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                                                                                    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WELLNESS

                                                                                                        [P-ISSN: 2394-2169]

                                                                                              INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Guide for Authors
International Journal of Wellness (IJW) is an open access, international, peer-reviewed journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.ijw.co.in . The journal allows free access to its contents. International Journal of Wellness is dedicated to publishing research in all disciplines of sciences and areas associated with wellness. The journal has a broad coverage of relevant topics. International Journal of Wellness (IJW) is one of the fastest communication journals and articles are published online within short time after acceptance of manuscripts. The types of articles accepted include original research articles, review articles, editorial, case reports, short communications and new updates in the area of wellness. It is published annually. International Journal of Wellness (IJW) complies with the uniform requirements for manuscripts submission as per Vancouver protocol, issued by the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors. The complete document available at http://www.icjme.org.

Article types
The following types of manuscripts are routinely accepted (please note that word count is from abstract to references but excluding references):
Original articles: The form of these articles is discussed fully below; an abstract is required. They should be no longer than 4000 words and 40 references (as above, please note that word count also excludes tables, figures and legends).

Review articles: An abstract and keywords are required. The text should be divided into sections by suitable headings. Tables and figures may be used as appropriate for the text. They should be no longer than 5000 words.
Case reports: The journal welcomes interesting case reports pertaining to all medical disciplines.
Letters: Headings should not be used in a letter; no abstract or keywords are required. The text should be no more than 800 words; there should be a maximum of 10 references and one table or figure may be included.
New drug updates: Information on new drugs approved or under investigation can be published.
Commentaries: Commentaries are intended to put into context the material presented in a particular paper.
Correspondence: Correspondence is limited to specific comments or criticisms relating to a recent IJW paper, whose authors will be invited to reply.
It is strongly advised that Authors provide a list of 3 or 4 potential reviewers (e-mail and phone numbers) who are knowledgeable in the subject matter, have no conflict of interest, and are likely to agree to review the manuscript.

Authorship
All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.

Manuscript Submission

International Journal of Wellness (IJW) accepts manuscript submissions through its website www.ijw.co.in. Clicking on the manuscript submission link on the journal's website will open our manuscript submission service.

If you find any difficulty in online submission of your manuscript, please contact editor at  editorijw@gmail.com or editor@ijw.co.in. There is no need to send a hard copy. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any. The IJW will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Permissions

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Submission Checklist
Please ensure that the following are including in your submission:
1.         One author designated as corresponding author: Their E-mail address, Full postal address, Mobile/ Telephone numbers.
2.         Cover letter addressed to the Editor, introducing the manuscript and confirming that it is not being submitted concurrently elsewhere.
3.         Scanned copy of Copyright & Author declaration for conflict of interest form/s signed by each author.
4.         Keywords.
5.         All figure captions.
6.         All tables (including title, description, footnotes).
7.         All necessary files have been uploaded as attachments to the e-mail.
8.         Manuscript has been checked for spellings and plagiarism.
9.         All text pages have been numbered.
10.        References are in the correct format for this journal.
11.        All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text and vice versa.
12.        Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web) and  ethical isues acknowledged.

Manuscript preparation

Please type all pages with double spacing, with margins of 25mm (1 inch) on one side of A4 (212x297mm) size paper.. Title page, abstract, tables, legends to figures and reference list should each be provided on separate pages of the manuscript.

Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times New Roman) for text. The text should be in single-column format. Number the pages. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. However, bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. could be used. Do not embed 'graphically designed' equations or tables, but prepare these using the facility in Word or as a separate file in Excel. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. Do not prepare tables in Powerpoint. Do not import the figures into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations directly on the manuscript.
To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the spellchecker.
The title page should include: the title, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), an address for correspondence, and telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for editorial queries. Original and review articles should include an Abstract (a single paragraph) of no more than 250 words and 3-6 key words for abstracting and indexing purposes.

Please do not split the article into separate files (title page as one file, text as another, etc.). Do not allow your computer to introduce word splits. Please adhere strictly to the general instructions on style/arrangement and, in particular, the reference style of the journal. Number pages consecutively, begining with the title page. Put the page number lower right- hand corner of each page. It is very important that you save your file in the standard format for the program you are using (Microsoft Word docx format or doc format). Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

Provide the following information in your submission (in the order given):
Original research papers
1.     Manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter, introducing the manuscript and confirming that it is not being submitted concurrently elsewhere.
2.     The Abstract should be not more than 250 words.
3.     The limit for the main body of the manuscript is 4000 words excluding references.
4.     There should not normally be more than 40 references.
5.     You must use Times New Roman, Font size 12, double spaced throughout your manuscript.
If your manuscript exceeds the above limits, and you are unable to reduce the size, please include a statement in your cover letter declaring that you have exceeded the limits and justify the reasons for doing so for the Editors' consideration.

Manuscripts must include:
1. Title page
2. Abstract
3. Introduction
4. Methods
5. Results
6. Discussion and conclusions
7. Acknowledgements
8. Declarations
9. References
10. Tables
11. Figures and Legends

1. Title page

The title page should be desinated as page 1 of the manuscript.
Title of article: It should be concise but informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author names and affiliations: The title page should include the name by which each author is known with his or her higher academic degree(s), institutional affiliation, the name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed.   Generally for uniformity author names should be written as first name, middle name initial followed by family name, e.g. Ajay K. Gupta. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name.
Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that mobile/telephone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
Present/permanent address: If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

2. Abstract and Keywords

The second page should carry an abstract (of not more than 250 words). The abstract should state the purposes of the study or investigation, basic procedures (selection of study subjects or laboratory animals; observational and analytical

methods), main findings (giving specific data and their statistical significance, if possible), and the principal conclusions. It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations.
Below the abstract authors should provide, and identify as such, 3 to 6 key words or short phrases that will assist indexers in cross-indexing the article and may be published with the abstract.

3. Introduction
The introduction should state the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation. Give only strictly pertinent references and do not include data or conclusions from the work being reported.

4. Methods
The methods must be described in sufficient detail to allow the experiments to be interpreted and repeated by an experienced investigator. Where published methods are used, references should be given, together with a brief outline. The statistical tool used to analyze the data should be mentioned. The description of drugs, chemicals and other materials should include the names and brief address of the relevant suppliers. Drug names should be International Non-proprietary Names (INN). If a drug has no INN its full chemical name must be used. All procedures involving experimental animals or human subjects must accompany a statement on ethical approval from appropriate ethics committee.
Reports of randomized, controlled trials should follow the recommendations of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement.
Reporting guidelines for specific study designs


Initiative

Type of Study

Source

CONSORT

Randomized controlled trials

http://www.consort-statement.org

STARD

Studies of diagnostic accuracy

http://www.consort-statement.org/stardstatement.htm

QUOROM

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf

STROBE

Observational studies in epidemiology

http://www.strobe-statement.org

MOOSE

Meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology

http://www.consort-statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf

5. Ethics
When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983. Do not use patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution's or a national research council's guide for, or any national law on, the care and use of laboratory animals was followed

6. Statistics
Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. When possible, quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Avoid relying solely on statistical hypothesis testing, such as the use of P values, which fails to convey important quantitative information. Discuss the eligibility of experimental subjects. Give details about randomization. Describe the methods for and success of any blinding of observations. Report complications of treatment. Give numbers of observations. Report losses to observation (such as dropouts from a clinical trial). References for the design of the study and statistical methods should be to standard works when possible (with pages stated) rather than to papers in which the designs or methods were originally reported. Specify any general-use computer programs used.
Put a general description of methods in the Methods section. When data are summarized in the Results section, specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain the argument of the paper and to assess its support. Use graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in graphs and tables. Avoid nontechnical uses of technical terms in statistics, such as "random" (which implies a randomizing device), "normal," "significant," "correlations," and "sample." Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols.

7. Results
Present your results in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures, giving the main or most important findings first. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or figures; emphasize or summarize only important observations.

8. Discussion and Conclusions
The purpose of the discussion is to present a brief and pertinent interpretation of the results against the background of existing knowledge. Any assumptions on which conclusions are based must be stated clearly. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction or the Results section.
Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by the data. The main conclusions should be conveyed in a final paragraph with a clear statement of how the study advances knowledge and understanding in the field. Recommendations, when appropriate, may be included.

9. Acknowledgements
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. When the work included in a paper has been supported by a grant from any source, this must be indicated. A connection of any author with companies producing any substances or apparatus used in the work should be declared. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship as defined above should be listed in an acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

10. Declarations
This information must also be inserted into your manuscript with the headings below.
Funding: None / Name of the funding agency.
Conflict of interest: None declared.  
Ethical approval: Mention the official document No. / Not required

9. References
References should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in superscript after the punctuation marks. All authors should be quoted for papers with up to six authors; for papers with more than six authors, the first six should be quoted followed by et al.

Article in Journals
1. Standard journal article
List the first six authors followed by et al.
Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996 Jun 1;124 (11):980-3.
2. Organization as author
The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical exercise stress testing. Safety and performance guidelines. Med J Aust 1996; 164: 282-4.
3. No author given
Cancer in South Africa [editorial]. S Afr Med J 1994;84:15.
4. Volume with supplement
Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994;102 Suppl 1:275-82.
5. Issue with supplement
Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996;23(1 Suppl 2):89-97.
6. Volume with part
Ozben T, Nacitarhan S, Tuncer N. Plasma and urine sialic acid in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Ann Clin Biochem 1995;32(Pt 3):303-6.
7. Issue with part
Poole GH, Mills SM. One hundred consecutive cases of flap lacerations of the leg in ageing patients. N Z Med J 1994;107(986 Pt 1):377-8.
8. Issue with no volume
Turan I, Wredmark T, Fellander-Tsai L. Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis in rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Orthop 1995;(320):110-4.
9. No issue or volume
Browell DA, Lennard TW. Immunologic status of the cancer patient and the effects of blood transfusion on antitumor responses. Curr Opin Gen Surg 1993:325-33
10. Pagination in Roman numerals
Fisher GA, Sikic BI. Drug resistance in clinical oncology and hematology. Introduction. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 1995 Apr;9(2):xi-xii.
11. Type of article indicated as needed
Enzensberger W, Fischer PA. Metronome in Parkinson's disease [letter]. Lancet 1996;347:1337. Clement J, De Bock R. Hematological complications of hantavirus nephropathy (HVN) [abstract]. Kidney Int 1992;42:1285.
12. Article containing retraction
Garey CE, Schwarzman AL, Rise ML, Seyfried TN. Ceruloplasmin gene defect associated with epilepsy in EL mice [retraction of Garey CE, Schwarzman AL, Rise ML, Seyfried TN. In: Nat Genet 1994;6:426-31]. Nat Genet 1995;11:104.
13. Article retracted
Liou GI, Wang M, Matragoon S. Precocious IRBP gene expression during mouse development [retracted in Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1994;35:3127]. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1994;35:1083-8. 15. Article with published erratum Hamlin JA, Kahn AM. Herniography in symptomatic patients following inguinal hernia repair [published erratum appears in West J Med 1995;162:278]. West J Med 1995;162:28-31.
14. Article with published erratum
Hamlin JA, Kahn AM. Herniography in symptomatic patients following inguinal hernia repair [published erratum appears in West J Med 1995;162:278]. West J Med 1995;162:28-31.

Books and Other Monographs
1. Personal author(s)
Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
2. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author
Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.
3. Organization as author and publisher
Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the future of the Medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992.
4. Chapter in a book
Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.
5. Conference proceedings
Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.


5. Conference paper
Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5
6. Scientific or technical report Issued by funding/sponsoring agency
Smith P, Golladay K. Payment for durable medical equipment billed during skilled nursing facility stays. Final report. Dallas (TX): Dept. of Health and Human Services (US), Office of Evaluation and Inspections; 1994 Oct. Report No.: HHSIGOEI69200860. Issued by performing agency: Field MJ, Tranquada RE, Feasley JC, editors. Health services research: work force and educational issues. Washington: National Academy Press; 1995. Contract No.: AHCPR282942008. Sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
7.  Dissertation
Kaplan SJ. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly's access and utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ.; 1995.
8. Patent
Larsen CE, Trip R, Johnson CR, inventors; Novoste Corporation, assignee. Methods for procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart. US patent 5,529,067. 1995 Jun 25.

Other Published Material
1. Newspaper article
Lee G. Hospitalizations tied to ozone pollution: study estimates 50,000 admissions annually. The Washington Post 1996 Jun 21;Sect. A:3 (col. 5).
2. Audiovisual material
HIV+/AIDS: the facts and the future [videocassette]. St. Louis (MO): Mosby-Year Book; 1995.
3. Legal material Public law
Preventive Health Amendments of 1993, Pub. L. No. 103-183, 107 Stat. 2226 (Dec. 14, 1993). Unenacted bill: Medical Records Confidentiality Act of 1995, S. 1360, 104th Cong., 1st Sess. (1995). Code of Federal Regulations: Informed Consent, 42 C.F.R. Sect. 441.257 (1995). Hearing: Increased Drug Abuse: the Impact on the Nation's Emergency Rooms: Hearings Before the Subcomm. on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations of the House Comm. on Government Operations, 103rd Cong., 1st Sess. (May 26, 1993).
4. Map
North Carolina. Tuberculosis rates per 100,000 population, 1990 [demographic map]. Raleigh: North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Div. of Epidemiology; 1991.
5. Book of the Bible
The Holy Bible. King James version. Grand Rapids (MI): Zondervan Publishing House; 1995. Ruth 3:1-18.
6. Dictionary and similar references
Stedman's medical dictionary. 26th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1995. Apraxia; p. 119-20.
7. Classical material
The Winter's Tale: act 5, scene 1, lines 13-16. The complete works of William Shakespeare. London: Rex; 1973.

Unpublished Material
1. In press
Leshner AI. Molecular mechanisms of cocaine addiction. N Engl J Med. In press 1996.


Electronic Material
1. Journal article in electronic format
Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 JanMar [cited 1996 Jun 5];1(1):[24 screens]. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm
2. Monograph in electronic format
CDI, clinical dermatology illustrated [monograph on CD-ROM]. Reeves JRT, Maibach H. CMEA Multimedia Group, producers. 2nd ed. Version 2.0. San Diego: CMEA; 1995.

Website:

National Cancer Institute. Fact sheet: targeted cancer therapies, 2012. Available at  http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/targeted#q1. Accessed 9 June 2012.


10. Tables
Each table should be given on a separate page, paginated as part of the paper. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and the number should be followed by a brief descriptive caption, occupying not more than two lines, at the head of the table (e.g. Table 1: Effect of drug on blood pressure). Tables should normally be self-explanatory, with necessary descriptions provided underneath the table. Each column should have a heading and the units of measurement should be given in parentheses in the heading. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

11. Figures and Legends

Authors are encouraged to use color to enhance the impact and clarity of figures. There is no charge for using color in International Journal of Wellness. For figures supplied in parts, please use A, B, C, etc. to label the panels or parts of the figure. For the best quality final product, it is highly recommended that you submit all of your artwork or photographs, line drawings, etc. - in an electronic format. Computer prepared images must be at a minimum of 300 dpi at the final publication size. Lower resolution will result in pixilation and poor quality images. These should be submitted as JPEG or TIFF.

Figure legends should be typed on a separate page of the main manuscript document. Legends should explain the figures in sufficient detail that, whenever possible, they can be understood without reference to the text. Legends, captions and labels should be consistent with terminology or nomenclature used in the text.

Review articles, Case reports, Commentaries and Correspondence
The same patterns as described for Original research papers, with respect to text style, figures, tables and references, apply also to other publication types. A summary (up to 250 words) is required for Reviews, although the subject headings stipulated for Original research paper summaries do not apply.
Publication Charges
International Journal of Wellness (IJW) doesn't charge article submission and processing fee from the authors. IJW charges a publication fee of Rs. 3000 for Indian authors and $70 for Non-Indian authors. Individual publication fee waiver requests are considered on the grounds of hardship on a case-by-case basis. Publication fee has to be paid only if your article gets accepted for publishing. There are no colour figure charges.

How to pay publication charges
Authors will receive information about payment of publication fees at the time of acceptance of article. Publication fee has to be paid only if your article gets accepted for publishing. Below are the options for payment of publication charges:

  • Payment by credit card, debit card or net banking
  • Payment by your net banking a/c (NEFT) to the account given in acceptance letter

Fast track publication
Fast track publication service is provided to shorten the time to decision and publication. Authors if they wish can have their article published within 2 weeks of manuscript submission (Conditional to acceptance and author does prompt corrections).
If you wish to use fast track publication service, please submit your manuscript and write to editor with manuscript ID at editor@ijw.co.in or editorijw@gmail.com. call the editorial office: +91-9415132492.

Copyright transfer form
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities - tacitly or explicitly - at the institution where the work has been carried out. The Journal or the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the IJW. If we are not publishing the paper, it releases its rights therein at the time the manuscript is rejected following the editorial/peer review or retracted by the authors. The corresponding author and all co-authors, signs a copyright transfer form at the time of submission of the manuscript. Copyright form can be downloaded from here
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You have to upload four files (i.e. Manuscript file, Cover letter, Copyright and Author declaration for conflict of interest form) for online manuscript submission.
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Manuscript file (Main Article file in doc or docx file, Sample file for Research Article here)
Cover letter (in doc or docx file)
Copyright form (in doc, docx, pdf or jpg file)
Author Declaration for Conflict of Interest form (in doc, docx, pdf or jpg file)