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GUIDELINES


 All papers can be submitted electronically (by E-mail, floppy, magneto-optical disk, zip drive, tape drive or CD). If you are comfortable with sending just a typed manuscript, this is also acceptable (please include your E-mail ID in the covering letter). The submitted material must come along with the submission letter. This is a signed statement on official letterhead, which must state the following:

SUBMISSION LETTER

 1. "I/We hereby submit that the paper/dissertation entitled [please give name of the paper/dissertation here] has been written by me/us along with [please include number of photographs here (write 0 if no photograph accompanies the paper)] photographs, [please include number of audio files here (write 0 if if no audio file accompanies the paper)] audio files and [please include number of video files here (write 0 if no video file accompanies the paper)] video files. This paper/dissertation/audio and visual files are my/our original work and has neither been published anywhere else, electronically or in print, nor has been submitted elsewhere simultaneously for publication. The paper has not been rejected previously by any journal*. The views expressed in this paper/dissertation/ audio and video files are entirely my/our own. I have agreed for this paper/dissertation/audio and video files to be published in Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology".

*[Declaration whether the manuscript has been rejected by another journal - If the paper has been rejected by another journal/s previously, please omit the sentence "The paper has not been rejected previously by any journal". Instead, please state here "The paper has been rejected previously by journal/s entitled 'XYZ'". Please also submit the reviews or editorial statements forwarded to you by the journal/s along with a copy of the rejection letter / copy of the email rejecting the paper.]

2. I/we vouchsafe that the authorship of this article will not be contested by anyone whose name(s) is/are not listed by me/us here.

3. The article contains no libellous or other unlawful statements and does not contain any materials that violate any personal or proprietary rights of any other person or entity. In case, any legal action is instituted because of any statement(s) made by me in the paper, I will be completely responsible for it, and the journal would carry absolutely no liability in that matter.

4. I/we hereby acknowledge Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology's conflict of interest policy requirement to scrupulously avoid direct and indirect conflicts of interest. Therefore I/we hereby agree to promptly inform the editor-in-chief of any business, commercial or other proprietary support, relationships, grants or research support or any other interests that I/we may have which relate directly or indirectly to the subject of the work.

5. I/we also agree to the authorship of the paper in the following sequence:
Authors' Names in sequence
Signatures of authors
1.  
2.  
3.  
4.  
5.  
6.  

6. Detailed contribution statements (i.e., if a manuscript has more than one author: who contributed what part?) - If the manuscript has more than one author, please be kind enough to specify here the specific part played by each author towards the preparation of the final paper.


Signed (First/Main author)
Current Position with complete mailing address
Telephone number
Email

Submission letters through Email

 Submission letters can be submitted via Email, as a scanned copy. They must (1)clearly show signatures of authors (2)Must be on institution or personal letterhead (3)Should have contact details of all authors [emails, phones etc]. Some sample letters are given below. Please click to enlarge.

 Submission letters can be on multiple pages as below. Please click to enlarge.

Submitting Images/Pictures/Photographs

 Authors whose papers are accompanied with Images/Pictures/Photographs must submit pictures in accordance with the guidelines set by PubMedCentral. Please click here to view these guidelines and requirements. Please also refer to the picture quality chart by clicking here. Any paper accompanied by pictures not adhering to these guidelines cannot be accepted.

Audio and Video files

 The journal accepts audio and video files for publication. Papers accompanied by audio and video files are given preference. For an example please click here. These are merely illustrative audiovisual files unaccompanied by any paper. Only audio files [eg paper read aloud, sounds perceptible on clinical examination, eg heart and respiratory sounds etc] and only video files [eg displaying Chvostek’s and Trousseau’s signs] can also be sent. For more sample audio and video files, please request by sending an Email to the editor [anil@anilaggrawal.com].

Authors' Photographs

 Authors must submit their pics along with papers, because all papers in this journal are published with authors' pics. Papers not accompanied by authors' pics cannot be accepted.

Ethical policy on patient confidentiality

 Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology expects that a statement of consent must accompany any paper/article/other contribution containing identifiable patient information. If there is any doubt about whether or not information is identifiable, the Editor-in-chief is happy to discuss this before the piece is submitted. Reviewers will also be asked to take careful account of issues relating to patient confidentiality when reviewing articles/papers.

  Please discuss in case of any doubt by clicking here.

Online submission

 Online submission of papers is possible. If you want to submit papers online, please click here. Submission letter can similarly be sent online (Please see above). The paper would be considered after the submission letter has been received.

Why should you publish with us?

 Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is indexed with most leading indexing databases, thus ensuring maximum visibility among your peers. The content of the journal being freely accessible to all is another factor of great advantage. This greatly increases the chances of your paper getting cited in other journals /books of repute. For some examples, please click links below:

 References in Journals

 References in Books / Book chapters

 Other Papers of Interest

Vancouver Style

 All manuscripts should conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (Ann Intern Med 1997;126:36-47). References must be in accordance with Vancouver style. Please visit the following sites for guidance on Vancouver style.

 AMA Style Guide
 Bibliographic Services Division of the United States National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
 BMA - Reference styles
 Citing your sources - Vancouver style
 Download reference styles
 Sample PubMed Central Citations
 Vancouver Style
 Vancouver Style Quick guide - How to use it  
 The Columbia Guide to Online Style, second edition by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor
 We can provide help and support if needed: Guideline Support

 It is important that authors double-check the grammar and style used in the paper. Publication of papers with defective English may be inordinately delayed. Authors wanting to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi. Please click here to visit.

Keywords

 Please choose your keywords in accordance with Medical Subject Headings prescribed by the United States Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Please click here to visit their site. Please click here to visit their MeSh (Medical Subject Headings) browser. Download a complete list of recommended keywords by clicking here.

Citing References

Pubmed journals

 Authors should strictly check the accuracy of each reference cited in their papers. Please do provide either the PMID of the paper cited in your own paper. For example if you want to cite the paper below:

 Szulman AE. The histological distribution of blood group substances A and B in man. J Exp Med. 1960;111: 785-800.

then please cite its PMID which is as below:

PMID: 13774694

[Note: PMID of all papers is available from pubmed site. For more help, please download this sample paper by clicking here.]

 The complete citation in your paper should be as follows:
Szulman AE. The histological distribution of blood group substances A and B in man. J Exp Med. 1960;111: 785-800.
PMID: 13774694

or

Aggrawal A, Setia P. Vertebral artery dissection revisited. J Clin Pathol. 2006;59(9):1000-2.
PMID: 16935980

Note: If you visit the pubmed site, then inserting the PMID in the "search box" should get you the relevant paper.

Please note that the PMID provided by you will not appear as such in the published paper. It will ONLY be used to provide pubmed links to your citations. For one example of how pubmed links will be provided to your citations, please click the following link:

http://www.geradts.com/anil/ij/vol_006_no_002/papers/paper002.html

Go down to the References section, and check the Pubmed Links.

[Note: For further help, please download this sample paper by clicking here. Please go to the references section, where we have highlighted the PMID in yellow. You must provide the PMID in similar fashion.]

medIND journals

 Indian Medlars Center (medIND) provides free fulltext of several journals participating in its program. If your reference quotes a paper from these journals, please provide a medIND link. For example if you want to cite a paper below:

 Jha N, Srinivasa DK, Roy G, Jagdish S. Injury pattern among road traffic accident cases: A study from South India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2003; 28(2):85-90.
then please cite its medIND URL also as below. This URL will be used by us to give a link to medIND
medIND URL: http://medind.nic.in/iaj/t03/i2/iajt03i2p85o.pdf

 The complete citation in your paper should be as follows:
Jha N, Srinivasa DK, Roy G, Jagdish S. Injury pattern among road traffic accident cases: A study from South India. Indian Journal of Community Medicine 2003; 28(2):85-90.
medIND URL: http://medind.nic.in/iaj/t03/i2/iajt03i2p85o.pdf

Please note that as with pubmed links, the medIND URL provided by you will not appear as such in the published paper. This URL will ONLY be used to provide medIND links to your citations. For one example of how medIND links will be provided to your citations, please click the following link:

http://www.geradts.com/anil/ij/vol_006_no_002/papers/paper006.html

Electronic journals

  For electronic papers, please provide citations like below:

Friedlander, ER.  Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia Masquerading as Coal-Worker's Pneumoconiosis.  Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology [serial online], 2007; Vol. 8, No. 2 (July - December 2007): [about 8 p]. Available from: http://www.geradts.com/anil/ij/vol_008_no_002/papers/paper002.html. Published : July 1, 2007, (Accessed: 

What's new in your paper

 All papers submitted as "Original Research" must be accompanied by a separate sheet detailing these three columns:

1. What is already known on this topic?
2. What this study adds?
3. Suggestions for further development

 These columns will make it clear in the mind of readers, what exactly is the new message given in your paper. Furthermore, it would give them new ideas for further research in the area, which should be the aim of all good academic journals.

 For further guidance on the above matter, you may want to visit the paper by Edward R. Friedlander entitled "Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia Masquerading as Coal-Worker's Pneumoconiosis?" appearing in Vol. 8, No. 2 (July - December 2007). To visit the paper, please click here.

[Note: For further help, please download this sample paper by clicking here.]

Peer Review Policy

 All material published in this journal undergoes editorial screening and peer review. Please allow about one to two months from the date of submission of papers till publication.

 The hard printed copy of the paper/dissertation, the photographs and the signed statement must be sent at the following address.

 Professor Anil Aggrawal
Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
S-299 Greater Kailash-1
New Delhi-110048
India

 Electronically submit your paper simultaneously by clicking here

Please send photographs, charts, diagrams etc in original at the journal address. Please discuss in case of any doubt by clicking here.

Procedure for selection of Thesis and Dissertations

 Essentially the procedure for selection of thesis and dissertations is the same as that for papers. The thesis may be submitted electronically first. If found suitable, you would be informed accordingly by E-mail. You would then be required to send the actual thesis along with all photographs, charts, diagrams etc to the journal address, along with a signed declaration as above. The thesis would become the property of the journal. It would be hosted on the net about a month or so after its receipt.

 Electronically submit your dissertation by clicking here

 Cumulative index of theses/dissertations published in this journal

Please send photographs, charts, diagrams etc in original at the journal address.

Returning of manuscripts/photographs/CDs/DVDs

 Please be careful to keep a copy of all materials including manuscripts, submission letters, photographs, CDs, DVDs etc which you send to the journal with you. Please do not send self-addressed stamped envelop with the manuscript. The journal has no arrangement for returning the unaccepted manuscripts/photographs/CDs/DVDs/other material.

How these papers and dissertations will be quoted by your peers

 Electronic papers can be quoted as references just as print papers are. For details please refer to the Vancouver Style sites mentioned above. To see how the papers are quoted, you may want to visit some papers in the journal.

 Dissertations would be cited similarly. Visit theses and dissertations in this journal to see how they are being quoted.

Some Examples currently on the web

Examples of how papers published in this journal have been cited in other journals can be found by visiting http://scholar.google.com/.

Examples of how papers published in this journal have been cited in Books can be found by visiting http://print.google.com/.

(N.B. The contents of this journal are best viewed at a screen resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels or more)


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