Author's Instructions

Summary of the Editorial and Review Process

  1. A reference code is assigned to each manuscript.
  2. Potential reviewers are assigned to the manuscript by the editorial team.
  3. Reviewers inform the editorial team if the manuscript can be reviewed within the given timelines or not.
  4. The reviewers submit the review reports to the editor.
  5. The editorial team discusses the reports, and the final decision is made.
  6. The editor contacts the author with the decision.
  7. The final decision may include Acceptance, Rejection, Minor Revision, and Major Revision.

Preparing Files for Submission

We strongly encourage all authors to follow the below-given instructions before submitting the manuscript:

General instructions:   It is recommended that the manuscript text and figures must be submitted in Microsoft word format. Abbreviations should be spelled out in full forms, and a cover letter should be attached to the manuscript.

Ethical Consideration: Ethical approval should be declared wherever necessary by the authors. The name of the institutional review board should be mentioned in the manuscript. Research that includes human subjects should be according to the Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects.  

Informed Consent: If human subjects are involved in the study, the subject's detailed information and informed consent are compulsory.

Competing Interest: The authors are requested to disclose any competing interests they may have at the time of submission.

Acknowledgment: Contributors, probably the ones whose names are not present in the authorship list, must be acknowledged.

Source of Funding:  funding information must be declared.

Dual publication: it should be mentioned clearly if, in any case, any part of the article is published somewhere else, for example, results, table or figure. The authors should provide permission to reuse them in an open-access journal under the open-access license.

Figure & Tables Guidelines: Good quality figures should be used and placed properly. Each figure legend should be presented on the same page as its figure. It is recommended that the tables and graphs incorporated in the manuscript are editable. Distinct colour must be used, and the rainbow colour scale should be avoided. The graphs must be visible and should clearly depict the results. The axis must be labelled properly in the graphs. Units and legends must be well-defined.

Reference Guidelines: The reference list should include article titles and follow the Vancouver style of referencing. 

For e.g., Author's Names. Title of article. Abbreviated title of the journal. Year of publication; volume number (issue number): page numbers.

*Petitti DB, Crooks VC, Buckwalter JG, Chiu V. Blood pressure levels before dementia. Arch Neurol. 2005; 62(1):112-116

Starting the Process

To start the manuscript submission process, click on the make a submission link on the ‘Home’ page.

Checking Your Manuscript Status

After submission, you will receive an acknowledgment email. You can check the status of your manuscript at any time in the review process by accessing the system with your password.