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Instruction For Authors
The Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology publishes peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of cardiovascular disease, including original clinical studies, review articles and experimental investigations. As official journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology, the journal publishes abstracts of reports to be presented at the Scientific Sessions of the College as well as reports of the College-sponsored conferences.
Manuscripts submitted to this journal must not be under simultaneous consideration by any other publication and should not have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form. The letter of submission must so affirm. A transfer of copyright form to be signed by all authors to the Hong Kong College of Cardiology should accompany all submitted articles.
Manuscripts can be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology, c/o Flat E8, 10/F Ka Ming Court, 688-690 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, or
Manuscripts must be submitted in English in triplicate (one original and two copies) and typed double-spaced on A4 size white bond paper. This applies to all parts of the manuscript, i.e. references, legends, etc. Liberal margins should be left at the top and bottom, as well as the sides. Except for editorials, images/ECG and letters, all 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 corrections of editorial errors, if any, and/or correction of typesetter's errors. Employees of industry may not evaluate or comment about the products of a competitor. A commercial name should not be part of a manuscript title. Finally, authors should make no claims of priority in their manuscripts.
Include full name(s), degree(s) and affiliation(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: "Address for reprint:...", followed by full name, address, telephone and fax numbers.
Abstract should be after title page and numbered page 1.
It should not exceed 250 words for major articles; case reports should have abstracts 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).
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.
References should be cited in numerical order, as should tables and figures.
Number in the order in which they appear in the text.
Abbreviate titles of periodicals according to the style of the Index Medicus.
Follow the format (arrangement, punctuation) shown below:
1. Lewis T. Paroxysmal tachycardia. Heart 1909;1:43-72. (if more than three authors, please use "et al." after the third).
Books (edited by other authors of article)
2. Furman S. Pacemaker follow-up. In Barold SS, (eds): Modern Cardiac Pacing. Mount Kisco, New York, Futura Publishing Company, 1985, pp. 889-958.
Books (identical author and editor)
3. Chung EK. Principles of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Baltimore, MD, Williams & Wilkins, 1977, pp. 97-188.
4. Same as periodicals and followed by "(abstract)".
Tables should supplement, but not duplicate, the text.
Tables should be numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text.
Each table must be given an Arabic numeral and a title, placed at the top of the page.
Abbreviations used in the table should be foot-noted and explained in the order in which they appear in the table, if they have not been previously used.
Any material which is not self-explanatory should be foot-noted as well.
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 SI unit.
Submit either 3 black and white glossy prints or 2 prints and one photocopy, preferably of 13 cm x 18 cm (5" x 7") size.
On the back of each figure, indicate number, senior author's surname, top of illustration; all of this should be written lightly with soft, black pencil.
Submit written permission from publisher(s) for any figure which has been published previously.
Do not use clips on illustrations; submit them in an envelope backed by cardboard.
Any lettering or scale of measurement used in an illustration must be large enough to be legible in the event of half-size reduction.
Do not send original art-work, X-rays, or ECGs.
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 photo-graph. 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.
Published studies on human subjects should indicate the nature of consent and the approval of the institutional ethics committee if deemed appropriate. In case of animal experiments, ethical approval must be enclosed.
The author is responsible for all material presented in a paper. The journal disclaims all responsibility for such material. No product or service advertised in this publication is guaranteed or warranted either by the Editors or publisher. Neither the Editors nor publisher guarantee any claims made by a manufacturer or an author in regard to a product or service. 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.
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