Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript preparation


Manuscript (in Microsoft word file, compatibility mode) should be typed in single space on one side of the paper leaving 1.5 inch margin on both sides. The official language is English.
Title Page
The article title, author's names, affiliations, corresponding author's address, phone/fax number and/or e-mail should be included in the first page.
Article (from second page)
Title should be followed by the abstract (not more than 150 words), 4-5 key words and the text matter in continuation. Abstract should not contain citations of references. There should be no name and address of the authors on the subsequent pages. The text proper, in times new roman font of 12 size, be subdivided into following sections; Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and References.
Tables and figures should be typed in continuation with text proper on suitable position. Standard symbols, abbreviations, nomenclature and standard international units be used.
References should be cited in the text by the surname of the author(s) and the year. In case of more than two authors, surname of the first author followed by et al. and the year be cited.
Photographs and illustrations must be original glossy print in triplicate.
Citation of Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively. Citation of tables and figures should use the format: Table 1, Figure 1, Parts in a figure can be identified by a, b, c, d, ... . and cited as Figure 2a, Figure 2b, Figure 2c etc.
References
References should be arranged in alphabetical orders. Avoid putting personal communications, unpublished observations, conference abstracts or conference papers as references.

Please use the following citation format and sequence as:

  • Journal Paper: Eknoyan G, Beck GJ and Cheung AK. 2002. Effect of dialysis dose and membrane flux in maintenance hemodialysis. Ind J Biol Stud Res; 3 (2): 47-68.
  • Book: Kiloh LG, Smith JS and Johnson GF. 1988.Physical treatment in psychiatry. Boston, USA: Blackwell Scientific Publisher; pp: 345.
  • Chapters in Edited Book: Beckenbough RD and Linscheid RL. 1988. Arthroplasty in the hand and wrist. In: Green DP, ed. Operative Hand Surgery, 2nd ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone;pp: 167-214.
  • Web Site: 1. [Internet] WHO: Geneva, Switzerland. Summary of probable SARS cases with onset of illness from 1 November 2002 to 31 July 2003. Revised 26 September 2003. http://www.who.int/csr/sars/country/table2003_09_23/en/
  • 2. [Internet] Kornberg R. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2006/press.html

Ethics Committee Approval and Patient Consent
As per the guidelines of Committee for the Purpose of Supervision of Experiments on Animals experimental research involving human or animals requires approval by author's institutional review board or ethics committee. All authors are requested to kindly that your institution is fulfilling the above said requirement.
If the manuscript contains photos or parts of photos of patients, informed consent from each patient should be obtained. Patient's identities and privacy should be carefully protected in the manuscript.