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Author Instructions

JAFIB publishes original articles related to the diagnosis, management and research of atrial fibrillation. The content of the JAFIB is determined by the Editors.

JAFIB, the Publisher, and the Editors of its publications assume no responsibility for the statements expressed by the contributors (and/or authors) of the articles.

The manuscript which is submitted to the journal must not contain previously published material or material under consideration for publication elsewhere. Accepted manuscripts become the property of JAFIB and may not be republished.

All manuscripts will undergo peer review. A final review and a subsequent decision relative to publication will then be made by a JAFIB editor.

Responsibilities of the Authors
By submitting a manuscript for publication, each author acknowledges having made a substantial contribution in:
  • The conception and design of the study.
  • The analysis and interpretation of the results.
  • The writing of the paper.
  • And has approved the final submitted version of the paper.

Each author thus also acknowledges responsibility for the integrity of the manuscript, assures the originality of the manuscript, and guarantees that duplicate or redundant publications or submissions have not occurred. The Editors reserve the right to request the original data obtained in the investigation. Authors are responsible for all statements made in the text.

Manuscript Submission

These instructions are based in part on recommendations in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journal [Ann. Intern. Med. 1997; 126: 36-47]. Variations from guidelines in this publication reflect the individual style of JAFIB.

The authors should submit the manuscript as a complete file.

Submit an electronic version of text (as a MS WORD document), unlabeled and labeled images (as JPEG files).

The manuscript should be typed in times new roman font, double-spaced throughout on one side of A4/Letter paper with at least a 2.5 cm/1 inch margin on all sides. Number all pages consecutively, beginning with the title page.

There are no restrictions to page counts or number of figures/videos , however in the interest of readers we suggest limiting to a 10-12 page maximum.

Prepare a cover letter and the author license form (has to be sent via post or fax) signed by all authors. You can Dowlad Here.

Organize the manuscript as follows: title page, abstract, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, references, figure legends, and tables.

Keep acronyms and abbreviations to a minimum. When an abbreviation is used, define it at first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parentheses.

Categories of Submission
Review Articles

The author(s) is absolutely free to design the paper. References, figures, and legends follow the guidelines described below under Original Articles. The Abstract section is needed.


Original Articles

  • Title Page : The following information should appear: title of article; authors name, and last name; affiliations, grant support, and presentation in part or whole at any meeting. Identify the corresponding author and provide full mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.
  • Abstract : The abstract is limited to 300 words, and should describe the essential aspects of the investigation. In the first sentence state the background; in the second sentence state your specific purpose or hypothesis; in the third, fourth and fifth sentences summarize methods, results and conclusion. No references should be cited.
  • Introduction : Include brief background information on what has been done in the past in this area and the importance of your investigation. End with a statement of the purpose or hypothesis of the study.
  • Material and Methods : This section may be divided into subsections if it facilitates reading the paper. The research design, subjects, material used, and statistical methods should be included. Do not mix results and discussion into this section. Do not include manufacturers names unless the specific product is important to the procedures performed, in which case the city and state or country of the manufacturer should also be given. Indicate that informed consent has been obtained from patients who participated in clinical investigations. In animal experimentation, acknowledge that ethical guidelines were followed. When appropriate, indicate that approval was obtained from the institutions review board.
  • Results : This section may be divided into subsections if it facilitates reading the paper. All results based on methods must be included. If tables and graphic material will ease the understanding of the results, include them. Cite figures to illustrate the findings of the study.
  • Discussion. Start with limited background information and then discuss the results of the investigation in light of what has been published in the past, the limitations of your study, and potential directions for future research. In appropriate place, cite figures and graphs.
  • Conclusion : In a separate section, summarize the major findings of the study and their clinical usefulness. This paragraph should address the hypothesis or purpose stated earlier in the paper.
  • Acknowledgments : Acknowledgments should appear on a separate page.
  • References : Section must be double spaced and begin on a separate page. References are numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. All references must be cited in the text, where numbers are enclosed in [square brackets] on line with the text (not superscript). Papers submitted but not yet accepted for publication should also be cited in the text. Inclusive page numbers ( e.g., 491-492) must be provided for all references. Journal names should be abbreviated according to MeSH. All authors should be listed in references.

Style and punctuation of references

Journal article. [Reference number] Aldur MM, Celik HH, Sargon MF, Dagdeviren A, Aksit MD, Taner D. Unreported anatomical variation of septum pellucidum. Clin. Anat. 1997; 10: 245-249.

Book. [Reference number] Noback CR, Demarest RJ. The Human Nervous System. 2nd Ed., New York, McGraw-Hill. 1975; 199-201.

Edited book. [Reference number] Wyngaarden JB. Principles of human genetics. In: Wyngaarden JB, Smith LH, eds. Cecil Textbook of Medicine. 18th Ed., Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company. 1988; 146-152.

URL (Web Page). [Reference number] Stern M. Radial nerve entrapment. http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic549.htm (accessed Dec 2005).

Format: Author, if available. Title of page as listed on the site. Address of page (date accessed).

Tables: Each table should be given on a separate page. Each table has a short, descriptive title. Tables are numbered in the order cited in the text. Abbreviations are defined as footnotes at the bottom of each table. Tables should not duplicate data given in the text or figures.

Figures and Legends: The complete sets of original figures must be submitted. Legends should be in the present tense (e.g., 'Illustration shows ...'). Subjects' names must not appear on the figures. Labels should contrast well with the background. Images should be uniform in size and magnification. Illustrations should be free of all identifying information relative to the subject and institution. Line drawings should be professional in quality. Written permission for use of all previously published illustrations must be included with submission, and the source should be referenced in the legends. Written permission from any person recognizable in a photo is required. Legends must be double spaced, and figures are numbered in the order cited in the text. Submit color prints only if color is essential in understanding the material presented. Label all pertinent findings.

pixel dimension / resolution = physical width

900 pixels / 300 dpi = 3 inches physical width
600 pixels / 300 dpi = 2 inches physical height

Intended Display Size = 3 x 2 inches.

**Uncompressed high-resolution TIFF or JPEG files are required for all images.

Case Reports

While the journal encourages the submission of full-length original articles, it will consider the publication of concise case reports. These should be unusually educational and medically important. In addition to a title page (formatted as described above), include a summary (150 word) describing the essence of the report, an introduction (two or three sentences of background information); a case report (written in the past tense) or a description of the technique, and a discussion highlighting the educational value of the case or the technique. References should be limited (no more than 10 preferred) to only those that give essential background material. References, figures, and legends follow the guidelines described above in 'Original Articles.'

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor may be used to describe in an extremely brief manner either an observation of interest to our readers, an opinion relative to the JAFIB, or constructive observations or criticisms of published material. Letters should be no more than two pages and should be submitted with a brief title. A maximum of four references may be included. Letters are published at the discretion of the journal and are subject to editing.

Books for Review

Publishers and authors who wish to have their titles considered for review should send review copies to . Unsolicited book reviews are not considered for publication.


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