The Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics (HKJP) is a joint publication of Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (HKCPaed) and Hong Kong Paediatric Society (HKPS). The HKJP publishes original research papers, review articles, case reports, editorials, commentaries, letters to the editor and conference proceedings. Topics of interest will include all subjects that relate to clinical practice and research in paediatrics and child health.
Manuscripts are accepted on the condition that they are submitted solely to the HKJP and have not been published elsewhere previously and are not under consideration by another journal. A complete report following presentation or publication of preliminary findings elsewhere can be considered.
Categories of articles include the following:
Original Articles The text should not usually exceed 5,000 words; the number of tables, figures, or both should normally be not more than six, and references not more than 50.
Review Articles Reviews are usually invited systematic critical assessments of literature.
Case ReportsLength should not exceed 1,500 words; the number of tables or figures used should not be more than two, and references should not be more than 10.
Commentaries Commentary on current topics are welcome. Length should not exceed 1,200 words; no tables or figures allowed, and references should not be more than 20.
Letters to the Editor Letters discussing a recent article in the HKJP are welcome. Original letters that do not refer to an HKJP article may also be considered. Letters should not exceed 500 words and have no more than five references. Published letters may be edited.
Ethics Ethical considerations will be taken into account in the assessment of papers that have experimental investigations of human or animal subjects. An appropriate institutional review board approval should be obtained.
The manuscript should usually be arranged as follows:
This page should include the full names, and affiliations of all authors. A short title of no more than 40 characters should also be given. Up to three academic degrees for each author are allowed. If an author's affiliation has changed since the work was done, list the new affiliations as well.
Abstract and Key words
The abstract should be no more than 150 words summarising the purpose, methods, findings and conclusions. Authors should provide no more than five key words to assist with cross-indexing of the paper. Key words should be taken from Index Medicus.
Number references in the order they appear in the text. References should follow the Vancouver style and should appear in the text, tables and legends as arabic numerals in superscript. Journal titles should be abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus. List all authors and/or editors up to six; if more than six, list the first three and "et al".
Examples of References:
Articles in Journals
Type or print out each table double-spaced on a separate sheet of A4 paper. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading. Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Vertical rules and horizontal rules should be omitted.
Submit 3 complete sets of figures. Illustrations include photographs, photomicrographs, charts and diagrams, and these should be camera-ready. Freehand or typewritten lettering is unacceptable. Illustrations should be sharp, glossy black-and-white photographic prints, and no larger than 210 x 297 mm. Letters, numbers and symbols should be clear and of sufficient size to retain legibility when reduced. Titles and detailed explanations should be confined to legends and not included in illustrations. Costs of colour printing will be charged to authors.
Number illustrations consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. Each figure should be identified clearly on the back with a label which states its number, name of first author, short form of title, and an arrow to show orientation. Photomicrographs must have internal scale markers and include magnification. Photographs of persons must be retouched to make the subject unidentifiable, or be accompanied by written permission from the subject to use the photograph.
All illustrations require legends, typed on a separate page, double-spaced and with arabic numbers corresponding to the illustrations. Explain the internal scale and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.
Twenty-five offprints are supplied free to the leading author of each published paper. Extra reprints can be ordered at the time of proof-reading at a cost.
The HKJP is published quarterly and distributed to all members of HKCPaed and all members of HKPS as part of their membership. It is also available to non-members on subscription. The rate for four issues is HK$600 per year for Hong Kong delivery.
All manuscripts, correspondence and subscription should be addressed to:- Chief Editor, Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Limited, c/o Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Room 808, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. [Fax: (852) 2785 1850]
The opinions expressed in the HKJP are those of the authors and not that of
HKCPaed, HKPS or the publishers. The HKJP, HKCPaed and HKPS do not hold any
legal responsibility for the opinions expressed in the articles, unless this
is clearly specified. The authors should hold legal responsibility for the content
and opinion expressed.
Manuscripts and discs are submitted at the sender's risk and the HKJP, HKCPaed and HKPS assume no responsibility for return of material.