Sudan Journal of Surgical
Sciences and Research

Author Guidelines

Sudan Journal of Surgical Sciences and Research will publish original, peer-reviewed, science-based research articles that report critical advances in all areas of surgical research, including important new tools and techniques. We encourage submission of original research findings from all areas within the broad field of surgery including all surgical subspecialties.

SJSSR accept original research articles, reviews, communications, cases reports, case studies, opinions, editorials, perspectives and letters for publication.

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts should be self-possessed in the sequence like: title, list of authors, affiliations of the authors, author order, and correspondence of the article, Abstract, Keywords, Abbreviations, text, methods, references, tables and figure legends.


The title should be a brief catchphrase representing the contents of the article. It should be concise, specific and relevant.


The abstract should be an objective representation of the article. It should put up study contextual, Aim, methods,results and conclusion.The abstract should present background information to convey the context of the research, give a general idea of the methodology used,describe the results, and draw general conclusions about the clinical implications of the work. It should not include citations or undefined abbreviations and should be informative and as brief as possible


4-8 catch phrases.Manuscript should have a list of keywords that are used repeatedly in the article.


The introduction describes the papers significance.The problem addressed by the research should be described in detail. It may as well reflect to quality of the article and needs to attract the viewer’s attention from wide reach of scientific disciplines

Materials and Methods

They should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on published results. It should provide a clear description of the methodology used as well as the subjects selection. Inclusion and exclusion criteria should be mentioned. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited


Provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn. The results may be presented in form of text, and tables and figures. Avoid repetition of data in the three forms.Tables and figures should be accompanied with clear descriptive legends.


This part should focus on discussing the results obtained and how they can be interpreted in perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. This part ends with “In conclusion” summarizing the final outcome of the study.


This section is not mandatory, but can be added to the manuscript if the discussion is unusually long or complex


References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including table captions and figure legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. They should follow the Vancouver style of referencing (References quotations number within are written within brackets). All six authors must be provided. If there are more than six authors then write only the first 3 authors and et al.

For reference citation, Type of Bracket which should be used is “[ ]”.

For example, the citation of references should be in a format like, 2 continuous numbers will be separated by Comma [1, 2]

If there is arrange of more than 2 than it will be separated by hyphen [3-5]

Example: Published Papers:

  • • Rusmini F, Zhong Z, Feijen J. Protein immobilization strategies for protein biochips. Biomacromolecules. 2007; 8(6):1775-89.

Chapter reference:

  • • Blaxter PS, Farnsworth TP. Social health and class inequalities. In: Carter C, Peel JR, editors. Equalities and inequalities in health. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press 1976; p. 165-78.

Book Reference:

  • • Carlson BM. Human embryology and developmental biology. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2004.

Edited Book Reference:

  • • O`Campo P, Dunn JR, editors. Rethinking social epidemiology: towards a science of change. Dordrecht: Springer; 2012:348.

Webpage Reference:

  • • A full link of webpage is required. Mainly link from NCBI is proffered.


  • • These should be used at a minimum and designed as simple as possible. We strongly encourage author to submit tables as doc format. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Note: If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain the same in .doc format in order to aid in completion of process successfully.


  • • The preferred file formats for photographic images are PNG, TIFF and JPEG.
  • • Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.


  • • Equations should be encoded in MathML format.

Supplementary Information

  • • Discrete items of the Supplementary Information (for example, figures, tables) referred to at an appropriate point in the main text of the paper.
  • • Summary diagram/figure included as part of the Supplementary Information (optional).
  • • All Supplementary Information is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information.


  • This also includes Authors contributions, Conflict of Interest, Ethical Clearance.

Conflicts of Interest:

  • Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results.


  • Authors need to transfer the copyrights to the publisher as soon as the article accepted for publication under relevant license which permits to distribute, reprocess and or reprint of the published work. Under the license the transfer of rights includes material such as tables, figures, supplementary data and any part of the article can be reused. Authors retain patent, trademark, and IP rights including the original findings of their work.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism check will be done on the time of submission of article. No article will be published, if the paper is plagiarized

Withdrawal Policy/ Retraction of article

Author should apply for withdrawal of their article within 7 days of submission of their article.

After the Peer Review process gets complete, and author applies for retraction of article, then the author is liable to pay 40% of the publication fee.


Although every effort has been made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information published in this Journal, editors and authors cannot be held responsible for any errors that have inadvertently occurred before, during or after publication and shall not be liable under any circumstances what-so-ever for any damages suffered as a result of any errors, emissions, or changes.