Terms of Submission
Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other co-authors. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to info@Jmbsr.com
All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within one month. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the IRMBR to publish manuscripts within 1 month after submission and as soon they are approved by reviewers and may be uploaded to current version if accepted.
Style of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English (with 10 font size and Times New Roman font style) so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in any particular field. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and the following manuscript format may be returned to the author prior to review for correction. The entire manuscript, including references, should be typed single spaced on one side of the paper. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom right starting from the title page. The manuscript should be presented in the following order.
Title and Authorship Information
Title should be a brief phrase (capitalize first letter of each word in the title) describing the contents of the paper. Title Page should include the authors’ full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information.
All manuscripts should not exceed 150-250 words and should describe the scope, hypothesis or rationale for the work and the main findings. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.
Key words (5-7 words) should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article. These should not duplicate key words from the title.
This section should include sufficient background information, provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution and the knowledge gap. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated. The introduction should not contain either findings or conclusions. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Materials and Methods
This should be complete enough to provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by others. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.
Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion. It should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors’ experiments. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature.
The discussion should consider the results in relation to any hypothesis advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other work. Results and Discussion sections can be combined.
If an optional conclusion section is used, its content should not substantially duplicate the abstract.
The acknowledgments (if any) is for people, grants, funds, etc and should be in brief.
Authors are guided to follow Vancouver References style while submitting paper to JMSP
Figures / Illustrations / Photographs
Graphics should be supplied as high resolution (at least 300-600 dp.i.) electronic files. Digital images supplied only as low-resolution print-outs cannot be used. Graphs, diagrams, chromatograms, photos, etc. should be prepared as clear, original positives, suitable for reproduction. All figures should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.
Tables and Equations
Tables and equations should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page size (in portrait form). All tables should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text.
Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF file (e-mail attachment) and should be returned within 3 days of receipt. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.
We recommend that you ask a colleague to read over your paper prior to submission to ensure it is of a high standard and conforms to a high level of scientific writing.
Before submission of your manuscript, please check that:
• All references cited in the text are included in the reference section.
• All figures and tables are cited in the text.
• Figures are at least 300 d.p.i.
• The pages are numbered bottom right side.
Editorial and Peer Review Processes generally follow these steps:
- We follow and request from authors, reviewers and editors the to follow “ICJME Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals”.
- When an article is submitted Editor makes the first check of submitted articles (structure, plagiarism, scientific quality).
- Article may be rejected, sent back for structural revision, or sent to at least two reviewers for peer review.
- After peer review process, articles may be rejected, sent back for revision requested by reviewers or accepted for publication.
- Revised articles by authors may be accepted, resent to reviewers, resent to authors for additional corrections/revision or rejected.
- Authors could not see reviewers’ information. Editor may make authors’ information available to reviewers or not.
- Accepted articles are forwarded to publishing process.
- Editor(s) may require additional materials or changes from authors during copy editing, composing, grammatical editing and/or proof reading steps.
Whether intentional or not, plagiarism is a serious violation. Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 25% similarity and without citation.
If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and the author sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s).
Screening for plagiarism
We check each submission for plagiarism with dedicated software at www.ithenticate.com, to prevent such unethical practices.
|Article Preparation Guidelines|
|Manuscript title: The title should be limited to 25 words or less and should not contain abbreviations. The title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper.|
Author Information: Complete name and affiliation of all the authors, including contact details of corresponding author (Telephone, Fax and E-mail address).
Abstract: The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should summarize the manuscript content in 300 words or less. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. The preferable format should accommodate a description of the study background, methods, results and conclusion. The Abstract should be followed by a list of keywords (3-10) and abbreviations.
|Introduction: The introduction should set the tone of the paper by providing a clear statement of the study, the relevant literature on the study subject, and the proposed approach or solution. The introduction should be general enough to attract a reader’s attention from a broad range of scientific disciplines.|
|Materials and Methods: This section should provide a complete overview of the design of the study. Detailed descriptions of materials or participants, comparisons, interventions and types of analysis should be mentioned. However, only new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address.|
|Results: The Results section should provide complete details of the experiment that are required to support the conclusion of the study. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors’ experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results and Discussion may be combined or in a separate section. Speculation and detailed interpretation of data should be included in the Discussion section, not in the Results section.|
|References: Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.|
|Use the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. A range should be given where there are three or more sequential citations. Example: “… now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1, 5-7, 28].” Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.|
|Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following (preferably PubMed).|
|Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:|
|Examples: Published PapersLaemmli UK (1970) Cleavage of structural proteins during the assembly of the head of bacteriophage T4. Nature 227: 680-685.Brusic V, Rudy G, Honeyman G, Hammer J, Harrison L (1998) Prediction of MHC class II- binding peptides using an evolutionary algorithm and artificial neural network. Bioinformatics 14: 121-130.Doroshenko V, Airich L, Vitushkina M, Kolokolova A, Livshits V, et al. (2007) YddG from Escherichia coli promotes export of aromatic amino acids. FEMS Microbiol Lett 275: 312-318.Note: Please list the first five authors and then add “et al.” if there are additional authors.|
|Electronic Journal Articles Entrez Programming Utilities|
|BooksBaggot JD (1999) Principles of drug disposition in domestic animals: The basis of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. (1st edtn), W.B. Saunders company, Philadelphia, London, Toranto.Zhang Z (2006) Bioinformatics tools for differential analysis of proteomic expression profiling data from clinical samples. Taylor & Francis CRC Press.|
Hofmann T (1999) The Cluster-Abstraction Model: unsupervised learning of topic hierarchies from text data. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
|Tables:These should be used at a minimum and designed as simple as possible. We strongly encourage authors to submit tables as .doc format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Preferably, the details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. Cells can be copied from an Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a word document, but Excel files should not be embedded as objects.|
Note: If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain the same in .doc format in order to aid in completion of process successfully.
|Figures:The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc, TIFF and JPEG. If you have created images with separate components on different layers, please send us the Photoshop files.|
|All images MUST be at or above intended display size, with the following image resolutions: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art + Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi. See the Image quality specifications chart for details. Image file must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible.|
|Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.|
|Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet.|
|Tables and Equations as Graphics|
|If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML they can be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.|
|Suggested Equation Extraction MethodTable SpecificationsEquation Specifications|
|Discrete items of the Supplementary Information (for example, figures, and tables) referred to an appropriate point in the main text of the paper.|
Summary diagram/figure included as part of the Supplementary Information (optional).
|All the Supplementary Information must be supplied as a single PDF file and file size should be within the permitted limits. Images should be maximum of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch) in size.|
|Proofs and Reprints: |
Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (HTML and PDF) of the article.
|Article Processing Charges:The Journal offers Hybrid model for publication. The current scientific era’s demanding need for hybridizing Subscription and Open access options Hybrid Journal grants various advantages to its authors as well as the subscribers. The preference of researchers/authors for their articles’ high visibility and usage, more citations, more readers and more feedback, that ultimately evaluates the h-index, has contributed significantly to the transition of Journal’s subscription into Hybrid mode. The open option thus sustains to be the mode of publication when scientific productivity and impact forms one of the loci of interest to the researchers. Authors who are interested in Open Access option have to pay the open access fees of 150 USD for the accepted paper. JMSP would like to inform our dear authors that the open access option and agreement to pay the fees did not affect the review process which will be the same for both mode of publishing. Author’s choice is highly respected|