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Submitting the Manuscript to the Journal: Manuscripts to the International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences should be submitted online through the login / submission. Manuscript accepted in MS Word format only.

Preparation of the Manuscript: Templates for writing original papers, case reports and review articles have been provided below. These can be followed for writing the articles as per:
The text of observational and experimental articles should be divided into sections with the headings:

  • Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, legends, and Acknowledgment.
  • Arial font 12 size
  • Use 1.5 spacing throughout.
  • Number pages consecutively,
  • Beginning with the title page.

Title Page should carry

  • Type of manuscript
  • The title of the article, which should be concise, but informative (Arial font 12 size bold, Capital Letters)
  • The name by which each contributor is known (Last name, First name and initials of middle name)
  • The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed
  • The name, address, phone numbers and e-mail address of the contributor responsible for correspondence about the manuscript

Abstract Page

The second page should carry the full title of the manuscript and an abstract ( not more than 150 words for case reports, brief reports and 250 words for original research article should be structured and states the Context (Background), Aims, Methods and Material, Results and Conclusions.

Below the abstract should provide:

Keywords: 4-6 keywords

INTRODUCTION

State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study & aims and objective of study. (Limited to 600-800 words)

METHODS:

Study design: Describe the study design (example: observational or experimental….,)

Ethics: While reporting experiments on human subjects indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (available at http://www.wma.net/e/policy/17) initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material.

When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a nation’s national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Sample size: Mention the sample size and method used for the sample size calculation.

Inclusion criteria & Exclusion criteria: Clearly mention inclusion & Exclusion criteria (i.e, Age, Sex, criteria for selection of patients (including controls) & Exclusion criteria separately.

Grouping: Mention clearly the number of groups consists in the study, group’s separation technique (i.e, randomized or non randomized [if applicable]) with sample size in each group

Methodology: Write the procedures in sufficient detail. Provide references and brief descriptions for methods, apparatus (give the model number and manufactures)

Statistics When possible quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals, dropouts from a clinical trial). Put a general description of methods in the Methods section. When data are summarized in the Results section, analyze them. Avoid non-technical uses of technical terms in statistics, such as ‘random’ (which implies a randomizing device), ‘normal’, ‘significance’ statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Use upper italics (P < 0.05).

RESULTS 

Present the results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; observations.

DISCUSSION

Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat in detail data or other material section. Include in the Discussion section the implications of the findings and their limitations, including implications for future research. In particular, contributors should avoid making statements on economic benefits and costs unless their manuscript includes economic data and analyze to work that has not been completed.

CONCLUSION

Finally conclude your own study findings

Acknowledgments As an appendix to the text, one or more statements should specify

  • Contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair;
  • Acknowledgments of technical help
  • Acknowledgments of financial and material support, which should specify the nature of the support. This should be the last page of the manuscript

REFERENCES

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify reference numerals in [ ]. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used by the NLM in Index Medicus. The titles of journal the style used in Index Medicus. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals. Information from should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source. Avoid citing a “personal communication” unless 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.

Standard journal article

  • Kulkarni SB, Chitre RG, Satoskar RS. Serum proteins in tuberculosis. Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2012;1:20-26 (List the first six contributors followed byet al.,)
  • Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(1):20-26.

Books and Other Monographs

Personal author(s):

  • Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses.  Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.2nd ed.

Editor(s), compiler(s) as author:

  • Norman IJ, Redfern SJ. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

Chapter in a book

  • Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, Med Press; 1995;2nd edition: 465-78.

Tables

  • Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.
  • Type or print out each table with 1.5 spacing on a separate sheet of paper. If the table must be continued, repeat the title on a second page
  • 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 footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, , **, ††, ‡‡

Illustrations (Figures)

  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
  • Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background
  • Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations not on the illustrations themselves.
  • When graphs, scatter-grams or histograms are submitted the numerical data on which they are based should also be supplied.
  • If photographs of people are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission.
  • If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce for such figures.
  • The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.

With Best Regards

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