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Authors Instructions: Please go through the following instructions to help you in your manuscript preparation, and feel free to contact us for any queries. All the manuscripts will undergo RAPID peer review process, those conforming to journal standards and neither previously published nor under consideration for publication by another journal, would be published without any delay in the subsequent issue. All articles must be submitted along with a covering letter (model covering letter) by e-mail attachment only to or

Authors are encouraged to suggest the names and official e-mail addresses of three potential referees/reviewers of your choice while submitting the article (not compulsory).


Original Article:

The approximate length of the article should preferably be 2500-3500 words (excluding Abstract and References). Original research articles should include a structured abstract (of 250 words maximum) under four subheadings: (i) Background & objectives, (ii) Methods, (iii) Results, and (iv) Interpretation & conclusions, followed by 5-8 keywords arranged alphabetically. The main article should include the sections in the following order: Introduction, Material & Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment (if any), Conflicts of Interest, and References. The permission from Ethics Committee/ Institutional Review Board (IRB) is mandatory for all studies on human subjects and animals, and this should be mentioned in the Material & Methods section. Registration of clinical trials is mandatory and registration number/CTR number should be mentioned.


Review Articles

Description: Comprehensive analyses of specific topics. These manuscripts are systematic, critical assessments of literature and data sources pertaining to clinical topics, emphasizing factors such as cause, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, or prevention. All articles or data sources should be searched and critically evaluated, and the search and selection process should be described in the manuscript. The specific type of study or analysis, population, intervention, exposure, and tests or outcomes should be described for each article or data source. The data sources should be as current as possible, ideally with the search having been conducted within several months of manuscript submission.

Word Limit: 4000 words maximum.

Abstract: 250 words maximum.

References: 50 -75 maximum.

Figures/Tables: 4 maximum.



Description: A written “opinion piece” of issues important for readers to know.

Word Limit: 1500 words maximum.

Abstract: none

References: 15 maximum.


Case Reports

Description: Observations of diseases, clinical findings or treatment. Text should be arranged as follows: Abstract; Introduction; Case detail; Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References.

Word Limit: 1000 words maximum

Abstract: 250 words maximum

References: 20 maximum

Figures/Tables: 5 maximum


Brief communications

Word Limit: 1000 words maximum

Abstract: none

References: 15 maximum

Figures/Tables: 3 maximum

Description: Short research articles or reports of important observations or short original studies or evaluations or unique, first-time reports of clinical series. The text should have Acknowledgements and References.


Student Contributions:

Student contributed articles are encouraged as a unique journal feature. Submissions should follow the specifications listed above, with a notation that a student has mainly written the paper. Select members of the Education for Health Editorial Board and external reviewers will review the submissions.


Manuscript Style 

Manuscripts must follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ revised “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts to be submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication”. (See

 Preparation of manuscript:

All manuscripts submitted for publication to the JAMU should include the following: (1) First page file; (2) Article file; (3) Ethical clearance certificate; (4) Undertaking by authors & copyright transfer agreement. Details are given below.


This should include a Covering letter, Title page and Author’s contribution in a single file.

  • The covering letter should explain why the paper should be published in the JAMU, rather than a specialty journal. One of the authors should be identified as the corresponding author of the paper, who would be responsible for the contents of the paper as for communication with the Editorial office. Author should declare that the article was not published or under consideration, in part or whole, simultaneously in any other journal or proceedings.
  • Title page should include (i) name(s) of author(s); (ii) highest degree; (iii) name(s) of the Department(s); (iv) designations (academic position) of authors in the department; (v) complete postal addresses, mobile number and e-mail id of all authors; (vi) name of corresponding author with all above mentioned details.    

Title page should also include: 

(i) Type of manuscript

(ii) Title

 (iii) Short title/Running Title 

 (iv) Number of Tables

 (v) Number of Figures

 (vi) Source of financial support in the form of grants

 (vii)  Registration  number in case of Clinical Trials.

  • Specific author’s contribution should be given at the end in the Title page.

Title – 14 pt Times New Roman, bold, centered.

Author and co-authors

The full names, qualifications, affiliations, details of position/place of work of all authors should be listed at the beginning of the article. E-mail id of corresponding author is must. Your Manuscript should be typed, double-spaced on standard-sized – paper (8.5″ x 11″) with 1″ margins on all sides. You should use 12 pt Times New Roman fonts.  Authors should take care over the fonts which are used in the document, including fonts within graphics. Fonts should be restricted to Times New Roman, Symbol and Zapf Dingbats.

Author’s affiliation

12 pt Times New romans centered – giving each authors’ affiliation (i.e. Department/Organization/Address/Place/Country/email) followed by single line spacing.

Author for Correspondence:

10pt Times New roman centered – giving a valid e-mail of the corresponding (main) author is a must.


Manuscript Style

Manuscripts must follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ revised “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts to be submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication”. (See

Preparation of manuscript:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Ethics
  • Statistics
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements (If any)
  • References
  • Figure legends
  • Tables
  • Appendices (if necessary)
  • Abbreviations (if necessary)

Title: The title of the article should be approximately 10-15 words (this may be changed with the authors’ approval). It should be in Title Case; the first character in each word in the title has to be capitalized. A research paper typically should include in the following order

Abstract – Limit of 250 Words

A brief summary of the research should include a brief introduction, a description of the hypothesis tested, the approach used to test the hypothesis, the results seen and the conclusions of the work. It can be a structured abstract like Introduction/ Background, Materials and methods, Results, Conclusion(s).

Key words

Please, write no more than six keywords. Write specific keywords. They should be written left aligned, arranged alphabetically in 12pt Times Roman, and the line must begin with the words Keywords boldfaced.


Description of the research area, pertinent background information, and the hypotheses tested in the study should be included under this section.  The introduction should provide sufficient background information such that a scientifically literate reader can understand and appreciate the experiments to be described. The introduction MUST include in-text citations including references to pertinent reviews and primary scientific literature. The specific aims of the project should be identified along with a rationale for the specific experiments and other work performed.

Materials and Methods

Materials and/or subjects utilized in the study as well as the procedures undertaken to complete the work. The methods should be described in sufficient detail such that they could be repeated by a competent researcher. Please include the company sources for all uncommon reagents (kits, drugs, etc).  Illustrations and/or tables may be helpful in describing complex equipment or elaborate procedures. The statistical tool used to analyze the data should be mentioned. All procedures involving experimental animals or human subjects must accompany with statement on necessary ethical approval from appropriate ethics committee.

Ethical Considerations 

In all experimental and studies on human or animals, authors must state whether formal approval from an Institutional Review Board or Ethics Committee was obtained. In the absence of such committee, the Declaration of Helsinki (click here) guidelines must be followed and be clearly stated in the Methods section of the manuscript. All studies on human subjects must include a statement that the subjects gave informed consent. Patient anonymity should be preserved. Photographs need to be cropped to prevent human subjects being recognized. Experiments involving animals must be demonstrated to be ethically acceptable and should conform to national guidelines for animal usage in research.


Whenever possible, quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty. Report losses to observation resulting from conditions, such as dropouts from a clinical trial, include a general description of methods in the Methods section. While summarizing the data in the Results section, specify the statistical methods used to analyse them. Avoid non-technical uses of technical terms in statistics. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols.


Data acquired from the research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be included in this section.  The results section should describe the rational for each experiment, the results obtained and its significance. Results should be organized into figures and tables with descriptive captions.

The captions, although brief, should tell the reader the method used, explain any abbreviations included in the figure, and should end with a statement as to the conclusion of the figure. Qualitative as well as quantitative results should be included if applicable.


This section should relate the results section to current understanding of the scientific problems being investigated in the field. Description of relevant references to other work/s in the field should be included here. This section also allows you to discuss the significance of your results – i.e. does the data support the hypotheses you set out to test? 


This section should end with new answers/questions that arise as a result of your work.

Tables and Figures


  • Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.
  • Tables with more than 12 columns and 25 rows are not acceptable.
  • Number tables, in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief title for each.
  • Use only horizontal rules for the tables to separate the column headings.
  • Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
  • Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table.
  • Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
  • For footnotes use the following symbols in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||,¶ , **, ††, ‡‡
  • Tables with their legends should be provided at the end of the text after the references. 


  • The maximum number of figures should be limited to four
  • Upload the images in JPEG format. The file size should be within 4 MB in size while uploading.
  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
  • Labels, numbers, and symbols should be clear and of uniform size. The lettering for figures should be large enough to be legible width of printed column. Use only horizontal rules for the tables; to separate the column headings. No vertical rules should that all columns and rows are aligned.
  • Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background and should be marked neatly with overlay and not by pen.
  • Titles and detailed explanations should be written in the legends for illustrations, and not on the illustrations themselves.
  • Send digital X-rays, digital images of histopathology slides, where feasible.
  • If photographs of individuals are used, authors should take written permission to use the photograph.
  • If a figure has been published elsewhere, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright a credit line should appear in the legend for such figures.
  • If the uploaded images are not of printable quality, the publisher office may request for higher resolution images which can be sent at the time of acceptance of the manuscript. Ensure that the image has minimum resolution of 300 dpi or 1800 x 1600 pixels.
  • The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.

Acknowledgements – Limit of 100 Words


References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Citations of literature within the text must be presented in numerical order and should be set in small brackets, for instance, (1, 12).The cited literatures are also collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading “References”. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used by the NLM in Index Medicus. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals. Avoid using abstracts as references.

Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source. Avoid citing a “personal communication” unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text.

The commonly cited types of references are shown here, for other types of references such as newspaper items please refer to ICMJE Guidelines ( or

Articles in Journals

Standard journal article (for up to six authors): Shukla N, Husain N, Agarwal GG, Husain M. Utility of cysticercus fasciolaris antigen in Dot ELISA for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. Indian J Med Sci 2008; 62: 222-7.

Standard journal article (for more than six authors): List the first six contributors followed by et al. 

Nozari Y, Hashemlu A, Hatmi ZN, Sheikhvatan M, Iravani A, Bazdar A, et al. Outcome of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients without major risk factors and patients with at least one major risk factor for coronary artery disease. Indian J Med Sci 2007; 61: 547-54

Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl 1:275-82. 

Issue with supplement: Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women’s psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23(1, Suppl 2):89-97. 

Books and Other Monographs

Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996. 

Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996. 

Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. pp. 465-78. 

Electronic Sources as reference

Journal article on the Internet

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12]; 102(6): [about 3p.]. Available from:

Monograph on the Internet

Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

Homepage/Web site [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

Part of a homepage/Web site

American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002 [updated 2001 Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens]. Available from:


Susan MK. Hospital acquired infections: Role of antibiotic resistance [dissertation]. St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ.; 2002. 


Protection of Patient’s Rights to Privacy

Care should be taken not to disclose identifying information in the text, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian, wherever applicable) gives written informed consent for publication. Authors should remove patients’ names from figures unless they have obtained written informed consent from the patients. When informed consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the manuscript.

All studies conducted on patients / volunteers/ Human biological material/animals should submit a scanned copy of Ethical Clearance Certificate.



Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

It is necessary that all the authors give an undertaking (in the format specified by the journal) indicating their consent to be co-authors in the sequence indicated on the title page. Each author should give his or her names as well as the address and appointment current at the time the work was done, plus a current address for correspondence including telephone and fax numbers and email address. 

Conflicts of Interest/ Competing Interests

Authors should disclose any and all conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript/ s or an institution/s or product/s that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study to be published. Authors should also disclose conflict of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in their manuscript.


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Online Manuscript Submission Check List:

  1. Covering letter and Title page should be submitted as single file in First page file.
  2. Manuscript with Abstract & Key words should be submitted as Article file.
  3. Tables and graphs should be at the end of manuscript file.
  4. Figures (excluding graphs) should be submitted in JPEG format
  5. Scanned images of Undertaking and Copyright Transfer Agreement Form duly signed by all authors should be submitted as single file (sequence of authors should be maintained as per title page).
  6. Scanned image of Ethical Clearance certificate should be submitted.
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