18 . Manuscript Formatting – Tables

Data should be placed clearly and concisely to enable the reader to comprehend easily.

Do not repeat the results stated in tables in the text.

Tables should be numbered consecutively and cited in the results. Arabic numerals should be used.

The tables should be placed at the end of the manuscript, not scattered throughout the manuscript.

The tables should be designed on MS Word or MS Excel. Do not attach tables in the form of pictures.

Keep the design simple and clear, and avoid excessive use of colour

The title should be short and explanatory and written on top of the table.

The columns of the table should have a short heading.

Footnotes should elaborate on the abbreviations.

Statistical results should include the standard deviation or standard error of mean.

If any data or table has been included from a published article, the source should be given.