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Instructions to Authors

Submission of manuscript:
• Authors should submit manuscript in word file (.doc file) along with signed Copyright Form to the editor via e-mail (editor.ijhsr@gmail.com, editor.ijhsr@yahoo.com).
• Authors are strictly instructed not to submit plagiarised article or article already published anywhere. Kindly read our policy on plagiarism.
• Accepted articles will be acknowledged and processed further. If author doesn’t receive status of article within 30 days from the date of submission, kindly enquire by email.
• Acceptance or rejection of the manuscript would be decided after the decision of editorial team.

Preparation of Manuscript:
• Authors are requested to write category of article (Original Research Article, Short Communication, Review Article, Case Report) under which they want to publish it.
• Author’s/Co-author’s should write their email ID in title page with full affiliation details (present working address with designation).
• Authors should keep their manuscripts as short as possible.
• Page number should appear in the lower right hand corner of each page, beginning with the title page.
• The language of manuscript must be simple and explicit.
• Author’s / Co-author’s name or any other identification should not appear anywhere in the body of the manuscript to facilitate blind review.

We accept manuscript under following categories:
• Original Research Articles
• Review Articles
• Short communications
• Case report/study

Word Limit
The manuscript should be written within the word limit according to the category of article as mentioned below. This word limit does not include Abstract.
• Original Research Article: 7000
• Short Communication: 3000
• Review Article: 7000
• Case Report/Study: 3000

Research Areas

Research Papers and Articles may be from one of the following broad areas:
Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Neurology, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Anesthesiology, Community Medicine, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Audiology & Speech Therapy, Paramedical sciences, Nursing, Health and Hospital Management, Health Informatics, Genetics, Biodiversity & Conservation, Pathology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Occupational and Environmental sciences, Molecular Biology, Applied Biology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Dietetics & Nutrition, Yoga, Ayurveda etc.

Manuscript Instructions

Please communicate with us electronically and send your manuscript as an attachment in MS word. Don’t send article in PDF format. Manuscripts should be prepared using font size 12, Times New Roman, and Styles- No Spacing; Page Layout: Margins (Normal- 1” from all sides), Size (Letter- 8.5” *11”) and aligned left. All pages should be numbered sequentially. Manuscripts should be written in good scientific language, nomenclature and standard international units should be used. Authors are requested to write category of article (Original Research Article, Short Communication, Review Article, Case Report) under which they want to publish it.

Originality: All articles submitted for publication in IJHSR should be original material. The submission should have been made exclusively to IJHSR and must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The first author should certify to this effect. Any author/s found to falsify or mislead the editors will be disqualified from future submissions to IJHSR.

Original Research Article
Original Research Article should be submitted under following headings in one file.
• Name of Authors (write FULL NAME in sequence)
• Affiliation Details (Present working address with designation), Email ID of all the authors/co-authors.
• Statistical Analysis
• ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (if applicable)

The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with contact number and e-mail information. Present addresses of authors should appear as a footnote.

The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be upto 250 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

Key Words
Write relevant key words upto six.

The Introduction should be concise and define the scope of the work in relation to other work done in the same field. Purpose of the study, aims & objectives and significance of the study should be mentioned in Introduction section.

Materials and Methods should be complete enough and clearly describe the experiments and techniques used in the study. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Write this section in past tense.

Statistical Analysis
The details of statistical tests used and the level of significance should be stated. If more than one test is used it is important to indicate which groups and parameters have been subjected to which test. Write name of software and version used for data analysis.

Results should be combined and presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author(s)'s experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be expressed preferably in the form of table. Don’t repeat same findings in table as well as in graphs/figures.

The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic.
This section should deal with the interpretation, rather than recapitulation of results. It is important to discuss the new and significant observations in the light of previous work. Discuss also the weaknesses or pitfalls in the study. New hypotheses or recommendations can be put forth. Avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the data. Repetition of information given under Introduction and Results should be avoided.

State the conclusions in a few sentences in lucid manner at the end of the paper. Conclusions must be drawn considering the strengths and weaknesses of the study. Emphasize clinical significance of the study.

Author(s) may acknowledge the support obtained in the study. It should be typed in a new page. Acknowledge only persons who have contributed to the scientific content or provided technical support. Sources of financial support should be mentioned.

Tables should be kept as minimum as possible and placed at appropriate place in the text and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph forms or repeated in the text. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word.
Don’t keep tables/figures at the end of article. All the tables/figures should be kept at appropriate place in the text of article where you have mentioned about these tables/figures. All the tables/figures should be mentioned in text of article.

Figure legends: Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Figures can be attached as JPEG file.

The references may be cited in Vancouver style or Oxford style.
Avoid citing abstracts as references.
Each reference should be assigned a number, consecutively in the order of mention in the text.
References are to be cited in the text by superscribed number and should be in the order in which they appear. The original number should be reused each time the same reference is cited in the text. The number should be placed in the text as superscript inside bracket and in bold & blue color like [1], outside the full-stops and commas and inside colons and semi-colons. When multiple references are cited at a given place in the text, use a hyphen to join the first and last numbers that are inclusive and use commas to separate non-inclusive numbers (2-5,7,10).
For Vancouver style, reference numbers should be in increasing order like 1,2,3,4,5…. throughout the text of article starting from INTRODUCTION section. Don’t write reference number in ABSTRACT.
The list of references should be given at the end of the paper. If there are 3 or less authors, mention name of all the authors. Where there are more than 3 authors, use et al after the third author.
References mentioned in text of article must be shown in REFERENCE section and vice-versa.


All the references must be correct, complete and in Vancouver style. Write references in following style.

For Book:
Author (s) name. Title of book. Edition of book (if later than 1st ed.). Place of Publication: Publisher Name; Year of Publication. Page number (if applicable).
Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Fundamentals of Research. 2nd ed. New Delhi: New Era Publication; 2004.

For Journal Articles:
Authors name. Title of article. Title of journal. Publication year; Volume (Issue): Page No.
Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Int J Health Sci Res. 2013;3(9):1-6.

For Webpages:
Author. Title of publication [type of medium – Internet]. Place of publication (if available): Publisher (if available); Date of publication – year month day (supply year if month and day not available) [updated year month day; cited year month day]. Available from: web address.
Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus [Internet]. 2013 [updated 2013 Sept. 10; cited 2013 Oct 14]. Available from http://www.ijhsr.org

For Reports and other Government Publications:
Author(s). Title of report. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication – year, month (if applicable). Total number of pages if applicable e.g. 24 p. Report No.: (if applicable)
Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Mumbai: New Era Publisher; 2014. 24p. Report No.: GHI224

For Conference Papers:
Author(s) name. Title of Paper. In: Editor (s) name or Organization name. Title of conference; Date of conference; Place of conference. Place of publication: Publisher’s name; Year of publication. p. Page numbers. Example:
Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In: Patel SS, Jacko AG. 10th International Conference on Health Informatics; 2001 Jan 4-6; Mumbai, India. New Era Publisher; 2001. p. 202-210.

Don’t write qualifications of authors, hospitals’ name, any star marks etc. in references.

Review Process:

Articles will usually be acknowledged upon receipt.
Author(s) have to submit duly signed Copyright form at the time of submission of manuscript before acceptance of article. Click Here to download Copyright Form. All scientific papers will be independently peer reviewed to determine the originality of research and the viability of publication.
Anonymity of authors/institutions and referees to each other shall be maintained so that the review process remains uninfluenced. Reviewers' comments may be sent to authors when revisions to the paper are found necessary. Generally the review process takes about 15-20 days from the date of submission. The editorial decision is final. The editorial board reserves the right to make revisions aimed at greater clarity or conformity of style. Read more...

General Instructions

Articles must be submitted with the understanding that they have not been published anywhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal. The Corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other co-authors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the necessary approval of the competent authority of the concerned institution.

Authors should ensure that the text, tables, and figures/plates are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times New Roman, Font Size 12).
Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the corresponding author before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition for submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. The inclusion and deletion of author(s) name will not be permitted after the preparation of proofs. All enquiries concerning the publication of submitted/accepted papers should be addressed to editor.ijhsr@gmail.com or editor.ijhsr@yahoo.com.

Authors are instructed to go through Publication Policy and Terms & Conditions of this journal.

Copyright Policy

Authors must sign Copyright Form available on our website www.ijhsr.org before publication of article. By signing copyright form, author(s) are agreed to abide by Publication Policy and Terms & Conditions of this journal.

All rights are reserved with the journal- International Journal of Health Sciences and Research (IJHSR). All the authors must sign a copyright transfer form of IJHSR at the time of submission of manuscript before publication of articles.

Policy on Plagiarism

Address for Correspondence

All correspondence to editor should be done by email at following ID.
Email: editor.ijhsr@gmail.com

Check List for Author(s) before submitting manuscript:

1. Please check category of article under which you want to publish your article.
2. Check for complete and correct Affiliation details (present working address with designation) of all authors/co-authors with email ID. Don’t forget to write email ID of all the authors/co-authors.
3. ABSTRACT: Check for Abstract with Key words.
4. Author(s) are advised to ensure that all reference numbers should be written in increasing order throughout the text of article, if references are cited in Vancouver style.
5. Word limit: Check word limit for particular category of your article. It should be less than 7,000 words excluding Abstract and Reference sections for Original Research Article. For Short Communication (upto 3,000), Review Article (upto 7,000), Case Report (upto 3,000). ABSTRACT should be less than 250 words.
6. Links/Hyperlinks: Make sure there is no link/hyperlink in article. Article should not be in two columns. Article must be in one column. Manuscript must not contain footnote or endnote.
7. Manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font size 12 and Styles- No Spacing; Page Layout: Margins (Normal- 1” from all sides), Size (A4- 8.27” *11.69”).