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  • Manuscript Submission Invite
    International Journal of Rare Diseases & Orphan Drugs is inviting manuscript submissions and currently accepting original research articles, review articles, clinical reports, case studies, short communications, perspectives, and commentaries.
    Please see the details at: /Aging/Manuscript_Invite.pdf

    Manuscript Submission Guidelines
    The procedure of submitting a manuscript is easy and quick. Submit a manuscript to:

    Submission Process
    Please follow following steps to submit the manuscript to the Journal of Aging & Age Related Diseases.

    Step 1. Download the Manuscript Submission Form:
    Step 2. Enter manuscript and author information in the Manuscript Submission Form.
    Step 3. Prepare the manuscript by following the author guidelines as described on this page.
    Step 4. Send the full manuscript with the Manuscript Submission Form to journal’s editorial office at
    aging@jscimedcentral.com with email subject line: “Manuscript Submission for Journal of Aging & Age Related Diseases”

    Editorial office will send an email to corresponding author confirming the receipt of manuscript within 48 hours of submission.

    Additional Guidelines
    Submissions: Please follow the steps outlined in submission process section above. All the manuscripts must be submitted to the email: aging@jscimedcentral.com. All the manuscripts submitted should be in Word (docx, doc) format. There is no page limit concerning the length of the manuscript.
    Submission Terms and Conditions: The author must provide a Manuscript Submission Form including a declaration that the submitted work has not been published elsewhere. It is the author’s sole responsibility that articles publishing from institutions have necessary approvals if needed.
    Peer Review Processing: All the articles submitted will undergo double blind peer review processing to meet international standards. The editor handles the complete editorial process of the articles and peer reviewers remain anonymous to the authors. The editor’s decisions are strictly followed for quality of publications.
    Quality Control: Our quality control team will help to analyze the quality of the manuscripts as per international standards. Plagiarism is a strictly prohibited and plagiarized manuscript will be rejected. Before submission of a manuscript, author should make sure that content in the manuscript is not copied from any other published work.

    Manuscript Templates
    We are providing following forms and manuscript templates to assists authors in organizing their manuscripts for the submission to the Journal of Aging & Age Related Diseases.
    Note: Each submission must contain a Manuscript Submission Form and a manuscript document.

    Manuscript Formatting Guidelines
    1. Types and Word Limit for Manuscripts
    2. Research Article: These articles provide the clear description of new findings with significance impact on the field. The word limit is 5000 or fewer words excluding references and legends.
      Review Article: These articles provide the systematic insights of latest advancements and current happenings. The word limit is 5000 or fewer words excluding references and legends.
      Mini Review: These articles provide the organized insights that are of broad interest. The word limit is 1500-2500 or fewer words excluding references and legends.
      Case Report: These articles provide detailed report on specific clinical cases. The word limit is 1500-2500 or fewer words excluding references and legends.
      Perspectives/Commentaries: These articles provide discussions of suitable data analyses or of thematic concerns to emerge from current scientific meetings. The word limit is 1500-2500 or fewer words excluding references and legends.
      Short Communication: These articles briefly communicate a clear description of new findings. The word limit is 1500-2500 or fewer words excluding references and legends.
      Editorial: Editorials convey views on any theme relevant to the journal's concerns and contain no more than 1200 words excluding references.
      Letters: Letters could be of two types: Opinion Letters and Letter to the Editor. Both are written by the editor and convey any view/perspectives on current research interests or problems. The word limit is 1200 words excluding references. There should be no figures and tables in this type of manuscript.

    3. Manuscript Organization
    4. Title: The title must be precise, self-explanatory and short. Avoid using abbreviations when possible. The title must be presented in the title case excluding conjunctions, prepositions and articles. The font size of the title should be Times New Roman 15, bold and centered.
      Abstract: Each manuscript must contain an abstract of no more than 300 words for all research/review/case study articles. The abstract needs to be concise, informative, and self-explanatory of the work and must be free from citations.
      Keywords: For review and research articles, keywords remain mandatory. Keywords should be precisely picked from the manuscript which is most commonly used in the article.
      Introduction: This section should lay a strong background for the study leaving the readers able to understand the purpose and need for the study. This section should contain citations from supporting papers.
      Materials and Methods: This section should provide detailed procedures if the techniques are new and if they are applied from well established procedures, they should be cited. This section can have multiple subsections as per the number of methods and methodologies used. None of the techniques should be copied with the same data published in any other peer-reviewed journals.
      Results and Discussion: This section should describe the results and interpretations of the above experiments. This section can be described in a single paragraph or with multiple subheadings. None of the content/data should be copied.
      Conclusion: This should clearly explain the author’s thoughts, highlights and limitations of the study.
      Acknowledgements: The author could provide the names and grant information, if any, to express gratitude towards people (other than co-authors already listed in authors list) who directly supported the work and funding agency that provided the grant for the study.

    5. Figure Illustrations and Table Formatting
    6. Research is effectively communicated in the figures & tables section such as graphs, illustrations, diagrams or other visuals that play a significant role. Figures must be submitted only in high-resolution TIFF, PNG, JPEG, PSD or EPS formats. There is no limit to the number of figures and tables for the author to submit in a manuscript. Composite figures must be labeled A, B, C, etc. Figure legends are mandatory and each legend should not exceed 100 words. Numerical figure denotations must be mentioned in the text of the manuscript. Tables submitted must be in Word (.doc), Excel (.xls), and PowerPoint (.ppt) formats only. Each table must contain a brief title of no more than one sentence, placed above the table with the table number (e.g., Table 1). The legend and annotations should be placed below the table. Annotations may be used to explain abbreviations. All tables submitted must be cell bases, editable and short. Avoid using color shades in the table. Usage of special characters such as asterisks must be denoted below with the text explaining the denotation. Do not use any hyperlinked text in the tables. Table legends must not exceed 100 words.

    7. Reference Formatting
    8. Journal of Aging & Age Related Diseases uses the Vancouver referencing style that uses a numerical approach where sources cited in the text must be in numerical order according to their order of appearance. If the same piece of work is cited more than once then the same citation number should be used. References in the text should be in square brackets, e.g., [1,2,3], for a series of references, e.g., [1, 2-8].
    Reference Style: General style of reference is: Last Name Initials of First and Middle name, Last Name Initials of First and Middle name. Title of article. Journal short name. Year; Volume (Number): Full inclusive page numbers. Please include the URL of article in parenthesis – URL preferably from PubMed.

    Example: Hacke W, Kaste M, Bluhmki E, Brozman M, Dávalos A, Guidetti D, et al. Thrombolysis with alteplase 3 to 4.5 hours after acute ischemic stroke. N Engl J Med. 2008; 359: 1317-1329. (URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18815396)
    • Journal Article with less than 6 authors: Schneider LS, Dagerman KS, Insel P. Risk of death with atypical antipsychotic drug treatment for dementia: meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials. JAMA. 2005; 294: 1934-1943.
    • Journal Article with more than 6 authors: Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935: 40-46.
    • Book Reference: Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2002.
    • Chapter in a Book Reference: Misra NC, Misra S, Chaturvedi A. Carcinoma gallbladder. In: Johnson CD, Taylor I, editors. Recent advances in surgery. London: Churchill Livingstone. 1997; 69-87.
    • Conference proceedings: Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference, 2001 Sep 13-15. Leeds, UK. New York: Springer, 2002.
    • Dissertation: Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University. 2002.
    • General Link Reference: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

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