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HUMANE MEDICINE

 

Information for Contributors

GENERAL POLICIES

Manuscripts are invited for consideration by Humane Medicine provided they represent original material, have not previously been published elsewhere, have not been submitted for publication elsewhere at the same time and have been approved for submission by each author.  Submissions are reviewed for originality, importance and clarity of conclusions and potential contribution to a more humane attitude among health care practitioners.

     Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that the editorial staff is free to make revisions and suggestions intended to improve clarity, reduce length or eliminate obvious discrepancies between journal and manuscript styles. Edited papers will be sent to the first named of (or submitting) author for revision.

 

COPYRIGHT

In order to protect the authors and the journal from misuse of copyrighted material, Humane Medicine requires the document transfer of copyright to the journal.  A statement to this effect must be signed by all authors of each submission. Written permission to reprint material published in Humane Medicine must be secured from the editor.

 

ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES

Patients: No reference should be made within any portion of the manuscript to individual patient identity. Such information as names, initials, hospital numbers, dates and personal histories must be avoided.

Drugs: Wherever possible, drug trade names should be replaced by the appropriate generic term.

 

TYPING ARRANGEMENT

All submissions must be in English. The original manuscript should be submitted to the Editor, typed double-spaced using 12 point font.  All margins should be 1 ½ inch; pages should be numbered consecutively.

 

FORMAT

Title Page:  The first page should indicate the title, author name(s) and the institutional affiliation of the author(s) where applicable. Title words should indicate content in order to facilitate literature searching.

Abstract:  The text of each paper should be preceded by a brief abstract.

Text:  An introductory paragraph should be included; it should be brief but provided enough detail to explain why the theme of the article is an important issue to the

author(s). Liberal use of subheadings helps to organize content logically.  Concluding remarks should relate to the introduction and must make a clear summary statement appropriate to the content.

Pictures and Figures:  Pictures and figures should be black and white glossy prints, each occupying a separate pate at the end of the manuscript. Indicate approximately text location with Arabic numerals.

Tables and Legends:  Tables and legends for figures should be placed on separate page at the end of the manuscript.  Where applicable, indicate approximate text location with Arabic numerals.  All should be submitted in final form on paper suitable for reproduction and should be distinct enough to allow for reproduction without loss of clarity.

Footnotes: FOOTNOTING IS TO BE AVOIDED; wherever possible, ideas should be paraphrased and included in the text. Where absolutely essential, footnotes should be numbered consecutively and typed at the foot of the appropriate page. Do not use footnotes for citation of bibliographic material.

References:  References should be refer only to published material cited within the text and are to be prepared according to Uniform Requirements for Manuscript submitted to Biomedical Journals. (For details see articles by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in Ann Intern Med 1982; 96:766-71 or Br Med J 1982; 284: 1766-70) They are to be arranged alphabetically by author (or editor) or listed in numeric order of citation appearance in the text. In the former case, citations in the text are to be indicated by placing the author’s last name and date of publication in parentheses. In the latter case, only the reference number should appear in parentheses following the citations.

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Brief letters not exceeding two typewritten pages will be considered for publication. Lines should be double-spaced on one side only of 8 ½ x 11 inch white paper. Letters will be edited but edited copy will not be returned to the author for approval.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Books for review may be sent to the Editor, Dr. Dimitrios Oreopoulos, at 399 Bathurst Street 8E-408 Toronto, ON M5T 2S8 e-mail: dgo@teleglobal.ca.  Authors interested in reviewing for Humane Medicine should contact the Book Review Editor directly, Irene Switankowsky, at email: isswitan@cyg.net