Monday, 24 July 2017

Instructions for authors

Instructions to Authors

"Interscientific Health Care Journal" invites papers on original research spanning clinical, laboratory and experimental healthcare subjects. All papers should include only new data which have not been published elsewhere.
All papers should be submitted on the World Wide Web at http://www.inhealthcare.gr. Authors will need their entire manuscript in electronic format. Full instructions, a user ID and password are available at the site. Microsoft Word, PDF, PowerPoint and Excel files are compatible with our system. Other recommended files types are JPG, GIF and JPEG. Users may have difficulties viewing other file types. Where possible, files should be combined and artwork embedded in the main manuscript file to aid users in downloading and viewing papers.

Technical support for submission can be obtained from Dr. Ageliki Gerovassili email: info@inhealthcare.gr

Any other communication should be addressed via correspondence at the:
Interscientific Health Care Journal Office,
Nursing School, TEI Larisas,
Larisa 41100, Greece,

Alternatively you can contact:
2410684260 (Styliani Kotrotsiou)
2410684345 (Theodosis Paralikas)

Authors
An "author" is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study, and biomedical authorship continues to have important academic, social, and financial implications Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section.

Peer-Review Process
The peer-review process is an essential part of the publication process, which improves the manuscripts our journals publish. Not only does peer review provide an independent assessment of the importance and technical accuracy of the results described, but the feedback from referees conveyed to authors with the editors' advice frequently results in manuscripts being refined so that their structure and logic is more readily apparent to readers.
The editor selects the reviewers for their independence, the possibility to evaluate efficiently the technical aspects of manuscript, if they have recently evaluated relative manuscripts, and if they can revise manuscripts in the short time asked.
The journal follows a double-blind peer review process. All articles are reviewed by two independent reviewers chosen by the Editorial Board that are unaware or the identity of the authors and the authors are unaware of the identity of the reviewers. Reviewers evaluate an article based on its novelty, accuracy of results, and importance of its content and results to other healthcare professionals. They send their commends to the Editor and the authors separately according to the reviewers guides given on our site.

Conflict of Interest
All authors are expected to disclose any commercial affiliations as well as consultancies, stock or equity interests and patent-licensing arrangements that could be considered to pose a conflict of interest regarding the submitted article. Specifics of such disclosures will remain confidential. If appropriate, general statements in the acknowledgements regarding such disclosures may be recommended by the editors. In any case all the authors should make a statement about the existence or not of conflicts of interest concerning the submitted article and send it in the magazine along with their article. All funding sources supporting the work, and institutional or corporate affiliations of the authors, should be acknowledged on the title page.
The "Interscientific Health Care Journal" will dispose of all hardcopy or electronic material submitted two issues after publication.

Ethical policy and guidelines
"Interscientific Health Care Journal" encourages its contributors and reviewers to adopt the standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. The "Interscientific Health Care Journal" will not consider papers that have been accepted for publication or published elsewhere. Copies of existing manuscripts with potentially overlapping or duplicative material should be submitted together with the manuscript, so that the Editors can judge suitability for publication. The Editors reserve the right to reject a paper on ethical grounds.

For investigations involving human subjects, the consent of patients and approval of the protocol by an ethical committee should be confirmed. When reporting research on human subjects, the work must comply with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki (1964) (British Medical Journal, 1964, ii, 177). Authors should indicate that ethical approval of the study was granted, and, where appropriate, that informed consent was given. Experiments using human tissue must be shown to comply with national and local ethical guidelines. Experiments using animal models must also be shown to comply with national guidelines and legislation.

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication.

Original textual matter quoted from other authors must have formal citation and be appropriately attributed and referenced. Any statements that might be construed as defamatory must be avoided.

Copyright
Authors of all accepted manuscripts are required to license copyright in their paper to The "Interscientific Health Care Journal". Copyright licensing is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a Copyright Transfer Agreement has been completed.
The "Interscientific Health Care Journal" offers readers the opportunity to have all manuscripts open access (i.e. free for all to view and download) Upon online publication, the article (PDF version) will be available to all for viewing and download free of charge.

Research papers
The majority of papers published in the Journal report original research which offer significant insight into scientific and clinical subjects of healthcare. All papers are subject to review and authors are urged to be brief; long papers with many tables and figures may require shortening if they are to be accepted for publication. Research papers could include important observations, methods papers, therapeutic advances, and any significant scientific or clinical observations which are best published in this format. Submission of case reports is will be considered if the report includes novel scientific material or is of especial clinical interest. Authors will receive proofs.

Reviews
These are normally invited contributions but suitable papers may be submitted to the Editor for consideration for this purpose. Previous issues of the Journal should be consulted for style of contribution and length.

Letters to the Editor
Correspondence which relates to papers which have recently appeared in the Journal may be published. The Editor reserves the right to invite response from the original authors for publication alongside. In addition, letters dealing with more general scientific matters of interest to healthcare professionals will be considered. Letters should be as short as possible (but no more than 1000 words of text, two figures or tables or one of each, and up to 10 references).
Correspondence to the journal is accepted on the understanding that the contributing author licenses the publisher to publish the letter as part of the journal or separately from it, in the exercise of any subsidiary rights relating to the journal and its contents.

Announcements
Information about scientific meetings that are likely to be of general interest to readers of the Journal may be published at the discretion of the Editor. These should be sent to the Editor as early as possible prior to the event. Text should be as concise as possible, with a maximum of 150 words.

Preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be formatted with wide margins and bear the title of the paper with the name and address of the author(s), together with the name of the hospital, laboratory or institution where the work has been carried out. Authorship should be restricted to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the study. The name, full postal address and e-mail address of the author to whom readers should address correspondence and reprint requests should be given on the first page; this will appear as a footnote in the journal and the publishers will send proofs to this author at the given address unless contrary instructions are written on the manuscript. Correspondence during the peer-review process will be with the author indicated during submission.

A running short title of not more than 60 characters and spaces should be included.

An informative summary of not more than 300 words must be included at the beginning of the paper and supplied when prompted during the online submission process.

Papers should normally be divided into:

Title
Abstract
Introduction
Methods (And/Or Materials)
Results
Discussion
Acknowledgements
References

SI units should be used throughout. DNA, gene, protein, and DNA restriction and modification enzyme nomenclature should be standardized as follows:

1) Genes and alleles should be italicized capitals;
2) Proteins should be small case, not italicized;
3) When distinguishing between mRNA, genomic DNA and cDNA, the relevant term should be given after the gene symbol, e.g. BCL2 cDNA;
4) D numbers should be as described in the Guidelines for Human Gene Nomenclature (Wain et al, 2002, Genomics, 79, 464-470; http://www.gene.ucl.ac.uk/nomenclature/guidelines.html)
5) Nomenclature for DNA restriction and modification enzymes and their genes should follow Roberts et al (2003, Nucleic Acids Research, 31, 1805-1812; http://nar.oupjournal.org/cgi/content/full/31/7/1805).
The Editor reserves the right to make textual changes.
On acceptance, high quality versions of figures should be provided.

Keywords
Five keywords must be supplied after the abstract.

Headings
Headings are written in capitals, capital italics. If necessary, small letters may be used for subsidiary main headings. For examples see articles in a recent issue of the Journal.

Illustrations
Illustrations should be referred to in text as, e.g., Figure 1, 2... using Arabic numbers. Individual figure files should bear a reference number corresponding to a similar number in the text. Where there is doubt as to the orientation of an illustration the top should be marked with an arrow. Photographs should not be retouched.
Diagrams should be provided on separate sheets. Lines should be of sufficient thickness to stand reduction. Each illustration should be accompanied by a legend clearly describing it. The first 100 characters of any legend should inform the reader of key aspects of the figure.

Electronic artwork
We would like to receive the artwork accompanying accepted manuscripts in electronic form. Please save vector graphics (e.g. line artwork) in encapsulated Postscript format (EPS), and bitmap files (e.g. half-tones) in tagged image file format (TIFF).

Tables
Tables should be as few as possible and should include only essential data; they should be printed on separate sheets and should be referred to in text as e.g. Table 1, 2... using Arabic numerals.

References
We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.


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