Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shamsul Azhar Shah (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
The requirements for articles submitted to the International Journal of Public Health Research (IJPHR) :
- Original papers that has never been published previously.
- Submitted exclusively to the International Journal of Public Health Research (IJPHR).
- All papers submitted must obtained approval from the Ethical Committee when applicable.
- All papers involving human subjects must obtain signed informed consent from subjects.
- The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit all articles in aspects of style, format, and clarity. Authors may be required to revise their manuscripts for reasons of style and content. Manuscripts with excessive errors in style and typography may be returned to authors for retyping. - Subjected to peer and editorial review.
Types of articles :
- Full length public health research, basic medical research and clinical research.
- Brief communications and preliminary reports.
- Case reports.
- Review articles (by invitation only).
Following acceptance :
- The publisher reserves copyright of all published materials.
- Materials may not be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher.
- Statements in articles are the responsibility of the authors.
- Articles will be published in UK English language.
- Articles must be submitted fully in the following structural order :
:: Title page and authorship.
:: Abstract and keywords.
:: Tables and Figures.
Title page and authorship
Title page should contain an appropriate title not exceeding 80 characters or 10–15 words yet sufficiently descriptive and informative, a short running title of 3–4 words, Author(s) full name(s), address of the Institute(s)/Organisation(s)corresponding author address with phone, e-mail and fax number.
Abstract and keywords
- Prepared in English and Malay language. For those authors from non-Malay speaking countries, the abstract will be translated by the editors.
- Maximum 250 words for original full length research paper.
- Maximum 100 words for case reports and brief communications.
- Should contain the introduction, methodology, results, conclusion and keywords. Keywords are limited to 3-5.words.
Should be under appropriate headings, structured as Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion as per Vancouver style. Full length public health research, basic medical research and clinical research not more than 5000 words. Manuscript should be typed using MS Words 2007 or latest, double spacing, Times New Roman, font 12. All pages should be numbered consecutively starting with title page. Brief communications and preliminary reports not more than 2000 words.
Tables and figures
All tables must be generated using the Table function in Word. All tables and graphic figures must be placed at the appropriate locations in the paper. In general no more than 5 tables and/or 5 figures should be included in a paper. Exceptions require approval by the IJPHR editors.
Should be made only to scientific, financial and technical assistance and not for routine departmental and typing/secretarial assistance. This section should be typed on a separate sheet.
Should be presented as per the order cited in the text. Providing correct and complete references is the sole responsibility of the author(s). Only published references or papers in the press (accepted for publication) should be given. References should be given in numbers as superscripts in the text. As far as possible mentioning name(s) of author(s) under references should be avoided in the text. Citations of unpublished work and personal communication should be cited in the text only. References should follow Vancouver style. The references should be restricted to a maximum of 30.
Cover letter should include the name of all authors, affiliation and signatures.
IJPHR is inviting papers for the upcoming issue of the journal. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the email to the editor at email@example.com. Authors are advised to follow the Instruction for Authors in preparing the manuscript before submission.
Review and Publication Process
Once the Editors determine that the manuscript is appropriate for the journal :
1. The manuscript is sent through a double-blind peer review by two reviewers selected by the Editors.
2. Names of reviewers will not be released to authors, nor will reviewers know the identities of authors whose work they review. The reviews occur in a timely manner by members of the IJPHR peer review panel, using specific review criteria developed by the IJPHR Editorial Board.
3. Review panel recommendations include acceptance of the manuscript without revision, accepted subject to change / subject to resubmission with significant changes, or rejection of the manuscript.
4. For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.
5. Final publication decisions will be made by the Editor in Chief, taking into account the recommendations of the reviewers.
6. Authors will be notified of the Editors’ publication decisions and will be provided copies of the reviewers' comments.
7. Once an article has been accepted for publication, authors will be expected to submit a revised version of the article, including any recommended changes, in a timely manner. The review process takes maximum one month.
Copyright for articles published in IJPHR are retained by the authors. The publisher has permission to edit, print, and distribute the article commercially, but the author(s) retain the other rights themselves. The publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.