Initial Submission

Articles, Letter to Editors, Reviews, Case Studies and Short Communications must be submitted via our online submission system. The authors are recommended to follow below-mentioned guidelines for manuscript preparation. 

Cover letter

We recommend authors to submit the manuscript with the cover letter although it is optional. The information provided in the cover letter remains confidential as it is not shared with referees. So it provides an excellent opportunity to the authors to mention the details regarding conflicts of interests or declare any work details that are already under press or submitted elsewhere. 

The authors must take a look at the editorial policies before manuscript submission to IJEHSR.

Figures

At initial submission, the figures are preferred to be incorporated within the manuscript in a single word file. The figures and tables may not be of high resolution but it should indicate proper results and data and in an understandable form for the referees and readers.

After acceptance, the authors may be instructed to resend further detailed information and extensive files for better display of results. However, some guidelines for final figure preparation are included below and here if you wish to minimize later revisions and possible delays.

  • At final submission, the images must be provided in RGB color and at 300 dpi or higher resolution.
  • Use the same font style and size for titles of all figures, recommended ‘Times New Roman’.
  • Authors must assure the visibility of each figure and the use of distinct colors.

Statistical Information

Authors must give the detailed information regarding the statistical analysis, the software used, the statistical test applied to generate results must all be mentioned. The error bars must be mentioned for each figure. The relevant significant and non- significant values must be added. Provide F- values for ANOVAs and T-values for t-tests and degrees of freedom must be given in both cases.

Supplementary Information

The data files and calculation and the background details must be retained as supplementary information and should be provided upon request by the editors. Authors must mention data availability statement within the methodology section. 

Human Subject Data

Any research involving human subjects should be conducted in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. Details related to subject information and informed consent are mandatory to be submitted along with the manuscript as supplementary files. In case of children, the written informed consent should be obtained from parents or guardians. In situations when it was not feasible or possible to obtain written informed consent, the reasons should be mentioned in detail. In case of illiterate participants, thumb impression is considered as equal to written informed consent. In studies involving occupational participants, permission of employer is mandatory. If animals have been used, it should be mentioned whether the relevant official guidelines for the use of laboratory animals has been followed.

Related Manuscripts

It is prime duty of the authors to inform the editors regarding any related manuscript that may be under consideration elsewhere or in the press. In such a case referenced documents may be requested.

Preprint Servers

The preprint services are only applicable for posting the original manuscript or accepted version. However, the published version of the manuscript may not be posted upon request.

  • Original submitted version - can be posted at any time.
  • Accepted version - posted 6 months after publication.
  • The published version / copyedited version - may not be posted on a preprint server or other website.

Appeals

After rejection, the authors are free to make an appeal but only if they have strong points that address the referees and editors comments and decision. The decision may be reversed only if the editors are convinced by the argument.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted through our online submission system. 

Manuscript Formatting

Format your manuscript according to below-mentioned guidelines for all manuscript categories.

Research Articles

Title of the article

The title should not exceed 200-250 characters. It should be reasonably self-explanatory yet concise to give an eye-catching view of the topic to the researchers outside the respective field.

Sequence

Complete name of authors with their affiliation, corresponding author name with an asterisk* email addresses of corresponding authors, and keywords (3-5 only) must be mentioned below the title of the article.

Abstract

All manuscripts should accompany clearly written and structured abstract to highlight the most important points of the text. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. The abstract should be structured as background, methodology, results & conclusion.

Introduction

This should describe the purpose of the article. It should end up with the rationale on the basis of which the study has been conducted. (It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study).

Methodology

All the details related to the data collection, study design, analysis, etc. should be mentioned. The methods should include all the details about the methodology which might be useful to replicate the experiment. Studies involving human subjects should mention the description of the recruitment procedure, compliance, language of the instrument (in case of a questionnaire). Statistical analyses and the software used should also be mentioned in this section.

Results

Results must be presented in the form of text. Tables and illustrations should be added wherever required. The contents of the tables should not be repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table or figure number must be given. Tables and illustrations should be merged within the text of the papers. Legends for illustrations should be placed and tables repeating information should be omitted. Each table should have a title and should be numbered sequentially. Any abbreviations should be explained in the footnotes. All graphs should be made in MS Excel, sent as a separate file, even if they are merged in the manuscript. For scanned photographs, the highest resolution should be used.

Discussion

It should emphasize the present findings and comparison should be made of variations or similarities with other studies in the respective field. The detailed data should not be repeated in this section.

Conclusion

It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.

Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest arises when a professional judgment concerning a primary interest may be influenced by a secondary interest. IJEHSR ask all authors at the time of submission to disclose any conflict of interest they may have.

Acknowledgment

Acknowledge all contributors.

Funding

Authors should declare sources of funding for the research mentioned. Affirming that they have not entered into an agreement with the funding organization that may have limited their ability to complete research as planned and that they have had full control of all primary data.

References

IJEHSR follows Vancouver Style of referencing. 

Review Articles

Types of Review Articles 

  • Narrative review: Existing studies, theories, and models are selected, summarized and compared in a Narrative Review. Results mainly focus on the qualitative view rather than a quantitative.
  • Systematic review: This involves statistical analysis of findings from several individual studies. Meta-Analyses are used to pool the results of individual studies.

Words limit

Review articles vary considerably in length i.e. the Narrative reviews may range between 8,000 and 40,000 words (references and everything else included) while Systematic reviews are usually shorter with less than 10,000 words.

Title of the article

The title should not exceed 200-250 characters. It should be reasonably self-explanatory yet concise to give an eye-catching view of the topic to the researchers outside the respective field.

Sequence

Complete name of authors with their affiliation, email addresses of corresponding authors, and keywords (3-5 only) must be mentioned below the title of the article.

Abstract

All manuscripts should accompany clearly written and structured abstract to highlight the most important points of the text. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. The abstract should be structured as background, methodology, results & conclusion.

Introduction

This should describe the purpose of the article. The author’s aim for reviewing the literature, the method and the organization of the described text. It should end up with the rationale on the basis of which the study has been conducted.

Methodology

The Systematic Reviews include a methodology section while structurally the Narrative reviews do not have a methodology section but should include some information about applied methods in other compared studies at the end of the introduction.

* The methodology of a review article must give an overall representation of the methodological approach. The number of articles cited for the literature review, selection criteria, the databases used for literature search and the papers of which time duration, were focused during the search. 

Main Body

The main body of a review article may be divided into sub-headings. Subheadings help to understand the flow of topic and reflect on what each section is about. Only one idea or topic must be covered per paragraph. The described research findings must be in link with the research question several studies must be referred to in a paragraph rather than just one. Link the studies to one another. Compare and discuss their relationships.

Conclusion

By the end of the review article, the author must state the answer to research question set in the introduction. Make sure your review gives a clear idea that integrates the points discussed throughout the review. This section sum-up your article but avoid repeating the abstract points. To have a clear take-home message that integrates the points discussed in the review.

Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest arises when a professional judgment concerning a primary interest may be influenced by a secondary interest. IJEHSR ask all authors at the time of submission to disclose any conflict of interest they may have.

Acknowledgment

Acknowledge all contributors. 

Funding

Authors should declare sources of funding for the research mentioned. Affirming that they have not entered into an agreement with the funding organization that may have limited their ability to complete research as planned and that they have had full control of all primary data.

References

IJEHSR follows  Vancouver Style of referencing.

Short Communications 

General Instructions

2500 words, 20 references, no more than 2 figures/tables.

Title of the article

The title should not exceed 200-250 characters. It should be reasonably self-explanatory yet concise to give an eye-catching view of the topic to the researchers outside the respective field.

Sequence

Complete name of authors with their affiliation, email addresses of corresponding authors, and keywords (3-5 only) must be mentioned below the title of the article.

Abstract

All manuscripts should accompany clearly written and structured abstract to highlight the most important points of the text. The abstract should not exceed 100 words. The abstract should be structured as background, methodology, results & conclusion.

Introduction

This should describe the purpose of the article. It should end up with the rationale on the basis of which the study has been conducted. (It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study).

Methodology

All the details related to the data collection, study design, analysis, etc. should be mentioned. The methods should include all the details about the methodology which might be useful to replicate the experiment. Studies involving human subjects should mention the description of the recruitment procedure, compliance, language of the instrument (in case of a questionnaire). Statistical analyses and the software used should also be mentioned in this section.

Results

Results must be presented in the form of text. Tables and illustrations should be added wherever required. The contents of the tables should not be repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table or figure number must be given. Tables and illustrations should be merged within the text of the papers. Legends for illustrations should be placed and tables repeating information should be omitted. Each table should have a title and should be numbered sequentially. Any abbreviations should be explained in the footnotes. All graphs should be made in MS Excel, sent as a separate file, even if they are merged in the manuscript. For scanned photographs, the highest resolution should be used.

Discussion

It should emphasize the present findings and comparison should be made of variations or similarities with other studies in the respective field. The detailed data should not be repeated in this section.

Conclusion

It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.

Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest arises when a professional judgment concerning a primary interest may be influenced by a secondary interest. IJEHSR ask all authors at the time of submission to disclose any conflict of interest they may have.

Acknowledgment

Acknowledge all contributors

Funding

Authors should declare sources of funding for the research mentioned. Affirming that they have not entered into an agreement with the funding organization that may have limited their ability to complete research as planned and that they have had full control of all primary data.

References

IJEHSR follows  Vancouver Style of referencing.

Editorials

A letter provides new insight, make corrections or offer alternate theories. It provides a direct way of communication between the author of the article and the readers of the journal. The author may also request clarification about existing content of the journal in an editorial.

General Instructions

Editorials should have fewer than 1000 words total, no abstract, a minimal number of references, and no figures or tables.

Title of the article

The title should not exceed 200-250 characters. It should be reasonably self-explanatory yet concise to give an eye-catching view of the topic to the researchers outside the respective field.

Sequence

Complete name of authors with their affiliation, email addresses of corresponding authors, and keywords (3-5 only) must be mentioned below the title of the article.

Main Body

The main body of an editorial must address the contents of an original journal article either to identify errors and make a correction; provide an alternate point; state additional information & evidence. The letter must be simple and focused. The literature/comments must be backed up with authentic references. Typically, the best letters are brief. The suggestion or conclusive statement must be mentioned in the last paragraph without references.

Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest arises when a professional judgment concerning a primary interest may be influenced by a secondary interest. IJEHSR ask all authors at the time of submission to disclose any conflict of interest they may have.

Acknowledgment

Acknowledge all contributors.

Funding

Authors should declare sources of funding for the research mentioned. Affirming that they have not entered into an agreement with the funding organization that may have limited their ability to complete research as planned and that they have had full control of all primary data.

References

IJEHSR follows Vancouver Style of referencing.

Case Studies 

Title of the article

The title should not exceed 200-250 characters. It should be reasonably self-explanatory yet concise to give an eye-catching view of the topic to the researchers outside the respective field.

Sequence

Complete name of authors with their affiliation, email addresses of corresponding authors, and keywords (3-5 only) must be mentioned below the title of the article.

Abstract

All manuscripts should accompany clearly written and structured abstract to highlight the most important points of the text. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. The abstract should be structured as background, case-presentation, management & results, conclusion.

Introduction

This should describe what the case is about, the purpose of the case study. If there is something especially challenging about the diagnosis or management of the condition that we are describing, now is our chance to bring that out. Each time we refer to a previous study, we cite the reference (usually at the end of the sentence). It should end up with the rationale on the basis of which the study has been conducted.

Case – presentation

This section must give the readers core information regarding the history of the case. The information must be relevant, avoid giving every detail just mention the information that helped to settle on your diagnosis. By the end of this section briefly describe the results of the clinical examination. The text must be in narrative style.

Management & Results

This section of the case study must clearly describe the number of times the treatment was repeated and the duration for which the patient was kept under observation. The treatment strategies must be specifically described as many of the readers may not be familiar with the treatment used. The patient’s status for improvement or worsening symptoms must be included.

Discussion

Discussion of a case study must include the established physiological and pathological items but the author must write precisely and report the questions raised from the observations during the study. All loopholes regarding the case cannot be fixed at a time so the writer must provide possible explanations only. Recommendations can also be mentioned along with the discussion. 

Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest arises when a professional judgment concerning a primary interest may be influenced by a secondary interest. IJEHSR ask all authors at the time of submission to disclose any conflict of interest they may have.

Acknowledgment

Acknowledge all contributors. 

Funding

Authors should declare sources of funding for the research mentioned. Affirming that they have not entered into an agreement with the funding organization that may have limited their ability to complete research as planned and that they have had full control of all primary data.

References

IJESHR follows Vancouver Style of referencing. 

 

(IJEHSR Editorial Board have decided to switch the reference style from APA to Vancouver Style from Volume 5 Issue 3, meeting held on 3rd July 2017)