Authors are encouraged to submit by email at email@example.com. A Submitted manuscript must be an original contribution, not previously published, and, not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We prefer the articles to be sent in a formatted text file like 'Microsoft word', typed in double space and figures in JPEG files.
The article processing fee is US$1000 for each article accepted for publication. A limited number of waivers for article-processing charges are also available, and authors wishing to apply for these waivers should contact the managing editor. Article-processing fee is automatically waived if the corresponding author is a member of IAMBR, SFRR or an editorial board member of this journal.
The manuscripts, which do not adhere the ‘following instructions’, will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing the process of peer review.
Preparation of Manuscript
The cover letter must include the name and address along with telephone no., Fax no. (if possible) and email address of corresponding author. The author should declare that: "The study (original research/case report/reviews/etc.), entitled “.......” was conducted by me/us as an original work and has not been published anywhere else".
The title page should include:
- Title of the paper- Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae.
- Author names and affiliation - Where the family name may be ambiguous, please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation below the names. Provide full address of each affiliation including the email address of each author.
- Corresponding author - Name of corresponding author including the phone numbers (with country and area code), email addess and complete postal address.
- Manuscript details - Type (Original research paper, Review article, case report, short communication, letter to editor, etc.), number of text pages, number of tables and number of figures.
The journal uses unstructured abstract, however, it should include the background, brief discription of methods and results, and conclusion. The abstract should not be more than 250 words. Authors should provide a minimum of four keywords. Do not use abbreviations for keywords.
Headings should be appropriate to the nature of the paper. For original research papers, text should be organized as Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References. For case reports, the author should organize the text as Introduction, Case details, Discussion, Conclusion and References. Other papers e.g. review articles may be subdivided as the authors’ desire. Brief communications are brief, but complete articles published in a special section of this journal. Manuscript submitted as brief communication should not exceed four printed pages including references, figures, tables and legends. The author may submit maximum 3 figures and/or tables. Manuscript must include an abstract, key words, an introduction, methodology or description of procedure, results, discussion, conclusion and a list of references. We also welcome letters to editor and consider for publication on the basis of space availability. Letters should be 1000 words maximum, including title, text and maximum five references. One table or figure is permitted. Individuals can write letters to the editor in response to topic discussed in the journal and to raise other topics of interest to medical professionals. Editors will review letters, and reserve the rights to edit letters for length and content.
The journal uses a system of primary, secondary and tertiary headings. As per this system, all letters of primary headings are in caps (e.g. DISCUSSION). Only the first letter of the secondary heading and proper nouns are in capital (e.g. Study sample). Only the first letter of tertiary headings is capitalized (e.g. Creatinine Clearance Calculation). All headings are boldfaced and only tertiary headings are italicized.
References should be mentioned in the 'Vancouver style'. This style is based on the format used by U.S. National Library of Medicine in Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according the style used in Index Medicus. Only published or in-press references are valid reference. The references are numbered sequentially as they occur in the text and are ordered numerically in the reference list. Do not order the references alphabetically in the reference list. List all authors, but if the number exceeds six, give six followed by el al. Some examples of correct form of references are given below:
- Journal article: MacGregor SN, Silver RK, Sholl JS. Enhanced sensitization after cordocentesis in a rhesus-isoimmunized pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1991 Aug;165(2):382-3.
- Books: Guerina NG. Bacterial and fungal infections. In: Cloharty JP, Stark AR, editors. Manual of Neonatal Care. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott - Raven, 1998;271-99.
Tables and figures should be submitted as separate files. Do not submit tables as photographs. Place explanatory matter, symbols and abbreviations in footnotes, not in the heading.
Figures should be saved in JPEG format. Please do not use Power Point, Harvard Graphics or PC Paint, and do not import graphics into Word. If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit the written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.
For the research papers containing results of human and/or animal studies, a high standard of ethics should be applied in carrying out investigations. The papers should include a statement that: "The research protocol was approved by local ethical committee and informed consent obtained from each subject prior to inclusion in the study".
Conflict of interest
If there are no conflicts of interest, the author should state there are none. Sometimes, the authors will have financial or other ties to commercial entities related to products, services and other aspects of manuscript. Failure to disclose such potential conflicts will be considered as unethical. Therefore, the authors must disclose any financial or personal relationship with other people or organizations that could influence their study. The authors should do so in the manuscript at the end of the text under a subheading "Conflict of interest notification".
Authors' Contribution Statement
The corresponding author should submit a statement specifying the authors' particular role in the study/article. This statement should indicate their role in:
- Conception and design of the research
- Collection of the data
- Analysis and interpretation of the data
- Statistical Analysis
- Drafting the manuscript
- Critical revision of the manuscript
- Final approval of the manuscript
- Obtained funding
- Overall responsibility
The overall responsibility line should list the single individual who guarantees the scientific integrity of the work as a whole. If someone has contributed to the manuscript but does not meet these criteria, they should be listed in the "acknowledgements section" rather than on the author byline. The letter accompanying the manuscript should include the statement, 'All authors meet the criteria for authorship stated in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.'