Instructions for Authors

General Guidelines:

Medtext Publications accepts the documents which are prepared in English language only. All the components of the manuscript such as Abstract, Body Text, Figures, Tables, References, Supplementary data (if any), etc. should be in a single document (preferably MS Word) only. The manuscript should be documented as instructed in the “Page Setup Guidelines” section of this page.

Author Responsibilities:

Submission of a manuscript to the Medtext journals directly implies that the authors have read, understood and agreed to the terms of the journal and its guidelines. Authors need to be aware that, all the Medtext journals are Open Access and the content present in the manuscript after publication will be freely available to all the potential readers over the Internet for noncommercial use. The submitted manuscript should not breach any existing copy rights or third party policies. Authors also should note that the manuscripts which are submitted elsewhere will not be reviewed or published by Medtext journals. Manuscripts with plagiarized content will not be considered for peer-review process.

Peer-Review Process:

Medtext Publications follows rigorous peer-review process to evaluate the quality and worth of the manuscripts to be published in our journals. Expertized editorial team with the assistance of external reviewers will perform the successful review process to meet the international standards.

Article Types:

Medtext journals publish articles comes in to the following categories but not limited to:

  • Research Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Case Reports
  • Clinical Images
  • Short Communications
  • Special Issue Articles
  • Editorials
  • Commentary

Page Setup Guidelines:

  • The page size for the document should be set to 8.5 by 11 inches with one inch margins all sides.
  • Text should be formatted in Times New Roman font with 10pt size and the alignment should be justified throughout the manuscript (size and alignment exceptions are mentioned for title, headings, etc.).
  • Do not use headers or footers.
  • The document must be single spaced. Double spaces should not be used anywhere in the manuscript.
  • Sentences should be aligned to the respective paragraph only. Paragraphs should end with a period and space is not allowed in front of any punctuation mark. No extra line breaks are allowed unless section differences are there.
  • Other than paragraph indenting, spaces should not be used in the beginning of paragraph.
  • Sentences should not start with any numerical values and parenthesis.
  • Italics should not be used for et al.
  • Date format: Month Date, Year
  • There should be no periods in between country name acronyms. Ex: UK, USA but not U.K., U.S.A.

Title:

  • Should be in Title case, Times New Roman font, 15pt, Bold with Central align
  • Full stop should not be used at the end
  • “I”, “We” should not be used in the Title
  • Conjunctions, Prepositions should be in lower case
  • Words like “in vitro, in vivo, ex vivo, etc.” should be italicized

Author Details – Affiliations:

Author Names:

  • Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 11pt, Bold, Justified alignment
  • Initials should come after Last name and multiple names should be separated by comma (,)
  • Last two authors should be separated by “and”
  • Full stop should not be used at the end
  • Affiliation number should be in superscript if multiple affiliations are given
  • If only one affiliation is there for all the authors, then numbers are not required
  • Corresponding author should be highlighted by using an asterisk (*) symbol after the affiliation number. There is no need to put a comma (,) before the asterisk mark

Affiliations:

  • Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, Justified alignment
  • Author designations/ranks should not be mentioned
  • Full stop should not be used at the end
  • Pin code/Zip code should come after the City name

Corresponding Author Details:

  • Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, Justified alignment
  • Heading should be bold and start with an Asterisk (*) symbol and text should be normal and separated by colon (:)
  • Corresponding author name, Affiliation and Address should be separated by comma (,) and Telephone, Fax and E-mail should be separated by semicolon (;)
  • Order and representation of phone, fax and e-mails should be like Tel: XXX; Fax: XXXX; E-mail: XXXX
  • Full stop should not be used at the end

Abstract:

  • Heading: Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 11pt, Bold, Justified alignment
  • Content: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, Justified alignment
  • Abstract is limited to 250 words which should provide the brief information about the background, methodology and the outcome of the study
  • Abstract can be presented in structured or unstructured format
  • It should be free from formulae, acronyms and references/citations
  • Graphical Abstracts may be incorporated within the abstract box only wherever needed

Keywords:

  • Heading: Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 11pt, Bold, Justified alignment
  • Content: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Bold, Justified alignment
  • Keywords should be separated by semicolon (;)
  • Full stop should not be used at the end
  • First letter of the first word should be capitalized
  • Only abbreviated forms without acronyms should be kept as keywords in sentence case
  • If abbreviation is lengthy and cannot be placed then acronym can be used

Abbreviations & Acronyms:

  • Heading: Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 11pt, Bold, Justified alignment
  • Content: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, Justified alignment
  • Abbreviations should be separated by semicolon (;)
  • Full stop should not be used at the end
  • In case of using abbreviations, the acronym of the abbreviation must be mentioned within parenthesis whenever it appears for the first time in the text. Later on, use of only acronym is enough
  • If sentence/paragraph starts with abbreviation/acronym it should convey the meaning appropriately
  • Instead of title case, lower case should be used for abbreviations expressing general phrases, experimental procedures, disease names, therapy/treatment names, receptor’s names, etc. in the body of the text.
  • Company/organization names, universities, associations, etc. can be capitalized
  • If disease names, experimental procedures, etc. are coined after any person, they can be capitalized

Body Text:

  • Main Headings: Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 11pt, Bold, left justified alignment
    • Introduction
    • Materials & Methods
    • Results
    • Discussions
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgement
    • References
  • Sub Headings: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Bold, left justified alignment
  • Sub-Sub-Headings: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Bold, justified alignment and continue with the paragraph and separated from the text by colon (:)
  • Sub-Sub-Sub-Headings: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Bold + Italicized, justified alignment and continue with the paragraph and separated from the text by colon (:)
  • Sub-Sub-Sub-Sub-Headings: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Italicized, justified alignment and continue with the paragraph and separated from the text by colon (:)
  • Citation of References: All references provided at the end of the article must be cited in the body text by following the mandate provided as:
    • References should be cited in Square brackets “[]” only
    • Multiple references should be separated by comma (,) and space should not be there after comma [2,4]
    • Range of references should be separated by hyphen (-) and space should not be there before and after hyphen [5-9]
    • Citations in the text should follow the order of their appearance in the reference section
    • Single author: “…Uduman [66] summarized the different harvesting…”
    • Two authors: “…Deng and Coleman [10] reported that genetically engineered green algae…”
    • More than two authors: “Mata et al. [67] made use of simple large unit micro strainers…”
    • Any sentence/paragraph should not start with the reference without author name

Figures & Tables:

  • Heading: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Bold, Justified alignment
  • Legend: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, Justified alignment
  • All legends should end with a full stop
  • All Figures & Tables should be cited in body text in ascending order with Title case citations only
  • It is not mandatory to maintain the order of sub figures & sub tables in the body text, however, citations should be placed in the body text as Figure 1a, Table 3b, etc.
  • In case of using any abbreviations in the legends, they must be mentioned in the Abbreviations section
  • Figure & Table foot notes must not end with a full stop
  • Space should not be given after representative characters such as alphabets, numbers and asterisks etc. in Figure & Table foot notes. Representation of such characters should be in superscript only
  • If two figures or tables are cited together in the body text, then they must be cited as “Figure 1 and 2”, “Table 1 and 2”, “Figure 1 and Table 1”, etc.
  • If more than two figures or tables are cited together in the body text, then they must be cited as “Figure 1-4”, “Figure 1,2 and 4”, “Table 1-7”, etc.

References:

  • Heading: Should be in Title case, Times New Roman, 11pt, Bold, Justified alignment
  • Content: Should be in Sentence case, Times New Roman, 10pt, Normal, Justified alignment
  • Referencing style: Vancouver style
  • Format: 1Lastname A, 2Lastname B, 3Lastname C. Article Title. J Short Name. YEAR;Vol(Iss):XX-X.
  • End page numbers should be shortened (Ex.: Page numbers 125-129 must be styled as 125-9; 278-282 must be styled as 278-82; 398-401 must be styled as 398-401)
  • Language of references should be English only
  • Title in references should be in sentence case only
  • Only scientific names should be italicized. Superscripts, subscripts should be given wherever it is required. Ex.: 2nd, 5th, CH2COOH, H2SO4, etc.
  • Number of citations in the text should match with the number of references provided at the end of the article. Any additional references without citation in the body text should be removed
  • Complete reference should be provided without splitting them
  • There should be no duplicate references at the end of the article
  • “et al.” should be used after sixth author in case of more than six authors
  • Reference for articles published in Journals:
    • Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347(4):284-7.
    • Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.
  • Reference for published Books:
    • Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
  • Book chapters:
    • Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
  • Reference for Conference proceedings:
    • Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.
  • For more details: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html

Preparation of Figures:

  • TIFF (recommended for images)
  • JPEG (recommended for photographic images, less suitable for graphical images)
  • The resolution of the Image should be approximately 300 dpi (dots per inch)

Proofs:

An Email along with the link directing to the proof in PDF format, which can be freely downloaded, would be sent to the corresponding author.

Once the PDF is downloaded, the corrections need to be sent back to the concerned managing editor within 3 days.

An Email notification needs to be sent if the article correction process would be delayed.

Authors facing a challenge to make any corrections to the electronic copy may consider taking a printout and making the changes on the hard copy.

Article Processing Charges:

Article Processing Charge (APC) is charged to the authors depending on the type of article that is being published.

Type APC
Research, Review, Case Reports, Short Communications, Commentaries, etc. $ 1945
Clinical Images $ 450

Withdrawal Charges:

The authors have every right to withdraw their submissions as long as the submission doesn't enter into review process. However, the author need to pay a minimal charge to withdraw their submission, if the manuscript has undergone review process and accepted for publication. This amount will be used to compensate the expenditures occurred while processing the manuscript.

Copyrights:

Copyright will be given to the first author of the published manuscript.

Disclosure Policy:

Disclosure statements of all the co-authors need to be sent at the time of submission. Manuscripts submitted without the disclosure statement will be considered incomplete and may not be considered to be reviewed.

  • At the external peer-review stage, the authors are required to send signed copies of the following statements:
  • Authors contribution
  • A statement of Conflict of interest.
  • Written Acknowledgments — consent of cited content and individuals.
  • Personal communications — written consent of cited content and individuals.
  • In the event of usage of any copyrighted/protected material – a signed authorization from author and publisher.
  • A signed copy of the subject whose clinical images are presented for study.

Reprints:

Reprints would be available 2 weeks after the publication of the article in the concerned journal. For information and price, contact by sending an Email to the editor at contact@medtextpublications.com.