Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with “Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal” developed by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to one journal at a time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted or already accepted for publication elsewhere.
The Journal reserves the right to accept or reject or retract any manuscript or image or material for publication.
TYPES OF ARTICLES
Original articles (up to 3500 words): 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.
Review articles (up to 5000 words): Systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources.
Pictorial essays (up to 700 words): Descriptive essays on subjects, which are essentially for teaching and are very well illustrated with a large number of figures.
Case reports (up to 600 words): New/interesting/very rare cases can be reported. Cases with clinical significance or implications will be given priority, whereas, mere reporting of a rare case may not be considered.
Brief Reports (up to 800 words): Studies with limited statistical data, not large enough for an original study. Can be written in separate small paragraphs under the following headings: Background, Methodology, Results and Conclusion.
Case Series (up to 800 words): Three or more cases with interesting / new imaging findings OR a new interventional procedure performed.
Letter to the Editor (up to 500 words): Should be short and with reference to a specific article or subject that has been recently discussed in previous issues.
Announcements of conferences, meetings, courses, awards, 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
Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions
1. to conception and design or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data;
2. drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
3. final approval of the version to be published.
Conditions 1, 2, and 3 must all be met. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
SUBMITTING THE MANUSCRIPT TO THE JOURNAL
The manuscript maybe emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
PREPARATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT
The title page should carry
1. Type of manuscript (e.g. Original article, 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 nameof the department(s) and institution(s) to which thework should be attributed;
6. The name, address, phone numbers, facsimile numbers and e-mail address of the contributor responsible for correspondence about themanuscript;
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;
9. Acknowledgement, if any; and
10. If the manuscript was presented as part at a meeting, the organization, place, and exact date on which it was read.
The second page should carry the full title of the manuscript and an abstract (of no more than 150 words for case reports, brief reports and 250 words for original articles). The abstract should be structured and state the Context (Background), Aims, Settings and Design, Methods and Material, Statistical analysis used, Results and Conclusions. Below the abstract should
be provided 3 to 10 keywords.
State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation.
The Methods section should include only information that was available at the time the plan or protocol for the study was written; all information obtained during the conduct of the study belongs in the Results section. Provide all information that will allow independent researchers to replicate the study and validate the results. Describe study population, study meaures, statistaical analyses, ethical concerns in detail.
Present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations, giving the main or most important findings first. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations and emphasize or summarize only important observations. When data are summarized in the Results section, give numeric results not only as derivatives (for example, percentages) but also as the absolute numbers from which the derivatives were calculated, and specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain the argument of the paper and to assess its support. Use graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in graphs and tables.
1. Summarize your Results
2. Discuss what is similar with other studies and why
3. Discuss what is not similar to other studies and why
4. Strengths and limitations of the study
5. Future directions
As an appendix to the text, one or more statements should specify 1) contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair; 2) acknowledgments of technical help; and 3) acknowledgments of financial and material support, which should specify the nature of the support. This should be included in the title page
of the manuscript.
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 parenthesis. Use the NLM or Vancouver Style of Citation.
• Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.
• Tables with more than 10 columns and 25 rows are not acceptable.
• Type or print out each table with double spacing on a separate sheet of paper. If the tablemust be continued, repeat the title on a second sheet followed by"(contd.)".
• Number tables, in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each.
• Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
• Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.
• Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
For digital images send TIFF files of minimum 1200 x 1600 pixel size.
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.
If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce thematerial. A credit line should appear in the legend for figures for such figures.