Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- 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).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- 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.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Instruction for authors:
International journal of medical and allied health sciences quest to foster academic communications and interdisciplinary research in the field of medical and allied health sciences. The journal covers broad spectrum of topical catering to the academic needs of health profession including physicians, urban GPs, doctors, surgeons, community health workers, providers of community obstetrical & pediatric care, emergency physicians, occupational physicians and public health specialist’s researcher in medical field including microbiology, pathology and biochemistry. The journal publishes original article on clinical and para clinical studies, theories and policies related the academic discipline of medical and allied health sciences. International journal of medical and allied health sciences also acts as an interactive forum for primary care providers, policy makers, health care administrators, community leaders during this covid-19 pandemic.
The journal is published on quarterly basis online www.ijmahs.org
E-mail: [email protected]
International Journal of Medical and Allied Health Sciences [IJMAHS] does not charge any fee for the submission and processing of manuscript even after accepted and approved for the publication. Our editorial board supports cost minimization. It is no longer possible to provide the full range of publication services without at least a small, essentially symbolic submission fee. There are significant costs associated with starting, running, and maintaining a peer-reviewed journal. Although our, Authors do not have to pay for submission and even after acceptance of articles.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
The manuscript should be submitted through E-mail: [email protected]
Manuscript should be according to instructions given below:
1. First Page/Title Page/Covering letter:
This should include
1. Title page should indicate, the type of manuscript (original research article, case report, review article, Letter to editor etc.) title of the manuscript, running title, names of all authors/ contributors (with their highest academic degrees, designation and affiliations) and name(s) of department(s) and/ or institution(s) to which the work should be credited. Use text/rtf/doc files. Do not zip the files.
2. The total number of pages, total number of photographs and word counts separately for abstract and for the text (excluding the references, tables and abstract), word counts for introduction including discussion in case of an original article.
3. Source(s) of support in the form of grants.
4. Acknowledgement, if any. One or more statements should specify 1) technical help 2) contributions that need acknowledging, and 3) acknowledgments of financial and material support, that should specify the nature of the support.
5. Registration number in case of a clinical trial and where it is registered (name of the registry and its URL)
6. Conflicts of Interest of each author/ contributor. A statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest, if that information is not included in the manuscript itself or in an authors’ form
7. A statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors, that the requirements for authorship as stated earlier in this document have been met, and that each author believes that the manuscript represents honest work, if that information is not provided in another form (see below); and
8. The name, address, e-mail, and telephone number of the corresponding author, who is responsible for communicating with the other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs, if that information is not included on the manuscript itself.
2. Blinded Article file:
The main text of the article, beginning from Abstract till References (including tables) should be in this file. The file must not contain any mention of the authors’ names or initials or the institution at which the study was done or acknowledgements. Page headers/running title can include the title but not the authors’ names. Manuscripts not in compliance with the Journal’s blinding policy will be returned to the corresponding author. Use rtf/doc files. Do not zip the files. Limit the file size to 1 MB. Do not incorporate images in the file. If file size is large, graphs can be submitted as images separately without incorporating them in the article file to reduce the size of the file. The pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the first page of the blinded article file.
Submit good quality colour images. Each image should be less than 2 MB in size. Size of the image can be reduced by decreasing the actual height and width of the images (keep up to 1600 x 1200 pixels or 5-6 inches). Images can be submitted as jpeg files. Do not zip the files. Legends for the figures/images should be included at the end of the article file.
4. The contributors’ / copyright transfer form (template provided below): has to be submitted in original with the corresponding author two weeks of submission via email as a scanned image. High resolution images (up to 5 MB each) can be sent by email.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT:
Original articles text should be divided into sections with the headings: Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables and Figure legends. For a brief report Abstract, Key-words Introduction, Case report, Discussion, Reference, Tables and Legends should be included in that order. Do not use subheadings in these sections. Use double spacing throughout. Number pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. The language should be American English.
The title page should be prepared including
1. Type of manuscript (e.g. Original article, Review article and Case Report)
2. The title of the article, which should be concise, but informative;
3. Running title or short title not more than 50 characters;
4. The name by which each contributor is known (Last name, First name and initials of middle name), with his or her highest academic degree(s) and institutional affiliation;
5. The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed;
6. The name, address, phone numbers, facsimile numbers and e-mail address of the contributor responsible for correspondence about the manuscript;
7. The total number of pages, total number of photographs and word counts separately for abstract and for the text (excluding the references and abstract);
8. Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these
The second page of the manuscript should carry the full title and an abstract (not more than 150 words for brief reports and up to 250 words for original articles, Review and other article types). The abstract should be structured for original articles indicating the context (background), aims, settings and design, materials and methods, statistical analysis if used, results and conclusions. Keywords (4 to 8) should be provided below the abstract. The abstract should not be structured for a review article, brief report, symposia and research methodology. References should not be included in abstract.
State the purpose and summarize the rationale for the study or observation in introduction.
Materials and Methods
The Methods section should only include information that was available at the time the study was planned or protocol written; all information obtained during the conduct of the study should be included in results section.
Selection and Description of Participants:
Selection criteria for the observational or experimental participants (patients or laboratory animals, including controls) should be described clearly, including eligibility and exclusion criteria and a description of the source population. Because the relevance of such variables as age and sex to the object of research is not always clear, authors should explain their use when they are included in a study report; for example, authors should explain why only subjects of certain ages were included and others were excluded. The guiding principle should have clarity about how and why a study was done in a particular way. Authors must justify used variables such as race or ethnicity and their relevance.
if any; one or more statements should specify
1) contributions that need acknowledging
2) acknowledgments of technical help; and
3) acknowledgments of financial and material support
References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in superscript with square bracket after the punctuation marks. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used by the NLM in Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals. The commonly cited types of references are shown here, for other types of references such as electronic media; newspaper items, etc. please refer to IJMAHS Guidelines
Articles in Journals
a. Standard journal article (for up to six authors): Roy SB, Gogtay NJ, Muzumdar D, Vaideeswar P, Salvi V, Sarkar M. The path ahead. J Postgrad Med 2007;53:153-3
b. Standard journal article (for more than six authors): List the first six contributors followed by et al. Kuba K, Imai Y, Rao S, Gao H, Guo F, Guan B, et al. A crucial role of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ace2) in SARS coronaviruse induced lung injury. Nat Med 2005;11(8):875-9.
c. Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 2020; 102 Suppl 1:275-82.
d. Issue with supplement: Payne RK, Sullivan YC, Massie MJ. Women’s psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1999; 23(1, Suppl 2):89-97.
Books and Other Monographs
a. Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
b. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.
c. Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. pp. 465-78.
• Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.
• Tables with more than 10 columns and 20 rows are not acceptable.
• Number tables, in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and give a brief title for each table.
• Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
• In footnotes all non-standard abbreviations used in each table should be explained.
• Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
• For footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, **, ††, ‡‡
• Tables with their legends should be provided at the end of the text after the references. The tables along with their number should be cited at the relevant place in the text
• All images to be uploaded should be in JPEG format. The file size should be within 4 MB in size while uploading. Send sharp, glossy, un-mounted, color photographic prints, with height of 4 inches and width of 6 inches.
• Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
• Labels, numbers, and symbols should be clear and of uniform size. The lettering for figures should be large enough to be legible after reduction to fit the width of a printed column.
• Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background and should marked neatly with transfer type or by tissue overlay and not by pen.
• The photographs and figures should be trimmed to remove all the unwanted areas.
• If photographs of people are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.
• Acknowledge the original source if a figure has been published elsewhere, and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. A credit line should appear in the legend for such figures.
• Legends for illustrations: Type or print out legends (maximum 40 words, excluding the credit line) for illustrations using double spacing, with Arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one in the legend. Explain the internal scale (magnification) and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.
• Final figures for print production: If the uploaded images are not printable quality, the publisher office may request for higher resolution images which can be sent at the time of acceptance of the manuscript. Print outs of digital photographs are not acceptable. If digital images are the only source of images, ensure that the image has minimum resolution of 300 dpi or 1800 x 1600 pixels in TIFF format.
• The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.
Protection of Patients’ Rights to Privacy
Any identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for such publication. Authors should mask patients’ eyes and remove patients’ names from figures unless they obtain written consent from the patients and submit written consent with the manuscript. When informed consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the article and copy of the consent should be attached with the covering letter.
Case reports must include the following criteria:
1. the case should be very unique, highly unusual, underreported in the literature and;
2. the case report must indicate a therapeutic problem and challenging diagnostic and;
3. the report must have significant educational value including the ability to perhaps change a clinician’s traditional method of handling such a case and;
4. the case report’s interest to the reader should be significant.
Preparation of Case Reports:
Follow the standard format for the article for preparation of case reports (Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Case History, Discussion and References).
A copy of the permission obtained must accompany the manuscript regarding to reproduce published material, and to use illustrations or report information about identifiable people. Copies of any and all published articles or other manuscripts in preparation or submitted elsewhere that are related to the manuscript must also accompany the manuscript.
Types of Manuscripts
• Original articles: Randomized controlled trials, intervention studied, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analyses, case-control series, and surveys with high response rate. Up to 3000 words excluding about 30 references and abstract.
• Review articles: it is expected that these articles should be written by individual who have done substantial work on the subject or are consider as experts in the field. A short summary of the work done in the field of review by the contributor(s) should accompany the manuscript. Review articles (including for Ethics forum, Education forum, E-Medicine, etc.): Systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources may have up to 3500 words excluding about 60 references and abstract. For review articles, include the method used for selecting, extracting and synthesizing data (literature search) in abstract as well as in the introduction section.
The journal expects the contributors to give post publication updates on the subject of review. The brief update covering the advances in the field after publications of the article should be sent as letter to editor as and when major development/change occurs in the field.
• Case reports: new/interesting/very rare cases can be reported. They should be unique, Cases with clinical significance or implications will be given priority. However, mere reporting of a rare case may not be considered. Up to 1000 words excluding references and abstract and up to 10 references. Report should include abstract (unstructured), key-words, introduction, case report, discussion, references, table and legends in that order.
• Images in medicine: a short history, photograph, differential diagnosis, and short discussion of classic and/or rare case. Should not be more than 800 words excluding up to six references.
• Letter to the Editor: Should be short, decisive observation and be related to the article previously published in the journal. They should not be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation. Should not be more than 500 words and 5 references. There should be one author preferably and not more than two authors.
• Announcements of conferences, meetings, courses, and other items likely to be of interest to the readers should be submitted with the name and address of the person from whom additional information can be obtained.
Editorial, Guest Editorial, Expert’s Comments and Symposia articles are solicited by the editorial board.
Sending a revised manuscript
While submitting a revised manuscript, contributors are requested to include, the ‘referees’ remarks along with point-to-point clarification at the beginning in the revised file itself. In addition, mark the changes as underlined or coloured text in the article.
Note: Author should give details of two – three reviewer’s working in the same or relevant field including mail- id and contact detail.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.