Author Guideline

GENERAL INFORMATION

ABOUT THE JOURNAL:
Research journal of medical and allied sciences (RJMAS) is a Peer Reviewed Research Journal with quarterly frequency. The Journal seeks to promote research and exchange of scientific information in the field of medicine, surgery and allied sciences.  Original research Papers, review articles, short communications, letters to editor and case reports are invited for publication in this Journal. All articles will be peer-reviewed and published in RJMAS based on the innovativeness of the research work and the relevance to the medical field. RJMAS hopes that Researchers, Research scholars, Academicians etc. would make use of this journal for the development of science and technology. This journal follows the editorial and publisher guidelines formulated by COPE and are in the process of attaining approval from COPE, OPSA and WEME.
SCOPE OF RJMAS:
RJMAS will cover the various branches of medicine and Allied sciences which includes    

  • Allied Sciences
  • Anaesthesia
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Research
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biosciences
  • Cardiology
  • Community medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Dentistry
  • Scientific Education
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Nanosciences
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Geriatrics 
  • Haematology
  • Health Management and Policy
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Intensive Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Intensive Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nephrology/ Renal pathology
  • Neurology  and Neuro-Surgery
  • Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics  and Gynaecology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatrics  and Neonatology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry/Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Radiology
  • Statistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Nanosciences
  • Surgery

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
All articles should be prepared as per the guidelines covering the following sections.

  • Title Page
  • Abstract with Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods (wherever applicable)
  • Results (wherever applicable)
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Tables
  • Illustrations
  • Legends of figures

DESCRIPTION OF SECTIONS:

TITLE PAGE:

Title page should include the details of the type of manuscript (original article, case reports, images, letters to editor, brief communications, review articles etc.), running title of the manuscript, names, highest degrees obtained by all the authors, details of the corresponding author with the email address and address for communication, department and the institutions to which authors are affliated to and contributions of all the authors. This also should include details about any funding agency and conflicts of interest if any.
All the documents are to be sent only as doc/docx file. Files sent in any other format will not be considered for publication.
Manuscript details and instructions:
Original articles:

This includes any randomised control trials, animal experimental studies, studies on comparison of screening tests, studies on diagnostic tests, discovery of new drugs, undocumented new adverse effects of existing drugs etc.  The total text of original articles should be approximately 3000 words maximum excluding the abstract, references and tables.  This section has to be subdivided into sections containing abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results/observations, discussion and conclusion.

ABSTRACT:

Abstract should be having a maximum of 250 words and structured with subheadings like background, materials and methods, results and conclusion. This also include at least three or more keywords.

INTRODUCTION:

Should include the purpose of the study and rationale behind the study.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

This should include the source for the study, ethical committee approval, study design and statistical methods used.

RESULTS:

In this section, results/ observations of the study should be quoted in a sequential manner with the text, tables and figures/illustrations wherever necessary.

DISCUSSION:

This section should concentrate on the interpretations made from the observations/ results obtained comparison with the existing studies, limitations in the present study and future methods to be structured for these studies.

CONCLUSION:

This section should provide the conclusions drawn from the study.

REFERENCES:

References should be quoted only in Vancouver format as given below. 

For article
Wharton N. Health and safety in outdoor activity centres. J Adventure Ed Outdoor Lead. 1996;12(4):8–9

For web
Department of Health. Creutzfeldt Jakob disease: Guidance for healthcare workers [homepage on the Internet]. c2003 [updated 2003 Mar 23; cited 2003 Nov 9]. Available from http://www.doh.gov.uk/pdfs/cjdguidance.pdf.

For books
Higgins D. Horizons: The poetics and theory of the intermedia. Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press: 1984.

For Patents
Pagedas AC, inventor; Ancel Surgical R&D Inc., assignee. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent 20020103498. 2002 Aug 1.

CASE REPORTS:

Unique cases with new findings and relevant clinical significance will be given priority for publication.  These have to be designed with the subheadings of Abstract (not more than 200 words), introduction, case report, discussion, tables and illustrations and conclusion.
The text for case reports (excluding abstract, references, tables and legends) should be less than 1000 words.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

These should be definitive observations defining an established finding or views already published in Journals.

TABLES:

  • Tables should be self-explanatory and should not repeat details described in the text.
  • Tables with more than 10 columns and 25 rows are not acceptable.
  • Each table should have an Arabic numerical number, a brief title and should be enumerated in the sequence of their citation in the text.
  • Footnotes should explain the abbreviations and other explanatory notes to be provided in the table.

ILLUSTRATIONS (FIGURES):

  • Upload the images in JPEG format. The file size should be within 4 MB in size while uploading.
  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
  • Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background.
  • Titles and detailed explanations should be written in the legends for illustrations, and not on the illustrations themselves.

 

PROCESSING AND PUBLICATION CHARGES: NIL

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE:
Dr. Prof. P. Ramasamy
Editor–in- Chief,
RJMAS,                                 
Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital,
Chromepet, Chennai.
Tamil Nadu – India.
Ph.No.+91 44-22415603. Mobile: +91 9444701394, +91 8148489206.

Email: rjmasonline@gmail.com, bupeshgiri.crl@bharathuniv.ac.in