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Author Guidelines


Manuscript submissions to the AJNE must be made using the online system at 

Users are required to register when accessing the system for the first time. Information on user registration and manuscript submission is provided below.

Please prepare the following before submitting the article:


Cover letter

A letter of submission from the corresponding author is required. The author must include the following statement, “The corresponding author and all of the authors have read and approved the final submitted manuscript. No portion of the work has been or is currently under consideration for publication

Elsewhere. No portion of the manuscript, other than the abstract, has been previously published or posted in the Internet. None of the authors have any

Conflict of Interest”.


Title Page


Title page-The title page should contain:

a) the title of the article

b) the names of all authors (first name, middle initial, last name) and their  departmental and institutional affiliations as well their e-mail addresses

c) the name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript



A structure paragraph of no more than 300 words including the following: Aim, Methods, Results and Conclusions

Review articles should include an unstructured abstract (no more than 250 words) that states the purpose of the article and emphasizes the major concepts and conclusions.


Please provide 3-5 keywords related to the study for indexing purposes




Introduction: Clearly state the purpose of the article. Summarize the rationale and background for the study or observation, giving only strictly pertinent references. Use Times New Roman, 12 fonts, with double line spacing.

Methods: Describe clearly your selection of the experimental and control subjects and provide eligibility and exclusion criteria and details of randomization. Describe the methods for, and success of, any masking (blinding) of observations. Report any complications of experimental treatments. Provide references and brief descriptions of methods that have been published but are not well known; and describe new or substantially modified methods, giving reasons for using them and evaluating their limitations.  Ethics: When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate that the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible institutional or regional committee on human experimentation or in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 as revised in 1983. Do not use patients' names, initials, or hospital identification numbers.

Results: The results section should provide complete details of the experiment that are required to support the conclusion of the study. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments.

Discussion: Emphasize concisely the novel and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction or Results. Include the implications of the findings and their limitations and relate the observations to other relevant studies.

Conclusion: Clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance

Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list in addition to the title page.



References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.


You should cite publications in the text: (McKee, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Gilbert and Costa, 2006) citing both names of two, or (McFerson et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be given. List all the authors up to 3. If more than three use the “et al” acronym.



Hamer M, Steptoe A. Prospective study of physical fitness, adiposity, and inflammatory markers in healthy middle-aged men and women. Am J Clin Nutr 2009; 89:85–89. doi:10.3945/ajcn.2008.26779


Peterson BP, Ward L, Bastian ED, et al. A whey protein supplement decreases postprandial glycemia. Nutr J 2009; 8(1):47.


Book: Baggot JD. Principles of drug disposition in domestic animals: The basis of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. (1stedn), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, London, Toronto, 1999.



    All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. For each table, please give a “table title” explaining the components of the table.



All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive numerical order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolutionat least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons.



Proofs and Reprints:


Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding

author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the

manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no

changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.


Charges: AJNE does not currently require any Article Processing Charges.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.


    1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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