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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Summary of the Editorial and Review Process

  1. After submission, a reference code is assigned to each manuscript.
  2. The editorial team assigns potential reviewers to the manuscript.
  3. Reviewers inform the editorial team if they can review the manuscript within the given timelines or not.
  4. If yes then the reviewers must submit review reports to the editor.
  5. The editorial team discusses the reports and makes the final decision.
  6. The editor contacts the author with the decision.
  7. The final decision may include Acceptance, Rejection, Minor Revision, and Major Revision.

Preparing Files for Submission

We strongly encourage all authors to read Journal Guidelines before submitting their manuscript. For initial submissions and most revisions, authors should submit the following files for consideration by the editorial team and the referees:

General instructions: A Cover letter should be attached with the manuscript (this is optional and is accessible to the editors only). To facilitate the review process we strongly encourage you to incorporate the manuscript text and figures into a Microsoft Word file. Abbreviations should be spelled out in full forms.

Ethical Consideration: Wherever necessarily required, the authors should declare the ethical approval. Name of the institutional review board who has given approval should be mentioned. 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. If animals have been used, it should be mentioned whether the relevant official guidelines for the use of laboratory animals has been followed.

Informed Consent: If human subjects are involved in the study, details related to subject information and informed consent are mandatory. 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.

Competing Interest: A competing 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 competing interest they may have. The authors should mention competing interests if any.

Source of Funding: The authors should state the source of funding with grant number (if any). In case, if no external support was available, it should be mention clearly. When the support was taken from the commercial company, the role of funders in the study design, data collection, data analysis, statistical analysis, etc. should be elaborated.

Dual Publication: If some part of the article, figure or any result has already been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere, it should be mentioned in the covering letter. If part of results, table or figure from someone else publication is used, the authors should provide permission to reuse them in an open access journal under the open access license.

Figure Guidelines: Suitably high-resolution figures may be inserted into the text at appropriate positions or grouped at the end. Each figure legend should be presented on the same page as its figure. The reference list should include article titles and follow Vancouver style of referencing. It is recommended that the tables and graphs incorporated in the manuscript are editable. Distinct color must be used and the rainbow color scale should be avoided. The graphs must be visible and should clearly depict the results. The axis must be labeled properly in the graphs. Units and legends must be well-defined.

Publication Fee: The authors should declare in the covering letter that, if the article is accepted, they will pay the publication fee as per fee structure prescribed by IJEHSR.

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