Guidlines for Authors

Article Types & Format

Article Types & Format

Manuscripts are primarily categorized into the (Research, Review, Case Studies, Communication Articles and Editorials) based on the norms defined below. The author(s) may pick their choice of classification to go with their submission. That choice can be mentioned in the cover letter that goes along with the manuscript. However, we’d like to inform you that the Editor, Associate Editor or anyone from the editorial board may have a right to categorize the manuscript to the category they see fit and it is important for the authors to be informed and understood that the process is subjective to some degree. The classification chose for the manuscript will be printed right above the manuscript title.

Article type specifications will include the expected article lengths, illustrations, table limits and references.

Research

Research Material submissions should contain a clear, justified and registered (not mandatory but strongly recommended) research. Submissions of this category shall follow the outline of Abstract, Introduction, Materials/Methods, Discussion, Conclusion, a patient consent form (if applicable) and References. The document shall be supported by a significant and relevant amount of data that is developed by the author(s). Conclusions are predominantly based on the data presented and compared to the published literature.

Specifications – We recommend the submitted research article should contain no more than 4500–5000 words with no defined limit on the number of images, and tabular columns. This specification is flexible but exceeding this limit will impact upon the paper’s ‘readability’. Authors are encouraged to submit high definition color figures and images in color.

Review

Review submissions are essentially Authors’ overview of published information and data from other authors and sources. It does not contain original data (to any great extent). This category is relatively broad in scope. It is suggested to the authors to pick a topic which is of interest to a wide readership to review. Review articles should consist a comprehensive coverage of a topic, written in clear and lucid language with representative figures and images wherever it is needed. Submissions of this category shall follow the outline of Abstract, Material, References and Keywords.

Specifications – We recommend the submitted research article should contain no more than 4000–5000 words with no defined limit on the number of images and tabular columns. This specification is flexible but exceeding this limit will impact upon the paper’s ‘readability’. Authors are encouraged to submit high definition color figures and images in color.

Case Studies

Case Reports are expected to provide an original description of an entity or report new presentation that was preferably previously unreported of a known/unknown disease. Being a unique & growing inventory for all valuable collection of cases covering every discipline of health care, our journal invites new perspective of cases which poses a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.

Specifications – Submitted case raeports shall include a comprehensive review of similar cases and testify the differences between both the cases. Submissions of this category are expected to comprise maximum word count for a case report is 1200 to 1600 words with no particular limit on the number of pages, figures and references. Case reports should always be accompanied by respective supporting clinical, radiological and pathologic images.

Communication Articles

The communication articles are supposed to be submitted together with the title, an abstract and a cover letter. We suggest authors to consider this as an opportunity to present their ideas, paradigms and innovations relating to the conduct of medical and clinical research e.g., clinical medicine, public health and epidemiology.

Specifications –Submissions of this category shall be not more than 1000 to 1500 words, a clear title, concise description of the article, complete list of references, and author’s original contributions. A maximum of 2 images can be submitted along with a communication article and the author shall get in touch with the editors if any extension is required.

Editorials

Editorials are typically written by the Inquest Editor(s)-in-chief, Associate Editors or Invited Guest Editors on diverse subjects of interest to the Journal readers. These write-ups are typically lesser than a page length with not more than 1000 words. There could be one image/table/chart/artwork to justify the content.