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Author Guidelines

This is a PEER REVIEWED journal and follows the uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical journals, updated on www.icmje.org

While submitting manuscripts, please carefully follow the instructions given below:-

Summary of Technical Requirements

  • The journal will accept: (a) Original research articles (b) Review articles (c) Editorials (d) Short communications (h) Letter to the Editor
  • The manuscript should be typed in double space with clear margins on both sides.
  • Begin each section or component on a new page.
  • Review the sequence: title page, abstract and key words, text, acknowledgments, references, tables (each on separate page), legends, figures.
  • The Abstract of an Original article should be structured (250 words), using following sub-headings; Background, Methodology, Results, Conclusion. 
  • Illustrations, unmounted prints, should not be larger than 203 ×254 mm(8 ×10 inches).
  • Manuscript should not exceed 20 pages excluding tables and references.
  • There should be no more than 40 references in original article, ≤10 references in case studies and no more than 100 references in a review article.
  • Include permission to reproduce previously published material or to use illustrations that may identify human subjects.
  • Keep copies of everything submitted.
  • Approval certificate from Institutional review board for bioethics (IRBB)/ research ethical committees. From January 2014, no article will be processed without IRBB approval certificate.
  • Vancouver referencing Style should be used.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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