1.Aim And Scope of Journal of Educational Research and Medical Teacher

Journal of Educational Research and Medical Teacher is a peer reviewed journal, with world renowned scientists on the advisory board.  Issues are published thrice in the months of April, August and December. The journal considers articles in relation to the training of healthcare professionals, including undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education, basic science education, clinical science education, residency education, learning theory, problem based learning, research design and statistics and informatics and web. The journal has a special focus on curriculum development, evaluations of performance, assessment of training needs, evidence-based medicine and faculty development. Both basic scientists and clinicians and teachers, worldwide can share educational ideas and developmentsThis journal is the result of the vision of SSIMSRC to bring together medical teachers in the region to promote concerted efforts toward enriching the standards of medical education and adopting newer methods of teaching in the region and beyond through dissemination of knowledge and information.

The journal accepts articles discussing issues of interest to the health education community; Research articles presenting high quality completed research or evaluation studies; Trend articles presenting new ideas as well as studies or descriptions of programs in the early stages of development; and brief articles discussing topics related to any aspect of educating basic science teachers, medical teachers and other health professionals.

2.Layout of Manuscript for Educational Research [Original Article]

Manuscript should be typewritten in 12 font size, double-spaced, with margins of at least 3 cm on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Sections (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions), Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figures along with caption and legends. Research articles should have more than 15 pages and Review articles in the range of 15-30 pages, inclusive of illustrations.

2.1 Title Page

Title of the article should be short, continuous (broken or hyphenated titles are not acceptable) and yet sufficiently descriptive and informative so as to be useful in indexing and information retrieval.

Title page should include name(s) of author(s) with departmental affiliations, complete postal addresses with e-mails.

A short running title not exceeding 6-7 words may also be provided. At the bottom left corner of this page, please mention “*Corresponding Author” and provide telephone number and fax number of the research institution/college and functional Email address of the corresponding author to whom all correspondence (including galley proofs) is to be sent.

2.2 Sections

Abstract

All manuscripts should (except reviews and short articles) have a structured abstract (of about 250 words) with subheadings of Background & objectives, Methods, Results, and conclusions. Abstract should be brief and indicate the scope and significant results of the paper. It should only highlight the principal findings and conclusions so that it can be used by abstracting services without modification. Conclusions and recommendations not found in the text of the articles should not be inserted in the Abstract.A set of suitable key words (4-6 in number) arranged alphabetically may be provided.

Introduction: It should be a concise statement of the background to the work presented, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced. It should be started in a separate page after keywords.

Materials and Methods: It shall be started as a continuation to introduction on the same page. All important materials and equipments, the manufacturer’s name and, if possible, the location should be provided. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.

Results and Discussion: The important results of the work should be clearly stated and illustrated where necessary by tables and figures. The statistical treatment of data and significance level of the factors should be stated wherever necessary. The discussion should deals with the interpretation of results, making the readers to understanding of the problem taken and should be logical. The scope of the results, which need to be further explored, could also be dealt.

Conclusions: Concisely summarizes the principal conclusions of the work and highlights the wider implications. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.

2.3 Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements as well as information regarding funding sources may be provided.

2.4 References

Citations of literature within the text must be presented in numerical order and should be set in superscript. The cited literature are also collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading “References”. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to Vancouver style’. Only the papers and books that have been published or in press may be cited. Please give the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the paper is not yet in print. Please note that website addresses must not be included as a reference, but should be inserted in the text directly after the information to which they refer. Please note the following examples.

Journals:

Goswami HM, Soni ST, Patel SM and Patel MK. A study on knowledge attitude and practice of laboratory safety. National Journal of Community Medicine 2011;2(3):470-73.

Wild S, Roj G, Green A, Sicree R, King H. Global prevalence of diabetes, estimates for the year 2000 and projections for 2030. Diabetes Care 2004; 27: 1047–1053.

 Books: Morgan, E., Chemometrics-Experimental Design, Wiley, Chichester 1991.

Myers, R.H., Montgomery, D., Response Surface Methodology, Wiley, New York 1995.

Chapter in a book: Brown, M.B., Traynor, M.J., Martin, G.P., Akomeah, F.K., in: Jain, K.K., Walker, J.M. (Eds.), Drug Delivery Systems,
Humana Press, USA 2008, pp. 119-140.
Crowther, J.B., in: Ahuja, S., Scypinski, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis, Academic Press, New York 2001, pp. 415-443.

2.5 Tables

Should each be typed on a separate page, numbered in sequence with the body of the text. Tables should be headed with a short, descriptive caption. They should be formatted with horizontal lines only: vertical ruled lines are not required. Footnotes to tables should be indicated with a), b), c) etc. and typed on the same page as the table.

2.6 Figures

Should be on separate pages but not inserted within the text. All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited. Each figure must be accompanied by a legend explaining in detail the contents of the figure and are to be typed under the figures. Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word. Figures should be in JPEG or GIF format not exceeding 4MB size. Authors should review the images of such files on a computer screen before submitting them to be sure they meet their own quality standards. For x-ray films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as pictures of pathology specimens or photomicrographs, send sharp, glossy, black-and-white or color photographic prints, usually 127 x 173 mm(5 x 7 inches). Letters, numbers, and symbols on figures should therefore be clear and consistent throughout, and large enough to remain legible when the figure is reduced for publication. Photomicrographs should have internal scale markers. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background. Photographs of potentially identifiable people must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. If a figure has been published previously, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the figure.

3.Educational Review Articles

 The prescribed word count is up to 4000 words excluding tables, references and abstract. The manuscript may have about 50 to 60 references. The manuscript should have an abstract (250 words) representing an accurate summary of the article. The section titles would depend upon the topic reviewed. Authors submitting review manuscripts should include a section describing the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting, and synthesizing data. These methods should also be summarized in the abstract.

4. Case reports

New, interesting and rare cases can be reported. They should be unique in providing a learning opportunity for the readers. Cases with clinical implications will be given priority. These communications could be of up to 1500 words (excluding Abstract and references) and should have the following headings: Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Case report, Discussion, Reference, Tables and figures. This could be supported with up 6-8 references. Case Reports could be authored by up to four authors.

5.Letters to the Editor

These should be short and decisive observations. They should preferably be related to articles previously published in the Journal or views expressed in the journal. The letter could have up to 750 words and 4-6 references. It could be generally authored by not more than four authors.

6.Short Communication

The manuscript could be of up to 1000 words (excluding references and abstract) and could be supported with up 6 to 8 references.

7.Conflicts of interest

A conflict of interest exists if authors or their institutions have financial or personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their actions. A conflict can be actual or potential, and full disclosure to the Editor is absolute requirement. All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. If there are no conflicts of interest, authors should state so.

8.Article Proofs

Galley proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Galley proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within 2 days of the receipt. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Because JPHMR will be published freely online to attract a wide audience, authors will have free electronic access to the full text of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

9.Authorship Criteria

Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to each of the three components mentioned below:

1. Concept and design of study or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data;

2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and

3. Final approval of the version to be published.

10.Copyright

Authors are asked to sign a warranty and copyright agreement upon acceptance of their manuscript, before the manuscript can be published. The Copyright form can be downloaded from the website. Submission of your paper to this journal implies that the paper is not under submission for publication elsewhere. Material which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in this journal. Submission of a manuscript is interpreted as a statement of certification that no part of the manuscript is copyrighted by any other publisher nor is under review by any other formal publication. By submitting your manuscript to us, you agree on JERMT Publications copyright guidelines. It is your responsibility to ensure that your manuscript does not cause any copyright infringements, defamation, and other problems. Submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the JERMT or its Editorial Staff. The main author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.

11.Publication Cost

The journals published is available online and print version. Since the journal is Open access, which mean that the publication cost should be covered by the author, author’s institution or research funds.

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