Author Guidelines


E-Da Medical Journal is a peer-reviewed open access publication of the E-Da Hospital, E-Da Cancer Hospital and I-Shou University and is published quarterly, in March, June, September, and December. The journal invites original contributions relating to all fields of medicine and related disciplines that are of interest to the medical profession around the word.


Submission of Manuscripts

The manuscripts must be original and have not been previously published in or submitted for publication to any other journal.

Articles for the regular quarterly issues should be written in English. Three copies of the manuscript and illustration should be submitted. Along with each submission, a declaration stating that all of the authors agree with the contents of the article should be added. Authors are responsible for obtaining consent from human subjects and the local Ethics Board and such consent should be noted in the cover letter. Manuscripts may be submitted by e-mail to Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它.


Editorial Review and Acceptance

All articles are reviewed by two or more referees. If the article is accepted for publication, editorial revision may be made to aid clarity. The copyright of accepted articles belongs to the E-Da Hospital, E-Da Cancer Hospital and I-Shou University, Taiwan, and cannot be transferred without written permission.


Preparation of Manuscript

The format of manuscripts for this Journal must comply with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (URMs), current URMs are available at All units of measurement and laboratory values must be expressed in SI units and symbols. Abbreviations should be kept to an absolute minimum. Uncommon abbreviations should be defined in the text when first mentioned; if first mentioned in the abstract, they must be defined again in the text. Articles should be in Microsoft Word document format and prepared in the simplest form possible. Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.


Manuscript Sections

The following instructions are for original articles, though they apply generally to other types of submission. Additional information on other types of papers is given below.

Title Page. The title page should be the first page and should include title, name and affiliations of the authors, an address for correspondence and reprints and a telephone or fax number. The title page should include a running title of not more than 40 characters.

Abstract. The second page should include an abstract of not more than 250 words. The abstract should be typed, double-spaced, and may include up to five key words for subject indexing. The abstract should contain the following sections:

  1. Objective(s): describe the hypothesis or the purpose of the study.
  2. Methods: identify the study design and statistical methods used.
  3. Results: describe the outcome of the study and the statistical significance, if appropriate.
  4. Conclusions: state the significance of the results.

Text. The text should begin on the third page and for most original articles should include the following sections: Introduction; Materials (or Patients or Subjects) and Methods; Results; and Discussion. Subheadings in long papers are acceptable if needed for clarification and ease of reading. Following the Discussion, Acknowledgments may be given.

References. References should be double-spaced and should be given in the order in which they appear in the text. References should include the authors, title, journal name, year, volume number and page numbers (first to last). Journal references having more than three authors should list only three authors followed by the notation "et al". References to books should include authors, chapter title, names of editors, book title, city of publication, publisher and year of publication. Volume numbers, edition numbers and specific page numbers should be included when appropriate.


Examples of Correct Reference


List all authors if three or less; with more than three list the first three and add "et al”.

  1. Feely J, Wilkinson GR, Wood AJJ: Reduction of liver blood flow and propranonol metabolism by cimetidine. N Engl J Med 1981;304:691-6.
  2. Kaplan NM: Coronary heart disease risk factors and anti-hypertensive drug selection. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 1982;4(Suppl 2):186-365.
  3. World Health Organization: Immunoglobulin E: a new class of human immunoglobulin. Bull WHO 1968;38:151-2.


  1. Plum F, Posner JB: Diagnosis of Stuppor and Coma. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Davis, 1980:123-33.
  2. Levinsky NG: Fluid and electrolyes. In: Thorn GW. Adams RD. Braunwald E, Isselbacher K, Petersdorf RG eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977:364-75.
  3. Kurland LT: The epidemiologic characteristics of multiple sclerosis. In: Vinken PJ, Bruyn GW eds. Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol 9. "Multiple Sclerosis and Other Demyelinating Disases". Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1970:63-84.


Proceedings and other Publications:

  1. Adams JH: Central pontine myelinolysis. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Neuropathology, 1961, Munich; Vol 3. Stuttgart: Thieme, 1962:303-8.
  2. Hung TP, Chinical TR: Multiple sclerosis in Taiwan: Clinical, electrophysiological studies. (Abstract). 6th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Neurology, 1983, Taipei. Hong Kong, Excerpta Medica, Asia Pacific Congress Series No 22, 1983:28.
  3. Allen N, Burkholder JD, Molinari GF, Comiscini V: Clinical criteria of brain death. NINCDS Monograph No 24, NIH Publ No 81-2286. Bethesda: National Institutes of Health. 1980:77-147.
  4. Cairns RB: Infrared spectroscopic studies of solid oxygen (Dissertation). Berkeley, California: University of California, 1965.156p.
  5. Eastman Kodak Company. Eastman organic chemicals. Rochester NY, Catalog No 49, 1977.187p.

References should be cited by number (superscript) within the text. In general, the number of references should not exceed 40. Direct quotations must be exact. If the reference article cited is in a language which dose not use the Roman alphabet, it should be translated into English, and the language of the original should appear in parentheses following the citation of the reference.

If previously translated, the translated article may be cited. Abbreviations of the form used in the Index Medicus should be used for all journal titles. The number of reference should be no more than 40-100 for review, 30 for original article, 10 for case report, and 5 for images and surgeon at work. 

Tables and Figures. Tables should supplement, not duplicate, the text. Figures must be submitted as separate picture files (e.g. TIFF or JPEG) at the correct resolution of a minimum of 600 dpi. Legends should not be included in the figures and should be the last section of the manuscripts. Authors will be charged for inclusion of color illustrations.. 

Case Reports. For case reports, the abstract should include statements of the problem, clinical manifestations, methods of treatment and outcome. The Materials and Methods and Results sections should be replaced by the Case Report(s) section. This section should include statements of the problem, patient history, diagnosis, treatment, results and any other information pertinent to the case(s). All other sections should follow the format for original articles. The number of co-author should be no more than 6. 

Review Articles. These are critical assessments of important issues in medical research or clinical practice. Systematic review of literature and data sources should be included. The maximum length of a review article is 3500 words, including tables and figures but not references. The total number of references should not be more than 100.

Surgeon at Work. Unique information about an operation or a procedure that has an impact on clinical practice of surgeons; a "how to do it" fashion. No longer than 8 pages, including artwork and references, as needed.

Images. These are X-ray, photographs of pathology, images taken in the operating room, or other relevant clinical pictures of unusual findings of diseases, typical features of uncommon diseases, and rare presentations or findings of common medical or surgical problems. The images with relevant history, clinical and laboratory findings, details of (any) surgical intervention and outcomes should tell the story. Descriptions of images must be included in the text. Remove all information that could identify patients before submitting images.

Brief Communications. Manuscripts submitted as Brief Communications should be concise and contain short clinical or technical notes, or preliminary experimental results. They should not exceed a total of three printed pages and not include more than three illustrations. The abstract for a Brief Communication should not exceed 250 words.

Letters to the Editor. Letters are welcome in response to articles previously published in this journal. They should be submitted within two months and should be no more than 500 words, and they may include two tables or figures and up to five references. The editorial board reserves the right to edit any letter received.

Invited Articles. The format for such articles will be up to the contributing author and the editorial board.

Proof Reading. The journal provides galley proofs to authors for their examination. Corrections other than printer’s errors should be avoided.

Reprints. Reprints order form will be sent to authors along with their proof. Up to 20 copies of reprint is free of charge.



  1. English usage is appropriate.
  2. The title page contains the title, names and affiliations of all authors, the corresponding author’s address, telephone and fax numbers as well as e-mail address, and a running title of not more than 40 characters (not including spaces).
  3. An abstract of no more than 250 words that conforms to the required format.
  4. All references are accurate and complete.
  5. Each table and figure has a title. Figure legends are typed on a separate page.
  6. There are no more than six authors in a case report.
  7. The manuscript is original. Its contents have not been copyrighted or published, and are not being considered for publication, in any language and in any form.
  8. The number of reference should be no more than 40-100 for a review, 30 for an original contribution, 10 for a case report, and five for images and surgeon at work.



All manuscripts should be submitted to Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它. Please make sure that all of the above boxes are checked before submission. A confirmation email acknowledging the receipt of your manuscript will be sent within 24 working hours after manuscript submission. Please contact us if you failed to receive the message.


Keyboarding of Manuscripts

  1. Please prepare your manuscript in doc. or docx. format (MS Office Word).
  2. All considerations regarding typesetting, including page layout and artwork, will be handled by the publisher after receipt of the electronic manuscript. There is no need for the author to input special typesetting codes.
  3. All questions regarding the instructions for authors should be directed to the editorial assistant:
    Tel: 886-7-6150011 ext. 1614
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E-Da MEDICAL JOURNAL Transfer of Copyright Agreement

The undersigned author has submitted a manuscript entitled:


for publication in the of E-Da Medical Journal (E-Da Med J). The author transfers without compensation, to the E-Da Med J, during the full term of copyright, the exclusive rights within the Republic of China comprised in the copyright of the Work, including the right to publish the Work and the material contained therein throughout the world, in all languages, formats, and all media, and to license others to do so. The author, however, retains the following:

  1. Rights to trademarks and patents relating to the Work.
  2. The right to make copies of all or part of the Work for the author's use in classroom teaching.
  3. The right to use, after publication, all or part of the Work in a book or collection of work by the author.
  4. The right to produce copies of the Work for internal distribution within the institution which employs the author, or for marketing activities.
  5. The right to make oral presentations from the Work.
  6. The author agrees that all copies made under any of the above conditions will include a notice of copyright and a citation to E-Da Med J.
  7. The undersigned authors guarantees that the Work isoriginal, that it is submitted only to E-Da Med J, and that it has not been published before.

(This agreement must be signed by all authors. A photocopy of this form may be used if there are more than 6 authors)


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