; 2015 Jan 5-9; Yangon, Myanmar. p. 57.
    6. 6. Thesis: Win Aung. A study on uirnary N-Acetyl-β-D-Glaucosaminidase excretion in russell's viper bite patients with systemic envenomation. [MMedSc thesis]. Institute of Medicine 2: Yangon; 1993.
    7. 7. Internet source: Atherton, J. Behaviour modification [Internet]. 2010 [updated 2010 Feb 10; cited 2010 Apr 10]. Available from: http://www.learningand teaching.info/learning/behaviour_mod.htm, accessed 2 July 2010.

Vision : Achieving a healthier nation through application of research findings          Mission Statement : To Develop and promote solutions to the major health problems of Myanmar