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Author Guidelines

INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS
This information can also be accessed  at http://www.iambr.info/AMBR/author_guidelines.html Articles to Archives of Medical and Biomedical Research are submitted under the condition that the work described has not been published or is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors will be required to sign a ‘Copyright transfer/Anti-plagiarism declaration/Conflict of interest’ form for all papers accepted for publication.

SUBMISSION
Authors are encouraged to submit by email at editorambr@iambr.info. We prefer the articles to be sent as a formatted text file like 'Microsoft Word', typed in double space and figures as JPEG files. Revised manuscripts must be submitted in their final form within 2 months of author’s notification of conditional acceptance (pending satisfactory revision). Resubmission after this time will be considered a new submission.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
Cover page
The cover letter must include the name and address along with telephone no., Fax no. (if possible) and email address of corresponding author. The author should declare that: "The study (original research/case report/reviews/etc.), entitled “...” was conducted by me/us as an original work and has not been published anywhere else".

Title page
The title page includes title, short running title, authors’ names and affiliations, and manuscript details such as type (Original research paper, Review article, case report, short communication, letter to editor, etc.), number of text pages, number of tables and number of figures.

Abstract and Key Words
The journal uses unstructured abstract, however, it should include the background, brief description of methods and results, and conclusion. The abstract should not be more than 250 words. Authors should provide a minimum of four keywords. Do not use abbreviations for keywords.

Text
Headings should be appropriate to the nature of the paper. For original research papers, text should be organized as Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References. For case reports, the author should organize the text as Introduction, Case details, Discussion, Conclusion and References. Other papers e.g. review articles may be subdivided as the authors’ desire. Brief communications are concise, but complete, articles published in a special section of this journal. A manuscript submitted as a brief communication should not exceed four printed pages including references, figures, tables and legends. The author may submit a maximum of three figures and/or tables. The manuscript must include an abstract, keywords, an introduction, methodology or description of procedures, results, discussion, conclusion and a list of references. We also welcome letters to the editor and consider these for publication on the basis of space availability. Letters should be 1000 words maximum, including title, text and a maximum of five references. One table or figure is permitted. Individuals can write letters to the editor in response to topics discussed in the journal and to raise other topics of interest to professionals. Editors will review letters, and reserve the rights to edit letters for length and content.

The journal uses a system of primary, secondary and tertiary headings. As per this system, all letters of primary headings are in capitals (e.g. DISCUSSION). Only the first letter of the secondary heading and proper nouns are in capitals (e.g. Study sample). Only the first letter of tertiary headings is capitalized (e.g. Creatinine Clearance). All headings are boldfaced and only tertiary headings are italicized.
References should be mentioned in the 'Vancouver style'. This style is based on the format used by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in the Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in the Index Medicus.

Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should be submitted as separate files. Do not submit tables as photographs. Figures should be saved in JPEG format. Please do not use PowerPoint or other presentation software, and do not import graphics into Word. If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit the written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material.

Ethical policy
For the research papers containing results of human and/or animal studies, a high standard of ethics should be applied in carrying out investigations. The papers should include a statement to the effect that the research protocol was approved by a local ethical committee and informed consent obtained from each subject prior to inclusion in the study.

Conflict of interest
If there are no conflicts of interest, the author should state there are none. Sometimes, the authors will have financial or other ties to commercial entities related to products, services and other aspects named in the manuscript. Failure to disclose such potential conflicts will be considered unethical. Therefore, the authors must disclose any financial or personal relationship with other people or organizations that could influence their study. The authors should do so in the manuscript at the end of the text under a subheading "Conflict of interest notification".

Authors Contribution
The corresponding author clearly states the contribution of all authors.

 

 

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