Instructions to Authors

Nagoya Medical Journal is published four times a year by the Nagoya City University Medical School. The Journal accepts submissions of original articles and reviews on medical research. In order to be considered for publication, an original manuscript with two copies of good quality and three sets of illustrations should be directed to the Editorial Office, Nagoya Medical Journal, Nagoya City University Medical School, Kawasumi 1, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8601, Japan. Manuscript will be accepted for publication with the understanding that they will appear solely in Nagoya Medical Journal.
Style of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be written in English. However, German or French can be used in papers related to the field of neuropsychiatry. A4 paper ( 210x297 mm) should be used with left & right margins of 3 cm and top & bottom margins of 4 cm. Type all manuscript double-spaced, with 10 letter per 2.5 cm (10 pitches). So not justify the right margin.

Original Articles
Sections should be arranged in the following order. Title, Footnote, Summary (no more than 250 words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figure legends. The page number should be combined in one section if necessary.
The title page should include full title, authoré’s name(s), affiliation(s), and address(es) of all authors, running title (not more than 50 letters including the spaces), key words (five words or less), address for correspondence, and the total numbers of page and figures.
Abbreviations should be spelled out in full on first mention in the text and be defined in footnote on a separate sheet. Other footnotes may be used, with asterisks (*, **, ---) at the bottom of the page to which they pertain.
Example: Footnote
Abbreviations used: DOC, dehydroxycholate; DNP, 2,4-dinitrophenol; and SDS, sodium dodecyl sulfate.

References should be numbered consecutively in the order they appear in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses. Example: (3-5, 8).
List all authors in References, but if the number is seven or more, give six followed by et al. Abbreviate journal titles as in Index Medicus. Examples:
  1. DiFino SM, Lachant NA, Kirshner JJ, Gottlieb AJ. Adult idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: clinical findings and response to therapy. Am J Med 1980; 69: 430-442.
  2. Whitehead M. The health divide: inequalities in health in the 1980s. London: London Health Education Council, 1987: 5-98.
  3. Coleman CN, Tucker MA. Secondary Cancers. In: DeVita VT Jr, Hellman S, Rosenberg SA, eds. Cancer: principles & practice of oncology. 3 rd ed. Vol. 2. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1989: 2181-2190. "Personal communications" or "unpublished observations" should not be listed in References; they may be inserted in parentheses in the text (e.g., Kosaka M and Salem N, unpublished results). Inciting authoré’s name(s) in the text, describe the names up to two; if three or more, gibe the name of the senior author followed by et al. (e.g., Kosaka et al.).

Each table should have a brief title and be typed double-spaced on a separate sheet. All tables must be numbered in the order of their citation in the text.

Legends for figures (including diagrams, schematic illustrations, and photographs) should be typed on a separate sheet, not in the figures, Use thin glossy paper for photographs and white tracing paper for other illustrations. Do not use blue graph paper. Reduction in printing should be take into account as to line art and lettering, Each figure must have a label affixed on its back indication the figure number, name of senior author, and the top of the figure. Color illustrations may be accepted, but the full cost of their printing and publication will be charged to the author. "Figure" and "Figures" in the text of figure title should be abbreviated to "Fig." and "Figs.", respectively.

Proof and Reprints
The galley proofs should be returned as soon as possible. Reprints can be ordered when returning the corrected proofs. Orders are accepted in multiples of 50 and must be paid by the authors.

For Japanese Authors
Japanese authors should provide an abstract in Japanese of not more than 400 words. On acceptance of the manuscript, this abstract will be published in the Journal of the Nagoya City University Medical Association (in Japanese). The title page of the abstract must bear, both in English and Japanese, the title of manuscript, author's name(s), affiliation(s), and address(es), of all authors, and the address for correspondence.


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