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MOJ Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

B: Checklist for submitting case reports and other papers

B1: Case Reports

Interesting cases with unique features in the diagnosis and management will be considered for publication. Describing the outcome of treatment or survival of a rare condition is more important than reporting its distinct entity and the treatment offered.

A case report should adhere to the following guidelines :

  • Maximum of 1000 words excluding the abstract.
  • Maximum of one table, 3 illustrations and 5 references.
  • Suggested components: abstract, introduction, case report and discussion, references.

B2: Letters to the Editor

The Journal encourages commentaries of published articles and other materials that are of general interest to the readers or medical community as a whole. Authors of original article will be invited to respond to the comments. Communications should be directed to the chief editor.

A letter to the editor should adhere to the following guidelines :

  • It should not exceed 500 words
  • Maximum of 3 authors for reporting of clinical experience or innovative idea

B3: Conflict of interest
MOJ requires each author to declare any direct or indirect relationship, connection or financial interest with other individuals or organizations that may inappropriately influence (bias) the conduct, analysis, discussion or conclusion of their study. Each author has to submit the ICMJE Uniform Disclosure Form for Potential Conflicts of Interest. Authors can access the interactive PDF forms at the link below, complete the form electronically, save the file before submitting them as attachments.

[coi disclosure]

C: Checklist for submitting illustrations

C1: Tables

  • Roman numerals should be used for numbering tables (e.g. Table I, Table II). 
  • Attach each table as a separate document, using the table number as the file name.
  • The content of a table should be clearly explained so that it is comprehensive without reference to the text.
  • Use of tables should be kept to a minimum.

C2: Illustrations / Figures

  • Arabic numerals should be used for numbering illustrations, and present them as “Figures” (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2).
  • Attach each figure as a separate document, using the figure number as the file name.
  • Do not use patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material
  • Please make sure that the identity of the patients is not disclosed.
  • For electronic images,
    • Higher resolution images (300 DPI or higher) should be submitted as separate files (JPEG or TIFF) and named according to figure numbers.
  • Use of illustrations or diagrams should be kept to a minimum.

D: Submission Checklist

  • Make sure that all authors are informed that they will receive a message from the journal secretariat requesting them to confirm their status of authorship.
  • Make sure that a cover letter is submitted as a separate file. The main manuscript should be anonymised, and should not contain information that may reveal the name of authors or institution.
  • Illustrations (tables and figures) should not be included in the main manuscript. They should be submitted as separate files.
  • Every author must download a copy of disclosure form, filled it out and save it in your computer. These forms must be submitted as attachments together with the manuscript.
    [Disclosure Form: Dislosue of Interest Form]
  • Evaluation of the submitted material will only begin after all the co-authors have acknowledged their involvements, and the article processing charge (APC) has been settled.
  • Make sure that the article processing charge (APC) has been paid through one of the suggested methods. We will not consider any request for waiver of APC, and the payment is not refundable. Acceptance for publication of a scientific paper will depend on the suitability readability and scientific quality of the paper.
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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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