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Criteria for Publication
Outlined below are the mandatory criteria for any article to be considered for publication in the International Medical Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. Failure to adhere to these criteria will result in the rejection of the article by the editorial team.
- The article adheres to the manuscript preparation guidelines explained below.
- The article should be in Microsoft Word format only.
- Each article should be accompanied by a cover letter. For more details, refer to the cover letter guidelines below.
- Articles should be written in single-column format, using Times New Roman font, and 12-point font size. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.
- Equations and formulas should be readable, preferably written using equation editing software (E.g. MathType). Alternately, authors have to provide the fonts used for creating the equations/formulae.
- All figures provided are of high resolution, preferably 300dpi
- References should follow the Vancouver Style of Referencing.
Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
Articles submitted to the International Medical Journal of Multidisciplinary Research should conform to the guidelines indicated below. Before you submit, please study the author checklist provided at the end of this document. Following is the chronological order of topics to be included in the article:
- Acknowledgments (If any)
Clinical Trial/Experimental Study (CONSORT Compliant)
Reports of randomized trials must conform to the revised CONSORT guidelines and should be submitted with their protocols and a completed CONSORT checklist. All reports of clinical trials must include a summary of previous research findings and explain how the submitted trial affects this summary of previous findings. Cluster randomized trials should be reported according to extended CONSORT guidelines. Randomized trials reporting harms must be described according to extended CONSORT guidelines. All reports of randomized trials should include a section entitled "Randomization and masking" within the methods section. For information regarding CONSORT guidelines, please visit http://www.consort-statement.org.
Observational Study (STROBE Compliant)
Observational research comprises several study designs and many topic areas. The STROBE statement should be used when reporting such research. The STROBE recommendations apply to the three main analytical designs used in observational research: cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies. The STROBE statement consists of a 22-item checklist. For information regarding STROBE guidelines, please visit http://www.strobe-statement.org.
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA Compliant)
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses must be reported according to PRISMA guidelines, an evidence-based minimum set of items created to help authors improve the reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The PRISMA Statement consists of a 27-item checklist and a four-phase flow diagram. For information regarding PRISMA guidelines, please visit http://www.prisma-statement.org.
Diagnostic Accuracy Study (STARD Compliant)
Investigators reporting studies of diagnostic accuracy should adhere to the STARD statement, part of the STARD initiative to improve the accuracy and completeness of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy, to allow readers to assess the potential for bias in a study (internal validity) and to evaluate a study's generalizability (external validity). The STARD statement consists of a 25-item checklist and recommends the use of a flow diagram to describe the design of the study and the flow of patients. For information regarding STARD guidelines, please visit http://www.stard-statement.org.
Clinical Case Report (CARE Compliant)
The CARE guidelines provide a framework to support the need for completeness, transparency and data analysis in case reports and data from the point of care. The main tools of CARE are the CARE Statement, CARE checklist, and a Case Report Writing Template. These products offer a rationale and a standardized format for authors to prepare more complete and transparent case reports. For more information regarding CARE guidelines, please visit http://www.care-statement.org/.
The covering letter should be written by the corresponding author indicating how the manuscript is suitable for publication in the International Medical Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. All authors' names are to be included in the letter (preferably along with their signatures) stating the article has not been published elsewhere or communicated to any other publication apart from the International Medical Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. If the article is authored by a student, it is requested that he/she obtain the approval of the institution department prior to submitting the article.
Authors are requested to send their articles in MS Word (.doc) format. In case of any difficulty with the manuscript submission process or concern regarding the suitability of your files, please contact us at email@example.com
The title should be concise and specific to the topic of the article, avoid using abbreviations in the title. Titles should be presented in the title case, meaning that all words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be capitalized. All botanical names should be in italics.
E.g. An Experimental Study of Classification Algorithms for Crime Prediction
Author names & Affiliations
Provide first names or initials (if used), middle names or initials (if used), and surnames for all authors. Affiliation details should include—department, university or organization, city, state and country for all authors. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author with an asterisk (*) against his/her name. All author’s email addresses should be provided in the article. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that the author list and the summary of the author’s contributions to the study are accurate and complete.
Abstract & Keywords
The abstract introduces the article and should not exceed 250 words. It should briefly mention the techniques/samples used; mention if modifications were made in the proven methods without detailing the published methods; summarize the most important results. Please do not include any citations in the abstract and avoid using abbreviations if possible.
The abstract must include the following sub-headings:
Authors should provide 4-6 keywords for indexing purposes. Keywords should be written in the title case and separated by a comma. Avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').
The introduction section should provide a context for your manuscript in brief. The introduction can include comprehensive information about the background, prior research in the field of study, and objectives of research in the present study.
The methodology as the name suggests should detail the different materials and methods used in the study with relevant citations of previous studies. In this section, the scientific terms should be in the expanded form at their first appearance, they can be abbreviated in their subsequent appearances in the text. If the manuscript includes trials on patients, the use of data of patients, and confirmation about the consent from participant patients should be included. Information regarding the approval from the Institutional ethics committee should be part of this section as well. The reference to the methods should be cited with proper references for the readers to analyze and verify the reported results of the study. This section should include all the experimental protocols gathered for the study for better understanding. The major methodology can be presented in the main manuscript, and additional information about the methodology can be included as supplementary data. The author is expected to maintain high standards of scientific integrity during the scripting of the manuscript. Recommendations, as laid out by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) should be implemented in the manuscripts to improve the quality of the manuscript.
The outcome of the experiments and study should be depicted in an easy-to-follow form for better understanding. The sequence of the results should be as per the experimental methods performed. The results should be aligned to the tables, graphs, or figures for analysis and verification by the reader. The repetition of data in the tables and figures should be avoided. Additional information related to the results can be provided as supplementary materials.
The discussion should include the analysis of the methods and the results obtained from them. The inference or the significance of the results should be described in detail. This can include content to prove that the improvisation from the previous work cited and its significant outcomes to prove the achievement of the objectives. Caution should be excised not to repeat the information given under introduction and results.
The conclusion should summarise an analytical outcome of the present studies and the results obtained. The significance of the results and discussion should be presented in brief to conclude the study. A scope for further research should be included as a suggestion to continue or steer future research in the present field of study.
People who contributed to the work but do not fit the criteria for authors should be listed in the Acknowledgments, along with their contributions. Authors are requested to ensure that anyone named in the Acknowledgments agrees to being so named.
- Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings, abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited.
- In text citations: citation should be of increasing numerical order , ,  etc. References cited in the text should conform to the Vancouver style. Please refer to the Vancouver Style of Referencing.
- Reference List: This should only contain references to those works which you have cited in your text. It should appear at the end of your text. It should be arranged numerically increasing citation order , , , etc under 'References'. Each article listed under 'Reference' should carry a DOI number or publication hyperlink (URL).
For a better understanding of the content in the article, we encourage authors to number the article headings in Times New Roman style. Headings should follow the title case, meaning that all words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be capitalized. All botanical names should be in italics.
For example 1. Finite Element Modelling (FEM) 1.1 Model Description
All abbreviations should be defined on first use in the text along with the abbreviation in parenthesis. E.g. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Units and Symbols
Symbols should be used while referring to alpha, beta, mu, etc (Ex: α, β, µ, etc). All units follow the International System of Units (SI units).
Figures: General guidelines
- Figures Format & Resolution: Authors are requested to supply high-resolution versions of the figures in TIFF, JPEG, or EPS format. We require that figures be created at a minimum resolution of 300 ppi. We recommend http://resizeimage.net/.
- File size: The file sizes should not exceed 20 MB.
- File naming: The naming of figure files should be simple indicating the serial number and last name of the author. E.g. if the author’s name is Bob Marley, Figure 1 should be named “Fig 1_Marley”.
- Figure submission: Figures should be submitted after uploading the article (in step 4 of the submission process in supplementary files). In case of multiple files, upload the figures in order. E.g. Figure 1 should be uploaded first followed by Figure 2, 3, and so on.
- Citation: All figures must be cited in the text and authors should indicate where they are to be inserted in the text.
- Figure captions: These have to be included in the text and provided sequentially at the end of the article. The captions should be short having 10-15 words in sentence case style. E.g. Figure 1. Percentage of detection rate vs. number of nodes.
- Permissions: Authors should obtain permission from authors for copyright figures and tables before submitting them to the Indian Journal of Science and Technology
All figures will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows them to be freely used, distributed, and built upon as long as proper attribution is given. Please do not submit any figures that have been previously copyrighted unless you have express written permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CCAL license.
Tables: General guidelines
- Tables should be included in the text file at the end of the article.
- All tables should have a concise title and be written as Table 1 with a period (.).
E.g. Table 1. Stimulation settings
- Footnotes can be used to explain abbreviations. Tables extending beyond 1 page should be avoided.
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