Home » Submission Menuscript Submission Menuscript All manuscripts submitted for publication to the Thoracic Endoscopy should include the followings: Covering Letter (in pdf format) Copyright Formduly signed by all authors (scanned pdf file) Title Page (in MS word format) Article File (in MS word format) Figures (in jpeg or tiff format) Figures should be provided separately and not embedded in the text file. Figures should be made as self-explanatory as possible. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. Preparation of Article File Article files should be prepared in Microsoft Word A4 size page with normal margins with 11 size Times New Roman font. Number all the pages consecutively in the lower right-hand corner of each page. Only standard abbreviations are to be used. The abbreviations should conform to the International System of Units (SI), throughout the text, Tables and Figures. Length of Article excluding references and abstract should be limited as follows Review article / Meta-analysis: 4000 words Original article: 3000 words Case report and Short communication: 1000 words Letter to editor: 500 words Figures should be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format (size not more than 1 MB) Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals with appropriate Title in the legends of figures. Use only standard abbreviations Avoid abbreviations in the title and abstract. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. The sequence of an article file should be as follows Title of the Article Abstract Original/Research Article/ Review Article/ Meta-analysis should have a structured abstract of about 250 words with subheadings of Background, Objectives, Methods, Results & conclusions Case report and short communication should have non structured abstract of about 150 words Keywords A set of suitable 3 to 5 key words arranged alphabetically should be provided Introduction Material & Methodsn Study design, Period (with month and year) and place of the study should be clearly stated. Results Discussion Acknowledgment: References References to literature cited should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text In the text they should be indicated above the line (Superscript) Number of references should be limited as follows Review article/ Meta-analysis: 50 Original article: 20 Case report: and Short communication: 10 Letter to editor: 5 The author is wholly responsible for accuracy and completeness of the references. As far as possible, only recent references should be included. • Style and Format References should be mentioned in the standard style of Index Medicus (Vancouver style) Articles in Journals StandardJournal Shukla N, Husain N, Agarwal GG, Husain M. Utility of cysticercus fasciolaris antigen in Dot ELISA for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. Indian J Med Sci 2008; 62: 222-7. (Where the authors are more than six, mention the initial six authors followed by et al.) Volumewithsupplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl 1: 275-82. Issuewithsupplement Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23(1, Suppl 2):89-97. Books and Other Monographs Personalauthor(s) Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996. Chapterina book Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. pp. 465-78. Electronic Sources Journalarticleon the Internet Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 3 p.]. Available from: http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm Monographonthe Internet Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/ Homepage/Website Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/ Partof a homepage/Web site American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002 [updated 2001 Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens]. Available from: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/1736.html Tables Type each table on a separate page. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text with Roman numerals (I, II, III, etc) Supply a brief title for each table and place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading. Explain in footnotes all nonstandard abbreviations that are used in each table. Tables should not be submitted as photographs. Abbreviations used be given in the footnote. Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material. The tables along with their number should be cited at the relevant place in the text Legends for Figures Legends for figures should be on a separate page, with Arabic numerals corresponding to the figures. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend.