Instruction to Author

Journal Style

All manuscripts must be written in English. Manuscripts should be typed, double spaced including title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements, references, figures, tables and legends.

Title page
Title page, including manuscript title, author (s)'s names and surnames, affiliation(s), corresponding author's name, address, and email; must be uploaded, along with a word count.

Structure your abstract under the headings: Background and Aims, Methods and Results, Conclusion. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words.

Choose three to five key words and preferably expressions not already used in the title of your article. Please also include the keywords within your manuscript text file after the abstract.

Spell out non-standard abbreviations at their first mention in the text followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Avoid uncommon abbreviations and clinical jargon.

General advice notes
The description of methods and results should be in sufficient detail to allow repetition by others. Data should not be repeated unnecessarily in text, tables and figures. The discussion should simply repeat the results, but should present their interpretation against the background of existing knowledge.

Do not use footnotes, but instead incorporate the information in parentheses within the main text. Supply figure legends, tables and their headings on a separate page.

Units and Mathematics
Use the International System of Units (SI). Enter a zero preceding a decimal value below 1 (i.e. 0.123). Display mathematical expressions distinctly. In hand-written equations in scanned documents, distinguish e from c, u from n, and r from v, and capitals and lower case letters that are often indistinguishable when hand-written; also primes and apostrophes. Use the solidus (/) for fractions and exp (...) when the exponent is complicated. In displayed formulae, the horizontal fraction line is to be preferred.

Graphic elements and illustrations are accepted if providing unique data that can not be described in the text, and should be clearly marked with Arabic numbers as they appear in the text. To ensure correct placement in the journal layout, note the figure reference (abbreviated) within parentheses when referring to the figure in text, e.g. (Fig. 1).

Figure files should be in JPG format. Providing these formats will guarantee that the quality of the graphics is good throughout the publishing process, if provided with sufficient resolution.

Photographic illustrations should be rendered with at least 300 dpi; please use CMYK color conversion if possible. Graphs made with Office software such as Microsoft Excel, can be provided in their original format to facilitate conversion into printable format with preserved quality. Any other line graphs/illustrations should preferably be provided in EPS format with a resolution of at least 600 dpi to prevent ragged lines when printed. A figure image should be at least 160 mm in width at the appropriate resolution.


The authors are requested to prepare their manuscripts as per the instructions/specifications given below.

General requirements:

Authors are advised to consult recent issues of the journal for examples of format. All manuscripts must be typed 1.5 spaced and in 12 point Times New Roman. Margins of at least 0.8 inch (2 cm) must be left on all sides. Manuscript must be written in clear and concise English. The responsibility for all aspects of manuscript preparation rests with the authors. Extensive changes or rewriting of the manuscript will not be undertaken by the Editors.












File format:

M.S. Word 2007 file



Page size:

Letter Portrait , A4 (8.5" × 11")



Margins :

1 cm (0.8 inch) on all sides



Page no.






Footer / Headers






Line spacing:






Font style

Times New Roman.




16 pt Times New Roman, Bold, Capital case, Centre.



Author and co-authors

14 pt Times New Roman, Centre, Normal face, Sentence case.





Author and all co-authors names in one line. The corresponding





author should include an asterisk*










Authors address

12  pt Times New  Roman,  Each





authors' affiliation (i.e.   Department/   Organization/   Address/





Place/Country/email). Must be below the name of author.











12 pt Times New roman, Single space, Full justification Normal





Face , 200-250 words










Heading of all section
















Case and left Justified.










Sub heading under section

12 pt, Upper case, Bold, Left hand side



Font size and type for the

12 pt Times New Roman, Full Justification.



content  of  article  (except












Figures and tables must be inserted in the manuscript at the position they should appear when published.



These will be summarised in the Journal and full text will be available on the Journal website. The authors should not include names, initials or hospital numbers of patients, which might lead to their recognition. A patient must not be recognisable in any photograph unless written consent has been obtained.

Authors of case reports are requested to include the following within their manuscripts. Failure to do so could delay the peer review process:

Title which facilitates retrieval with electronic searching
Authors of case (corresponding author indicated by *)
Abstract: (150 words): introduction, case presentation and conclusion
Keywords (up to 5)
Case presentation: medical history, clinical features
Investigations where relevant
Differential diagnosis
Treatment including other therapeutic options.
Operative findings
Outcome, prognosis and follow up
Discussion including review of similar published cases
Conclusion with learning points (3 to 5 bullet points)
Competing interests
Authors contributions
Patient consent (to be included with submission)
References (Vancouver style)
Figures, tables, images



Manuscripts for original research papers should have the following headings:

[1]     Title

[2]     Author's name(s)& address.

[3]     Abstract

[4]     Keywords

[5]     Introduction

[6]     Materials and Methods

[7]     Results and Discussion

[8]     Conclusion

[9]     Acknowledgements

[10] References.


Title must be informative, specific and short and not exceed 200 characters. Title must be in bold phase and capital case having a font size and font style of 16 point and Times New Roman respectively. It must be followed by one empty line.


The full name(s) of the author(s) and full postal address of the institutions where the research was done should appear below the title. Author name must be in normal face and sentence case having a font size and font style of 14 pt and Times New Roman and address must be in normal face and sentence case having a font size and font style of 12 pt and Times New Roman. Use the symbols 1, 2, 3, etc., as superscripts to relate the authors to the corresponding address and an asterisk (*) to indicate the author(s) to whom correspondence should be addressed. At the bottom left corner of the title page, please mention *Corresponding Author and provide full corresponding address with designation, functional e-mail address and phone no.


The abstract should start on a new page and should be typed in single-space. The abstract should describe the essential aspects of the investigation. It should be about 200-250 words. It must be followed by one empty line.


A maximum of 4-6 key words must be given at the end of the Abstract.


The introduction should start on a new page after the abstract & key-words. The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant recent literature on the subject, objectives of the research study, and the proposed approach or solution.


Materials and Methods should start as a continuation to the introduction of the same page. All important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned. The main methods used shall be briefly described with appropriate reference. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. Methods in general use need not be described in detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.


Results section should start as a continuation to materials and methods on the same page. This section should focus on the execution of stated objectives as given in the introduction part of the research study. It should contain the findings represented in the form of tables, figures and photographs. All tables and figures must have a title or caption and a legend to make them self-explanatory. The data should be statistically analyzed and the level of significance stated


Discussion section should follow results, deal with the interpretation of results, convey how they help to increase the current understanding of the problem and should be logical. Unsupported hypothesis should be avoided. The Discussion should state the possibilities the results uncover, that need to be further explored. The Results and Discussion sections when appropriate can be combined as Results and Discussion.


A brief Conclusions section is desirable, but not essential. It must be followed by one empty line.


Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements. Please list the source(s) of funding for the study, for each author, and for the manuscript preparation in the acknowledgements section. Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the study by making substantial contributions to conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, or involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content, but who does not meet the criteria for authorship. Also include their source(s) of funding, acknowledge anyone who contributed materials vital for the study.



In the text they should appear as numbers starting at 1. At the end of the paper they should be listed in numerical order corresponding to the order of citation in the manuscript text. All authors should be quoted in papers with up to three authors; for papers with more than three authors, list the first three followed by 'et al.'. The first and last page numbers for each reference must be provided.

The references should be listed on a separate sheet and should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetical order). Cite the references in the text by the appropriate number e.g. [1], [2,3], [4-6], [7,8-10] and the numbers should be within square brackets. Avoid using abstracts as references.

Journal Articles

Format: Author(s) of article (surname initials). Title of article. Journal title abbreviated Year of publication; volume number (issue number); page numbers.

For example

Agu KA, Ochei UM, Oparah AC, Onoh OU. Treatment outcomes in patients receiving combination antiretroviral therapy in central hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Feb 2010; 9 (1): 110.

Books and other monographs

Format: Author(s) of book (surname initials). Title of book. Edition. Publisher: Place of publication; Year of publication; Page numbers

For example

Ebling FJ, Cunliffe WJ. Disorders of sebaceous glands. In: Rook A, Wilkinson DS, Ebling FJ, Champion RH, Burton JL, Eds. Textbook of dermatology. Vol III. Boston: Blackwell Scientific 1992:1699-744.

Electronic journal article/ World Wide Web:
Format: Author/editor (surname initials). "Title" [online]. Year [cited year month day]. Available from: URL: World Wide Web page

For example

Blanc F, Sok T, Laureillard D, Borand L, Rekacewicz C, Nerrienet E, et al. Earlier versus later start of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected adults with tuberculosis. N Engl J Med 2011; 365: 1471-1481. Available from: Accessed 2012, January 20.


Ethics: When reporting studies on human, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible (institutional or regional) and When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. Animal be as humane as possible and the details of anesthetics and analgesics used should be clearly stated. The ethical standards of experiments must guidelines provided by the CPCSEA (animal) and ICMR (human). The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. A statement permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods’ section.

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, in the Materials and Methods section as per following format:

The experimental protocol was approved by Institutional Animal Ethical Committee (IAEC) of Name of College and Place (Letter No.........................................) with CPCSEA Registration No...................................

In addition, authors wishing to publish research work involving human studies should also send a notary verified letter of approval from the Ethics Committee or the Institutional Review Board.


To facilitate speedy and cost-effective submission of the full manuscript, an online submission via the internet is being offered. For online submission, please provide your complete manuscript in the form of a single file containing all the material. Please place table and figures at appropriate places in the text. Authors are required to proof read the word file of their manuscript before submission.

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their manuscripts electronically by the SOFT COPY IN MS WORD FORMAT of original manuscript can be sent by email to the

Peer-review policies

All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and appropriate manuscripts are then assigned to an editorial team for handling. The Editor calls upon at least two reviewers for their comments. Authors are asked to provide names and contact details for two reviewers; however, the final selection of reviewers is the responsibility of the Editorial Board. The peer-review system is closed, meaning that reviewer' confidentiality is maintained and reports are not made publicly available. We make every effort to reach an initial decision within six weeks of submission. Based on the reviews, the Associate Editor rejects, accepts or request revisions of the manuscript. Letter of Acceptance 

Copyright Transfer Agreement- Authors will be asked to sign a copyright form when the papers are accepted for publication. All authors must read and agree to the conditions of copyright form, return the signed scanned Copyright form within 10 days via email. Any article accepted for publication/published in the International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research will be the copyright of the journal. The journal has the right to publish the accepted articles in any media (print, electronic or any other) any number of times. After acceptance  we will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author. Kindly see if there are any corrections, you mention those corrections by the page and line number using a Ms.Word new Page document and Send us back within three days for next stage of processing. The corrections by the author would also be subjected to reviewer’s approval. Once the galley proof is approved by author and reviewer, no changes in the manuscript would be entertained further.




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