Boffin Access Journals accept original research reports, expert reviews, opinions, case studies, communications, editorials, and letters for publication and authors are requested to follow the below guidelines before submission of the papers. The articles submitted to the Boffin Access Journals must meet the criteria, unless otherwise the article is not considered for the review process.
Since all publications of Boffin Access are members of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, authors may follow ICMJE preparation guidelines to maintain universal standards in medical publishing.
A cover letter on institution/personal letterhead is mandatory for each submission which states the originality of the work, author conflicts and financial and commercial benefits if any.
Initial submissions should be sent to the editorial office and should be addressed to the editors-in-chief of the journal.
Authors will be notified the status of the article within 2 days upon cross examination of the paper quality, originality and either fit for the journal scope.
All accepted submissions will be sent for the further scientific and technical evaluation of the manuscript.
In general, the title page contains the title of article, running title (If any), list of authors, affiliations of the authors, author order, correspondence of the paper, dissimilar, etc. Authors may include article type, word count, number of tables, figures and supplementary information if any.
The authors need to be stated the financial, personal, commercial relationship with the manuscript. Author contribution such design, data collection, preparation of papers should be mentioned in the manuscript. All listed authors are responsible for the content and subsequent revisions of the paper. The editorial office will communicate with the corresponding author and publisher/editor/reviewer/editorial staff is not responsible disputes among authors. Equal contribution, equal correspondence must be stated in the article.
Abstract is the only considerable source of the manuscript for many indexing databases, therefore, original reports, systemic reviews and meta-analytical reviews require an abstract. Moreover, abstract is only part of the paper in which many readers are interested in, therefore, authors need to ensure that the abstract is accurate and reflect the whole study. In many cases the information stated in the abstract and the main text differs, hence, the authors required to carefully revise the abstract to ensure that the information is consistence in the both the places.
We encourage submission of graphical abstract for publication to improve the readership. Authors need to summarize content of the article in a pictorial form and with description with 50-70 words. Authors required to submit high quality image in a separate file.
For original reports, reviews and case studies authors need to provide HIGHLIGHTS of the article which include maximum of 5 bullet points and not more than 75 words.
Original reports, reviews and case studies should have a list of keywords that are used in the article. Authors are requested to use MeSH (Medical Subject Headings list of index medicus) catalogue to present the keywords.
Use of standard abbreviation in scientific articles is highly recommended and appreciated. Each mentioned abbreviation should be expended properly. Title should not contain any abbreviations, if so, must be expended.
A clear statement of approval from the institutional/university/national ethical committee should be obtained in case of animal/human subjects are used in the experiments. A registration ID/number should be provided for the clinical trails on human subjects.
Figures and tables should be submitted as individual files. Each figure and or table must have a legend. Authors required to make sure that all figures and tables are cited in the text appropreatly. All submitted figures are in high quality and .jpg or .tif format. Tables should not be in image/figure format. Scaned images/ figures with copyrights are not accepted for publication. In case of reuse of published figure/table authors need to provide the copyright permission from the publisher and or cited properly.
Apendex or supplementary data should be submitted in a separate file and cited in the text. Apedex may include figures, tables and text with citation which supports the study. An unique link will be provide to the supporting information on the journal web page.
Financial support from the university/institute/public/private agencies should be stated in the article. Complete information of funding source including a grant number and grant holder name must be stated. Grantees from NIH/WELCOME trust may the final accepted article for inclusion in PMC public access repository (http://publicaccess.nih.gov).
Authors should acknowledge the support of individuals in the research, editing, review of the paper. Few cases, the funding information may also be included in this section.
The content included in each article should be supporeted with proper references and authors ensure that the references are latest and cited within the article properly. Authors are requested to submit the references in prescribed format.
First six authors
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Eng J Med. 2002; 347: 284-7.
More than six authors
Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Eng J Med. 2002; 347: 284-7.
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Authors need to transfer the copyrights to the publisher as soon as the article accepted for publication under relevent licinse which permits to distribute, reuse and or reprint of the published work. Under the licinse the transfer of rights includes material such as tables, figures, supplement data and any part of the paper can be reused. Authors retain patent, trademark, and IP rights including the original findings of their work.
In case of reproduction of any published content or part of published work such as figure/table/text corresponding author is responsible to obtain the copyrights from the previous publisher. It is necessary to state the copyright transfer information wherever necessary and make sure that cited properly.
In science publication honest errors are very common; however, should not affect the accuracy and or scientific quality of the journal. In few cases scientific misconduct and flaws in experimental methodology also not acceptable in publication. To maintain the journal quality, the editors of Boffin Access journals follow an internationally accepted retraction policy. When authors fail to observe the ethical code, if we find any plagarised or copied content in t published artle the paper may subjected to retract. A notification will be published on the website with reasons. Citation and web link is available on the retraction note. In case of high degree of debate on a published article, letters will be published to exchange the matter.
Under this section a note of corrections at various production levels in a published paper will be provide in the subsequent issue of the journal. In this section only writing errors, editing and typesetting erros, mistakes in tables and figures will be corrected and published.
Under the section a list of corrections submitted by the authors will be published, these corrections may not alter the results and conclusion of the published work. Errors in units of measurements, misidentification of strains, authorship, affiliations, etc., are considered for publication. Corresponding authors need to send a notification (all co-authors must agree) to the editorial office with list of corrections.