Manuscript Guidelines

IP Innovative Publication Pvt. Ltd. invites contribution to the following sections of the Journal:

Original Research Article
Review Article
Case Report
Short Communication
Editorials,
Letter to Editor etc…

Original Research Article: These report give result of original research. These should be structured abstract and should and follow the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) format and subject specified. (Approx. 3500-4000 words)

Review Article: These provide an in depth review of a specific topic. Authors should preferably be working in and have published papers in the area being reviewed and have sufficient expertise to critically evaluate the relevant literature. Appropriate use of tables and figures in encouraged. Where relevant, key messages and salient features may be provided. (Approx. 4000-4500 words).

Case Report: These are brief descriptions of a previously undocumented disease process, a unique unreported manifestation or treatment of a known disease condition, a unique unreported complication of treatment, a case that generates a new hypotheses or helps understand possible pathophysiological processes (Approx. 2500-3000 words). These may be accompanied by one relevant photograph.

Short Communication: These are the brief report of original research. A short communication usually not include any figure or table. (Approx. 1000-1500 words).

Editorials: will be signed. These are usually opinion manuscript that accompany original research articles or other reports or that present views and perspectives of the editors related to a published article, current issue or journal policy. (Approx. 1000 to 1200 words).

Letter to Editor: This includes comments on articles published in the Journal during the previous 6 months. Observation, opinions and concern from its readers may also be submitted. (Approx. 1000-1200 words)

LIMITATIONS FOR PAPERS SUBMITTED UNDER EACH CATEGORY

Article type

Approx. Word Limit

Keywords

(No. of words)

Title (No. of words)

Tables/Graphs

Images

/Figure

Research Article

4000

5-10

<40>

<6>

<6>

Review article

4500

5-10

<40>

<6>

<6>

Case Report

3000

5-10

<40>

<6>

<8>

Short Communication

1500

NR

<40>

NR

NR

Editorial

1200

5-10

<40>

NR

NR

Letter to Editor

1200

5-10

<40>

<2>

<4>

Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscript should be prepared in accordance with the “Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals” of the International Committee of Medical Journal Ethics (ICMJE).

http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/, Three complete set of documents, i.e., manuscript, (with abstract, keywords, references, table and figure along with legends), copyright form and ethical committee or declaration.

We encourage electronic submission on our website (www.innovpub.org). The preferred word format is word document. Acceptable formats for pictures, photographs, charts, graphs and figures is JPEG and table should be in txt format. All fill be the formatted using 10 point Times New Roman font. All pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with the title page.

Each manuscript received by the journal by electronically, is assigned a reference number and acknowledged on mail. Use reference number for further communication related to manuscript. If you do not received acknowledgement within a day, please send us an email.

One author must be identified as the corresponding author. Editorial team will communicate with the corresponding author if any clarification or information is needed. Comments from reviewers will be transmitted to the corresponding author. It is expected that the corresponding author will respond to the journal’s queries after having consulted all the authors and will assume responsibility for all such communication as well as for the work as a whole.

Manuscript Arrangement and Contents

Manuscript should be arranged as follow:
Title page
Abstract
Introduction
Methods
Results
Discussion
Acknowledgement
Author declaration (Conflict of interest, Source of funding etc.)
References
Tables and figures along with legends

Title page: This should contain the title, running title, names of all the authors, with designation, department and affiliation/institution with location, where the work was performed, name of the corresponding author. Names of authors should appear in the order of copyright form.
The running title should not exceed 10 words.

The name, telephone and fax numbers, and complete e-mail and postal addresses of the author to whom communications and requests for offprints are to be sent should be mentioned in the title page.
In general, the use of abbreviations is discouraged unless they help in improving the readability of the text. The expanded form of each abbreviation should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.


Abstract: The abstract (250 words) should be structured and divided into four section: Introduction/Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion(s). It should be a concise and accurate summary of the article and should not contain abbreviations, tables, figures, footnotes or references. It should not draw conclusions stronger or more expansive than those in the body of the paper. Briefly, the background should explain why the study was done, the methods provide how the study was done, the results provide the salient results along with important data and the conclusions briefly highlight the message of the study.

Introduction: The introduction should state why the study was carried out and what the specific aims of the study were, its importance and goals. It should not describe the background for the study (the available knowledge). It should be brief but complete enough for the reader to understand the reasons for the study without having to read previous publications.

Methods: The validity of a study is judged by the methods used. These should be described in sufficient detail to permit evaluation and duplication of the work by others. The following should be described in this section, i.e., Study design, Setting, Selection of participants, Interventions, Methods of measurement, Data collection and processing, Loss of data such as dropouts or patients lost to follow up, Outcome measures: primary and secondary, Statistical methods used,
Ethical guidelines followed by the investigators. Drugs names should be International Non-proprietary Names, if a drug has no International Non-Proprietary Names full chemical name must be used. All procedures involved experimental animals or human subject must accompany a statement on ethical approval from appropriate ethics committee.

Reports of randomized, controlled trails should follow the recommendations of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trails (CONSORT) statement.

Reporting guidelines for specific study designs:

Initiative

Type of Study

Source

CONSORT

Randomized controlled trials

http://www.consort-statement.org/

STARD

Studies of diagnostic accuracy

http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/stard/

QUOROM

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673699041495

STROBE

Observational studies

http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/strobe/

PRISMA

Systematic Review of Controlled Trials 

http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/prisma/

CARE

Case reports

http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/care/

Statistics

The following information should be given:

The statistical universe, i.e. the population from which the sample for the study is selected

Method of selecting the sample (subjects, animals, etc. from the statistical universe)

Method of allocating the subjects into different groups

Statistical methods used for presentation and analysis of data (e.g. mean and standard deviation values or percentage values), and statistical tests (e.g. Student’s t test, chi-square test, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests and multivariate techniques)

Exact p values should be provided.

Confidence intervals for measurements should be provided wherever appropriate.

The software package (name and version) used for statistical analysis should be specified.

Results: These should be concise and include only the tables and figures necessary to enhance understanding of the text. Results should be presented in a logical, sequential order that parallels the organization of the methods section. Data presented in tables and figures should not be duplicated in the text. Drug names, wherever used, should be generic. If the use of proprietary names is deemed a must for the study, generic names should be mentioned in parentheses.

Units of Measurement

SI units should be used. When reporting values for commonly studied components such as cholesterol, blood glucose, blood urea and creatinine, report the value in SI units with traditional units given in parentheses. Temperature should be expressed in degrees Celsius and blood pressure in mmHg.

Discussion: The discussion should summarize how the study findings add to the current knowledge, provide explanations for the findings, compare the study’s findings with available studies, discuss the limitations of the study and the implications for future research. Only those published articles directly relevant to interpreting the results and placing them in context should be referenced. This section should conclude with a brief summary statement. The conclusion should be based on and justified by the results of the study. The particular relevance of the results to healthcare in India should be stressed. Conclusions regarding cost-benefit should be drawn only if a specific economic analysis formed a part of the study design.

References: These should conform to the ICMJE style. References should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text and these numbers should be inserted above the lines (superscripted) on each occasion the reference is cited (e.g. Pandey1 confirmed other reports2,3...). References included at the end of a sentence or part of a sentence should be placed after the punctuation mark. References cited only in tables or in legends to figures should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Avoid using abstracts as references. For papers accepted but not yet published mention the name of the journal, the year of publication and add ‘in press’ in parentheses. Information from papers submitted for publication but not accepted should be cited in the text as ‘unpublished observations’ with written permission from the source. Avoid citing a ‘personal communication’ unless it is essential; such citations must list in parentheses.

At the end of the article, the full list of references should include the names of authors, the full title of the journal article or book chapters; the title of journals abbreviated according to the Index Medicus style (www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html) the year of publication, the volume number, issue number and the first and final page numbers of the article or chapter. If there are six or fewer authors in the study being cited, the names of all the authors should be given. If there are more than six authors, the names of the first six authors should be given followed by et al. The authors should check that the references are accurate; lack of accuracy may result in the rejection of an otherwise adequate manuscript. Some examples of common forms of references are:
 

  1. Errami M, Garner H. A tale of two citations. Nature 2008;451(7177):397–99.
  2. Watkins PJ. ABC of Diabetes. 5th ed. London: Blackwell Publishing; 2003.
  3. Simons NE, Menzies B, Matthews M. A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering. London: Thomas Telford Publishing; 2001.
  4. Goldacre B. Dore – the media’s miracle cure for dyslexia. Bad Science. Weblog. Available from: http://www.badscience.net/2008/05/dore-the-medias-miracle-cure-fordyslexia/#more-705 [Accessed 19th June 2015].
  5. Goldacre B. Trivial Disputes. Bad Science. Weblog. Available from: http://www.badscience.net/2008/02/trivial-disputes-2/ [Accessed 19th June 2015].
  6. Department of Health. Living well with dementia: a national dementia strategy. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/living-well-withdementia-strategy [Accessed 4th June 2015].
  7. Smith A. Making mathematics count: the report of Professor Adrian Smith’s inquiry into post?14 mathematics education. London: The Stationery Office; 2004.
  8. Pears R, Shields G. Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. Palgrave study skills. 10th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave; 2016.
  9. Ramalho R, Helffrich G, Schmidt DN, Vance D. Tracers of uplift and subsidence in the Cape Verde archipelago. J Geological Soc 2010;167(3):519–38. Available from: doi:10.1144/0016-76492009-056.
     

Tables: Each table with the table number (in Roman numerals) and title above the table, and explanatory notes below the table. Tables should be so arranged that comparisons of interest are horizontal (across columns) and from left-to-right. The numbers of observations for each column or row (n) and marginal totals should be provided where appropriate. All abbreviations and symbols in the table must be explained in the footnote(s) to the table, even if the expanded forms have already been mentioned in the text. The units of measure must be mentioned.

Figures: Glossy prints of high quality should be submitted. Only high contrast/ quality of figures that are essential shall be accepted, Rasterized based files (i.e. with .tiff or .jpeg extension) require a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Line art should be supplied with a minimum resolution of 800 dpi. The labelling must be clear and neat. All photomicrographs should indicate the magnification of the print. Use arrows or letters in contrast with the background to indicate special features. Please do not use a hard pencil or ballpoint pen. Colour illustrations will be accepted if they make a contribution to the understanding of the manuscript. Do not use clips on photographs and artwork.

Legends: These should be typed along with figure or table or with number. Should correspond with the order in which the figure are presented in the text. The legend must include enough information to permit interpretation of the figure without reference to the text. Any labels or abbreviations within the figure must be explained in the legend.

Journal Policy

Authorship

An author is someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a study.

According to the ICMJE, authorship require all the following conditions to be met:

  1. Authors listed on the manuscript should have contributed significantly to the design or implementation of the experiment or the analysis and interpretation of the data.
  2. Authors should have been involved in the writing of the manuscript at the draft and any revision sate
  3. Final approval of the version to be published.

All authors should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. All authors must sign an undertaking accepting responsibility for the submitted manuscript. The order of authors in copyright should be decided by all the authors. The journal strongly discourages alterations in the sequence or deletion/addition of authors at any time after submission of the manuscript.

Language
Please write your manuscript in good English either American or British usage, but not mixture of these. Manuscript has been spell and grammar checked. Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to contact us on editor@innovativepublication.com

Acknowledgement

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgement section.

Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest exists when a financial or personal relationship of the author may inappropriately influence his or her actions. Conflicts may be personal, commercial, political, academic, or financial. Conflicts, or their absence, must be stated in writing by all authors at the time of submission of the article. The Journal may use information disclosed in conflict of interest and financial interest statements as a basis for editorial decisions. Sources of full or partial funding or other support for the research must be declared. For more information please see www.icmje.org

Copyright

Authors must agree in writing to transfer to the Journal the copyright for all material submitted, in case of its publication by the Journal. The published manuscript may not be reproduced elsewhere, without the prior written permission of the Journal.

Ethics committee approval

All articles dealing with original human or animal data must include a statement on ethics approval.

Protection of human subjects and animals in research

When the submitted manuscript involves experiments performed on human and animals subjects, including healthy volunteers, authors should adhere to the declaration which indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. The procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the author’s Institutional Ethics Committee. Any possible adverse consequences of the work for populations or individual organisms must be weighed against the possible gains in knowledge and its practical applications. All animal work must specifically require authors to include details of animal welfare and relevant details of steps taken to ameliorate suffering in all work and adhere to a high standard of veterinary care.

Informed Consent

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. All information which could verify Identity of patients, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, etc., unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives explicit written informed consent for publication.

Plagiarism

Authors should be aware that the IP Innovative Publication Pvt. Ltd. uses plagiarism detector software, to ensure originality and integrity of material published in the journal. If plagiarized contained more than 25 % the author may be asked to rewrite the manuscript.  Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large numbers of text have been copy and pasted without appropriate and unambiguous attribution. The use of copied sentences, even when present within quotation marks, is highly discouraged. Instead, the information of the original research should be expressed by the new manuscript author’s own words, and a proper citation given at the end of the sentence. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and manuscripts will be rejected or papers withdrawn after publication based on unethical actions by the authors. In addition, authors may be sanctioned for future publication. When someone presents works of other data, tables, figures, contents etc. as if they were publish his/her own and without proper reference or acknowledgements. https://publicationethics.org/

Duplicate publication

The Journal strongly disapproves of dual submission, i.e. the submission of the same article to different journals for consideration for publication. The authors must give an undertaking stating that the manuscript has not been submitted to another journal for consideration for publication nor has a substantial part of it been published previously. They should disclose details of any similar or closely-related paper(s) previously published, in press or those currently under review at another Journal. In case the manuscript has already been published elsewhere in any form, details of such publication including a copy of the submitted/published manuscript and the reason for submission in the present form must be stated at the time of submission. If dual submission or duplicate publication is found to have occurred, the manuscript will be rejected and the authors barred from future submissions. The Journal may also send this information to the head of the institution where the authors work with a request for an inquiry in the matter. The Journal may also publish such correspondence in its pages to inform its readers of scientific misconduct and such papers may be retracted.

Rejection

Based on the comments of reviewers of the Journal, manuscripts found unsuitable for publication will be rejected. The corresponding author will be informed of the rejection, and comments of the reviewers, if relevant, will be provided.

 

 

 



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