American Journal of Advances in Medical Science is an international, open access, quarterly journal. The journal would like to create a platform for publication of articles related to advancement of scientific knowledge in all the branches of Medicine and allied Sciences. Our main objective is to promote research and propagate information in the field of medical sciences. We would like to publish Original research articles, Short communications, Review articles and Case reports in various specializations of medicine and allied sciences.
Article Preparation Guidelines
Corresponding and co-authors are required to sign, scan and send Copyright Transfer agreement (CTA) along with article. Providing the list of Referee (LR, desirable) is desirable for rapid publication of the article. However, communication to reviewers is completely at the discretion of editors of the journals. Articles submitted along with duly signed and scanned copies of CTA will only be considered for peer review process. If the manuscript is not accepted for publication or withdrawn by the author, the transfer of copyright to the publisher is automatically cancelled.
Covering letter: Corresponding authors are requested to submit their manuscript along with covering letter stating clearly the branch under which they intend to publish the submitted article. Covering letter should also include the type of manuscript they are submitting for publication.
Preparation of manuscript: Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with following guidelines for considering for peer review process and possible publication.
Page structure and components:
General Rules for Text
Articles should be prepared by using following guidelines.
Headings- Title, abstract, keywords, introduction, material and methods, experimental, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement and reference-Front: Times New Roman; Size: 12, Bold.
Whole text- Font: Times New Roman; Size: 12
Manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format only, typewritten in A4 size paper ( Portrait) with 1.5 spacing and Normal margin ( one inch in all sides). All textual components of the article should be type written by using Times New Roman font style and textual content should be justified.All the components of manuscript like tables, figures and photos should be embedded in same file, no separate files should be submitted for photos and figures.
- Table, figure and photo numbers should given with 1,2,3… letters. Like Table-1 or Figure-1 or Photo-1.
- The explanation, if any which is required to understand the data given in tables, figure and photos should given as footnote at the bottom of respective tables, figure and photos. ( Font style Times New Roman, Font size-12 and Bold normal face)
- Tables should be prepared by using the option available in MS-Word software, use of tables which are prepared in MS-Excel and inserted in the manuscript is strictly prohibited
- Tables should be prepared with ALL BORDER option.
- Column headings or caption in the tables should in bold face ( Font style- Times New Roman, Font size-12)
Preparation of manuscript
- First page of the article (Title page) of article should contain the title of article, name of the authors and their affiliations, addresses, abstract, key words and the email of corresponding author. Author names should be written as name followed by initials and corresponding author should be indicated by * mark as superscript
Single Author: For example Manjunath M or Nitesh NM
Multiple Authors: For example Nitish NM, Manjunath M and Neeran Singh.
- Title of the article and affiliations should be arranged by center option. The title shouldbold face, normal case
- Abstract should be presented in single paragraph by single spacing. Authors are requested to avoid using abbreviations in abstract of the articles. Abstract should be precise and not exceed 250 words.
- There should be minimum of four and maximum of six key words for all types of articles
Guidelines for preparing original research articles
- Original research articles should contain title page, introduction, material and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgement and reference (normal case, bold face) and these should be numbered as 1. 0 Introduction, 2.0 Materials and methods, 3.0 Results and discussions and 4.0 Conclusions. Numbering should not be done for acknowledgement and reference. These headings should be- normal case, Bold and font size 12. If any subsections are required, then they should be written as 2.1, 2.2……. to the corresponding sections.
- First page of the article is Title page and it should be prepared according to the guidelines provided in above section.Second page of the article should start from Introduction, followed by material and methods, experimental, results and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgement and reference. All these sections should be typewritten continuously.
Introduction: Introduction should be concise and lead to brief review of literature explaining the importance of study with suitable citations and rationale behind the investigation. Introduction should start from new page and should not be continuation to title page.
Materials and methods:
It should start as a continuation of Introduction on the same page. All important materials used during the course of work with their source should be mentioned. Methods used to carry out the work should be briefly explained. While reporting synthetic work, authors should include descriptions of new reactions and procedures, Experimental should include only one detailed representative example and if the same procedure is employed for preparing its analogous examples.
Results and Discussion:
The presentation of experimental details in the Results and Discussion section should be kept to minimum. Reiteration of information that is already made obvious in tables, figures, or materials and methods should be avoided. Discussion should deal with the interpretation of results, which may help the readers in better understanding of the problem taken and logical explanation should be given while arriving to a conclusion.
Contents of concise section should represent brief summary of conclusions of the work and may highlights the wider implications of outcome of the work. This section should not merely duplicate the contents of abstract
This section should be used to acknowledge the technical assistance, gifts of starting materials or reference samples or centers from which spectroscopic or any other analytical data is recorded during the course of the work.
This section can also be used to acknowledge the persons (other than authors) who have helped in interpretation of data or rendered technical assistance during the course of the work.
Authors should be astute in citing the literature in the article, unnecessarily long list of references should be avoided. Citations of literature within the text must be presented in numerical order and should be set in square brackets, that is like . The cited literature should be represented in chronological order in textual content as well in reference section.
The titles of the journals should be abbreviated according to the style used by the Index Medicus. The list of journals indexed, published annually, in the latest issue of the Index Medicus may be consulted.
Standard journal article
Colen SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Xenoorgan transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002; 347: 284-287.
- Volume with supplement
Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keyw C. Safety of atarvostatin with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002; 42 Suppl 2: S93-S99.
Books and Other Monographs
- 1. Personal author(s)
Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
- 2. Chapter in a book
Meltzer PS, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Cell tumors V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumor Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.
Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.
Pagedas AC, inventor; Ancel Surgical R&D Inc., assignee. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent US 20020103498. 2005 Aug 1.
Naya T. Medical techniques which may lower homicide rate. The Washington Post. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 .
Dictionary and similar references
Newman illustrated medical dictionary. 29th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2000. Filamin; p. 675.
Journal article on the Internet
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102 (6): [about 3 p.]. Available from: http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm
Body-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:http://www.Bodycancer-pain.org/.
Guidelines for preparing short communications
Short Communication is restricted to 2300-2500 words. First page of the article is Title page and it should be prepared according to the guidelines provided in Original article preparation section.. However, short communications should not be subdivided into various sections like Introduction, Material and methods ……- all these should be merged into running text without dividing into subsections in running text. Apart from this exception, all the guidelines explained in preparation of original research articles section should be followed.
Guidelines for preparing Review articles
Review articles should contain title page and running textual content, acknowledgement and reference. First page of the article is Title page and it should be prepared according to the guidelines provided in Original article preparation section. Second page should contain running textual content which may include up-to-date information with proper citations, followed by acknowledgement and reference. Reference should be cited according the guidelines described in preparation of Original research articles.
Guidelines for preparing case reports
A Case Report must include an abstract of no more than 50 words and the textual content of the article should start from "Case Report" and there should not contain be any introductory text after the Case Report heading. After the case is presented, the rest of the text follows in a separate section and no separate headings should be used throughout the case report. The total number of tables and figures (combined) must not exceed 4.
Additions and Corrections*
If, errors or omissions of any information are found in a published paper, the corresponding author should contact the Editor for instruction on submitting and addition or correction. Acceptance of an addition or correction is subject to approval by the Editors.
Once, the resubmitted article is accepted for publication, Proofs will be sent to corresponding author electronically. Only typographic corrections may be made in a galley proof. Any substantive changes in the content of the article require editorial approval and may delay publication.
Articles Processing Charges
Once the article is accepted for publication, corresponding author will be asked to pay Article Processing Charges. Only on receival of Article Processing Charges, article will be published.
Once the article is published, pdf file of published article will be sent to corresponding author by email.
* By submitting paper to AJAMS, you are authorizing editors of journal to make minor formatting and grammar corrections in the manuscript to adjust to editorial and language standard. Finally the proof is sent to authors for a last verification. In this phase only typographical or spelling mistakes can be corrected in the proof.
# By submitting paper to AJAMS, you certify that you understand and conform to Anti-Plagiarism and Publication policy of AJAMS.
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Copyright Transfer Details
Corresponding authors should submit duly signed and scanned copy of Copyright Transfer Agreement for considering the article for peer review process.Corresponding author is requested to submit the corrected manuscripts by giving proper justifications and necessary corrections (if any) for the comments raised by reviewers as soon as possible for rapid publication of the article. Upon receipt of revised articles, authors will be asked to pay article processing charges. On payment of article Processing Charges, galley proofs will be sent to corresponding author by email. Authors must carefully check and submit the same by email within seven days of receipt of proofs in MS-Word format. After publication, corresponding author will receive a pdf file of the article by email.
When reporting experiments on human subjects, it is mandatory that authors should submit declaration stating whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards as laid by the ICMR-Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research on Human Participants( http://icmr.nic.in/ethical_guidelines.pdf ) or its equivalent like Declaration of Helsinki of 1975 (http://www.wma.net /en/ 30publications/10policies/b3/) were followed or not. For articles related to Stem Cell research therapy, the study should be in accordance with ICMR Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Therapy (Available at:http://icmr.nic.in/stem_cell/stem_cell_guidelines.pdf ). When reporting experiments on Animals, CPCSEA guidelines ( http://envfor.nic.in/divisions/awd/cpcsea_laboratory.pdf) or its equivalents like ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) guidelines (http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/page.asp?id=1357) should be followed for reporting conducting and reporting of results.
Authors should mention about the ethical principles they followed during conduction of research and preparation of the manuscript. Manuscripts related to human subjects should mention about Informed consent, Permission from Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC). In the manuscript involving children more than 7 years, information related to “Assent” should also be mentioned.
Note: Authors must be able to submit the relevant document whenever the editorial board requires, failure to submit required documents may result in retraction of articles.