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.
Your paper should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication any place else. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at: http:// www.sjomr.org
Please follow the instructions to upload the manuscript, along with any supporting material, and to enter or update your personal details. Manuscripts should be submitted as a single PDF or Doc files. Do not forget to embed all fonts when creating the PDF file and check whether the text, equations, tables, and graphs are displayed correctly when viewing the PDF file on another computer.
To expedite the review process, please format the manuscript in ways as follow:
- Prepare your manuscript as Word document. The file should include the complete text, references, tables and figures.
- Manuscripts should be written in English and include a 100-250 word abstract.
- All submissions must follow the instructions and advice on how to submit manuscripts, which is available at the web site.
- Total file size is limited to ≤ 20 MB including figures and tables.
- The manuscript file must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file, including title page, abstract, text, COI disclosure, references, and figure legends. Number all pages consecutively in this order.
- The manuscripts should be typed double-spaced throughout with ≥ 12-point type face, formatted for A4 paper leaving margins of at least 2.5 cm (1 inch).
- Figures must be submitted as JPEG, PNG, or GIF files.
- Title: The title is essential; a good title is informative, yet catchy. The title has to be focused and specific enough to indicate the content of the article. Though it can be tempting to play around and find a unique title, this does not always go down well with the journal editors.
- Authors, addresses and affiliations: Supply the names and addresses of all authors. Indicate clearly who is the corresponding author of the article. There are ethical aspects to consider when discussing co-authorship, and also variations between the disciplines and fields of research as to what constitutes authorship and co-authorship. An author may have more than one affiliation; if so, this should be clearly indicated. A typical example would be both the employer institution and the institution funding your research.
- Keywords: (from 4-6 words)These are given by the authors and the journal. The keywords are essential in retrieving the paper from a literature search. Take some time in deciding on your keywords; both your subject matter and your intended audience can influence your choice of keywords. The journal may ask you to provide standardized keywords such as the Medical Subject Headings used in Pubmed.
- Abstract: This is your story in a nutshell, designed to tease your reader to read the whole paper. Focus on using appropriate words and formulations; a well-phrased and well-organized abstract is what will get the readers’ attention. For some article types and in some journals your abstract will have to be structured in the same way as the main body of your article. Abstract (not more than 300 words) must be four paragraphs in other words( four subtitles ) are: Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
Content of the article (SJMR)
The classic scientific article has the following chapters: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. This structure is commonly referred to as SJMR. Journals across the scientific disciplines employ variations of this structure in their articles.
- Introduction: This section is where you give the context for your work. It must contain a general background both for your subject and specifically for this work. You should include:
- Why the study was undertaken, and why it is important?
- A review of the relevant literature?
- The research questions and a brief mention of the chosen methods?
- The hypotheses?
- Materials and Methods: In this section you will provide information on the methods of your study. Verifiability is a central principle in the sciences and you should provide enough details of your methods for the results to be re-tested. Important aspects of this section are:
- When, where and how the study was done?
- What materials were used?
- Description of the study group (patients, species etc.)
- Consider presenting material in tables and figures instead of text only
- Results: This chapter gives a general description of the experiment and presents the data, including:
- What answers were found to the research questions?
- Data often presented in figures and tables with corresponding captions. Instructions to authors will in detail show how to present tables and figures.
- Discussion: This chapter demonstrates your scientific creativity, thoroughness, knowledge and overview of the subject. Obtained results must be discussed within the context and approach you have chosen, and in relation to the findings by other scientists. Focus on and broadly discuss important or extraordinary results and conclusions.
- What do the results show?
- Are the tested hypotheses true?
- How do the results fit with what other researchers have found?
- What are the perspectives for future research?
- Conclusion: This chapter deals with the conclusions that have been reached through her study and focuses on the most important results that should be referred to here.
Acknowledgements: No work is done in isolation and you should show your appreciation for the help you have received. It can be challenging to decide who should be listed as co-authors and who should be listed as contributors to be thanked in the acknowledgements. Acknowledgements should include:
- supervisors and colleagues that have provided assistance or feedback to the work
- granting agencies that have provided financial support
- technical support, such as help with figures or proofreading
- References and citing: All references should be numbered in square brackets in the text and listed in the REFERENCES section in the order they appear in the text, as shown below:
- Kosowski M. “Measuring and reducing energy consumption of network interfaces in hand-held devices”. IEIE Transactions on Communications, August 1999, 80(8):1225-1231.
2. F. Clarke F., Evita J. B. and Ledask D. “Piconet: Embedded mobile networking”. IEEE Personal Communications Magazine, October 2006, 6(3):18-35.
- Agarwel S. M. and Groverad A. “Nucleotide Composition and Amino Acid Usage in AT-Rich Hyperthermophilic Species”. Open Bioinformatics Journal. 2004; 1(5):18-39.
4. Verdu S. “Multi-user detection”. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
- Claredou L. and Agrem J. “Self-organizing distributed sensor networks”. Proceedings SPE Conference Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications, April 2003, 328 (Orlando):239-247.
- Fisher I. The Theory of Interest. Library of Economics and Liberty. Available at « http://econlib.org/library/YPDBooks/Fisher/fshTOI.html »,1930.
Authors are requested to make sure that submitted article is neither published nor simultaneously submitted or accepted elsewhere for publication. www.sjomr.org/indexing/copyrght
Publication Ethics Statement
Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure the quality of the scientific publications. Scientific journal of Medical Research(SJMR) is committed to publishing only original manuscripts and work that has neither been published elsewhere (nor is under review elsewhere). So, it is critical to avoid some specific ethical violations (like plagiarism, simultaneous submission, data fabrication, duplicate publication, improper author contribution, citation manipulation)
Plagiarism is deliberately using someone else’s ideas, or other original material without acknowledging its source and without refer to him/her. Copying even small part ( for example one sentence) from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism.
- Simultaneous Submission
Simultaneous submission occurs when a manuscript is submitted to a journal when it is already under consideration by another journal.
- Data Fabrication and Falsification
Data fabrication and falsification means the researcher did not actually do the study, but made up the results and had recorded or reported the fabricated information. Data falsification means the researcher did the experiment, but manipulated, changed, or omitted data or results from the research findings. This would lead to public distrust and less willing to provide funding support.
- Duplicate Publication
Duplicate publication occurs when two or more papers, without full cross referencing, share the same hypotheses, data and conclusions.
- Improper Author Contribution
All listed authors must have made a significant contribution to the research in the paper.
- Citation Manipulation
Citation Manipulation is including excessive citations, in the submitted manuscript, that do not contribute to the content of the article and have been included solely for the purpose of increasing citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal.