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Submitting Your Article

Submission of an article should include the following-
1. Title page (available for download in ‘Submit Article’ page)
2. Copyright form (available for download in ‘Submit Article’ page)
3. ICMJE CoI form (available for download in ‘Submit Article’ page)
4. Ethical Clearance Certificate (where ever applicable)
5. Informed consent forms (where ever applicable)
6. Abstract page
7. Article

 

Article Types and Preparation

Original Research Articles
1. Word Limit- 2700 words excluding abstract and references.
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images.
3. Should have the following sections-
a. Abstract- Should be 250-400 word long. Should be briefly written under following five sections-
       i. Background
      ii. Methods
     iii. Results
     iv. Conclusions
      v. Keywords
b. Background
c. Methods
d. Results
e. Discussion
f. Conclusions
g. Acknowledgement (if applicable)
h. Appendix (if applicable)
i. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 40 references.

Case Reports
1. Word Limit- 2000 words excluding references
2. Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images.
3. Should be written under the following headings (minor changes allowed)-
a. Presentation of Case
b. Clinical Diagnosis
c. Differential Diagnosis
d. Pathological Discussion
e. Discussion of Management
f. Final Diagnosis
g. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 25 references.

Review Articles
1. Word Limit- 3000 words excluding abstract and references.
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images.
3. Abstract- Should be 250-400 word long.
4. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 50 references.

Images in Medicine
1. Word Count- 1000
2. Please provide original content only
3. Images and Videos should be of high resolution.
4. Videos can be uploaded in YouTube or similar services, and link be mentioned in the section provided in article submission page.
5. Please remove all information that can identify a patient.
6. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 25 references.

Techniques and Instrumentation
1. Word Limit- 2000 words excluding references.
2. Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images.
3. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 25 references.

Letter to the Editor
Should reflect short, decisive observation. Up to 500 words and five references.

Authorship Criteria
To ensure authorship for the submitted manuscripts, the contributors should meet the following three conditions:
• Conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data has been done by the author
• Either drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content has been done by the author
• The final approval of the version to be published has been given by the author. Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to be allowed to take public responsibility for suitable portions of the content.

Naming Order for Contributors
The order of naming of the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and the writing of the manuscript. Once submitted, the order cannot be changed without the written consent of all the contributors.

Number of Contributors
In the event of a study carried out in a single institute, the number of contributors should not exceed eight. For case-reports, images, letters to the editor, and review articles, the number of contributors should not exceed five. There should be a written justification if the number of contributors exceeds five. If the JEMDS feels necessary it may ask for description of the contribution of authors towards the manuscript.