The primary aim of this Journal is to provide
a forum for the exchange of clinical and scientific information
for the oncology community in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
and the Arab region. Preference is given to studies on
oncological issues that affect the Arab region in general. We
however accept manuscripts coming from any country provided that
they are original in context, relevant to current global cancer
issues, interesting, properly formatted and well-written using
formal and medical English language grammar (United States). We
do not charge any fee for publishing articles in the GJO.
Type of Manuscript
– it should be stated whether the manuscript is
an: a) Original
Study b) Case Report or c) Review Article
– should be short and concise expressing the
core topic of the paper. Titles should not
exceed 50 words and should not include the name
of the study institution inappropriately;
A short running title should be
provided and must not exceed 1 line of text.
This short title appears on the header of the
article when printed.
Corresponding Author and Contributors/Investigators
- only the names of persons who have actual and
substantial inputs to the preparation of the
study should be listed as main authors. Those
who assist, review, or perform minor tasks
should be mentioned only as Contributors
or Investigators in the Acknowledgment
portion at the end of the paper.
Main authors should provide their complete name,
degrees and specialization, affiliation to
institutions, business address and email. A
Corresponding Author should be
named to handle all official communications
about the manuscript during the review and after
publication of the article.
publication - When submitting your
manuscript for publication in the journal, it
should be accompanied by a statement clearly
stating that your manuscript was not previously
published in any other journal and/or under
consideration for publication in the future. In
case the paper has been previously published, a
letter of acceptance from the relevant journal
editor should be attached with the manuscript;
The GJO reserves the right to ownership of the
articles after publication. Any manuscript that
has violated copyrights and intellectual
property rights as approved by international
conventions will automatically be rejected and
the authors blacklisted from submitting any
manuscript to the GJO in the future.
- Clinical reports involving human studies or
patients must contain certifications that it has
been reviewed by the Ethics Committee of that
institution, and that it has been performed in
accordance with the ethical standards laid down
in an appropriate version of the
of Helsinki. It should also
state clearly that all persons gave their
informed consent prior to their inclusion in the
study. No details that might disclose the
identity of the subject under study should be
mentioned. A patient must not be recognizable in
photographs unless a written consent of the
subject has been obtained.
Reports on animal experiments must state that
Principle of Laboratory Animal Care
were followed. The GJO reserves the right to
reject any manuscript that do not comply with
any of the above requirements.
Abstract and Keywords
– abstracts should be short and concise and
should not exceed 500 words unless necessary.
Keywords are words or phrases that represent the
concept, terminology, field of oncology, or
acronyms of great significance in the paper.
studies and other original studies,
the abstract should contain executive summaries
of the a) Background/Introduction/Objective b)
Patients and Methods, c) Results d) Discussion
and Review Articles, the
abstract do not need to be partitioned into
sections but should contain the complete summary
of the paper highlighting the important points
of the report.
Major sections of a
Manuscript – the manuscript should be
divided clearly into sections as follows:
Studies and other Original Studies:
a. Introduction b. Patients and Methods or
Methods only c. Results d. Discussion and
Conclusion e. Acknowledgment (optional) f.
Ethical Statement (optional) g. References h.
Tables i. Figures For Case
Articles: a. Introduction b.
Case Presentation/Case Series; for Review
Articles, Sub-Headings of the topic c.
Discussion and Conclusion d. Acknowledgment
(optional) e. Ethical Statement (optional) f.
References g. Tables h. Figures
– manuscripts should be written and saved in
Microsoft Word© (any version) with the following
• Paper Size – A4 • Margins – Normal
• Paragraph style - indented, double-spaced,
• Language – English (US)
• Font – Times New Roman, 12 pt. for paragraph
text; 14 pt., bold, for Title
must start in a new heading and should be:
consecutively in the text by the
order in which they appear on
text, tables and legends should
be identified by Arabic numbers
appearing in the text in
brackets or parenthesis and
superscripted. E.g. list(3)
The names and
initials of all authors should
be listed. Journals listed
should be abbreviated according
to the index Medicus format.
The number of
references should preferably not
exceed 40 for
review articles, 30
for original articles or studies
references for case reports.
Examples of correct forms of
Example 1. Journal
(Three Authors should
be listed before using et al)
Merrick GS, Buter WM, Dorsey AT,
el al. Seed visibility in the
prostatic and periprostatic
region following brachytherapy.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys
Example 2. Chapter in a book
Holl DF. Morphine in
malignant pain. In: Smith F,
Covino DM, eds, Acute pain.
London: Butterworth’s, 1990;
Example 3. Monographs
Tito BD, Regional block, 5th Edn.
Springfield, Madison Charles D.
More examples can be found in
Vancouver Style document
linked in this guideline.
Graphs and other
images – Graphs, charts and other
illustrations produced by other applications
like MS Excel and Powerpoint should be saved in
MS Word in their original link and format as
clearly as possible.
Pictures and other graphic files
should have 24- bit colour depth and a dimension
of not less than 1200 x 800 and saved in JPEG or
PNG formats. Figures should be numbered
accordingly as they appear on the text.
Titles/labels of each Figure should be placed at
the bottom of the Figure.
Graphs and Illustrations should be
included or embedded
into the main document after the References and
need not be saved as a separate file during
must supplement not duplicate, information in
the text itself and be self explanatory.
table should have a
Number and Title text placed at the bottom.
from the main text to any Table
or Figure should be placed at the end of a sentence
in between square brackets.
e.g. (Table 2).
A table or illustration that is published
elsewhere should be accompanied by a
reproducibility statement from the authors and
be included or embedded into the
main document after the
Illustrations and need not be
saved as a separate file during
– manuscripts can be submitted thru:
Online – on the GJO
with a covering letter
– manuscripts should be
saved on CDs with
printed copies sealed in
an envelope and mailed
Dr. Khaled Al Saleh
The Gulf Federation for Cancer Control
P.O. Box 26733, Safat 13128, State of Kuwait