INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

HKJGOM publishes peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of gynaecology, obstetrics, midwifery and related fields, including original basic and clinical studies, review articles, case reports and abstracts or reports presented at scientific meetings or seminars.

Manuscripts submitted to this Journal must not be under simultaneous considerations by any other publication and should not have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form. Transfer of copyright to the Journal signed by all authors should accompany all submitted papers; the copyright transfer agreement can be downloaded here.

Manuscript Preparation
Manuscripts must be submitted in English or Chinese in an electronic format. This applies to all parts of the manuscript, i.e. reference, legends, figures, illustrations etc. Liberal margins should be left at the top and bottom, as well as the sides. The manuscript should be submitted in the following order: Title Page, Abstract, Text, References, Tables, Legends, and Figures. Each page, beginning with the summary, should also include the senior author’s surname typed on the upper, left-hand corner. The author should not make any changes in the proofs except for the corrections of editorial errors, if any, and/or correction of typesetter’s errors. A commercial name should not be part of a manuscript title. If a trademark item is named, the name(s) and address(es) of the manufacturer(s) or supplier(s), in addition to the generic name, should be foot-noted. Authors should make no claims of priority in their manuscripts.

Title Page
  • Include full name(s), degree(s) and affiliations(s) of author(s): list under file
  • Give a running title of 3 to 6 words
  • At the bottom of the page, include information about grants, if applicable
  • Add “Correspondence to: …”, followed by full name, address, telephone and fax number, e-mail
Abstract
  • Abstract should be after title page and numbered page 1
  • It should not exceed 250 words for major articles; case reports should have an abstract of no more than 100 words
  • At the end of the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 key words suitable for indexing
  • Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be explained when they first appear; after first use, abbreviations alone may be used
  • Standard abbreviations should be used for all measurements (SI units)
Text
  • The text should follow the abstract and begin on a new page, as should references, tables and legends
  • Abbreviations not defined in the abstract should be explained when they first appear in the text
  • Reference should be cited in numerical order, as should tables and figures
References
  • Number in the order they appear in the text
  • Abbreviate titles of periodicals according to the style of the Index Medicus. Follow the format (arrangement, punctuation) shown below:
Periodicals
1. Fuchs AR, Fuchs F, Husslein P, et al. Oxytocin receptors in the  human uterus during pregnancy and parturition. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1984; 150:734-41.

Books edited by other authors of the article
2. Redwine DB, Perez JJ. Pelvic pain syndrome: endometriosis and mid-line dysmenorrhea. In: Arregui MW, Fitzgibbons RJ, Katkhouda N, McKerman JB, Reich H, (eds) Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery – Basic and Advanced Techniques. New York: Springer Verlag; 1995:545-58.

Books edited by author
3. Varney H. Nurse Midwifery. Boston: Blackwell Scientific Publications; 1987:23-32.

Abstract
4. Same as Periodicals and followed by (Abstract)
 
Tables
  • Tables should supplement, but not duplicate, the text
  • Tables should be numbered consecutively in their order of appearance in the text
  • Each table must be given an Arabic numeral and a title, place at the top of the page
  • Abbreviations used in the table should be foot-noted and explained in the order they appear in the table, if they have not been previously used
  • Any material which is not self-explanatory should be foot-noted
Legends
  • Be sure that legends and figures correspond
  • Identify all abbreviations used in a figure at the end of each legend, if the abbreviation has not been used in the text
  • Be sure abbreviations used for measurements are standard
Figures
  • Submit written permission from publisher(s) for any figure which has been published elsewhere
  • Do not send original art-work, X-rays, or CTGs
  • Photographs in which a patient or other person is identifiable must have written permission from that person. The consent must state specifically what the person is consenting to and what restrictions, if any, the person has placed upon the publication of the photograph
  • All restrictions must be strictly observed
  • Colour illustrations are costly and will be charged to the author
  • Authors should inquire about cost from the publisher before submitting a colour illustration

Ethics
Published studies on human subjects should indicate the nature of consent and the approval of the institutional ethics committee. In case of animal experiments, ethical approval must be enclosed.

Reprints
Reprints are available at author(s)’s expenses. Ordering information can be obtained from the Publisher.

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