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Author Guidelines

Journal of Pediatric Sciences (ISSN: 1309-1247) is a peer review, open access, online journal. JPS publishes original article, review articles, case reports, letters, book reviews and conference reports. The preferred mechanism of submission of manuscripts is via by e-mail or online submission system. Full instructions of submission tool are available at the above web address. It would be advised to email the Editor first as he/she may be able to assist with the (technical) submission problem.
There are no submission or page charges.
Authors must include a cover letter that contains the title, authors, a brief outline of the work's originality, desired section of publication, corresponding author's name, address, telephone and fax numbers (including country and city codes), and e-mail address. Cover letter should include the details of written declaration, signed by all authors, that the paper has not been submitted for consideration elsewhere.
All contributions are read by two or more referees to ensure both accuracy and relevance, and revisions to the script may thus be required. When a manuscript is returned for revision prior to final acceptance, the revised version must be submitted as soon as possible after the author's receipt of the referee's reports. Authors could be invited to provide the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of up to three potential reviewers. The submission of a paper will imply that, if accepted for publication, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the consent of the Publisher. Before publication, authors are requested to assign copyright to sanction reprints and photocopies, and to authorize the reprinting of complete issues or volumes according to demand.
Journal language is English. Spelling should follow the Oxford English Dictionary. Please double space all text and number every sheet of paper. Authors are responsible for ensuring that all manuscripts (whether original or revised) are accurately typed before final submission. Manuscripts will be returned to the authors with a set of instructions if they are not presented according to Instructions for the Authors. Authors should number all of the pages of the manuscript consecutively, beginning with the title page.
Title Page:
Paper title, author's name, affiliation, full postal address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. Affiliation and addresses of co-authors should be clearly indicated. The title should be short, specific and informative. Authors should include all information in the title that will make electronic retrieval of the article both sensitive and specific. Contact information for corresponding authors (name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address) should be clearly noted. Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these should be noted in the title page. Title page also includes a running head (no more than 40 characters).
A self-contained abstract of approximately 400 words for original article and reviews and 200 words for case reports (on a separate sheet) including the subtitles Background and Aims, Material and Methods or Case Report, Results (for original articles) and Conclusion section.
The text should usually follow the standard sequence of Introduction, Materials and Method, Results and Discussion. Authors should state clearly the specific purpose or research objective of, or hypothesis tested by, the study or observation. Provide only directly pertinent references, and do not include data or conclusions from the work being reported.
Material and Methods section should include only information that was available at the time the plan or protocol for the study was being written; all information obtained during the study belongs in the Results section. In methods section please describe your study design, inclusion and exclusion criteria, identify the methods, apparatus (give the manufacturer�s name and address in parentheses), and procedures in sufficient detail to allow others to reproduce the results. Identify precisely all drugs and chemicals used, including generic name(s), dose(s), and route(s) of administration. Authors should describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used.
In Results section; present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations, giving the main or most important findings first. Do not repeat all the data in the tables or illustrations in the text; emphasize or summarize only the most important observations. Use graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in graphs and tables.
In Discussion section, please emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat in detail data or other information given in the Introduction or the Results section. At the end of the Discussion section, please summarized your conclusion and further purpose.
Ensure that all figures and tables are mentioned in the text, and that all references are cited in number order. Note that trade names should have an initial capital letter. All measurements and data should be given in an internationally accepted unit. Abbreviations should be used consistently throughout the text, and must be clearly defined in full on first use. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, and given a suitable caption. All table columns should have an explanatory heading, and, where appropriate, units of measurements. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table, and should be referred to by superscript letters. Avoid the use of vertical rules. All graphs, photographs, diagrams and other drawings should be referred to as Figures, and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Figures should be either professionally drawn and photographed should be submitted as a format (for example, JPEG or GIF) that will produce high-quality images in the Web version of the journal.
In the text, references should be numbered consecutively within square brackets (e.g. [1]). If you cite a reference more than once in the text, use the same number each time. References in the reference list should accord with the system in Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals (N Engl J Med 1991; 34: 424-428). Please note that all authors should be listed when six or less; when seven or more list only the first six and add et al. Do not include references to personal communications, unpublished data or manuscripts in preparation or submitted for publication. Identify references in text, tables, and legends. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in the list of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE. Examples:
1- Hsu HE, Shutt KA, Moore MR, Beall BW, Bennett NM, Craig AS, et al. N Engl J Med. 2009; 360: 244-56.
2- Godlee F, Jefferson T. Peer Review in Health Sciences. London: BMJ Books; 1999
Ethics, new methods and ethically relevant aspects must be described in detail, bearing in mind the following:
I) Human Experiments
All work must be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). Papers describing experimental work on human subjects who carry a risk of harm must include (i) a statement that the experiment was conducted with the understanding and the consent of the human subject and (ii) a statement that the responsible Ethical Committee has approved the experiments.
II) Animal Experiments
Papers describing experiments on living animals should provide (i) a full description of any anaesthetic and surgical procedure used and (ii) Evidence that all possible steps were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage of the experiment. Papers describing experiments on isolated tissues must indicate precisely how the donor issues were obtained.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.


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ISSN: 1309-1247