The Journal of One-day Surgery
considers all articles of relevance to day and short stay surgery.
Articles may be in the form of original research, review papers,
audits, service improvement reports, case reports, case series,
practice development and letters to the editor. Research projects
must clearly state that ethics committee approval was sought where
appropriate and that patients gave their consent to be included.
Patients must not be identifiable unless their written consent has
been obtained. If your work was conducted in the UK and you are
unsure as to whether it is considered as research requiring
approval from an NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC), please
consult the NHS Health Research Authority decision tool at http://www.hra-decisiontools.org.uk/ethics/.
Articles should be prepared as
Microsoft Word documents with double line spacing and wide margins.
Submissions must be sent by email to the address below. A scanned
letter requesting publication signed on behalf of all authors must
also accompany articles.
Any source of funding should be
declared and authors should also disclose any possible conflict of
interest that might be relevant to their article.
The first page should list all
authors (including their first names), their job titles, the
hospital(s) or unit(s) from where the work originates and should
give a current contact address for the corresponding
The author should provide three or
four keywords describing their article, which should be as
informative as possible.
An abstract of 250 words maximum
summarising the manuscript should be provided and structured as
follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
Main article structure
Manuscripts should be divided into
the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion
and References. Tables and figures should follow, with each on a
separate page. Each table and figure should be accompanied by a
legend that should be sufficiently informative as to allow it to be
interpreted without reference to the main text.
All figures and graphs are
reformatted to the standard style of the journal. If a manuscript
includes such submission, particularly if exported from a
spreadsheet (for example Microsoft Excel), a copy of the original
data (or numbers) would assist the editorial process.
Copies of original photographs, as a
JPEG or TIFF file, should be included as a separate enclosure,
rather than embedding pictures within the text of the
Figures and Graphs:
Where possible, we will use the
figures and graphs you provide in the manuscript. This ensures that
the data you provide is that which is used. Figures and graphs can
be presented in colour BUT try to avoid 3-d effects, shading etc.
Figures and graphs may be redrawn if the quality is not in keeping
with the Journal. Please provide these at the end of your Word
document BUT make it obvious where you would like these placed in
the finished article (ie in the main text, type 'Figure 1 near
here' or Table 1 near here')
Photographs can be provided as jpg
or tiff files but should be included as a separate enclosure,
rather than embedded within the text of the manuscript. This
ensures higher quality images. However, we will accept images
within Word documents but image quality might suffer!
References should be cited
numerically in the order in which they appear in the text.
References should list all authors' names. Please provide both the
first and last page numbers.
Authors. Article title. Journal
title Year of publication;Volume:page range.
Ravikumar R, Williams J. The
operative management of gallstone ileus. Ann R Coll Surg Engl
Submissions are subject to peer
review. Proofs will not normally be sent to authors and reprints
are not available.
All items should be emailed to The
Email Address for submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr David Bunting
Editor, Journal of One Day
Consultant Upper GI
North Devon District
[These guidelines were last revised