Author Instructions

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Author Guidelines

The Online international Journal of Medical and Social Sciences is committed to an unbiased, independent, anonymous and confidential review of articles submitted to it. Manuscripts submitted to this Journal, should not have been published or under consideration for publication in any substantial form in any other publication, professional or lay. All the manuscripts once submitted to and published in the Online international Journal of Medical and Social Sciences will become the property of the journal.

Submission of articles

Submit article typed in double space (including references), with wide margins as electronic copy through email to editoroijms@gmail.com There is no need to send a hard copy. Quality articles are invited from the contributors for “Original Articles, Review Articles, Short Communications, and Letter to the Editor”. Potential contributors are requested to read the “Uniform Guidelines for Submission of Biomedical Articles”, before submitting an article.

The main objective of the journal is to promote the research activities amongst younger faculty members.

Papers that are not formatted in accordance with the journal’s guidelines for authors will be returned to the author before editorial review. Each submission will be initially reviewed by the editor followed by peer review provided the article is of sufficient priority for publication. Every submission has to be the sole work of the authors and not been previously published nor before another journal for consideration.

Decision of Publication

The decision of acceptance for publication lies with the editorial board and accepted manuscripts are copyedited according to the journal style, the galley proofs are returned to the corresponding author for approval before publishing. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the copy editor and authorized by the corresponding author.

Types of acceptable articles

Online international Journal of Medical and Social Sciences accepts and publishes original articles, reviews, brief communications and letters to editor in the field of public health especially focusing on family health care, epidemiology, health care delivery, national health problems and social medicine and related subjects.

Preparation of the manuscript

OIJMS accepts materials in the following electronic formats:

  • Text: Microsoft Word
  • Illustrations*: .GIF or .JPG format
    Materials sent in any other format shall not be accepted.
    *Illustrations (figures/photos/graphs) in .GIF or .JPG format should be inserted into the body of the text and also e-mailed as attached files. The photographs used in case illustrations should be the original, unedited images. Authors are supposed to submit two separate files, a title page and an article file for ensuring a blind review.

    Article Format

    Editorials, Review Articles and articles of Current Interest are solicited by the Editorial Board and therefore should be sent only on our request. Guidelines for other articles are given below:

    Basic Requirements:

    Articles submitted to OIJMS shall conform to the Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. N Engl J Med. 1997;336:309-15)