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Instruction to author

RUHS Journal of Health Sciences solicits manuscripts in the following category of articles. All articles submitted to the Journal shall be subjected to peer review. Categories of articles are:

  1. Original research articles (full reports and brief reports)
  2. Clinical trial protocols
  3. Review articles
  4. Commentaries
  5. Case reports
  6. News and announcements
  7. Student section

Original Research Article & (Clinical trial)
Original research articles are primary sources of scientific literature and present an original study. Under this category author(s) can report their original research on a particular topic through experiments, surveys, observations etc. These should have a structured abstract and should follow the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) format. Reports of randomized controlled trials should conform to the CONSORT statement on reporting such trials (www.consort-statement.org). Brief reports (approx. 1200 to 1500 words) on original research may include up to 3 tables or figures and 15 to 20 references.

Review Article
Narrative review articles written by scientist(s)/ expert(s) working in the particular area and who has/have published quality original research will be considered. These provide an in-depth review of a specific topic. Word limit is approximate 3000-4000 words excluding abstract and references, tables & Charts etc. The article should not have more than 100 references (recent & relevant). The word limit of abstract is about 250 words. Tables and Figures could be included as per requirement. Copyright permission should be obtained from the copyright holder in advance if a published Table/Figure is to be included.

Case report:
These are brief descriptions of a previously undocumented disease or manifestation or treatment or complications to help understand underlying pathophysiological processes (approx. 700 to 1200 words). These may be accompanied by one relevant photograph.

Student section:
To encourage participation of the student in medical research, this section will include important scientific finding having impact on patient care and public health. Abstract of research done by student as part of ICMR studentship and other Government funding agencies shall be considered in this section, Word limit of article approximately 1000 words.

Notices and announcements
Details of conferences, workshops, updates and continuing medical education programmes should be provided well in advance (at least 3 months). Please include the title of the conference, date, venue and names of contact persons with their contact details (postal and e-mail addresses).

Preparation & submission of manuscripts:
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the ‘Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals’ of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (last updated in 2014, www.icmje.org>).

General guidelines:

  1. Submit the manuscript online (RUHS Journal of Health Sciences (ruhsjhs.in)) as per instructions to author. Each manuscript received by the journal, will be assigned a manuscript number and acknowledged. If author do not receive an acknowledgement within a week please send us an email.
  2. Alongwith the manuscript, following forms should be submitted: cover letter, undertaking by authors , contribution details, funding details proforma, copyright transfer agreement, conflict of interest forms and duly signed by all authors; scanned copy of Ethics approval for human or animal studies as applicable ( not required for reviews, commentaries, news & announcements), other govt approvals for biosafety, radiation safety etc as applicable. Please keep/save a copy of all material sent to us.
  3. Efforts are made to convey an editorial decision to authors at the earliest, usually within 3 months of submission.
  4. One author must be identified as the corresponding author. The Journal will communicate with the corresponding author if any clarification or information is needed. Comments from peer reviewers will be transmitted to the corresponding author. It is expected that the corresponding author will communicate/respond to the Journal’s queries after having consulted all the authors and will assume responsibility for all such communication as well as for the work as a whole.
  5. The preferred file format is Microsoft word format (doc/docx). Acceptable formats for pictures, photographs, and figures are JPG and JPEG. All pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with the title page.
  6. Times New Roman Font Style of 12 point size with double spacing should be used for manuscript preparation. Title font size should be 14 point and for Tables and Figure heading font size used should be 14. A-4 page layout should be followed with margins of 1” all sides.

Manuscript should be arranged as follows:
  1. Covering letter
  2. Undertaking by author(s)
  3. Scanned copy of Ethics/ other approvals wherever required
  4. Title page
  5. Abstract
  6. Introduction
  7. Methods
  8. Results
  9. Discussion
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. Funding of the study
  12. Conflict declaration
  13. References
  14. Tables
  15. Figures
  16. Legends to figures

The corresponding author has to submit manuscript as per the checklist.
  1. Manuscript title
  2. Category (e.g. original article, review, short report, etc.)
  3. Total number of manuscript pages
  4. Number of tables
  5. Number of figures
  6. Cover letter
  7. Scanned copies of Human and or Animal Ethics approval(s)/ other necessary governmental approvals as required
  8. Author's declaration
  9. Declaration of conflict of interest
  10. Authors contribution detail form
  11. Copyright transfer agreement form
  12. Funding details proforma
  13. Others
  14. Corresponding author’s name, current postal and e-mail addresses, ORCID ID and telephone.
More details are available at the journal website: www.ruhsjhs.in

Address manuscript to:
The Editor,
Rajasthan University of Health Sciences
Sector -18, Kumbha Marg, Pratap Nagar,
Jaipur-302033. (Rajasthan)
email: ruhsj.editor@gmail.com