The International Journal Of Medical Sciences

  • THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
    Author Guidelines

    SCOPE

    The International Journal of Medical Sciences (TIJMS)  is a peer-reviewed journal committed to the advancement of scholarly knowledge and research findings of the medical sciences field. It contains articles related to medicine, healthcare, applied health sciences and alternative medicine.

    The International Journal of Medical Sciences (TIJMS) is published by an autonomous Editorial Board drawn from the Kulliyyah of Medicine and Health Sciences, University College of INSANIAH. In addition, distinguished editors from local and foreign universities are appointed to serve as advisory board members and referees.

    TYPES OF MANUSCRIPT ACCEPTED

    Submitted articles can be in the form of Original Article, Review Article, Case Report, Clinical Quiz and Expert Opinion.

    Original Articles
    Original article is completely a new research finding and result.

    Review Articles
    Review articles can be submitted by any authors or by invitation. These are systematic critical assessments of literature and data sources, usually written by experts providing recent information on a given specialty.

    Case Report
    Case reports should include a brief discussion of a single case (or several similar cases) with unique features not previously described. An unstructured abstract of less than 150 words should be provided. The report should not exceed 1,500 words with a maximum of 4 figures / tables allowed.

    Letter To The Editor
    Intellectual and scholarly letters to The Editor commenting on published articles are welcomed. This also applies to replies from authors. Letters may also discuss matters of general scientific or medical interest. Letters for publication in the print journal must reach us within 4 weeks of publication of the original article and should be no longer than 250 words. Letters of general interest, unlinked to items published in the journal, can be up to 500 words long. Writers may cite appropriate references and must disclose financial associations or other possible conflicts of interest.

    Clinical Quizzes
    A clinical quiz consists of a short history, physical examination with or without investigation results of a classical or rare case limited to 500 words. The aim of the quiz is to educate the journal readers about the case. At least one image (not more than three) should be included. The authors should provide 2 “best of five” questions with answers based on the case. A concluding discussion of not more than 200 words must also be provided at the end. Only 2 authors are allowed.  
     
    Expert Opinion
    Expert opinion can be submitted by any authors covering areas of medical education, medical ethics, fiqh in medicine, clinical practice guidelines and medico-legal. These are opinion-based essays of up to 2500 words of highly readable and compelling text by a single author or a group of authors. The author(s) name(s) and institution(s) must be clearly stated at the end of the text. No abstract is required.

    Student’s Section
    This section is only for medical students. It can be in the form of an interesting clinical case, a life changing experience, a personal viewpoint on a medical issue, report of an unusual elective or a structured abstract from a study conducted during medical training. Articles should be written in less than 1000 words with a maximum of 5 references. The main author should be a medical student but there is no restriction on the co-authors. All submissions will be considered by the editorial board and will not go through a peer review process.

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINE

    FORMAT AND STYLE
    The Journal publishes manuscripts written in English language.  Manuscript submitted to the journal for publication should be original contribution and must not have been previously published or is under consideration simultaneously by any other publication.
    Title Page: The title of a manuscript should be concise and descriptive using title case, bold and centered on page. The author names should be written as your name and followed by the initial of your father’s/family name. For example if your name is Badrul bin Shah, it should be written as Badrul S. A comma between authors and superscript 1 2 3 to indicate affiliation should be used.

    Abstract: The manuscript must include an abstract, describing its main points within 150 - 250 words in English language, written in a single paragraph with italic font and should be supplied with 3-5 keywords.

    Content: In general, the contents should comprise of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.
    Illustrations: All illustration will either be Table or Figure and must be labeled. Legend must be provided on top for Table and at the bottom for Figure.These illustrations should be referred in text, numbered in serial and must be supplied on pages separate from the text.

    References: References in the text should be denoted by giving the superscript numbering.  All alphabetically ordered references list should be included at the end of the manuscript.  All references cited in the text must appear in the reference list. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all information in the reference. Manuscripts must conform to the references in APA Style.

    ETHICAL STANDARDS
    When human subjects are involved, manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement that the experiments were undertaken with the understanding and written consent of each subject. Authors should be aware of the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki), which has been published in the British Medical Journal (18 July 1964).

    When experimental animals are used, the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with the European Communities Council Directive of 24 November 1986 (86/609/EEC) or with the Guidelines laid down by the NIH in the US regarding the care and use of animals for experimental procedures or according to the appropriate Ethics Committee on Animal Experimentation. All studies using human or animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Methods section identifying the review and approval committee for each study.
    Editors reserved the right to reject the submitted manuscripts if there is doubt whether appropriate procedures have been taken.
    COPYRIGHT
    It is the author's responsibility to ensure that his or her submitted work does not infringe any existing copyright. Authors should obtain permission to reproduce or adapt copyrighted material before submitting the final version of a manuscript.

    REVIEW PROCESS
    Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and at least one peer-reviewer. Decisions regarding the publication of a manuscript will be based on the Board's recommendations. The manuscript will be evaluated based on its appropriateness for The International Journal of Medical Sciences,contribution to the discipline, cogency of analysis, conceptual breadth, clarity of presentation and technical adequacy.  Manuscripts submitted by members of the journal's Editorial Board are subjected to the same review procedure.

    PROOFS
    One set of proofs will be sent to the author(s) by email to be checked for printing errors and it is the responsibility of the author(s) to submit corrections to the Editorial Board.
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