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Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science (JRMDS) is an open access and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination of latest knowledge in the field of medical and dental research. Articles reporting original article in form of Randomized controlled trials, intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analyses, case-control series, and surveys with high response rate, field studies and theoretical concepts are all welcome, Journal seeks to publish high quality review articles from distinguished authors, and research letter reporting new findings in medical sciences. Letters to the editor are also welcome. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal" developed by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science (JRMDS) is a print as well as electronic, open access and single blinded peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination of latest knowledge in the field of medical and dental research. Articles reporting original article in form of Randomized controlled trials, intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analyses, case-control series, and surveys with high response rate, field studies and theoretical concepts are all welcome, Journal seeks to publish high quality review articles from distinguished authors, and research letter reporting new findings in medical sciences. Letters to the editor are also welcome. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal" developed by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
The Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science follows the single blind peer review process, reviewers are aware of the identity of the authors, but authors are unaware of the identity of reviewers. There is at least one external reviewer for each article in the issue for validating the work of researchers/scholars/scientists. The review processing of the journal is performed by the editorial board members of the journal.
THE EDITORIAL PROCESS
A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science only, and it has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. One of the authors will correspond with the journal for all matters related to the manuscript. Mere submission dose not confer the acceptance of manuscript for journal. On submission, article will be checked for plagiarism and editors review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. The journal will not return the unaccepted manuscripts.
Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science are sent to expert reviewers. During submission, the author can provide names, affiliations and Emails of qualified reviewers who have had experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript. The reviewers preferably should not be affiliated with the same institutes as the author(s). Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author.
The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within 48 hours failing which no further corrections will be made.
1. Original Articles
Original article is usually (but not necessarily) divided into “IMRAD” structure, it includes following sections:
Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion followed by Conclusion, References, Tables/Figure legends at the end of article. This structure is not an arbitrary publication format but rather a direct reflection of the process of scientific discovery.
Double-spacing all portions of the manuscript— including the title page, abstract and text. Text should be written in Times New Roman fonts with 12 font size.
Authors should number all of the pages of the manuscript consecutively, beginning with the title page, to facilitate the editorial process. The word count of original article should be within 3000 words (excluding Abstract and references).
Original Article has a maximum of 6 figures and/or tables. References are limited to 25. For instructions on references, figures or tables, please refer to the following specific formats in this Instruction to Authors.
The title page should have the following information:
- Article title. Authors should include all information in the title that will make article both sensitive and specific. Concise titles are easier to read than long, convoluted ones. Titles that are too short may, however, lack important information.
- Authors? names and institutional affiliations. Authors are required to write their full name and surname along with their institutional affiliation.
- The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed.
- Disclaimers, if any.
- Contact information for corresponding authors. The name, mailing address, telephone and fax
- numbers, and e-mail address (compulsory) of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript.
- Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these.
- A running title of article. A short running head, not more than 80 characters (including letters and spaces) in the title page.
- Word counts. A word count for the text only (excluding abstract, acknowledgments, figure legends, and references)
- The number of figures and tables.
Conflict of Interest:
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Authors must submit written permission from the copyright owner (usually the publisher) to use direct quotations, tables or illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted form elsewhere, along with complete details about the source.
Abstract: Abstract is 250 words maximum and unreferenced, and must include the following subtitles:
Introduction, Aims, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion and Conclusion. Do not use abbreviations and acronyms.
Key words: Up to 5 key words or short phrases
Introduction, Material and Methods, Result and Discussion, Conclusion be prepared in accordance with "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal"
2. Review Articles:
These provide an in-depth review of a specific topic. Authors should preferably be working in and have published papers in the area being reviewed and have sufficient expertise to critically evaluate the relevant literature. An unstructured Abstract (200 words maximum) describing the methods used for literature researching, extracting, and synthesizing data should be included. A Review Article is normally 3000-4000 words (excluding Abstract and references). Illustrations are encouraged. References are normally limited to 50-60. Salient features and Key messages may be provided at the end of article Review articles are usually solicited by the Journal, but unsolicited material will also be considered (approx. 3000 to 4000 words).
3. Letters to Editor:
A good letter should be carefully constructed, make it clearly, pare out repetition, unnecessary detail and empty phrases. JRMDS welcomes all topics that relates to medical sciences including clinical, scientific, educational, human resource or economic. The article can have up to 800 words, 2 figures/tables, and 10 references. Letters to Editor should have no abstract and no sub-headings. For instructions on references, figures or tables, please refer to the following specific formats in this Instruction to Authors.
4. Case Report:
Case report is a detailed report of the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an
individual patient and preferably contains: 1) unique cases that may represent a previously un described condition; 2) unexpected and important association of two or more diseases; 3) adverse or unexpected treatment response; or 4) any other clinical observation based upon well-documented cases that provide important new information. Organize the manuscript into the following main headings: 1) a non-structural abstract and keywords; 2) text [introduction, case history & detail, discussion]; up to 1000 words 3) References: up to 20 references; 4) Figures, two or three.
FORMAT OF REFERENCE
All references in the text must be numbered consecutively, place each citation immediately after the term or phrase and usually before the period; they should appear like the following: [1,2,5,6] or [7-9]. The Uniform Requirements style for references is based largely on an American National Standards Institute style adapted by the NLM for its databases. Authors should consult NLM?s Citing Medicine for information on its recommended formats for a variety of reference types. Authors may also consult sample references, a list of examples extracted from or based on Citing Medicine for easy use by the ICMJE audience; these sample references are maintained by NLM.
- Journal article less than or equal to six authors (list all authors):
Motamedi MH, Hashemi HM, Shams MG, Nejad AN. Rehabilitation of war-injured patients with implants: analysis of 442 implants placed during a 6-year period. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1999; 57(8): 907-13.
- Journal article more than six authors (list first six and add et al.):
Chapman AB, Zamudio S, Woodmansee W, Merouani A, Osorio F, Johnson A et al. Systemic and Renal Hemodynamic changes in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle mimic early pregnancy. Am J Physiol 1997; 273:777-82.
O?Connor-Fleming ML, Parker E. Health promotion: Principles and practice in the Australian context. 2nd ed. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin; 2001.
- Chapter within a book:
Fuller J, Edwards J, Procter N, Ross J. Mental health in rural and remote Australia. In: Wilkinson D, Blue I, editors. The new rural health. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2002. p. 171-185
- Personal author(s):
Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
- Editor(s), compiler(s) as author:
Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.
- Journal article on the Internet:
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug12];102(6):[about 3 p.].
Available from: http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm
- Link/URL: U.S. positions on selected issues at the third negotiating session of the Framework
Convention on Tobacco Control. Washington, D.C.: Committee on Government Reform, 2002. (AccessedMarch 4, 2002, at http://www.house.gov/reform/min/inves_tobacco/index_accord.htm).
- Unpublished Material: In press or Forthcoming (Note: NLM prefers "Forthcoming" rather than "In press" because not all items will be printed.)
Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. ProcNatlAcadSci U S A. Forthcoming 2002. Personal communications or manuscripts either “in preparation” or “submitted for publication” are unacceptable as reference.
FORMAT OF TABLES
- Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.
- Tables with more than 10 columns and 25 rows are not acceptable.
- Number tables, in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each.
- Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
- Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.
- Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
- For footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||,¶ , **, ††, ‡‡
- Tables with their legends should be provided at the end of the text after the references. The tables along with their number should be cited at the relevant place in the text. An example follows for ready reference:
FORMAT OF FIGURES
- Upload the images in JPEG format. The file size should be within 1024 kb in size while uploading.
- Number all figures in the order of their citation in the text.
- Include a title for each figure (no longer than 15 words). Titles and detailed explanations belong to the figure legends, not on the illustrations themselves.
- Multi-panel figures (for example Fig. 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d) should be submitted as a single composite file that contains all parts of the figure.
- Labels, numbers, and symbols should be clear and of uniform size. The lettering for figures should be large enough to be legible after reduction to fit the width of a printed column.
- Figure titles and legends should be provided in the main manuscript, not in the graphic file.
- The photographs and figures should be trimmed to remove all the unwanted areas.
The legends should be included in the main manuscript text file immediately following the figures. For each figure, the following information should be provided:
- All figures must have Arabic numbers corresponding to the illustrations (i.e., Fig. 1, 2, 3 etc.).
- Short title of figure (maximum 15 words).
- Supply a detailed explanation of each figure (maximum length, 40 words).
- Define all symbols and arrows that are used to identify parts of the figures.
- Explain internal scale and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.
Please note: it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures that have previously been published elsewhere.
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Copyright and License Agreement
All works published by Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science (JRMDS) are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC 4.0 License). This permits anyone to copy, distribute, display, perform and modify the work for any purpose provided that the source is appropriately cited.
In submitting a research article ('article') published by the JRMDS certify that:
- I am authorized by my co-authors to enter into these arrangements.
- I warrant, on behalf of myself and my co-authors, that:
- the article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party rights;
- I am/we are the sole author(s) of the article and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to JRMDS are not in breach of any other obligation. If the law requires that the article be published in the public domain, I/we will notify JRMDS at the time of submission upon which clauses do not apply;
- the article contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or of confidence or of commitment given to secrecy;
- I/we have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the article. To my/our - and currently accepted scientific - knowledge all statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with the Plagiarism policy, as submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Authors must keep in mind that the submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). Please note the JRMDS has a robust policy on plagiarism. Offenders will be blacklisted from the journal and reported to their host institution. If you are in any doubt that your paper contains plagiarized material please conduct a thorough check before submission.
Archiving Policy: No policy in Place
Article Level Metrics: Metrics not calculated
Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Duties of Editors
The Executive Editor or/and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published in current volume of the journal. He may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the nature of the authors or the host institution including race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
When genuine errors in published work are pointed out by readers, authors, or members of editorial board, which do not render the work invalid, a correction (or erratum) will be published as soon as possible. The online version of the paper may be corrected with a date of correction and a link to the printed erratum. If the error renders the work or substantial parts of it invalid, the process of retraction can be initiated. In such case, the retraction communication with explanations as to the reason for retraction will be published as soon as possible. Consequently, the message about retraction will be indicated on article page and in pdf version of retracted article.
If serious concerns are raised by readers, reviewers, or others, about the conduct, validity, or reporting of academic work, editor will initially contact the authors and allow them to respond to the concerns. If that response is unsatisfactory, Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science will take this to the institutional level.
Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science will respond to all allegations or suspicions of research or publication misconduct raised by readers, reviewers, or other editors. Cases of possible plagiarism or duplicate/redundant publication will be assessed by the journal. In other cases, Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science may request an investigation by the institution or other appropriate bodies (after seeking an explanation from the authors first and if that explanation is unsatisfactory).
Retracted papers will be retained online, and they will be prominently marked as a retraction in all online versions, including the PDF, for the benefit of future readers.
Duties of Reviewers
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Editor will take reviewer misconduct seriously and pursue any allegation of breach of confidentiality, non-declaration of conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), inappropriate use of confidential material, or delay of peer review for competitive advantage. Allegations of serious reviewer misconduct, such as plagiarism, will be taken to the institutional level.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Authors should ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.