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Instructions to Author for Article Submission

The Journal supports only research that has been conducted according to the protocol approved by the institutional or local committee on ethics in human investigation. Where no such committee exists, the research should have been conducted in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of World Medical Association.

A peer-reviewed journal provide a platform for the publication of advance scientific research in the area of learning, development, instruction & teaching.

Submission Requirements

Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal published. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other co-authors. It is also the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the relevant institution.

Microsoft Word 2010 or higher document file must be used to submit a manuscript. The text must be double spaced with 1" margins and justified to the left-hand margin. Avoid using "styles" or document templates. The "Normal" Word format is recommended. (Arial 12-point text is preferred.) Please number all pages. Only online submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid publication and minimize administrative costs. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review.

Peer Review

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

Types of Articles

Articles should follow a standard format as described in described in below format.

Original Article – This includes the original reports of trials, studies of diagnostic tests or surveys. The text would be limited to 3000-5000 words, with an abstract of 250 words, maximum of 5 tables and figures (total) and up to 40 references. Reports of original clinical and basic research of interest to the Pediatric community are the primary material to be published as original articles. Randomly controlled trials intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic tests, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analysis, case-control series, and surveys with a reasonably high response rate.

Case Reports - Reports of an unusual manifestation of a disease or a new disease should be submitted with photographs. The Journal encourages the submission of case reports that highlight practical diagnostic and/or management considerations. The format of these papers should follow that described in the section above. Identifying information within written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees should not be given.

Review Article - An article that summarizes the current state of understanding on a topic. It surveys and summarizes previously published studies, rather than reporting new facts or analysis. An article review is both a summary and an evaluation of another writer’ article. They would cover a contemporary topic and would generally be wide-ranging overviews of a field of research. The reviews and clinical debates will be subject to the standard review process. The minimum word length would be 3000 and maximum would be 5000 words with 6 tables and figures (total) and 50 references.

Clinical Trail – Finding of clinical trial done through the respective procedures & describing the findings.

Brief Reports - Short reports of preliminary studies may be submitted in the category of Brief Reports with maximum 1500 words. These manuscripts must be structured like Original Articles

Book Review – Analysis of a book that includes its subject, strengths and weaknesses and context. Books for review shall be posted on the journal, and received reviews shall be published, at the discretion of the Editorial Board.

Announcements - Announcement of conferences, meetings, courses, awards, and other events of interest to the readers should be submitted with the name and address of the person from whom additional information can be sought. These can contain up to 200-300 words.

Title and Authorship Information

The following information should be included:

Paper title - The title of the manuscript should appear at the top of the first page. The title must clearly state what the article is about

Full author names - Names of all contributors (first name, middle name initial, and surname in that sequence), highest academic degrees, and their professional affiliations.

Full institutional mailing addresses - Name, address, telephone number, fax number Email addresses - e-mail of corresponding author.

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 200 to 250 words. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Please include a structured abstract which vary according to the type of article.

Original Articles - Including headings i.e.: Background, Aims, Methods, Results, Limitations, Conclusion) of not more than 250 words with 3-5 key words

Case Reports – Including headings i.e.: Background, Aims, Case Description, Conclusion.

Research Article – Review Article - Including headings i.e.: Background, Aims, Review Result, Conclusion, Clinical Significance.

Clinical Trail - Including headings i.e.: Background, Aims, Technique, Conclusion, Clinical Significance.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a list of five to ten keywords contained in the article.

Manuscript File

Main article manuscript without any identifying information about authors or their affiliations. The article file should have sections Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References, Tables, Illustrations.

Introduction

This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.

Methods

This part should describe all the methods and material used, including sample size, statistics. It should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated.

Result

This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined. Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion

The observations should be related to other relevant studies in a logical sequence. It should summarize, but not repeat the Results. The conclusions should be linked with the aims and objectives of the study and should clearly state whether the objective was achieved. Limitations of the study should also be mentioned. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusion

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Acknowledgement

All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.

References

The journal follows PubMed Central guidelines along with Vancouver Style. Visit the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pmcdoc/tagging-guidelines/article/style.html and search for specific reference citations under the section “Fully-Tagged Citations”. All references must be cited in the text in superscript.

Examples of references: For journal articles: Sehgal VN, Srivastava G, Dogra S. Adult onset pityriasis rubra pilaris. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008;74:311-21. For books: Hunt TK, editor. Wound healing and wound infection: theory and surgical practice. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts; 1980.

For chapters in books:

Lever WF, Schaumberg Lever G. Pityriasis rubra pilaris. In: Lever WF, Schaumberg Lever G, editors. Histopathology of the skin. 7th ed. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott; 1996. p. 176-8.

For electronic media:

Bhatia A, Prakash S. Topical phenytoin for wound healing. Dermatology Online Journal. Available at: http://dermatology.cdlib.org. Accessed November 3, 2004.

Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be avoided in the title and abstract. A term or a disease must be spelt out at first mention, with the abbreviation following in parentheses in the text file.

Tables

Authors should submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.

The tables function in Microsoft Word is to be used to create data tables rather than using columns of tabbed information.

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Figures & Illustrations

Figures are often the best means of presenting scientific data. Sketches/charts/flow diagrams should be included in the article file document or as separate images. Images must be in color; in focus, free of distracting artifacts, and consistent in exposure. Photographs should be uploaded at the time of manuscript submission as individual high quality JPEG or TIFF files. Images must be at least 600 by 450 pixels (proportional height) in size when in landscape orientation with a resolution of at least 300 pixels per inch. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.).

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. File names for images must be clearly labeled according to the order in which they appear, (Fig. 1, Fig. 02 and Figs 1 and 2 or Figs 1-5 and so on in brackets and in running sentence, it should be spelt out as Figure 1).

Document / Certificate for Uploading

Authors are required to submit the manuscript along with all concerned certificates and documents Covering letter, copyright form, submission form, corresponding author form, contribution form.

Covering letter and other documents: A covering letter (signed by all authors), stating the title of the paper and the following points, and accompanied by the relevant documents, wherever applicable should be submitted as supplemental file at the time of submission.

(Concerned documents & certificates can be downloaded from the website & sent back through email with the filled information)

Authorship: All the authors have contributed enough towards this publication to justify authorship criteria.

Copyright: We transfer all copyright ownership of the enclosed manuscript to the journal if it is accepted for publication.

Sources of support: For studies, add 'this study was supported (or not supported) financially or otherwise (specify) by ………………………………….'

Conflict of interest: There is no conflict of interest of any of the authors with the results of this study. In case conflict of interest exists, please elaborate.

Ethics committee / Institutional review board's permission: We also declare that the study was assessed and approved by the institutional ethics committee / institutional review board and that the letter of approval is available with us for examination. Please attach a copy of the approval letter. A scanned copy of the same can be uploaded as supplemental file.

Permission: Copy of permission(s), if any, to reproduce published material is enclosed. A scanned copy of the same can be uploaded as supplemental file at the time of submission.

Patient's consent: The patient's consent to use photographs that may reveal the identity of the patient is enclosed. A scanned copy of the same can be uploaded as supplemental file at the time of submission.

Checklist for submission of Manuscript
• Prepare the manuscript as per the given instructions.
• Do not include author names or affiliation in any part of the article.
• Figures & Images should be as per the given specifications.
• Download the require documents & certificates from journal’s website & send us back with filled information through email.
• Send us your manuscript along with require document through your email.
• You will receive an email notification after submission.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Once all of the preparation is complete and you have all of the information and files ready for submission, please forward the article. Once the submission is completed you will be notified of its status in the review process.

Review Process

The article submitted will go through the plagiarism check followed by the editorial review process. After editorial review, it will then be sent to peer-review which takes 4-5 weeks & author will receive the final notification through email.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

If you need assistance with the submission of your manuscript at our electronic submission site, please contact us.

POST MANUSCRIPT ACCEPTANCE

Once the manuscript gets accepted post peer-review, corresponding author gets notified through email along with the acceptance letter with tentative issue details in which the said manuscript will get published. Author may expect the galley proof to be checked for corrections or final approval before publication nearly 4 weeks before the schedule release of the issue.

Galley Proofs: Once the author receives the galley proof for checking. They are supposed to edit text, comment on figures/tables and can answer to the queries provided in the query form that will be sent along with the pdf proof. Online proofing provides a faster and less error-prone process by allowing you to directly type your corrections, eliminating the potential introduction of errors.

Authors are encouraged to use proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. If the manuscript/proof requires any major language change or need the bulk of correction to be done then prior permission of the editor must be obtained. Kindly ensure that all corrections are sent in one communication. Proof should be checked carefully once before the final submission. Revert on Proofs must be received by the editor with 48 to 72 hours of receipt, as requested in the cover letter accompanying the page proofs.

Reprints: Reprints of articles can be purchased on request. Please write an e-mail to ………… for the same.

Review Policy

Each manuscript submitted to the Journal if found to be suitable will be sent to at least 2 reviewers for peer reviewing. "A DOUBLE BLINDED PEER REVIEW PROCESS IS STRICTLY FOLLOWED"

Plagiarism

Journal strictly wishes to communicate to all its readers, contributors, authors and co-authors and other concerned not to indulge in any form of plagiarism. The Editorial Board and the Review Committee has decided to take a Serious View in the above matter and shall resort to appropriate action as and when required.

Changes to Authorship

Journal follows a strict policy on accepted manuscripts. Once post acceptance, under no circumstances, journal allows author to add or delete author names however the spelling corrections will be allowed post verification.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Role of the funding source

Authors do disclose any financial support received for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

Disclaimer: The Views and opinions expressed in the articles are of the authors and not of the journal.
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