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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Submitting the Manuscript to the Journal:

  • Manuscripts to the International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research should be submitted online through the login/submission.
  • Manuscript accepted in MS (.doc) Word format only.
  • Authors are also advised to go through the current set of Instructions to Authors and prepare their manuscripts accordingly.

Things to Note:

  • Manuscript fonts: Times New Roman font 12 size
  • Space: Use 1.5 spacing throughout.
  • Number pages consecutively,

The journal accepts manuscripts in the following forms:

  • Original research articles
  • Reviews
  • Case reports
  • Short communications
  • Letters to editor
  • Discussion papers
  • Clinical Experience
  • Clinicopathological correlation Book reviews and
  • "How to do it" type articles describing new methods or procedures.

Preparation of the Manuscript:

1. Beginning with the title page.

Title Page should carry

  • Type of manuscript
  • The title of the article, which should be concise but informative
  • Running tile
  • The name by which each contributor is known (Last name, First name, and initials of middle name)
  • The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed
  • The name, address, phone numbers, and e-mail address of the contributor responsible for correspondence about the manuscript
  • Total numbers of pages
  • Total numbers of the word count for abstract and manuscript
  • Total number of Tables/Photographs
  • Source of support (If any)

Manuscript

Type of Abstract

Abstract

 Word limit

Manuscript Word limit

References

Editorial

-

25-50

1000–1500

-

Original Article

Structured

250

3000–4000

At least 15

Brief Communication

UnStructured

200-250

1200–1500

At least 10

Review Article

UnStructured

200-250

< 5000

30-50

Case Report

UnStructured

150-200

< 1500

At least 10

Letter to Editor

UnStructured

25-50

500-800

Up to 5

 2. Second page ( Abstract Page)

The abstract page should carry:

  • The full title of the manuscript
  • An abstract should be structured and states the Context (Background), Method, Results, and Conclusions. (As applicable)
  • Below the abstract should provide 2-6 Keywords

3. Manuscript page

Templates for writing original papers, case reports, and review articles have been provided below. These can be followed for writing the articles as per

The text of observational and experimental articles should be divided into sections with the headings:

  • Introduction,
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Tables/ illustrations/ Legends
  • Acknowledgment
  • Conflict of interest
  • References

Introduction: State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation.

Methods: Describe the selection of the observational or experimental subjects (patients, including controls) clearly. Identify the age, sex, Identify the methods, apparatus (give the manufacturer's name and address in parentheses), and procedures in sufficient detail. Authors publishing results from in vivo experiments involving animals or humans should state whether due permission for conduction of these experiments was obtained, from the relevant ethics committees. Give statistical reference methods; provide references and brief descriptions for processes that have been published but are not well known

Type of Study
Consolidated Standards
Source

Trials

CONSORT

http://www.consort-statement.org

Observational studies in epidemiology

STROBE

http://www.strobe-statement.org

Studies of diagnostic accuracy

STARD

http://www.consort-statement.org/stardstatement.htm

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

QUOROM

http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf

Meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology

MOOSE

http://www.consort- statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf

Ethics: While reporting experiments on human subjects to indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964, as revised in 2013 (available here) initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material.

When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution's or a nation's national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Statistical analysis: When possible, quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals, dropouts from a clinical trial). Put a general description of methods in the Methods section. When data are summarized in the Results section, analyze them. Avoid non-technical uses of technical terms in statistics, such as 'random' (which implies a randomized 'normal', 'significance' statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Use upper italics (P < 0.05).

Results: Present the results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; observations.

Discussion: Emphasize the new and vital aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat in detail data or other material section. Include in the Discussion section the implications of the findings and their limitations, including implications for future research. In particular, contributors should avoid making statements on economic benefits and costs unless their manuscript includes economic data and analysis to work that has not been completed.

Conclusion: Please conclude your study at the end.

Tables

  • Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.
  • Type or print out each table with 1.5 spacing on a separate sheet of paper. If the table must be continued, repeat the title on the following sheet.
  • Number tables, in numerals (example 1,2,3,4,), consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each.
  • Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
  • Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.
  • Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
  • For footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, **, ††, ‡‡

Illustrations (Figures)

  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
  • Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background
  • Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations not on the images themselves.
  • When graphs, scatter-grams, or histograms are submitted the numerical data on which they are based should also be supplied
  • If photographs of people are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable, or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission.
  • If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source, and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce for such figures.
  • The journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.

Acknowledgment:

  • As an appendix to the text, one or more statements should specify Contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair;
  • Acknowledgments of technical help
  • Acknowledgments of financial, and material support with the nature of the support.

Conflict of interest

  • It should disclose if any

References:

  • References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order).
  • Identify reference numerals in superscript.
  • References cited only in tables, or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by a particular table or figure.
  • Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used by the NLM in Index Medicus. The titles of the journal the style used in Index Medicus.
  • Use the complete name of the journal for non- indexed journals.
  • Avoid using abstracts as references. 
  • Information should be cited in the text as "unpublished observations" with written permission from the source. 
  • Avoid citing a "personal communication" unless available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text.

Articles in Journals

Standard journal article

Kulkarni SB, Chitre RG, Satoskar RS. Serum proteins in tuberculosis. J Postgrad Med. 1960;6:113-20. (List the first six contributors followed by et al.)

Volume with supplement:  Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect. 1994; 102(1):27-29

Books and Other Monographs

Personal author (s):

Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.

Editor(s), compiler(s) as an author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996. Edition with page numbers

Chapter in a book:

Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, Med Press; Edition. 1995. pp. 465-78.

With Best Regards.,

IJCBR team

Editor Board Office IJCBR.