Guide for Authors
Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with “Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals” developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (October 2008), for more details see www.icmje.org. The uniform requirements and specific requirement of American Journal of BioMedicine are summarized below. Manuscripts should bear the full name and address, with telephone, fax, and email of the author (corresponding author). For all authors, first name and surname should be written in full. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. AJBM American Journal of BioMedicine publishes the following article types:
- Research articles
- Database articles
- Case reports
- Software articles
- Study protocols
- Review articles
- Editorial letters
The manuscript submitted through our journal system and if any technique difficulty the author can submit as pdf file through editor email. After the manuscript submission by the author/s, the Editor will review the manuscripts and if the Editor determines the manuscript is appropriate for the AJBM, it will be sent to two reviewers without revealing the identification of the authors. The Editors reserve the right to choose the reviewers. Based on the comments from the reviewers, the editor will make a final decision on the manuscript. The authors will be informed about reviewer’s comments, suggestions, and acceptance/rejection within a period of 2-4 weeks. Once the manuscript has been accepted, it would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. The corresponding author will receive a copy-edited article for any correction, which needs to be returned within 2-4 days.
A cover letter should accompany all manuscripts submitted to AJBM indicating that the manuscript has been submitted essentially to this journal and has not previously been published in any form in another publication of any type, with the exception of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis. The corresponding author should give the undertaking that if any animal/human studies carried was in accordance with their country regulatory and institutional ethical committee with proper registration of the study in the clinical registry. The corresponding author should suggesting three reviewer(s) for submission who are not affiliated with his/her institution and who are not colleagues, also excluded reviewers (if any).
Manuscripts should be submitted in Word, use a normal, plain font (12-point Times New Roman), double spacing, margins 2.5 cm from all four sides, italics for emphasis, page numbers included at bottom, uniformly American English. Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages for first submission to reviewer.
- Title page: This section should start on a new page should provide: a concise and informative title of the article; list the full names; institutional addresses; email addresses for all authors and indicate the corresponding author and a running head of not more than 80 characters.
- Abstract: This part of the manuscript should not exceed 300 words should state concisely the purpose and pertinent methods of the study, as well as the findings and specific conclusions (without title head, background, method or result)
- Keywords: Author(s) must give about 5-8 key words as index terms representing the article content which can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. They must be placed at the end of the abstract. Do not repeat words used in the title.
- Body of Manuscript: should begin on a new page and not exceed 6000 words excluded the references and be arranged as follows:
- Introduction: Include a summary of a search of the literature to indicate why this study was necessary and what it aimed to contribute to the field and relating the manuscript to similar previous research.
- Materials and Methods: This section must contain specific details about the design of the study, materials involved, instruments used, specialized chemical source and the type of analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate. For studies involving human participants a statement detailing ethical approval and consent should be included in the methods section.
- Results: Should be clear and concise and included statistical analysis with short informative subsections.
- Discussion: The interpreted results should be explained clearly and should relate them to the existing knowledge in the field as clearly as possible.
- Competing interests: Authors are required to complete a declaration of competing interests. All competing interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. Where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will read ‘The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests’.
- List of abbreviations: For standard abbreviations, authors should follow the guidelines in the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual, 5th edition. All other abbreviations should be defined when first used and listed in a footnote; Abbreviations PDF.
- Acknowledgements: List those individuals who provided help during the research and do not meet the criteria for authorship (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article etc.).
- References: must be restricted to directly relevant published works, usually the total number of references should not exceed 55. AJBM follow the style adopted by the American Medical Association, which, in turn, is based on the style developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in 1978 in Vancouver. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using Arabic numbers in square brackets before the punctuation mark. (e.g., “as study by Jonh ”. The citations in the reference list should include all named authors, up to the first 8 before adding ‘et al.’ The reference number should follow the following format:– Reference to a journal publication:
Rosenau C, Emery D, Keyboard B, Qoronfleh MW. Development of a high-throughput plate-based chemiluminescent transcription factor assay. J Biomol Screen 2004; 9: 334–42.
– Article within a book:
Izabella Wentz, Marta Nowosadzka: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause Paperback 2013; 113-213.
– Newspaper article:
Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicide rate: study sees drop in assault rate. The Washington Post. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 (col. 4).
– Conference paper:
programming. ASCO 2012: Role of IL32 in esophageal cancer
– Unpublished material:
Kim H, Philip N, Meashil E. Role of TLR4 in myocardial injury throuh NF-kB pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. In press 2004.
Preparation of graphics
Upon submission of an article first time for reviewers, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the manuscript and should be submitted in separate files as:
- Figures, graphs, scatter-grams or histograms should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
- Upload the images in (TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.) format. The file size should be within 1000 kb in size while uploading. Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons more information about pixel density can be found here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_density.
- The lettering for figures should be large enough to be legible after reduction to fit the width of a printed column.
- Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations in separated page after the references not on the illustrations themselves at first submitted for reviewers. After manuscript accepted, the figures and its legends must be cited in the original site.
Guidelines for Human Phenotype–Genotype Association
Refer to existing public domain websites for the Human Gene Ontology name and the number for SNPs, for more information sees: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/SNP
Guidelines for Proteins and Nucleic Acid Sequences
The authors must provide a statement in the manuscript that protein sequences must be deposited in GenBank or EMBL databases, and an accession number must be obtained. this sequence has been scanned against the database and all sequences with significant relatedness to the new sequence identified, for more information click this Website: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank
Guidelines for Genomic and Proteomic Studies
Data should follow the MIAME checklist, for more information see:
For the NCBI gene expression and hybridization array data repository; see
Other types of Articles send as pdf file direct to Editor office firstname.lastname@example.org
Once manuscript acceptance the editor office will ask, you to supply a Word file of the final version of your paper with all figures cited in original place. You must ensure that the file has been updated to incorporate all revisions. In addition, you will receive a link to the special Author Query Application where you can sign the Copyright Transfer Statement online and indicate whether you wish to order offprints or printing of figures in color. Once the Author Query Application has been completed, your article will be processed and you will receive the proofs.