Contributions may be of the following type: original research articles, reviews, meta-analyses, short communications, editorials, case reports and letters to the editor.
To publish in Health and Medical Research Journal, authors are not required to pay an Article Processing Charges (Publication in HMRJ is completely FREE).
Conditions and Ethics
Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they are submitted solely to the " HMRJ " and have not been published elsewhere previously either in print or electronic format, and are not under consideration by another publication or electronic medium. Submission of an article for publication implies the transfer of the copyright from the authors to the " HMRJ " upon acceptance.
Authors are not allowed to utilize verbatim text of previously published papers or manuscript submitted elsewhere. All submissions to "HMRJ" are screened for plagiarism using iThenticate at two levels: before review process and before acceptance letter to be issued. In case of plagiarism detection, COPE's guidelines are approached. "HMRJ" also uses COPE flowchart for retraction of a published article to determine whether a published article should be retracted.
Corresponding or contact author
Prior to submission, the authorship list and order must be agreed between all listed authors, and they must also agree on who will take on the role of corresponding or contact author.("HMRJ" does not allow multiple corresponding authors for one article even when it is reporting on a multicenter study. Only one author should correspond with the editorial office and readers for one article. "HMRJ" accepts notice of equal contribution for the first author. ) It is the responsibility of the corresponding or contact author to reach consensus with all co-authors regarding all aspects of the article including the authorship order and to ensure all correct affiliations have been listed. The corresponding or contact author is also responsible for liaising with co-authors regarding any editorial queries, and to act on behalf of all co-authors in any communication about the article through submission, peer review, production, and after publication. The corresponding or contact author is also responsible for signing the publishing agreement on behalf of all the listed authors.
Changes in authorship
Authorship should incorporate and should be restricted to those who have contributed substantially to the work in one or more of the following categories:
Any changes in authorship prior to or after publication must be agreed upon by all authors, including those being added or removed. It is the responsibility of the corresponding or contact author to obtain confirmation from all co-authors and to provide evidence of this to the editorial office with a full explanation about why the change was necessary. If a change in authorship is necessary after publication of the article, this will be amended via a post-publication notice. "HMRJ" does not correct authorship after publication unless any mistake has been made by the editorial staff.
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Letters to the editor
The headlines of original research include: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Limitation.
The Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Limitations together should not exceed 4000 words, the number of tables, figures, or both should not be more than six, and references not more than 40.
It should contain a non-structured abstract, 3-5 keywords, introduction, discussion, conclusion. The word count should not exceed 8000 words. Narrative reviews should critically assess the current knowledge of the field.
Case reports will be accepted only if they deal with a clinical problem that is of sufficient interest. The text should not exceed 2500 words; the number of tables, figures, or both should not be more than four; references should not be more than 25.
Commentaries on current topics or on papers published elsewhere in the issue. Length should not exceed 2000 words; tables or figures are allowed only exceptionally; references should not be more than 40.
Letters to the editor
Letters discussing a recent article in the " HMRJ " are welcome and should be sent to the Editorial Office by e-mail within 6 weeks of the article’s publication. Letters that do not refer to an " HMRJ " article may also be considered. The text should not exceed 1000 words, have no more than two figure or table, and 10 references. The Letter begins with a suitable concise title and then furthers with an introductory paragraph on the issue's background or author's intention to such contribution.
Short communications are suitable for the presentation of research that extends previously published research, including the reporting of additional controls and confirmatory results in other settings, as well as negative results, small-scale clinical studies, clinical audits and case series. Authors must clearly acknowledge any work upon which they are building, both published and unpublished.
Authors should report systematic reviews and meta-analyses in accordance with the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement.
Preparing a Manuscript
The submitted manuscripts should have the following sections:
Authors must submit three files: 1) cover letter, 2) title page, and 3) blinded manuscript.
Cover letter should contain following statements
The paper has not been submitted to another journal simultaneously,
All authors have read and approved the paper,
The title page of paper should consist of the title, name of authors(s), affiliation(s) and address (Tel, and Email) of all authors and ORCID of the first and corresponding Authors.
This file must not contain any information of authors and has the following parts:
The title of the manuscript should be provided in the blinded manuscript.
The abstract should be structured and has 1) Background and Aims, 2) Methods, 3) Findings, 4) Conclusion Sections. The abstract must not exceed 300 words for all types of manuscripts. Instead, authors can provide a graphical abstract representing their paper.
3-3) Key words
At the end of the abstract, authors should provide no more than five key words to assist with cross-indexing of the paper based on Medical Subject Heading (MESH).
The rationale for the study should be summarized and pertinent background material outlined. The Introduction should not include findings or conclusions. It is highly recommended that this section does not exceed 700 words.
The methods section should include the design of the study, the type of materials involved, a clear description of all comparisons, and the type of analysis used, to enable replication. These should be described in sufficient detail to leave the reader in no doubt as to how the results are derived.
These should be presented in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. This section should not include material appropriate to the Discussion. Results must be statistically analyzed where appropriate, and the statistical guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors should be followed.
Data given in the Results section should not be repeated here. This section should consider the results in relation to any hypothesis/es advanced in the Introduction. This may include an evaluation of methodology and of the relationship of new information to the existing body of knowledge in that field. Limitations and recommendation for future studies can be represented at the end of this section.
Conclusions should be incorporated into the final paragraph and should be commensurate with-and completely supported by-data in the text.
Note: A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
This should state clearly the main conclusions of the research and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance. Summary illustrations may be included.
3-9) Competing interests
In this section any possible conflict of interest should be declared.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgement section. Financial and material support should be acknowledged (including grant code and granting body). If you do not have anyone to acknowledge, please write "Not applicable" in this section.
Health and Medical Research Journal’s reference style should follow the Vancouver style and should appear in the text, tables, and legends as Arabic numerals in square brackets. Number the references according to the order in which they are cited in the manuscript; do not alphabetize and ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text.
Tables must be created in Word using the table function. Each table should be numbered and cited in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, 2, 3 etc.). Table titles should make the table sufficiently understandable independent of the manuscript. Titles should be placed directly above the table, not in data cell.
Figures must be submitted as separate files. We will NOT accept any images with resolution below 300 dpi. Illustrations include photographs, photomicrographs, charts, and diagrams, and these should be camera-ready.
Sample Cover Letter
On behalf of my co-authors, I would like to submit our manuscript entitled “--------------------------------” for consideration of publication by by “Health and Medical Research Journal”. This manuscript has not been published in this or any similar form (in print or electronically, including on a web site), nor accepted for publication elsewhere, nor is under consideration by another publication. All authors offer the copyright to the "HMRJ" and each author has contributed significantly to the submitted manuscript. Also it should be mentioned that, there is no conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article.
"Corresponding Author's Signature"