Author Guidelines

Submission

The document needs to be prepared in English language. The manuscript needs to be documented, maintaining double-spacing between lines along with a large margin. All the pages of the document needs to be numbered in a sequence, including those containing figures, tabular columns, acknowledgements, references, etc. The documents containing the manuscript should be a single MS Word file. All figures and tables related to the manuscript need to be attached in the same word file. Submit your manuscript as an Email attachment to [email protected]

Terms of Submission

Submission of a manuscript to the Clinics in Surgery journal directly implies that all the authors have read and agreed to the journal’s guidelines. The content present in the manuscript after publication will be freely available to all the potential readers over the Internet for noncommercial use. The content provided by the authors in the manuscript should at no point of time breach the Copyrights or rights of third party. The manuscript submitted should not be published or submitted for consideration in any other journal.

Peer-Review Process

The journal follows double-blind peer-review process. This is done with the aim to minimize the possibility of a biased opinion when the reviewers know who the authors are and from where they come from, ensuring a responsible and ethical environment.

Article Types
Research Articles
Review Articles
Case Reports
Clinical Images
Short Communications
Special Issue Articles
Editorials
Commentary
Research article : The submitted research article should contain no more than 4500–5000 words. There is no defined limit on the number of pages, images, and tabular columns.
Review Articles: The word count for a review article is 4000–5000 words, with no limitation on the number of pages, tables, and images being used.
Case Reports: The maximum word count for a case report is 1200–1600 words. Having no limit on the number of pages, figures, and references.
Clinical Images: While submitting clinical images, a maximum of 2 images needs to be used along with a word limit of 150 words.
Short Communications: Should specify the research study in focus and specify the author’s opinion using a maximum of 1200–1300 words.
Special Issue Articles: A special issue publication is a group 10–15 articles on a specific theme, and a special issue article should contain a maximum of 4000–5000 words, with no limit on the number of references, pages, and images being used.
Editorials: A maximum of 1000–1500 words, with no specification on the number of pages, references, and images used.
All the manuscripts that are submitted to Remedy Open Access journal need to be submitted in the following format:
Cover letter
Abstract
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion
Conclusion
Acknowledgements
References

Cover letter

Along with the manuscript a mandatory cover letter needs to be submitted.
Declaration of any potential conflict of interest.
A consent confirming the approval by all the co-authors to submit the manuscript.
Confirmation that the content of the manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Consent confirming that the manuscript has not been published or is under consideration for publication with any other journal.
If the manuscript is being submitted as part of a special issue, then the special issue title needs to be mentioned in the cover letter along with the manuscript title.

Abstract

An abstract must have a short and precise title that describes the nature of the investigation. An abstract of 200–250 words needs to be prepared giving a brief outline of the work that has been carried out.

Title and Authorship Information

The following information should be included
Title of the paper
Author complete names
Complete mailing address of the institution
Email addresses

Introduction

A brief introduction to the topic needs to be given, specifying the highlights of the study.

Materials and Methods

By submitting your manuscript to the journal, you give your consent for the materials described in the manuscript, which would include the complete data that will be freely available to researchers and scientists who intend to use it for non-commercial purpose, without violating participant’s confidentiality.

Results and Discussion

In this section, the authors can bring out their key experimental results, including any statistical analysis and whether or not the results of their study are significant.

Acknowledgments

In this section, the author is free to mention the individuals or contributors who have directly or indirectly provided any technical assistance to the original work and would not be considered to meet the criteria for authorship. The authors must seek the consent of the individual or contributors, whom they would like to mention in this section as a matter of courtesy.

References

Vancouver System of referencing. A unique Arabic number is assigned to every citation mentioned in the manuscript. The numbers are assigned in a sequential order. The same reference numbered has to be mentioned when the citation is repeated. The numbering can be shown in brackets or as superscript without brackets.
Reference numbering: All the references that are being used are numbered in the order they are first mentioned. The reference numbers for tables and legends have to be used along with the parenthesis. In the event of reuse of the earlier reference, the same reference number needs to be used.

Format for references:

The authors’ surname must be followed by their initials, the abbreviation et al is used after the first six authors names; followed by the title of the paper; then the title of the journal (abbreviated according to the style in the indexing platform [www.roa.nih.org]), if the journal is not indexed, the full title of the journal needs to be mentioned; year in which it was published; volume number; first and last page numbers. Punctuations need to be carefully and correctly used.

Examples of references

For journal articles
Walkman LJ, Richards M. Anti Inflammatory drugs and their side effects people. A J Gas Surg. 2000; 35: 281-293.

Article with more than 6 authors:
Author 01, Author 02, Author 03, Author 04, Author 05, Author 06, et al. Anti inflammatory drugs and their side effects people. A J Gas Surg. 2000; 35: 281–293.
For books: Tiff AK, editor. Induced gene mutation as a result of hypertension: clinical study. Denver: Appleton-centinary-Crofts; 1818.

For References from chapters in books:

Richard MV, Stephenie A. Outbreak of H1N1 virus. In: Geoffrey M, editor. Spread of epidemics. 2nd ed. California: SJ Brooks; 2001. p. 134-137.

For electronic media:

Parker WJ, Gene expression under thermal stress. Genomical Online Journal. 2011 [cited 2011 Sep 27]. Available from: http://genomicgenes.cgen.org.
Tables: The tables that are being used in the manuscript need to be numbered accordingly. Table title needs to be stated for all the tables that are being used. A heading need to be mentioned for each column. Mention the reference source if the data is taken from another source. The content and explanation about the table need to be mentioned in the note below and not in the heading.
Personal communication: Refrain for the usage of any personal information. Avoid mentioning Email addresses and contact information, class notes, information from interviews, class handouts, since these cannot be retrieved by others. However, the name of the person and the date of communication can be mentioned in parentheses.
Web and Media: Information obtained over the Internet in due course of time may be deleted or changed, so it is always advisable to keep a hard copy of the information and a track of the source from where it has been extracted.

Preparation of Figures

TIFF (recommended for images)
JPEG (recommended for photographic images, less suitable for graphical images)
The resolution of the Image should be approximately 300 dpi (dots per inch)

Proofs

An Email along with the link directing to the proof in PDF format, which can be freely downloaded, would be sent to the corresponding author. Once the PDF is downloaded, the corrections need to be sent back to the concerned managing editor within 3 days. An Email notification needs to be sent if the article correction process would be delayed. Authors facing a challenge to make any corrections to the electronic copy may consider taking a printout and making the changes on the hard copy.

Article Processing Charges

Articles published across the Remedy Open Access journals are freely available for potential readers to view and download. The article processing fee for Clinics in Surgery is $1800, since Clinics in Surgery is a self-supporting journal which uses a business model that includes Article Processing Charges (APCs) to cover production costs incurred from administration for peer review publication, graphic conversion (PDF, XML, HTML), copy editing, hosting the journal online, archiving, indexing and covering journal production charges.

Copyrights

Submission guidelines

Submission of a manuscript to the Remedy Open Access journal directly implies that all the authors have read and agreed to the journal’s guidelines. The content present in the manuscript after publication will be freely available to all the potential readers over the Internet for non commercial use.
The content provided by the authors in the manuscript should at no point of time breach the Copyrights or rights of third party. The manuscript submitted should not be published or submitted for consideration in any other journal. Manuscripts with plagiarized content will not be considered for peer-review process.

Disclosure Policy

Disclosure statements of all the co-authors need to be sent at the time of submission. Manuscripts submitted without the disclosure statement will be considered incomplete and may not be considered to be reviewed.
At the external peer-review stage, the authors are required to send signed copies of the following statements:
Authors contribution.
A statement of Conflict of interest.
Written Acknowledgments — consent of cited content and individuals.
Personal communications — written consent of cited content and individuals.
In the event of usage of any copyrighted/protected material —A signed authorization from author and publisher.
A signed copy of the subject whose clinical images are presented for study.

REPRINTS

Reprints would be available 2 weeks after the publication of the article in the concerned journal. For information and price, contact by sending an Email to the editor at [email protected]