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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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 in the refernces, DOI/URLs 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.

Author Guidelines

CHECKLIST FOR SUBMISSION 
The authors are requested to strictly follow the checklist below for submission of a manuscript to IJMBioS  for publication. The following documents are to be submitted for publication.  (Please find the templates provided. Some basic instructions are mentioned in the Comments. Remove all the comments after completing the manuscript). 

  1. Forwarding letter [Download]| 2. Authorship [Download] | 3. Declaration [Download] | 4.a Title Page [Download] | 4.b Full Text of Manuscript (Template is provided) [Download]| 5. Ethical Approval letter/ Consent Letter [Download].

1. Forwarding Letter

  • It should clearly indicate the publication type (Original/ Review/Case report/letter etc.) 
  • Should also mention the expected benefit of medical science from  publishing of this article

2. Authorship: 

  • All authors must sign after seeing the manuscript with the statement that they are the only authors. 
  • The corresponding author should mention the contribution of each author to the work. The email address of each author should be mentioned. Journal will acknowledge receipt of a submission by emailing all authors. 

3. Declaration: 
It should contain a declaration that this manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere or not under consideration in any journal. 

4.a. Title Page:
It should contain the description of your Manuscripts, Author needs to prepare as per the Template provided. 

4.b Manuscript:
It contains the Abstract and Full Text of the Manuscript. An author needs to prepare as per the selection of the category of their article. The template comment has to be addressed along with the manuscript content of the article. 

MANUSCRIPT CATEGORY

IJMBioS ARTICLE CATEGORIZATION (TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS): 

  1. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Conceptual study/Fundamental research/ Randomized controlled trails/ Intervention study/ Studies of screening and diagnostic test/ Outcomes studies/ Case-control series and survey. These should be divided into sections with headings Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Methods, Observations and Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References, Tables, and Figure legends.  Up to 3000 words excluding references (up to 30). 
  2. REVIEW STUDY: Systematic critical assessment of literature and data sources/ Literary review) Up to 3000 words excluding references (>30 and <100).
  3. MINI REVIEW STUDY: Narrative/ Scoping critical assessment of literature and data sources/ Literary review) Up to 3000 words excluding references (>20 and <50).
  4. CLINICAL CASE REPORT: Clinical Case study/ Case series. New/ interesting/ very rare/ clinically successful evidence-based implications can be reported. Upto 1000 words excluding the references (upto 10), upto  5 (five) photographs. 
  5. MISCELLANEOUS (Meta-analysis /Systematic study/ Viewpoint): Viewpoint refers to base on issues related to health sciences to raise new ideas, thought to provoke concepts, and personal expert opinion to improve the health/ education/ research in Ayurveda.  Up to 2000 words excluding references (more than 5, less than 30). 
  6. LETTER TO THE EDITOR 
    The section includes a reaction and issue relating to NJIM, be it a comment relating a recent article, an elaboration of an important discovery, or simply a thought-provoking commentary of fewer than 1000 words without an abstract.


MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

The manuscript can be only submitted through the http://journal.intlmedbio.com/index.php/IJMBS/about/submissions. Journal willnot entertain any article sent via email.

MANUSCRIPT CONTENT

A. Prepare a Separate Title Page for including the Authors

All authors should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Written approval signed by all authors should be presented with the manuscript. 

Title page
The title page should contain, on separate lines, the title of the manuscript, a running title of the manuscript the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), and the mailing address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author. The title must be informative, specific, and concise. Serialization of articles into parts is not permitted. Such articles may be submitted independently with self-sufficient titles. 

Note: Donnot include authorship in the "Main Text" Page for ensuring Double Blind Review.

B. Manuscript Content

Organization: Typing 
The Research title with font size 14, Authors name and affiliation 12, Headings 10 with uppercase and bold, Subheading 10 with sentence case and bold, Figure 9 (Writing name below the figure), Table 9 (Writing name above table), Body text 10, Page Single page layout, Size A4, Line Spacing 2, Words Inside table and figure 9, Genus name & Species should be in Italics, Referencing in Vancouver format & all the text in Times New Roman Format. Please indicate both the page and line numbers in your manuscript to facilitate reviewing.

The manuscript should be arranged in the following order:

  1. Title
  2. Abstract
  3. Keywords
  4. Introduction
  5. Methods
  6. Results
  7. Discussion
  8. Conclusions
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. References
  11. Tables
  12. Figure legends
  13. Figures

1. Title
The title  should contain the title of the manuscript. 

2. Abstract
Full-length manuscript submission should include an abstract of up to 300 words , consisting of Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

3. Keywords
Please provide 3-6 keywords or phrases for indexing purposes, using terms from the latest US National Library of Medicine. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser list are found at: (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html). If MeSH terms are not available, other appropriate terms may be used. The keywords is separated by semicolon (;).

4. Full Text
The text should include the following sections: The Introduction, which summarizes the rationale, provides a concise research background (not an exhaustive review) and states in one sentence the objective of the study. Please do not include any results or the conclusions of the study. The Methods includes the Materials and Methods and should provide technical information about the study. There is no need to describe methodological details that have been published previously. Specifications (including the manufacturer, city, and the country) should be given for the main drugs, chemicals, and instruments. Indicate the statistical methods used and identify statistical significance using superscripts (a, b, and c) following the data (a P > 0.05, b P < 0.05, c P < 0.01). The Results are the findings, using SI units. In a sample, the number of effective digits is determined by the variation within the sample, that is, one-third of the standard deviation. Digits may be separated into groups of three by a small space. The Discussion deals with the interpretation of the results and their comparison with those of other studies. There is no need to: repeat the results review the literature, textbook knowledge or cite references that do not have a close relationship with the present result. End with a brief Conclusion linking back to the aim of the study. 

Abbreviations
The use of abbreviations, except for units of measure, is discouraged. At the first appearance in the abstract and the text, abbreviations should be preceded by words for which they stand. 

Tables
Tables must be concise and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text (Table 1, Table 2…etc.). Each table should be typed on a separate sheet. The title of the table should clearly indicate the nature of the contents and sufficient detail should be included in the footnote to facilitate interpretation without reference to the text. Use horizontal rules only.

Figures
Figures (photographs, drawings, diagrams and charts) should be clear, easily legible and cited consecutively using Arabic numerals in the text (Fig. 1, Fig. 2…etc.). Please supply figures 1.5 to 2 times the size at which they will be finally reproduced. For line work, submit black-ink drawings of professional quality. Micrographs or other glossy photographs must be of the highest quality. Freehand or typewritten lettering is unacceptable. If a figure comprises more than one glossy photograph, these should be marked A, B, C…etc. Figure legends should be marked clearly with their correspond letters. Legends should contain sufficient detail to permit figure interpretation without reference to the text. Scale markers should be indicated in the photographs. Color plates are also welcome. The choice of cover art illustration will be made by the Editor. 

Acknowledgements

Authors should obtain written permission for everyone acknowledged by name, since readers may infer their endorsement of the paper and its conclusions.

References

The Journal advocates the citation of new papers; reference need to be cited according to Vancouver style available at by the National Library of Medicine(NLM). For any confusion, please follow the “Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition”. Old references are better replaced with updated ones.
References are numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. Citations should be labeled with square bracket and should appear in front of the period or comma at the end of the sentence/clause. All references should be cited.  Unpublished data, personal communications, abstracts at meetings and manuscripts submitted for publication are not acceptable as references. Information from such sources may be cited in the text with the sources given in parentheses. References should be listed in a numerical order in the Reference section. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the list of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus or MEDLINE (www.nlm.nih.gov). Please note that there are no periods used after the authors’ initials or journal abbreviations. A period is used at the end of each reference. The type and punctuation of references should be consistent with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.ICMJE.org/). Some examples follow. 
Note:
The authors are responsible for the correctness of references.

Journal article up to six authors (List all authors):
Smithline HA, Mader TJ, Ali FM, Cocchi MN. Determining pretest probability of DVT: clinical intuition vs. validated scoring systems. N Engl J Med. 2003 Apr 4; 21(2):161-2.

Journal article more than six authors (list first six and add et al.): 
Gao SR, McGarry M, Ferrier TL, Pallante B, Gasparrini B, Fletcher JR, et al. Effect of cell confluence on production of cloned mice using an inbred embryonic stem cell line. Biol Reprod. 2003; 68(2):595-603. 

Journal article with DOI:
Pandey S, Lo AL, Shrestha RB. Intestinal parasitic infections among school children of Northern Kathmandu, Nepal. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease. 2015 Dec 31; 5:S89-92. Doi: 10.1016/S2222-1808(15)60864-7.

Book:
Carlson BM. Human embryology and developmental biology. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2004. 

Chapter in a book:
Laxter PS, Farnsworth TP. Social health and class inequalities. In: Carter C, Peel JR, editors. Equalities and inequalities in health. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press; 1976: 165-78

Online document:
Doe J. Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry. 1999. http://www.rsc.org/dose/title of subordinate document. Accessed 15 Jan 1999.

Image on the internet:
McCourtie SD, World Bank. SDM-LK-179 [image on the Internet]. 2009 Apr 29 [cited 2009Jun 14]. Available from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldbank/3486672699/

Newspaper article:
Waldman D. Mouth is ‘window on the rest of the body’: oral health, dental hygiene is linked to more than teeth, gums. The National Post [Internet]. 2009 Apr 14 [cited 2009 Jun 22]. Available from CanadianNewsstand:
http://cclsw2.vcc.ca:2048/login?url=http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1680306071&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=6965&RQT=309&VName=PQD

STANDARD GUIDELINES:

Research & Reporting Guidelines
The IJMBioS article categorization and its description are mentioned in NJIM AUTHOR GUIDELINE.
Manuscripts submitted to IJMBS journals prioritizes to conform to the following guidelines as appropriate:

Authors are encouraged to review the standards available for many research applications from http://www.equator-network.org/ and use those that are relevant for the reported research applications.

Clinical Trial registration: 
IJMBioS recommends clinical trial articles registered in the Nepal Clinical Trail Registry, or respective National Clinical Trials Registry like  CTRI (The Clinical Trials  Registry- India (CTRI).

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
- Conceptual study/Fundamental research/ Randomized controlled trails/ Intervention study/ Studies of screening and diagnostic test/ Outcomes studies/ Case control series and survey.
- These should be divided into sections with headings Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Methods, Observations and Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References, Tables and Figure legends.   
- Full article Limit: Upto 3000 words excluding references (references upto 30)

REVIEW STUDY

REVIEW STUDY: 
Requirement:
*Systematic critical assessment of literature and data sources/ Literary review)
*Full article Limite: Upto 3000 words excluding references  (>30 and <100).

MINI REVIEW STUDY

- Narrative/ Scoping critical assessment of literature and data sources/ Literary review)
- Up to 3000 words excluding references (>20 and <50).

CASE REPORT

CASE REPORT: 
* Clinical Case study/ Case series. New/ interesting/ very rare/ clinically successful evidence-based implications can be reported. 
* Full article text limit: Upto 1000 words excluding the references (upto 10), upto  5 (five) photographs.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLE

*(Meta-analysis /Systematic study/ View point): View point refers to  based on issues related to health sciences to raise the new ideas, thought to provoke concepts, and personal expert opinion to improve the health/ education/ research in Ayurveda. 
*Full article text limit: Upto 2000 words excluding references (more than 5, less than 30).

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

* The section includes a reaction and issue relating to IJATM, be it a comment relating a recent article, an elaboration of an important discovery, or simply a thought-provoking commentary. 
Word Limit:  fewer than 1000 words without an abstract.

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