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Instructions to authors and reviewers

SUBMISSION:

 

The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to one journal at a time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted or already accepted for publication elsewhere.

 

Article(s) should be sent to:
Dr.Raghvendra Gumashta, Chief Editor, PJSR, Room No. 33, IIIrd Floor, University Building People’s Campus Bhanpur, Bhopal-462037
Phone: +91-0755 4005035 (Office), 0755 4005260,
E-mail: editor.pjsr@gmail.com, cepjsr1@gmail.com

 

REVIEW PROCESS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO REVIEWERS:

 

All manuscripts received will be acknowledged. The Editorial board reviews all submitted manuscripts initially. Manuscripts which lack originality, have poor research design or fail to add to the existing literature on the chosen subject will be rejected. The journal will not return the unaccepted manuscripts. After the approval of the Editorial Board, manuscripts will be sent to two or more expert reviewers and the identity of author/s will not be disclosed to the reviewer/s. Within a period of six to eight weeks, the contributors will be informed about the reviewers' comments and acceptance/modification/rejection of manuscript. If accepted, the Editor reserves the right to improve on style, grammar & make corrections in the manuscript accordingly. Page proofs will be sent to the first author, which has to be returned within seven days. All statement and opinions expressed in the manuscript(s) are those of the authors, and not those of the editor(s) or publisher. The editor(s) and publishers disclaim any responsibility for such material.

 

ARTICLE REVIEW SCIENTIFIC CRITERIA

 
Title Manuscript  
REVIEW CRITERIA QUESTIONS Rating (Underline the rating) 

1. PRESENTATION  

Positive  responses  for  these questions represent  high  presentation  ratings. Negative  responses  for  these questions represent  low  presentation ratings.  

• Does the article have a logic structure?  
•  Is the article clearly written?  
•Is the article correctly written (from the grammar point of  view )?
•Does the article present in an appropriate way, the terminology  for its  area of interest? 

poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent 

 
2. CONTENT: In this section, there are ten elements to be evaluated. These are presented below. Positive
2.1. Title •Does the title clearly express the content of the article?  poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent
2.2. Abstract 

• Is the abstract sufficiently informative?
• Does the abstract describe the research and the results?

poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent
2.3. Introduction

•  Does the introduction correctly highlight the current concerns in the area ?
•  Does the introduction specify the research objectives?

poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent
2.4 Methodology

•  Are the methods used clearly explained?  
•  Are the methods used validated / recognized?
•  Are the data and statistics used reliable?

poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent
2.5 Results

•  Are the results clearly presented?  
•  Do the results sufficiently avoid misinterpretation?
•  Do the results sufficiently avoid assumptions and speculations?

poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent
2.6. Discussion

•  Are all relevant connections with others work/ research  declared?  
• Is the literature used in support of research ufficiently comprehensive and  current?
•  Do the discussion sufficiently avoid too general  or  biased information? 

poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent
2.7. Conclusions

•  Are the conclusions correctly / logically explained?
•  Do the conclusions sufficiently avoid  misinterpretation?

poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent
2.8. Bibliography

•  Do the bibliography reflect the latest Work / research  in the  considered area?
•  Are the references properly indexed and recorded in the  bibliography?

poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent
2.8 Tables

•  Do the tables correctly indicate the measuring units and the source?  
•  Are the tables correctly named and numbered? 
•  Are the data presented in tables correctly valued and interpreted in the  article?
•  Are the tables well proportioned and aesthetically placed in the article?

poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent
2.9. Graphs and figures

•  Do the graphs and figures properly illustrate the discussed  subject? 
•  Do the graphs and figures correctly indicate the measuringunits and the  source?  
•  Are the graphs and figures correctly named and numbered? 
•  Are the data presented in graphs and figures correctly  valued and 
Interpreted in the article?
•Are the graphs and figures well proportioned and aesthetically placed in the article?

poor
improvements
average           
good
excellent
2.10. PLAGIARISM •If an article (or parts from an article) is suspected to be a substantial copy of 
an earlier work, the article is rejected.

Accepted
Rejected

 

3. FINAL DECISION

 

OVERALL RATING
(Underline the rating)

FINAL RATING (Underline the rating)
Poor Rejected (not  in  compliance  with  the  line  of  the  Review  of  Economic and  Business  Studies)
Needs improvements To be Revised and resubmitted
Average To be Revised and resubmitted 
Good Accepted with minimum changes
Excellent Accepted
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. COMMENTS FOR THE AUTHOR :

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Name of Reviewer)

 

 INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS:

 

"People's Journal of Scientific Research" is a peer reviewed official journal of People’s University, whose purpose is to publish research papers, short communication, review articles including book review and informative article on all scientific subjects of Medical & Dental science and Medical education. The journal will be published twice a year (Jan & July).

 
    Manuscript should be submitted on line with photographs/illustration in JPG / TIFT format only.
    Manuscript should be accompanied with author's declaration.
    Minimum size of photograph / illustration should be 8x10 cm.
    Please also send a copy of photograph / illustration etc in original (Hard copy) by speed-post only.
 

The size of manuscript (excluding abstracts, tables, references & figures/ photograph) will be limited to 2500 words for full articles and 1200 words for case reports. (Manuscript beyond the above said count will be charged extra Rs. 500 per printed page)

GUIDE LINES FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION:

 

1.      Title Page should contain: concise and informative title, Name(s) of the author(s) with initials and surname, name of the department, Institution & complete address with telephone number and e-mail of the corresponding author.

2.      Abstract should not be more than 250 words & should be on a separate sheet. It should present the most important results stating the background, methods, results & conclusion.

3.      Key words (3 to 5).

4.      Introduction – should state purpose of study & give brief review of pertinent literature. Cite only those references that are essential to justify the purpose of study..

5.      Material & Methods should follow the introduction & should provide enough information to permit repetition of experimental work/ project, giving how the study was designed, carried out and data was analyzed. State whether study was approved by ethical committee or not. Describe statistical analysis methods used with required details. Give actual p-values, define statistical terms, symbols and abbreviations.

6.      Results should describe the outcome of study giving relevant data. Avoid repeating in the text all the data depicted in tables or illustrations: Tables (numbered in roman numerals) & illustrations (Numbered in Arabic Numerals) should be prepared on separate sheet(s) with headings or legends. Minimum size of illustrations should be 8 x 10 cm. Top of figure should be marked by an arrow on it’s back as well as figure’s number and author’s name on left side of photograph. Cite the tables/ figures in the text at appropriate places.


7.      Discussion ordinarily should not be more than 1/3 of total length of manuscript. New and possible important findings of the study should be emphasized, as well as any conclusions that can be drawn. The Discussion should compare the present data to existing literature. The implications of the findings and their limitations, including potential for future research should be discussed. New hypotheses and clinical recommendations that are appropriate should be clearly identified.


8.      References - In general, the number of references shuld not be exceed 40 for original articles, 50 for review articles and 15 for case reports. The authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references and their citations in the text. 1. References shuld be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. 2. References in text, tables and legends shuld be identified by superscript numerals in square brackets [] at the end of the sentence outsite any punctuation. If several different studies or papers are cited within one sentence, the number should be placed where it will accurately identify the correct study.

A.     Papers published in journals / periodicals: Authors surnames followed by initials of first names; full title of paper; full name of journal; year of publication, volume, issue (in Arabic Numerals), first & last page numbers eg. Rocs DB. Congenital anomalies associated with thoracic outlet syndrome. Am J Surg 1976;132(3):771-778.

B.       When writing a reference in text, the surname of the author should be given; if there are two authors, the surnames of both the authors should be given & if there are more than two authors, then surname of first author followed by “et al” and name(s) should be followed by year in bracket.

C1.     Books: Author’s surnames and initials of first name; name of chapter (if any). In: full title of the book; Edition; Name & Domicile of Publisher; Year of Publication; pp (first & last page no.) eg. Weiner JS. Human Biology, an introduction to human evolution, variation & growth. In: Human Ecology. W.A. Harrison, J.S. Weiner & N.A. Barnicat (Eds,), Ist edition, Oxford University Press, Philadelphia, 1964; pp 401-508.
C2.     Books: Names of Author(s) of Chapter: Name of the Chapter. In: Name of the book. Names of the editors, Edition, Name & Domicile of Publisher; Year of Publication; PP (first & last Page no.).

9.      All figures should be planned to fit within either 1 column width (8.0 cm), 1.5 column widths (13.0 cm) or 2 column widths (17.0 cm), and must be suitable for photocopy reproduction from the printed version of the manuscript.

Although low quality images are adequate for review purposes, print publication requires high quality images to prevent the final product being blurred or fuzzy. Submit JPEG or TIFF files only. MS PowerPoint and Word Graphics are unsuitable for printed pictures. Do not use pixel-oriented programmes. Scans (JPEG &TIFF only) should have a resolution of 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size. All the Images/Figures should be submitted in separate files. Do not Zip the file. 

10.    The first author will receive a complimentary copy of the journal free.

11.      All manuscripts must be accompanied by the following statement:
 In consideration of PJSR accepting the manuscript in review, undersigned author (s) hereby transfer (s), assign, (s), or otherwise convey (s) all copyright ownership to PJSR in the other events that the same work may be published by PJSR. The author (s) warrants that the article is original, is not under consideration by any other journal, has not been previously published and takes responsibility for the contents. Furthermore, I/we warrant that all investigations reported in the publication were conducted in conformity with the recommendations from the Declaration of Helsinki and the International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research involving animals.That the Ethical Committee clearance has been obtained for experiment on animals or trial involving human beings. Financial interests, sources of outside support and conflict of interest that exist for individual contributors in connection with the content of this paper have been disclosed.We give the rights to the corresponding author to make necessary changes as per the request of the journal, do the rest of the correspondence on our behalf and he/she will act as the guarantor for the manuscript on our behalf. My work is a part / not a part of dissertation.

Title of the paper: ................................................................................................................................................................................

In order of appearance in manuscript
 Author’s name (s)                     Signature                      Date

(1) ……………                        ………………            ………………

(2) ……………                        ………………            ………………

The manuscript will be considered for publication based on their scientific merit, originality, clinical significance, validity of the material presented and readability. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by two or more referees who will determine, the publishing prospects of the article, on the basis of the MRS (Manuscript Rating Score).

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ARTICLE REVIEW SCIENTIFIC CRITERIA

 

Article (s) should be sent to Dr. Raghvendra Gumashta, Chief Editor, People’s Journal of Scientific Research, Room No. 33, People’s University Building, Bhanpur, Bhopal – 462037, Ph. No. 0755 4005035, 4005260 (Office), Mobile No.: +91 9425324588, E-mail : editor.pjsr@gmail.com Website: www.pjsr.org

 
   

 

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