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Author Guidelines

enlightened Authorship
SciFed consider author as someone who has involved in the following activities according to the ICMJE

1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work.

2. The acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work

3. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content

4. Final approval of the version to be published

5. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Contributors who are not involved in all the above could not be included in the authors list but should be acknowledged.The contribution of each author should be clearly disclosed.

The corresponding author is supposed to take responsibility of the manuscript submission and be in contact with the editorial office throughout the publication process and after publication to respond to critiques of the work and cooperate with any requests from the journal for data or additional information should questions about the paper arise after publication.

enlightened Conflict of Interests

Every author of the manuscript must disclose the conflict of interest. We recommend the authors to disclose both financial and non financial competing interests using conflict of interest form of the ICMJE which can be downloaded from below link. The authors should submit the form along with the manuscript even there are no competing interests.

enlightened Clinical Trial Information

SciFed follows the definition of Clinical Trail given by World Health Organization. The study involving the humans and animals should get proper permissions from the respective institutional review boards and the studies should be reported following the standard reporting guidelines given by CONSORT, STROBE, PRISMA, ENTREQ and COREQ. The trail information such as approval details, name of the ethics committee and the reference number for their judgment should be stated in the cover letter. To know more about how to report the clinical trial data please visit ICMJE FAQ section.

enlightened Cover Letter

Cover letter is mandatory for the manuscript submission and the letter should include the importance of your manuscript and reasons to publish your manuscript in the particular journal.The letter should contain the complete title, short title, list of authors with their affiliations, complete details of the corresponding author with mailing address, contribution of each author, and conflicts of interest. The letter should give any additional information that may be helpful to the editor, such as the article type, prior submission or parallel submission of the manuscript, withdrawal of the manuscript from another journal and presentation of the manuscript data at any conferences etc,. 

enlightened Plagiarism Policy

SciFed follows strict plagiarism policy and do not encourage any kind of plagiarism. Manuscripts containing plagiarized text more than ten percentage will be rejected and the decision will be at the discretion of the editor. We recommend the authors to check the manuscript for plagiarism using licensed software.

Manuscript Preparation

General

enlightened Peer Reviewers

SciFed encourage authors to suggest six peer reviewers to reduce the peer review time, however the selection of the reviewers depends on the editor. Authors can also provide list of candidates to exclude from the review process.

enlightened File Formats

Manuscript should be submitted in the MS word and PDF formats only. Tables and Figures with appropriate figure legends are to be submitted as separate files. Figures should be clear and of high resolution in the formats of JPEG, JPG, TIFF.

enlightened Style Guide

Entire Manuscript should be in font Times New Roman and size 12. The bold and italics should be used for sub headings and sub sub headings respectively. Entire text should be justified.

Manuscript Sections

enlightened Title Page

Title page should accommodate the meaningful title, author names, details of the corresponding author, disclaimers, funding support, word count, tables and figures count and conflict of interest statement.

enlightened Abstract
All types of manuscripts except editorial and letter to editors should contain structured abstract of 250 words. In case of original research manuscripts, the abstract should provide the background of the study, materials and methods used, results obtained, discussion and conclusion. In case or reviews, the aim of the review should be clearly stated and how the review was performed is to be mentioned.

enlightened Keywords

Minimum six keywords which describes the manuscript should be provided here

enlightened Abbreviations

All the abbreviations which are used in the text should be elaborated here. 

enlightened Introduction

This section should provide background for the study that is, the nature of the problem and its significance. The research objective and the hypothesis tested by, the study should be clearly mentioned. Every sentence should be properly cited with pertinent references and unnecessary data should be avoided.

enlightened Methods

The materials, equipment and procedures used in the study should be provided in detail. The established methods including statistical methods must be properly referenced. If any new methods are used, they are to be supported by the proper reasons and their limitations should be evaluated. Standard protocols should be credited with appropriate references. Any information related to clinical trials including the number of patients, the drugs, doses and routes of administration should be clearly mentioned. 

enlightened Results

The most important findings should be presented first and the data can be reported in the form of tables and figures. The big data/large data should be represented in the graphs. Do not repeat all the data in the tables and figures in the text. Lay emphasis only on the most important observations. The data which obstructs the flow of the text can be produced as supplementary materials. 

enlightened Discussion

The discussion should be started by briefly summarizing the main findings, and investigate possible mechanisms for these findings. The new and important aspects of the study should be clearly emphasized. Compare and contrast the results with other relevant studies, state the limitations of the study, and explore the implications of the findings for future research and for clinical practice. Don’t repeat the statements already mentioned in the introduction and other parts of the manuscript.

enlightened References

References of articles, books, conferences, blogs, and websites, should be organized in this section. The reference should contain names of the authors, title of the referenced article/book, name of the journal/publisher, year of publication, volume number/edition and page number. References are numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first cited in the text. Inline references are not allowed and the reference numbers should be mentioned in the text (in parenthesis) in an order. The conference abstracts, unpublished materials (submitted manuscripts), and personal communication should not be referenced unless it provides very essential information. We suggest authors to use electronic tools like zotero, endnote to manage the references in correct format. 

References should follow the standards summarized in the NLM's International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations

enlightened Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be uploaded in separate word document. Tables should have a short descriptive title, should be numbered using Arabic numerals, and should be cited in the text. Symbols and abbreviations represented in the table should be explained in footnotes below the table. For example,‘The results from the In-Vitro dissolution testing are presented in Table 1’. Figures of high resolution in the formats of JPEG, TIFF and PNG should be submitted. A suitable title and short explanation should be provided in the figure legend. Figures should be numbered using Arabic numerals and cited in the text. 

Pubmed Mandate

Manuscripts having funding from NIH, FDA, CDC, WHO Bill and Melinda gates foundation, Howard Hughes Medical school, US department of Veteran Affairs will get indexed in pubmed immediately after publication.


Manuscript Submission

We request others to use our online system in order to maintain records of the manuscript.
You may submit the manuscript at our online submission system or send to editorial.sfjn@scifed.com