Instructions to Authors


Journal of Medicine UST (JMUST) is the official publication of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and Santo Tomas University Hospital of University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. It is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal.




Room 207, Journal of Medicine UST Office
St. Martin de Porres Building
University of Santo Tomas
Espana, Manila

Submissions and communications:

Prof. Raymond L. Rosales, MD, PhD
Journal of Medicine UST



Manuscript submission must have a cover letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief. The letter must include the following:

  • complete title of the paper
  • intention for publication
  • significance of the study
  • all authors have contributed to the research undertaking, have reviewed the manuscript, and have agreed for publication of the paper
  • note that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere


JMUST accepts qualitative and quantitative original research papers, review articles, commentary, letter to the editor, research on medical education, and approved research proposals. All submitted manuscripts must indicate proof of Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.


Manuscript must be double-spaced, Times New Roman font, 12-point font size, in A4 paper size. Double-spacing is required for the entire manuscript including the legends and references. Manuscript must be paginated (top right-hand side of the page).

For the whole manuscript, except legends and references, we recommend at most 6000 words, with maximum of 5 tables, 5 figures, and 30 references, except for a review.

Manuscript must have page break for the following:

  • title page (start of manuscript, title of the manuscript, authors with academic titles and addresses, correspondence, running title, five keywords, number of words, number of tables, and number of figures)
  • abstract (maximum 250 words)
  • introduction (at most 2 pages)
  • methodology
  • discussion
  • conclusion
  • tables
  • figures
  • legends for figures and references



Vancouver style must be used for reference citation and reference writing. In manuscript, citing of references must be as follows:

In brief, the citation numbers in Arabic must be in line with the text (separated with a comma if more than one citation, e.g., “….in the review (1,5,6) or ….in the review (2-6,11,16),” and cited chronologically as they appear in the manuscript (however, not alphabetical), without parenthesis. In the Bibliography/List of References, the numbering is based on the order of articles cited in the manuscript. Author(s) appearance/s will be as follows:

-If 1 to 3 authors, include all.

-If 4 to 6 authors, only first 3 authors will be cited, followed by “et al.”

-If 7 or more authors, only first 6 authors will be cited, followed by “et al.”



Use Arabic numerals for tables and figures. Both tables and figures are placed at the end of the manuscript. Tables must be in Word format with descriptive title related to the data being presented. Figures, charts, and images must be in high resolution in JPEG format.  Legends will be separately placed after the references.


Full disclosure of potential conflict of interest of authors and any factor that may inappropriately influence bias in the execution of research and publication of the manuscript must be clearly stated. This must be written at the end of the manuscript after the references.


Recognition of support, source of funding, or any assistance in the completion of the research may be cited in this section placed at the end of the manuscript after the references.