Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
These are usually commissioned but authors are encouraged to contribute editorials on any topical issue. They should not exceed 1000 words. They will be peer reviewed.
Such work must contribute further to well established knowledge. Original articles should not exceed 4000 words including text, figures, tables and references. The format should be as follows; Title, Abstract of not more than 200 words, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussions, conclusion, acknowledgements and not more than 25 references.
Extremely rare clinical syndromes or presentations will be published under this category. They should not exceed 2500 words including tables, figures and references. Format should be as follows; Title, Summary of not more than 200 words, introduction, case report, discussion, acknowledgement, and not more than 10 references.
This must be critical analyses of the subjects reviewed, giving a state of the art and a balanced view of all the issues, for instance controversies. Reviews should preferably be contributed by authorities and experts in the respective fields. Reviews should not exceed 6000 words including tables, figures and references. The format should be as follows; Title, descriptive summary of not more than 200 words, introduction and subheadings where necessary, results and conclusions, and not more than 40 references.
This should possess all the elements of scientific communication as research papers but without a summary or other sub-headings. They should be no more than 1000 words and 10 references.
Letters to the Editor
Letters discussing a recent EAJNS article will have the best chance of acceptance. They should not exceed 600 words of text and 5 references. The text of letters should include the names, academic degrees, and primary institutional affiliations for all authors, and the e-mail address for the corresponding author.
Abstract for the Annual East African Association of Neurological Surgeons conference
Authors of accepted papers must assign, transfer, and convey to the East African Journal of Neurological Sciences all rights, title, and interest in their manuscripts and accompanying original tables and figures (photographs, scans, images, sonograms, diagrams, graphs, flow charts, etc.), including copyright ownership.
In exchange for the transfer of copyright, the EAJNS offers liberal permissions to authors who wish to reuse such materials in the future. Authors may reuse these materials for noncommercial, educational purposes (teaching, peer presentation, and inclusion in authors' future articles in noncommercial educational publications) without seeking prior formal permission from the EAJNS. If materials are used in subsequent articles, the original EAJNS article must be properly credited. Authors should contact the editorial office for more information on when formal permission is required.
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