Title page contains title of the manuscript in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, title case (font size 12) followed by the address of authors in normal face, lower case (font size 12). Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames. Full names may be given in some instances to avoid confusion. Followed by the author names, please provide the complete postal address or addresses with pin code number of the place(s), where the research work has been carried out. If the publication originates from several institutes, the affiliation of each author should be clearly stated by using superscript Arabic numbers after the name and before the institute. The author to whom correspondence should be directed must be indicated with an asterisk.
Manuscripts should be divided into the following section titles (normal face, upper case) and subtitles in each section (bold face, lower case):
An abstract not exceeding 300 words (for Short Communications between 60 and 80 words) should be provided typed on a separate sheet.
Up to 3-6 keywords must be provided in alphabetical order, preferably taken from Index Medicus. These keywords should be typed at the end of the abstract.
It should be a concise statement of the background to the work presented, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced. It should be started in a separate page after keywords.
Materials and Methods:
It shall be started as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All-important materials and equipments, the manufacturer's name and, if possible, the location should be provided. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.
The important results of the work should be clearly stated and illustrated where necessary by tables and figures. The statistical treatment of data and significance level of the factors should be stated wherever necessary. Data that is not statistically significant need only to be mentioned in the text - no illustration is necessary.
This section should deal with the interpretation of results, making the readers to understanding of the problem taken and should be logical. The discussion should state the scope of the results, which need to be further explored. Results and discussion of the work can also be combined under one section, Results and Discussion.
Concisely summarizes the principal conclusions of the work and highlights the wider implications. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.
Acknowledgements as well as information regarding funding sources should be provided.
Citations of literature within the text must be presented in numerical order and should be set in square brackets, thus [1, 12]. The cited literatures are also collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading 'References'. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the index medicus.
Please note the following examples.
Pressley T.A., Duran M.J., Pierre S.V. Regions conferring isoform-specific function in the catalytic subunit of the Na,K-pump. Front. Biosci. J. Virtual Library. 2005;10:2018–2026.
Price E.M., Lingrel J.B. Structure–function relationships in the sodium–potassium ATPase alpha subunit: site-directed mutagenesis of glutamine-111 to arginine and asparagine-122 to aspartic acid generates a ouabain-resistant enzyme. Biochemistry. 1988;27:8400–8408.
Riant F., et al. ATP1A2 mutations in 11 families with familial hemiplegic migraine. Hum. Mutation. 2005;26:281.
Chapter in a book:
Book Chapter: Goadsby PJ. Pathophysiology of headache. In: Wolff's headache and other head pain. Silberstein SD, Lipton RB, Dalessio DJ (eds). 7th ed. Oxford, England, Oxford University Press, 2001, pp 57-72
Should each be typed on a separate page, numbered in sequence with the body of the text. Tables should be headed with a short, descriptive caption. They should be formatted with horizontal lines only: vertical ruled lines are not required. Footnotes to tables should be indicated with a), b), c) etc. and typed on the same page as the table.
Should be on separate pages but not inserted with in the text. All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited. Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining in detail the contents of the figure and are to be typed under the figures. Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word. Alternatively photographs can be submitted as JPEG images. Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows, numbers or letters used in the illustrations should not be written on the illustration itself but should be clearly explained in the legend. Avoid inserting a box with key to symbols, in the figure or below the figure. All Tables and Figures captions and legends should be typed on a separate page.
Page proofs are sent to the designated author through e-mail. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within 48 hours of receipt.
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Journal of Medical Science is organized by RA publications, a self supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the Journal is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors. The handling fees are required to meet maintenance of the journal. Being an Open Access Journal, Journal of Medical Science and Technology does not receive payment for subscription, as the articles are freely accessible over the internet. Authors of articles are required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication. Currently 100 US dollars is the processing and publication charges for all types of articles. For Indian and Mauritian authors 5400 INR is been fixed irrespective of the dollar rate.