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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.
  • Article must conform to the guidelines for authors
  • I declare that article has NOT been published or submitted elsewhere for publication.
  • I guarantee that the work is original and does not infringe copyright or other party’s property rights.
  • I declare that all authors have read and approved this submission and I have given appropriate credit to everyone who participated in this work.
  • Use of human/animal specimen, patients/volunteers, patient images, or case reports: (i) I declare that ETHICAL APPROVAL has been taken from Institutional Review Board/Local Ethical Committee and will present when asked by the editor. (ii) I declare that PATIENTS CONSENT have been taken and will present when asked by the editor. If the patient has died, then consent for publication must be sought from the next of kin of the patient. (iii) I am sure that ETHICAL APPROVAL and PATIENTS CONSENT statements have been documented in the article.
  • I am sure that article has a Running Title: A running title is a short descriptive title of the manuscript and no more than 50 character long (including spaces).
  • Images must have a resolution of 300-600 dpi for the gray and color scale.
  • Relevant declarations of conflicts of interest have been made.

Author Guidelines

International Journal of Health Sciences (IJHS) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles pertaining to all fields of medical sciences including medicine, dentistry and applied medical sciences, which provide contribution to medical knowledge. Articles may include new experimental methods of medical importance, new experimentally obtained results, new interpretation of existing results or data pertaining to clinical problems, or epidemiological work of substantial scientific significance. All such articles should aim for the development of medical concepts rather than merely recording the facts. Incomplete studies will be strongly discouraged. The journal categorizes articles into Original Articles, Review, Case Report/Case Series, Rapid Communication, Letter to the Editor and Editorials. Each type of article has a special format and should comply with the updated IJHS Instructions for Authors, which are published in all issues.

Articles involving human/animal specimen, patients/volunteers, patient images, or case reports: Studies on these subjects require ETHICAL APPROVAL from Institutional Review Board/Local Ethical Committee and PATIENTS CONSENT. If the patient has died, then consent for publication must be sought from the next of kin of the patient. Both ETHICAL APPROVAL and PATIENTS CONSENT statements should be documented in the article, if appropriate.


Manuscript must be in good English, typewritten using Times New Roman font size 12 only, double-spaced with one inch margin on all sides. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the corresponding author and all coauthors that they have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and that the article has NOT been published or submitted to any other journal for publication. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright owner for the use of any copyrighted material in the submitted article.

Each original article must contain:

1. Title page

Title page should contain the following information:

  1. Complete title of the article
  2. Name(s) of author(s)
  3. Department(s)
  4. Institution(s) at which work was performed
  5. Official phone/fax no, mobile phone no, personal e-mail address of the corresponding author, and institutions address.

2. Structured Abstract

Abstract should be factual condensation of the entire work and should NOT exceed 250 words and must be written under the following subheadings:

  1. Objectives
  2. Methodology
  3. Results
  4. Conclusion

3. Text

Text must be arranged under the following headings:

  1. Introduction
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion(s)
  6. Acknowledgements (if any)

Introduction provides a brief survey of literature, purpose of the study, etc.; the Methodology and procedures should be concise but detailed enough to enable the reader to reproduce the experiment. Commonly used procedures and methods need not be described but require a reference to the original source. In Result Section only findings, presented in the form of tables or figures, should be included without duplication of presentation and no discussion of the significance of the data. Discussion should present the significance of the data under the prevalent understanding of the phenomenon. Speculative discussion is allowed but it should be concise and corroborated by the presented data. Conclusionsummarizes the study and is drawn from the results and discussion. Acknowledgements, if any, should be placed at the end of the text and before references.

  1. References

References should be listed consecutively as NUMERICAL in PARENTHESES. The final bibliography should be in the order in which they are quoted in the text and written in œVancouver Style as mentioned below:

(i). Standard journal article.

Rasheed Z, Haqqi TM. Endoplasmic reticulum stress induces the expression of COX-2 through activation of eIF2α, p38-MAPK and NF-κB in advanced glycation end products stimulated human chondrocytes. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012;1823:2179-89.

For seven or more authors, list only first six and add et al as mentioned below:

Rasheed N, Ahmad A, Singh N, Singh P, Mishra V, Banu N, et al. Differential response of A 68930 and sulpiride in stress-induced gastric ulcers in rats. Eur J Pharmacol. 2010;643:121-8.

(ii). Chapter in a book.

Rasheed Z, Haqqi TM. Cytokine networks and MAPKs “ towards new therapeutic targets for rheumatoid arthritis. In: Preedy VR, Hunter R, eds. Cytokine Modern insights into disease from molecules to man. Enfield, Science 2011; 31-47.

  1. Tables and Figures (or Images)

Tables and figures, complete with legends and footnotes, should be on separate pages. The tables and figures pages should be consecutively numbered at the end of the article. Position of the tables or figures in the text must be indicated.

Instructions for Preparation of Images:

Please note: An image can refer to the following: Graphs, photographs, maps, charts, paintings, drawings, diagrams, etc.

Images must be embedded within the manuscript text of the article. Once the article accepted for publication, the author may be asked for an image in high resolution file format.

It is strongly recommended before embedding images in the manuscript, images must be prepared as mentioned below in the image specifications section.

Image specifications

Images must be prepared in accordance with the instructions mentioned on the PubMed Central website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pub/filespec-images/

The key factor for preparation of images for sufficient quality is images must have a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi) for the grayscale (or black and white) and at least 600 dpi for color scale. The acceptable image formats are tiff, jpeg, gif, psd or png.

Image Copyright

For any image that the authors have not made themselves, the authors will need to have written permission to reproduce that image, even if the image is posted on the internet. It is the authors responsibility to obtain permission to use the images, not the publishers. Permission must be obtained in writing before the article can be submitted.

For complete information, please visit the Copyright Agency Limited website: http://www.copyright.com.au/get-information/about-copyright


The purpose of a review is to provide clinicians, scientists and those in training with a clear and up to date concept of a subject of current interest. It should be very informative thoroughly referenced and easily readable with fluency of language. The text should not exceed 3-7 journal pages. An abstract should be in a single paragraph of a factual condensation of the entire review work and should not exceed 250 words. For all other informations including title page, typing and reference style, please follow the instructions above.


The case report/case series must contain genuinely new information. The reports should have clinical significance, new adverse effect(s) of a drug or other unique first time observations, etc. Patient consent for publication must be obtained from the patient in written or, if this is not possible, the next of kin before submission. The author(s) must have been involved in the care of the patient.

Case Report/case series should contain a single paragraph summary and text should not exceed 1000 words (excluding summary, references, tables and figures) with maximum 10 bibliographic references and either three figures or three tables. Each case report/case series must contain:

  1. Summary (should not exceed 120 words)
  2. Introduction
  3. Case Presentation
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion
  6. Competing interest
  7. Patient consent

For all other information including title page, typing and reference style, please follow the instructions for original articles.


Rapid/Special/Short communication should be complete work, such as complete results of a short pilot study, not merely a preliminary report and should not exceed 1500 words with one figure and/or one table. An editorial decision will be provided rapidly without reviews. For writing and references style, follow the same instructions listed above.


Opinions on topics and articles recently published in the journal will be considered for publication if they are objective and constructive in nature and provide some academic or clinical interest to the readers. These letters may also be forwarded to the author of the cited article for possible response. The editor reserves the right to shorten these letters, delete objectionable comments, make other changes, or take any other suitable decision to comply with the style and policies of the journal. For writing and references style, follow the same instructions listed above.


Editorial will be written by one member of the editorial board as solicited by the Editor-in-Chief. The editorial is generally a scientific review on one or two of the current topics pertaining to medical sciences.

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