Style & Punctuation

Journal article

[Reference number] Aldur MM, Celik HH, Sargon MF, Dagdeviren A, Aksit MD, Taner D. Unreported anatomical variation of septum pellucidum. Clin. Anat. 1997; 10: 245-249.


[Reference number] Noback CR, Demarest RJ. The Human Nervous System. 2nd Ed., New York, McGraw-Hill. 1975; 199-201.

Edited book

[Reference number] Wyngaarden JB. Principles of human genetics. In: Wyngaarden JB, Smith LH, eds. Cecil Textbook of Medicine. 18th Ed., Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company. 1988; 146-152.

URL (Web Page)

[Reference number] Stern M. Radial nerve entrapment. (accessed Dec 2005).

Format: Author, if available. Title of page as listed on the site. Address of page (date accessed).


Each table should be given on a separate page. Each table has a short, descriptive title. Tables are numbered in the order cited in the text. Abbreviations are defined as footnotes at the bottom of each table. Tables should not duplicate data given in the text or figures.

Figures and Legends 

The complete sets of original figures must be submitted. Legends should be in the present tense (e.g., 'Illustration shows ...'). Subjects' names must not appear on the figures. Labels should contrast well with the background. Images should be uniform in size and magnification. Illustrations should be free of all identifying information relative to the subject and institution. Line drawings should be professional in quality. Written permission for use of all previously published illustrations must be included with submission, and the source should be referenced in the legends. Written permission from any person recognizable in a photo is required. Legends must be double spaced, and figures are numbered in the order cited in the text. Submit color prints only if color is essential in understanding the material presented. Label all pertinent findings.


Pixel dimension/Resolution = Physical Width

900 pixels/300 dpi = 3 inches physical width

600 pixels/300 dpi = 2 inches physical height

Intended Display Size = 3 x 2 inches

** Uncompressed high-resolution TIFF or JPEG files are required for all images