Authors are advised to read “Instructions to Authors” and follow the format accordingly. General style: Manuscript should be presented concisely in MS word prepared in double space with the font size of 12 in the Times new roman style. The manuscript should be arranged in the following order: title; running/short title; author details, abstract; introduction; objectives; materials and methods; results; discussion; conclusion; acknowledgement; conflict of interest and references. Tables, figures and captions for figures can be provided separately following the reference.
The author should register with the journal before submitting the manuscript online as per the template given.
Manuscript should be prepared as follows
The title should be simple and informative, useful in indexing and information retrieval. A short running title should be provided.
The abstract should not exceed 200 words. The abstract has to indicate the scope and significance of the manuscript highlighting the principal findings and conclusions. The abstract should be structured as objectives, materials and methods, results and conclusion.
The introduction part should be brief and specifically tells about the aim of the study. Review of literature should be crisp and it is necessary to indicate the reason for the research undertaken and the essential background.
Objectives should be written down clearly and specifically what the researcher wanted to find out or prove at the end of the study. If there is more than one objective it can be presented in the order of importance
Materials and Methods
The nomenclature, source of material and procedures should be clearly stated. The experimental part should be clearly mentioned which would help the other workers to repeat the work if necessary. New methods or modifications in the old protocol should be described in sufficient detail. If the methods are clearly well recognized, a mere reference to them will do
Only such data as are essential for understanding the discussion and main conclusions emerging from the study should be included. The data should be arranged in unified and coherent sequence so that the report develops clearly and logically. The data should be analyzed for point estimates for example like means, proportions, correlation co – efficient etc as the case may be followed by test of statistical significance / confidence intervals. Any other relevant analysis can also be presented.The same data should not be presented both in tabular and graphic forms. Only such tables and figures as are necessary should be given. Interpretation of the data should be taken up under discussion; in some cases, however, it may be desirable to combine results and discussion in a single section.
Long discussions can be avoided. The discussion should deal with the interpretations of results without repeating information already presented under results. It should relate the new findings to the known and include logical deductions.
Should be brief and state precisely the outcomes reflecting the objective of the study.
Acknowledgement should be brief and limited to financial grants/support, any specific assistance like statistical analyses, sample donation, etc., and not for providing routine facilities.
References to literature should be numbered consecutively, following the same sequence in the text and the list appended at the end. Vancouver style will be followed in the reference section.
Conflicts of interest
Any financial, personal, social or other interests that may influence the author regarding the publication should be disclosed