Submission Guidelines

Manuscript preparation

The manuscript should be written in English in a clear, direct and active style. All pages must be numbered sequentially, facilitating in the peer reviewing process and editing of the manuscript.

 

Manuscript Sections for papers

Manuscripts may be divided into the following sections:

Title page

Abstract

Abstract should be structured into following sections except reviews and brief communications:

Background and Objective, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions

Keywords

Main text of the manuscript

Introduction

Material and Methods

Results

Discussion

Conclusion

Acknowledgement

List of Abbreviations (if any)

Declarations

Funding

Availability of data and materials

Authors’ contribution

Conflict of Interests interests

Ethics approval and consent to participate

References 

 

Copyright Transfer Letter

It is mandatory that a signed copyright letter should be submitted along with the manuscript by the corresponding author, delineating the scope of the submitted article declaring the potential competing interests, acknowledging contributions from authors and funding agencies and certifying that the paper is prepared according to the 'Guidelines for Authors'. All inconsistencies in the text and in the reference section and any typographical errors must be carefully checked and corrected before the submission of the manuscript. The article should not contain any such material or information that may be unlawful, slanderous, plagiarized, fabricated, if published, in any way whatsoever, violate the terms and conditions as laid down in the copyright agreement.

 

Title of the manuscript

The title of the article should be precise and brief and must not be more than 125 characters. Authors should avoid the use of non-standard abbreviations. 

 

Title Page

The title page should include manuscript title, author(s) full name with two highest academic degrees (such as MD, Ph.D), institutional affiliation, corresponding author name with complete affiliation/address, phone, fax, email and detailed institutional address. To ensure blinded review, Title Page should be submitted separately.

 

Structured Abstract

The abstract of an article should be its clear, concise and accurate summary, having no more than 250 words, and including the explicit sub-headings (as in-line or run-in headings in bold). Use of abbreviations should be avoided and the references should not be cited in the abstract. Ideally, each abstract should include the following sub-headings, but these may vary according to requirements of the article.

 

Background and Objective

Method

Results

Conclusion

 

Keywords

3-6 keywords must be provided.

 

Text Organization

The main text should begin on a separate page and should be divided into title page, abstract and the main text including Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Study strengths and limitations, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and List of Abbreviations (if any).  

For Research articles the manuscript should begin with the abstract followed by the main text, which must be structured into separate sections as Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, List of Abbreviations, Acknowledgements, Declaration and References. The declaration section must describe Funding, Availability of data and materials, Authors’ contribution, Competing interests, Ethics approval and consent to participate.

 

For the review articles, the main text should begin on a separate page and should be divided into title page, abstract (unstructured) and the main text with subheading according to the need of the topic, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and List of Abbreviations (if any).

The manuscript style must be uniform throughout the text and 12 point Times New Roman font should be used. The full term for an abbreviation should precede its first appearance in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement. The reference numbers should be given in square brackets e.g., [1] in the text before punctuation marks.

Article citations format:

In general, IJMDC follows NLM guidelines for references. Author (s) name, title of manuscript, name of journal, year, volume number and page number. Please use square brackets [1] for intext citations and they should be placed before punctuation marks. Use et al. when there are 7 or more authors. 

 

Example:

  1. Blinder JJ, Goldstein SL, Lee V-V, Baycroft A, Fraser CD, Nelson D, et al. Congenital heart surgery in infants: effects of acute kidney injury on outcomes. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 2012;143(2):368-74.
  2. Gadepalli SK, Selewski DT, Drongowski RA, Mychaliska GB. Acute kidney injury in congenital diaphragmatic hernia requiring extracorporeal life support: an insidious problem. Journal of pediatric surgery. 2011;46(4):630-5.
  3. McDonald PJ, Krishnan-Natesan S. Concurrent reactivation of VZV and HSV-2 in a patient with uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus: a case report. EJMCR. 2017; 1(3): 108-113. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/26.

 

Use of doi is highly encouraged. Please insert doi where available.

 

PLAGIARISM PREVENTION

The publisher of IJMDC uses the “iThenticate” software to identify instances of overlapping and similar type of text in the submitted manuscripts. iThenticate software checks content against a database of periodicals, the Internet and a comprehensive article database. It generates a similarity report, highlighting the percentage overlap between the uploaded article and the published material. Any instance of content overlap is further scrutinized for suspected plagiarism according to the publisher’s Editorial Policies. IJMDC allows an overall similarity of about 20% for a manuscript to be considered for publication.

 

Copyright Transfer Letter

It is mandatory that a signed copyright letter should be submitted along with the manuscript by the corresponding author, delineating the scope of the submitted article, declaring the potential competing interests, acknowledging contributions from authors and funding agencies, and certifying that the paper is prepared according to the 'Guidelines for Authors'. All inconsistencies in the text and in the reference section and any typographical errors must be carefully checked and corrected before the submission of the manuscript. The article should not contain any such material or information that may be unlawful, slanderous, plagiarized, fabricated, if published, in any way whatsoever, violating the terms and conditions as laid down in the copyright agreement. The authors acknowledge that the publishers have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors for any such violation of the terms and conditions as laid down in the copyright agreement of IJMDC.

 



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