SCOPE OF IJSMR

International Journal of Science and Medical Research (IJSMR) is a science, biomedical and healthcare science international online journal with international level of circulation quarterly.  It publishes original communications of science, and biomedical research that advance or researchers’ views on medical science or which are to educate and giving important science knowledge to all the journal readers.  It is issued quarterly, in four volumes per annually/year.

Moreover, clinical aspects which contain original investigations related articles/manuscripts will be considered for its publication.  Also, the articles which cross the boundaries of specialties or are of sufficient novelty and importance that the journal’s readers, whatever be their specialty, should be made aware of the findings in an understandable way.

IJSMR journal considered for its publications in the following:

  1. Original Research Papers
  2. Review Articles (Articles like Narrative and Evidence-Based)
  3. Short Communication
  4. Research Correspondence
  5. Case Report
  6. Letter to Editor
  7. Special Issues under Guest Editor
  8. Conference abstracts as supplementary issues

IJSMR international journal has not encouraged papers those dealing with modifications of routine methodology.  The IJSMR strongly discourages duplication/reduplication of data already published in other journals (even when certain cosmetic changes/additions are made send it for publication).  If and when duplication is detected after publishing in IJSMR, the journal will be forced to ‘retract’ such articles. This is very important message to the authors.  Articles based on work carried out with proper guidelines and permission the parent institutions will be encouraged.  But, articles which will be made in private nursing homes and other non-recognized hospitals/research institutes will not be entertained.

All authors are advised to read first the following policies before submitting article to IJSMR journal and agree to its Copyright and Licensing Policy Authors who publish with this International Journal of Science and Medical Research (IJSMR) journal agree to the following terms and conditions:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0.  International License Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors continue to retain publishing research articles and having rights in this journal without any restrictions.

Articles in International Journal of Science and Medical Research (IJSMR) journal are Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.  This license permits to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work and source is properly cited.

Refer the link: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Review Policy for reviewing articles: The journal follows double blind peer review policy for all articles. Once the article is received, it is forwarded to our two reviewers after removing names of authors and their affiliations. Authors are also not informed names of reviewers. Reviewers send their comments in due course of time and these comments/ queries are forwarded to authors to make corrections or offer explanations. Once the reviewers are satisfied with corrections in manuscripts or explanations given by authors, authors are conveyed the decision of acceptance of article. If author/s refuses to make corrections as suggested by reviewers, manuscript is rejected for publication.

Plagiarism checking policy: The journal has zero tolerance policy for plagiarism. We regularly use iThenticate software for detection of plagiarism.

The Journal follows ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journals Editor) guidelines.  Authors are requested to visit ICMJE how to prepare article.

Please go through latest recommendations ICMJE:  http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html  and then submit along with article file/main text file/manuscript.

Publication Policy and Ethics:  We follow COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for scholarly publications. They can be viewed at following link publication ethics:  https://publicationethics.org/

Open Access:   In case of acceptance after peer review, you may choose to publish your article under Open Access terms.  Open Access means that everyone around the world can read and download your article for free.

The manuscript should be in English and prepared on the following guidelines:

Title of the study: Title should be brief and concise, specific, informative and self-explanatory. Maximum 20 words.

Authors: Names of authors to be typed, unaccompanied by their degrees, titles etc. Super scripting must be done to number authors.

Address of the institution where the work was carried out be given below the name(s) of author(s). Present address of correspondence should be given indicating by asterisk the author to whom the correspondence is to be addressed.

Abstract: Abstract should be written in 5 parts: Background, objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion. The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be in about 200 to 250 words. Standard nomenclature should be used, and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

Key words: Abstract would be followed by key words not more than 5 that will provide indexing references should be listed and in alphabetical order.

Original Article:

Introduction: Introduction should be in brief, and the review of the literature should be pertinent to the theme of the paper. Extensive review and unnecessary detail of earlier work should be avoided. At the end of the introduction, the author has to mention the study main objectives.

Materials and Methods: It should inform the reader about appropriate methodology like: Study Design, Population, participants, study period, study variables, sampling procedure, sample size calculation, any methods adopted in the particular study, inclusion and exclusion criteria, study tools, data collection, data management, statistical analysis (tests) and level of significant. but if known methods have been adopted, only references be cited. It should comprise the experimental design and techniques with experimental area and institutional with year of experiment. Authors need to indicate when (year/period) and where (university/institute) the present experiment was conducted.

Study Design should be like below:

Authors should choose an appropriate study design and write very clearly their manuscripts to their researches/studies.  Reports of RCT (Randomized Clinical Trials) should present the information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions. ie., the methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment groups, and the method of masking (blinding), based on the CONSORT Statement.

Refer the link: http://www.consort-statement.org

Reporting Guidelines for the Specific Study Designs for various studies:

Initiative/Methods Type of Study Sources
CONSORT Randomized controlled trials http://www.consort-statement.org
STARD Studies of diagnostic accuracy http://www.consort-statement.org/stardstatement.htm
QUOROM Systematic reviews and meta-analyses http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf   http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf
STROBE Observational studies in epidemiology https://www.strobe-statement.org/index.php?id=strobe-home
MOOSE Meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf

Results: It should be elaborated and to avoid repetitions.  The results should not be repeated in both tables and figures.

Statistics: The authors should use an appropriate statistical analysis/tests in the appropriate places with the help of trained statisticians/Biostatisticians.

Tables: Table numbers should be followed by the title of the table, Line drawings/photographs should contain figure number and description thereof. The corresponding number(s) of Tables, Figures etc should be quoted in the text.

Images: Author should have to submit images related to their respective manuscript in a good quality color. Each image should be less than 4 MB in size.  Size of the image can be reduced by decreasing the actual height and width of the images (keep up to 1800 x 1600 pixels or 5-6 inches).  The picture file/JPEG is the most preferred format to upload images.  Images can be submitted as jpeg files. Do not zip the files. Legends for the figures/images should be included at the end of the article file/Main manuscript file.

Discussion: The discussion should be comparing with other previous published articles and relate to the significance of the observations.

Conclusion: The conclusion is to write on the basis of your particular study.

Authors’ Contributions:  Who did what?  and mention the authors names like below:

Murugan Prabakaran as MP; Ahmed Al Mohammed as AAM…. and etc.

Acknowledgement: The authors should mention here (in this part) those who are really helped to the study.  Don’t mentioned here the contributors’ names or authors names.

Ethical Approval: Clearly mentioned in the manuscript with including institutional research committee approval number (if applicable) after the materials and Methods.

References: The author should use the citations and references in the following ways.

Examples:

General format: Authors names. Title of the study. Journal name year of publication; volume (Issue No):page no

(a). A reference from any link, then write as: Menopause: Overview.  Available from:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/menopause/       [Las Accessed on 25th November 2020]

(b). A reference from published article then: Loutfy I, Aziz FA, Dabbous NI, and Hassan MHA. Women’s perception and experience of menopause: a community-based study in Alexandria, Egypt.  Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2006;12(Supplement 2):S93-S106.

(c). A reference has more than six names: Cepeda-Nieto AC, Esquivel-Contreras MT, Duran-Iniguez F, Salinas-Santander MA, Gallardo-Blanco HL, Esparza-Gonzalez SC, et al.  High prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and lack of association with integrin α2 gene polymorphisms in patients with type 2 diabetes from Northeastern Mexico.  Exp and Therap Med 2015;10(2):435-44.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2015.2520

(d). A reference from a book: Peacock K, Ketvertis KM. Menopause. [Updated 2020 Nov 21]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507826/     PMID: 29939603 (if applicable)

A List of all the references quoted should be provided at the end of the paper. It should be prepared alphabetically with surname of all the authors followed by these initials and year of publication in brackets. The titles of the articles should be mentioned. Full journal name should be used and be typed in italics. Volume numbers need to be in bold type and pagination in normal type.

Page/Line Number: Authors are requested to mention page number and Line number to each line in the microsoft office for easy and quick review.  Text Alignment, line spacing, word count, figures, tables etc must be as per format. Kindly go through below sample paper for the references.

The journal invites the following kinds of submissions:

(a).  Full-length articles (not exceeding 3,000 words including references but excluding Tables and Figures), 25 – 30 references, 2 tables and 2 figures with legends.

(b).  Short articles (not exceeding 1000 – 1500 words including references with 200 words unstructured abstract).

(c).  Review Articles (not exceeding 3000 – 4500 words including references) with 250 words abstract, minimum number of tables and figures and not more than 100 references.

All the papers are double blind peer reviewed. The responsibility for any statement in the article rests with the author(s).  If any problem in online submission kindly contacts the editor in-Charge.

Please send all enquirers to the Email ID: editorinchief.ijsmr@gmail.com  (or) associateeditor.ijsmr@gmail.com (or) a research can register as author on site and send your article to the International Journal of Science and Medical Research (IJSMR) journal.

You are having interest in submitting your valuable research/study to our IJSMR journal?  We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal’s section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines.  Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the 5-step processes.

Case reports:

The academicians/researchers/public health providers can to publish a new, interesting and rare cases reports to our IJSMR journals. The authors should be unique, describing a great diagnostic or therapeutic challenge and providing a valid learning point for the readers. Cases with clinical significance or implications and of educational value will be given priority.  This type of case reports communications is containing the maximum of 1000 words.  This word counting is excepting Abstract and references.  The case report should have the following headings like as follows: Abstract (unstructured), Key-words, Introduction, Case report, Discussion, References, Tables, Legends and Figures.

Letter to the Editor:

Letter to the editor should be short and be related to articles previously published in the Journal or views expressed in the journal.  It shouldn’t be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation nor can it be case reports. It should have maximum up to 500 words with 5 references (Maximum).  There should be authored by not more than four authors if reporting a new data.

Conference abstracts as supplementary issues:  Accepting and publishing of international and national level conferences abstracts as a supplementary issue according to the specifications of the respective Universities/Institutions/Colleges/Conference Organizing Committee.