|ARTICLE TYPE||DESCRIPTION||REQUIRED SECTIONS||WORD LIMIT||ABSTRACT TYPE||ABSTRACT WORD
|REFERENCES||FIGURES AND TABLES|
|Research||Original Research||Abstract, Introduction/Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, Competing Interest, Authors' contributions, What is already known on this topic?, What this study adds, Tables and Figures, References||3500 (excluding abstract, references, legends, tables and figures)||STRUCTURED||250||Maximum of 50||Up to 4 tables and/ or figures|
|Outbreak Investigation report||Report of recently conducted outbreak response||Same format as research article||A maximum of 2,000 words in the main text (i.e. excluding abstract, references and legends)||STRUCTURED||250||Maximum of 10||Up to 2 tables and/ or figures|
|Review||Analysis of existing literature||Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Current status of knowledge, Conclusion, What is already known on this topic?, What this study adds, Competing interests, Authors' Contributions, Acknowledgments, Tables and figures, References||A maximum of 5,000 words in the main text (i.e. excluding abstract, references and legends)||UNSTRUCTURED||250||Maximum of 100||Up to 5 tables and/ or figures|
|Letter to the Editor||A brief comment on the findings of articles published in JIEPH or any other notable public health advances||Abstract, To the editors of the Journal of Interventional Epidemiology and Public Health, Conclusion, Competing Interests, Authors' Contributions, Acknowledgments, Tables and figures, References||A maximum of 800 words in the main text (i.e. excluding abstract, references and acknowledgments)||UNSTRUCTURED||250||Maximum of 10||No more than 1 table and/or 1 figure|
|Commentary||A response to the findings of an article published in JIEPH||Commentary, Tables and figures, Competing Interests, References||2,500 words in the main text||N/A||120||Maximum of 10||Up to 2 tables and/or figures|
|Brief||A report of preliminary or novel findings||Abstract, Brief, Competing interests, Authors’ contributions, Acknowledgments (if any), Tables and figures, References||800 words in the main text||STRUCTURED||80||Maximum of 15||No more than 1 table and/or 1 figure|
|Editorial||An article written by or on behalf of the editors that gives an opinion on a topical issue. Editorials are usually solicited. Contact the editorial office if you wish to submit an editorial to the journal.||Editorial, Competing Interests, References||2,000 words in the main text||N/A||300||Maximum of 10||No more than 1 table and/or 1 figure|
|Opinion||A short article providing the personal opinion of the author on a subject of public health interest.||Opinion, Competing Interests, References||2,000 words in the main text||N/A||300||Maximum of 5||No more than 1 table and/or 1 figure|
|Perspective||An essay on a topic of interest to the JIEPH readership that highlights the policy implications of public health research||Perspective, Competing Interests, Acknowledgments, References||2,000 words in the main text||N/A||300||Maximum of 30||No more than 1 table and/or 1 figure|
|Lessons from the field||Authors share first-hand knowledge and experience of implemented interventions in local settings and the results of these interventions||The main text does not have to follow the Research article format||A maximum of 3000 words in the main text||UNSTRUCTURED||300||N/A||N/A|
|Short article||a succinct account of original research results with scientific merit but limited scope||same format as full-length original papers (see above)||A maximum of 1500 words in the main text (i.e. excluding abstract, references and legends)||STRUCTURED||250||Maximum of 10||no more than two illustrations (tables or figures or one of each).|
|Meeting Reports||Abstract (unstructured, 100 words maximum), Keywords, Main text (Not more than 2,000 words), Competing interests, Authors' contributions, Acknowledgements (if any), Tables and figures (if any), References||The main text should not exceed 2,000 words||UNSTRUCTURED||100||N/A||N/A|
|Conference Proceedings||Conference Organizers should contact the editorial office for details||(See long format instructions for authors for details)||(See long format instructions for authors for details)||(See long format instructions for authors for details)||(See long format instructions for authors for details)||(See long format instructions for authors for details)||(See long format instructions for authors for details)|
|Supplements||Please contact the editorial office for details|
|COVER PAGE||a) The title of the paper (include the study design if appropriate; for example: A versus B in the treatment of C: a randomized controlled trial; X is a risk factor for Y: a case control study)
b) Authors names (full name – no qualification. Strictly follow this order: First Name, Middle name (if ever), Last Name. E.g.: Paul Kevin Akuna)
c) institution(s) of origin
d) Corresponding author plus his/her address, telephone and fax number, e-mail address
e) Word count (for both abstract and the main text)
The first letter of the first word in a heading should be capitalized.
Section Headings: Article sections like Abstract, Introduction and Methods, should be in bold, underlined and left aligned as in the example below
Sub-sections should be in bold and left aligned as in the example below
Headings under sub-sections should be in bold, italicized and left aligned as in the example below
Make headings are clearly indicated in the manuscript text by inserting one tab space before and after a heading
|LAYOUT AND SPACING||Manuscript text should be double-spaced (Line spacing: 2.0).
Do not format text in multiple columns.
|PAGE NUMBERS||Number each page in your manuscript.|
|LINE NUMBERS||Use continuous line numbers (do not restart the numbering on each page).|
|FOOTNOTES||Footnotes are not permitted. If your manuscript contains footnotes, move the information into the main text or the reference list, depending on the content.|
|LANGUAGE||Manuscripts can be submitted in English and French. We are currently developing the technical capacity to review and publish articles in French. We will communicate when articles can be published in French.|
|ABBREVIATIONS||Define abbreviations upon first appearance in the text.
Do not use non-standard abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text. List all non-standard abbreviations (with definitions) in alphabetical order in a separate section at the beginning of the manuscript.
Keep abbreviations to a minimum.
|REFERENCE STYLE||JIEPH uses the National Library of Medicine style as outlined in Citing Medicine 2nd Edition.
In-text citations: Mark in-text citations with brackets as in the example: , [2-4], [5-7,9]
|TABLES||Append tables at the end of your manuscript, after the reference section
Each manuscript should have a maximum of three tables. If more tables are required, include an explanation in your cover letter.
Each table should fit on one page (portrait or landscape).
Elements inside the table should be contained within cells.
|FIGURES||If the figure is taken from another source, you must provide proof that you obtained permission. If the figure contains the image of a patient, you must submit proof of consentInclude a legend for your images inside the main text, after the reference section
Each figure should be uploaded as separate files during the manuscript submission. Do not embed images within the main text.
Major image formats are accepted excluding BMP. (JPEG, PNG, TIFF)
Provide high resolution images, not tiny thumbnails. Image of poor quality will be rejected.
The size of the uploaded image is limited to 4 MB.
Files must be named with the three letter file extension appropriate to the file type (eg: .jpeg, .png). You will be asked to provide figure labels during the submission process. (The label is the small comment that usually goes with the figure. Example: Figure 1: Prevalence of diabetes in the study population aged 18 years and above. Findings of the TRICARE Diabetes Study, Uganda, 2006.)
If you use excel to generate your graph, avoid 3D, crowded axes, colored background, strong grid etc.. Use Calisto MT font (size 10 maximum) for all items in your graphs (Title, legend, axes etc..). Expand your Excel graph to obtain a large image, copy and paste it in Paint (Microsoft Paint), crop any white border and save the image as PNG or JPEG. Submit this image for your manuscript (don't forget to include the legends for each figure inside the main manuscript)
|ABSTRACT||The abstract of the manuscript should not exceed 250 words and must be structured into separate sections: Background: the context and purpose of the study; Methods: how the study was performed and statistical tests used; Results: the main findings; Conclusion: brief summary and potential implications. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.|
|KEYWORDS||Keywords: Up to ten keywords (suitable for Index Medicus listing) should be provided at the end of the Abstract.|
|BACKGROUND/ INTRODUCTION||The background section should be written from the standpoint of researchers without specialist knowledge in that area and must clearly state - and, if helpful, illustrate - the background to the research and its aims. Reports of clinical research should, where appropriate, include a summary of a search of the literature to indicate why this study was necessary and what it aimed to contribute to the field. The section should end with a very brief statement of what is being reported in the article.|
|METHODS||Sufficient information should be given to permit repetition of the experimental work. This should include the design of the study, the setting, the type of participants or materials involved, a clear description of all interventions and comparisons, and the type of analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate|
|RESULTS||The Results should be stated concisely without discussion and should not normally contain any references. The same data should not be presented in figures and tables. Do not repeat all the data that is set out in the tables or figures in the text; emphasize or summarize only important observations.|
|DISCUSSION||The Discussion should deal with the interpretation of the results and not recapitulate them. We encourage authors to write their Discussion in a structured way, as follows:a) statement of principal findings; b) strengths and weaknesses of the study; c) strengths and weaknesses in relation to other studies; d) discussion of important differences in results; e) meaning of the study; f) unanswered questions and future research.|
|CONCLUSION||The conclusion should provide a brief summary of the key findings, potential implications and the way forward.|
|ACKNOWLEDGMENTS||Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the study by making substantial contributions to conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, or who was involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content, but who does not meet the criteria for authorship. Please also include their source(s) of funding. Please also acknowledge anyone who contributed materials essential for the study. The role of a medical writer must be included in the acknowledgements section, including their source(s) of funding. Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements. Please list the source(s) of funding for the study, for each author, and for the manuscript preparation in the acknowledgements section. Authors must describe the role of the funding body, if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.|
|COMPETING INTEREST||Authors are responsible for recognizing and disclosing conflicts of interest that might bias their work. They should acknowledge in the manuscript all financial support for the work and other personal connections. Authors are required to complete a declaration of competing interests. All competing interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. Where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will read 'The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests'. When completing your declaration, please consider the following questions:
Financial competing interests: In the past five years have you received reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of this manuscript, either now or in the future? Is such an organization financing this manuscript (including the article-processing charge)? If so, please specify.
Do you hold any stocks or shares in an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of this manuscript, either now or in the future? If so, please specify
Do you hold or are you currently applying for any patents relating to the content of the manuscript? Have you received reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that holds or has applied for patents relating to the content of the manuscript? If so, please specify.
Do you have any other financial competing interests? If so, please specify.
Non-financial competing interests: Are there any non-financial competing interests (political, personal, religious, ideological, academic, intellectual, commercial or any other) to declare in relation to this manuscript? If so, please specify.
If you are unsure as to whether you, or one your co-authors, has a competing interest please discuss it with the editorial office.
|AUTHORS' CONTRIBUTIONS||In order to give appropriate credit to each author of a paper, the individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section|
|REFERENCES||References must be numbered consecutively, in brackets (like this , or this [2,3] or even this [4-7]), in the order in which they are cited in the text, followed by any in tables or legends. Reference citations should not appear in titles or headings. Each reference must have an individual reference number. Preferably, limit the number of references to 50. If automatic numbering systems are used, the reference numbers must be finalized and the bibliography must be fully formatted before submission. We encourage authors to use a recent version of EndNote (version 5 and above) or Reference Manager when formatting their reference list, as this allows references to be automatically extracted. Please take care to follow the reference style precisely; references not in the correct style will lead the journal to immediately decline the submission.
We recommend the use of Zotero, a free and open source reference management software which is a very good alternative to expensive software like Reference Manager or EndNote.
|Registration||FIRST TIME AUTHOR: a)Register at www.afenet-journal.net b)Use the credentials to log in c) Click on the "Submit a manuscript" button on the right hand side of the screen|
|Cover Letter||Explain why the journal should consider your manuscript, declare any competing interests and confirm that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal.|
|Author Details||The names, affiliations and email addresses of all the authors|
|Figure Permissions||Please send the editor proof of permission for any figures or images that you did not create.|
|JIEPH Reference Format||National Library of Medicine (brackets, no et al) with DOIs where available|
|Journal Article||Mathebula RC, Lerotholi M, Ajumobi OO, Makhupane T, Maile L, Kuonza LR. A cluster of paediatric hydrocephalus in Mohale’s Hoek district of Lesotho, 2013-2016. Journal of Interventional Epidemiology and Public Health [Internet]. 2018 Nov 13 [cited 2022 Oct 6];1(3). https://doi.org/10.37432/JIEPH.2018.1.1.2|
|Website||JIEPH - Journal of Interventional Epidemiology and Public Health [Internet]. African Field Epidemiology Network; [cited 2022 Oct 6]. Available from: https://www.afenet-journal.net/|
|Book||JIEPH - Journal of Interventional Epidemiology and Public Health [Internet]. African Field Epidemiology Network; [cited 2022 Oct 6]. Available from: https://www.afenet-journal.net/|