The manuscripts should be concise and arranged as follows:
- SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL
Indian Journal of Physiology and Allied Sciences (IJPAS) is the official organ of THE PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA (https://physiologicalsocietyofindia.org/).
The Journal started its journey in 1947 and is believed to be the second medical journal published in India. The journal publishes original research articles and communications concerned with basic and clinical research in Physiology and allied biological sciences. Publications in the journal follow the guidelines recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). It is a print journal having contents available online with open access. The submission and tracking of manuscripts are also available online.
The journal encourages submission of manuscripts describing innovations in teaching methodology or research methodology, negative observations, hypotheses, theoretical research, comments on teaching or research or health policies, protocols, etc., apart from regular research articles.
- EDITORIAL PROCESS
All manuscripts submitted to the Indian Journal of Physiology and Allied Sciences (IJPAS), after initial screening, if found to be suitable for processing, will undergo peer review. The manuscript will be sent to two reviewers. A double-blind peer review process will be followed by IJPAS. Authors need to certify in the covering letter that their manuscript has not been submitted to any other journal simultaneously. After the peer review process, manuscripts considered suitable for publication will be edited before publication.
The entire publication process, including submission of the manuscript, peer review, communication of final decision and sending proofs, will be done through the online system.
- TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS
All the manuscripts are processed with good faith that the manuscript is not under consideration for publication by any other journal(s), and authors observed good scientific practice during the process of origin of the manuscript. The following types of manuscripts are considered for publication in the IJPAS. A word limit (excluding Abstract and References) has been suggested for each type of manuscript.
- Editorial / Perspectives / Opinions
These are primarily written by senior scientists and mostly solicited. This type of article will be generally written by a single author (maximum two). There is no need of an Abstract. These should be about 1000-1500 words and may or may not contain references.
- Research Article
These are original research articles describing observations that are likely to be significant for the scientific community and the public, at large. The approximate length of the article should be 2500-3500 words.
- Solicited Review Article
Narrative reviews written by experts in a particular research area may be submitted by invitation only. The article could be 5000-6000 words (excluding Abstract and References) with not more than 50 references and an unstructured Abstract of about 250-300 words. Tables and figures could be included as per requirement. Copyright permission should be obtained from the copyright holder in advance if a published table/figure is reproduced in part or whole.
- Systematic Review / Meta-analysis
The articles under this section should be critical appraisals of different studies on important topics of interest within the scope of the journal. These would be thoroughly researched articles giving comprehensive and balanced perspectives on the topic. There should be a structured Abstract. Systematic reviews/meta-analyses should be about 5000 words in length, accompanied by tables/figures/flowcharts as necessary.
- Case study / Case series
Rare and educative cases may be presented under this section. The author(s) should have examined and treated the patient(s). A concise write up without reference or running title, of around 1000 words, may be submitted, containing details of the place (department/institute) and period (month/year) of patient presentation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up (along with the duration of follow-up). Authors need to submit a patient consent form before publication. If the patient is a child, the form may be signed by a family member or a close relative. Clear, high-resolution photos should be submitted. These should not be more than 4 and should be in JPEG/TIFF format.
- Oration Article
Awardees of different Oration Lectures of The Physiological Society of India are invited to submit an article to be published in IJPAS as Oration Article. The article should be single-authored with an unstructured Abstract and of around 4000 words describing the contribution of the awardee towards the significant outcome that led him/her to be conferred the Oration Award. Copyright permission should be obtained from the copyright holder in advance if a published table/figure is reproduced in part or whole. The contributions of the collaborators and collaborating institutes or earlier affiliations should be mentioned in the Acknowledgment section. These articles are submitted within a month of the announcement of the Oration Award results of the year and generally published as separate Oration Lecture Issue in the next year.
- Short Communication
These should be research papers that are shorter in length than an Original Research Article and the observation(s) and outcome(s) justify quick publication. These will be preliminary reports on a research topic and should be about 2000 words in length. They should contain a structured Abstract with a combined Results and Discussion section.
- Letter to Editor (500 words)
Anyone can communicate to the Executive Editor, drawing attention to scientifically important information related to the contents published in the IJPAS or any other important issue. If the author of the letter wants to get it published in the IJPAS, it should be categorically mentioned and the content should be supported by no more than 5 references.
- SUBMISSION FILES
- (i). Authors detail (Separate file in .docx)
- Main manuscript (.docx; Identity revealing portions must be masked as XXXXX and consisting of – Title, Abstract, Keywords, Running title, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion and References, with indications of tables and figures at the proper place(s) in the text.)
- Plagiarism report (<10% similarity index for Abstract, Introduction and Discussion).
- Tables (Numbered in Arabic without any sub-numbering)
- (v). Figures (JPG with 300 dpi resolution, Graphs should be in contrast colors so that meaning is not lost even if printed in black and white)
- Figure legends (.docx)
- Supplement data (large figures, large tables, movies, etc.)
Manuscript type: CHOOSE FROM THE LIST PROVIDED
Title: To be written in sentence case
Authors: (All authors should fulfil the authorship criteria of ICMJE)
Given-name Surname1, Given-name Surname2,…, Given-name SurnameX*
1Department/Division, Institute, Address.
2Department/Division, Institute, Address.
XDepartment/Division, Institute, Address.
* Corresponding Author.
Author name 1: ORCID ID1
Author name 2: ORCID ID2
Author name 3: ORCID ID3
Author name 4: ORCID ID4
Author name X: ORCID IDX
Times New Roman, Font size 12, Justified
References cited as superscript Arabic numerical (numbered as per sequence of appearance in the text).
Subheadings should be numbered as –
Manuscript type: To be chosen from the list.
To be written in Sentence case, Times New Roman, Font size 14, Justified, Bold
The manuscript should be presented under the following headings -
The Abstract should be brief and indicate the scope and significant results of the paper. It should highlight the hypothesis, principal findings and conclusions so that it can be used by abstracting services without modification. It should be around 200 words and structured as Background, Hypothesis, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion without any paragraph break.
Keywords: Minimum five words. Preferably from the MeSH List of MeSH
Running title: Maximum 50 characters including spaces
General background of the study should be presented here. Concise review of published literature to establish the need of the study and how it should help to bridge the knowledge gap, if found any. Overall, it should clearly express the background with a clear hypothesis /objective of the study.
- MATERIALS & METHODS:
Details about the subjects, animals, materials, software, etc., used in the research activity presented in the current manuscript should be listed with subheadings as required and as applicable.
Ethical considerations suitable for the reported study should be clearly mentioned with sample size, study calendar, study registration, etc., as applicable. Permission from the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC)/Institutional Review Board (IRB) is mandatory for all studies on human subjects, as per the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). Studies involving animals should strictly adhere to the Committee for the Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CCSEA) Guidelines in India and similar suitable bodies outside India.
Adequate information should be provided on the care and use of laboratory animals, source of animals, strain, age, sex, housing, nutrition, etc. Drugs and chemicals used should be precisely identified, including generic name(s), dosage(s), and route(s) of administration. The study design should be described in detail.
Study design: This should be stated at the end of the Materials and Methods section. The study design could be observational, cross-sectional, longitudinal etc., which are generally applicable to human studies. Baseline data should be presented wherever necessary. Inclusion/exclusion criteria should be clearly stated. Sample size calculation, along with the formula should be presented.
Methods used in the study should be described in such detail that it could be understood and used by the readers. Well-established methods can be truncated with suitable references.
Statistical procedures should be mentioned (merely mentioning the software is not sufficient).
Description of obtained results should be presented in the text with sufficient support of tabulated data and graphical presentation of data. Duplication of data should not be there in more than one form (text, table, graph).
If any table is likely to be exceeding one printed page, the data should be kept as supplementary data (available online only), and a truncated table can be added in the print form, if required.
Citation index for the tables, graphs, figures, photographs, etc. should be provided (Box with the table / graph / figure number must be shown in the text where the specific object is to be placed).
Obtained results should be discussed in light of already reported relevant results. Repetition of results should be avoided as much as possible.
The last paragraph of the Discussion should be dedicated to the summary and conclusion.
All contributions related to the reported study that do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in the acknowledgments. All support, including financial, should also be mentioned here.
- CONFLICT OF INTEREST:
Any type of conflict of interest should be declared here. If there is nothing to declare here, please mention ‘Nil’.
All references should be listed with numbers as cited in the text. Style of references will be as per Vancouver style –
- Single author (Nayak P.)
- Two – six authors (Nayak PA, Nayak PB, Nayak PC, Nayak PD, Nayak PE, Nayak PF)
- More than six authors (Nayak PA, Nayak PB, Nayak PC, Nayak PD, Nayak PE, Nayak PF et al.)
- Book chapter
With ISBN – 1. Author list. Chapter title. In: Book name [Editor list, Eds], 2nd ed. Publisher; Place; Year. p.252-4. ISBN.
Without ISBN – 1. Author list. Chapter title. In: Book name [Editor list, Eds], 2nd ed. Publisher; Place; Year. p.252-4. Available at https://xxx.xxxx.xxx/xxxx.xxx/xx (Accessed on 27.03.2023).
- Journal article
With DOI – 1. Nayak P. Effect of ………….exposure. Indian J Physiol Allied Sci. 2023;75(1):19-22. DOI: 10.55184/ijpas.v75i01.xx.
Without DOI – 1. Nayak P. Effect of ………….exposure. Indian J Physiol Allied Sci. 2023;75(1):19-22. PMID 12XX34XX.
Or 1. Nayak P. Effect of ………….exposure. Indian J Physiol Allied Sci. 2023;75(1):19-22. Available at https://ijpas.org/index.php/ijpas/ article/view/xx (Accessed on 27.03.2023).
Any communication: firstname.lastname@example.org