International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences
Instructions to Author
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1. Submission Fees: Nil.
2. Article Processing Charges: For Indian authors: INR 4000. For Rest of world US $ 100.
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Manuscript must be submitted with a covering letter from the author of correspondence to the Managing Editor by e-mail submission at email@example.com. After the successful submission of manuscript the corresponding author will be acknowledged within one week. Any quarry regarding the preparation & submission of a manuscript to the journal should be addressed via contact us. English is the official language of the journal. Original Research Articles not previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere only should be submitted. Corresponding authors must be declared that the manuscript is submitted on behalf of all authors. Copyright belongs to the publisher upon acceptance of the manuscript. Submission of a manuscript signifies acceptance of journal's guidelines for authors.
Editorial & Peer Review Process:
All manuscripts are anonymously reviewed by the editors, members of the editorial board, advisory board or qualified reviewers. When a manuscript is submitted to the journal, it is given a number and assigned to two reviewers. The reviewers operate under strict guidelines and are expected complete their reviews quickly. Within 2 to 4 weeks after submission, the corresponding author will be notified of the editor’s decision to accept without change, recommended for modification, further review, or reject. When modifications are requested, the corresponding author must either submit the modified version or withdraw the manuscript. Manuscripts that have been rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmit, and the former manuscript number should be provided in the appropriate field on the submission form.
How long does the review process take?
Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 20 days. Should the reviewers' reports contradict one another or a report is unduly delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. Reviewers and Senior Editors may request more than one revision of a manuscript, and alternative reviewers may also be invited to review the manuscript at any time.
The final decision and time to publication
The Senior Editor is responsible for the decision to reject or recommend the manuscript for publication. This decision will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees. Please note we may forward accepted papers for legal review if appropriate. After acceptance it takes another 20 days to get the final corrected article online.
These articles should clearly describe new and carefully confirmed results and experimental procedure which should be given in the required details for others to verify the work. The manuscript should be prepared in English using "MS Word". "Times New Roman" font should be used. Manuscripts must be typed double spaced with margins of one inch (2.5 cm) at the top, bottom and the sides and, all pages numbered starting from the title page. Lines should be numbered in the margins with a continuous numbering from the start of the manuscript.
The font size should be of 12pt but main headings may be of 14pt and subheadings 12 but bold. All research articles should have the following sections: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and References. The sections in the text should be subdivided as 1, 1.1, 2, 2.1, 2.1.2 likewise. The Author may provide at least three potential reviewers of same research field (optional), not from the host institute with their full addresses e-mail id and mobile number.
Title: The title should then followed by the author name and the institution name and address by indicating suitable superscripts. The title page should contain the title of the paper in bold face, title case, names of the authors in normal face, upper case (font size 12) followed by the address(es) in normal face lower case. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding author's name as superscript whose email id, fax, telephone number can be given. Corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all co-authors are aware and approve the contents of the submitted manuscript.
Abstract: This section should detail the problems, experimental approach, major findings and conclusion in one paragraph and should appear on the second page. Avoid abbreviation, diagram and references in the abstract. It should be single - spaced and should not exceed 150 words for full papers.
Keywords: Author(s) must give about 4-6 key words which can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. They must be placed at the end of the abstract.
Introduction: The manuscript should include a brief introduction stating the purpose of the investigation and relating the manuscript to similar previous research. Only information essential to the arguments should be presented.
Materials and Methods: This section must contain specific details about the materials studied, instruments used, specialized chemical source and related experimental details which allows other research worker to reproduce the results. Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
Results and Discussions: The results should be concisely presented. Results and discussion may be separate or combined based on the author’s requirement. Tables and figures should be designed to maximize the comprehension of the experimental data. The interpreted results should be explained clearly in discussions and should relate them to the existing knowledge in the field as clearly as possible. Tables, Graphs and figures (Illustrations) should be inserted into the main text at respective place they should appear when published and should have appropriate numbers and titles with an explanatory heading. Labels on the table, graph and figures MUST be in the text form and should not form part of the image. These photographs must be clear and sharp. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction.
Conclusion: The author should conclude his/her finding accordingly.
Ethical Matters: Authors involving in the usage of experimental animals and human subjects in their research article should seek approval from the appropriate Ethical committee in accordance with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care". The Method section of the manuscript should include a statement to prove that the investigation was approved and that informed consent was obtained.
Acknowledgement (if any): This section can be kept at the end of the manuscript before the reference section. This section can be used to acknowledge the help of those who do not qualify for authorship or to acknowledge funding, donated resources or significant contribution to the research.
References: References to the literature cited in the manuscript should be numbered in order of appearance in the manuscript and cited in the text with superscript numbers. The reference number should follow the following format.
For Journals Format: Author(s) of article (surname initials). Title of the manuscript, Journal title abbreviated Year of publication; volume number (issue number): page numbers.
Standard journal article: (If more than six authors, the first six shall be listed followed by et al.)
Panda BB, Gaur K, Kori ML, Tyagi LK, Nema RK, Sharma CS et al. Anti-Inflammatory and analgesic activity of Jatropha gossypifolia in experimental animal models. Global Journal of Pharmacology 2009; 3(1):1-5.
For Books and other monograph Format: Author AB, Author BB, Author CC. Title of Book. Ed, Vol, Publisher, City, year, page numbers.
Nadkarni KM. Indian Materia Medica. Edn 3, Vol. I, Popular Prakashan, Mumbai, 2000, 242-246.
For Patent Reference: Aviv H, Friedman D and Vered K. Submicron emulsions as ocular drug delivery vehicles. U.S. Patent 5496811; 1996.
For Website Reference: Habitat utilization pattern by winter migrants at Kolleru lake in Andhra Pradesh. http://www.biospace.com. 27 May, 2007.