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Aims & Scopes :-

VIMS Health Science Journal is an Official scientific publication of Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation's Medical, Physiotherapy & Nursing college, Ahmednagar. It is a quarterly journal published as a medium for the advancement of scientific knowledge in all branches of medicine & allied sciences like Physiotherapy, Nursing & Pharmacy. The contents of the journal are in the form of original research articles, case reports, letter to the editor, medical quiz & any other form of publication with the approval of the editorial board.



Preparation of Manuscript:-

The manuscript should be typed, double-spaced on standard sized paper (8.5”x11”) with 1” margins on all sides in 12 points Times New Roman font. Authors should take care over the fonts which are used in the document, including fonts within graphics.



Title:-

Should be in title case, the first character of each word in the title has to be capitalized. A research paper typically should include the contents in the following order:

  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgment (if any)
  • References
  • Figure legends
  • Tables
  • Appendixes (if necessary)
  • Abbreviations (if necessary)
  • Covering letter
  • Ethical Committee Clearance certificate
  • Copyright form


Abstract:-

Limit of 250 words, a brief summary of the research. The abstract 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.



Keyword:-

please write no more than six keywords. Write specific keywords.



Introduction :-

Description of the research area, pertinent background information, and the hypothesis 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.



Methodology :-

Martials 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 to elaborate procedures. The statistical tool used to analyse the data should be mentioned. All procedures involving experimental animal or human subjects must accompany with a statement on necessary ethical approval from the appropriate ethics committee.



Results :-

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 rationale 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 of applicable.



Discussion/ Conclusion :-

: 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 works/s in the field should be included here.



Tables :-

: each table must start on a separate sheet. They should be numbered with Roman numerals according to their sequence in the text, and have a short self-explanatory heading. Use SI units.



Illustrations figures :-

for final production should be submitted as electronic files. Figures (s) must be numbered consecutively in the text. Computer prepared photographic images must be at a minimum of 350dpi a the final publication size. These should be submitted as JPEG, TIFF or PPT files, but encapsulated postscript (EPS) format is also applicable.



Acknowledgements :-

This is brief section crediting the people who have helped make your manuscript possible and who aided you in your work but are not part of the authorship. Please mention all applicable grants and other funding that supported your work.



References :-

References should be endorsed as laid out in an international committee of medical journal ditors 1997;126:36-47. References in the bibliography should be in the Vancouver style conforming to the pattern of NLM in index medicus. References should be listed in the order as they appear in the text. They should be indicated by Arabic numerals enclosed in square brackets. For Example [1], [2] and so on. For correct abbreviations of the journal please refer to last index medicus. The names of single word journals and unindexed journals should be written in full form. Number of references should be restricted to 4 for letter to the editor, six for case reports & twelve for original article.



Proofs & reprints :-

Authors of accepted article are supplied PDF page proofs through E-mail.



Submission of Manuscript :-

Manuscripts should always be submitted via E-mail. Hard copies along with CD hard copies of manuscripts may also be submitted if requested by the Editor. All submissions are peer reviewed by the editorial board and a select group of reviewers. Please make sure that all guidelines are followed carefully. All the accepted articles will be queued for publication and will appear in the future issues based on the priorities set by the editorial board.



Status of Manuscript :-

The team will inform the status of submitted manuscript every 15th day of month directly to the corresponding authors inbox. In order to maintain quality and consistency in publication, send the corrected proof, Institutional Ethics Committee approval letter, Copyright transfer form, Subscription number (if any) with covering letter to Editor-in chief.



Subscription Rates :-

Library : In House Rs.1200/- INR per Annum
Out house Rs.1200/- INR per Annum
Individual : Rs.1200/- INR per Annum