Guidelines for Manuscript Submission:
• The manuscripts can be submitted online through http://mnrijrid.org/submit-manuscript/.
• A simple registration form needs to be submitted. Registration is free of cost, but mandatory.
• Registration helps in keeping track of the articles published.
• No processing fee is charged for submission and publication of articles in IJRID.
• Kindly read the instructions provided before submitting the article.
• Each article submitted will under a peer-review and editorial review before publishing.
• Contact us in case of any problems related to submission.
We, at IJRID invite the researchers to submit their latest research articles on the below-mentioned format. Kindly read the details before submitting your valuable research.
1. Title Page/First Page File/covering letter:
The covering letter or the title page should have the following details:
• Type of manuscript submitted, such as the original article, case report, review article, Letter to editor, Images, etc., the title of research, running title, names of authors/ contributors (with their highest academic degrees, designation and affiliations) and name(s) of department(s) and/ or institution(s) to which the work should be credited. Only text or doc files are accepted.
• Information about the pages submitted, including total number of pages, total number of photographs and word counts (Individual word count for abstracts and excluding references and tables), and word counts for introduction + discussion in case of an original article.
• Source(s) of support for the research undertaken, such as grants, equipment, drugs, and so on.
• Acknowledgements, if any. One or more statements to indicate:
1) Contributions by individuals that require acknowledgement but do not credit authorship (Example: General support by a departmental chair).
2) Acknowledgments in terms of technical help offered by a third party, laboratory and so on.
3) Acknowledgments in terms of financial and material support ( Nature of support should be specified).
• In case the research manuscript was presented in part or full, at a meeting or conference, the exact details such as the organization, place, and date on which it was read needs to be presented with the submission.
• Submission of a full statement to the editor about the previous reports or related work or submissions that might be regarded as redundant publication of the same or very similar work.
• Reference or acknowledgement of work that are referenced in the new paper. Copies of such material should be included with the submitted paper for editor’s view.
• Registration number in case of a clinical trial and registration details, such as the name of the registry and its URL.
• Conflicts of Interest of each author/ contributor such as a statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest.
• Criteria for inclusion in the authors’/ contributors’ list, as mentioned above.
• A statement stating that the research manuscript has been read and approved by the contributors and that the requirements for authorship as stated are met and also each author believe that the manuscript represents honest work.
• The name, address, e-mail, and telephone number of the primary contributor/contributors, who are responsible for communicating with the other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs, if that information is not included on the manuscript itself.
2. Blinded Article file:
The blinded article file will contain the following details:
• The main text of the article, beginning from Abstract till References (including tables) should be in this file.
• The file must not contain any mention of the authors’ names or initials or the institution where the study was conducted, since it is mentioned already in file (1).
• Page headers/running title can include the title without the contributor’s name.
Any manuscripts/research article which is not in compliance with the IJRID blinding policy will be returned to the corresponding author. Other details to be noted include:
• The file size is limited to 1 MB.
• Images are not incorporated in the main file.
• In case the file size is large, graphs can be submitted as images individually, without incorporating them in the primary article file.
• The pages are to be numbered consecutively, beginning with the first page of the blinded article file.
Only good quality, coloured images are accepted (In case of problems, kindly contact the editor before submission).
• Each image should be less than 2 MB in size.
• Size of the image can be reduced by decreasing the dimensions of the images (Minimum required limits: up to 1600 x 1200 pixels or 5-6 inches).
• Images can be submitted as JPEG files.
• Legends for the figures/images need to be included at the end of the article file.
4. Copyright Transfer Form
• Copyright transfer form has to be submitted in original with the signatures of all the contributors within two weeks of submission.
• The form can be sent through courier, fax or email as a scanned image.
• Print ready hard copies of the images (one set) or digital images should be sent to the journal office at the time of submitting revised manuscript.
• High resolution images (up to 5 MB each) can be sent through prescribed email.
5. Copies of any permission(s)
• Any copyrighted materials/material used is under the sole discretion of the authors/contributors. Required permissions are to be obtained before submitting/referring to any copyright materials.
• Once obtained, a copy of the permission should be submitted with the research article.
• Any copies of published articles or other manuscripts in preparation or submitted elsewhere that are related to the manuscript must also accompany the manuscript.
• Care must be taken to prepare the required table. Tables should be accompanied by proper notations and description of tables and figures.
• All tables are to be included in the article file document.
• Self-explanatory tables should be submitted, which are not simply duplicating the text.
• Tables need to be numbered in alpha-numerical, in the order of their citation in the text and should be accompanied by a brief title. Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
• Explanations in footnotes for all non-standard abbreviations need to be included.
• Permissions need to be obtained for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and a credit line provided in the footnote.
• All Sketches/flow diagrams should be included in the article file document (MS Word).
• Clinical and histopathology photographs should be uploaded online at the time of submission of the manuscript (after scanning if printed) as JPEG files. The size should preferably be less than 4MB each.
• The legends (maximum 20 words) are to be typed for illustrations/figures using double line spacing.
• Arabic numerals are to be used for numbering illustrations and should be referred to in the text as “Figure”.
• For histopathology photographs, please mention the magnification scale and the method of staining. Legends are required to be incorporated in the article file after the references.
• Illustrations must be cited in the text and numbered in the order of mention.
• For print photographs, the number of the figure, the first contributor’s surname and the top of the figure on a label pasted (avoid the use of liquid gum) on the back of each print or mount of a slide are to be indicated.
• For clinical photographs, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.
• The original source needs to be acknowledged and submitted with the written permission from the copyright holder, if a figure or table has been published and reproduced from other source.
• When citing works from other authors, only those references which are consulted in their original formats should be included.
• A sequential numbering system needs to be used for listing out references.
• While personal communications need not be cited as reference, they may appear parenthetically in the text.
• The references cited should be superscripted within the text and should appear on top of the line after the punctuation.
• Only complete references are included after checking for accuracy.
• The references should be cited according to the AMA (American Medical Association) Format.
Format for references:
• The references are separated into bibliographic groups by a period. Within each group, commas, semi-colons, or colons are used.
Authors: Use authors’ surname followed by their initials without periods. If there are less than six authors, all the names should appear in the reference. In case of more than six authors, one can list the first 3 followed by “et al.” Roman numerals and “Jr/Sr” follow the initials. Original spelling and capitalization of surnames with prefixes or particles (e.g. von, de, La, van) are retained.
Titles: Retain the spelling, abbreviations, style (e.g. capitalization) of the original title (including numbers). Exception: numbers at the beginning of the title should be spelled out (except specific years (e.g. 1948).