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Manuscripts, written in English (the preferred word-processing package is MS-Word), shall be submitted online to:




Should you experience any problems with your online submission, please contact the Editorial Office of Medical Principles and Practice, E-mail: mpp@hsc.edu.kw


Professor Azu Owunwanne


Medical Principles and Practice

Health Sciences Centre

Kuwait University PO Box 24923

13110 Safat, Kuwait

Tel. +965 2534 0479 or +965 2463 6680

E-mail: mpp@hsc.edu.kw



All articles in this Journal are Open Access and meet the requirements of funding bodies or academic institutions.


All manuscripts shall be accompanied by a cover letter from the corresponding author. Please note the Journal only corresponds with the designated author. Manuscripts are received with the explicit understanding that they are not under simultaneous consideration by any other journal and have not been previously published.


The corresponding author should disclose any conflict of interest associated with the study and must affirm that all co-investigators have been duly credited in the manuscript either as co-authors or in the acknowledgement section. To meet the criteria of authorship, it is necessary to have taken a significant part in the overall conception and design of the research or to have participated in the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data as well as having written initial drafts of the manuscript, and revised and contributed to the final manuscript. Simply having been a part of the research group or contributing to data collection or providing patients or analysis of tests is not sufficient to satisfy the criteria for authorship.


Manuscripts must comply with the ethical standards recommended by the Helsinki Declaration. The editors realize that the use of anesthetics, analgesics and tranquilizers would defeat the purpose of some animal experiments. However, the use of painful or otherwise noxious stimuli must be carefully and thoroughly justified in the manuscript.


Like other international journals, Medical Principles and Practice regards plagiarism and self-plagiarism as unethical behavior and potential authors are required to be vigilant in ensuring this does not occur in their manuscripts.For a useful discussion of this topic potential authors are referred to the publication by Bretag and Mahmud: Self-plagiarism or appropriate textual re-use. J Acad Ethics 2009;7:193–205.


Submission of article(s) for consideration for publication requires transfer of copyright from the author to the publisher. All authors are required to sign the Assignment of Copyright agreement to consign the copyright of their paper to the publisher. Accepted manuscripts become the property of the Journal and may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the publisher. The copyright shall become void if the manuscript is not accepted for publication.

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