Authors Guidelines

What Cases we want to Publish?

We want to publish cases with clinical importance providing valuable lessons. Therefore, common cases that present a diagnostic, ethical or management challenge, or that highlight aspects of mechanisms of injury, pharmacology or histopathology are deemed of particular educational value. It is important that the learning outcomes of the articles are important and novel.

We want to publish cases worthy of discussion particularly around aspects of differential diagnosis, decision making, management, clinical guidelines and pathology. The advantage is that we learn from real cases. 

We encourage authors to include the patient's perspective in the article (while preserving anonymity). This can be requested at the same time as consent for publication as informed consent can only be obtained when the patient or guardian has read the article you wish to submit.

Submitted manuscript must not have been published in print or online, or being considered for publication elsewhere.
Manuscript must be written in English language, which must be of an acceptable standard. Manuscript not reaching this standard, as determined by the Editorial Office, will not enter the peer-review process and will be returned to the corresponding author.

The Guidelines for Author for preparing Case Report:

Please check that your manuscript complies with the recommended format:

- Length: 2000 words maximum (excluding title page, references, Tables and Figures) 

- References: Vancouver style

Abstract: Unstructured/Structured - Not more than 200 words. The abstract should be of minimum 100 words. Abstract less than 100 words would not be considered. Minimum three key words according MeSH -

- Figures and Tables: Figures and Tables should be attached in separate documents along with Legends/Captions. 

 - Copyright Transfer form and Conflict of interest statement form, completed and signed by the all the authors.

- Ethical approval: Authors must state that, if required, permission to publish their case report was granted by their local ethics committee. The local ethics committee must be identified. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to refuse publication of any report that he considers suggests of unethical practice.

- Patient consent: Evidence of patient consent to publish must be provided for any photograph that shows a patients face or other information that might identify the patient. 

The Guidelines for Author for preparing Case Pictorials:

Case Pictorial: Template should be used to submit this form of article. It is available at
Brief description of upto 300 words should be written which should cover the brief about that particular case. Points to ponder are important points that should be kept in mind or some striking features of case. References should be written in Vancouver style (4 References Maximum). Maximum 4-5 images should be added. The images should not be added to this document. They should be attached to mail along with this template. Only the figure legends/captions should be mentioned.

The Guidelines for Author for preparing Review Articles:

Reviews: Review articles are papers that collect and analyze the research findings on a particular basic or clinical topic. Review article should take a broad view of the field and use evidence-based systematic approaches. Review papers should be should be limited to 3000 words (excluding title page and references), and they should contain the following sections: (1) title page; (2) unstructured abstract, no more than 250 words; (3) keywords; (4) introduction; (5) main body; (6) conclusion; (7) acknowledgment; (8) references; and (9) tables and figures.

Short communication: Short communications of 1-2 (3-6 double spaced) pages will be acceptable and need not follow the usual division into Materials and Methods etc. but should have an abstract. Short communications will not be subjected. No longer than 2000 words. Abstract within 150 words

If in doubt about any of the above please mail us on:

The Editorial Office will perform a compliance check to all submissions before sending them to the Editors for peer-review.

A maximum of 5 authors can be accepted for a manuscript. Each author must have contributed substantially to manuscript design and writing, research or patient treatment.  Any other participant in the study with different roles may be included in an addendum at the end of the paper.

Conflicts of Interest
A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author's institution has a financial or other relationship with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence (bias) the author's work. Financial relationships are easily identifiable, but conflicts can also occur because of personal relationships, academic competition, or intellectual passion. A conflict can be actual or potential and full disclosure to the Journal is the safest course. All submissions to the Journal must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. The Journal may use such information as a basis for editorial decisions and may publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript.

Disclosure Statement for Authors
All authors must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three (3) years of beginning the work submitted that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage. If there are no conflicts of interest, authors should state that.

The Role of the Funding Source
If funding has been provided, all sources of funding must be declared as an acknowledgement. Authors must describe the role of the study sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication. If the funding source had no such involvement, the authors should so state.

Changes to authorship
This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts.
Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.Publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed by the Editors.After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.


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Technical requirements 

1. Text must  be in either Microsoft Word 

•  Preferred text style is 12pt Times New Roman type, 1.5-line spacing, with minimal formatting
• Use italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses)
• All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Please provide a caption for each figure and illustration.
• Do not copy the journal format or organize your text in columns

2. Please provides figures in JPG or TIFF format, with a resolution of at least 72 dpi.
Please make sure they are clear, with uniform color shades and tones throughout all images.  Resizing, cropping and adaptation to the style of the journal may be performed by the editorial office in some cases.

3. Table files must be sent as supplementary files for review.
Please make sure they are in Word (preferred)
Place each table on a separate page (Word) 

4. An author information page must be included at the beginning of your manuscript after the title and should include the following information for every author listed:

Sample title page is present on the website. Please follow the same pattern.
The link for the same is:

5. Reference list

Journal strictly adopts the Vancouver style with up to 6 authors' names listed followed by et al for exceeding authors. Please see examples below. References should be selective and keyed in numerical order to the text. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.


• Journal references must include authors' names, article title, journal abbreviation, volume number and page numbers. Only the first 6 authors should be listed followed by 'et al.'
1. Van der Geer J, Hanraads JAJ, Lupton RA. The art of writing a scientific article. J Sci Commun 2010; 163:51–59.

• Book references must include authors' or editors' names, chapter title (if applicable), book title, edition number (if applicable), publisher, city of publication, year of publication, and page numbers
2. Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 4th ed. New York: Longman; 2000.

• Reference to a chapter in an edited book
3. Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age, New York: E-Publishing Inc; 2009, p. 281–304.

• Web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.

For further details you are referred to 'Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals' (J Am Med Assoc 1997;277:927–34) (see also

6. Products
Any product mentioned in the article should be footnoted by company, complete address, and website: *XYZ ACME Co., 123 Main St., Suite 321, Los Angeles, CA 90000;

7. Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). The citation in text should be in superscript format.

8. Acknowledgements
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

9. Permissions and Photo Releases
Permission of the original author and publisher must be obtained by the authors for use of previously published material (text or illustrations). As many as 100 words of text can usually be quoted without permission, provided the material quoted is not the essence of the complete work and appropriate reference is made.

For further information on how to write a scientific publication please read the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (URM) at

10.Copyright and Disclosures

Every author must sign a copyright transfer agreement and disclose any financial or professional interest in any company, product, or service mentioned in an article. This authorization includes all submitted text including illustrations, tables, and other related materials.
If this submission contains any material that has been previously published, this authorization must also be accompanied by all necessary "Permission to Reproduce Published Material" forms completed by the current copyright owner.  If this submission contains any previously unpublished material for which the person(s) signing this form does not own copyright, an additional "Authorization to Publish" form is required from each corresponding copyright owner.

11.Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


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