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Aims and Scope:
 
The Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University (JKIMSU), (ISSN 2231-4261) is peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly  (January to March, April to June, July to September and October to December) in two formats; printed and online (epub- ahead of print). The main aims of this journal are to publish novel and interesting observations and advance scientific knowledge in all the branches of medicine and allied sciences. The JKIMSU provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of peer-reviewed review articles, original articles, case reports, short communication, letters to the editor and book reviews in the field of all branches of medical sciences. The advisory board and editorial board of JKIMSU include well known eminent scientists from India and abroad in all the branches of medicine to produce a high quality scientific journal an impact on researchers and practitioners.
The most of the articles accepted for publication will be based on the work carried out as part of a research projects or postgraduate/ doctoral programme.
Contributions are expected to be of a high standard, not only in respect of subject matter and its treatment, but also in the quality of writing. Particular attention to be given in clarity and conciseness of expression.
Submission of a manuscript accompanies certification on the part of the author(s) that the article submitted has not been published, nor is being considered for publication in any other similar journal. Contributions may, however, be considered based on prior conference presentation.
All contributions that are considered by the editors to be within the aim and scope of the journal are subjected to peer review by at least two reviewers. Decision of publication is made by the editorial board as per the direction of the reviewers and the responses to the queries of reviewers from the author(s).
The journal is owned and managed by the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad (Maharashtra) India.
The scientific information published in the journal is the views of the contributors and not of the Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University or the editorial board. The JKIMSU or editorial board cannot be held responsible for any wrong scientific information published in the journal. Duplication or reduplication of earlier published in any journal will not be entertained by the JKIMSU. Editorial board having the right to determine the style and if necessary, edit and shorten any material accepted for publication. Every effort will be made to notify authors promptly of editorial decisions.“Declaration of authorship” duly signed by all authors and letter to the editor in chief must be accompanied while submissions of manuscript and “copyright transfer form” once again duly signed by all authors if the manuscript is accepted for publication. Articles accepted would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, which has to be returned within three days. Correction received after that period may not be included. Electronic submission by e-mail is preferred or one copy of manuscript, one set of quality glossy prints or CD should be submitted to the Editor in Chief of JKIMSU.
Authorship Criteria:

Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions

  1. Conception and design 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 published.
Conditions 1, 2, and 3 must be met. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and writing the manuscript. Once submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors.

For a study from in a single institute the number of contributors should not exceed six. For a case-report, brief communication, letter to the editor and review article the number of contributors should not exceed four. A justification should be included, if the number of contributors exceeds these limits.

Only those who have done substantial work in a particular field can write a review article. A short summary of the work done by the contributor(s) in the field of review should accompany the manuscript. The journal expects the contributors to give post-publication updates on the subject of review. The update should be brief, covering the advances in the field after the publication of article and should be sent as a letter to editor, as and when major development occurs in the field.
Contribution Details:
Contributors should provide a description of what each of them contributed towards the manuscript. Description should be divided in following categories, as applicable: concepts, design, definition of intellectual content, literature search, clinical studies, experimental studies, data acquisition, data analysis, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing and manuscript review. Authors' contributions will be printed on the first page of the article. One or more author should take responsibility of the integrity of the work as a whole from inception to published article and should be designated as 'guarantor'.
Conflicts of Interest:
All authors of submitting articles to the journal must disclose any conflict of interest they may have with an institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented. Authors should also disclose conflict of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in their manuscript. The Editor will discuss with the authors on an individual basis the method by which any conflicts of interest will be communicated to the readers.

Copies of any permission(s):

To reproduce published material, and to use illustrations or report information about identifiable people a copy of the permission obtained must accompany the manuscript. Copies of any and all published articles or other manuscripts in preparation or submitted elsewhere that are related to the manuscript must also accompany the manuscript. These copies should be sent to Dr. A. K. Pratinidhi Editor in Chief, Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University.
Tel. 02164- 242195,  Fax: 02164- 242195,
E-mail: editorinchief@jkimsu.com
Types of Manuscripts and Limits:
  • Original articles: Randomized controlled trials, intervention studied, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analyses, case-control series, and surveys with high response rate. Up to 3000 words excluding about 30 references and abstract
  • Review articles (including for Ethics forum, Education forum, E-Medicine, etc.): Systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources. Up to 4000 words excluding about 90 references and abstract. For review articles, include the method (literature search) in abstract as well as in the introduction section. Usually review articles are invited by the Editor-in-chief from people of eminence with vast personal experience in the field.
  • Case reports: new/interesting/very rare cases can be reported. Cases with clinical significance or implications will be given priority. However, mere reporting of a rare case is not encouraged and may not be considered. Up to 1000 words excluding references and abstract and up to 10 references.
  • Brief communication: Study with clinical interest or unusual presentation of a disease can be sent. Up to 1500 words and 15 references.
  • Announcements of conferences, meetings, courses, and other items likely to be of interest to the readers should be submitted with the name and address of the person from whom additional information can be obtained.
  • Editorial, Guest Editorial, Review article, Commentary, Expert’s Comments and Symposia articles are solicited by the editorial board.

Important Points for Manuscript Preparation

Heading Important Points
Title Page

Type of manuscript (e.g. Original article, Case Report).
- The title of the article, which should be concise, but informative.
 Authors full names (First name, middle initial(s) and surname)
- Affiliations (the name of department(if any), institution, city and state or country where the work was done), indicating which authors are associated with which affiliation
- Detail corresponding author address (Showing telephone & fax number and E-mail address)

Abstracts &
key words

Summary of manuscript not more than 200 words and have a structured form i.e. reflect structure of an article i.e. Aim of the study, material and methods, results and conclusion.
- A one page abstract for original paper & ½ page for case study is recommended.
- The abstract should not be structured for a brief report, review article, brief communication and research methodology. Do not include references in abstract.
- Key words should not repeat in the title of manuscript. Ideally, authors should use key words selected from the MeSH catalogue & minimum 3 key words should be given below the abstract.

Introduction

Mention the reason for the study, the nature of the problem, and its relation to previous work, quoting the order in which they are cited.
- Results and conclusions of the study should not be mentioned.

Material & Methods

Should contain sources of special chemical kits, animals, case material and all the actual methods employed briefly with references. 
- In study design the place of study, duration, inclusive and exclusion criteria should be given.
- Informed consent form should be obtained from all study group subjects.
- Ethical clearance of the study should be obtained from institutional ethical committee.
- Statistical methods used in the study should be mentioned in details.
- All the investigations involving human or animal research must confirm with Helsinki Recommendations

Results

- Results should be presented in   logical sequence using appropriate tables and figures without duplication.
- Data should be presented in SI units except BP, which should be expressed in mmHg.
- Tables and figures should be given at the end of manuscript.

Discussion - Distinguish clearly new information from previous findings & speculation from facts. Problems arising out of the study may be identified & relevant hypothesis may be generated. Indicate the conclusion that may be drawn and place them in the context of critical appraisal of previous work.
- Interpretation of results should not be unnecessarily long & rambling. It should be pertinent to the data presented.
- Results or review of the literature should not be repeated.
Acknowledgement - Contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair;
- Acknowledgments of technical help.
- Acknowledgments of financial and material support, which should specify the nature of the support.
References - It should be presented in consecutive order( As they are cited in the text) i.e. Vancouver standard
- First six authors should be presented.
- Journal title abbreviation should be in Medline standard.
- Full title of the cited reference must be included.
- Citation in the text should be marked by Arabian numbers in brackets.
- Each citation item should be placed in a separate paragraph

- (1) Standard Journal Article

Savory J. Wills MR. Trace metals: essential nutrients or toxin. Clin Chem 1992;38;1565-73
-(2) Book and Monographs
Kahn CR, Weir GC, editors. Joslin’s diabetes mellitus, 13ed, Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger 1994:1068pp.
-(3) Chapter in Book  
Schmidt H. Testing results. In: Hutzinger O (ed) Handbook of environmental chemistry, vol 2E. Spinger, Berlin Heidelberg New York.1989: p111.
Tables &
Figures
- Tables should have brief titles and without vertical lines.
- Statistical significance to be given as foot note to the tables and its level should be marked as star in table or given in separate column as a part of the table.
- Only standard symbols should be used for figures and legends should be given wherever necessary.
- Each table and figure should be given on separate page and numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.)
Cases - The case should be one that is highly unusual, very unique, underreported in the literature.
- The case report must present as a challenging diagnostic and therapeutic problem.
- The case report must have significant educational value including the ability to perhaps change a clinician's traditional method of handling such a case.
- The case report's interest to the reader should be significant.Preparation of Case Reports
- Follow the standard format for the article (Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Case History, Discussion and References
Short communication - Approximately of 2000 words including an abstract of 100 words.
- Three tables and/or figures may be considered.
- References should not more than 10. - No key words are required.
Letters to the Editor - Objective and constructive criticism of any article published in JKIMSU.
- Includes any scientific or medical interest for the readers.
- Length should not > than 1500  words
- Two tables and/or figures may   be provided.
- References should not > than 10 - No key words.

Sending a revised manuscript:

While submitting a revised manuscript, contributors are requested to include, the ‘referees’ remarks along with point to point clarification at the beginning in the revised file itself. In addition, mark the changes as underlined or colored text in the article. A photocopy of the first page of all the cited references (articles and books) can be asked by the journal to verify the references.

Reprints

The JKIMSU provides the printed complimentary copy to first author of the manuscripts. Authors can download their manuscript from this website www.jkimsu.com
Copyrights

The JKIMSU makes all open access articles freely available on this website www.jkimsu.com from the date of publication.
Open access articles can be identified by the Creative Commons copyright statement that appears at the end of the article and takes the following form:
“This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0.”
or
“This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt and build upon this work, for commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.”

Article Processing Charges (APC)
The Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University is peer reviewed, open access journal and there are no article processing charges and article submission charges.
The manuscript and all editorial correspondence should be send to following address:

Dr. Arun R. Risbud
Editor in Chief -JKIMSU
Director of Research
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University,
Karad, Dist. Satara (Maharashtra) India-415 539
Tel.(02164)242195, Fax:.(02164)242195, 
E-mail: editorinchief@jkimsu.com

OR
Dr. Arun J. Patil
Executive Editor-JKIMSU
Deputy Director of Research
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University,
Karad, Dist. Satara (Maharashtra) India-415 539
Tel. 02164- 242195,  Fax: 02164- 242195,
E-mail:executiveeditor@jkimsu.com