Author Guidelines

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ADVANCES IN MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH accept high quality original and review articles in the following topics: basic medical sciences, translational research, molecular medicine, clinical medicine, surgical techniques, epidemiology, public health, complementary and alternative medicine.

 

ARTICLE TYPES

 

Letter to the editor: short articles expressing opinions on a certain topic, usually written or commissioned by members of the Editorial Board.

News & Views: reports and commentaries of the latest advances regarding important events of basic and clinical medicine that might be of wider interest for our readers.

Reviews and Mini-reviews: comprehensive overviews of topics of high current interest.

Research Articles: original research articles on clinical medicine or basic medical science.

Case Reports: reports of rare cases with in-depth discussions and significant implications.

Commentaries: commentaries may be on policy, science and society or purely scientific issues and should be of significant interest to a broad readership.

Letters to Advances in Medicine and Medical Research: articles that may not cover “standard research” but that may be interesting to many researchers, and that will likely promote further research in the field.

 

AUTHORSHIP

 

All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for proper portions of the content. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from the beginning to published article. Authorship credit should be based only on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, data acquisition, or data analysis and interpretation; 2) drafting the article or revising it carefully for vital intellectual content; 3) final approval of the pre-published version. Conditions 1, 2 and 3 must all be met. Acquirement of funding or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship.

 

PLAGIARISM

 

As defined by the World Association of Medical Editors (http://www.wame.org/resources/publication-ethicspolicies-for-medical-journals): Plagiarism is the use of others' published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. The intent and effect of plagiarism is to mislead the reader as to the contributions of the plagiarizer. This applies whether the ideas or words are taken from abstracts, research grant applications, Institutional Review Board applications, or unpublished or published manuscripts in any publication format (print or electronic). ADVANCES IN MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript will be checked for plagiarism against previously published works. iThenticate checks submissions against millions of published research papers, and billions of web content. Authors, researchers and freelancers can also use iThenticate to screen their work before submission by visiting http://www.ithenticate.com.

For additional information, please see http://www.publicationethics.org.

 

ETHICAL APPROVAL OF STUDIES AND INFORMED CONSENT

 

For all manuscripts reporting data from studies involving human subjects or animals, formal review and approval by an appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee is required and should be described in the “Compliance with ethics guidelines” section. For those investigators who do not have formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki should be followed. Editors may request that authors provide documentation of the formal review and recommendation from the institutional review board or ethics committee responsible for approval of the study. The Journal requirements are in accordance with the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, drawn up by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), see footer of the page below.

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND SOURCES OF FUNDING

 

The politics of ADVANCES IN MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH regarding conflict of interest and sources of funding complies with the ''Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals'' (http://www.icmje.org/). Thus, a conflict of interest exists if any of the authors contributed in the manuscript has relations that could influence his or her judgment in an inappropriate manner. This could typically be financial relations with industry either directly or indirectly via family in the form of research funding, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria or expert testimony. Other sources of conflict of interest could be personal relationships, academic competition and intellectual passion. Authors submitting a manuscript to ADVANCES IN MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH are required to disclose any conflict of interest. ALL contributing authors are required to sign the ICMJE Conflict of Interest Form and provide a copy to the corresponding author prior to submission of their manuscript. The corresponding author must subsequently compile a full Disclosure Statement that accurately reflects what each author has disclosed and include this Disclosure Statement on the Title Page of the Main Document. It is the corresponding author's responsibility to store the ICMJE forms and to provide them to the Editorial Office if requested at any time. The Editors will abstain from participation in the peer review process and editorial handling of a manuscript if a conflict of interest exists, and the same applies for the reviewers.

 

MANUSCRIPTS PREPARATION

 

Manuscripts should be submitted in English language, 1.5 line-spaced with 2.5 cm margin from all sides. They should be submitted as only ONE Word file including all text, and with tables and figures at the end. Please do not upload separate files with tables and figures!

 

Title page

This should contain a concise title, full name and affiliations of all authors, and an abbreviated form of the title (running title). Full mailing address in English for the corresponding author should also be given, including e-mail address.

 

Page 2

This should contain structured abstract of up to 250 words. The abstract should contain a summary of what was done, the results obtained, and valid conclusions. A number of Keywords (between 4-6) should be supplied after the abstract.

 

Main text

The following pages should contain Introduction and background (long historical introductions should be avoided), followed by Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion which should incorporate the conclusion(s) drawn from the study, Acknowledgements and References. Do not use numbered headings or subheadings in any section. Numbered tables with legends, illustrations or graphs in high quality with legends should be on separate pages at the end of the manuscript document. Abbreviations should be kept to an absolute minimum.

Abbreviations in tables and figures should be explained in the legends. Text and footnotes must contain all the information necessary to understand and interpret the table without reference to the text. Illustrations must be clear enough to permit readable reproduction. Symbols should be large enough to be readable also after reduction of the illustration.

The experimental results should on the whole be published only in the form of graphs or tables, which must contain all the information necessary to understand the table or illustration without reference to the text.

 

Illustrations

Tables. Each table should have a brief, specific, descriptive title, giving sufficient explanation to make the data intelligible without reference to the text. Number all tables and cite in numerical order in the text, using Arabic numerals.

Figures and graphics. Cite figures in the text in numerical order using Arabic numerals. Please upload high resolution graphics (not less than 300 DPI). For the print publication, lay out figures as compactly as is consistent with conveying the relevant data. Figures will be sized to fit the smallest possible space, but in order to prevent radical changes in figure content, prepare the figures in one of two sizes: 8.0 cm (1-column width) or, if necessary, 11.5 cm (11/2 column width). These instructions do not apply to figures submitted for online review and prepublication.

Figure legends. All legends must begin with a short descriptive sentence that sums up the intent and content of the data contained in the figure. A more detailed explanation of the data contained in the figure and/or its parts should follow.

For queries, please contact our production editor at support@manspub.com.

 

Cover art

After your article has been accepted, you may have a figure or other illustration which is representative of your article considered for possible inclusion on the online journal cover. Please send your cover artwork to the Editorial Office no later than 7 days after acceptance. Graphs and charts will not generally be considered for the cover. Please also submit a descriptive text along with the figure. The Editor will select among the submitted figures. You will not be informed if your figure is not selected.

 

References

References must be cited according to the Vancouver system ( http://www.icmje.org ).

 

Examples of correctly written references

 

Journal article

Sharaf Eldin O, Fouda AM, Youssef AR, Hamilton P, Maxwell P, and Williamson KE. Reduction of mitomycin C resistance in human bladder cancer T24 cells by knocking down Ras oncogene.  Cancer Drug Resist. 2018; 1:59-71.

 

Book chapter

Zanger UM, Eichelbaum M. CYP2D6. In: Levy RH, Thummel KE, Trager WF, Hansten PD, Eichelbaum M (eds). Metabolic Drug Interactions. Lippincott Williams & Willis Philadelphia PA 2002;87-94.

 

DOI reference

Fouda AM, Youssef AR, Sharaf Eldin O. Comparative study of amlodipine vs. cilnidipine for the prevention of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat model. Fund Clin Pharmacol. 2017; 32: 173-173.

Doi: 10.1111/fcp.12335

 

Internet reference

http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/explore/remediatedSequence.do?structureId=4HHB

We recommend the use of software such as Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp.

 

Language

The manuscript should be written in clear English language. A manuscript may be returned to the authors for major linguistic revision and rewriting. The authors have the full responsibility for the English language and the style of the manuscript. The manuscript will be edited according to the style of the journal, and the proofs must be revised carefully by the author.

 

Nomenclature

The international nomenclature should be used. Chemical formulae should as far as possible be written on one line. If proprietary names are used, the chemical constitution or, if this is not known, the outline of the preparation must appear clearly in the text. When available, INN-names should be used. Only officially accepted abbreviations and abbreviations of long chemical names etc. should be used. Unnecessary abbreviations impede the reading of a paper; therefore the number of abbreviations should be kept at the minimum. Necessary abbreviations should be used with consistency and defined at first mention. Abbreviations should not be used in the title of the paper and in the running title.

 

PAGE CHARGES

 

In general, our Editors strive for a low acceptance rate. There is no submission fee, but ALL authors of manuscripts which are accepted for publication must pay an Article Processing Charges (APC) equals $20 (USD) per page of the edited proof. Partial or complete waiver for publication is provided on a case by case basis based on the discretion of the Journal Management Committee

 

Color figure charges

The cost of color figures in the print version will be borne by the authors. Rates for color reproduction are $150 per initial page of color and $100 for each additional page of color. However, there are no charges for figures and diagrams printed in black and white. Color figures are included in the online version of ADVANCES IN MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH with no extra charges.

 

Reprint charges

Reprints can be ordered for material printed in ADVANCES IN MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH and online only appendices. Quantities of reprints can be purchased with the reprint order form sent with page proofs to the contributors. Pre-payment is required for reprints. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and check are all acceptable forms of payment. Authors must pay for color figures in reprints.

To contact ADVANCES IN MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH for additional information or to order reprints, please contact: dania-ammr@manspub.com