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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.

Author Guidelines


The Gezira Journal of Health Sciences is a Journal of all health care professions. It is a peer reviewed journal issued bi-annually. It publishes articles on all health contents and concerns; basic sciences, clinical sciences, medical education, behavioural sciences and community health. The journal will have more emphasis on articles addressing community health problems. While the journal publishes all biomedical articles it will have emphasis on articles that focus on health problems in Sudan, Africa and the Arab World. It will publish original articles, reviews, case reports, letters to the editor, commentaries and surgical techniques. The journal will publish summaries of the academic activities of all health faculties in Gezira University.


Articles sent for publication must be original reports of research not simultaneously sent to, nor previously published elsewhere. The journal also accepts short notes, communications and review papers. Manuscripts should be submitted online:   http://journals.uofg.edu.sd/index.php/gjhs/. Papers must be written in English or Arabic, with both Arabic and English abstracts. Each manuscript will be assessed by two independent referees. The correspondence author will be informed immediately thereafter of acceptance, rejection or need of revision. The editorial staff reserves the right to revise the manuscript. Major alterations, however, will only be made in accordance with the author(s) consent.

A. Short Communications

Preference is given to short communications which contain novel experimental results in short form. A short communication has no summary and should not exceed 5 type written pages (including tables, figures and references). The same divisions, as described under (II), should be applied. The term short communication should be added below the title.

B. Reviews

Reviews are comprehensive, critical descriptions on the present knowledge of actual research subjects or technological developments. The division is left to the author(s); otherwise the explanations under (II) are valid. Reviews are frequently submitted on invitation; however they are of course accepted from other authors too.  The term "A review" should be added below the title.

C. Case reports

Should be limited to 800 words and three references (approximately 4 manuscript pages) and should include a synopsis and a standard abstract (not structured) of not more than 150 words.

D. Letters to the Editor:

Should be no more than 400 words (2 manuscript pages), no more than 4 references, no more than one table or figure and no more than 4 authors.

E. Academic activities:

The Gezira Journal of Health Sciences publishes short reports of academic activities (seminars, conferences, workshops) convened in Gezira University. The report should include; a brief description of the activity, its main objectives, summary of the important papers presented and the main recommendations of that activity. Academic activities reports are not peer reviewed.

F. Leading articles:

The Editors take full responsibility of a leading article. The article should be in 600-900 words and addresses topics of current interest. It may be subjected to external reviewers and is normally assessed by the editorial board before being accepted. The editors reserve the right to make any necessary editorial changes.

3. New Conceptions

These are contributions containing novel research or strategies, novel methodical, technological or technical procedures or novel methods of education or teaching which have to be scientifically well founded, but which have not yet been confirmed by experiment or practice.

Before submission of your manuscript, the following documents should be prepared:

  1. The scanned and signed copy right document
  2. The original manuscript
  1. Copyright document: Please print the copy right document, sign and scan it then upload along with your manuscript. the document is available to download from here.
  2. The original manuscript:

IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure the blind reviewing, please upload your manuscript as fellows: 1. A copy of the complete manuscript, WITHOUT authors names and affiliations, 2. The first page of the manuscript WITH authors names and affiliations.

A. Plagiarism check: The manuscript should be an original work, please note that ONLY manuscripts with plagiarism 25% or less for regular articles "or 30% for review article" will be published in the journal.

 B. Manuscript organization

(I) Style and format: you have to follow the journal format provided in the below table. The journal template is available here.


File format

Manuscript files can be in the following formats: DOC, DOCX. The submitted file should not be locked or protected.


The maximum length of the manuscript is 25 pages

Font and spacing

Use Times New Roman font with size 12 and spacing of 1.15 pt.


Do not format text in multiple columns


Limit manuscript sections and sub-sections to maximum of 3 heading levels.

Page number

Include page numbers in the manuscript


Manuscript could be written in Arabic or English


Define abbreviations upon first appearance in the text.

Do not use non-standard abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text. Keep abbreviations to a minimum.


Use Math Type or Equation Editor or Microsoft's Insert Equation function  for display and inline equations.

Structural Diagrams and Tables

- Structural diagrams of molecules as well as mathematical equations should be drawn or written in the manuscript in the places in which they belong. They should always stand alone, i.e. occupy extra lines. They should be marked with Arabic numerals in parentheses in the right hand margin. Greek letters and unusual symbols in equations should be identified in the typesetter.   

Units and measurements


Give measurements of length, height and weight in metric units. Give all hematological and clinical chemicals in S1 units; equivalent values in traditional units could be used with or without the S1 units.


(II) Article organization

We invite original articles on all biomedical sciences particularly those focusing on community health problems. Original articles should be in the format of: title page, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, acknowledgement and references. Abstract should be structured in not more than 250 words. Manuscripts including tables, illustrations and references must be typewritten (double spaced).


The title should be concise and reflect the article contents. It should be followed by the author(s) name(s) and the address for correspondence. Author(s) name(s) should be written in full with their names listed in order of their contributory role. Each author's last name is to be followed by number to report author's address. Last name of the corresponding author should be followed by (*).

 Abstracts and key words

Provide Arabic and English abstracts. Abstracts for review articles and case reports should be unstructured and of not more than 150 words. Abstracts of original articles should be structured in not more than 250 words (objectives, methods, results and conclusion). Below the abstract provide 3 – 10 key words or short phrases.


State the purpose of the article and its rationale. Give only pertinent references and do not include data from the work being reported.


Describe all the methods used in the study; patients, laboratory materials and other methods used. Identify apparatus (give the manufacturer name and address in parenthesis) and procedures in sufficient details to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Give references to established methods. Identify precisely all chemicals and drugs used. State clearly the nature of the study i.e. randomized controlled trial, retrospective review etc. Describe clearly statistical methods used for each analysis. Report results of statistical tests by stating the value of the test statistic, the number of degrees of freedom and the P value. Actual P values should be reported in two decimal places.


Present results in logical sequence. Emphasize and summarize only important findings.


Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Relate the observations and findings to other relevant studies. Link the conclusions with the objectives of the study. Conclusions should be supported by the study data.


References should be double spaced typed and should be in the Uniform Requirements Style (the Vancouver style). They should be numbered consecutively in the order they are first mentioned – Arabic numbers – and not alphabetically. All references must be cited in the text or tables. Unpublished data or personal communications will not be accepted as references.


When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the Ethics Committee (country or institution). The manuscript should include a statement confirming that an informed consent was obtained from each subject.



The authors are cordially asked to follow these instructions. In this way they facilitate the work for themselves and for the editorial staff and the referees. Authors are encouraged to supply e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers. These are likely to speed up communication. Acknowledgements of financial support, advice or other kinds of assistance should be made at the end of the text before Bibliography under the heading "Acknowledgements".

 (III) Correspondence

All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor–in-chief., Gezira Journal of Health Science, Deanship of Scientific Research, University of Gezira, P.O. Box 20, Wad Medani, Sudan.

Prof. Omer Ahmed Mirghani


     Gezira Journal of Health Sciences

     Faculty of Medicine – University of Gezira

     P.O. Box 20 Wad Medani, Sudan

     Tel.:     00249-511-854279

     Fax:     00249-511-843415

     E-mail: gjhs@uofg.edu.sd  - editor.gjhs@yahoo.com

Web site:    http://journals.uofg.edu.sd/index.php/gjhs

 Publication Charge:

 After acceptance of a paper, the below publication charges are applied:

Address of the first author

Publication charge

Sudanese institution

2000 SDG

Non- Sudanese institution

100 $

University of Gezira (Teaching staff)


University of Gezira (Sudanese postgraduate student)

1000 SDG

University of Gezira (Non-Sudanese postgraduate student)


Sudanese institution (Non-Sudanese postgraduate student)


 University of Gezira (BSc student)


*SDG= Sudanese pound, $: United State Dollar

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