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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Manuscript Instructions

We accept manuscripts under the following categories:

 

  • Research Article
  • Review Article
  • Systematic Review
  • Short communication
  • Case report/study
  • Letters etc.
Word Limit

The manuscript should be written within the word limit according to the category of the article as mentioned below. This word limit does not include Abstract.

  • Research Article: 7000
  • Review Article: 5000
  • Systematic Review: 5000
  • Short Communication: 3000
  • Case Report/Study: 3000
  • Letters etc.,: 3000
Submission Guidelines
All Manuscripts

Please communicate with us electronically and send your manuscript as an attachment in MS Word.

  • Authors are requested to write a category of the article (Research Article, Short Communication, Review Article, Case Report) under which they want to publish it.
  • Author’s/Co-author’s should write their email ID on the title page with full affiliation details (present working address with designation).
  • Authors should keep their manuscripts within category wise permissible word limits
  • Page number should appear in the lower right-hand corner of each page, beginning with the title page.
  • The language of the manuscript must be simple and explicit.
  • Author(s) / Co-author(s) name or any other identification should not appear anywhere in the body of the manuscript in accordance with blind review guidelines/approach of IJHT.
  • Author(s) / Co-author(s) should use Font Type Times New Roman and Font Size 12.
  • Manuscript text should be without Styles or spacing
  • Manuscript’s Page Layout: Margins (Normal- 1” from all sides), Size (A4- 8.27” *11.69”) and aligned left.
  • All pages should be numbered sequentially.
  • Manuscripts should be written in good scientific language, nomenclature and standard international units should be used.

Originality:All articles submitted for publication in IJHT should be original material. The submission should have been made exclusively to IJHT and must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The author should certify / testify to this effect. If any author is found to have falsified or mislead the editors, he/she shall be disqualified /blacklisted from future submissions to IJHT.

Text

Article should be submitted under the following headings in one file.

  • Title
  • Name Of Authors (Write Full Name in Sequence)
  • Affiliation Details (Present Working Address with Designation), Email Id of All the Authors/Co-Authors.
  • Abstract
  • Key Words
  • Introduction
  • Materials And Methods
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Result
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement (If Applicable)
  • References
TITLE

The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with contact number and e-mail information.

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 be up to 250 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, 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

Write up to six relevant keywords.

INTRODUCTION
  • The Introduction should be concise and define the scope of the work in the same field.
  • The purpose, aims & objectives and the significance of the study should be mentioned in the Introduction section.
MATERIALS AND METHODS

Materials and Methods should be complete enough and clearly describe the experiments and techniques used in the study. 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. Write this section in the past tense.

Statistical Analysis

The details of statistical tests used and the level of significance should be stated. If more than one test is used it is important to correlate groups and parameters with concerned test . Write the name of the software and version used for data analysis

RESULTS

Results should be combined and presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author's experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be expressed preferably in the form of a table. Do not repeat the same findings in the table as well as in graphs/figures.

DISCUSSION

This section should deal with the interpretation, rather than recapitulation of results. It is important to discuss the new and significant observations in the light of previous work. Discuss also the weaknesses or pitfalls in the study. New hypotheses or recommendations can be put forth. Avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the data. Repetition of information given under Introduction and Results should be avoided.

CONCLUSION

State the conclusions in a few sentences in a lucid manner at the end of the paper. Conclusions must be drawn considering the strengths and weaknesses of the study. Emphasize the clinical significance of the study.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT(S)

Author(s) may acknowledge the support obtained in the study. It should be typed on a new page. Acknowledge only persons who have contributed to the scientific content or provided technical support. Sources of financial support should be mentioned.

Tables/Graph/Figures
  • Tables should be kept as minimum as possible and placed at the appropriate place in the text and be designed to be as simple as possible.
  • Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text.
  • The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text.
  • The same data should not be presented in both table and graph forms or repeated in the text.
  • Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word.
  • Don’t keep tables/figures at the end of the article. All the tables/figures should be kept at the appropriate place in the text of the article where you have mentioned these tables/figures. All the tables/figures should be mentioned in the text of the article.

Figure legends:Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high-resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG, or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper-Case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Figures can be attached as a JPEG file.

Supplementary Files

Tables and figures exceeding the limits given in the Manuscript Types table above may be submitted as Supplementary files and will be accessible through a link in the published article. Supplementary tables and figures should be numbered separately from the tables and figures, beginning with Supplementary Table 1 and Supplementary Figure 1.

Please note that the Typesetters will not amend Supplementary files in any way before publishing. Authors should ensure that Supplementary files appear exactly as intended when submitted. Please ensure that captions are included in supplementary material and that they are sufficient to allow the files to be understood without the main text.

REFERENCES

The references may be cited in Vancouver style or Oxford style.,

Avoid citing abstracts as references.

Each reference should be assigned a number, consecutively in the order of mention in the text.

References are to be cited in the text by superscribed number and should be in the order in which they appear. The original number should be reused each time the same reference is cited in the text. The number should be placed in the text as superscript inside the bracket and bold & blue color like [1], outside the full stops and commas and inside colons and semi-colons. When multiple references are cited at a given place in the text, use a hyphen to join the first and last numbers that are inclusive and use commas to separate non-inclusive numbers (2-5,7,10).

For Vancouver style, reference numbers should be in increasing order like 1,2,3,4,5…. throughout the text of the article starting from the INTRODUCTION section. Do not write reference number in ABSTRACT.

The list of references should be given at the end of the paper. If there are 3 or fewer authors, mention the name of all the authors. Where there are more than 3 authors, use et al after the third author.

References mentioned in the text of the article must be shown in the REFERENCE section and vice-versa.

Examples:

All the references must be correct, complete, and in Vancouver style. Write references in the following style.

For Book:

Author (s) name. Title of book. Edition of the book (if later than 1st ed.). Place of Publication: Publisher Name; Year of Publication. Page number (if applicable).

Examples:

Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Fundamentals of Research. 2nd ed. New Delhi: New Era Publication; 2004.

For Journal Articles:

Authors name. Title of article. Title of journal. Publication year; Volume (Issue): Page No.

Example:

Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Int J Health Tech. 2013;3(9):1-6.

For Webpages:

Author. Title of publication [type of medium – Internet]. Place of publication (if available): Publisher (if available); Date of publication – year month day (supply year if month and day not available) [updated year month day; cited year month day]. Available from: web address.

Example:

Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus [Internet]. 2013 [updated 2013 Sept. 10; cited 2013 Oct 14]. Available from: web address. www.ijht.org.in

For Reports and other Government Publications:

Author(s). Title of report. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication – year, month (if applicable). Total number of pages if applicable e.g. 24 p. Report No.: (if applicable)

Example:

Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, AbdulRaheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Mumbai: New Era Publisher; 2014. 24p. Report No.: GHI224

For Conference Papers:

Author(s) name. Title of Paper. In: Editor (s) name or Organization name. Title of the conference; Date of the conference; Place of the conference. Place of publication: Publisher’s name; Year of publication. p. Page numbers. Example: Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, Abdul Raheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In: Patel SS, Jacko AG. 10th International Conference on Health Informatics; 2001 Jan 4-6; Mumbai, India. New Era Publisher; 2001. p. 202-210.

Example:

Ahmed SE, Mustafa E, Abdul Raheem EM. Assessment of plasma levels of fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In: Patel SS, Jacko AG. 10th International Conference on Health Informatics; 2001 Jan 4-6; Mumbai, India. New Era Publisher; 2001. p. 202-210.

Do not write qualifications of authors, hospitals’ names, any star marks, etc. in references.

Guidelines for Secondary Research

Systematic reviews or scoping reviews should be presented under the following headings:

  • Title and Abstract:
  • The Abstract structure are as follows:
    • Introduction and Aims
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  • Manuscript Highlights: after the abstract.
  • Introduction.
  • Review Question.
  • Inclusion Criteria.
  • Methods: search strategy, screening and selection, critical appraisal (systematic reviews only), data extraction, data synthesis
  • Conclusions: including Implications for practice and Implications for research.
  • Conflicts, Declarations (including financial) and Acknowledgements.
Systematic review Criteria

Systematic review updates reconsider and bring previously published systematic reviews up to date. This allows authors to present changes to the review while avoiding unwarranted duplication in the literature. A guiding principle for an update is that it is an event that is discrete and distinct from the conduct and reporting of the original systematic review (or previously updated review). This means that at a minimum the search for studies will have been brought up to date and that any changes to the results and conclusions of the original review (or a previously updated review) are described.Systematic review updates will not usually warrant publication of a new full-length article. However, any published update will be an independent publication. It will not be part of the original review publication (or previously updated review).

We encourage authors to be innovative in how they report and present systematic review updates. Systematic review updates are not appropriate for corrections/errata. Authors must clearly acknowledge and refer any previously-published work they are updating.

Protocol

Protocol articles will only be considered for proposed or ongoing research that has not yet started the final data extraction stage of the review at the time of submission, and should provide a detailed account of the hypothesis, rationale and methodology of the study.

If the protocol has already undergone full external peer review as part of an external and non-industry funding process, the protocol shall undergo only editorial peer review by the handling(assigned) editor. Proof of funding and a statement confirming that it has undergone formal peer review will be required. We recommend that authors provide the relevant documentation on submission. Protocols without major external funding will undergo full, external peer review.

Reporting standards

Systematic Reviews requires the submission of a checklist for all study protocols. The checklist should be provided as an additional file and should be correspondingly referenced in the text. Submissions received without this element shall be returned to the authors as incomplete. The checklist enclosed here with for your kind reference.

It is understood that for some study protocols certain aspects may not comply fully with the checklist. The checklist shall not be used as a tool for judging the suitability of manuscripts for publication in Systematic Reviews, but is intended as an aid to authors to clearly, completely, and transparently let reviewers and readers know what authors intend to do. Using the guidelines to write the study protocol and completing the checklist are likely to optimize the quality of reporting and make the peer review process more efficient.

Preparing your manuscript

The information below details the section headings that you (Author) should include in his/her manuscript and what information should be within each section.

Please note that the manuscript must include a 'Declarations' section including all of the subheadings (please see below for more information).

Title page

The title page should:

  • Present a title that includes, if appropriate, the study design e.g.:
    • "A versus B in the treatment of C: a randomized controlled trial", "X is a risk factor for Y: a case control study", "What is the impact of factor X on subject Y: A systematic review"
    • or for non-clinical or non-research studies: a description of what the article reports
  • List the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors
  • If a collaboration group to be listed as an author, please list the Group name as an author. If you would like the names of the individual members of the Group to be searchable through their individual PubMed records, please include this information in the “Acknowledgements” section in accordance with the instructions below
  • Indicate the corresponding author
Abstract

The Abstract should not exceed 350 words. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. The abstract must include the following separate sections:

  • Background: The context and purpose of the study
  • Methods: How the study shall be conducted
  • Discussion: A brief summary and potential implications
  • Systematic review registration: If your systematic review has been registered in a publicly accessible registry, include the name of the registry and registration number.
Keywords

Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.

Background

The Background section should explain the background to the study, its aims, a summary of the existing literature and why this study is necessary or its contribution to the field.

Methods/Design

The methods section should include:

  • The aim, design and setting of the study
  • The characteristics of participants or description of materials
  • A clear description of all processes, interventions and comparisons. Generic drug names should generally be used. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand names in parentheses
  • The type of statistical analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate.
Discussion

This should include a discussion of any practical or operational issues involved in conducting the study and any issues not covered in other sections.

Evidence Implementation Case Studies

These papers provide examples of evidence utilisation or implementation in a practice or care setting. Authors should ensure that the paper provides information of interest to readers regarding the elements of the project that assisted in sustainable practice change as well as the elements that may not have been as successful. All implementation papers must address confidentiality and anonymity whether or not formal ethical approval is required. Where formal ethical review is required, the name of the committee, and the ethics registration number must be reported.

These papers should be presented under the following headings:

    • Title and Abstract

The Abstract structure are as follows:

    • Introduction and Aims
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  • Manuscript Highlights: after the abstract
  • Introduction
  • Objective/Aims or Research Question
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion (including barriers and facilitators identified during the project and their significance to compliance and practice change)
  • Conclusions: including Implications for practice as well as research
  • Conflicts, declarations (including financial) and Acknowledgements.
Declaration

All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations':

  • Ethics approval and consent to participate
  • Consent for publication
  • Availability of data and materials
  • Competing interests
  • Funding
  • Authors' contributions
  • Authors' information
  • Acknowledgements
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

This journal is committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific record.

Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour.

Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation is helped by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include*:

  • The manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  • The submitted work should be original and should not have been published elsewhere in any form or language (partially or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work. (Please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the concerns about text-recycling (‘self-plagiarism’).
  • A single study should not be split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (i.e. ‘salami-slicing/publishing’).
  • Concurrent or secondary publication is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. Examples include: translations or a manuscript that is intended for a different group of readers.
  • Results should be presented clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation (including image based manipulation). Authors should adhere to discipline-specific rules for acquiring, selecting and processing data.
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (‘plagiarism’). Proper acknowledgements of other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks (to indicate words taken from another source) are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions secured for material that is copyrighted.
Fundamental errors

Authors have an obligation to correct mistakes once they discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their published article. The author(s) is/are requested to contact the journal and explain in what sense the error is impacting the article. A decision on how to correct the literature will depend on the nature of the error. This may be a correction or retraction. The retraction note should provide transparency which parts of the article are impacted by the error.

Suggesting / excluding reviewers

Authors are welcome to suggest suitable reviewers and/or request the exclusion of certain individuals when they submit their manuscripts. When suggesting reviewers, authors should make sure they are totally independent and not connected to their work in any way. It is strongly recommended to suggest a mix of reviewers from different countries and different institutions. When suggesting reviewers, the Corresponding Author must provide an institutional email address for each suggested reviewer, or, if this is not possible, need to include other means of verifying the identity such as a link to a personal homepage, a link to the publication record or a researcher or author ID in the submission letter. Please note that the Journal may not use the suggestions/recommendations but same are appreciated and may help facilitate the peer review process.

Authorship principles

These guidelines describe authorship principles and good authorship practices to which prospective authors should adhere to.

Authorship clarified

The Journal and Publisher assume all authors agreed with the content and that all gave explicit consent to submit and that they have received consent from the responsible authorities at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out, before the work is submitted.

The Publisher does not prescribe the kinds of contributions that warrant authorship. It is recommended that authors adhere to the guidelines for authorship that are applicable in their specific research field. In absence of specific guidelines, it is recommended to adhere to the following guidelines*:

All authors whose names appear on the submission
  1. Have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; or the creation of new software used in the work;
  2. Have drafted the work or revised it critically for important intellectual content;
  3. Have approved the version to be published; and
  4. Have agree 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.
Disclosures and declarations

All authors are requested to include information regarding sources of funding, financial or non-financial interests, study-specific approval by the appropriate ethics committee for research involving humans and/or animals, informed consent if the research involved human participants, and a statement on welfare of animals if the research involved animals (as appropriate).

The decision whether such information should be included is not only dependent on the scope of the journal, but also the scope of the article. Work submitted for publication may have implications for public health or general welfare and in those cases it is the responsibility of all authors to include the appropriate disclosures and declarations.

Data transparency

All authors are requested to make sure that all data and materials as well as software application or custom code support their published claims and comply with field standards. Please note that journal may have individual policies on (sharing) research data in accordance with disciplinary norms and expectations.

Role of the Corresponding Author

One author is assigned as Corresponding Author and acts on behalf of all co-authors and ensures that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately addressed.

Corresponding Author is responsible for the following requirements:

    • To ensure that all listed authors have approved the manuscript before submission, including the names and order of authors;
    • To Manage all communication between the Journal and all co-authors, before and after publication
    • To provide transparency on re-use of material and mention any unpublished material (for example manuscripts in press) included in the manuscript in a cover letter to the Editor;
    • To make sure disclosures, declarations and transparency on data statements from all authors are included in the manuscript as appropriate (see above).

The requirement of managing all communication between the journal and all co-authors during submission and proofing may be delegated to a Contact or Submitting Author. In this case please make sure the Corresponding Author is clearly indicated in the manuscript.

Author's contributions

In absence of specific instructions and in research fields where it is possible to describe discrete efforts, the Publisher recommends authors to include contribution statements in the work that specifies the contribution of every author in order to promote transparency. These contributions should be listed at the separate title page.

Affiliation

The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved, the current address may additionally be stated. Addresses will not be updated or changed after publication of the article.

Changes to authorship

Authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, the Corresponding Author, and the order of authors at submission. Changes of authorship by adding or deleting authors, and/or changes in Corresponding Author, and/or changes in the sequence of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript.

Please note that author names will be published exactly as they appear on the accepted submission!

Please make sure that the names of all authors are present and correctly spelled, and that addresses and affiliations are current.

Adding and/or deleting authors at revision stage are generally not permitted, but in some cases it may be warranted. Reasons for these changes in authorship should be explained. Approval of the change during revision is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. Please note that journals may have individual policies on adding and/or deleting authors during revision stage.

Deceased or incapacitated authors

For cases in which a co-author dies or is incapacitated during the writing, submission, or peer-review process, and the co-authors feel it is appropriate to include the author, co-authors should obtain approval from a (legal) representative which could be a direct relative.

Authorship issues or disputes

In the case of an authorship dispute during peer review or after acceptance and publication, IJHT will not be in a position to investigate or adjudicate. Authors will be asked to resolve the dispute themselves. If they are unable the IJHT reserves the right to withdraw a manuscript from the editorial process or in case of a published paper raise the issue with the authors’ institution(s) and abide by its guidelines.

Conflict of Interest

Authors should treat all communication with the Journal as confidential which includes correspondence with direct representatives from the Journal such as Editors-in-Chief and/or Handling Editors and reviewers’ reports unless explicit consent has been received to share information.

All authors must comply to ethical policies and include statements in their manuscripts declaring whether there are any conflicts of interest with their paper. Papers will not be published without these statements.

A. Statement of Informed Consent

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed upon without their informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript prior to its publication . Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

Even where consent has been given, Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

B. Statement of Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 and 2008. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Policy on Plagiarism

The publisher and IJHT do not take any responsibility regarding plagiarism issues raised out of any article. The plagiarised article will not be published in IJHT, however, if any plagiarised article is published by mistake, it will be deleted from our website and contents. Please note that any legal implications of such publication of plagiarised article, shall be concerned author’s sole responsibility only.

The publisher/IJHT does not support any kind of plagiarism. Authors are fully responsible for plagiarism. Authors are instructed to take care of plagiarism while submitting their manuscripts. Authors are advised not to submit plagiarised articles.

For more information on plagiarism, please visit www.plagiarism.org

Consent to Publish

Individuals may consent to participate in a study, but object to having their data published in a journal article. Authors should make sure to also seek consent from individuals to publish their data prior to submitting their paper to a journal. This is in particular applicable to case studies. A consent to publish form can be found. Fill the form and send

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