Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- Figures (High quality In JPEG or TiFF format) and Tables are submitted separately
- References are in Vancouver style and where available, DOI URLs for the references have been provided.
- The file size for an individual item for upload should not be more than 4MB.
- The manuscript file is kept blinded to facilitate double-blind peer-review, by removing any identifiable information of the authors and their affiliation.
Innovation & Technique
Manuscripts with innovations in surgical techniques or diagnostic tests/instruments of neonatal surgical conditions are published in this category. The main emphasis must be on a detailed description of the technique/innovation and its safety.
Quality Improvement Project
In this section, Quality Improvement Projects including Clinical Audits or PDSA cycles are published, based on the improvement of neonatal surgical practice.
Interesting and Novel/extremely rare cases are published in this category. The title should have written "A case report" at the end, following a colon. The case presentation part must be written in great detail, and information about gestational age, birth weight, weight on presentation, perinatal events, antenatal follow-ups, place, and mode of delivery, maternal age and risk factors/teratogens, condition at arrival, resuscitation provided, investigations performed, treatment instituted, detailed operative findings and steps when needed, and outcome/follow-up, must be added in the case presentation part. The discussion part must also be written in detail and every aspect of the case should be analyzed in the light of available evidence/literature. Wherever possible, the total number of similar cases should be mentioned. Very recent literature must be cited and only 20% of references can be older than the year 2010. Accompanying figures must be of good resolution and preferably in JPEG or TIFF format. Low quality and pixeled figures will not be entertained.
Short Clinical Report
In this section, briefly described case reports will be published. The cases should have some interesting and clinically significant findings. Total word count should not be more than 600 words excluding references that should not exceed 10. The manuscripts in this category should be comprised of two main headings, Case Presentation, and Discussion. The authors should describe the case report briefly but comprehensively. The discussion should be focussed on the main clinical aspect which is being reported in the manuscript.
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial, Share-alike License 4.0 that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after publication as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
- The authors also confirmed that they have taken permission/consent for publication of this manuscript and of the copyrighted material (if it is used in the manuscript).