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Guidelines to Contributors

 Manuscripts Articles are to be sent to Dr. Sudhaa Sharma, Annil Mahajan, Editor-in-General, “JK Science”, F-4, Shiv Bhavan Kaleeth Nagar ,Jammu 180001, J&K (India)
Tele : 09419123523 (M),09419195126 (M) Fax : +91-191-2430633
e-mail : jk_science1999@yahoo.com

Manuscripts submitted for publication in this journal should not have been published/accepted for publication elsewhere and should be accompanied by a covering letter by the Corresponding author.
The Editorial Board reserves the rights of the articles published in this Journal and articles should not be published or reproduced in full or in part without permission. The Editorial Board reserves the right of minor suitable alteration in the text as and when desired. However, for
any major alteration, the opinion of the corresponding author shall be obtained.

Preparation of Manuscripts
1. Manuscripts should be submitted in English in a computer disks. Describe the software used, the type of computer and any special (non-keyboard) characters used. Disks will not be returned to Authors. Submission by e-mail is compulsory.

2. Two good quality copies of manuscript on white bond paper of size 22 cm × 28 cm (A4 size) are required. They should be neatly typed on one side only with double spacing and liberal margins (5 cm above & on left). The version of disc and written manuscript should be the same.

3. Pages are to be numbered serially and separate pages should be used for Title & Short Title, Abstract, Key words, Text and Acknowledgements, References, individual Tables & Legends.

4. The title page should contain :
        (i) Short and indexable title
        (ii) Name and designation of authors
        (iii) Name and mailing address of corresponding author.

5.
There should be a brief abstract of the whole article within 200-250 words. Below the abstract 3–5 key words should help in indexing the article.

6. Text should include Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion. The subheadings however are not mandatory. Actual methods and procedures are to
be detailed and supported by References. Submit CONSORT statement while reporting RCT. Standard abbreviations are accepted, actual units of measurement should be in metric or SI units and the text should either be in American or British style with a uniform pattern followed throughout the manuscript.

7. Photographs and disks should be sent in a heavy paper envelope to avoid damage/ bending during mail handling.

Tables, Figures, Illustrations
1. They are to be cited in order in the text.

2. Each table should be in a separate sheet and numbered, legends should be typed on the same sheet.

3. Standard plain drawings in black & white Indian ink on white paper are to be used for graphs, chart, diagrams & line diagrams.

4. Miniature photographs of x-rays, scans, tracings and black & white clinical photographs should be numbered and carry the Fig. No., title of article and arrow marking the top in the back and for coloured illustrations authors have to bear the cost of printing.

5. Legends for figures and illustrations should be typed and double spaced on a separate sheet.

Reprints
Reprints have to be ordered in advance and the contributors have to bear the necessary cost, fixed from time to time by the Editorial Board.


References
1. References are to be completed at the end of the article and to be numbered according to the citation in the text.

2. Vancouver system is to be followed in preparing the references. The abbreviation of the titles of the journals should conform to those used in Index medicus and
Excerpta medica.

3. Number of references should be reaonable & verified
by the authors.

Examples of correct form of references
1. Journal Article, single author - Pena A. The surgical management of persistent cloaca : Results in 54 patients treated with posterior sagittal anorectoplasty. J Pediatr Surg 1989 ; 24 : 590–98.

2. Journal Article, more than 6 authors - Nakayama DK, Synder HM, Schanter L. et al. Posterior sagittal exposure for reconstructive surgery for cloacal anomaly. J Pediatr Surg 1987 ; 22 : 588–92.

3. Corporate Authors - Nutrition sub-committee of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Report of convener. Ind Pediatr 1972 ; 9 : 360.

4. Article in Press - Digray NC, Mengi Y, Goswamy HL. Hydrocephalus in children. Analysis of 50 cases. JK Practitioner 1998 (in press).

5. Monographs - Chatterjee SK. Anorectal malformations. A surgeon’s experience. Delhi Oxford Univ. Press. 1991 ; 125–40..

6. Chapter in the Book - Tooley WH. Bronchiolitis. In : Rudolph AM, Rudolph CF (eds.) Rodolph’s Pediatrics, 19th Edn. : Appleton and Lange, California. 1991 ; pp. 1520–21.

7. Presentation in the meeting - Goswamy HL, Mengi Y, Digray NC. Organisation of Trauma Care. Presented at the meeting of North Chapter of ASI at Jammu, J&K–India, Oct.
24–25, 1998.

8.. Electronic Reference - FDA News. First Monoclonal antibody treatment for multiple sclerosis approved. [cited 2004 Nov 23]. Available from: http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/natalizumab.

GUIDELINES FOR ARTICLES TO BE SUBMITTED UNDER EACH CATEGORY TO ‘‘JK SCIENCE’’ JOURNAL OF MEDICAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH

Article
Type
Summary:
No. of
Words
Key Words:
No. of
Words
Text :
No. of
Words
Sub-Headings
Tables:
Max. No.
Figures:
Max. No.
No. of
References
ED
RA
OA
SC
CR
DR
NR
NR
200
100
< 50
NR
NR
NR
3-5
3-5
3-5
NR
600-800
3000
2000
1200
600-800
1000
NR
Variable
Standard
Standard
Standard
NR
NR
2
4
2
1
1
NR
2
2
1
3
1
£ 10
30-35
20-25
10-15
< 10
< 10
ED = Editorial RA = Review Article; OA = Original Article; SC = Short Research Communication; CR = Case Report; DR = Drug Review; NR = Not Required

 

 

Manuscript Submission : Check List For Contributors

01.  Letter of submission.
02.  Copyright statement signed by all the authors.
03.  Two copies of manuscript.
04.  Title page
       Title of manuscript
       Full name(s) and affiliations of author(s), Institution(s) and city(ies) from which work originated.
       Name, Address, Telephone & e-mail address of corresponding author.
05.  Structured abstract and key words only for Original Articles & Case Reports.
06.  Article proper (Double spaced on A/4 size paper).
07.  Acknowledgements.
08.  CONSORT Statement in case of reporting RCT
09.  Latest references (separate sheet, Vancouver style).
10.  Each table on separate sheet.
11.  Figures / Diagrams on separate sheets with legends.
12.  Photographs appropriately marked and with legends (in envelope).
13.  CDs & Submission by e-mail (jk_science1999@yahoo.com) are compulsory.



Some Tips to revise the Manuscript

01. Submit revised version (one hard copy with CDs) & submit by e-mail (jk_science1999@yahoo.com) also.
02. Go through the comments of referees carefully.
03. Carry out all corrections.
04. Highlight the changes with some different colour in revised manuscript.
05. If your data need to be re-analysed, consult biostatistician.
06. Do not ignore any comment / remark / query of the referees.
07. If you feel a comment / sauggestion by the referee is incorrect / unacceptable, reply by explaining the reasons..
08. Point-by-point explanation is a must.

 

Scope of Journal :

JK Science is a Multi-disciplinary Medical Journal. It welcomes articles from any medical specialty. It accepts, in English, Editorial (Invited only), Review Articles, Original Articles, Case Reports, Research letters, Drug Reviews, Images & New Horizons.

EDITORIAL POLICY:

Manuscripts for publication will be considered on their individual merits. All accepted papers are subject to editorial changes. All manuscripts will follow the under mentioned course:

1. Editorial review
2. Peer Review
3. Revision by Author if required
4. Provisional acceptance on successful revision
5. Final Acceptance
6. Publication

Hence your article may take an average time of 6-8 months before it is published. You are welcome to ask/know status of your article at any point of time.

DECLARATION AND COPYRIGHT TRANSFER FORM: TO BE SIGNED BY ALL AUTHORS

1. I/We, the undersigned author(s) of the manuscript entitled “---------------- here by declare that the above manuscript which is submitted for publication in the JK Science-Journal of Medical Education & Research is NOT under consideration elsewhere.

2. The manuscript is NOT published already in part or whole (except in the form of abstract) in any journal or magazine for private or public circulation. We are fully aware of what plagiarism is. No part of this manuscript (referenced or otherwise) has been copied verbatim from any source.

3. I/we give consent for publication in the JK Science-Journal of Medical Education & Research in any media (print, electronic or any other) and transfer copyright to the JK Science-Journal of Medical Education & Research in the event of its publication.

4. I/we do not have any conflict of interest (financial or other) other than those declared.
5. I/we have read the final version of the manuscript and am/are responsible for what is said in it.

6. The work described in the manuscript is my/our own and my/our individual contribution to this work is significant enough to qualify for authorship.

7. No one who has contributed significantly to the work has been denied authorship and those who helped have been duly acknowledged.

8. I/we also agree to the authorship of the article in the following sequence:

 

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Editor-in-General
Annil Mahajan
MD,FICP,FIACM MAMS

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Editor-in-General
Sudhaa Sharma
MD,FICOG, MAMS
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Editor-in-Chief
Vishal R. Tandon
MD

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Director Editor
Dr Ashok Sharma
MS, DNB, MAMS

Editorial Secretary
Dr Pritpal Singh
MD