Author Guidelines

Author Guidlines

ISaMed Journals aims to make submission as easy as possible for authors. We only require a Word/PDF file of the new article and the images in JPEG format on submission. Authors are asked to submit at revision stage the source files used to create their PDF, the text of which can be in either Microsoft Word. If the files are too high in their file size they can be submitted in rar/zip files.

Papers must be written in English. Authors can format their papers in the way that they choose. It is not mandatory to submit the pages that look like published journal pages, as the detailed typesetting design work will be undertaken by ISaMed Journals, as part of the production process. However, we do ask that authors consider the readability for referees when formatting their manuscripts. For example, please use a readable font size (at least 10 point for text and 11 bold for side headings) and line spacing (1.5). There is no need for authors to include line numbers in their manuscript as these will automatically be added on submission. Figures and tables should be embedded at the appropriate point within the text, rather than placed at the end of the manuscript. Tables should be clearly drawn in an Excel sheet which will be convenient while typesetting the article.

Length of Articles
ISaMed Journals do not restrict the authors for the length of the article. Articles can be longer/shorter based on the topic of the particular research, provided that the length is clearly justified by the scientific content.


Article structure

The article/manuscript should normally consist of the following sections and should follow the Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion system:

  • a title page with the title of the article, name(s) of author(s) and address(es) of establishment(s) where the work was carried out and conflicts of interest
  • an abstract- where the references should not be mentioned
  • an introduction
  • a methods section
  • a results section
  • a discussion section
  • a conclusion section
  • an acknowledgments section
  • a list of references

 The following sections give a brief overview of the main elements of an article. Please read these first.

Title page

 Title of article

 The title should be concise, informative and meaningful to the whole readership of the journal.

 Authors and addresses

 For articles with several authors, please list the names of all the authors first, followed by the full postal addresses, using superscript numeric identifiers to link an author with an address where necessary. We can publish the author names only in English, so we request you to send your names in English rather than using native language for names.

 If an author’s current address is different from the address where the work was carried out, this should be explained in a footnote. You can also include Fax, Telephone and e-mail addresses on the title page.

 Abstract

 Your abstract should give readers concise information about the content of your article. It should be informative, accessible and not only indicate the general scope of the article but also state the main results obtained and conclusions drawn.The abstract should be complete in itself - no table numbers, figure numbers, references or equations should be referred to.

 Main text

 It is helpful for readers if your article is concise, but clarity is essential. Short sentences and paragraphs make reading easier. You should aim for consistency within your article in matters such as hyphenation and spelling.

 All acronyms and abbreviations should be clearly explained when they first appear in the text, and all units used should be consistent throughout the article.

 Article structure

 Introduction

 This should be concise and describe the nature of the problem under investigation and its background. It should also set your work in the context of previous research, citing relevant references. Introductions should expand on highly specialized terms and abbreviations used in the article to make it accessible for readers.

 M aterials and Methods

This section should provide sufficient details of the experiment, simulation, statistical test or analysis carried out to generate the results so that the method can be repeated by another researcher.

Results
The results section should detail the main findings and outcomes of your study. You should use tables only to improve conciseness or where the information cannot be given satisfactorily in other ways such as histograms or graphs. Tables should be numbered serially and referred to in the text by number (table 1, etc.). Each table should have an explanatory caption which should be as concise as possible.

Discussion
This should discuss the significance of the results and compare them with previous work using relevant references.

Conclusion
This section should be used to highlight the novelty and significance of the work, and any plans for future relevant work.

Acknowledgments
All authors and co-authors are required to disclose any potential conflict of interest when submitting their article (e.g. employment, consulting fees, research contracts, stock ownership, patent licenses, honoraria, advisory affiliations, etc). This information should be included in an acknowledgments section at the end of the manuscript (before the references section). All sources of financial support for the project must also be disclosed in the acknowledgments section.

The name of the funding agency and the grant number should be given, for example:

'This work was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through a National Cancer Institute Grant Number’.

References

It is vitally important that you fully acknowledge all relevant work. You should also consult our Ethical Policy for ISaMed Journals for general guidance on compiling your reference list.

A reference should give your reader enough information to locate the article concerned and should consist of:

  • author name(s) and initials
  • year of publication
  • title of the journal or book
  • the volume number
  • for books: town of publication and the name of the publisher
  • and finally the article number or page numbers.

Where there are up to ten authors, all authors’ names should be given in the reference list. Where there are more than ten authors, only the first name should appear, followed by et al .

Example: van Toorenenbergen AW, Dieges PH. Demonstration of spice-specific IgE in patients with suspected food allergies. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1987 Jan; 79(1):108–113. [PubMed ]

You should take particular care to ensure that the information is correct so that links to referenced articles can be made successfully. Material which is really a footnote to the text should not be included before the reference list, which should contain only references to bibliographic data. Copies of cited publications not yet available publicly should be submitted for the benefit of the referees. Unpublished results and lectures should be cited for exceptional reasons only. Before submitting your article, please ensure you have done a literature search to check for any relevant references you may have missed.

Reference labelling systems

In the Vancouver numerical system, references are numbered sequentially through the text. The numbers should be given in square brackets, e.g. [1], [3-7] etc., and one number can be used to refer to several instances of the same reference. The reference list at the end of the article then lists the references in numerical order, not alphabetically.

 Figures

Carefully chosen and well-prepared figures, such as diagrams and photographs, can greatly enhance your article. We encourage you to prepare figures that are clear, easy to read and of the best possible quality. Characters should appear as they would be set in the main body of the article. We will normally use figures as submitted; it is therefore your responsibility to ensure that they are legible and technically correct.

 Note: If you are intending to use previously published figures, you must obtain written permission from the copyright holder before using them in your article.

Figure legends

Your figures should be numbered in the order in which they are referred to in the text. If there is more than one part to a figure (e.g. figure 1(a), figure 1(b) etc.), the parts should be identified by a lower-case letter in parentheses close to or within the area of the figure.

Note: Captions should be included in the text and not in the figures.

Supplementary data

All journals encourage authors to submit supplementary data attachments on submission to enhance the online versions of published research articles. Supplementary data typically include multimedia files such as video clips, sound files, animations, large tables, additional figures or appendices. Supplementary files are hosted for free with your article on our online journals page and are accessible to the whole readership.