Instruction to Authors
All papers should be written in English. It is essential that the language is irreproachable. If the Editorial Board should consider it necessary, manuscripts will be subjected to language examination at the author's risk and expense. Authors whose first language is not English are recommended to have their manuscripts checked carefully before submission.
It is not acceptable to submit papers already published elsewhere or simultaneously submit a paper to another journal. The paper must not be under review in another journal. Accompanying the manuscript should be a copy of all references mentioned in the particular paper still not published and articles by the same authors on the same subject submitted elsewhere.
Conflict of interest/competing interest
All authors must disclose any and all conflict of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript or an institution or a product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented. Authors should also disclose conflict of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in the manuscript.
Preparation of manuscripts
The manuscript must be submitted in precise, concise and easy to read English. The type of article must be specified like review article, research article, case report, short communication, commentary, letters to the editor. Each manuscript component should be given on a new page. The sequence of the manuscript should be title page, abstract, text (excluding tables and figures) and references. Tables and figures properly labelled and numbered should be added in the end of the text as separate pages for each table and figure. Review articles are usually invited on specific topics, but submitted reviews without previous invitation are also welcome. Letters to the Editor commenting on a published article or covering other matters of general interest are welcome. They should, however, be kept short, and have only a few references. The Editor reserves the right to determine which Letters should be published.
1. Title Page:
The title should consist of capsule of one or two sentences giving the essence of the study. The page should list full names, degrees, academic affiliation and location of each author. Title should include the name and address of the corresponding author along with his/her e-mail id.
A structured abstract should be limited to 150 – 250 words and containing the following major headings – Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions for research articles. Other articles need not have specified the headings as such, but should be structured in the same manner as much as possible.
It should not repeat the title of the manuscript. MeSH catalogue should be used for keywords.
The main text of the research article should be divided into Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Observations, Discussion, Conclusions, References
should state the purpose of the article and justify the need for the study. Summarize the rationale for the study. Give only pertinent references; do not review the subject extensively.
should describe the selection of the subjects. Give details about randomisation. Describe methods for any blinding done for the observations. Identify methods, equipment/materials, and procedures in sufficient details, including pertinent references, to allow others to reproduce the study.
should present in logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures. Avoid repeating information in text, tables and figures. Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain arguments and to assess their support. Use figures as an alternative to tables with many entries. Do not write in the text what variable are seen in a table but which are the main findings. Thus write "In table xx is seen" or give the reference to the specific table in parenthesis after the main information seen in the table is presented.
should start with one paragraph summary of the main findings. Then place your study in context, referring to other relevant work. Do not repeat in detail data or other information presented in the Introduction or Result section. Discuss the limitation of the methods and the results presenting the clinical relevance of your study and the implications for future studies. Address the issue of effect magnitude, in terms of both the statistics reported and the implications of the results.
must be numbered consecutively in the sequential order in which they are mentioned in the text, table and figures. Reference list must be set out in format used by the NLM (Vancouver style). Journal title abbreviations should be as in Medline Standard. Citation in the text should be marked by Arab numbers in brackets. The authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of references.
Length of papers
Word limits of main text (without references, figures and tables)
1. Original articles and Special reports: Introduction: max 500 words, Material and Results: 2000-2500 words, Discussion: max 1500
2. Short communications: Introduction: max 400 words, Material and Results: 800-1000 words, Discussion: max 800
3. Case reports: max 2,000 words
4. Letters to the Editor: max 1,600 words
5. Reviews: max 5,000 words
Limitations in number of references
1. Original papers: 35–50
2. Short communications: max 15
3. Case reports: max 10
4. Letters to the Editor: max 10
5. Review articles may have considerably more.
Ethics and consent
When reporting studies on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed have been approved by an Ethics committee (in accordance with ethical standards on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983). Do not use patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that the patient be shown the manuscript to be published.
Submission of article
Please download the cover page for article submission here
and after filling up and signing upload the file during article submission or send a signed copy of the page along with you article to email@example.com
. You also have to mail or submit the copyright transfer form
. Due communications will be made to you once your article is accepted for publication. You may check status of your article with the provided ariticle id and pass key at this link.
A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to “The New Indian Journal of OBGYN” alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted or already accepted for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. The editor reviews the manuscript and makes the initial decision based on the quality of manuscript and editorial priority. The manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest of the journal are liable to be rejected. Manuscripts that are found suitable for obligation are sent to expert reviewers. The journal follows a double blind review process, where in the reviewers and authors are unaware to each other’s identity. The editor makes a final decision based on editorial priorities, manuscript quality, review or recommendations and perhaps the discussion with the fellow editors. Upon acceptance of the manuscript, the authors will receive a decision letter to their correspondence address through email. The accepted article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the first publication citable. After release of the printed version the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers. Manuscript will not be returned or preserved.
In an unusual situation in which you wish to withdraw your paper, this can be accomplished by sending e-mail to the editorial office at “firstname.lastname@example.org” to request deletion of the paper from the working paper archive.