The Journal publishes articles in English and/or French pertainingÂ to Emergency Medicine from its scientific aspect (research,Â case studies, clinical articles, orientation and practical conduct),Â administrative (Management and organization of EmergencyÂ Medicine), medical-legal and social aspects. It also acceptsÂ articles that deal with prevention of emergencies. AlthoughÂ it focuses more on practical issues of emergency medicine,Â the Journal accepts theoretical, methodological and analyticalÂ articles. It is also interested in communications, letters, commentariesÂ and critiques of issues related to emergency.
Authors can submit their original articles and the accompanyingÂ references to the editor: New Health Concept B.P. 90.815Â Jdeideh- Lebanon or via email. The article should be accompaniedÂ by a letter by the author/s that clearly states that jointÂ authors of the article are aware of the application to publishÂ and have agreed to allow free accessing of texts by New HealthÂ Concept Edition publication. Please create a separate file (indicatingÂ the name of the author) for all the photographs, tablesÂ and graphs you would like to be included in the article and sendÂ them to the following address:Â firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions will undergo a preliminary evaluation and anÂ ethical revision by the editorial board to determine whether itÂ will be allowed to appear in the journal. Articles that pass thisÂ preliminary evaluation will also be anonymously reviewed byÂ two members of a scientific committee. Once the article hasÂ been approved for publication, a biography of 10 lines shouldÂ be developed.
Articles are to be submitted in a typewritten format. ParagraphsÂ are double spaced. Font size should be 12. The submitting authorÂ should send his contact details with the article such as telephoneÂ number or an email address. The original text of the articleÂ should be sent without illustrations in its original format (e.g.Â Microsoft Word). Pages should be numbered. Titles and subtitlesÂ of equal importance should be marked identically. AbbreviationsÂ should be explained when first encountered in the text. TheÂ articles should not exceed 2500 words or not more than 10 pages.
Abstracts and Key Words: Each article should include an abstractÂ In English (and in French for French articles) no longerÂ than 300 words. Keywords (not more than 6 words) and theÂ title of the article should also be presented in both languages.
Text: The author needs to respect the following formattingÂ procedures when submitting the article:
â€¢ On the front page- the authorâ€™s name, affiliations, completeÂ mailing address, telephone number and email address. TheÂ names and the affiliations of collaborators should be clearlyÂ indicated. Please ensure that this information is only presentedÂ on the front page and does not appear on the other pages ofÂ the article.
â€¢ Bibliographic References need to appear in order of appearanceÂ in the text. They must be identified in the text by ArabicÂ numbers in brackets. There should be about 10-30 references.Â They must conform to presentation norms applied in the scientificÂ editing world (Vancouver style).
â€¢ Photographs, figures, graphs and tables: these should be sentÂ in separate files and need to be numbered and marked with theÂ authorâ€™s name and commentary. They need to be numbered inÂ chronological ordered when they are to be referred to in theÂ text. The term â€œgraph/table/figure/photo number xâ€ should beÂ used in order to avoid confusion with bibliographical references.
â€¢ End notes should be listed separately at the end of the text andÂ not at the end of each page.
PS: Itâ€™s strongly recommended to add photography of theÂ author who can also allow us to communicate his E-mailÂ address.
For research original articles and review articlesÂ authors should clearly note the following:
â€¢ If the study was approved by a local or international IRB
(institutional review board), a government ministry, or a communityÂ group.
â€¢ The design of a study: a randomized controlled trial or anÂ observational study that includes a control group.
â€¢ Discuss attempts to limit bias in the article.
â€¢ The design of a review: formal meta-analysis or a systematicÂ review that only includes studies with a control group how theÂ review articles are selected.
â€¢ Which statistical tests are used to analyze the data?
Conflict of interestÂ exists when an author (or the authorâ€™s institution), reviewer, orÂ editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriatelyÂ influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are alsoÂ known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competingÂ loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligibleÂ potential to those with great potential to influence judgment,Â and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest.
The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether ornot an individual believes that the relationship affects hisÂ or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such asÂ employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paidÂ expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts ofÂ interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of theÂ journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts canÂ occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academicÂ competition, and intellectual passion.
Statement of Informed Consent*
Patients have aÂ right to privacy that should not be infringed without informedÂ consent. Identifying information, including patientsâ€™ names,initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written
descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the informationÂ is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parentÂ or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication.
Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient whoÂ is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. AuthorsÂ should identify Individuals who provide writing assistanceÂ and disclose the funding source for this assistance. IdentifyingÂ details should be omitted if they are not essential. CompleteÂ anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consentÂ should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, maskingÂ the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protectionÂ of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protectÂ anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provideÂ assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning andÂ editors should so note.
Statement of Human and Animal Rights*
WhenÂ reporting experiments on human subjects, authors shouldÂ indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordanceÂ with the ethical standards of the responsible committee onÂ human experimentation (institutional and national) and with theÂ Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubtÂ exists whether the research was conducted in accordance withÂ the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationaleÂ for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional reviewÂ body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. WhenÂ reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked toÂ indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the careÂ and use of laboratory animals was followed.