|International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports|
GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports (Int J Med Rev Case Rep)
Int J Med Rev Case Rep is an open access, monthly online international double-blinded peer-reviewed medical journal that publishes medical reviews, case reports, short communications, book reviews, videos and image cases on all aspects of medicine.
The authors may send their manuscripts in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Turkish languages.
The journal's full text is available online also at http://www.JournalMedicalReports.com. The following instructions follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals).
Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they have been submitted solely to International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports (Int J Med Rev Case Rep) and that they have not been previously published, either in whole or in part. Int J Med Rev Case Rep is a fully peer-reviewed Journal. Manuscripts should be neatly typed, single-spaced throughout, including tables, graphs, figures.The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes in all matter published in the journal and cannot enter into correspondence about papers not accepted for publication.
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ETHICS IN PUBLISHING
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior.
Ethics topics to consider when publishing:
Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
All submissions must include Copyright Assignment Form.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
Hazards and human or animal subjects: Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.
Use of patient images or case details: Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.
Review Articles of specialized topics within the scope of the journal. The maximum length allowed will be 3,000 words, not including the abstract (max. 250 words) or the references. Authors who plan to submit reviews to the journal are advised to contact the review editor Cvetanka Hristova at email@example.com to discuss the suitability of the proposed topic.
Point of View Articles on challenged conventional ideas or hypotheses and which could invite further discussion or debate through correspondence or articles in the journal. Authors who plan to submit Point of View Articles to the journal are advised to contact review editor Cvetanka Hristova at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the suitability of the proposed topic. The manuscript should not exceed 2000 words with 2 figures and 30 references.
Short Communications reporting on research that has progressed to the stage where preliminary publication is appropriate. The maximum length allowed will be 2,000 words not including abstract (max.250 words) or the references (maximum 12). There should not be more than 2 illustrations (figure/table).
Letter to the Editor will be considered for publication:
- If they describe interesting observations.
- The maximum length allowed will be 750 words, 5 references and 1 illustration.
- A 50-word abstract is required in the submission box for the benefit of potential reviewers. Please do not include the abstract in the manuscript file.
- Section headings are not be used in the text.
PUBLICATION PROCESSING FEES
International Journal Medical Reviews and Case Reports (Int J Med Rev Case Rep) doesn't charge article submission from the authors. Int J Med Rev Case Rep charges a publication fee of 70 USD for authors. There are no colour figure charges. http://www.journalmedicalreports.com/submit-article
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly 'Articles in press' because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information.
As an author you (or your employer or institution) have certain rights to reuse your work.
The International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports (Int J Med Rev Case Rep) provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research open access to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Int J Med Rev Case Rep is an Open Access Journal. This means that all content is open access without charge to the user or his/her institution following the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.
The costs of publication are covered by a small publication charge, which is payable by authors (or their grant funding body or institution) whose articles are accepted for publication.
For open access articles, permitted third party (re)use is defined by the following Creative Commons user license:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)
For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s).
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