Author Guidelines

Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site through Submit Article section to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of “Digital Journal of Clinical Medicine” will be reviewed.

As part of the submission process, you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. Article types & Guidelines:

    2. The manuscript must be written in Arial 12 font size with Double spacing. All the headings and subheadings must be written in Arial 12 font in bold Manuscript document:

      Abstract: It should be concise and factual. Maximum 250 words. Should briefly state the purpose of study, principal results and major conclusions
      Should contain following subheadings: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions

      Keywords: Keywords should be relevant to the Manuscript content Please refrain from use of abbreviations, only abbreviations firmly established should be used. Use minimum 3 and up to maximum of 5 keywords. Keywords will be used for purpose of indexing

      • A) For Original Research: (Maximum word limit is 3000 words)
      • Manuscript document must include following:

        1. Abstract(max 250 words)
        2. Keywords
        3. Introduction (Max upto 500 words)
        4. Objectives
        5. Materials and Methods
        6. Results
        7. Discussion (Max upto 1000 words)
        8. Conclusion
        9. Acknowledgements
        10. References
      • B) Manuscripts of Case Reports/ Case Series: (Maximum word limit is 1000 words)
        1. Abstract(max 250 words)
        2. Keywords
        3. Case Title
        4. Clinical History
        5. Maximum images allowed per case is 6-8 –Images must not contain any patient identification details (Anonymized)
        6. Investigations - Description of the investigations and findings therein. Focus on the key findings
        7. Differential Diagnosis and Final Diagnosis
        8. Discussion (Maximum 500 words)- Etiopathogenesis, Investigations, Therapeutic options, and Teaching points to be covered
        9. Conclusion
        10. Acknowledgements
        11. References to be in Vancouver style

        In case series Case Reports must be labelled as Case Report 1, Case Report 2 and so on.

        *All the manuscripts must be submitted along with patient consent form and author declaration form and should be sent separately*

      • C) Manuscripts of Short Communications should contain the following:
      • Short Communications must contain a maximum of 1500 words

        Short communication must contain following subheadings:

        1. Abstract
        2. Article
        3. Images/Figures/Tables
        4. References
    3. General Instructions:

    4. Clearly distinguish the hierarchy of headings within the manuscript by using capital letters, underline, italic, and bold styles as necessary.

      As needed, use italic, superscripts, subscripts, and boldface, but otherwise do not use multiple fonts and font sizes.

      *All manuscripts to be submitted electronically only

      Manuscripts submitted to “Digital Journal of Clinical Medicine” should have not be under review/submitted to any other journals

      Images/Figures: Should be high-quality TIFF or JPEG files and the resolution should be greater 300dpi. Video files: Should be submitted in QuickTime, MPEG, AVI file formats. Try to restrict individual file sizes to 50Mb maximum with aspect ratio 16:9. Audio: Audio material if submitted, must be as an mp3 file, no larger than 50 Mb All the Images/figures/graphs included in the manuscript should be labelled appropriately for example: “Figure 1 or Table 1” and not “Figure No. 1 / Table No. 1”

      Acknowledgments: The source of any financial support received and recognition of personal assistance for the work being published should be indicated at the end of the article, just before the Reference section, under the heading Acknowledgments.

      Referencing: All the references are to be mentioned in Vancouver style Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not accepted as references.

      Protection of Patients’ Rights to Privacy

      Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes. Authors should remove patients' names from figures/charts and any investigations submitted.

    5. Publication Charges

    6. Being an open access journal, we do not charge fees to publish or access content published by the journal. This is so because we believe that in order to promote research freedom among Students, Publications should not be influenced by the author's ability to pay.There is currently no charges for publishing in the journal.

    7. Peer review policy

    8. Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Digital Journal of Clinical Medicine, all papers are sent out for review. To help the Editor in his preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for publication. If your paper should be considered for fast-track publication, please explain why.

      The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Digital Journal of Clinical Medicine utilizes a single-anonymize peer review process in which the reviewer’s name and information is withheld from the author. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the relevant Editor-in-Chief /Managing Editor, who then make the final decision.

      The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor / Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

      Digital Journal of Clinical Medicine is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper.

    9. Writing your paper-Making your article discoverable

    10. When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway.

    11. Authorship

    12. Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

      The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

      1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
      2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
      3. Approved the version to be published,
      4. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

      Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

      When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify

    13. Corresponding author details

    14. Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors.

      You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

      8.Article Processing Time

      The pre-review process takes about 8 to 12 week The author has 2 weeks to revise the article in the pre-review stage, or the submitted paper will be rejected.