Guidelines to Contributors
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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in this Journal and articles should not be published or reproduced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.
any major alteration, the opinion of the corresponding author shall
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
4. The title page should contain :
Short and indexable title
Name and designation of authors
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 have to be ordered in advance and the contributors have
to bear the necessary cost, fixed from time to time by the Editorial
1. References are to be completed at the end of
the article and to be numbered according to the citation in the
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
3. Number of references should be reaonable &
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.
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
| Key Words:
| Text :
| No. of
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|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
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).
08. CONSORT Statement in case of reporting
09. Latest references (separate sheet,
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 (email@example.com)
Some Tips to revise the Manuscript
01. Submit revised version (one hard copy
with CDs) & submit by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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