Author guidelines

Authorship Criteria

Each author should contribute substantially in each of the areas mentioned below. Gifted and Ghost authorship will not be tolerated.

  1. Concept and design of the study or acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data.
  2. Drafting and revising the manuscript for important intellectual content.
  3. Final approval for the version which is going to be published.
  4. Author should be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Contribution of each author should be mentioned in the first page/title page of the manuscript.

Read this article for more information on authorship criteria -

  1. ICMJE International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: writing and editing for biomedical publications [Internet]. [place unknown]: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; 2009  Available from: http://www.icmje.org/

Categories of manuscripts

S. No

Manuscripts

Word limit of abstract

Word limit of manuscript

           Comments

1

       Editorial

      NA

2000 - 2500

        Usually Invited

2

 Original Research Article

    200 - 250

Not more than 3000

      Structured abstract

3

         Review Article

     200–250

Not more than 5000

 Abstract should be       unstructured but for          systematic review it           should be structured

4

       Education Forum

    200 - 250

Not more than 4000

     Unstructured abstract

5

    Short Communication

     200 - 250

Not more than 2000

        Structured abstract

6

        Research Letter

       100 -150

Not more than 1000

      Unstructured abstract

7

     Letter to the Editor

          NA

Not more than 500

 

8

      Correspondence

          NA

Not more than 400

 

9

 

10

      Guest Editorial

 

      Case Report

          NA

 

      200-250

No fixed word limit

Not more than 5000

 

 

       Structured Abstract

Preparation of Manuscript

All manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines given of “Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals” given by “International Committee of Medical Journals Editors”. Read this article carefully before preparing the manuscript.

  1. ICMJE International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: writing and editing for biomedical publications [Internet]. [place unknown]: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; 2009  Available from: http://www.icmje.org/

Various guidelines are given for reporting of research. Authors can take the help of these guidelines during writing the manuscript.

S. No.

Type of study

Guideline

Link to reference

1.

Clinical trials

CONSORT

http://www.consort-statement.org

2.

Animal Studies

ARRIVE

http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/page.asp?id=1357

3.

Systematic Reviews and Meta- analysis

QUOROM

http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282%2803%2900583-1/abstract

4.

Epidemiological Observational Studies

STROBE

http://www.strobe-statement.org/

5.

Meta-analysis of Epidemiological Observation Studies

MOOSE

http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf

6.

Quality of evidence

GRADE

http://www.gradeworkinggroup.org/publications/index.htm

Original Article

This may include intervention studies, outcome studies, experimental designs, clinical trials, clinical studies, case control studies, cohort studies, cross sectional surveys etc. Original article should be subdivided into –

  1. Abstract
  2. Key Words
  3. Introduction
  4. Materials and Methods
  5. Statistics
  6. Result
  7. Discussion
  8. Conclusion
  9. References
  10. Tables and Figures

Abstract

In the case of original article, abstract should be structured. It should be divided into Background, Aims and Objectives, Study Design, Setting, Materials and Methods, Statistics, Results and Conclusion. All results should be mentioned in the abstract. There should not be any selective reporting of results in abstract.

Key Words

3 to 5 key words on the basis of Medical Subjects Heading (MeSH) of “Index Medicus” should be given.

Introduction

It should start with the background information of the research topic and should clearly mention purpose and rationale of doing the study. Aims and objective should be clearly mentioned in the introduction.

Materials and Methods

How the study was done should be explained in sufficient detail so that some other researcher can replicate the same study. How the subjects were selected? How the intervention was allocated? How blinding was done? How the endpoints were measured? etc should be given in sufficient detail. Appropriate reference to some standard technique should be given. If experimental procedure is long then it can be given as appendix. Help of suitable guidelines mentioned above should be taken during writing the manuscript. Ethics should be the part of this section.

Statistics

Sufficient information regarding the statistics used should be given. Description of data should be given in standard form like “Mean (SD)”, “Median”, “Range” or “Frequencies (Percentages)”. “Mean ± SEM” should not be used. Statistical tests should be mentioned in detail including assumptions for particular test, exact p value and confidence interval. Statistical software, if used, should be mentioned with version.

Results

There must not be any overlap between results shown in table and results written in text. Results should appear in logical sequence i.e. most important results should be written first. Absolute value should be written with method of description like percentages, mean, median etc.

Discussion

Discussion should start with summary of main results. All results should be interpreted and compared with existing knowledge of the subject. Reasons for the findings should be discussed. Implication of results obtained should be discussed in detail. Limitations of the study should also be mentioned.

Conclusion

Main findings of the study should be written in the conclusion. A box should be added just after the conclusion mentioning what was already known before the study and what information this study adds to the existing knowledge.

Short Communication

Brief study or short report will be accepted under short communication.

Research Letter, Letter to the Editor and Correspondence

Short observations based on hard data will be considered in research letter section. Those who want to comment on previously published article should not send comments in research letter section. They should write it as letter to the editor. Editorial board of journal has decided to publish all letters to the editor which come to the journal as a comment on previously published articles. We understand that peer review has some drawbacks and sometimes poor quality article survived through peer review gets published. So letter to the editor serves as a post publication peer review and helps evidence based medicine. Those manuscripts which do not fall into research letter or letter to the editor can be submitted as correspondence. 

Reviews, Commentaries and Education Forum

GJMS will publish reviews based on hard data written by scientist having enough experience in the relevant field. We encourage systematic reviews, narrative reviews published in educational forum. We invite commentaries from scientists and academicians on some important issues related to the field of physiology, pharmacy, pharmacology, medical education, ethics and pharmaceutical advertisements etc. Contributors should communicate with the editor regarding the exact format of article in these categories as format is flexible and depends on the topic and area of interest.

Other manuscripts like Drug review, ADR report, Research methodology articles, Ethics section, News, Conference report, Book reviews can be sent after consultation with editor about the format.

References

References should be written in order of their appearance in the text. References should be identified in text, table and legend in “Arabic numerical” as “superscript” in “square bracket”. For the name of journal, standard journal abbreviation (according to index medicus, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=journals&Cmd=DetailsSearch&Term=currentlyindexed[All]) should be used. For non indexed journal, full name of the journal should be used. Authors are requested to follow this link for IJCME guidelines for understanding the method of writing the references http://www.icmje.org or http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.htm Author should only cite the article whose full text is available to him/her; citation should not be done on the basis of abstract.

Article Submission

All articles should be submitted through "http://gjms.gaims.ac.in/ojs/index.php/gjms". In the case of any problem in submission contact editor at gjms@gaims.ac.in or you can send manuscript as email attachment to editor at gjms@gaims.ac.in

Note: The necessary documents for an article submission (First Page, Cover Letter & Copyright Form) can be downloaded from "Downloads" section

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