Instructions for Authors

General Instructions

  1. Please submit the article in American English.
  2. The article should be totally original.
  3. Please adhere to a word limit of 3000 words excluding references.
  4. The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributors towards the study design, conduct of study, statistical calculations and writing the manuscript.
  5. Once submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors.
  6. The source of pictures, diagrams, tables and any visual image are required to be cited in the image as well as references.
  7. Authors wishing to include figures, tables or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
  8. Material which is available for free use for non-profit academic purposes should be duly acknowledged in the Figure or Table legend or Titles with a reference.
  9. Please submit the contributors form (available on the website in Journal section) duly filled and submit along with the article
  10. Authors should submit their manuscripts on
  11. Please mention all the details which are mentioned below:

    Title Page

    • The name(s) of the author(s)
    • A concise and informative title
    • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
    • The e-mail address of the author(s)

    Text Formatting

    • Manuscripts should be submitted as a word document.
    • Use normal, plain font (eg. 12-point Times Roman) for text.
    • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
    • Do not use field functions
    • Use the table function, not spreadsheets to make tables.
    • Do not send the word file as a zip file.


    • All tables are to be numbered using Roman numerals.
    • For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
    • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.


    • All figures are to be numbered using Roman numerals.
    • Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
    • Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts.
    • Figure captions begin with the term Figure in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.
    • Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
    • Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.


    • Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter


Acknowledgment of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full along with address.


  • Please mention 5-10 references for further reading.
  • References do not need to be connected with the text.
  • Please follow referencing style of NEJM for all types of references.
  • The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published.
  • The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.

The following are sample references:

Journal reference:

Journal reference online ahead of print/epub ahead of print:

Book reference:

  • Goadsby PJ. Pathophysiology of headache. In: Silberstein SD, Lipton RB, Dalessio DJ, eds. Wolff's headache and other head pain. 7th ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2001:57-72.

Web reference:

  • Association of British Neurologists Guidance on COVID-19 for People with Neurological Conditions. Their Doctors and Carers. Association of British Neurologists. March 22, 2020. Accessed April 2, 2020.