Instructions to Authors

Manuscript Guidelines:
1. Editorial process
2. Manuscript submission
3. Publication charges
4. Editorial policies and publication ethics
1- Editorial process:
1.1 Initial check:
A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to Global Journal for Medical Therapeutics (GJMT) alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. All submissions must be in English language.
Authors have to authorize one of them to correspond with the journal for all maters related to the manuscript. Editors review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal peer review. Manuscripts that do not comply with GJMT requirements as insufficient originality, serious scientific flaws and lack of well articulated message are rejected without review. A manuscript that requires extensive editing for English language, may be returned without peer review. In this case, the author may seek a professional editing service to make corrections prior to submission.
 
1.2 Peer review and initial decision: 
Manuscripts that are considered for publication in GJMT are sent to at least two expert reviewers. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other's identity. During submission, the submitting author is requested to provide names of three qualified reviewers who have experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance, amendments, rejection) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. The author is requested to submit the revision changes in the manuscript within three weeks. The revision should include a point-by-point response to the peer review comments.
Accepted manuscripts are not copyedited. Authors will receive proofs. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within 3 working days.
The journal publishes articles on its website immediately following proof corrections.
2- Manuscript submission:
 
The manuscript should be submitted in word format. It should be typewritten in single space sized paper in Times New Roman using a font size of 12 and the title shall be font size of 14 and bold. All section titles shall be in font size 12 and bold. Illustrations (Figures and Tables) must be inserted after the references section. The manuscript should be starting with the title page and the text should be arranged as follows:
1- Title page
2- Abstract
3- Keywords
4- Introduction
5- Materials and Methods
6- Results
7- Discussion
8- Conclusion
9- Conflict of interest
10- Author contributions
11- Funding 
12- Acknowledgements
13- Reference
14- Tables
15- Figures (if available)
Manuscript submission check list: 
 
 
Manuscript submission:
 
Please submit your manuscript electronically.
For any query contact us at editor@gjmt.net
 
 
 
2.1 Title page: 
 
This page should include the manuscript title followed by full names of author(s), affiliations of author(s), institutional address, a functional email address of each author. The author to whom all correspondence be addressed should be written in the same page including corresponding author name, affiliation and email address.
 
2.2 Abstract:
Abstract should be submitted in a separate page and not more than 350 words. A concise, informative, briefly presenting the topic, indicating significant data and point out major findings and conclusions is required. Abbreviations and references should be avoided in the abstract.
2.3 Keywords:
Provide six appropriate keywords after the abstract.
2.4 Introduction:
The introduction should provide sufficient background information for readers to understand the research to be described. The introduction must include in text citations including references to pertinent primary scientific literature. The specific aims of the research along with its rational should be identified at the end of the introduction.
2.5 Materials and Methods:
It should be complete enough. Previously published procedures should be cited. New procedures should be described in details.
2.6 Results:
Results and their significance should be presented clearly and concisely, preferably in the form of graphs and tables which should be self explanatory.
2.7 Discussion:
It should contain a critical review of the results in the light of the previously published relevant literatures. 
2.8 Conclusion:
This should state clearly the main conclusions of the research with clear explanation of their importance and relevance in addition to recommendations.
2.9 Conflict of interest:

All financial, commercial or other relationships that might be perceived by the academic community as representing a potential conflict of interest must be disclosed. If no such relationship exists, authors will be asked to confirm the following statement:

The authors declare that the research was conducted without any commercial or financial relationships that can be of any potential conflict of interest.

2.10 Author contributions:
The Author Contributions statement must describe the contributions of individual authors referred to by their initials and, in doing so, all authors agree to be accountable for the content of the work.
2.11 Funding:
If external funding has been obtained for the study, then it should be mentioned in a separate section.
2.12 Acknowledgment:
It should be placed in a separate section after conclusion.
2.13 References: 

This journal follows AMA Reference Style. For examples, please see below or follow this link: http://library.tu.edu/_resources/documents/AMACitationGuide.pdf

  1. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order).

  2. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals with square brackets before the punctuation marks. (This is an example [1].)

  3. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered last.

  4. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus.

  5. Avoid using abstracts and unpublished data as references.

  6. Avoid citing a "personal communication" unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text.

2.14 Tables:

  • Tables should be uploaded in an editable format (word doc or excel file, no images files or pdf files).

  • Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.

  • Number tables using Arabic numerals consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each.

  • Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.

  • Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.

  • Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.

  • For footnotes use superscript numbers, letters, or symbols (*, †, ‡, §, ||,¶ , **, ††, ‡‡)

  • Tables with their legends should be placed at the end of the text after the references. The tables along with their number should be cited at the relevant place in the text.

2.15 Figures (graphs, photographs and illustrations):

  • Upload the images in jpeg, png, tiff, or gif format (not pdf) exactly how they should appear in the printed article. Figures are not edited by the production staff.

  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.

  • Labels, numbers, and symbols should be clear and of uniform size (11 or 12 point font).

  • Dimensions of the figure should be at least 5 inches wide.

  • Resolution should be at least 300 dpi.

  • Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background and should be marked neatly with transfer type or by tissue overlay and not by pen.

  • Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations not on the illustrations themselves.

  • When graphs, scatter-grams or histograms are submitted the numerical data on which they are based should also be supplied.

  • The photographs and figures should be trimmed to remove all the unwanted areas.

  • If photographs of individuals are used, their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.

  • If a figure has been published elsewhere, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. A credit line should appear in the legend for such figures.

  • Legends for illustrations: Type or print out legends (maximum 40 words, excluding the credit line) for illustrations using double spacing, with Arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one in the legend. Explain the internal scale (magnification) and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.

  • The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size. 

3- Publication Charges:
The journal does not charge the authors or authors’ institutions for the submission, processing, or publication of manuscripts at this time.
4. Editorial policies and publication ethics:
4.1 Authorship and author responsibilities:
GJMT expects authors to use the ICMJE's criteria for authorship. To be qualified for authorship of a manuscript, the following criteria should be observed:
  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data for the work.
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  • Final approval of the manuscript to be published.
 
General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. The order of the contributors names should be based on the relative contribution towards the study and writing the manuscript. Once the paper submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors. Similarly, authors cannot be added or removed without written consent of all contributors.
 
4.2 Research integrity: 
Materials submitted to GJMT must comply with the following policies to ensure ethical publication of the work:
  • GJMT only publishes original content. Authors confirm the submission of original content in the Terms & Conditions upon submission. Manuscripts submitted to GJMT must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere, either in whole or in part.
  • GJMT considers the submission and publication of very similar articles based on the same study to be unethical.
  • GJMT opposes both the fabrication of data or images and the falsification of data or images.
  • Every manuscript submitted to GJMT is screened for textual overlap. 
4.3 Plagiarism and duplication:
Plagiarism occurs when an author attempts to present previously published work as original content. GJMT checks all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism and duplication and publishes only original content.
4.4 Data and image manipulation:
GJMT adheres to the COPE recommendations and upholds the highest standards in publication ethics and research integrity.. We do not tolerate data or figure manipulation, plagiarism, redundant publication, inaccurate or incomplete declarations of interest or other irregularities.
GJMT takes concerns regarding manipulation seriously. Any concerns raised over undeclared modifications will be investigated.
 
4.5 Conflicts of interest:
Failure to declare competing interests can result in the rejection of a manuscript.  If an undisclosed competing interest comes to light after publication, GJMT will take action with internal policies and Publication Ethics guidelines.
4.6 Studies involving animal subjects:
All studies involving regulated animals must be performed in accordance with relevant institutional and national guidelines and regulations. GJMT follows International Association of Veterinary Editors Guidelines  for publication of studies including animal research. Approval of research involving regulated animals must be obtained from the relevant institutional review board or ethics committee prior to commencing the study.
4.7 Studies involving human subjects:
Research involving human subjects is expected to have been conducted in accordance with the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki. Studies involving human participants must be performed in accordance with relevant institutional and national guidelines, with the appropriate institutional ethics committee's prior approval and informed written consent from all human subjects involved in the study including for publication of the results.
4.8 Inclusion of identifiable human data:
GJMT follows the ICMJE recommendations  on the protection of research participants, which state that patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. 
It is the responsibility of the researchers and authors to ensure that these principles are compiled with, including the obtaining of written, informed consent. 
4.9 Copyright and publishing licences:
GJMT publishes articles under the Open Access model. Articles are published under the Creative Commons attribution licence (CC-BY 4.0) licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction, provided the original work is properly cited and its authors credited.
Permission must be obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including re-published, adapted, modified, partial figures and images from the internet). It is the responsibility of the authors to acquire the licenses, to follow any citation instructions requested by third party right holders, and cover any supplementary charges.

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