ASEAN Neurological Association
Journal ASNA

Information for Authors

The Neurological Journal of South East Asia (NJSEA) will publish manuscripts dealing with any aspect of neurology. In addition to original articles, NJSEA will publish brief communications and case reports (up to 1,000 words), and letters to the editor (up to 500 words). Papers are accepted on the understanding that they are original. Editorials and review articles are published by invitation. All manuscripts, including solicited materials, are subject to editorial revisions.

Manuscript Preparation

Type on white paper, preferably A4 (30x21 cm) size, with margins of at least 25mm (1 in). Type only on one side of the paper. Use double spacing throughout. Begin each of the sections on separate pages: title, abstract and key words, text, acknowledgements, references, individual tables and legends.

Title Page

The title page should carry:

  1. The title of the article, which should be concise but informative
  2. Full name or initials and surname of each author, with highest academic degree(s) (not more than 2) and institutional affiliation
  3. Name and address of author responsible for correspondence
  4. The source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipments or drugs

Abstract and Key Words

The abstract should be not more than 200 words. The abstract should state the purpose(s) of the study, basic procedures, main findings, and the principal conclusions. Emphasize new and important aspects of the study. Provide 3-10 key words or short phrases that will assist in cross-indexing of the article. Use terms from the medical subject headings list of Index Medicus when possible.


Text should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. Long articles may need sub-headings within some section to clarify their content. Articles such as case reports, reviews, and editorials are likely to need other formats.


Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references by Arabic numerals. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Manuscipts accepted but not yet published may be included in the references; designate the journal followed by in ?press" (in parenthesis). Information from manuscipts not yet accepted for publication should be cited in the text as "unpublished observations" (in parenthesis).

Examples of forms of references:

Journal article
List all authors when six or less: when seven or more, list only first three and add et al.   e.g., Tjia TL, Yeow YK, Tan CB. Cryptococcal meningitis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1985;48:853-8
Book and other monographs
Eisen HN. Immunology: an introduction to molecular and cellular principles of the immune response. 5th ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1974:406
Chapter in a book
Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathogenic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, eds: Pathologic physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1974: 457-72


Type each table, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. Do not submit tables as photographs. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. Place explanatory matter in footnotes. Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations used.

Figures (Illustrations)

Submit 2 complete sets of figures. Instead of original drawings, XRs, send sharp, glossy black-and-white photographic prints, usually 127 x 173 mm (5 x 7 in). Titles and explanations belong in the legends for illustrations.

Units of Measurements

Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be in metric units. Temperature should be given in degrees Celsius. All hematological and clinical chemistry measurements should be reported in the metric system in terms of International System of Units (SI).

Abbreviation and Symbols

Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid abbreviations in the title and summary. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.

Submission of Manuscripts

Mail 2 copies of the manuscript and a diskette to:

  Professor CT Tan
  Neurology Laboratory, University Malaya Medical Centre
  Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia.

Manuscript should be accompanied by a covering letter which includes the name, address, telephone, fax numbers and E-mail address of the corresponding author, who is responsible for communicating with the other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs.

The author may also submit the manuscript electronically to