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Guidelines for Authors

Thank you for your interest in International Journal of Health Research in Modern Integrated Medical Sciences. Please go through the following instructions that help you in your manuscript preparation and feel free to contact us for any queries. All manuscripts will be subjected to RAPID peer review process and those of high quality (which are not previously published and are not under consideration for publication by another journal) would be published without any delay in subsequent issue.
All articles must be submitted along with covering letter (model covering letter) by email attachment only to 
ijhrmims@gmail.com.  Authors are encouraged to suggest the names and give official email addresses of three potential referees/reviewers of your choice while submitting their articles (Not compulsory). We are looking forward to your submissions.

Editorial Policy:
Authors should prepare their manuscripts submitted to the journal exactly according to the instructions given here. Manuscripts which do not follow the format and style of the journal may be returned to the authors for revision or rejected. The journal reserves the right to make any further formatting changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication so that it conforms to the formatting requirements of the journal. Manuscripts and figures are not returned to the authors, not even upon rejection of the paper. Each submitted article will be reviewed by at least two peer reviewers and authors will be asked to do modifications if required.  It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proofs are to be returned without delay with correction (if any). The authors are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.

Open access policy:
www.ijhrmims.com  publishes peer-reviewed scholarly journals. The journal provides immediate free access to the full text of articles in PDF format. The open access policy of the journal aims at increasing the visibility and accessibility of the published content and thus providing the desirable research impact.

Ethical Considerations
In all experimental and studies on human or animals, authors must state whether formal approval from an Institutional Review Board or Ethics Committee was obtained. In the absence of such committee, the Declaration of Helsinki guidelines must be followed and be clearly stated in the Methods section of the manuscript. All studies on human subjects must include a statement that the subjects gave informed consent. Patient anonymity should be preserved. Photographs need to be cropped to prevent human subjects being recognized. Experiments involving animals must be demonstrated to be ethically acceptable and should conform to national guidelines for animal usage in research.

Authorship Criteria
Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to : 1. Concept and design of study or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data.  2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content .  3. Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content of the manuscript. The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and writing the manuscript. Once submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors. 4. Corresponding author should check his/her e-mail regularly.

Manuscript Style
Manuscripts must follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ revised “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts to be submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication”. (See http://www.ICMJE.org/)

Preparation of manuscript:
Title Page:
This should contain the title of the manuscript, the name of all authors, a short title (not more than 40 letters) to be used as the running title, source of support in the form of grants, equipment’s, drugs etc., the institution where the work has been carried out and the address for correspondence including telephone, fax and e-mail. One of the authors should be identified as the guarantor of the paper who will take responsibility of the article as a whole. Word count of the abstract and main text, number of references, figures and table should also be mentioned in the title page.

Title: 12 pt Times New Roman font
The title of the article should be approximately 10-15 words (this may be changed with the authors’ approval).
The first character in each word in the title has to be capitalized.

Authors: 10 pt Times New Roman font
The full names, qualifications, affiliations, details of position/place of work of all authors should be listed at the beginning of the article.   e-mail Id of corresponding author is a must. Your Manuscript should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11") with 1" margins on all sides. Authors should take care over the fonts which are used in the document, including fonts within graphics. Fonts should be restricted to Times New Roman, Font.

A research paper typically should include and be in the following order

  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Ethical Committee Approval (If any)
  • Results: Tables, Figures
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations (If any)
  • Acknowledgements (If any)
  • Source of funding (If any)
  • Source of conflict (If any)
  • References
  • Appendixes (if necessary)
  • Abbreviations (if necessary)

Abstract: (11 pt Times New Roman font)
A brief summary of the research, the abstract should include an introduction, a description of the hypothesis tested, the approach used to test the hypothesis, the results seen and the conclusions of the work. It can be a structured abstract like Introduction/Background, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion(s).  The abstract should be limited to 250 words.

Key words:
Please  write no more than five keywords. Write specific keywords. They should be written left aligned, arranged alphabetically in 11pt Times Roman, and the line must begin with the words Keywords bold faced.
Introduction: 11 pt Times New Roman font
Materials and Methods: 11 pt Times New Roman font
Results: 11 pt Times New Roman font
Discussion: 11 pt Times New Roman font
Summary & Conclusion (if any): Limit of 100 Words, 11 pt Times New Roman font
Acknowledgements (if any): Acknowledgements – Limit of 150 Words, 11 pt Times New Roman font
Source of funding (if any), 11 pt Times New Roman font
Source of funding should be mentioned if any. If the research activity is funded they should get permission from the funding agency for publication.
Source of conflict (if any), 11 pt Times New Roman font
Authors should disclose any and all conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript or an institution  or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study to be published. Authors should also disclose conflict of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in their manuscript.
Tables and Figures, 11 pt Times New Roman font
Table number should be written as Table 1:, Table 2:
Figure number should be written as Figure 1:, Figure 2

References
References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Citations of literature within the text must be presented in numerical order and should be set in square brackets, thus [1], [5]. [1, 12].The cited literatures are also collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading “References”. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. 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. Avoid using abstracts as references.
Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as "unpublished observations" with written permission from the source. Avoid citing a "personal communication" unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text.
The commonly cited types of references are shown here, for other types of references such as newspaper items please refer to ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.icmje.org (or) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html).

Total number of words:
Original article - 4500
Review article - 5000
Short Communication - 1500
Case Report - 2500
Letter to the editor - 750

Protection of Patient's Rights to Privacy
Care should be taken not to disclose identifying information in the text, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian, wherever applicable) gives written informed consent for publication. Authors should remove patients' names from figures unless they have obtained written informed consent from the patients. When informed consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the manuscript.

Copyright
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

Article Processing Charges
International Journal of Health Research in Modern Integrated Medical Sciences  is being run by www.ijhrmims.com and is dedicated to encourage research in the field of Health. Due to costs towards article processing, maintenance of paper in secured data storage system, databases and other financial constraints, authors are required to pay Rs. 3500/- (Indian authors affiliated to Indian Institutes) and 200 USD (Foreign authors or Indian authors affiliated to foreign Institutes) for Original article/ Review article/ Case reports/Short Communications submitted. Modes of payment details will be informed to the corresponding author upon the acceptance of the article for publication. Submit article typed in single line space (including references) with wide margins as electronic copy to ijhrmims@yahoo.com. There is no need to send a hard copy.

 

 

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