Author guidelines for manuscript preparation


A. Title Page

The Title page should carry

  1. Types of the manuscript eg: Original article, Case Report
  2. The title of the article, which should be concise, but informative;
  3. Running title or short title, not more than 65 characters;
  4. The name by which each author / contributor is known (Last name, First name and initials of middle name) and institutional affiliation. The affiliations should be given as 1, 2, and 3 and should not be marked with symbols.
  5. The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed;
  6. The name, address, phone numbers, facsimile numbers and e-mail address of the contributor responsible for correspondence (address for correspondence) about the manuscript;
  7. The total number of pages, total number of photographs and word counts separately for abstract and for the text (excluding the references and abstract);
  8. Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these;
  9. Acknowledgement, if any; one or more statements should specify 1) contributions that need acknowledgment but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair, 2) acknowledgments of technical help; and 3) acknowledgement of financial and material support, which should specify the nature of the support. This should be included in the title page of the manuscript and not in the main article file.
  10. If the manuscript was presented as part of a meeting, the organization, place, and exact date on which it was presented, the organization, place, and exact date on which it was read.
  11. Registration number of clinical trials.

 

B. Abstract Page

The second page should carry the full title of the manuscript and an abstract (of no more than 150 words for brief report and 250 words for original articles and other article types). The abstract should be structured for original articles. State the context (background), aims, settings and design, material and methods, statistical analysis used, results and conclusions. Below the abstract should provide 3 to 8 keywords, arranged alphabetically. The abstract should not be structured for a brief report, review article, brief communication and research methodology. Don’t consider reference in abstract.

 

C. Introduction

State the purpose and summarize the study or observation.

 

D. Materials and Methods

The Methods section should only include information that was available at the time when the study was planned or protocol was written; all information obtained during the conduct of the study belongs to the results section.

 

Selection and Description of Participants: Describe your selection of the observational or experimental participants (patients or laboratory animals, including controls) clearly, including eligibility and exclusion criteria and a description of the source population. Because the relevance of such variables as age and sex to the object of research is not always clear, authors should explain their use when they are included in a study report; for example, authors should explain why only subjects of certain ages were included or why women were excluded. The guiding principle should have clarity about how and why a study was done in a particular way. When authors use variables such as race or ethnicity, they should define how they measured the variables and justify their relevance.

 

Technical information: Identify the methods, apparatus (give the manufacture’s name and address in parentheses), and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Give references to established methods, including statistical methods (see below); provide references and a brief description for methods that have been published but are not well known: describe new or substantially modified methods, give reasons for using them, and evaluate their limitations. Identify precisely all drugs and chemicals used, including generic name(s), dose(s), and route(s) of administration.

Reports of randomized clinical trials should present information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions (methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment group), and the method of masking (blinding) based on the CONSORT Statement (www.consort-statement.org).


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