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Author Guidelines

Manuscript submitted should be easy to read & edit. Detailed instructions are available on the website , which gives guidelines for uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical Journals.

All manuscripts submitted to the journal must be original research submitted to Orthopaedic Journal of M P Chapter (OJMPC) alone, must not be previously published, already accepted for publication, or under consideration for publication elsewhere, and, if accepted, must not be published elsewhere in similar form, without the consent of editor-in-chief or publisher. All the manuscript submitted to the journal receives individual identification code and would initially be reviewed by the editors then undergoes a formal double blind peer review process before publication.  

Article Proof

Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author through e-mail. They must carefully check and return the revised manuscript within 72 hours. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proof is to be returned without delay with correction. In case of any delay, authors are responsible for the contents appeared in their published manuscripts.

Categories of Articles

Article can be sent as Research/Original article, Review article, brief reports, Case report & Letter to editors.

 (a)  Original article

Original articles should contain original research relevant to Orthpaedics and allied specialties and includes case control studies, cohort studies, interventional studies, experimental study. Text of study is usually divided into sections introduction, methods, Results & Discussion. Manuscripts should be accompanied with an abstract (divided into Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion) in not more than 250 words. Four to five key words in alphabetical order should be provided for indexing along with abstract.

The typical text length for such contribution in 2500-3500 words (excluding Title page, abstract, tables, figures, acknowledgements, & references)

 (b) Review Article

Journal encourages submission of review article on topic of general interest. The typical length should be about 3000 words (excluding tables, figures & references) manuscript should be accompanied with Abstract of less than 250 words.

 (c) Case Report

Clinical case highlighting uncommon condition or presentation are published as care reports. The Text should not exceed 1000 words & is divided into sections i.e. abstract, Introduction, case report and discussion. Include a brief abstract of about 100 words.

 (d) Brief Report

Short account of original studies are published as brief reports. The text should be divided into section i.e. abstract, introduction, methods, results & discussion.

A series of cases can also be considered as brief report, provided the number of cases is reasonably large. Abstract should be 100-150 words with 3-5 keywords. Text should not contain more than 1500 words.

 e) Letter to Editor(s)

The editor welcomes and encourage correspondence relating to articles published in journal. Letter may also relate to other topic of interest to medical professional. Letter should not be more than 300 words.

Preparation of Manuscript

  1. Title: The title of the article should be approximately 10-15 words (this may be changed with the author’s approval). The first character in each word in the title has to be capitalized
  2. Authors: The full names, qualifications, designation and affiliations of all authors should be listed at the beginning of the article. E mail id of all author is must. Your Manuscript should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized – A 4 paper with 1" margins on all sides. You should use 12pt Arial font for manuscript, Subheadings should be in 12 point Bold Arial.  
  3. A research paper typically should include in the following order
    1. Abstract :  (Limit of 250 Words) a brief summary of the research.  The abstract should include a brief introduction, a description of the hypothesis tested, the approach used to test the hypothesis, the results seen and the conclusions of the work. It can be a structured like Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
    2. Key Words: write no more than six keywords. Write specific keywords. They should be written left aligned, arranged alphabetically in 12pt Arial.
    3. Introduction: Description of the research area, pertinent background information, and the hypotheses tested in the study should be included under this section.  The introduction should provide sufficient background information such that a scientifically literate reader can understand and appreciate the experiments to be described. The specific aims of the project should be identified along with a rationale for the specific experiments and other work performed.
    4. Material & Methods: Materials and/or subjects utilized in the study as well as the procedures undertaken to complete the work. The methods should be described in sufficient detail such that they could be repeated by a competent researcher. The statistical tool used to analyze the data should be mentioned. All procedures involving experimental animals or human subjects must accompany with statement on necessary ethical approval from appropriate ethics committee.
    5. Results: Data acquired from the research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be included in this section. Results should be organized into figures and tables with descriptive captions. Qualitative as well as quantitative results should be included if applicable.
    6. Discussion: This section should relate the results section to current understanding of the scientific problems being investigated in the field. Description of relevant references to other work/s in the field should be included here. This section also allows you to discuss the significance of your results - i.e. does the data support the hypotheses you set out to test?  This section should end with new answers/questions that arise as a result of your work.
    7. Conclusion: This should have statement regarding conclusion drawn from your study only.
    8. Tables:
      1. i.      Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate text material.
      2. ii.      Tables with more than 10 columns and 10 rows are not acceptable.
      3. iii.      Number tables, in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each.
      4. iv.      Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
      5. v.      Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.
      6. vi.      Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
      7. vii.      For footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||,¶ , **, ††, ‡‡
      8. viii.      Tables with their legends should be provided at the end of the text after the references. The tables along with their number place in the text.
    9. Figures:
      1. i.      The maximum number of figures should be limited to four.
      2. ii.      Upload the images in JPEG format. The file size should be within 4 MB in size while uploading.
      3. iii.      Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
      4. iv.      Labels, numbers, and symbols should be clear and of uniform size.
      5. v.      Titles and detailed explanations should be written in the legends for illustrations, and not on the illustrations themselves.
      6. vi.      Send digital X-rays, digital images of histopathology slides, where feasible.
      7. vii.      If photographs of individuals are used, authors should take written permission to use the photograph.
      8. viii.      If a figure has been published elsewhere, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright a credit line should appear in the legend for such figures.
      9. ix.      If the uploaded images are not of printable quality, the publisher office may request for higher resolution images which can be sent at the time of acceptance of the manuscript. Ensure that the image has minimum resolution of 300 dpi or 1800 x 1600 pixels.
      10. x.      The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.
    10. Acknowledgements: Limit to 100 words.
    11. References:
      1. i.      The references / bibliography should be in Vancouver style. For full details on this refer to the following link to university of Queensland .
      2. ii.      The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus.
      3. iii.      Use the complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals.
      4. iv.      Avoid using abstracts as references.
      5. v.      Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as "unpublished observations" with written permission from the source.
      6. vi.      Journal article: list first six author followed by et al. eg (Dumbre Patil SS, Karkamkar SS, Dumbre Patil VS, Patil SS, Ranaware AS. Reverse distal femoral locking compression plate a salvage option in nonunion of proximal femoral fractures. Indian J Orthop 2016;50:374-8)
      7. vii.      Books and Other Monographs
        1. Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
        2. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.
        3. Chapter in a 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.


Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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