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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is doubled-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The manuscript must be prepared in agreement with the "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in October 2001. The general and specific requirements of the IJBMS are briefly explained below.

Categories of manuscript

  • Original research: Authors have to conduct research on a particular topic through experiments, surveys, observation, randomly controlled trials, intervention studies, studies of screening and investigative tests. Up to 3500 words excluding the abstract and the references.
  • Review articles (comprising those associated with the Education forum, the Ethics forum, E-Medicine, and so on): Systemic critical assessment of literature and data sources. Up to 4500 words excluding the abstract and the references.
  • Short or case reports: Novel/exciting/tremendously rare cases or rare presentations can be reported. Research with clinical significance or implications will be given priority. Up to 1200 words excluding references and abstract and up to 15 references.
  • Letter to the Editor: must reflect short, important observation. Up to 500 words and five references.

Authorship criteria

To make sure the authorship of the submitted manuscripts, the authors must meet the conditions, please read below:

  1. Origination and plan, obtaining of information, or examination and translation of information have been finalized by the author.
  2. Either drafting the article or changing it basically for the imperative scholarly substance has been finalized by the author.
  3. The last endorsement of the form to be distributed has been given by the author. Every author ought to have taken part adequately in the work to be permitted to assume open liability for appropriate bits of the substance.

Corresponding Author

At least one author ought to assume liability for the integrity of the research work from the initiation to the publishing of the article. This author will be assigned as the corresponding author.

Manuscript Preparation

  • Observational and research articles ought to be categorized into areas, for example, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables, Figures, Figure legends, and Acknowledgment.
  • Maintain double spacing.
  • The written language should be in the UK or American English.

Abstract page

The length of the abstract ought to be limited to 150 words for case reports and brief communication and 250 words for full-length research articles. The abstract ought to be organized to incorporate the Context (Background), Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions. Three to six keywords ought to be given beneath the abstract.


Express the motivation behind the article and summarize the method of reasoning for the review or perception.

Materials and Methods

The techniques and methods used ought to incorporate in this section, the arrangement or convention for the review was composed; all data got amid the direct of the review has a place in the Results segment. Explain the choice of the observational or trial subjects, for example, patients and research facility animals. Incorporate the controls utilized for every investigation. Classify the age, sex, and other significant characteristics of the subjects. Disclose the methods, apparatus, and procedures in satisfactory details. Provide references for each method, as well as explain briefly about the methods that have been published but are not well known. While reporting experiments on human or animal subjects, you must show 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 that was revised in 2000. The experiment should follow the guidelines of an institution or national research council governing the care and use of laboratory animals.


Show the results in a sensible gathering in the substance, tables, and figures. Make an effort not to revise the data in the tables or figures. Or maybe, guarantee on or compress just critical perceptions.


incorporate summary of key discoveries (essential result measures, optional result measures); Strengths and constraints of the review (think about question, consider outline, information gathering, examination and understanding); Interpretation and suggestions with regards to the totality of proof (is there an orderly survey to allude to, if not, might one be able to be sensibly done without a moment's hesitation?, what this review adds to the accessible confirmation, impacts on patient care and wellbeing arrangement, conceivable instruments); Controversies raised by this review; and future research bearings (for this specific research joint effort, hidden components, clinical research). Try not to repeat in detail information or other material given in the introduction or the results area.


Any sort of acknowledgment and appreciation to a scientist or institution that helped the project and research paper but do not justify authorship should be mention in this section.


References must be numbered sequentially in the request in which they are initially mentioned in the content (not in an alphabetical request). Distinguish references in content, with Arabic numerals in square sections and superscript (e.g. [1]); figures, tables, and diagrams by Arabic numerals in square section (e.g. [Figure/Table/Graph.10]). It would be ideal if you allude to ICMJE Guidelines( for more illustrations.

  1. Standard journal article: Yoo SY, Kim KJ, Lim SH, Kim KW, Hwang HK, Min BM, et al. First isolation of Streptococcus downei from human dental plaques. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2005; 249:323-6. (If more than SIX authors list the first six contributors followed by et al.).
  2. Book: Holt JG, Krieg NR, Sneath PHA, Staley JT, Williams ST, eds.  Bergey’s Manual of determinative bacteriology.  9th ed. Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore, Maryland 1994; p. 527-58.

Tables and Figures

All tables and Figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals simultaneously in the order of their first citation in the text. (example Table1, Figure 2......etc). Tables should be well explained and should not repeat textual material. Tables should be less than 12 columns and 30 rows. In the footnotes, briefly explain the matter. Identify all non-standard abbreviations in the footnote. Permission is required if the table or figure is borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote. Symbols in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||, , **, ††, ‡‡ are followed in the footnotes. The right is reserved for the to rotate, crop, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to the desired size.

The rights of the subjects

Recognizing data ought not to be distributed in composed depictions, photos, sonograms, CT scan unless the data is basic for logical purposes and the patient, parent, or guardian gives a composed agree to the distribution. After the consent has been gotten, it ought to be shown in the article. A duplicate of the consent letter must be joined with the cover letter.

Revised Manuscript

The instruction sent by the editor through email should be used while demanding for revision. It must be submitted at the IJBMS Pre-Publishing Portal as it were.


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