Guidelines for submission of articles

The manuscript is to be submitted electronically to and

addressed to:

The Editor,
Myanmar Medical Journal, Myanmar Medical Association
No. 249, Thein Phyu Road, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township
Yangon, Myanmar

The research (original) article must be accompanied by a letter stating the category to which the manuscript belongs and that it has not been submitted to any other journal for publication.

Authors should provide a statement saying the study was approved by the relevant ethical committee and that the manuscript has not been published in any journal. If required, ethical clearance by the concerned ethical body must be submitted to the journal.

Authors should clearly declare conflict of interest issues with regards to the conduct of the research. One author should be identified as the corresponding author who will be expected to correspond to queries, after discussing with all authors.

Outline for research (original) articles

Manuscript should include the title, author(s) designation, abstract, introduction, methods, findings, discussion and conclusions, references, tables, figures, and photographs (if any) in that order. Pages, including those for figures and tables should be numbered.

Title: the title of the manuscript should consist of fewest possible words that describe the content or purpose of the paper (omit all superfluous words such as “A study of ……..”, “Observations on ……….”, etc.).

Author(s) designation: the full name(s) of the author(s), the academic designations and affiliations, contact address(es) including phone numbers and email addresses.

Abstract: Concisely stated (not more than 200 words) and should be on separate subtitles; background including aim and objectives, methods (scope of the investigation), results (the summary), conclusion(s) and key words.

Body: The body of the manuscript should include sections such as introduction, methods, findings, discussions and conclusions of the study. Tables and figures: Tables and figures should be numbered and titled in the sequence mentioned in the text. They are to be provided on separate sheets. Percentages are to be shown as nearest 2 decimal places.

References: All references cited in the text (identified with numeral superscripts) must be in Vancouver style and listed in numerical order (by which they were cited and marked in numeral superscripted) in References section following the text. Each reference should include the following in the order given: the name(s) of the author(s), the title of the article cited, name of the journal (full or in abbreviations in accordance with the Index Medicus), the year of publication, volume number in bold type, and first and last page numbers. For books, title of book, name of editors, number of edition, publisher and place of publication should also be included. The following is the Vancouver format link: imperial-college/administration-and-support-services/library/public/vancouver.pdf


  • Miller AC, Harvey JE. Guidelines for the management of spontaneous pneumothorax. British Medical Journal (or Br Med J) 1993; 307: 114-116.
  • Pickup JC, Williams G (eds). Textbook of Diabetes. 2nd ed. 1997. Blackwell Science, Oxford. pp 25-26.
  • SIGN website ib diabetic neuropathy

Authors are responsible in making sure that the manuscripts submitted for publication are free of plagiarized materials. References are to be correctly cited when using materials from previously published papers and articles. If plagiarism is detected the manuscript will be rejected for publication in this Journal.

Guidelines for preparation of case report

Case report to be published in MMJ should conform with the format below.

  • Title of the case report should be short and interesting. Do not include “a case report” in the title.
  • Summary Up to 150 words summarizing the case presentation and outcome (this will be freely available online)
  • Background should highlight why this case is important and the reason for writing this case report.
  • Case presentation mentioning salient presenting features and past medical, social and family history.
  • Investigations carried out mentioned according to the time line when the tests were done and the underlying reason(s) for doing the tests.
  • Differential diagnosis is to be mentioned if relevant.
  • Treatment provided. If the patient is involved in a clinical trial this fact is to be mentioned.
  • Outcome of the treatment and follow up treatment (if relevant).
  • Patient’s perspective (optional but encouraged)
  • Discussion should include a very brief review of similar published cases.
  • Learning points and take home message in short.
  • References should be in Vancouver style (please reference related articles)
  • Tables, figures and pictures to be numbered and labeled.