Articles submitted in VIMS HSJ first screened by editorial board members, for any minor deficiency author is contacted and ask to fulfil the requirement. After screening article then submitted to plagiarism check, by Urkund plagiarism check software and as per UGC (promotion of academic integrity and prevention of plagiarism in higher educational institutions) Regulations, 2018 After these two preliminary screening test article is send for peer review, which double-blind review process, in which the author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.
Types of Journal Manuscript:
1) Original article: the most common type, it include meta-analysis, case control study, cohort study, randomized controlled study etc. It includes full Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and at end Reference sections (see preparation of manuscript). Word limit for this is around four-five thousand and around thirty –forty references.
2) Case report: A goal of Case Studies is to make other researchers aware of the possibility that a specific phenomenon might occur. It should be rare, unusual, must present as a challenging in diagnostic & management point of view. The case report must have educational value, and perhaps change a clinician’s conventional method of handling it. It should be up to one thousand words (excluding Abstract & References), & around ten references.
3) Review article: invited by editor in chief from experienced people in the field, who provide comprehensive summary of certain topic. Word limit for this is around four thousand & it should cite around hundred primary research articles.
4) Letters to editor: critical analysis not more than 1500 words of any article published in VIMSHSJ.
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: 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.
Keywords: 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 size. These should be submitted as JPEG, TIFF or PPT files, but encapsulated postscript (EPS) format is also applicable.
Conflict of interest & Acknowledgements: author must disclose conflict of interest if any while submitting his manuscript. Acknowledgement is a 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 ,  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 (see contact us). Hard copies along with CD hard copies of manuscripts may also be submitted if requested by the Editorial board. 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. Manuscript should content following documents:
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.
All correspondence is to Editor in Chief
No article processing charges & no article submission charges. All articles published in the VIMS Health Science Journal are freely available online on www.vimshsj.edu.in from the date of their publication.
The first author will get the printed complimentary copy, and others can download published article from www.vimhsj.edu.in
The research work published in this journal is the work of author(s) & not of the VIMS Health Science Journal or editorial board. The VIMSHSJ or editorial board cannot be held responsible for any wrong information published in this journal. Undertaking & Copyright transfer form duly signed by all authors and letter to the editor in chief must be submitted along with manuscript, if manuscript is accepted for publication.