International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health (IJCRIMPH) requires the Editorial board and Reviewers to comply with the Editorial Policy Statements which is Approved by the CSE Board of Directors
· Submission Guidelines for Authors
· Uniform Manuscript Requirements
· Types of Articles accepted
· Article Requirements
· Equator Network : Research Reporting Guidelines for Authors
· Required Forms
· Manuscript Checklist
· Corrections, Duplication Publications and Plagiarism
· Author FAQ
IJCRIMPH complies with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, issued by the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors. However, based on the type of your study, our journal requires authors to follow the standard guidelines and statements mentioned below to prepare your manuscript. If the submitted manuscript does not comply with the appropriate guidelines mentioned below, it will be un-submitted or will not be considered for review.
Section 1: Submission Guidelines for Authors
Instructions for Submission:
Submitting your Manuscript: International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health (IJCRIMPH) requires authors to submit their manuscripts electronically through email as attachments. Currently, we don’t do Fast Track or online submission system.
Format: You should submit the manuscript and additional files in the form of Word DOC file.
Original Manuscripts: Only manuscripts that have original material are accepted for review. If the article or any part of the article has been published previously, it will not be considered. Authors should only submit un-published materials that are not under consideration/review elsewhere.
Cover Letter: A cover letter including Name of Authors, Affiliations, IRB Permission, Grant Numbers etc., is required. Include all authors’ and co-authors’ name, correspondence addresses, email addresses, telephone and fax numbers. Include a word count of the abstract and article.
Required Forms: All authors are required to fill out the Copyright Form. If applicable, Authors are also required to fill out the Patient Permission form and Competing Interests Declaration form.
Abstract: The abstract for Research manuscripts should not be more than 300 words. In addition provide up to six keywords. All abstracts should entail the following sections:
- Aim & Objectives
- Methods/Study Design
- Discussion/Conclusion: For other articles, the Abstract should not be more than 250 words and should briefly describe the type and purpose of the article with conclusions or.
For other articles, the Abstract should not be more than 350 words and should briefly describe the type and purpose of the article with conclusions.
Content: All text, figures, acknowledgements, references, figure legends, and tables should be in a DOC file (Word Doc). Figures and tables should not be separately. Instead, they should be included in the same Manuscript file. All articles should not be more than 5000 words, including abstract.
You may submit no more than 5 images or 5 tables. If you do wish to submit more images, figures or tables, please submit them in a separate file and it will be attached as an addendum.
Tables: A maximum of 5 tables are allowed per article. If the article has more than 5 tables, the remaining tables will be attached as a separate file and published as supplemental files. Each table should be provided with a title and footnotes (if necessary). All tables should be included in the manuscript and referenced to.
Figures and Illustrations: Not more than 5 figures or illustrations will be accepted and should be included in the manuscript and referenced to. Pie-charts will not be accepted. Titles and legends should be provided. The author must acquire rights to any figures or illustrations submitted in the manuscript. Only high resolution images will be accepted. If you provide any photographs of patients, please submit the Patient Permission Form along with it.
For photomicrographs, mention the type of specimen, original magnification and stain. For gross pathology specimens, label any rulers with unit of measure.
References: References should be single-spaced and numbered consecutively as they are cited. References cited in a table or figure legend should be numbered as well.
List all authors when there are six or fewer. When there are seven or more authors, please list the first three, followed by “et al.” Authors should use AMA style to cite their references. A guide on how to format references according to AMA style is available here. Please ensure you strictly follow AMA Referencing style, failure to do so will prolong the review/publication process.
Citations in Text
When citing your sources in text, number them in the order in which they appear in the text ñ using a superscript arabic numeral as in the examples following:
Units of Measurement, Abbreviations and Drug Names: All measurements in a Manuscript should be in SI units. Conversion factors should be provided for other units.
Abbreviations should be used sparingly throughout the Manuscript.
Drug names should be generic. If brand names are included in the Manuscript, please mention the name of the manufacturer and submit a Competing Interests Declaration form along with the manuscript.
Review: Articles are reviewed by the Editor-in-chief and other peer reviewers. The editor reserves the right of final selection. If a manuscript is selected for publication, an email notification will be sent to all the authors. Further information about the Review process can be found here in Author FAQ.
Revision: The editor might send you a request to revise your article in order to be considered for publication.
Resubmission: If your Manuscript has been rejected, you may re-submit the article. However, you must wait at least 6 months to re-submit the article. When you re-submit your manuscript, please include the reason and date of rejection.
Competing Interests / Conflict of Interest: All Authors should submit a disclosure form and declare any financial arrangement they may have with an organization or company. A disclosure statement will be published alongside the article. If there is no Conflict of Interest, authors should specify it at the end of their manuscript.
IRB Permission Information: A statement along with IRB name and Approval date should be mentioned. Authors may submit a 1-page IRB approval document, but it is not required; unless specified by the Editor. Research Manuscripts involving human subjects should mention whether Informed consent (written or otherwise) was obtained or not.
If required, authors are required to submit registration information. They are required to provide documentation or an attested statement with the IRB name and date of approval to show that the research protocol was approved by a relevant IRB or ethic committees. An acceptable registry must be owned by a non-for-profit entity, be publicly accessible, and contain the twenty fields proposed by the World Health Organization. A list of acceptable registries are found at http://www.icmje.org/
Grant Information: Authors must submit information on Grants in the cover letter. For studies containing microarrays, the accession numbers and repository name should be mentioned.
Copyright: Authors are required to submit the Copyright Form. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health (IJCRIMPH) reserves the right to use, reproduce, transfer, publish, distribute the article in the journal or other organizations affiliated with IOMCWORLD.
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Section 2: Uniform Manuscript Requirements
As mentioned before, IJCRIMPH complies with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, issued by the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors. Please click here to access the website: http://www.icmje.org/
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Section 3: Types of Articles Accepted
• Original Research
• Review articles
• Case reports
• Current Concepts
• Book review
• Letters to Editor
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Section 4: Article Requirements
Manuscript sections for Original Research articles
Original Research Manuscripts submitted should include the following sections:
Introduction / Background
List of abbreviations (if any)
IRB permissions (if any)
Grant Registration Number (if any)
Authors' information (if any)
Tables (if any)
Figure legends (if any)
Description of additional files (if any)
Review articles Reports are limited to 2500 words and 5 figures or illustrations and tables, including abstract.
Case Reports are limited to 2500 words and 5 figures or illustrations and tables, including abstract.
Current Concepts articles include articles on clinical topics, diagnostics and treatment.
Current Concepts articles are limited to 2500 words and 5 figures or illustrations and tables, including abstract.
Book reviews are limited to 2000 words. Book Reviews can be done on any of subjects listed on the website.
Editorials are always solicited, although unsolicited editorials can be considered. Editorials are limited to 1500 words.
Letters to Editor :
Letters to Editor are limited to 750 words. Letters to Editor should only contain content pertinent to the articles published in the journal.
General Article Requirements
Please make sure that any article you submit to IJCRIMPH conforms to the appropriate reporting guidelines as well as the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals.
· Submit a title for all articles
· Include a cover letter with pertinent information
· Submit needed forms, especially the Copyright Form
· For original research articles, please submit information on IRB approval. Also submit the Patient Consent Form
· If you are submitting a Randomized Clinical Trial, please make sure it conforms to the CONSORT statement. Trials undertaken after July 2005 should be registered. You may register before the article is published if the Editor consents to retrospective registration.
· If you are submitting a Systematic Review, please ensure it conforms to the PRISMA guidelines
· If you are submitting a study of diagnostic accuracy, please ensure it conforms to the STARD guidelines
· If you are submitting a Meta Analysis of Observational studies, please ensure it conforms to the MOOSE guidelines
· If you are submitting an Observational Study, please ensure it confirms to the STROBE guidelines
· For more Health Research Reporting Guidelines, please see Section 5.
Statistical Methods Guidelines
· Accurate statistical methods are to be used for the analysis of categorical data.
· For non-normal distribution, Non-parametric methods should be used.
· Dependent and Outcome variables should be clearly defined throughout the article.
· Measures of associations should be reported no more than two decimal places.
· SDs and SEs should be reported more than two decimal places.
· Confidence intervals should be mentioned.
· P values should be two –sided, unless indicated otherwise. P values should not be reported more than three decimal places. P values larger than 0.01 should be reported to two decimal places. Values less than 0.001 should be reported as P value < 0.001.
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Section 5: Equator Network: Research Reporting Guidelines for Authors
Please click here to know more about Health Research Reporting Guidelines: http://www.equator-network.org/resource-centre/library-of-health-research-reporting/
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Section 6: Required Forms
The following forms are required with every submission:
The following forms are required for certain articles:
Patient Permission Form
Competing Interests / Conflicts of Interest Form
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Section 7: Manuscript Checklist
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Section 8: Corrections, Duplication Publications and Plagiarism
Mistakes can be made by editors, reviewers and authors. Corrections to the article will be made when necessary. A statement regarding Clarification or Correction will be mentioned at the end of the article.
IJCRIMPH accepts only unpublished Original manuscripts. IJCRIMPH also owns the copyright of an article once it’s published in the Journal. Unauthorized use or duplicate publication of the same article is not permitted.
If the Editor or any members of the Editorial board discovers a submitted or published article has been previously published elsewhere, the Editor reserves the right to reject the article and temporarily blacklist the authors (consider no articles from those authors). Simultaneous submission to different journals may result in rejection of the article.
Plagiarism is discouraged and is considered as academic dishonesty or fraud.
If the Editor or reviewers discover that an article is plagiarized, they reserve the right to reject the article and refuse to accept any more articles from the authors.
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Section 9: Author FAQ
Please click here to view the Author FAQ.
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* Guidelines have been COMPILED by the Editor-In-Chief(s) & Associate Editor(s) and will be regularly updated. (Last update: May 07, 2013) If you have any question/comment/concern about the guidelines, please contact us.