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Author Guidelines


Our editorial team welcomes all researchers across the globe to publish their original works in our open access journals. All articles are evaluated based on an international peer review process. Accepted articles are published in full open access. No login required to read the full text or pdf versions of all articles. Here is the detailed description of the manuscript formats, submission, copyright, CrossMark and publication policies.

Submission policy

A submitted manuscript must be an original contribution not previously published (except as an abstract or preliminary report)

Submit manuscripts electronically through the online manuscript submission system. General correspondence may be directed to the Editorial Office.

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Submit manuscript via email: manuscriptsubmission@clinmedjournals.org

For any queries regarding the publication and correction please mail us at: galleyproof@clinmedjournals.org

Submit your manuscript along with cover letter. The manuscript file including text, tables, figures, references, and supplementary documents can be submitted in Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or PDF formats. Graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF. You can submit one PDF file with all content.

Manuscripts submitted under multiple authorship are reviewed on the assumption that all listed authors concur in the submission and are responsible for its content; they must have agreed to its publication and have given the corresponding author the authority to act on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the co-authors of the manuscript status throughout the submission, review, and production process.

Cover letter

Cover letter should contain all important details such as: author names, full title of article, list of authors with affiliations, e-mail of the corresponding author, number of attached files, if there is more than one and finally the status of manuscript: new or reviewed.

Mention in the cover letter if the manuscript was previously reviewed. If reviewed, send us the comments of the previous reviewers and your explanation on how you have revised the manuscript based on these comments. We will take it into account and speed up the review process of your manuscript.

Timeline for review

Authors will receive an initial decision on the manuscript within 20 days on average.

If you have an important results which you want to publish, request a fast-track review and get a decision on your manuscript within 7 days. Mention in the cover letter if you are requesting for fast-track review.

Types of manuscripts


Original articles

Papers of the results of original research limited to 5000 words. If additional space is needed, then use supplemental digital content options. Required subheadings include, abstract, objectives, methods, results, discussion, limitations, and conclusion. There should be a structured abstract with the limit of 500 words or less.

Review articles

Article should be limited to 6000 words. We consider general reviews that summarize the current understandings, a research on a topic, integrating recent advances with accepted principles and practice, or summarizing and analyzing consensus view of issues in practice.

Case reports & case series

Article describes new clinical phenomena, describe novel treatment approaches, provide preliminary documentation of treatment efficacy and promote evidence-based practice. Case reports must be structured as follows: Introduction (explaining the importance of the case), Case Description (providing all relevant information), and Conclusions (describing the detailed outcome of the report). Article should be limited to 3000 words.

Commentaries

Article should be limited to 2000 words. Any thoughtful discussions of current research topics. Commentaries are short, narrowly focused articles that are usually by authors upon invitation from editorial office. Unsolicited commentaries are also considered.

Brief reports

Brief Reports are short versions of clinical studies. This type of paper should not exceed 3000 words with a structured abstract of 250 words or less.

Editorials

Article should be limited to 2000 words. ClinMed considers editorials from invited members. Provide commentary concerning a previously published article in a journal or on a current research trends.

Patient care

The paper outline the use of practice based tools, procedures, algorithms that are used to help provide patient care. Articles should be limited to 2000 words.

Letter to the editor

We invite letters relating to, or responding to, recently published items in the journal.

Clinical trial

Article should be limited to 3000 words. The paper outline any research project that prospectively assigns human participants to intervention or comparison groups to study the cause-and-effect relationship between an intervention and a health outcome. A structured abstract is required, and trial registration information such as name, number, and URL must be listed.

Surgical techniques

Describe innovative surgical techniques with new operative procedures or improvements in existing procedures. Authors can include images which will be published in article. If need to include a video, demonstrating the surgical technique described, it will be published as online-only supplementary material. Article should be limited to 3000 words.

Manuscript structure


We are very flexible on the format of the manuscript submission - we believe that the data is important, not the format.

Title page

A title page must be included in the manuscript file. Below details are required while you prepare the title page.

1. Complete manuscript title

2. Authors' full names and affiliations

3. Name and address for correspondence, including fax number, telephone number, and e-mail address

4. Sources of support (if applicable): disclosure of funding received for this work from any of the following organizations: National Institutes of Health (NIH); Wellcome Trust; and other(s).

5. Statement of equal authors' contribution

Abstract

The abstract should be structured with the background, methods, results, conclusion and limited to 500 words.

Abbreviations

Write out the full term for each abbreviation at its first use unless it is a standard unit of measure.

Main text

Organize the main text into sections with appropriate section headings. The sequence should be as follows: title page, abstract, key words, abbreviations, introduction, methods, results, discussions, acknowledgments, references and figure captions.

Figures and figure legends

Figures can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Legends must be submitted for all figures. Separate word file can be used for the figure legends. Authors should clearly indicate the location(s) of tables in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript.

Tables and legends

Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF. Legends must be submitted for all tables. Include the table legends below the table. Authors should clearly indicate the location(s) of tables in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript.

References

Cite references in text in order of appearance. Cite unpublished data, such as papers submitted but not yet accepted for publication, or personal communications, in parentheses in the text. Provide online links to the sources cited, in order to allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services, such as Scopus, CrossRef and PubMed, etc. Use of the DOI is encouraged. Our team will take care of references style and take care of formatting process.

Supplementary material

ClinMed accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance your scientific research.

Video content

ClinMed accepts video material and animation sequences to support and enhance your scientific research. All the video files should be properly labeled.

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc should be listed in this section. Authors are required to disclose any form of conflict of interest in the acknowledgements section of the manuscript. All financial and material support for the research and the work reported should be clearly identified in this section. Mention if received any assistance of medical writing experts.

Publication policy

All manuscripts submitted to our journals are critically assessed by external and in house experts in accordance with the principles of peer review. ClinMed requires authors to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the conduct and reporting of research.

Revisions

Revised manuscripts can be uploaded through the online manuscript submission system or can be sent to editorial office via mail. Manuscripts need not be accompanied by a copy of the original version. If possible submit the revised manuscripts by a letter outlining a point-by-point response to journal editor's and reviewers' comments and detailing the changes made to the manuscript.

Production process

Once an article has been accepted for publication, the manuscript files are transferred into our production system to be language-edited and formatted. Language and technical editors reserve the privilege of editing manuscripts to conform to the stylistic conventions of the journal. Once the article has been typeset, PDF proofs are generated so that authors can approve all editing and layout.

Proofs

All proofs must be corrected and returned within 1 week of receipt. With the proofs will be a form providing the author with the opportunity to order reprints.

Copyright

Authors will retain copyright of their article. No formal permission will be required to reproduce parts (tables or illustrations) of published papers, provided the source is cited appropriately and reproduction has no commercial intent. Articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs, which allows readers to disseminate and reuse the article, as well as share and reuse of the scientific material.

Authors will retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the article. Authors can present the article at a meeting or conference and distribute copies of the article.

To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts.

CrossMark policy

CrossMark is a multipublisher initiative by the CrossRef Organization to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of a document. Click on the CrossMark logo in any given document to view status information about the document. If an update exists, the status information will include a CrossRef DOI link to the updated document.

The appearance of a CrossMark logo on a document indicates that ClinMed journal is committed to maintaining the content through any updates, corrections, enhancements, retractions, or other changes, and alerting readers to these changes if and when they occur. read more