Guide for Authors

The corresponding author is responsible for submitting the following 4 files for each submission through the journal website

  • A cover letter file (as a word format)
  • A title page file (as a word format)
  • A manuscript document (without figures) file (as a word format)
  • Figures in a separate file (as TIFF, PNG, JPEG or EPS formats) 

      The cover letter: The corresponding author must provide a detailed cover letter including a declaration that the work has not been published elsewhere. It is author's sole responsibility that articles publishing from institutions have necessary approvals if needed. This cover letter from the corresponding author to the editor in chief and should contain a brief idea about the study and aim of the work. The corresponding author should be starred in the author's list and should be provided with complete affiliation, contact number and E-mail address.

      The title page: Containing the title of the manuscript, all authors’ details including names with their affiliation(s) (name, surnames if any, department, university, state/province and country and how to contact through email or telephone or mobile number) must be mentioned as well as the author’s contributions in the study. It should contain data of authors’ contributions, who conceived the study, carried out its designing, coordinated the implementation, helped to perform the statistical analysis and drafted the manuscript. Also who collected the data and performed the statistical analyses, responsible for the interpretation of laboratory data of patients and revision of the manuscript and so on. All authors should read and approve the final manuscript. Funding and competing of interests should be mentioned.

      The manuscript document (without figures):All the manuscripts submitted should be in the Word (docx, doc format). There is no page limit concerned to the length of the manuscript. All the articles must be submitted on-line through the journal website:

Manuscript Formatting Guidelines:

Review articles: As well as invited articles we welcome submitted reviews on topics of current interest in neonatology/perinatology. Reviews are allowed a maximum of 3500 words (excluding title page, abstract and references), not more than 10 figures and 10 tables. The reference list should not exceed 8o references.

Expert opinions: These are generally ″invited″ by the Editor-in-Chief but submission may be considered, with a maximum of 2000 words, 20 citations and 2 figures or 2 tables.

Research articles: There is a limit of 2500 words (excluding title page, abstract and references), maximum 10 figures and 10 tables. The reference list should not exceed 80 references.

Letters to the Editor Are limited to a maximum of 600 words (excluding references, names and addresses of the signers, and the phrase "to the Editor").

Case report:Max 600 words, max 5 references, max 1 table or 1 figure, no abstract, no keywords, no headings. The information must be presented as a true letter, e.g. starting with ″Dear Editor, we found that... etc.″ Brief communications that do not meet this criterion will be returned to the author.

Plagiarism:The journal has a strict policy against plagiarism. All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using professional plagiarism-checking software. Submitted manuscripts with an unacceptable similarity index resulting from plagiarism are rejected immediately

Any manuscript should be arranged as follow:

Title: Title must be precise, self-explanatory and short. Abbreviations need to be avoided to the most possible. Except for the conjunctions, prepositions and articles rest of the title must be presented in title case. The font size of the title should be Times New Roman 14, bold and cantered. It should contain the type of study.

Abstract: Each manuscript must contain an abstract of no more than 250 words for all research/review and ground articles. An abstract need to be concise, informative, and self-explanatory of the work and must be free from citations.

Keywords: For review and research articles keywords remain mandatory. 4-6 keywords should be precisely picked from the manuscript which is most commonly used in the article.

Background: This section should lay a strong background for the study leaving the readers to understand the purpose and need for the study. This sector should contain citations for mentioned statements from the supporting papers.

Aim of the work:This section should lay the aim of the study in short

Materials and Methods: This section should provide detailed data about the type of the study, duration, ethical approval of scientific and/or ethics committee,  procedures if the techniques are new and if they are applied from well-established procedures, they should be cited. This sector can have multiple subsections as per the number of methods and methodologies used. Anyhow, none of the techniques should be exactly copied with the same data mentioned.

Statistics: A brief text about the SPSS program used for statistics and methodology should be mentioned.

Results:  A brief text should contain the most important results of the study Authors should avoid repetition of data mentioned in the tables to be repeated again in figures as possible.

Tables: Tables must be (in word….doc. formats) and only included in the manuscript document. Each table must contain a brief title of no more than one sentence, placed above the table with the table number. The legend and annotations should be placed below the table. Annotations may be used to explain abbreviations. All tables submitted must be cell bases, editable and short. Avoid using colour shades in the table. Do not use any hyperlinked text in the tables. Table legends must not cross 80 words.

Discussion: This sector should be describing the results and interpretations of the above experiments. There could be multiple subheadings or described in a single paragraph. None of the content/data should be copied.

Conclusions: This should be clearly explaining the author thoughts, highlights and limitations of the study.

Acknowledgements: Author could provide the grant details if any or express his gratitude towards his interest.


Reference Style/ Formatting: The journal uses a numerical approach. It refers to sources cited in the text must in numerical order according to their order of appearance. If the same piece of work is cited more than once then same citation number should be used. Each reference number should be enclosed by square brackets e.g. [2].

References format: Author(s) last name, title, journal short name, year, volume: issue and page numbers.

References: Adhere to the maximum number of references for each category of the article. Number references consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Use the format of the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomed central Journals" Journal titles should conform to the abbreviations used in Cumulated Index Medicus. Please list all authors if six or fewer authors; but if seven or more authors, list six then "et al".

(1) Paterok EM, Roenthal H, Sabel M. Nipple discharge and abnormal galactogram. Results of a long-term study (1964-1999). Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 1993; 50: 227-34.

(2) Brown SS, ed. Prenatal Care. Reaching Mothers, reaching infants. Washington: National Academy Press, 1998.

(3)[dataset] [3] Oguro M, Imahiro S, Saito S, Nakashizuka T. Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions, Mendeley Data, v1; 2015.

   The figures:Figures should be submitted in a separate file through the journal website: only in high-resolution TIFF, PNG, JPEG or EPS formats. There is no limitation for the number of figures and tables for the author to submit in a manuscript (up to 10 figures and 10 tables). Composite figures must be labeled A, B, C, etc. Figure legends are mandatory and each legend should not cross 80 words. It is important that figure numerical denotations must be mentioned in the text of the manuscript.

Research is effectively communicated in your figures & tables such as graphs, illustrations, diagrams or other visuals and tables that play a significant role

General requirements for preparation of manuscripts:

Manuscripts of research articles must be submitted in English and be structured in the following order on a new page: title page, the abstract, body of text, acknowledgments, references, legends for figures and tables.

Title page: The title page should contain in sequence the title (concise and suitable for indexing purposes), author line with first name, middle initials, and last name of each author; city(ies), state(s) and countries in which the study was conducted; divisional, or departmental, and institutional affiliations at the time the study was performed; name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of author responsible for correspondence concerning the manuscript if different from author to whom reprint requests are addressed.

Abstract: A structured abstract is required for original research articles. A standard abstract is required for review articles and expert opinions.
Structured abstract: A structured abstract, limited to 350 words, should be used for research articles and should contain the following major headings:
objective(s), study design, results and conclusion(s). The objective(s) reflects the purpose of the study, that is, the hypothesis that is being tested. The study design should include the setting for the study, the subjects (number and type), the treatment or intervention, and the type of statistical analysis. The results include the outcome of the study and statistical significance if appropriate. The conclusion(s) state(s) the significance of the results.

Standard abstract: a standard abstract is required for review articles and expert opinions and has no subheadings. It is limited to 250 words for reviews and 200 words for expert opinions.

Text: Only standard abbreviations may be used. Consult the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual or the AMA's Manual of Style: http://healthlinks.washington. edu/ hsl/styleguides/ama.html.

Abbreviations in the title are not acceptable. They should be avoided, if possible, in the abstract and keywords. In the text they should be kept to a practical minimum. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should not precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.

The generic, chemical or proprietary names of pharmaceuticals may be used. If the generic or chemical names are used, authors may, if they desire, insert the proprietary name in parentheses after the first mention in the text, with the name of the manufacturer and city and state.

Research articles are customarily organized into the following sections: Introduction, state concisely the purpose and rationale for the study and cite only the most pertinent references as background. In the materials and methods section describe briefly the plan, the subjects, experimental animals or other species, material, and controls, the methods and procedures utilized, and the statistical method(s) employed. In the results section present detailed findings. Include mentions of all tables, and/or figures. Figures and tables should supplement, not duplicate, the text; presentation of data in either one or the other will suffice. In the discussion (or comment) section state the importance and significance of your findings. Limit your opinions to those strictly indicated by the facts in your report. Compare your findings with those of others. No new data should be presented in this section.

Acknowledgments: Acknowledge only persons, institutes and agencies that have made substantial contributions to the study.

References: Adhere to the maximum number of references for each category of the article. Number references consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Use the format of the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomed central Journals" Journal titles should conform to the abbreviations used in Cumulated Index Medicus. Please list all authors if six or fewer authors; but if seven or more authors, list six then "et al". (Instructions on submitting these items online are provided under author guidelines)

Personal communications and unpublished data, if essential, may be used but not as numbered references. If they are used, they are to be referred to, within parentheses, at the appropriate location in the text. If used, the author(s) must obtain written and signed permission for their use from the individual being quoted. This signed permission must accompany the manuscript when it is submitted to the Editor. Published abstracts can be used as numbered references; however, reference to the complete published article is preferred.

Figures and Tables: Instructions on submitting these items online are provided under author guidelines. The term figure includes all types of illustrations such as graphs, diagrams, photographs, flow charts and line drawings. Figures must be cited consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals.

Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals. Each table must be cited in sequence at an appropriate point in the text. Titles should be brief yet indicate clearly the purpose or content of each table, and each column should be precisely defined by headings. Abbreviations and special designations should be explained in a footnote to the table. If a table or any part thereof has been taken from copyrighted material, a footnote to the table must give full credit to the original source.

Multi-media and annexed files are published only online. Multimedia files need to be sent to the Editorial office through the journal website.

Video data: Authors who have video or animation files that they wish to submit with their article are strongly encouraged to include links to these within the body of the article. This can be done in the same way as a figure or table by referring to the video or animation content and noting in the body text where it should be placed. All submitted files should be properly labeled so that they directly relate to the video file's content. In order to ensure that your video or animation material is directly usable, please provide the files in one of our recommended file formats with a preferred maximum size of 60 MB. Video and animation files supplied will be published online in the electronic version of your article.

Research data: This journal encourages and enables you to share data that supports your research publication where appropriate, and enables you to interlink the data with your published articles. Research data refers to the results of observations or experimentation that validate research findings. To facilitate reproducibility and data reuse, this journal also encourages you to share your software, code, models, algorithms, protocols, methods and other useful materials related to the project.

Below are a number of ways in which you can associate data with your article or make a statement about the availability of your data when submitting your manuscript. If you are sharing data in one of these ways, you are encouraged to cite the data in your manuscript and reference list. Please refer to the "References" section for more information about data citation.

Permissions: Photographs of identifiable persons must be accompanied by signed releases. If not, all recognizable features must be masked. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included (direct quotations, tables or figures) the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit source(s) in the article along with complete reference information.

Conflict of interest: All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.

Role of the funding source: All sources of funding should be declared as an acknowledgement at the end of the text. Authors should declare the role of study sponsors, if any, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data and in the writing of the manuscript. If the study sponsors had no such involvement, the authors should so state.

Page proofs: One set of pdf proofs will be sent to the authors to be carefully checked for printer's errors. Changes or additions to the edited manuscript will not be allowed after this stage. Authors are requested to return the corrected proofs immediately by e-mail as instructed.

Citations: Annals of Neonatology Journal (ANJ) is a new scientific medical journal and is going to be cited in major scientific citations like: DOAJ, Scopus, Clarivate Analytics, Current Contents (Clinical Medicine), Index Medicus (MEDLINE), Excerpta Medica (EMBASE), PubMed and PubMed Central.

Article processing charges (APC): To provide Open Access and/or reprints, this journal has a publication fee that needs to be met by the authors or their research funders for each article published Open Access and/or reprinted. APC will be applied to all submissions to Annals of Neonatology Journal since January, 2023 to cover editing, copying, indexing and publication processes. It will be 1200 Egyptian pounds (One thousand and two hundreds) for Egyptian authors and 100 (One hundred Dollars) for Non-Egyptians. Waivers may be permitted according to the author request and after Editor-in-Chief Permission especially for authors from low-income or medium-income countries according to World Bank classification.

Open access, double peer review: Annals of Neonatology Journal: process a double peer-review process, where the reviewers and authors' names are not disclosed for an unbiased peer review system. All the published articles are permanently archived as full text on the journal website. The author may contact the editorial office to know more details on the processing changes in the manuscripts as regards author’s names, contributions or editing process are available during the reviewing process but are not available after publications at all.

Peer review processing: all the articles submitted will undergo double-blind peer review processing to meet international standards. The editor handles the complete editorial process of the articles and peer reviewers remain anonymous to the authors. Editor decisions are strictly followed for quality publications.

The review process usually takes about 8-10 weeks in average; first response is usually received within 4-6 weeks from submission.

Withdrawal of the manuscript: This is available only for the corresponding author during any step of reviewing processing until acceptance of the manuscript.

All articles published in Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by (CC-BY-NC-ND) creative commons user licenses. 

Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC-ND): The articles are open access and distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY-NC-ND) license (4), This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator.

Plagiarism: The journal has a strict policy against plagiarism. All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using professional plagiarism-checking software. Submitted manuscripts with an unacceptable similarity index resulting from plagiarism are rejected immediately.

Quality Control: Our quality control team will help to analyze the quality of the manuscripts as per international standards. Plagiarism is a crime, thus avoid plagiarism as we aim to harbor the Journal free from malpractice.

For more details, please you may revise the Annals of Neonatology Journal Policy through its online site: