INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUTHORS
The International Journal of CHILD NEUROPSYCHIATRY is a
peer-reviewed journal providing useful, easy-to-read clinical and
basic scientific information for practicing child neurologists and
psychiatrists. Each article should bring together the best
scientific evidence accumulated on a topic, providing a synthesis of
findings that have practical application.
Articles and Suggested topics for publications
include: Case Reports, Original Research work, Short Communications,
Comments, Opinions and Reviews and Letters to the Editor.
In preparing your manuscript, please follow these
Title: The title should be explanatory of the
papers' content, and promise a benefit or pose a challenge to the
Abstract: summarize the article in no more than
250 words. Taken together, the title and abstract should compel your
colleagues to read on.
Length: Between 2,000 and 2,500 words (9 to12
typed pages, double-spaced), excluding references, tables, charts
and figures. Be concise and don’t say in ten words what could be
said in two or three.
Tables and charts: Include tables or charts to
make your article clear. (A table or chart can make your manuscript
more concise by presenting potentially complex or voluminous
clinical or statistical information as a single, self-contained
graphic.) Figures titles come below figures, table titles come above
If applicable, please also devise and include an
algorithm or flowchart that illustrates the evidence-based approach
to diagnosis or treatment that you describe in the article.
Clinical photos: These are used if such images
effectively drive home the article's point (e.g., a photo showing
self-mutilation on a suicidal patient). Photos of brain scans will
be considered if the pertinent finding is evident. Be sure to
clearly label each illustration. Avoid indenting photos with paper
References: Provide references; cite them in
numerical order in the text. Use Index Medicus abbreviations for
journal names. Please follow the Vancouver style, described in the
“Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical
References should be numbered in order of
appearance using Arabic numerals in superscript.
The following are sample styles:
Journal article: Brierley B, Medford N, Shaw P,
David AS: Emotional memory and Perception in temporal lobectomy
patients with amygdala damage. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2004;
Published abstract: Olney RK, Aminoff MJ:
Diagnostic sensitivity of different electrophysiologic techniques in
Guillain-Barré syndrome [abstract]. Neurology 1989; 39 (suppl
Disclosure: Include a statement at the end of the
manuscript addressing affiliations or financial arrangements with
any company whose medication is mentioned in your article, or with
any company that manufactures or distributes a competing product. If
no such conflict exists, simply state, "The author reports no
financial relationship with any company whose products are mentioned
in this article, or with manufacturers of competing products."
Author biography: Do not send a full CV. Instead,
state your current academic appointment(s) just below your byline.
Joseph Jones, MD
Associate professor, department of psychiatry
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Prepare the article as a Word document and
submit it online:
www.cnp.org.eg or send it to us
as an e-mail attachment to
If you cannot send your article electronically,
mail a printout, CD and accompanying photographs, to:
The International Journal of CHILD
24, Yousef Abbas St., Fl# 501, Nasr City, Postal
Code: 11371, Cairo, Egypt
Be sure to clearly label each illustration; avoid
indenting photos with paper clips.
Manuscripts are subject to peer review and
editing. Often the editors will ask authors to work with them on
revising the article prior to publication. You will be asked to
review the edited version in time to make necessary corrections.