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Author Guidelines

Submissions

  • All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through submission page or the e-mail to the following email address: editor.abcmed@aiac.org.au
  • Authors are advised to follow the Author Guidelines below in preparing the manuscript before submission. 
  • Authors are requested to review the Policies of the journal before submitting their papers.

Before you begin  

Publication and Authorship 

Authors should observe the following codes of conduct when they intend to submit/publish a paper. 

  1. Conflict of interest: contributors should reveal any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. 
  2. Authors are required to provide a complete list of references cited in their paper. 
  3. the journal cannot bear plagiarism and fraudulent data in any paper. It has a strict policy against plagiarism, which is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate). All submissions will be checked before being sent to reviewers.
  4. All papers are reviewed by a minimum of two readers.
  5. It is assumed that all authors have significantly contributed to the submitted paper, if there is a co-author(s) in the submitted manuscript. 
  6. In case of presence of any fraudulent information in an article, its authors will be responsible for providing retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  7. It is strictly prohibited to publish the same research in more than one journal.
  8. 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 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) 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. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in a published article will not be taken into account. 

Authors should note that 

  1. a paper which is going to be submited to this journal should be according to the journal Paper Submission Guideline as explained below. 
  2. authors are required to download Cover Letter and Declaration Form, fill it in, and submit it to the journal along with the Manuscript.
  3. the submission must not have been previously published, nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also have a strict policy against plagiarism. The plagiarism is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate). All submissions will be checked by online software before being sent to reviewers.
 

Preparation  

General Rules

  1. You may see the general Template to obtain further information on drafting a paper.
  2. You may use color for graphs and figures, but the layout of paper is only in white and black in the print format. The font type and size on the figure(s)/tables(s) must be the same with the text. 
  3. You should use this journal's Submission Template to submit your paper for publication.
  4. Language: Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both); decimal points (not commas); use a space for thousands (10 000 and above). We only accept manuscripts in English language.
  5. Language editing services: Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service available from AIAC PTY.LTD.
  6. Length of paper: 3000-10.000 words are preferred.

Types of article

Original research articles: articles relating to all aspects of bioscience and medicine. An unstructured abstract, not exceeding 150 words, is required. Main text should consist of the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. Recommended length: 2000-3500 words (not including abstract, tables, figures, and references)

Short communications: brief and rapidly published papers making a specific well-documented point. Main text should consist of the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion. Recommended length: 1500-2000 words (not including abstract, tables, figures, and references)

Reviews: in addition to solicited reviews selected by members of the editorial board, unsolicited reviews are welcome by any researcher. Recommended length: 3500-8000 words (not including abstract, tables, figures, and references)

Case reports/series: cases with clinical valuable lessons presenting a diagnostic, ethical or management challenge, or highlighting aspects of differential diagnosis, decision making, management, clinical guidelines and pathology are welcome. Case reports/series should consist of the following sections: Introduction, Case(s) presentation, and Discussion.

Letters to the editor: letters discussing a recent article published in Advances in Bioscience and Clinical Medicine will have the best chance of acceptance. Letters should not exceed 1000 words of text and 10 references.

Other types of preferred articles include medical hypotheses, history of medicine, and every piece of scientific work which merits publication. 

 

Paper Submission Guideline

Title Page

Title page is a separated page before the text. Provide the following information on the title page (in the order given). It should include: 

Title 
Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. 

Author’s names and affiliations 

Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address.


Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. 

 

Sponsoring information

If the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate it.

 

Acknowledgements

Persons who have contributed intellectually to the paper but whose contributions do not justify authorship may be named and their function or contribution described (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.). Such persons must have given their permission to be named. Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission from the persons acknowledged by name, because readers may infer their endorsement of the data and conclusions.

 

Ethical issues

Authors should disclose that informed consent was obtained when applicable, and the manuscripts should also include the notation of approval by the institutional committee on human research. Signed releases should be obtained for photographs of identifiable persons. Submissions to ABCmed should be in accordance with ABCmed Editorial Policies and Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.


General Rules for Text

  1. Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.
  2. Front: Calibri; Size: 12
  3. Paragraph Spacing: Above paragraph – 0 pt; Below paragraph – 4 pt
  4. Line Spacing: fixed – 2
  5. Heading 1: Calibri; Size-12; Bold; for example, 1. Introduction
  6. Heading 2: Calibri; Size-12; Italic; for example, 1.1 Research Methods
  7. Heading 3: Calibri; Size-12; for example, 1.1.1 Analysis Result

 

Preparation of text

Abstract 

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length of 250 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separate from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. 

Keywords 

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords, separated by semicolon (;), in alphabetical order classified according to MESH keywords. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. 

Subdivision of the article (optional) 

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1., 2., (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text.' Any subsection, ideally, should not be more than 600 words. Authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity. 

Figures 

Graphs, diagrams, chromatograms, photos, etc. should be prepared as clear, original positives, suitable for reproduction. All figures should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.

Table and Equations  

Tables and equations should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page size (in portrait form). All tables should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.

Formula 

The text size of formula should be similar with normal text size.

References

Advances in Bioscience and Clinical Medicine (ABCmed) adheres to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (www.icmje.org). References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in the list of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE, posted by the NLM on the Library's Web site (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/archive/20130415/tsd/serials/lji.html). Authors are recommended to format the references based on http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html.

Examples:

Articles in Journals

Golzari SE, Ghabili K, Bazzazi AM, Aslanabadi S. World Leprosy Day: where does Iran stand? Lancet. 2013;381:e3.

Golzari SE, Khan ZH, Ghabili K, Hosseinzadeh H, Soleimanpour H, Azarfarin R, Mahmoodpoor A, Aslanabadi S, Ansarin K. Contributions of medieval islamic physicians to the history of tracheostomy. Anesth Analg. 2013;116:1123-1132. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182884313.

Books

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

 

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 10-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.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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