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Guidelines for authors

 

I. AIMS & SCOPE

Current Health Sciences Journal publishes original articles from bio-medical sciences and review articles about all medical or pharmacological fields. The following categories of articles are accepted:

  

II. SUBMISSION OF A MANUSCRIPT

Manuscripts should be submitted on line to www.chsjournal.org
Presentation of manuscripts should conform with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (N Engl J Med 1997;336:309-315) and with the International Standard for Authors (http://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standards_authors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf)
All manuscripts have to be accompanied by Cover Letter, Copyright Transfer Statement, Statement of Authorship/Conflict of Interest, and Submission Checklist at the time of submission (see On line submission). This applies to all manuscripts.
The Cover Letter, the Statement of Authorship/Conflict of Interest and the Copyright Transfer Statement should be signed by all authors, scanned and saved as PDF.
All articles have to be written in English (either British or American spelling). Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts checked by a professional translator or a native speaker prior to submission.

 

1) CONDITIONS

General conditions
Original articles must not by previously publish into another journal and does not be simultaneously submitted to another journal. The responsibility for the originality of article is entirely confined to the authors.
For review articles a preceding approval of editorial board is mandatory.
This restriction does not apply to abstracts or press reports published in connection with scientific meetings.

Peer review policy
Submitted manuscripts will first be screened by the editorial staff. For some manuscripts, an immediate decision is made to decline without further peer review. All other manuscripts are subject to peer review by at least two experts in the field.
The reviewers may approve the manuscript publishing, may request the modification of text to authors or may reject the manuscript; in the last case, an e-mail with detailed observation will be delivered to corresponding author. In case of rejected articles, pictures and photos will be returned to corresponding author.
The corresponding author is invited to mention two experts in appropriate area of research, for reviewing process, with full Names, Postal and e-mail addresses.

Conflict of Interest
The Journal asks authors of research articles to disclose at the time of submission any financial arrangement they may have with a company whose product figures prominently in the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision, but if the article is accepted for publication, the editors will usually discuss with the authors the manner in which such information is to be communicated to the reader.
The Editor expect each authors to have read the complete manuscript and to take responsibility for the content with his/her co-authors.

Good clinical and experimental practice

It has become mandatory that every trial in humans must first obtain approval from an independent Ethics Committee and formal, informed consent from the patients before they participate in a clinical study or experiment. In order to avoid unnecessary delay with the review of manuscripts, authors are asked to state, preferably in the Materials and Methods section, that approval and informed consent have been obtained. These two statements must also appear on the covering letter which accompanies every manuscript and is signed by each author. Upon request of the Journal Editor, the author(s) are required to provide copies of the appropriate documentation.

For reports of experiments on nonhuman animals or other species, author(s) must state in the Methods section of the manuscript that guidelines for the care and use of the animals approved by the Local Institutional Ethics Committee and that the study was done according with Directive 2010/63/EU, governing animal research in Europe (revising Directive 86/609/EEC).

Duplicate, dual publication
Materials copied from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from both the author and publisher giving permission to Current Health Sciences Journal for reproduction. It is the author's responsibility to ensure that such permissions are obtained.

Copyright
Articles published in Current Health Sciences Journal are subject of Copyright law, full or partial publish into another paper by the author is made only with Editorial Board approval. The Copyright of published articles is the property of the Journal.
By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright to their article is transferred to the Current Health Sciences Journal effective if and when the article is accepted for publication.

 

2) PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

All manuscripts should be submitted in English language, Times New Roman characters, with a font size no smaller than 12, double-spaced, in Microsoft Word 2000 or more recent edition.
The page number appears consecutively on the center bottom of each page, including on the Title page.

 

a) BASIC FORMAT

Page 1 - Title page includes the following sequence
Title of the manuscript (maximum 90 characters);
Full name of authors, institutional affiliation, position and academic title;
Full address, with telephone number and e-mail of corresponding author,
Address of the institution where the manuscript or study was performed;
Short title (running title) for running head.
Word count - The word counts of both the abstract and the text (excluding references) should be stated in the lower left corner of the title page and on the Cover Letter.

Page 2 - Abstract of no more than 250 words, should contain the following major headings:
- Purpose,
- Material/Methods,
- Results,
- Conclusions.

Key words. Key words (3-6) or short phrases should be added to the bottom of the abstract page. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings list from Index Medicus.

Page 3 and next: The body text, up to 3.500 words, is structured, as follows: Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References.
References must be noted between square bars, in order of they appearance in text. Figures, tables and schemes must also be cited in text at insertion level. All text must by typed in a single column. The acknowledgments of the contributions of colleagues is stated in this section. Acknowledgments for financial support must be cited on the corresponding section.

Figures, Tables, Schemes, Drawing are submitted as separate files. Their legends are mentioned in the end of the manuscript, after the References, on a separate page.

Figures are submitted as TIFF or JPG file, with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, numbered with Arabic numerals, and they must be cited into the body text.

Tables must be sent in Microsoft Word format and have no links to the main document or other archives, containing a reasonable number of lines and columns (maximum 10 lines and 6 columns). Do not format (merge cells) tables. The title of the table must be printed in same page with the table.

Drawings, in JPG, TIFF or EPS format, will be numbered with Arabic numerals.

Graphs must be in Excel (preferred), JPG, EPS or PDF format.

Videos and computer graphics. Authors are encouraged to submit videos and computer-generated graphics; (e.g. a slide presentation with or without animation and sound). Authors who wish to supply such material should notify the Editor in the Cover Letter. Although the publisher will not edit any video or computer graphic, the Editor and reviewers may suggest changes. All patient-identifying information must be removed or masked.
The maximum length of a video or computer graphic is 8 minutes. Longer submissions may be divided into smaller clips, each of which should be identified at the beginning of that section; (e.g. Video Clip 1, Graphic 1). A concise legend for each video clip or computer graphic presentation must be included with the manuscript. Videos are to be submitted in MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 (*.mpg) or QuickTime (*.mov) format. Videos must be compatible with Windows Media Player. Videos and computer graphics accompanying a manuscript that is declined for publication will not be accepted separately. The use of multimedia components such as PowerPoint, additional images, or video clips is encouraged.

 

References must be cited in order of the appearance in text; any reference in text must have a correspondent. In References section of the article please uses the following citation style (exactly as it is given): National Library of Medicine (NLM) Bibliographic Style Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers, 2nd Edition 2007; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/

Example: Gurpide E, Welch M. Dynamics of uptake of estrogens and androgens by human endometrium, J Biol Chem 1989; 244: 5159-69.
For books: name of authors of the cited chapter, title of the chapter, editors, book title, editure, city, pages. Example: example: Jensen EV, Jacobson HI. Fate of steroid estrogens in target tissue. In Pincus G, Vollmer EP (Eds):Biological Activities of Steroids in Relation to Cancer, 1992, Academic Press, New York, 161-8.
Conference Proceedings Standard proceedings with a book title in addition to the conference title  example Ferreira de Oliveira MJ, editor. Accessibility and quality of health services. Proceedings of the 28th Meeting of the European Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS); 2002 Jul 28-Aug 2; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Frankfurt (Germany): Peter Lang; 2004. 287.
Journal Articles on the Internet: example Poole KE, Compston JE. Osteoporosis and its management. BMJ [Internet]. 2006 Dec 16 [cited 2007 Jan 4];333(7581):1251-6.

Abbreviations: only standard units of measurements and universal abbreviations are permitted (ex TBC); other abbreviations must by proceeded by full name at the first use. At the end of the text an abbreviation list must be placed.

Only articles which respected entirely these conditions are submitted to reviewers.

 

b) DESCRIPTION OF MANUSCRIPT TYPES

Research articles / Original articles

Research articles should present original research and address a clearly stated specific hypothesis or question. Papers should provide novel approaches and new insights into the problem addressed.
Original articles must contain max 3.000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references) (10 to 14 pages double lined); the maximum number of tables is 3 and the maximum number of figures is 6.

Case reports

Case reports are limited to 2000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references) (4 pages) and 5 authors, with an unstructured Abstract up to 100 words and 3 to 5 key words. The Body text include a) a brief Introduction, b) Case(s) report(s) and c) Discussion. No more than 3 figures or tables are allowed.
Written permission from the patient(s) on whom the report is based is required. Authors must attest to having obtained the written consent in the submitted Cover Letter.

Reviews

For Review articles a preceding approval of editorial board is mandatory.
The Reviews have an unstructured Abstract, no more than 200 words, followed by 3-5 key words / phrases and a Main text up to 3.500 words (excluding tables, figures, and references).
Headings for the manuscript include: introduction, objective, methods for review, results and comment.

Editorials and Letters

With no Abstract, Editorials and Letters contain an unstructured Body text, up to 500 words, 1 Figure and maximum 5 references. They should be no more than 3 authors.