Author Guidelines

Journal of University College of Medicine and Dentistry agrees to accept manuscripts prepared in accordance with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

Manuscripts are accepted for consideration if neither the article nor any of its contents have been published or submitted elsewhere. For submission of manuscript, authors will register on our web page. For certification of originality of work, an undertaking form will be signed by all the authors and will be submitted along with the manuscript, specimen of which is available online in the downloads section.  No more than 6 names will be listed under the title; other names will appear in a footnote. The manuscript should be created in Times new Roman style with 12 font size.

Original Articles

Maximum Length = 2,500 words

Maximum No. of Tables / Illustrations = 4

Maximum No. of References = 30


Review Articles

Maximum Length = 4000 words

Maximum No. of Tables / Illustrations = 4

Maximum No. of References = 40


Case Reports

Maximum Length = 1500 words

Maximum No. of Tables / Illustrations = 2

Maximum No. of References = 15


Instructions to Authors:

Sequence of components of manuscript

  • Abstract: Abstract should be structured, and should not exceed more than 300 words. This abstract should consist of four paragraphs, labelled Background (including purpose of study), Methods, Results, and Conclusions. They should briefly describe, respectively, the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient results, and what the authors conclude from the results.
  • Keywords: Three to 10 keywords or short phrases should be added to the bottom of the abstract page. Please use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) of Index Medicus.
  • Introduction: Brief background of research topic should be stated which funnels down in the light of existing literature to state the reason for conducting research and mention the objective of the research.
  • Methodology: This section should consist of study design, ethical review statement, description of the selection of the observational or experimental subjects, study setting, study duration, sampling method, sample size calculations with references, follow-up period, inclusion and exclusion criteria, variables, identification of the methods, equipment and of all drugs and chemicals and data analysis
  • Results: Give numeric results not only as derivatives (for example, percentages) but also as the absolute numbers from which the derivatives were calculated, and specify the statistical significance attached to them giving degree of freedom, test of significance value and p-value (in brackets) if any. Do not duplicate data in graphs and tables if already mentioned in text.
  • Discussion: Detailed comparison of findings of study with the existing literature and extracting out the possible reasons for the match or mismatch with the existing literature. Study limitations should be mentioned in end of the discussion section.
  • Conclusion: Final statement that will be the crux of findings in accordance with the objective of the study.
  • Acknowledgements: Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, but helped in the study should be listed in the acknowledgement section.
  • Funding Disclosure: All sources of grants received and its spending should be disclosed. If there are no funding sources, the authors should state "none to declare".
  • References must be written in Vancouver style The total number of references in an original article must not exceed 30, while in the review articles maximum limit of references is 45. References must be written single-spaced and numbered as they are cited in the text.. The style for all types of references is given in the ‘Uniform requirements   for   manuscripts   submitted   to   biomedical journals’ at the website of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, Journal Article: Ashraf T, Yousaf K, Karim MT. Early experience of endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular disease. J Uni Coll Med Dentistry 2021;1(1):43–6. Book: Polit DF, Hungler BP. Nursing research principles and methods. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1999. Chapter in Book: Woessner JF.  Lysosomal function.  In: Dingle JT, Fell HG, editors. Lysoosomes, in biology and pathology. London: North Holland Publishing Co; 1969:299–329.

Tables and Illustrations: Tables and figures should be submitted along with the text and also separately as guided in the automated submission software and must have a title, and be on double space. If photographs of patients are used, either the subjects should not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to publish the picture.

Units   of   Measurement:   All   measurements   should   be expressed in conventional units, with System International (SI) units given in parentheses throughout the text.

Abbreviations:  Except for units of measurement, abbreviations are discouraged. The first time an abbreviation appears it should be preceded by the words for which it stands, However, title and abstract must not contain any abbreviations.

Names of Drugs: Only generic names of drugs should be used.

Conflict of Interest

Any conflict of interest should be declared by all authors. This may include grants or honorarium, credits and promotions, memberships or any personal or professional relationships which may appear to influence the manuscript. Such competing interests are not unethical but should be declared.

Ethical Approval of Research

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation. Do not use patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, in-text and illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether institutional and national standards for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed.

If an institution does not have an ethical review committee, the institution's approval from the concerned department may be submitted. All case reports require approval on the institutional letterhead from the head of the department. A statement should be included that participants gave informed consent before being included in the study or for publication of a case report.

Review and Processing: An acknowledgment is issued on receipt of the manuscript. It is later examined by the editors and then sent for peer review. The comments of reviewers are then conveyed to the corresponding author. After correction/amendments by the authors, acceptance letter for accepted article is issued, and the article is placed in queue for printing.