|International Journal of Medical Research|
GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
Manuscript submission must be performed via an electronic submission system. The International Journal of Medical Research guarantees
a quick peer-review process which will be finished within a maximum of
two month, followed by a period for proof-corrections and 'online first'
(before print) publication which will not exceed one additional month.
Types of Papers
-Original Articles: full length experimental or clinical research articles providing innovative knowledge to the biomedical literature.
-Brief Reports (Short Communications): short reports on new results of special interest which not exceed 4 printed pages (approx. 1500 words).
-Review Articles: "Mini reviews", "Literature reviews" or "Meta analyses" gathering information on a specialized field and written by experienced authors are welcome as both solicited and unsolicited.
presenting untested original hypotheses backed up solely by a survey of
previously published results rather than any new evidence.
comments analyzing the outcome and emphasizing the importance of an
article in the same issue of the Journal in which they appear.
-Commentary Letters (Letters to the Editor): responses
to articles published in previous issues of the Journal of Experimental
and Integrative Medicine reflecting a basis of scientific discussion
among qualified academicians.
The language of the journal is English.
submitted for publication must contain a statement to the effect that
all studies have been approved by the appropriate ethics committee and
have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards
laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. It should also be stated
clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior
to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the
identity of the subjects under study should be omitted.
of a manuscript implies that the work has not been published before,
that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its
publication has been approved by all co-authors as well as by the
responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried
out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible if
there should be any claims for compensation.Authors wishing to include figures,
tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are
required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include
evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their
papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to
be originated from the authors.
The editors reserve the right to
reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned
requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements
or failure to fulfill the above-mentioned requirements.
Conflicts of Interest; authors
must indicate whether or not they have a financial relationship with
the organization that sponsored the research. This note should be added
in a separate section before the reference list. If no conflict exists,
authors should state: The authors declare that they have no conflict of
Manuscript Submission and Preparation
have to be submitted online. Electronic submission substantially
shortens the time for editorial and reviewing processes.
the title page should include a concise and informative name for the
article accompanied by a short title to used as running head, full
name(s) and affiliations of all author(s) and standard mailing plus
e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding
following the title page, a summary of the entire article should be
outlined in subsections as follows; a statement of the work's purpose in
'objective', followed by a brief description of the study's design in 'methods' and a clear declaration of the 'results', and finally, a concise presentation of the 'conclusions' have to be given.
review articles, the abstract should be separated into 2 to 4
paragraphs including an introductory viewpoint, information and
discussion around the main theme and final considerations, without
specifically named subheadings. The abstract should not contain any
undefined abbreviations or unspecified references and should not exceed
Keywords: 3 to 6 keywords have to be used for indexing purposes. The keywords may be placed on the title page or under the abstract.
manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format. The authors are
suggested to use double spaced 12-point Times New Roman letters with 2.5
cm margins on A4 pages (or 1 inch margins on Letter sheets).
with the title page, please use the automatic page numbering function
to number the pages and do not use field functions. Use tab stops or
other commands for indents, not the space bar. Use the table function,
not spreadsheets, to make tables.
Abbreviations should be defined at
first mention and used consistently thereafter. If the article includes
an excessive number of abbreviations, the authors should additionally
add a list for all abbreviations used.
Generic names of drugs and
chemicals are preferred; if trade names are used, the generic name
should be given at least at first mention. In so for as possible,
authors should use systematic names similar to those used by Chemical
Abstract Service or IUPAC.
The text must be sectioned and ordered as 'Introduction', '(Materials and) Methods', 'Results', 'Discussion', 'Acknowledgments' (if any) and 'References'. A gathered 'Results and Discussion' section
should be avoided. Each section should begin on a separate page. The
discussion should end with one or more concluding paragraphs without a
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc
should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The
names of funding organizations should be written in full.
Reference citing and styling: please cite references with Arabic numbers in squared parentheses and list them by the order in which they appear in the text.
list of references should only include works that are cited in the text
and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal
communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the
text. All authors names (without et al) of the cited work have to listed
Examples for typing references in the list:
-Journal article; Santoni
G, Morelli MB, Santoni M, Nabissi M. New deals on the transcriptional
and post-transcriptional regulation of TRP channel target genes during
the angiogenesis of glioma. J Exp Integr Med 2011; 1:221-34.
-Article by DOI (digital object identifier); Yuen
HK, Westwater C, DeGarmo J, Bandyopadhyay D. Immediate effect of
xylitol chewing gum and mouth rinse on salivary levels of mutans
streptococci in adults with systemic sclerosis: a pilot study. J Exp
Integr Med 2011; doi:10.5455/jeim.221111.br.009.
V. Retinal degenerative disorders. In: Ozone. A new medical drug. 2nd
edition, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp 133–145, 2011.
Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal's name according to the ISSN list of title word abbreviations; see http://www.issn.org/2-22660-LTWA.php.
-Book chapter; Barry
M, Meigs JB. The natural history of benign prostatic hyperplasia. In:
Lepor H (ed) Prostatic Diseases, Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 106-115,
-Online document; The inside story: a guide to indoor air quality. In: U.S. EPA/Office of Air and Radiation Available via http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/insidestory.html (Accessed 18 December 2011).
S. Assessment of lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymes to
determine oxidant stress in rat lung induced by hyperbaric oxygen
treatment at different doses and intervals. Dissertation, Gulhane
Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey, 1998.
tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals and to be placed after
references. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive
numerical order. For each table, please supply a table caption
explaining the components of the table. Any previously published
material has to be identified by giving the original source in the form
of a reference at the end of the table caption.
Figures: figures must be submitted, in the form of TIFF or JPG (JPEG) files and with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi,
separately. Please do not embed the figures in the word document. The
figures will automatically be incorporated into the final pdf document
by the online manuscript tracking system. Legends for the figures have
to be placed at the end of the main document after tables. Identify
previously published material by giving the original source in the form
of a reference citation at the end of the figure legend. All figures are
to be numbered using Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in
text in consecutive numerical order. Cite your figure files with "Fig"
and the figure number (e.g., Fig.1). Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc).
figures are free of charge for online publication, but if they wish to
have them published in the printed journal the expenses have to be paid
by the authors.