Guidelines for Author’s


I. Guidelines for Authors
MR International Journal of Applied Health Sciences is peer-reviewed journal that publishes original papers and review articles in all branches of applied science. The underlying aim of all work should be to develop concepts related to health sciences.

The publication remit of the journal: MR International Journal of Applied Health Sciences encompasses the full spectrum of applied science and reports of studies in the following areas will be considered for publication: Clinical nutrition, food processing, physiotherapy, biotechnology, sociology, psychology, physical education and sport sciences and all other allied areas of health.

The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. All papers submitted to MR International Journal of Applied Health Sciences are subject to peer review process. All accepted papers will be suitably edited before publication.

Submission of Manuscript
The manuscript should be written in Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spacing. All manuscripts submitted for publication to the MR International Journal of Applied Health Sciences should be in Word format and should include the following:

1. Covering letter
A covering letter which could explain why the paper should be published in the MR International Journal of Applied Health Sciences rather than a specialty journal. One of the authors could be identified as the corresponding author of the paper, who would be responsible for the contents of the paper as also answer. Corresponding address, name of the institution, email address and phone number of the corresponding author should be mentioned. Manuscript being submitted online should also upload the title page along with the covering letter.

2. Manuscript
Manuscripts must be submitted online through the website www.mrijahs.mriu.edu.in. First time users will have to register at this site. Registration is free but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their user name and password. Manuscripts should be presented in as concise form as possible, typewritten neatly.

Pages should be numbered consecutively and the contents arranged in the following order:

a) Title page: The manuscript title should be focused and succinct whilst giving sufficient information to encourage potential readers to read the paper. Where possible the title should be one complete sentence. The title should avoid excessive description of the location of the research (e.g. the city, country etc) unless it is important to the understanding of the paper.

The title should be followed by authors’ names. These should be given without titles or degrees and one forename may be given in full. The name and address of the institution where the work was performed should be given, with the main working address for each author. The title page should also include up to six keywords.
b) Abstract: All papers should have an opening abstract of no more than 250 words. The journal requires a structured abstract for original research articles.
c) Introduction: The introduction should be a brief overview of the key literature that is relevant to the stated aims or hypothesis for the study.
d) Methods: The methods section of the paper should clearly state the methodological approaches followed by the authors. Generally the level of detail should be sufficient to allow others to replicate the study. Where possible make reference to validated methodology, providing extensive information only where new methods were applied. It is expected that authors will report data as summaries rather than providing individual data points. Methods of statistical analysis that are used should be clearly described, and references to statistical analysis packages included in the text. A statement of the number of samples/observations, average (mean or median as appropriate) values and some measure of variability (standard deviation, standard error of the mean, range) is a minimum requirement for quantitative studies. Manuscripts utilizing complex statistical analyses may be referred to a statistical editor as part of the review process.
e) Results: These should be reported as concisely as possible, making appropriate use of relevant figures or tables.
f) Discussion: The discussion of the results should be presented as a separate section. g) Acknowledgments: Acknowledgements should be provided a single paragraph after the discussion. Acknowledgements are required to indicate sources of funding, declaration of any conflicts of interest and a brief statement of any contributions from individuals not listed as full authors. MR International Journal of Applied Health Sciences requires that sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for the work within the manuscript must be fully acknowledged, and any potential conflicts of interest noted.
h) References: The total number of references should normally be restricted to a maximum of 30. The references should be given in Harvard style of reference. When referencing a paper with up to six authors, all should be included, if there are more than six, only three need to be included, followed by et al. References to literature cited should be in alphabetic order and placed at the end of the manuscript.
i) Tables: Tables should be typed separately and numbered consecutively with Roman numerals (I, II, III, etc). They should bear brief title and column headings should also be short. Units of measurement should be abbreviated and placed below the headings. Statistical measurement variations such as SD and SE should be identified. Inclusion of structural formule in Tables should be avoided. Also, tables should not be submitted as photographs. Abbreviations used should be given in the footnote.
j) Illustrations: Illustrations should be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format (size not more than 1 MB), numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals with appropriate Title and explanation of symbols in the legends for illustrations. Photomicrographs should have internal scale markers regarding details of magnification to facilitate reduction in size in final print. Symbols, arrows and letters used in the photomicrographs should contrast with the background.
k) Abbreviations: Only standard abbreviations are to be used. The abbreviations should conform to the International System of Units (SI), throughout the text, Tables and Figures. Generic names of the drugs should be used. If proprietary brands are used in research brand name, name of manufacturer and country should be given in parentheses after the generic name at the first place of use.

3. Conflicts of Interest
A conflict of interest exists if authors or their institutions have financial or personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their actions. A conflict can be actual or potential, and full disclosure to the Editor is absolute requirement. All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.

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