Indian Journal of Research and Reports in Medical Sciences

ISSN (O) 2348 - 2303
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Indexing & Abstracting

The journal is indexed in Index Copernicus, NewJour, GetCited, CiteUlike and Google Scholar.

IJRRMS Archives

Volume 1 -     2011
Oct - Dec 2011 * 1 (1)
Volume 2 -     2012
Jan - Mar 2012 * 2 (1)
Apr - Jun 2012 * 2 (2)
Jul - Sep 2012 * 2 (3)
Oct - Dec 2012 * 2 (4)
Volume 3 -     2013
Jan - Mar 2013 * 3 (1)
Apr - Jun 2013 * 3 (2)
Jul - Sep 2013 * 3 (3)
Oct - Dec 2013 * 3 (4)
Oct - Dec 2013 * 3 (4)
Volume 4 -     2014
Jan-Mar - 2014 Vol.4 (1)
Apr-Jun - 2014 Vol. 4(2)
Jul-Sept 2014 Vol. 4(3)
Oct - Dec 2014 Vol. 4(4)
Volume 5 -     2015
Jan - Mar ' 2015 Vol.5 (1)

Author Guidelines


Instructions to Authors  

The Indian Journal of Research and Reports in Medical Sciences is a Multidisciplinary, Quarterly published, Peer-reviewed, National Indexed journal. It publishes scientific material on various aspects of medical sciences and invites articles from the scientific community.  Any work with recent advances is given priority. Speedy publications and thereby prompt dissemination of the scientific knowledge is our primary motto. We aim at communicating the authors the decision within three weeks of the receipt of a manuscript. The accepted manuscripts will be published in due course depending upon the articles in waiting.

As a matter of policy, the journal encourages publications from junior teaching faculties; therefore priority for publication will be considered when a junior faculty is the first author of the paper.

The manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to Indian Journal of Research and Reports in Medical Sciences alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. On submission, editors will review all manuscripts initially for suitability. Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in will be sent to two expert reviewers. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each others identity.

The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the authors will be requested to provide a point by point response to reviewer’s comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format by the editorial assistants.

The submitted manuscripts that are not as per the Instructions to Authors would be returned to the authors for technical correction, before they undergo editorial/ peer-review.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to modify the article in part or full, without altering the basic import of the article. The views published in any article are the views of the author/s and the Editorial Board does not in any way accept responsibility for the same.


Covering Letter

Each submitted article must be accompanied by a Covering letter stating:
  1. The section under which the manuscript is submitted(original research, review, case reports, short communication, letter to the editor, etc),
  2. The undertaking that the article is neither under consideration in any other journal nor has been published/accepted for publication in any other journal.

The authors should state that the article represents original work and that they take full responsibility for the information provided. All the details of the authors and the institute of work should be present in the covering letter. The authors need to assign the copyright of the article to the Indian Journal of Research and Reports in Medical Sciences upon acceptance.

Please note: Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to each of the three components mentioned below:
  1. Concept and design of study or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data;  
  2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
  3. Final approval of the version to be published.

Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content of the manuscript. The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and writing the manuscript. Once submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors.


Manuscript Preparation

The journal uses American English for communication and print. Double spacing of all portions of the manuscript and generous margins are essential. It should be typed in font size 12, font type Times New Roman or Arial. All the pages of the manuscript must be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.


Title Page

It should carry the following information:

  1. The title of the article.
  2. Author’s name and institutional affiliations.
  3. The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed.
  4. Disclaimer, if any.
  5. The name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript (“Corresponding author”).
  6. Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, or drugs.
  7. The number of figures and tables.

The article should be arranged in the following sections.

•   Abstract & words
•   Introduction
•   Methods
•   Results
•   Discussion
•   References
•   Tables
•   Legends for figures

Figures should be provided separately and not embedded in the text file.



Abstract: The abstract needs to be the summary of the article and should not ordinarily exceed 200 words. For original articles, a structured abstract is required and should be provided under the following headings- Background, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions.  At the bottom of the Abstract, at least 3-6 key words should be provided which will be used to index the article. Words from the title should not be used for keywords.

Introduction: The introduction should be restricted to 300-400 words and should outline the brief background and objectives of the study with adequate literature review. It should clearly state why the study was undertaken.

Methods:  It should provide the type of the study, the study setting, the duration and the techniques used for sampling, the sampling size estimation, inclusion and exclusion criteria and statistical methods employed. Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand. A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the Materials and Methods section.

Results: This section should concentrate on what the aims of the study were. Tables and figures are encouraged. Matter in the tables should not be repeated in the text. Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain the argument of the paper and to assess its support. Use graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in graphs and tables.

Statistics: Whenever possible quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Authors should report losses to observation (such as, dropouts from a clinical trial). When data are summarized in the Results section, specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Specify the computer software used.

Discussion: This section should primarily be of the results obtained, whether the results fulfill the aims and objectives of the study, whether the results are at variance with the commonly accepted scenario, comparison with similar studies, the lacunae in the present study and how the results of the study will impact the present or future scientific understanding.

Conclusion: The authors should conclude with briefly mentioning about the findings and the implications of the study.

References: The authors are required to take this section with utmost care because the articles may have to be returned to the author for corrections in this section. All the references should be as recent as possible. These should be numbered in the order of appearance in the text and should be presented as superscript. References should be mentioned in the standard style of Vancouver format.

Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals.

Where the authors are more than six, mention the initial six authors followed by et al.

For a journal article:

Author 1, Author 2. Title of the article. Name of Journal Year; Volume: Page numbers.

Shukla N, Husain N, Agarwal GG, Husain M. Utility of cysticercus fasciolaris antigen in Dot ELISA for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. Indian J Med Sci 2008;62:222-7.

For a book reference:

Author 1, Author 2. Title of chapter. In: Names of Editors. Title of book. Publisher name and place, year and edition number; page numbers.

Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
Or, for edited book,

Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. pp. 465-78

For articles accessed from the worldwide web:

Author/s. Title of the article. Address of the website, date last updated, date accessed.

As far as possible, reference in abstracts should be avoided.

Legends for the figures should be provided on a separate page.

Tables: Tables should have a title. Explanatory notes should be placed beneath the tables. All abbreviations should also be outlined beneath the tables. Contents of the tables should not be repeated in the text.

Figures/Illustrations: Figures/Illustrations can be provided in jpeg files; and should be high quality images. Presently, the journal prints black and white images only, however, colour illustrations, if essential may be accommodated in exceptional cases. Photographs of patients/persons should not be identifiable and if identifiable a written consent from the person should be enclosed by the author at the time of submission.

The Journal also accepts Update articles, obituaries, and biographies of eminent personalities in the field.

The word limit for the original articles is limited to 3000 words, for review articles- 2000 words, for case reports 1500 words, while for Brief Communications, letters to the editor, it should be limited to 750 words. (This word limit excludes abstract, references and tables)

The journal gives special preference to the articles submitted by Undergraduate (MBBS) and post graduate students whether they are original articles or reviews or case reports. In such cases, the waiving of the above fees will be considered (the authors needs to produce a certificate from the head of the institution).


Submission of the manuscript

Correspondence by e-mail is encouraged for purposes of ease and to avoid unnecessary postal cost and delay besides conserving paper. The journal accepts only online submissions. All electronic submissions must be addressed to rrmslb@gmail.com Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org/urm_full.pdf).

Processing Charges

As the journal aims at extensive dissemination of scientific knowledge, it charges authors whose manuscripts have been accepted to meet primarily the expenses on printing, postage, and manuscript handling charges.

Letters to the editor, biographies of eminent doctors, book reviews, etc., will be published free of cost. (Should be limited to 750 words)

The Editorial Board reserves the right to waive the processing charges in part or whole, under exceptional circumstances. As a policy, a copy of the journal will be provided free of cost to each of the authors.


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