Instructions to Authors


Journal of Medical and Scientific Research (JMSR) brings articles in all areas related to medical and scientific research on quarterly basis. The journal encourages submission of manuscripts with relevance to (but not limited to) clinical medicine, basic medical sciences, physiotherapy, pathology, biochemistry, surgical research, public health and epidemiology, pharmacology and traditional Indian medicine. The Journal also contains original research, review articles, case reports, editorials, news & commentary and letters to the editor.


Cover Letter

With your manuscript, you should include a cover letter that will indicate the name of the author(s), correspondence details (e-mail address, postal address include current telephone and fax numbers), title of the paper, an explanation of why the manuscript is of interest to the journal and what is novel about it.



To qualify as an author, one should have made substantial contributions to all of the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted. Note that all authors should qualify for authorship and all that qualify should be authors.



All works published by Journal of Medical and Scientific Research (JMSR) are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.


The journal allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. The journal allow the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.


Structure of manuscripts

Manuscript title: Should be precise and relevant to the content of the manuscript and having not more than 25 words.


Author names: Authors names and institutional affiliations, the name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed.


Contact information for corresponding authors: The name of corresponding author, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the author, responsible for correspondence of the manuscript.


Abstract: The page following the front page should contain a structured abstract that accurately and concisely describes the purpose, the methods/ patients, the results and conclusions of the study in the paper. Abstract should be in a single paragraph and not exceed 250 words.


Keywords: Provide up to 12 key words. Words from the title of the article may be included in the key words. Each key word should be useful as an entry point for a literature search


Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.


Material/Patients and methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. The patient's presenting symptoms, Examination findings (MRI, neuroconductive studies, specialized studies, etc.), treatment rendered, results of treatment and follow-up studies may be included.


Results: Results should be clear and concise.


Discussion: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


Appendices: If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on.


Acknowledgements: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship as defined above should be listed in an acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. Financial support like grants should also be mentioned in the acknowledgements section.


Conflict of interest: All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organisations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations. Also relations other than of financial and personal nature can be a potential conflict of interest, for example in an evaluation study where the evaluators are also the developers of the system tested. Such potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed as well.


Tables and figures: Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.


References: Each bibliographic reference should be identified in the text by a number in brackets (e.g. (3)) in order of appearance and be listed in numerical order at the end of the typescript. The references are to be submitted in the vancouver style.




Published papers

One author: Deitel M. Nutritional management of external gastrointestinal fistulas. Can J Surg. 1976; 19:505–509.


Two or more authors (up to five authors): Tsuei BJ, Skinner JC, Bernard AC, Kearney PA, Boulanger BR. The open peritoneal cavity: etiology correlates with the likelihood of fascial closure. Am Surg. 2004; 70:652–65.


Above five authors: Brown BJ, Heaston DK, Poulson AM, Gabert HA, Mineau DE, et al. Uncontrollable postpartum bleeding: a new approach to hemostasis through angiographic arterial embolization. Obstet Gynecol. 1979; 54:361-365.


Electronic publications: De Palma G, Kamanova J, Cinova J, Olivares M, Drasarova H, et al. Modulation of phenotypic and functional maturation of dendritic cells by intestinal bacteria and gliadin: relevance for celiac disease. J Leukoc Biol. 2012; 92:1043-54. doi: 10.1189/jlb.1111581.


Books: Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, et al., editors. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. 17th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2008.


Books chapters: Alexander RG. Considerations in creating a beautiful smile. In: Romano R, editor. The art of the smile. London: Quintessence Publishing; 2005. p. 187-210.


Electronic books: Irfan A. Protocols for predictable aesthetic dental restorations [Internet]. Oxford: Blackwell Munksgaard; 2006 [cited on 21 May 2009]. Available from Netlibrary:



Format of submissions

  • Manuscripts must be word-processed (preferably in Microsoft Word format), written in English and double spaced with about 1 cm margins all around. All pages should be numbered.
  • All figures and tables, including charts, graphs, photographs and the like must be included in the manuscript at their appropriate place. Each figure and table should be accompanied by a legend that provides sufficient details to understand the figure or table. Any abbreviations in the figure or table should be explained in the legend. 
  • Manuscripts should be submitted to the editorial office at


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