Instructions for Author
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Instructions for Manuscript Preparation:
Manuscripts should be written only in English. Authors whose native language is not English should seek the assistance of a colleague who is a native English speaker and familiar with the field of the work.
Authors are advised to follow the recommendations in the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication” proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org).
Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced with wide margins on A4 paper. The manuscript parts should be in the following order, with each section beginning on a new page: Title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, tables, figure legends, and figures.
Number all lines in a continuous manner and number all pages in the bottom right corner beginning with the title page. For reports on randomized control studies, authors should refer to the CONSORT statement (www.consort-statement.org).
Standard abbreviations and SI units should be used. Define abbreviations at first appearance in the text, figure legends, and tables, and avoid their use in the title and abstract. Use generic names of drugs and chemicals.
Copyright Agreement and Submission letter:
A copyright agreement signed by all authors and containing the following paragraph must accompany each manuscript: “The undersigned author(s) transfer(s) all copyright ownership of the article entitled to the International Journal of Spine in the event the work is published. The undersigned author(s) warrant(s) that the article is original, is not under consideration by another journal and has not been published previously. We sign for and accept responsibility for releasing this material.”
In case a paper has previously been presented or published as a poster in a national or international conference, the author(s) must make full disclosure to the editor about it. Such papers are still eligible for publication in the journal provided the author(s) disclose this during their submission.
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All authors are expected to disclose any commercial affiliations as well as consultancies, stock ownership, or patent-licensing arrangements that could be considered to pose a conflict of interest regarding the submitted article. A conflict-of-interest statement will be forwarded to the corresponding author for signature upon acceptance of the manuscript. The signature of all authors is required. No article will be published until return of the completed form to the journal office.
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Conflict of Interest forms are according to Guidelines by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and Each Authors details have to fill separately and submitted with the manuscript. Plagiarism is not permitted and Journal will check every article for plagiarism using an internet search.
Since the Journal is Open access, the cost of publication is shared by the author and the Journal equally. For every submission that is accepted for publication, the article processing charges will be 3500 INR (for papers from India) and 150 USD (for foreign articles). Open access will allow us to make your article free to access and download by everyone and will invite better citation and wide outreach. The article processing charges are the lowest in the world as here both author and journal share the charges for each article [other similar journals have article processing charges of USD 2000 for making one article open access]. There are no charges for submitting the manuscript or for peer review and decision on the manuscript. Authors will usually receive a decision on their manuscript within 8-12 weeks.
All manuscripts are to be submitted via the Journal submission software ‘Scripture’ on the website www.ijsonline.co.in. Any other queries regarding article formatting for the submission process can also be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Article submission Charges: None
Article Publishing charges: 3500 INR or 150 $ (for international articles).
[The publishing charges have to be paid only on acceptance of the article]
Dr. Shailesh Hadgaonkar
International Journal of Spine
Indian Orthopaedic Research Group IORG House,
A-403, Manthan Apts, Shreesh CHS, Hajuri Road,
Thane [W], Maharashtra, India.