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Type of Article
Type of Study

 


Type of Article

 

Original Research Article
[Clinical Trial, Meta-Analysis, Intervention Study, Cohort Study, Case Control Study, Epidemiologic Assessment, Survey with High Response Rate, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Decision Analysis, Study of Screening and Diagnostic Tests, Other Observational Study]

A. Word Limit- 3000 words excluding abstract and references.
B. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images.
C. Should have the following sections-
       a. Abstract- Should be 250-400 word long. Should be briefly written under following five sections-
              i. Background
             ii. Methods
            iii. Results
            iv. Conclusions
             v. Keywords
       b. Background
       c. Methods
       d. Results
       e. Discussion
       f. Conclusions
       g. Acknowledgement (if applicable)
       h. Appendix (if applicable)
        i. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 40 references.
D. Should follow EQUATOR reporting guidelines.

 

Review Article
[Systematic Review (without meta-analysis), Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment, Narrative Review]

A. Word Limit- 4000 words excluding abstract and references.
B. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images.
C. Abstract- Should be 250-400 word long.
D. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 50 references.
E. Should include a PRISMA style flow diagram (where ever applicable)
F. Include a table with ratings of the quality of studies / evidence.
G. Sub-title should include the phrase 'A Systematic Review' / 'Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment' / 'A Review' as applicable.
H. Should follow EQUATOR reporting guidelines.

 

Perspective
A. Word Limit- 2000 Words excluding References
B. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 2 including tables and images
C. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 30 references.

 

View Point
A. Word Limit- 2000 Words excluding References
B. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 2 including tables and images
C. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 30 references.

 

Case Report
A. Word Limit- 2000 words excluding references
B. Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images.
C. Should be written under the following headings (minor changes allowed)-

       a. Presentation of Case
       b. Clinical Diagnosis
       c. Differential Diagnosis
       d. Pathological Discussion
       e. Discussion of Management
       f. Final Diagnosis
       g. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 25 references.

 

Images in Medicine
A. Word Count- 1000
B. Please provide original content only
C. Images and Videos should be of high resolution.
D. Videos can be uploaded in YouTube or similar services, and link be mentioned in the section provided in article submission page.
E. Please remove all information that can identify a patient.
F. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 25 references.

 

Techniques and Instrumentation
A. Word Limit- 2000 words excluding references.
B. Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images.
C. References- Should be in Vancouver Style. Up to 25 references.

 

Correspondance

A. Letter to The Editor
       1. Up to 500 words
       2. Up to five references. 
       3. Upto three authors.


B. The Authors Reply
       1. Up to 500 words
       2. Up to five references. 
       3. Upto three authors.

 


Type of Study

 

A. Randomised Clinical Trial
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Should include CONSORT flow diagram
4. Sub-title should be- A Randomised Clinical Trial
5. Trial Registration and Trial ID should be mentioned in the article
6. Trial Protocol should be clearly described in the article
7. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
8. Should follow CONSORT reporting guidelines.
9. Submission should include CONSORT checklist
10. References- Upto 40 references in Vancouver style.

 

B. Parallel Design Double Blind Trial
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Should include CONSORT flow diagram
4. Sub-title should be- A Randomised Clinical Trial
5. Trial Registration and Trial ID should be mentioned in the article
6. Trial Protocol should be clearly described in the article
7. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
8. Should follow CONSORT reporting guidelines.
9. Submission should include CONSORT checklist.
10. References- Upto 40 references in Vancouver style.

 

C. Cross Over Trial
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Should include CONSORT flow diagram
4. Sub-title should be- A Randomised Clinical Trial
5. Trial Registration and Trial ID should be mentioned in the article
6. Trial Protocol should be clearly described in the article
7. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
8. Should follow CONSORT reporting guidelines.
9. Submission should include CONSORT checklist
10. References- Upto 40 references in Vancouver style.

 

D. Equivalence and Non-Inferiority Trial
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Should include CONSORT flow diagram
4. Sub-title should be- A Randomised Clinical Trial
5. Trial Registration and Trial ID should be mentioned in the article
6. Trial Protocol should be clearly described in the article
7. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
8. Should follow CONSORT reporting guidelines.
9. Submission should include CONSORT checklist
10. References- Upto 40 references in Vancouver style.

 

E. Cluster Trial
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Should include CONSORT flow diagram
4. Sub-title should be- A Randomised Clinical Trial
5. Trial Registration and Trial ID should be mentioned in the article
6. Trial Protocol should be clearly described in the article
7. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
8. Should follow CONSORT reporting guidelines.
9. Submission should include CONSORT checklist
10. References- Upto 40 references in Vancouver style.

 

F. Non-Randomised Controlled Trial
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Should include CONSORT flow diagram
4. Sub-title should be- A Non-Randomised Controlled Trial
5. Trial Registration and Trial ID should be mentioned in the article
6. Trial Protocol should be clearly described in the article
7. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
8. Should follow TREND reporting guidelines.
9. Submission should include CONSORT checklist
10. References- Upto 40 references in Vancouver style.

 

G. Meta-Analysis
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Sub-title should be- A Meta Analysis
4. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
5. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
6. Should follow PRISMA reporting guidelines Or MOOSE reporting guidelines.

 

H. Cohort Study
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow STROBE reporting guidelines.

 

I. Case Control Study
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow STROBE reporting guidelines.

 

J. Cross Sectional Study
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow STROBE reporting guidelines.

 

K. Case Series
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.

 

L. Economic Evaluation
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow CHEERS reporting guidelines.

 

M. Decision Analytical Model
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow CHEERS reporting guidelines.

 

N. Comparative Effectiveness Research
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow ISPOR reporting guidelines.

 

O. Genetic Association Study
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow STREGA reporting guidelines.

 

P. Diagnostic / Prognostic Study
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow STARD reporting guidelines or TRIPOD reporting guidelines.

 

Q. Quality Improvement Study
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow SQUIRE reporting guidelines.

 

R. Survey Study
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow AAPOR reporting guidelines.

 

S. Qualitative Study
1. Word Count- 3000 words excluding abstract and references
2. Number of Tables and Images- Approximately 5 including both tables and images
3. Data sharing statement should be downloaded from 'submit article' section in jebmh.com and the completed form should be submitted along with the article.
4. References- Upto 50 references in Vancouver style.
5. Should follow SRQR reporting guidelines or COREQ reporting guidelines.

 


Authorship Criteria
To ensure authorship for the submitted manuscripts, the contributors should meet the following three conditions:
• Conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data has been done by the author
• Either drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content has been done by the author
• The final approval of the version to be published has been given by the author. Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to be allowed to take public responsibility for suitable portions of the content.

 


Naming Order for Contributors
The order of naming of the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and the writing of the manuscript. Once submitted, the order cannot be changed without the written consent of all the contributors.

 


Number of Contributors
In the event of a study carried out in a single institute, the number of contributors should not exceed eight. For case-reports, images, letters to the editor, and review articles, the number of contributors should not exceed five. There should be a written justification if the number of contributors exceeds five. If JEBMH feels necessary it may ask for description of the contribution of authors towards the manuscript.

 


Submission of an Article Should Include
1. Title page (available for download in ‘Submit Article’ page)
2. Copyright form (available for download in ‘Submit Article’ page)
3. ICMJE CoI forms from all authors (available for download in ‘Submit Article’ page)
4. Ethical Clearance Certificate (where ever applicable)
5. Informed consent forms (where ever applicable)
6. Data Sharing Statement (where ever applicable, available for download in ‘Submit Article’ page)
7. Abstract page
8. Article