Preparation of Manuscript
Instructions for Authors
The editorial board of the IJIMH-International Journal of Innovative Medicine & Healthcare journal accepts for publication articles reflecting the results of original research in the field of Applied Social Research & Technical Sciences that correspond to a high scientific level and are of value to the scientific community. The percentage of the authenticity of the work cannot be less than 90%.
The authenticity of the works implies that they have not previously been published or posted on the Internet, and at the same time are not sent simultaneously to several publishing houses. The authors’ actions are subject to publication ethics adopted by the editorial board.
The authors are also responsible for the accuracy of the data, facts, figures and other information provided in the publication.
Articles can be written in English.
The journal does not charge a fee for reviewing and peer-reviewing of author's works. However, to ensure high-quality issues of an academic journal with open full-text access. After that process, the article will be published in the next issue.
- General Requirements
The articles must be typed in the Microsoft Word text editor in the following formats: *.doc (*.docx) or *. rtf. Font of an article should be Times New Roman. Text is fully justified without using automatic word break. Font size – 12, paragraph indention – 0 cm, 1.0-No space spacing, A4 series, margin on all sides is 2 cm.
Please, use your google account and download a paper template here.
- Information about the article (metadata)
- Type of the article:
Regular Article – no less than 7 and no more than 20 pages, 5–8 figures, 10–40 references.
Review Article – critical generalization of a research topic, 10 or more pages, 5 or more figures, up to 60 references.
Short Communications Article – no more than 2 pages, no more than 2 figures or tables, at least 10 references.
- The field of knowledge that the manuscript belongs to
- Title of the article in Russian, Azerbaijani, and English
The title of the article should be informative, abridged, meet the requirements of scientific prose style, and correspond to its content. It also should reflect the subject category and contain the main keywords.
It is not recommended to use such general words as "research", "study", "observation", "important", "significant", etc. It is also not recommended to include in the title terms that are not used in international scientific research (including author's terms), as well as abbreviations (other than common ones) and formulas.
- Keywords in English
Keywords include 5-10 words and/or lexical phrases according to which it will be possible to find the article. Keywords should reflect the specifics of the topic, object, and results of the research.
- Abstract in English
The abstract should be informative, clearly structured, i.e. follow the logic of the presentation of the material and research results in the article, and include the following sections of its content:
- Relevance of research topic:
- Materials and Methods of research:
- Results of research and Discussion:
The length of the abstract should be less than 300 words for all manuscripts. The abstract is a source of basic information about the article in international databases, as well as other abstract resources. It should contain the necessary terms that allow anyone to find the article using search elements.
The abstract (author's summary) serves as a reference tool (for the library, abstract service), allowing the reader to understand whether he or she should read the full text of the article.
The abstract in English must be written without the use of online translators.
When translating, it is necessary to follow one of the English language styles (American or British) and avoid mixing them. It is essential to divide long sentences into several short ones that contain a clearly expressed idea,- and make sure that the wordings are clear and understandable when translated into English.
- Acknowledgment (if necessary)
The author(s) is(are) grateful to their colleagues for their help and to the backers for their financial support for the research (grant projects must also be indicated). It is appropriate to mention all sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial and technical support (for example, the provision of equipment/materials). The consent of individuals to mention their names in the acknowledgment is mandatory. The "Acknowledgement " section should contain no more than 100 words.
- References in English
Authors are required to submit one list of references in English – “References”, requirements for databases.
At least 10 references should be in the list of references. And they need to be sorted alphabetically.
The percentage of referring to articles from domestic sources should correspond to the percentage of research made in this field previously.
When making a list of references in English, it is necessary to follow the APA (American Psychological Association) standard. Sources in other languages must be transliterated using the BGN international romanization system.
The list of references does not include sources whose availability and scientific value cannot be verified (study guides, methodological recommendations, talk abstracts, and materials of local conferences, etc., which are not freely available on the Internet).
The digital object identifier (DOI) (if there is) of the cited article must be specified.
All references mentioned in the list of references should be quoted in the text, and vice versa.
Reference in the text to the bibliographic source is given in square brackets indicating the ordinal number of the source from the list of references and page number referenced by the author. It is possible to refer to several sources from the list, whose ordinal numbers must be separated by a semicolon (for example: [26, p. 10], [26, p. 10; 37, p. 57], , [28; 47], etc.).
Self-citation demonstrates the contribution of the author to the research area. The percentage of self-citation should not exceed 10 %.
Preference for citation should be given to reputable journals that are indexed or have prospects for indexing in international scientific databases.
The percentage of referring to publications from foreign sources must show international interest in the subject of the article. It is mandatory to submit foreign publications published within the last 5 years, as well as articles published in materials indexed in Scopus and Web of Science.
The editorial board cannot accept the article for consideration because of the poor quality of the list of references.
From the point of view of the journal’s editorial board, poor quality implies:
- errors in the description of sources, including incomplete imprint;
- prevalence of references to obscure, hard-to-find sources;
- presence of references to unpublished works;
- presence of references to sources where the incomplete text of the article or monograph is presented;
- excessive self-citation;
- presence of references to non-scientific sources.
- Information about the author(s)
- Surname, name, middle name in English
If there are two or more authors, the sequence of their mention depends on the contribution to the work performed. The final sequence of authors is indicated before submitting the article to the publishing house. The number of co-authors in the article should not be more than 3.
When transliterating authors' surname, name, middle name, it is necessary to adhere to the unified spelling of surnames in all articles. Authors' surnames and names in English should be presented according to international rules, with the indication of the initial of their middle names.
- Academic degree, academic title in English
Are indicated if available.
- Full name of the institution (author's affiliation) and position in English and other languages.
Information about the institution includes the full name of the institution in accordance with the license documents, indicating the city and country of the institution’s location.
Information about the institution in English is given in full form without using an abbreviated name.
- Email address, phone number
Data must be specified for each author.
- ORCID code of author
Each author of the article must be registered in the ORCID system and have a corresponding ID. The author's profile in the ORCID system should be filled in as much detail as possible.
Instructions for working with the ORCID system are available at the link.
- ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID (if available)
- The Author responsible for correspondence
It is necessary to select one from the list of authors as a correspondent who will hold all correspondence with the publishing house regarding the article.
- Main text of the article
The structure of the article must comply with the international standard IMRaD. The article should contain 4 main sections: 1) introduction; 2) research material and methods; 3) research results and discussion; 4) conclusions. If the article is devoted to theoretical research, the “Methods” section is replaced with “Theoretical Basis” section. The structure of IMRaD is typical for articles devoted to original research. IMRaD is not used for Review Articles.
3.1. Sections of the article
Mostly Papers starts with introduction. It contains the brief idea of work, requirement for this research work, problem statement, and the Authors contribution towards their research. Sufficient recent reference citations from the last 3-5 years should be included for showing the existing challenges and importance of current work. This section should be succinct, with no subheadings unless unavoidable. State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background related to your work, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
The “Introduction” section must contain the following: research topic, review of literature on the topic studied, problem statement, the aim of the study, information about the relevance and significance of the proposed study.
A clearly formulated aim of the research, justification of the scientific novelty, and significance of the study carried out must be specified in the introduction. In the introductory part of the article, a meaningful analysis of the existing modern literature (monographs, articles, manuals, etc., published, as a rule, over the past 3-5 years) on the scientific field of the research performed should be provided by the author. It is assumed that this analysis will be problematic, i.e. the formal transfer of the existing works on the subject mustn’t be observed, but the author's vision on scientific works already conducted by other scientists, the advantages and disadvantages of these works with access to the subject of specific (conducted by the author and reflected in the article) study and, therefore, the rationale derived from the presented analysis of modern scientific works chosen by the author.
This part should contain sufficient detail to reproduce reported data. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference, only relevant modifications should be described. The methodology should be written concisely in detail by maintaining the continuity of the texts.
Theory and Calculation
A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis. Do not add extensive basic definitions or well-known theories, instead highlight the theoretical background and its specific usages in view of your work only.
Mathematical Expressions and Symbols
Mathematical expressions and symbols should be inserted using equation tool of Microsoft word. References may be added for used equations to support its authenticity, e.g. this result has been analysed using Fourier series.
Results and Discussion
This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. This should explore the significance of the results of the work, don’t repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature only, instead discuss recent literature for comparing your work to highlight novelty of the work in view of recent development and challenges in the field.
Preparation of Figures and Tables
Authors are supposed to embed all figures and tables at appropriate place within manuscript. Figures and tables should neither be submitted in separate files nor add at the end of manuscript. Figures and Tables should be numbered properly with descriptive title. Each Figure/Table must be explained within the text by referring to corresponding figure/table number. Any unexplained or unnumbered Figure/Table may cause rejection of the paper without being reviewed.
Table should be prepare using table tool within the Microsoft word and cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Formatting requirement has been summarized in the Table 1.
All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order, author may be asked to provide separate files of the figure. Figures should be used in bitmap formats (TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.) with 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layer.
Each manuscript should contain a conclusion section within 250-450 words which may contain the major outcome of the work, highlighting its importance, limitation, relevance, application and recommendation. Conclusion should be written in continuous manner with running sentences which normally includes main outcome of the research work, its application, limitation and recommendation. Do not use any subheading, citation, references to other part of the manuscript, or point list within the conclusion.
Provide all possible limitation faced in the study which might significantly affect research outcome, If not applicable write, none.
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included in a separate section before the references and may include list of peoples who contributed to the work in the manuscript but not listed in the author list.
Provide funding source, supporting grants with grant number. The name of funding agencies should be written in full, if no funding source exist, write, none.
Declare any potential conflict of interest exist in this publication.
Human and Animal Related Study
If the work involves the use of human/animal subjects, each manuscript should contain the following subheadings under the declarations section-
Provide ethical approval authority name with the reference number. If ethical approval is not required, provide an ethical exemption letter of not required. The author should send scan copy (in pdf) of the ethical approval/exemption letter obtained from IRB/ethical committee or institutional head.
Write a statement of informed consent taken from the participants to publish this research work. The editor may ask to upload scan copy if required.
Author(s) are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. Do not use grey literature (unauthentic website, news portal, social media, Wikipedia etc) as reference, only scholarly literature (Journal, online books, proceedings, patents, authentic websites with permanent archival policy) are acceptable references. Author should include sufficient recent (last 2 years) references in the article. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in the text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “as explained by IRETC”; “as discussed in many reports -”). All references should be cited within the text correctly; do not add only list of references without citation within the text.
Contributors who are not native English speakers are strongly advised to ensure that a colleague fluent in the English language or a professional language editor has reviewed their manuscript.
All languages without jargon should be used. Repetitive use of long sentences and passive voice should be avoided. It is strongly recommended that the text be run through computer spelling and grammar programs. Either British or American spelling is acceptable but must be consistent throughout.
Please, complete COPYRIGHT RELEASE FORM and submit the form and send it with the final version of your manuscript. It is required to obtain written confirmation from authors in order to acquire the copyrights for papers published in the journal so as to index them to various repositories.