Failure to follow these instructions may result in publication delays if your manuscript is accepted.


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Original Article, MS-Word

Case Report/Case Series, MS-Word

Copyright Transfer Form, MS-Word


Estimation time for journal's publication

Editorial Preliminary Assessment: 14 days

External Reviewing: 30 days

Submission-to-online publication: 60 days 


General Guidelines

  1. We truly understand the extra challenges faced by authors whose native language is other than English. We do however remind you that all manuscripts submitted to JCCP must be written in clear and concise English. Only material that has not been published previously (either in print or electronically) and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, with the exception of an abstract published in conference proceedings, will be considered for publication. For help with English translation, see here
  2. Both American and UK spelling is accepted. All acronyms must be spelled out in the first instance in the abstract and body of the manuscript.
  3. Word counts are not mandatory. However, we recommend that a research article should not exceed 7,500 words and case reports should not exceed 4,000 words.
  4. Use International Systems of Units (SI) measurement and its abbreviation are mandatory throughout the manuscript.
  5. Generic drug names must be used throughout the manuscript.
  6. The preferred format for a manuscript is Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) format, with a double spaced 12-pts, Times New Roman font (including abstract and reference section) in 3 cm margins (all direction), with no page numbers or line numbers, and in a single-column format.
  7. Do ensure that all tables and figures are cited in the manuscript.
  8. Cite references in the order they appear in the manuscript. It should be typed in superscript numerals with no parentheses (e.g. 1). For sequential references of three or more, use a hyphen between the first and the last reference (e.g. 2-4). Numbers should be placed after punctuation marks. (e.g. This is a sample.5) For the detail of the reference guide, please refer to the reference section below.



According to the International Committee Medical of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines, authorship credit should be based on:

  1. Substantial contributions to conception and design, data acquisition, or data analysis and interpretation;
  2. Drafting the article or critically revising it for important intellectual content;
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; and
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. 

The journal does not permit the changing/adding/deleting of authors after the submission of the paper. Changing the author sequence after the manuscript is submitted also prohibited. So write down the author sequence wisely. Those who made the greatest contribution are generally listed first, and if all co-authors contribute similarly in the manuscript alphabetical order may also be used.


Plagiarism policy

The journal does not tolerate any kind of plagiarisms. We use Turnitin software to screen for plagiarism, and any articles that indicate a plagiarism practice will be rejected for publication. We carry out the plagiarism check upon submission and once more before approving an article for publication. 



Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. For original research scripts, we require a structured abstract, which includes: Background (including the aim of the study), Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. For the case report article, the abstract should be unstructured. An abstract must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


We required 3–6 keywords. For your paper to be found more easily when it goes online, we recommend that the keywords should not contain the words that are already presented in the title.



State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, while avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.


Patients and Methods (Material and Methods)

For studies involving human, please type as Patients and Methods. For studies not involving humans, like laboratory or animal study, please type as Material and Methods. 

Manuscripts reporting studies on human subjects, human data or tissue, or animals must include a statement on ethics approval. Please include the name of the committee that approved the study.

For studies reporting for human subjects, we also require a clear statement that all subjects involved in the study had provided written and informed consent to be included in the study.

In a case where details or images relating to the subject participants are included, authors must obtain written informed consent to publish the details from the subjects. If this is not possible, written informed consent must be taken from the subject’s parent or legal guardian. The authors must explicitly state this here. Authors should be able to provide the journal with the signed consents should the Editor require the author to do so.


For results involving tables and figures, we recommend that the maximum number for each table and figures are four. Figures and tables that are reproduced from any other publications must include a written permit from both its author and publisher to be re-published in our journal should your manuscript be accepted.


This section should present the theoretical, empirical, and applied implications of the results, not simply repeat the findings. The study's limitations should be explicitly recognized. A combined Results and Discussion section may be appropriate.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


Any funding and/or grants received by one of the authors in relation to this study must be declared here. Please describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in any of the stages from study design to submission of the paper for publication. Please state if the sponsor(s) had no such involvement.

Your relationship with other people or organizations may influence the way you interpret data or present the information your study demonstrated. This is known as a competing interest.

If the author(s) has nothing to declare, please type in this section: The authors report nothing to declare.



Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables should be placed next to the relevant text in the article. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.



Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). References should be listed according to the Vancouver Style. They should be numbered in the order that they are cited in the text. It should be typed in superscript numerals with no parentheses (e.g. 1). For sequential references of three or more, use a hyphen between the first and the last reference (e.g. 2-4). Numbers should be placed after punctuation marks. (e.g. This is a sample.5) Titles of journals should be set in italics and abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. For unlisted journals, complete journal titles should be provided. If the authors of the journal are more than 3 authors, format the references according to this instruction (3 authors, et al).



Standard Journal Article:

  1. Bone RC, Fisher CJ, Cemmer TP, et al. Sepsis syndrome: A valid clinical entity. Crit Care Med. 1989; 17(4): 389-393. DOI: 10.4103/2249-4472.132824
  2. Ilyas A, Ishtiaq W, Assad S, et al. Correlation of IVC Diameter and Collapsibility Index With Central Venous Pressure in the Assessment of Intravascular Volume in Critically Ill Patients. Cureus. 2017; 9(2): 1020-1025. Available from:


Standard Book with Authors:

  1. Civetta JM, Taylor RW, Kirby RR. Critical Care. Third Edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 1996


Standard Book with Editors:

  1. Norman IJ, Refern SJ (Eds). Mental Health Care for Elderly People. New York, Churchill Livingstone, 1996


Standard Chapter in a Book:

  1. Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Hypertension: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management. Second Edition. Laragh JH, Brenner BM (Eds). New York, Raven Press, 1995, pp 465-478


Standard Web Site/Electronic Format:

  1. Marion DW, Domeier R, Dunham CM, et al. Practice management guidelines for identifying cervical spine injuries following trauma. Available from: Accessed July 1, 2000