Guidelines for Authors
Journal of Pregnancy and Neonatal Medicine is an interdisciplinary research journal that encourages original research work in all major disciplines of Maternal and Fetal Medicine. Review articles on current topics will also be included.
Authors' Warranty and Publication Agreement and Copyright Assignment
All authors of accepted manuscripts warrant that the manuscript is original and has not been submitted for publication or published elsewhere. All the authors further warrant that, where necessary, they have obtained necessary releases from companies or individuals involved in or with the manuscript. All authors further warrant that the undersigned are the sole authors of this work. All authors hereby authorize the Allied Academies to publish the manuscript in the aforementioned Journal and, in consideration of the publication of the manuscript, agree to hold the Allied Academies, its assigns, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, employees, directors and agents harmless and agree to defend the Allied Academies, its assigns, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, employees, directors and agents in any action for damages which might arise as a direct or indirect result of the publication of the manuscript and to defend the Allied Academies, its assigns, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, employees, directors and agents from third party liability associated with the manuscript and its publication. In consideration of the publication of the manuscript, all authors expressly assign ownership of the copyright and all rights to the manuscript to Allied Academies, and all authors expressly grant to Allied Academies, or its assigns, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, employees, directors or agents: 1. The right to edit, clarify and shorten the manuscript, if the Allied Academies deems it necessary; and, 2. The right to republish, amend and summarize all or part of the manuscript in any compilation of manuscripts which the Allied Academies might publish, and, 3. The right to make the manuscript and the journal in which it is published available to databases, or distributors which might be involved in disseminating manuscripts or journals to various audiences.
Article Processing Charges
All articles published in our journals are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. APCs are levied after article acceptance prior to publication and vary depending on the respective publisher, journal and discipline. This includes provision of online tools for editors and authors, article production and hosting, liaison with abstracting and indexing services, and customer services. The APC of 619 USD payable when your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication, is charged to either you, or your funder, institution or employer.
Guidelines for Article types
Research articles are articles written based on the empirical/secondary data collected using a clearly defined research methodology, where conclusion/s is drawn from the analysis of the data collected. The information must be based on original research that adds to the body of knowledge in Ophthalmic Eye Research. Article/s should provide a critical description or analysis of the data presented while adding new and rapidly evolving areas in the field. Include an abstract of at least 300 words with 7 to 10 important keywords. The abstract should be divided into Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Research articles must adhere to a format constituting the introduction followed by a brief review of relevant literature, methodology applied (to collect the data), discussion and References, Tables, and Figure Legends.
Review articles are written based mostly on secondary data that is falling in line with the theme of the journal. They are brief, yet critical discussions on a specific aspect of the subject concerned. Reviews generally start with the statement of the problem with a brief abstract of 300 words and few key words. Introduction generally brings the issue forward to the readers followed by analytical discussion with the help of necessary tables, graphs, pictures and illustrations wherever necessary. It summarizes the topic with a conclusion. All the statements or observations in the review articles must be based on necessary citations, providing complete reference at the end of the article.
Commentaries are opinion articles written mostly by the veteran and experienced writers on a specific development, recent innovation or research findings that fall in line with the theme of the journal. They are very brief articles with the title and abstract that provides the gist of the topic to be discussed, with few key words. It straight away states the problems and provides a thorough analysis with the help of the illustrations, graphs and tables if necessary. It summarizes the topic with a brief conclusion, citing the references at the end.
Case studies are accepted with a view to add additional information related to the investigative research that advances in the field of Ophthalmic Eye Research. It should add value to the main content/article submitted, by providing key insights about the core area. Cases reports must be brief and follow a clear format such as Cases and Methods Section (That describe the nature of the clinical issue and the methodology adopt to address it), discussion section that analyses the case and a Conclusion section that sums up the entire case.
Editorials are concise commentaries on a currently published article/issue on Ophthalmic Eye Research. Editorial office may approach for any such works and authors must submit it within three weeks from the date of receiving invitation.
Clinical Images are nothing, but photographic depictions of Ophthalmic Eye Research and it should not exceed more than 5 figures with a description, not exceeding 300 words. Generally, no references and citations are required here. If necessary, only three references can be allowed. Do not add separate figure legends to clinical images; the entire clinical image text is the figure legend. Images should be submitted with the manuscript in one of the following formats: .tiff (preferred) or .eps.
Letters to the Editor/Concise Communications
Letters to the editor should be limited to commentaries on previous articles published with specific reference to issues and causes related to it. It should be concise, comprehensive and brief reports of cases or research findings. It does not follow a format such as abstract, subheads, or acknowledgments. It is more a response or the opinion of the reader on an article published and should reach the editor within 6 months of article publication.
Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should consist of the following subdivisions: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results/Observations, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figures and Legends. All manuscripts should be written in English and number all the pages consecutively beginning with the title page.
The original copy of the manuscript along with figures should be sent to the editorial online at http://www.editorialmanager.com/biomedicalsci/default.aspx or send us as an e-mail attachment at [email protected] or [email protected]
No need to send hard copies of the manuscripts if they have already been sent through e-mail
The title page should include the complete title of the manuscript, the author(s) name(s), address of the institute where the work was conducted, running title and the name and address of the author to whom the correspondence should be sent; 3-8 key words must be included.
The abstract should not exceed 250 words. It should be written in complete sentences and should give factual information.
Abbreviations of units should conform to those shown below:
Other abbreviations and symbols should follow the recommendations on units, symbols and abbreviations: in “A guide for Biological and Medical Editors and Authors (The Royal Society of Medicine London 1977)”.
A list of all the references cited in the text should be given at the end of the manuscript. The references should be cited according to the Vancouver agreement. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text by Arabic numerals [in square brackets]. Authors must check and ensure the accuracy of all references cited. All authors should be cited. Abbreviations of titles of medical periodicals should conform to those used in the latest edition of Index Medicus. The volume of the periodical should be followed by the page number of each reference cited. Some examples are shown below:
Gendron F-P, Newbold NL, Vivas-Mejia PE, Wang M, Neary JT, Sun GY, Gonzalez FA, Weisman GA. Signal transduction pathways for P2Y2 and P2X7 nucleotide receptors that mediate neuroinflammatory responses in astrocytes and microglial cells. Biomed Res 2003; 14: 47-61.
Personal authors’ book
Carr KE, Toner PG. Cell structure: An introduction to electron microscopy. 3rd Ed Edinburgh Churchill Livingstone 1962.
Dauset J, Columbani J eds. Histocompatability 1972. Copenhagen Muksgaard 1973.
Chapter in a book
Fenichel GM. Hemipelgia: In: Clinical Neurology. 2nd ed W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia 1993; pp 246-260.
Do not submit tables as photographs or scanned documents. Number tables consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each. The tables should be typed on separate sheets. Place explanatory details as footnotes. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading.
All figures should be listed together. Figures should not exceed 16.5 x 22.0 cm and should be numbered. For the reproduction of illustrations, only good quality drawings and original photographs can be accepted. When possible, group several illustrations on one page for reproduction. Photomicrographs should have internal scale markers. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in the photomicrographs should contrast with the background. Electronically submitted b/w half-tone and color illustrations must have a final resolution of 300 dpi after scaling, and 800-1200 dpi for line drawings.
This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc
.#Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are requested to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheading.
Unless indicated otherwise, galley proofs will be sent to the first-named author and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt.
Reprints may be purchased. Order for supply of reprints may be sent while returning the galley proofs after corrections. No reprint/s will be supplied free of charge. Reprint Order Form and Price List will be sent with the galley proofs.
Generally, submitted manuscripts are sent to two experienced referees from our panel. The contributor’s may submit names of three qualified reviewers who have had experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but are not associated with the same institution(s) as the contributors nor have published manuscripts with the contributors in the past 10 years.
When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/). Do not use patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council's guide for, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
When possible, quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Report losses to observation (such as dropouts from a clinical trial). Put a general description of methods in the Methods section. When data are summarized in the Results section, specify the statistical methods used to analyse them. Avoid non-technical uses of technical terms in statistics, such as 'random' (which implies a randomising device), 'normal', 'significant', 'correlations', and 'sample'. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols.