TYPE OF MANUSCRIPTS
The International Journal of Health Research and Medico Legal practice is a peer review international journal which publishes abstract with full-text of articles. The journal is devoted to the promotion of health sciences and related disciplines which includes medicine and its allied subjects, surgery and its allied subjects, obstetrics and gynaecology, pre and para-clinical subjects, dentistry, ayurveda, pharmacy, nursing, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology and related public health engineering fields. It seeks mainly to encourage multidisciplinary research and collaboration among scientists, the industry and the healthcare professionals. It also provide an international forum for the communication and evaluation of data, methods and findings in health sciences and related disciplines. The journal welcomes original research papers, review papers, case reports, letter to editor, etc. on current topics of special interest and relevance. All manuscripts will be subject to rapid peer review. Those of high quality will be published without delay.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT
Word limit: IJHRMLP set the maximum length of manuscripts, which should normally be for review article 2,500 words, for original research articles 3,000 and for case article and editorial 1500 and for letter to editor only 750. This word count includes title to references.
HOW TO SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT
It should be submitted in the form of two parts: Tile page and manuscript. The title page (devoid of manuscript) should be submitted separately through the editor email firstname.lastname@example.org along with the copy right form and ethical clearance certificate or consent letter if any. The manuscript (devoid of title page) should be submitted through author login page available at http://www.ijhrmlp.org/instruction_to_author.php
THE TITLE PAGE
Title page should include the title of the paper, address for correspondence of corresponding author including his/her mobile number and email address. Affiliation of all contributing authors including mobile number and email addresses. The title page also include the running tile.
Author's names: 12 points font size and must be in the following order: full first name, initial, surname.
Address for correspondence: Should have 8 points font size. The corresponding author must give the full address including telephone and e-mail address. Authors may submit the names, affiliations and addresses (including e-mail) of expert reviewers of those who do not want systematic review of their papers at the editorial desk.
All manuscripts must be in english and manuscript must be in MS Word format (doc). Manuscript should be prepared in A4 size paper with 2.5 cm margin on round the page. Illustrations (figures) should be in computer format. Images for any manuscript should not exceed 200 kilobytes, but of high resolutions.
Tables: These should be numbered, e.g., Table 1, Table 2….which should be self explanatory and short. Each table should be typed using a normal table format. Each table MUST be mentioned at the appropriate position in the text. The title/caption should be typed at the top of the table in the sentence case format. Any footnote should be typed at the top and bottom of the table in italic. As per the policy of IJHRMLP we allow only 5 tables.
Figures:Figures should be professionally drawn electronically and inserted in the appropriate position where it was first cited within the text. Symbols, lettering, and numbering MUST NOT be in bold print and should be clear and large enough to remain legible (be at least 9 points in size) after the figure has been reduced to 1/2 of the original size. Photographs and graphs may be produced in any color; graphs MUST be drawn only in black color. The legend and any footnote for each figure should be typed below the figure. If photographs of patients are used, either the subjects are not identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by a written permission to use the images. Photographs must be clear and sharp.
All images and figures must be prepared as tiff or eps files. They should also be send in a separate file with high-resolution images of sufficient width and quality for both archival and print purposes through the editor email email@example.com along with title page. Images generated at low resolution for display (screen) purposes are not acceptable. Title or caption should appear at the bottom of the figure.
Paper size: A4 with 2.5 cm margin on all sides.
Paragraphing: All text must be in single line space all through. Also use single line spaces to indicate paragraphs. Nothing else.
Font: "Times/Times New Romans" all through the text.
Title: 22 points font size and within 15 words.
Running Title: Not more than 10 words in 10 points font size.
Tables and figures: 9 points font size all through. Data in Tables MUST be provided in the cells inside Table. The use of TABS, spacing between lines using line should be avoided. Authors should produce figures that will not exceed the size of half column of a page.
Body of manuscript: Use 14 points (bold) for major headers and 10 points (bold) for all sub-headings and other texts.
Methods:Use 14 points for header and 10 points for all sub-headings and other texts
Authors Contribution: Use 14 points (bold) for header and 10 points for other texts
Acknowledgements: Use 14 points (bold) for header and 10 points for other texts
References: Use 14 points (bold) for header and 8 points for all sub-headings and text
Note: Any table or figure that can fit into half column of a page must not be stretched into entire width of page. Table must be in usual grid in Table format. You must not use spaces to create demarcations between lines inside table. As much as possible, figures labels should be such that they can be read when reduced to a width of about 2.5 inches.
It should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Material and Methods, Observation and Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, Contribution of Authors, ethical clearance, and References.
First page of manuscript: This should include the title of the article as well as Abstract and keywords.
Abstract:This should not be more than 250 words and should be arranged in the following order:
Introduction: One or two sentences.
Methods: The method adopted in the investigation. This should be very clear and precise.
Results: The findings of the investigation.
Conclusion: Final conclusive statements on the work.
Keywords: Include between 3 and 10 keywords for indexing purposes. These must not include any words already in the Title of the manuscript.
Acknowledgements: Authors should acknowledge all those who made contribution to the work who cannot necessarily be included in the list of authors. In this section, the funding body should also be acknowledged as appropriate.
Conflict of interest: Authors must declare any conflict of interest. If there are none, the authors should indicate, "No conflict of interest associated with this work".
Contribution of authors: The authors must declare that they did the work by beginning this section with the following statement, “I (We) declare that this work was done by the author(s) named in this article and all liabilities pertaining to claims relating to the content of this article will be borne by the authors”. In addition, a declaration of the role of each author mentioned in the manuscript should be provided. The author who conceived and designed the study as well as the person (s) who collected and analyzed the data must be specified.
References should be typed single-spaced and numbered manually (no bullet numbering) and should be arranged as per Vancouver Style consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. In-text references should be superscript and after the full without any brackets. Arabic numerals (text14) should be used in citing references in the text. Unpublished work should not be included in the list of references. In the list of references for correct abbreviations please visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/jbrowser.html
Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors would be required to sign a copy right form available at the journal website transferring copyright to the publishers of the journal before the manuscript can be published.
Authors using experimental animals and human subjects in their investigation must seek approval from the appropriate Ethical Committee (as per the ICMR Guidelines) and the same should be provided to the editor of this journal including other relevant papers. Papers other than clinical drug testing are required to submit the copy of ethical clearance certificate from the instructions. Publishing photograph in case of case article needs written permission from the patient or legal guardian.
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
Please carefully go through the following checklist. You must be able to answer ‘Yes’ to all the items listed. Failure to comply with manuscript formatting requirements will result in the manuscript being returned to you for reformatting or being rejected outright.
[ ] Is my manuscript typed single-spaced, including the ‘Abstract’ and ‘Reference’ list?
[ ] Is my manuscript within the limit of words specified?
[ ] Are Results and Discussion separated into two sections of 'Results' and 'Discussion'?
[ ] Is there a ‘Conclusion’ section?
[ ] Is there a ‘Conflict of Interest’ section?
[ ] Is there a ‘Contribution of Authors’ section?
[ ] Is the reference numbering style used superscript' and as the Vancouver styling of referring?
[ ] Did the ‘Reference’ list adhere strictly to this journal format, including the correct punctuations and italicization of the of the journal titles?
[ ] Is the total number of Figures and Tables within the limit of five allowed?
[ ] Has colour (other than black) been excluded from the manuscript including Figures?
[ ] Is there a legend/caption at the bottom of each Figure and at the top of each Table?
[ ] Are the Figures/images sharp and clear with legible fonts?
[ ] Is the symbol key removed from within the Figure and integrated neatly within the legend?
[ ] Have borders been removed from around the Figures?
INQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO
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