Author Guidelines

The procedure of submitting your manuscript is easy and quick. Authors must submit the manuscripts only in the form of a word document through email at submissions@jscimedcentral.com. There is no page limit related to the length of the manuscript.

Author Declaration

The author must attach a detailed cover letter, declaring the manuscript filed for submission as original and it is neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Author (s) is responsible for all the institutional approvals necessary prior to its publication if it is necessary.

Peer Review Processing

All the submitted manuscripts are subjected to double blind peer-reviewing to maintain the international publishing standards. The editor handles the entire editorial process and the editor’s decision remains final in considering or rejecting any article for publication.

Plagiarism & Quality Control

Although research is not possible without references, exact reproduction of the content leads to violation of copyrights. We aim to encourage the best publication practices by nurturing our journals free from plagiarism. Our quality control team constantly supports authors in maintaining quality with valid suggestions.

Article Types

JSciMed Central accepts Full Length Research Articles, Review Articles, Mini Reviews, Case Reports, Editorial, Letter to the Editor, Commentaries or Short Communication, Perspectives, and Conference Proceedings for publication.

Research Articles:

Research Articles are written based on the original laboratory observations or research in the clinical settings following the standard research design, methods and techniques for data collection. The author gathers empirical evidence from a representative sample size. The research article critically analyzes this data/observations using appropriate statistical tools and presents them with, tabulations, charts and diagrams to draws conclusions. Research articles must not exceed the word limit of 5000, barring references and legends and must strictly adhere to the prescribed format.

Review Articles

Review articles follow a specific format and rely on secondary data for analysis, from which it draws a conclusion.  Review articles shed light on the new dimensions of the existing phenomena, by critically analyzing the data. For example, a cardiac surgeon may write a review on the role of biopolymers in cardiac transplantations by referring to a series of existing research within 5000 words.

Mini Review

These are short and abridged reviews that shed light on a specific aspect of a broad research area within 1500-2000 words, excluding references and legends by following the prescribed research format.

Case Studies

Case studies exclusive study on a specific angle of a very broad research area. A psychiatrist may study the aging factor and gender in dementia cases among women by closely studying a particular female dementia patient within 3000-5000 words.  Case studies follow a prescribed research format.

Perspectives/commentaries are the viewpoints, discourses and observations of a seasonal practitioner that focuses on innovations and the latest developments of the existing practices and trends in fewer than 1500-2500 words excluding references and legends.

Editorials are the expert’s opinion on the existing or the latest practices, innovations and developments. Editorials don’t follow research methods, yet follow a format and referees the scientific data/findings to draw valid and new conclusions within 1200 words.

Letters may be of two types. The readers may write their views on the published information in the journal to the editor and the editor may also write a letter to the readers by highlighting any new developments in the journal or about an important aspect of the latest research findings, not exceeding 1000-1200 words.

Manuscript Formatting Guidelines

Title: Title must be precise, self-explanatory and short. Abbreviations need to be avoided to the extent possible. Except for the conjunctions, prepositions,and articles the manuscript title must be presented in title case, in Times New Roman, with a font size 15, should be in bold and centered.

Author Information includes complete information of the author (s) with their affiliations in the order of their contribution, along with the complete contact information of the corresponding author, which must include the complete name, affiliation, phone numbers and email address for all future communication.

Abstract: Each manuscript must contain an abstract of no more than 300 words. An abstract needs to be concise, informative, self-explanatory of the work and must be free from citations. The abstract must provide a summary of the entire article in nutshell.

Keywords: All research, review and case reports must present at least 5-6 keywords or important phrases from the manuscript that provides a glimpse of the article.

Introduction: The introduction should set the tone of the study by clearly stating the purpose of the study, explaining its significance, aim and scope by citing relevant research findings and statements as evidence.

Materials and Methods: This section should provide a complete overview of the research study, detailing the research techniques applied, the sample size, and the way the experiment is conducted. The data extracted from the study should be presented in the form of tables, figures, images etc., to make it more meaningful to the readers. 

Discussion: The data presented using formulae, equations etc., should be analyzed thoroughly applying the statistical methods to discuss the major observations from the study.  This is an important aspect of the study that should extract the entire outcome of the study.

Findings: This section draws important findings of the study making comparisons, applying probabilities and testing the hypothesis to prove or reject the statement made at the beginning of the study.

Conclusions, Limitations & Recommendations: Authors summarize the entire study by siting the limitations if any such as methods applied, or the sample size or methods employed to conduct this study. Author/s make specific recommendations to advance research in this area in the future.

Funding: The authors must acknowledge the funding agencies if any in their studies.

Acknowledgments: Author/s must acknowledge all the agencies, institutes and individuals that supported the study in the end.

Appendix: Questionnaires, Abbreviations, Full form all the abridged words and the jargons must be elaborated in this section to facilitate readers.

Figure Illustrations and Table Formatting: Research is communicated effectively only through figures & tables such as graphs, illustrations, diagrams or other visuals. Tables play a significant role and images must be submitted only in high-resolution in TIFF, PNG, JPEG or EPS formats. There is no limitation for the number of figures and tables to be included in the manuscript. Composite figures must be labeled A, B, C, etc. Legends are mandatory to explain an image or table that should not exceed 100 words. It is important that numerical equations and the tables in the manuscript should be submitted in Word (.doc), Excel (.xls), and PPT formats only. Each table must contain a brief caption of no more than one sentence, placed above the table with the table number. 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 Asters must be denoted below with the text explaining the denotation. Do not use any hyperlinked text in the tables. Table legends must not cross 100 words.

Reference Formatting

Reference Style: JSciMed Central uses Vancouver referencing style that is a number based referencing style generally used in medical and biomedical research. It follows a numerical approach. It refers to sources cited in the text in numerical order according to the order of appearance. If the same piece of work is cited more than once then the same citation number should be used. Each reference number should be enclosed within square brackets e.g. [2].

References format: Author(s) last name, Title, Journal Short Name, Year, Volume: Page numbers.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Book Reference: Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP. Operative obstetrics. 2nd edn. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2002.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

JSciMed Central follows a double peer-review system, where the reviewers' and authors’ names are not disclosed to ensure unbiased peer review. All the published articles are permanently archived under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

All the published manuscripts are inclusive of Article processing Charges where the author or the institution the author is affiliated with, can pay this fee once the article is accepted for publication. The published material is available free of cost for the point of access (the 'gold' open access model). The author may contact the editorial office to know more about the Processing charges.

Submit Manuscript

Articles should be submitted using our online submission link (OR) you can also email your manuscript as an attachment at submissions@jscimedcentral.com