The Medical Messenger / For Authors

The Medical Messenger / For Authors

We are thankful for your contribution and participation to make every article a good read. We would like to inform you that all submissions undergo a regular review procedure by our Editorial Board. This section below provides essential information for you and we recommend that you take the time to read them before submitting a contribution to The Medical Messenger.

  • For manuscript text and tables, our preferred file format is Microsoft Word .docx (or .doc).
  • Prepare manuscripts in English (either US or UK spelling is acceptable but be consistent within the manuscript). Your writing should be comprehensible to editors and reviewers, and your writing style should be concise and accessible.
  • Article Sections:

Title – short and catchy

Authors – Full names (first names and surnames)

Introduction – Brief abstract as an “appetizer”

Main Section – Logically coherent and concise for the audience (readership)

Final Remarks – Summary and conclusion

  • Ensure that the language in your manuscript is original and does not contain previously published passages of text (including those from your own publications).
  • Define abbreviations at first mention.
  • For special characters not available on a standard keyboard (e.g. Greek characters, mathematical symbols), use the Symbol font or the ‘Insert Symbol’ function in Microsoft Word, where possible. For special characters that are not available via this route, please use Math Type characters; do not use embedded images (e.g. GIF).
  • Cite each figure, table and movie in the text in numerical order. Figure or table parts should be labelled with uppercase letters (A, B, C, etc.). Use the following format for citations: Fig. 1A, B or Figs 1, 2 or Table 1 or Movie 1.
  • Copyright notice may be placed in the article containing the four elements of it as follows:

The Copyright Symbol - The Year of the Creation - The Name of the Author - A Rights Statement


  • References in the text should be cited. Each reference cited in the must be listed in the Reference list. References are listed in alphabetical order according to surname and initials of first author.

Example: Hochachka, P. W. and Somero, G. N. (2002). Biochemical Adaptation: Mechanism and Process in Physiological Evolution. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

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