INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

TYPE OF MANUSCRIPTS

The International Journal of Health Research and Medico Legal practice (IJHRMLP) is a peer review international journal which publishes abstract with full-text of articles. The journal is devoted to the promotion of health sciences and related disciplines which includes Medicine and its allied subjects, Surgery and its allied subjects, Obstetric and Gynecology, Pre and Para-clinical subjects, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biotechnology, Cell and Molecular Biology and related Public Health Engineering Fields and Social Sciences. It seeks mainly to encourage multidisciplinary research and collaboration among scientists, the industry and the healthcare professionals. It will also provide an international forum for the communication and evaluation of data, methods and findings in health sciences and related disciplines. The journal welcomes original research papers, reviews and case reports on current topics of special interest and relevance.

All manuscripts will be subject to rapid peer review. Those of high quality will be published without delay. The maximum length of manuscripts should normally be for review article 2,500 words, for original research articles 3,000 and for case article 1500 words.

INQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO

The Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Health Research and Medico Legal Practice
E-mail: editor@ijhrmlp.org
Mobile: +91 94350 17802

TITLE PAGE

Title page should include the title of the paper, address for orrespondence of corresponding author including his/her mobile number and email address. Afiliation of all contributing authors including mobile number and email addresses. The title page should be submitted separetely (devoid of manuscript) through email (editor@ijhrmlp.org). The manuscript (devoid of title page) should be submitted through author login page.

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT

The preferred format of all manuscript is MS Word. Manuscript should be prepared in A4 size paper with 1.25 cm margin on round the page.
Tables: These should be numbered (e.g., Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Each table should be typed using a table format. Each table MUST be inserted at the appropriate position in the text preferably on the just below or above where it was referred to the first time. The title/caption should be typed at the top of the table in the sentence case format (10 points in size). Any footnote should be typed at the top and bottom of the table in italic. The table/figure should be cited in the text as Table 1, Figure 1, etc.

Illustrations: Figures should be professionally drawn electronically and inserted in the appropriate position where it was first cited within the text. Symbols, lettering, and numbering MUST NOT be in bold print and should be clear and large enough to remain legible (be at least 9 points in size) after the figure has been reduced to 1/2 of the original size. Photographs and graphs may be produced in any color; graphs MUST be drawn only in black color. The legend and any footnote for each figure should be typed below the figure. If photographs of patients are used, either the subjects are not identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by a written permission to use the images. Photographs must be clear and sharp. Caption should be short and front size should be 10 points.

All images and figures must be prepared as tiff or eps files. They should also be send (through email: editor@ijhrmlp.org besides submission through author login) in a separate file with high-resolution images of sufficient width and quality for both archival and print purposes. Images generated at low resolution for display (screen) purposes are not acceptable.

Paper size: A4 with 1.25 cm margin on all sides.

Paragraphing: All text must be in single line space all through. Also use single line spaces to indicate paragraphs. Nothing else.

Font: "Times" all through the text of article.

Title: 22 points font size.

Running Title: Not more than 5 to 10 words in 10 points font size.

Author’s Names: 11 points font size and must be in the following order: full surname, middle name,first name should come bellow the title in italic.

Address for correspondence and reprint: Author's affiliation and correspondence address, telephone and email are mandatory. Use 10 points font size. The corresponding author must give the full address including telephone and email.

Tables and Figures: 9 points font size all through. Data in Tables MUST be provided in the cells inside Table. The use of TABS, spacing between lines using line should be avoided. Authors should produce figures that will not exceed the size of half column of a page.

Maximum 5 tables and 5 figures are allowed.

Body of manuscript: Use 11 points (bold) for major headers and 10 points (bold) for all sub-headings and other texts.
Methods: Use 11 points for header and 10 points for all sub-headings and other texts.
Conflict of interest: 10 points.
Ethical clearance: 10 points.
Source of funding: 10 points.
Authors Contribution: (if it is a multi-author article): (1) 10 points (bold) for header and 10 points for other texts. The declaration should include details of contributions of each and every with the author(s) and does not infringe any copyright or violate any other right of any third parties; (2) The article has not been published (whole or in part) elsewhere, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in any form, except as provided herein; (3) All author(s) have contributed sufficiently in the Article to take public responsibility for it and (4) All author(s) have reviewed the final version of the above manuscript and approve it for publication.
Acknowledgements: Use 11 points (bold) for header and 10 points for other texts.
References: Use 11 points (bold) for header and 8 points for all sub-headings and texts. We accept only Vancouver system in references. 
Note: Any table or figure that can fit into half column of a page must not be stretched into entire width of page. Table must be in usual grid in Table format. You must not use spaces to create demarcations between lines inside table. As much as possible, figures labels should be such that they can be read when reduced to a width of about 2.5 inches.

MANUSCRIPT STYLE

The language of the journal is English. Each manuscript should be typed single-spaced on A4 paper size with 1.25 cm margins. It should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Address for correspondence and reprint, Introduction, Material and methods, Observation and Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, Ethical clearance, Source of funding, Authors Contribution, and References.

First page of manuscript: This should include the title of the article, authors' names (with full first name, initial and then the last name of each author) and their affiliations as well as Abstract and keywords.

TITLE: Avoid titles that are too long. The recommended length of a title is no more than 12 words. You can sometimes use a colon to add additional information to the title, such as the methodology that was used (e.g., ‘Brain activation during perception of face-like stimuli: A fMRI study’).

ABSTRACT

This should not be more than 200 to 250 words and should be arranged in the following order:

Introduction: One or two sentences.
Aims: The purpose of the investigation.
Methods: The method adopted in the investigation. This should be very clear and precise.
Results: The findings of the investigation.
Conclusion: Final conclusive statements on the work.

Keywords: Include between 4 and 10 keywords for indexing purposes. These must not include any words already in the title of the manuscript.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Authors should acknowledge all those who made contribution to the work who cannot necessarily be included in the list of authors. In this section, the funding body should also be acknowledged as appropriate.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Authors must declare any conflict of interest. If there are none, the authors should indicate, "No conflict of interest associated with this work".

CONTRIBUTION OF AUTHORS

The authors must declare that they did the work by beginning this section with the following statement, "I (We) declare that this work was done by the author(s) named in this article and all liabilities pertaining to claims relating to the content of this article will be borne by the authors". In addition, a declaration of the role of each author mentioned in the manuscript should be provided. The author who conceived and designed the study as well as the person (s) who collected and analyzed the data must be specified.

Note: It is assumed by the Publishers of this journal that authors submitted the manuscript on the ground that he/she/they did the work and did not fraudulently obtain the data being presented.

REFERENCES

References should be typed single-spaced on separate page(s) and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text as superscript and after the fullstop. Arabic numerals (text14) should be used in citing references in the text. In text reference number should be superscript and after the full stop. For correct abbreviations visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/jbrowser.html
Unpublished work should not be included in the list of references. Vancouver Styling of referring should be followed. For a case article minimum ten (10), review article twenty (20), and for a original article twenty five (25) references are needed. In the list of references the references should be numbered manually, bullet numbering should be avoided. 
Journal Article: If there are more than 6 authors, only the first 6 should be listed and the others should be represented with "et al."

PUBLICATION CHARGE

There is no payment to submit manuscript for review, but authors will be required to pay 4000.00 (from developing countries) or 6000.00 (from developed countries) for each manuscript accepted before publication. Member of the ijhrmlp will have 1000.00 discount. All payment can be made in favor of Journal A/C, Viz., "International Journal of Health Research &Medico Legal practice", A/C Number: 1329104000014571 of IDBI Bank payable at Guwahati, Assam, India (IFSC Code: IBKL0001329). Authors who fail to pay the required amount will forfeit their accepted manuscript to the Publishers.

COPYRIGHT

Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors would be required to sign a form  transferring copyright to the Publishers of the journal before the manuscript can be published. It can be downloaded from the website at www.ijhrmlp.org

ETHICAL MATTERS

Authors using experimental animals and human subjects in their investigation must seek approval from the appropriate Institutional Ethical Committee (as per the law of land) and the same should be provided to the editor of this journal or should declare in the article in the appropriate space as described.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION CHECKLIST

Please carefully go through the following check-list. You must be able to answer 'Yes' to all the items listed. Failure to comply with manuscript formatting requirements will result in the manuscript being returned to you for reformatting or being rejected outright.
[ ] Is my manuscript typed single-spaced, including the 'Abstract' and 'Reference' list?
[ ] Is my manuscript within the limit of words specified?
[ ] Are Results and Discussion separated into two sections of 'Results' and 'Discussion'?
[ ] Is there a 'Conclusion' section?
[ ] Is there a 'Conflict of Interest' section?
[ ] Is there a 'Contribution of Authors' section?
[ ] Is the reference numbering style used superscript' and as the Vancouver styling of referring?
[ ] Did the 'Reference' list adhere strictly to this journal format, including the correct punctuations and italicization of the of the journal titles?
[ ] Is the total number of Figures and Tables within the limit of five allowed?
[ ] Has color (other than black) been excluded from the manuscript including Figures?
[ ] Is there a legend/caption at the bottom of each Figure and at the top of each Table?
[ ] Are the Figures/images sharp and clear with legible fonts?
[ ] Is the symbol key removed from within the Figure and integrated neatly within the legend?
[ ] Have borders been removed from around the Figures?

MANUSCRIPT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH AUTHOR LOGIN WHICH SHOULD NOT INCLUDE THE TITLE PAGE OR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHORS. MANUSCRIPT CONTAINING AUTHOR DETAILS WILL BE CANCELLED. HOWEVER, IT SHOULD INCLUDE THE TITLE NOT THE TITLE PAGE.