Instructions to Authors
Terms of Submission

Articles are accepted for publication in the Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology and Surgery on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium.

Guide for Authors

Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology and Surgery is an International, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes high quality scientific articles bringing in four issues per year in category of original research papers, review articles, points of technique, technical notes, case reports, short communications, book reviews, clinical observations, viewpoints and letters to the editor relating to clinical practice and research into the four main fields of Medicine and Dentistry (Oral Medicine and Radiology, Oral Pathology and Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery).

Style of the Manuscript

Manuscripts should follow the style of the Vancouver agreement detailed in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editor revised Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication, as presented at http://www.ICMJE.org.

Manuscript Submission Process

Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript. Authors are strongly encouraged to carefully go through 'Instructions for Authors' in the journal website of JMRPS and posted at: www.jmrps.net before submitting a manuscript to JMRPS, to ensure that the manuscript is properly prepared and formatted. Click here to download Copyright Form, Click here to download Conflict of Interest Form

Manuscripts can be submitted to JMRPS by:

1. Online submission using the 'Online Submission' page of theJMRPSwebsite which can be found at: www.jmrps.net

OR

2. As an email with attached files (Cover Letter, Manuscript File, Copyright form) to: editor.jmrps@gmail.com

Types of Manuscripts Accepted

1. Original Research Papers
2. Review Articles
3. Points of Technique
4. Technical Notes
5. Case Reports (New, interesting or unique)
6. Short Communications
7. Book Reviews
8. Clinical Observations
9. View Points
10. Commentary
11. Letters to the Editor
12. Guest Editorial (Only when invited by the editor)

Specific Manuscript Instructions

Original Research Papers ( Maximum authors: 6)

Reports of original clinical and basic research of interest to the Medical, Dental, Health and allied science are the primary material to be published as original articles. Randomized control trials, intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic tests, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analysis, case-control series, and surveys with a reasonably high response rate. The text would be limited to 3000 words, with an abstract of 200 words, maximum of 5 tables and figures (total) and up to 40 references.

Review articles( Maximum authors: 5)

Reviews and clinical debates may be invited or proposed by the editorial board. They would cover a contemporary topic and would generally be wide-ranging overviews of a field of research. Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysis would be prioritized. Maximum length would be 3500 words with 6 tables and figures (total) and 30 references.

Points of Technique ( Maximum authors: 6)

This section will feature original work relating to the technical aspects of a cutting edge technology or reports the initial laboratory or clinical experience in the field of medicine, radiology, surgery & pathology. Word count up to 2000 words excluding references and abstract with 10 references maximum would be permitted.

Technical notes( Maximum authors: 4)

They concern descriptions of new techniques relating to medicine, radiology, pathology and surgery. These short reports must contain a brief clinical or experimental account of their use. Word count up to 1500 words excluding references and abstract with 10 references maximum would be permitted.

Case reports( Maximum authors: 4)

Unique case reports and series that highlight practical diagnostic and/or management would be prioritized and permitted for further review protocol. Word count up to 2000 words excluding references and abstract with 10 references maximum would be permitted. It is advisable that the authors avoid sending case reports which have been reported number of times in the available literature.

Short Communications( Maximum authors: 4)

These manuscripts are to provide an opportunity for the presentation of preliminary or brief observations that do not warrant a full paper. The manuscript should be prepared as is an Original Article with its word count limiting to 1500 words excluding references and abstract and up to 8 references.

Book reviews( Maximum authors: 4)

Book reviews are short articles (about 500 words) that are written by specialists and read by the general community. The aim of a book review is to give a brief summary of the book's strengths and weaknesses and to evaluate the book's overall usefulness to the audience it is intended for.

Clinical observations( Maximum authors: 4)

Clinical and Laboratory Observations (CLOs) are either: (1) "case reports" that provide novel insight into pathophysiology, diagnosis, or treatment of an entity that does not represent a coincidental association; (2) small series of diagnostic or therapeutic interventions; or (3) brief, focused studies related to a topic of interest to pediatricians. Please note that CLOs are not designed to present information that is generally available in textbooks, even if the reported entity is novel. CLOs are designed to provide readerswith new information and stimulate new approaches to diagnosis, clinical management, or research. CLOs should be less than 1000 words with a brief, unstructured abstract of less than 50 words. A combined total of 2 tables and figures are recommended.

Viewpoints ( Maximum authors: 4)

Viewpoints are short opinion pieces focusing on the latest high-impact research in the respective fields up to 1000 words (including any figure and table legends). A maximum of 15 references can be used.

Commentary (Maximum authors: 4)

It is a discussion of an article or trial that was recently published or that is soon to be published, and that is interesting enough to warrant further comment or explanation. This type of Commentary discusses specific issues within a subject area rather than the whole field, explains the implications of the article and puts it in context. Opinions are welcome as long as they are factually based. Another type of commentary is more editorial in nature and covers an aspect of an issue that is relevant to the journal's scope. Examples of this type of Commentary could be a discussion of the impact of new technology on research and treatment, or a discussion of changes in peer review or grant application procedures and their effect on research.

Letters to the editor( Maximum authors: 3)

Letters to the Editor are intended to provide an opportunity to discuss issues related to previously published original articles, case reports or short communications and should not be used for the presentation of the authors? preliminary data from their own investigations. The content should limit 400 words with 4 references.

Manuscript Preparation

To optimize the automated pre-editing and tagging process specific to the manuscript article type, manuscripts must be furnished in the correct format and with the appropriate section and heading. Please attend to the following details:

• Submissions should be double-spaced
• All margins should be at least 1 inch
• All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom right-hand corner, beginning with the title page.
• Do not use "Enter" at the end of lines within a paragraph
• Turn the hyphenation option off; include only those hyphens that are essential to the meaning.
• Specify any special characters used to represent non-keyboard characters

Use of word processing software

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. Format the text using 12-point size of Times or Times New Roman font. All paragraph modes are set flush left at 25 lines per page on A4-size paper, leaving 1 inch margins on all sides. Keep the layout of thetext as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing thearticle. In particular, do not use the wordprocessor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words.However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you areusing a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If nogrid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in away very similar to that of conventional manuscripts.

Every Submission must be accompanied by three essential Files

I. Cover Letter

Papers are accepted for publication in the Journal on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. This must be stated in the covering letter.

The covering letter must also contain an acknowledgment that all authors have contributed significantly, and that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript.

If tables or figures have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher), stating authorization to reproduce the material, must be attached to the covering letter.

II. Manuscript File (All pages to be numbered at bottom right corner from the title page onwards

Manuscript Organization

A. Title Page: Should be the first page of the manuscript (To be typed in 12 font size, Times new roman style, single spacing and overall margin of 1 inch).

Should contain the following details
1. Title of the article & Type of Manuscript (refer manuscript types)
2. Names of Authors with Author designation, affiliation & their highest academic degree.
3.Corresponding Author should be mentioned separately (Contact of details of corresponding author is mandatory)
4. Provide a "Short Running Title" at the bottom of the page
5. Declare conflict of Interest and Source of funding

Example: Source of funding: None        Conflict of interest: None Declared

B. Main Text: Begin on a new page (To be typed in 12 font size, Times new roman style, Double spacing and overall margin of 1 inch)

The Main Text should contain the following subheadings (In bold)

Title of the article: Brief Title without abbreviations
Abstract (Should be structured for Original Research papers into 1. Background & Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion) as follows:
Keywords: Provide 3-5 keywords in alphabetical order taken from MeSH browser only.

Content: (Provide suitable subheadings in bold for the various types of manuscript) For Original Research Papers the following subheadings should be followed:

• Introduction
• Materials & Methods
• Results
• Discussion
• Conclusion
• Clinical Significance
• References in Vancouver style only ( On a Separate page)
• Legends for Figures ( On a Separate page)
• Acknowledgements if any

References

1. General Instructions: (Kindly note: If your references are perfect and accurately formatted, the time taken to give a decision on your manuscript and subsequent publication is shortened considerably).
2. All references in text, tables, and legends must be identified in the text by consecutive Arabic numerals in parenthesis, listed after closing the punctuation mark.
3. Place the references as a superscript without brackets immediately after the author name or if author name is not included in the sentence, place it at the end of the sentence after closing the punctuation mark. Consecutive references should be cited as 1-4 instead of 1,2,3,4.
4. In the reference section, number each reference consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order).
5. List all authors up to 6; if more than 6, list the first 6 followed by 'et al.' References must follow the general arrangement and punctuation according to the VANCOUVER STYLE of referencing.

Type of Referencing to be used in Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology and Surgery (Vancouver Style)

Book with One Author or Editor
Mason J. Concepts in dental public health. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.

Two-Six Authors/Editors
Miles DA, Van Dis ML, Williamson GF, Jensen CW. Radiographic imaging for the dental team 4th ed. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier; 2009.
Dionne RA, Phero JC, Becker DE, editors. Management of pain and anxiety in the dental office. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2002.

More than Six Authors/Editors
Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, et al., editors.
Harrison?s principles of internal medicine. 17th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2008.

Chapter in a book
Alexander RG. Considerations in creating a beautiful smile. In: Romano R, editor. The art of the smile. London: Quintessence Publishing; 2005. p. 187-210.

Standard journal article
Kulkarni SB, Chitre RG, Satoskar RS. Serum proteins in tuberculosis. J Postgrad Med 1960; 6:113-120.

Volume with supplement
Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl 1:275-282.

Issue with supplement
Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23(1, Suppl 2):89-97.

Figures

1. Figures should be submitted as TIFF images with 300dpi resolution.
(Check yourself for clarity: Zoom your image to 300% in windows picture manager or the picture viewer in your operating system, there should not be considerable loss of clarity).

2. If you include text or figures that have been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s).

3. Mention the figure numbers in the text at the appropriate places in parenthesis before the closing punctuation mark. E.g. (Figure 1) or (Figures 1A)

4. All figures should be provided as separate files. Include color figures wherever possible.

5. The file name should include the figure number. Label file names as: Figure 1, Figure 2 etc. If multiple figures form a part of a sequence label them as Figure 1A, Figure 1B etc.

In case of photomicrographs indicate the stain and magnification as follows Figure 1:Photomicrograph demonstrating serous salivary gland acini with chronic inflammatory cells (H&E stain at 100x magnification ).

6. Please provide figure legends on a separate page with Arabic numerals corresponding to the figures. The legends should be included in the manuscript text file immediately following the references.

7. Image manipulation
Whilst it is accepted that authors sometimes need to manipulate images for clarity, manipulation for purposes of deception or fraud will be seen as scientific ethical abuse and will be dealt with accordingly.
For graphical images, this journal is applying the following policy: no specific feature within an image may be enhanced, obscured, moved, removed, or introduced. Adjustments of brightness, contrast, or color balance are acceptable if and as long as they do not obscure or eliminate any information present in the original. Nonlinear adjustments (e.g. changes to gamma settings) must be disclosed in the figure legend.

Tables & Graphs

1. The table or graph numbers should be cited at the relevant places in the text in parenthesis after the Punctuation mark. E.g. (Table 1) or (Tables 1-4) or (Tables 1, 4, 6-8).
2. Each table or graph should appear on a separate page. A title for every table which summarizes the whole table must be given above the table.
3. Tables and Graphs should be self-explanatory and not duplicate the data presented in figures.
4. Footnote symbols: ?, ?, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM if present should be identified in the headings. Do not include reference citations in tables and table legends. Tables mandate resolution of 900 -1200 DPI in TIFF format.

Copyright Form

The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will have to duly sign and take signatures of associated authors on the copyright form as available on the submission platform at www.jmrps.net The manuscript cannot be published until a completed form is received by the Editorial Office.

1. Figures should be submitted as TIFF images with 300dpi resolution.
(Check yourself for clarity: Zoom your image to 300% in windows picture manager or the picture viewer in your operating system, there should not be considerable loss of clarity)

2. If you include text or figures that have been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s).

3. Mention the figure numbers in the text at the appropriate places in parenthesis before the closing punctuation mark. E.g. (Figure 1) or (Figures 1A)

4. All figures should be provided as separate files. Include color figures wherever possible.

5. The file name should include the figure number. Label file names as: Figure 1, Figure 2 etc. If multiple figures form a part of a sequence label them as Figure 1A, Figure 1B etc.

In case of photomicrographs indicate the stain and magnification as follows
Figure 1: Histologic features demonstrating odontogenic follicles in a connective tissue stroma (H&E stain at 20x magnification).

6. Please provide figure legends on a separate page with Arabic numerals corresponding to the figures. The legends should be included in the manuscript text file immediately following the references.

Tables & Graphs

1. The table or graph numbers should be cited at the relevant places in the text in parenthesis after the Punctuation mark. E.g. (Table 1) or (Tables 1-4) or (Tables 1, 4, 6-8).

2. Each table or graph should appear on a separate page. A title for every table which summarizes the whole table must be given above the table.

3. Tables and Graphs should be self-explanatory and not duplicate the data presented in figures.

III. Copyright Form:

The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will have to duly sign and take signatures of associated authors on the copyright form as available on the submission platform at www.jmrps.net The manuscript cannot be published until a completed form is received by the Editorial Office.

Ethical Consideration

Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken and that it conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki. The Journal retains the right to reject any manuscript on the basis of unethical conduct of either human or animal studies. All investigations on human subjects must include a statement that the subject gave informed consent. Patient anonymity should be preserved. Photographs need to be cropped sufficiently to prevent human subjects being recognized or an eye bar should be used.

Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology and Surgery encourages authors submitting manuscripts reporting from a clinical trial to register the trials registries & bear a clinical trial registration number and name of the trial. Authors are required to disclose all sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for their study. Donors of materials (for free or at a discount from current rates) should be named in the source of funding and their location (town, state/county, country) included. Other donors will be identified in the text. If no funding has been available other than that of the author's institution, this should be specified upon submission. Authors are also required to disclose any potential conflict of interest. These include financial interests (for example patent, ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker's fee,) or provision of study materials by their manufacturer for free or at a discount from current rates. Author's conflict of interest (or information specifying the absence of conflicts of interest) and the sources of funding for the research will be published under a separate heading entitled "Conflict of Interest and Sources of Funding Statement". Any experiments involving animals must be demonstrated to be ethically acceptable and where relevant conform to national guidelines for animal usage in research.

Changes to Authorship

This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed. After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.

Consent for Identifying Information

If any identifying information is included in any part of the manuscript, you must obtain a written, informed consent from the patient and submit a copy of the document to the Editorial Office.

Reproduction of Published Material

If you wish to reproduce text, figures or tables that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s). Please submit a copy of the permission letter or other evidence that such permission has been granted along with the Copyright Assignment Form after the manuscript has been accepted for publication in Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology and Surgery.

Submission of Revised Manuscripts

While submitting a revised manuscript, contributors are requested to include a point to point response to reviewer's comments at the beginning of the revised manuscript text file itself. In addition, if any changes are made to the manuscript, please mark the changes as underlined or differently colored text in the article.

Page Proofs

Page proofs of the manuscript, a form for marking corrections and instructions for filling the form will be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail, before publication of the manuscript.
Authors should type the proof corrections in the form and send it to the Editorial Office.While checking the proofs, take note that the text is complete and all figures and tables are included in the proofs.
Respond to all queries from the Editorial Office; check the proofs for changes like spellings,punctuation and setting of text, tables, figures and figure legends.
Corrected proofs must be returned to the Editorial office within 72 hrs (3 days) of receipt.The page proofs can be sent to the Editorial Office by uploading through our website or as emailattachments.

Copyright Policy

All articles published in Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology and Surgery are open-access articles whose reproduction and distribution rights exclusively rest with JMRPS and their associated publisher only.
Contents of this site, partial or as a whole, should not be included in a framed web page, document or in anyother presentable form used anywhere else.
The Journal does not grant to any user or association a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right and license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable commercial or non-commercial purpose.
The entire contents of the Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology and Surgery are protected under International copyrights and rest solely at the discretion of JMRPS

Personal Assistance

If you need assistance with the submission of your manuscript at our electronic submission site, please contact editor.jmrps@gmail.com.

Checklist (Kindly go through this Checklist Prior to Submission)

• Copyright form duly signed by all authors

• Manuscript file with Title page prepared in accordance with author guidelines (with tables & graphs placed at the end.

• Figures in form of 300 dpi TIFF images (Legends provided at the end of the manuscript).

• References in Vancouver Style