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EDITORIAL POLICIES

The manuscripts published in this journal become property of IJMAES, and should not be considered for publication in portion or as a whole in any form electronic or print.

International Journal of medical and exercise science reviews and considers a manuscript for exclusive publication that means manuscript or substantial portion of manuscript which has not  been published previously and is not under consideration for publication in any other journals in electronic form or in print. If the Editorial Board found the manuscript as simultaneous submission, it reserves the right to consult with the other journal to which the manuscript was submitted. Furthermore, the Editorial Board may return the manuscript without review or may reject it without regard to peer reviewer recommendations.

EDITORIAL WORKFLOW

All manuscripts upon submission are pre-screened by the Editor in chief. Manuscripts that fulfill the criteria and qualified for full review are assigned to the editorial board member; the qualified manuscripts are then reviewed by at least 2 content experts for their comments. The Editorial board member goes through the manuscripts and reviewers comments and finally gives his/her comments and provides guidance to the authors regarding the changes suggested by the reviewers. The Editor rejects, accepts, request revision of manuscripts based on the revision.

Upon submission of manuscripts, initial decision is taken within 2 weeks and the review process may take maximum 6 weeks from the date of submission. Authors who want to know on the progress of their manuscript can contact the associate editor at editorijmaes@gmail.com

Once the review process is completed, authors will receive the edited version of their manuscript for final proofreading. This is the last opportunity to view an article before its publication in the journal web site. No changes or modifications can be introduced once it has been published.

Letter of acceptance is provided upon request by the author for free of cost. Certificate of publication is provided for authors upon request with an additional cost. For more details regarding the costs you can refer to subscription charges section.

DISCLOSURE OF MATTER

IJMAES takes the right to reject manuscripts which discloses in part or as a whole prior to publication in any form either print or electronic, however the authors of accepted manuscripts are exempted to use their research work for presentation at scientific conference or professional forums prior to publication with the consent of editor/ editorial board member.

The authors whose research work is supported by government funding agencies/private funding agencies are required to acknowledge the funding sources supporting the work in their manuscript.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Authors are advised to sign in Conflict of interest form during the time of manuscript submission. IJMAES adopted International committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) initiative to standardize a format for disclosing a competing interest.

AUTHORSHIP POLICY

IJMAES Policy on authorship is based on guidelines given by the International committee of medical journal editors uniform requirements for manuscripts submission which states that authorship should be based on IJMAES.

1.Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of      data for the work
2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content
3. Final approval of the version to be published
4. 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.

ETHICAL APPROVAL

All research reports must have approval from the concerned ethical committee and the statement should be included in the author’s manuscript. Authors should provide the name of the institutional review board, or other similar body that approved the study.

The authors are required to submit patient consent form for photographs when required by the Publisher of IJMAES. The authors of case reports should submit a signed consent form of the patient and state it in their manuscript.

International Journal of Medical and Exercise Science(IJMAES) has a legal responsibility to ensure that its journals do not publish material that infringes copyright, or that includes libelous or defamatory content and strongly suggest the authors to follow the ethical principles for the protection of human subjects.

PLAGIARISM

Publication of the same paper in the same journal or other journals is considered as duplication of publication and can be detected by our highly experienced board members who will advise the editor on plagiarism and considers rejection of the manuscript. Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement (Download PDF)

CORRESPONDENCE

Letters commenting the papers published in IJMAES should send to the editor in chief soon after the publication of the paper referring. The editor in chief will review the letters and invite the authors to reply. The letters should be sent to editorijmaes@gmail.com

TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS

Manuscripts submitted can be

  1. Original articles
  2. Systematic reviews
  3. Meta Analysis
  4. Case reports
  5. Project/Thesis report

Original articles – Full length of original research or short reports of data from original research work are considered.

Systematic reviews – In-depth comprehensive reviews in health and related fields are considered.

Meta Analysis – In-depth comprehensive reviews in health related fields are considered.

Case reports – New clinical observations and novel Physiotherapy treatment will be considered for publication.

Project/Thesis report- Full length of research or case study reports with data from original research work would be considered.

REPORTING GUIDELINES

IJMAES reporting guidelines are based on guidelines given by the EQUATOR Network and the NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

CONSORT for original reports, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and STARD for case reports.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

Manuscripts of original research should include introduction, methods, results, discussions and conclusion sections. Articles often need subheadings within these sections to further their content. Manuscripts of Case reports may be less structured.

The following general requirements are required for reporting within sections of all study designs and manuscript formats.

Title page
Abstract
Introduction
Methods
Results

Tables
Illustrations

Discussion and Conclusion
Acknowledgment
References

Title page:

General information about the article and its author should be presented in title page. Article title – Title should provide complete description of article, information about the study design in case of experimental studies can be included in the title. Author’s information must be provided in the title page which should include author and contributing authors name and working address. Principle authors email address should be provided. Source of support – Authors are advised to disclose the source of support which includes grants, equipment and other support that facilitated the conduct of the study. Disclaimer – The author should provide as a statement of disclaim that the views expressed in the article is his/her own and not the funders/institutions.

Abstract:

The abstract should not exceed more than 250 words; Abstract should provide the back ground of study, purpose of study, analytical methods, study results and conclusion. References should not be presented in the abstract. Authors need to ensure that their abstract accurately reflect the content of the article because abstracts are the only substantive portions of the articles that are available in many electronic databases and the only portion readers read. Authors need to provide clinical trial registration number if the study is registered. IJMAES will publish the clinical trial registration number after the abstract.

Key words:

Keywords need to be presented in alphabetic order. It should be 2 to 5 key terms representing the main content of the manuscript can be given which are used frequently in the manuscript.

Introduction:

Author Should Provide the back ground of the study, state the specific purpose or study objective and cite only references from previous studies but should not include data or conclusion from the work being reported.

Methods:

Method of study should clearly explain why and how the study has been conducted. The section should include only information that was available at the time of plan or protocol for the study was being written. Author should state the selection of participants, eligibility and exclusive criteria, and source of population, Objectives of the study, outcome measures and procedure. Provide references to established methods and give the description of new or modified methods and give the reason for using them if ever so. Describe statistical methods, if possible quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement errors. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols. Specify the statistical software package used for the study and versions used.

Results:

The authors are advised to summarize the most important findings first and to avoid the repetition of results in text, tables and figures. Text for results should be in sequence with the tables and figures used. Specify the statistical significance for each finding.

Discussion and conclusion:

In the discussion section new and important aspects of the study should be emphasized. Experimental studies should begin with summarizing the main findings, then explore possible mechanisms or explanations for these findings, compare and contrast the results with other relevant studies. State the limitations of the study and explore the implications of findings for future research and clinical practice. Final Conclusion should be clear and supported by the data.

Tables and Graphs:

Number Tables and Graphs consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a title for each. eg., Table 1 or Graph 1. Title of the table/ graph should be short but self explanatory. Author should place explanatory matter at the foot notes and not in the heading. If you use data from another published or unpublished source, obtain permission and acknowledge that source fully.

Illustrations:

Digital images of manuscript illustrations should be submitted in JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP formats. For X-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of exercises, send high-resolution photographic image files. Pictures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. Eg. Figure-1. If a Picture has been published previously, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce it.

Abbreviations or symbols:
Please elaborate the standard abbreviation used in the manuscript. Try to avoid using abbreviations or symbols in the title of the manuscript.

Acknowledgement:
Authors are encouraged to acknowledge the contributors in the preparation of manuscript from conception to the final drafting of the manuscript.

References:

References must be serially numbered and should be arranged in increasing order of number quoted in the text. References should be quoted in the text at the end of the sentence as Superscript.

Eg: …………………… institution1.

  1. Standard Journal Article:

References should follow the following sequence

American Psychological Association (APA) Style of Referencing

1. The authors name must come first, list until six authors, more than six authors followed by et al.
2. Year of Publication
3. Reference Title
4. Reference Journal
5. Volume Number
6. Issue Number in Brackets
7. Page Numbers

Example:
Uhl RL, Roberts TT, Papaliodis DN, Mulligan MT, Dubin AH, (2014). Management of chronic musculoskeletal pain. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 22(2): 101-110.

  1. Organization as Author
    Reference can have organization name instead of author name if organization possesses the authorship.

Example:
Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group (2002). Hypertension, insulin and proinsulinin participants with impaired glucose tolerance Hypertension, 40(5):679-86.

  1. Books and other Monographs:
    In case Authors use reference from books, they should follow the following sequence
    1. Authors Name
    2. Year of Publication
    3. Book Name
    4. Edition Number
    5. Publisher
    6. Page NumbersExample:
    Susan B. O’ Sullivan, Thomas J. Schmitz, (2006). Physical Rehabilitation. 5th ed; pp 223.

    The commonly cited types of references are shown here, for other types of references such as conference papers, dissertations, newspaper items please refer to ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.icmje.org  or  (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html).

    Authors should provide direct references to the original research sources whenever possible, references of review articles do not always reflect original work accurately.

    Do not use conference abstract as references, they can be cited in the text but not to be used as foot notes.
    References to papers accepted but not yet published should be designated as “in press” or “forthcoming.”

    Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source.

    Authors are responsible for minimizing reference errors by using either an electronic bibliographic source such as Pubmed or print sources from original sources. Authors can identify retracted articles in MEDLINE by searching Pubmed for “retracted publication (Publication type)”, or by going directly to Pubmed list of retracted publications.

    (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=retracted+publication+(Publication type).

    Language

    All the manuscripts should be submitted in clear and concise English. As a reference for spellings and hyphenation Oxford English dictionary should be used. Authors are advised to check all the grammatical mistakes before submission.

    General Guidelines

    (i)  Please use Calibri font size 11 for the content of the manuscript and Constantia font size 14 for the title of the manuscript.
    (ii) Do not break words at the ends of lines.
    (iii) Do not use underlining.
    (iv) Use the TAB key, not the space bar when indenting paragraphs or separating columns in tables.
    (v) Leave the right-hand margin unjustified.

    Please supply manuscripts as editable text files (Preferably Microsoft Word documents), and make sure that the manuscript file is anonymised as the journal applies a double-blind peer review process.