Instructions

1. Aim and scope

International Journal of Biological and Medical Research (IJBMR) publishes papers describing original research in all areas of contemporary biological and medical fields.

Submitted original research papers should represent a novel and important contribution to the understanding of any area of biological and medical research and provide mechanistic insights into the process.

All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical, and will be peer-reviewed. Articles submitted to the journal should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication. Manuscripts should follow the style of the journal and are subject to both review and editing.

International Journal of biological and medical research is an international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary online journal published in quarterly in the months of January, April, July and October. The journal accepts Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Report and Short Report Communications.

1.1Scope of the Article: All Biological & Medical Sciences like Anesthesiology, Animal Research, Basic medical sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology,   Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Biology, Cancer biology, Cardiology, Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Dibetology, Dermatology, ENT, Endocrinology, Free radical Biology, General surgery, General Medicine, Genetics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Hematology, Herbal Therapy, Human physiology, Immunology, Infertility, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine & Techniques, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Neonatology, Neurology, Nephrology, Nursing care, Nutrition, Oncology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Plant Study,  Plant Bio Technology, Pharmacology, Pulmonology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, STDs, Stem Cell Research, Toxicology, Urology & Virology, etc...

2. Submission of Manuscript

Register yourself as an author and submit the manuscript by clicking online submission. In case any problem through the on line submission authors are invited to submit their manuscripts through Journal email address (ijbmronline@gmail.com) along with a covering letter preferably by the corresponding author or first author. Each manuscript will be provided with a manuscript ID and all correspondence is done through e-mail. Please always refer to the manuscript ID for any further enquiries.

3. Organization of Manuscript

Manuscript should be typewritten in 12 font size, 1.5 line spacing, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Title page, Sections (Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, Conclusions), Acknowledgements, References, Illustrations (Tables and figures along with caption and legends) and Tables and Figures captions and legends.

3.1 Title Page: Title page contains title of the manuscript in bold face, title case (font size 14), names of the authors in normal face, title case (font size 12) followed by the address of authors in normal face, lower case (font size 12). Names of the authors should appear as initials followed by surnames. Full names may be given in some instances to avoid confusion. Followed by the author names, please provide the complete postal address or addresses with pin code number of the place(s), where the research work has been carried out. If the publication originates from several institutes, the affiliation of each author should be clearly stated by using superscript Arabic numbers after the name and before the institute. The author to whom correspondence should be directed must be indicated with an asterisk. At the bottom left corner of this page, please mention “*For correspondence” and provide a functional e-mail address of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence (including galley proofs) is to be sent.

3.2 Sections: Manuscripts should be divided into the following section titles (normal face, upper case) and subtitles in each section (bold face, lower case):

Abstract: An abstract not exceeding 300 words (for Short Communications between 60 and 80 words) should be provided typed on a separate sheet. Abstract should include aims, methods, results and conclusion.

Keywords: Up to 4-6 keywords must be provided in alphabetical order, preferably taken from Index Medicus. These keywords should be typed at the end of the abstract.

Introduction: It should be a concise statement of the background to the work presented, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced. It should be started in a separate page after keywords.

Materials and Methods: It shall be started as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All-important materials and equipments, the manufacturer’s name and, if possible, the location should be provided. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.

Results: The important results of the work should be clearly stated and illustrated where necessary by tables and figures. The statistical treatment of data and significance level of the factors should be stated wherever necessary. Data that is not statistically significant need only to be mentioned in the text - no illustration is necessary.

Discussion: This section should deal with the interpretation of results, making the readers to understanding of the problem taken and should be logical. The discussion should state the scope of the results, which need to be further explored. Results and discussion of the work can also be combined under one section, Results and Discussion.

Conclusions: Concisely summarizes the principal conclusions of the work and highlights the wider implications. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.

3.3 Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements as well as information regarding funding sources should be provided.

3.4 References: Citations of literature within the text must be presented in numerical order and should be set in square brackets, thus [1, 12]. The cited literatures are also collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading “References”. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the index medicus. Please give the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the paper is not yet in print.

Please note the following examples-Journals:

     [1]. Donald DH. Oxidative stress and vascular disease. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2005; 26:689–695.
     [2]. Donne ID, Ranieri R, Roberto C, Daniela G, Aldo M. Biomarkers of oxidative damage in human disease. Clin Chem. 2006; 52:601–623.
     [3]. Liu TS, Wang Y, Chen SY, Sun YH. An updated metaanalysis of adjuvant chemotherapy after curative resection for gastric cancer. EJSO. 2008; 34: 1208-1216.

Chapter in a book:

     [1]. Goadsby PJ. Pathophysiology of headache. In: Wolff's headache and other head pain. Silberstein SD, Lipton RB, Dalessio DJ (eds). 7th ed. Oxford, England, Oxford University Press, 2001, pp 57-72

3.5 Tables: Should each be typed on a separate page, numbered in sequence with the body of the text. Tables should be headed with a short, descriptive caption. They should be formatted with horizontal lines only: vertical ruled lines are not required. Footnotes to tables should be indicated with a), b), c) etc. and typed on the same page as the table.

3.6 Figures: Should be on separate pages but not inserted with in the text. All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited. Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining in detail the contents of the figure and are to be typed under the figures. Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word. Alternatively photographs can be submitted as JPEG images. Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows, numbers or letters used in the illustrations should not be written on the illustration itself but should be clearly explained in the legend. Avoid inserting a box with key to symbols, in the figure or below the figure. All Tables and Figures captions and legends should be typed on a separate page.

4. Article Proofs

Page proofs are sent to the designated author through e-mail. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within 48 hours of receipt.

5. Copyright

Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published. The Copyright Transfer Agreement can be downloaded here (in ward file & PDF).

Submission of your paper to this journal implies that the paper is not under submission for publication elsewhere. Material, which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication, will not be considered for publication in this journal. Submission of a manuscript is interpreted as a statement of certification that no part of the manuscript is copyrighted by any other publisher nor is under review by any other formal publication. By submitting your manuscript to us, you agree on BioMedSciDirect Publications copyright guidelines. It is your responsibility to ensure that your manuscript does not cause any copyright infringements, defamation, and other problems. Submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the BioMedSciDirect Publications or its Editorial Staff. The main author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.

6. Page Charges and Re-print

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.