Annals of International Medical and Dental Research (AIMDR)

E-ISSN: 2395-2822 | P-ISSN: 2395-2814

Peer-reviewed International Journal of Advanced Research on Medical and Dental Sciences

Open Access Journal

Annals of International Medical and Dental Research (AIMDR) is indexed in Index Medicus (IMSEAR), Global Index Medicus, Index Copernicus and Google Scholar

Guideline for Authors

Annals of International Medical and Dental Research (AIMDR) is an open-access journal that is published six times in a year. The specializations covered by AIMDR include all medical and clinical dentistry. Annals of International Medical and Dental Research (AIMDR) concentrates on medical and dental specialties including, General Medicine, Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Community Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Immuno Haematology & Blood Transfusion, Infectious Disease, Intensive Care, Medical Genetics, Medicine, Microbiology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalamology, Orthopaedics, Oto-rhino-laryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Medicine &, Rehabilitation, Physiology, Psychiatry, Public Health, Pulmonary Medicine, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Skin &Veneral Disease, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Transfusion Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Conservative & Aesthetic Dentistry, Dental Anatomy, Dental Materials, Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Implantology, Oral Histology, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Microbiology & Forensic Odontology, Oral Radiology, Orthodontics &Dento-facial Orthopedics, Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology & Oral Implantology, Prosthodontics, Crown Bridge, Aesthetic Dentistry and Oral Implantology, and Public Health Dentistry & Preventive Dentistry.

Benefits to authors                                                                               

AIMDR provides different benefits to the authors like free PDFs immediately published as open-access model, special discounts on article publication charges (APC) and more. To know more about our APC and discounts, you can click here

AIMDR strongly supports the policy of the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (URMs), which is structured by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). To know more, you can check URM’s official website here.

Changes and alterations in this guide of authors can be made anytime without prior notice by our editorial board. In this case, authors can check our current issue to understand the latest requirements of the journal. Manuscripts not prepared according to our instructions will be returned immediately with a note. Authors can revise their manuscripts according to our editorial note and send the same within a timeframe given by our editors.

Types of manuscripts accepted by AIMDR:

AIMDR publishes different types of manuscripts including Editorial, Review Articles, Original Article, Case Reports, Brief Communications and Comments/Letters to the Editor. If you want to write and publish something else related to medical field then please contact to our editorial office.

Format:

Articles must be original & are to be sent by e-mail to The Editor-in-Chief at drrohit.editor@gmail.com or chiefeditor@aimdrjournal.com.  Authors are requested to kindly follow “Manuscript Instructions” during preparation of manuscript.

Things to Note:

  • Manuscript should be in ‘Times New Roman’ font, size 12, 1.5 spaces throughout.
  • Text to be send via email as Microsoft Word (.doc) file electronic format.
  • The Article must be submitted along with covering letter.
  • Submitted materials shall not be returned, whether or not they are accepted; therefore please retain a copy of all materials sent.
  • It is recommended to add the ORCID ID (https://orcid.org/register)of all authors in the title section of the manuscript.

All submissions should be accompanied by the e-mail ID of all authors. All correspondence regarding the papers will be sent to the corresponding author unless specifically indicated otherwise at the time of submission. All correspondence from the Editorial Board shall be through e-mail only.

Review Articles

In the field of clinical practice, we need to provide a overview of an important medical issue, and authors can add their own views along with the controversial aspects of scientific researches in their review articles. But, review articles should be written with the right analytical approach, tests and outcomes.

Format guide

  • Abstract: required, up to 250 words, unstructured (i.e., no subheadings)
  • Keywords: up to 10
  • Word limit: 3500 words
  • References: up to 100
  • Tables/Figures: 1 maximum

Original Articles

Original research articles can includes medical trials, intervention studies, laboratory tests, animal studies, case-control studies and surveys with high response rate. The main aim to write a research article in the medical field is to provide a significant overview of a particular domain.

Guideline:

Section headings should be: Abstract (Structured), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conflicts of Interest Statement, Acknowledgments (if any), and References.

The Introduction should provide a brief background to the subject of the paper, explain the importance of the study, and state a precise study question or purpose.

The Materials and methods section should describe the study design and methods (including the study setting and dates, patients/participants with inclusion and exclusion criteria, patient samples or animal specimens used, the essential features of any interventions, the main outcome measures, the laboratory methods followed, or data sources and how these were selected for the study), and state the statistical procedures employed in the research.

The Results section should comprise the study results presented in a logical sequence, supplemented by tables and/or figures. Take care that the text does not repeat data that are presented in tables and/or figures. Only emphasize and summarize the essential features of the main outcome measures, and the main results.

The Discussion section should be used to emphasize the new and important aspects of the study, placing the results in context with published literature, the implications of the findings, and the conclusions that follow from the study results.

Format guide

  • Abstract: required, up to 250 words
  • Keywords: up to 3-5
  • Word limit: 2500 words
  • References: up to 30

Case Reports

These are short discussions of a case or case series with unique features not previously described that make an important teaching point or scientific observation. They may describe novel techniques or use of equipment, or new information on diseases of importance.

Guideline:

Section headings should be: Abstract (Un-structured), Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Conflicts of Interest Statement (if any), Acknowledgments (if any), and References.

The Introduction should describe the purpose of the present report, the significance of the disease and its specificity, and briefly review the relevant literature.

The Case Report should include statements of the problem, patient history, diagnosis, treatment, outcome and any other information pertinent to the case(s).

The Discussion should compare, analyze and discuss the similarities and differences between the reported case and similar cases reported in other published articles. The importance or specificity of the case should be restated when discussing the differential diagnoses. Suggest the prognosis of the disease and possibility of prevention.

Case reports should have no more than 6 authors. The maximum length is 1500 words, and the number of references should not exceed 10.

Short Communications

Medical practices which are not fully investigated and verified can be treated as short communications. Short communications should be concise in nature and you must include your experimental results in your communication note.

Format guide

  • Authors: up to 6
  • Abstract: required, up to 150 words
  • Keywords: up to 3-5
  • Word limit: 1500 words
  • References: up to 10
  • Tables/Figures: 2 maximum

Research Letters

Research letters are the cases that you can face or collect from your real-life study and practices. Interesting cases can provide some critical overview to the readers and medical practitioners.

Format guide

  • Abstract: not required
  • Word limit: 1000 words
  • References: up to 10

Correspondence

You can send your case reports, technical or clinical notes or short comments on published papers for this section. Acceptance of correspondence is depends on the editorial board of the journal.

Format guide

  • Number of authors: up to 4
  • Abstract: not required
  • Keywords: up to 3-5
  • Word limit: 500 words
  • References: up to 5
  • Tables/Figures: 1 maximum

Letters to the Editor

You can send a letter on the previously published paper/papers on AIMDR Journal. You need to maintain the clarity when you express your views and interest. You must include your Email address and contact details in your letter.

Format guide

  • Author: up to 3
  • Word limit: 250 words
  • Tables/Figures: 1 maximum

Ethics in publishing

Please see our information pages on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication.

Studies in humans and animals: For research studies using human or animal subjects, the trial’s design, conduct and reporting of results must conform to Good Clinical Practice guidelines (such as the Good Clinical Practice in Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-Regulated Clinical Trials (USA) or the Medical Research Council Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice in Clinical Trials (UK)) and/or to the World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Helsinki.

All research reports that are submitted for consideration of publication in Annals of International Medical and Dental Research (AIMDR) must include statement(s) of proof that the appropriate approvals were obtained from the relevant authority or research ethics committee. Any manuscript describing a study that used human subjects must include a statement that affirms the experiments were performed with prior informed consent (written or verbal, as appropriate) from each participant.

All personal information must be anonymized prior to publication, unless a record of explicit consent from the involved patient(s) has been provided. Any manuscript describing a study that used animal subjects must include a statement in the Materials and Methods section (or text describing the experimental procedures) that affirms all appropriate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort, and details of the animals’ care should be provided.

Humans: When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

Animals: When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Ethical Approval of Studies and Informed Consent: For human and animal experiments, approval from the review board or ethics committee is required, and you need to include this approval in your manuscript. In this case, AIMDR strictly maintain the declaration of the Declaration of Helsinki and you can check the same here: http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/17c.pdf.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

All authors of must disclose any and all conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript or 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. AIMDR Editors are committed to ensure that all the articles published in this journal are evidence-based. Conflict of interest can be financial or non-financial; you need to state the conflict of interest in your manuscript and letter.

Funding/Support Statement: authors are requested to provide the financial or non-financial conflicts of interest at the end of their text. They can take financial or non-financial support from agency, education institute, commercial companies, and they can take editorial assistance from internal or external agencies or individuals. Please state the same at the end of your manuscript.

Submission declaration:

Once you submit your article to AIMDR for review and editorial process, it means your respective article has not need published previously. If your article is accepted by the AIMDR, then no one can use this article commercially. Using the article published in AIMDR journal is permitted and people can use or share the articles published on AIMDR, but they cannot use the article for commercial purposes. Your article will be checked by the originality detection service using Turnitin Plagiarism Software.

Use of inclusive language

Manuscripts should be free from bias reviews, stereotypes, slang, and reference to dominant culture and/or cultural assumptions. AIMDR editors are always suggested to maintain gender neutrality, and it is suggested to use clinicians, clients or patients rather than he/she, and you cannot write anything which support cultural and sexual orientation, racism, public violation and gender bias comment. If you write anything related to these terms, then you have to justify the same according to your views and research orientation/perspective.

Reporting Clinical Trials

Trials should be submitted with a Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) flow chart. Please check here: http://www.consort-statement.org for more information. AIMDR journal is compliance with the ICMJE proposal that requires registered trails for the publication. You can add the registration number at the end of your clinical trials. For more information regarding medical intervention, please check http://www.icmje.org.

Copyright

Author(s) retain the copyright of their article/s published in AIMDR Journal. All articles published in AIMDR Journal is under the Annals of International Medical and Dental Research (AIMDR) is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Open Access

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal. To know more about our open access policies please check here.

User Rights

All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute. People can use our articles for academic and non-academic purposes, but they cannot use our articles for commercial purposes. Please cite the article by giving the credit to the respective author(s).

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts must be submitted via mail. Please send your manuscript to the Editorial office:

Editorial Office

Dr. Rohit Kumar Varshney
Editor-in-Chief
Professor, Department of Anesthesia
TMU, Moradabad, India.
Email: drrohit.editor@gmail.com | chiefeditor@aimdrjournal.com
Phone No: 9897490444
Editorial Office: F-001, Faculty Block, TMU Campus, TMU, Moradabad, UP, India. PIN: 244001

Important Information       

Format:

  1. The First Page (also includes the covering letter) to be downloaded from the journal website which comprises of:
  • The type of manuscript (original article, case report review article, Letter to editor, etc.)
  • Title of the manuscript along with running title.
  • Full name/s, qualifications, affiliations and designation of the author/s.
  • Address for correspondence of corresponding author.
  • E-Mail and contact number of corresponding author.
  • Total number of pages.
  • Total number of photographs.
  • Word counts for abstract & text (excluding abstract, acknowledgments, conflict of interest, figure, legends and references) separately.
  • Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs or all of these.
  1. Abstract and key words on the next page along with 3 to 5 key words. Keywords should be the listed terms in the medical subject’s headings (MeSH) of the Index Medicus, to help in easy indexing.
  2. The article, in the format given below, should follow in the subsequent pages.

S.No

Manuscript

Word limit for abstract

Word limit for manuscript

Type of Abstract

No. of Tables/Graphs/images & photos.

References

1.

Editorial

25-50

1000–1500

2.

Original Article

250

3000–4000

Structured

4 tables, 4 graphs, 3 images/photos

Atleast 15

3.

Brief Communication

200-250

1200–1500

UnStructured

1 table, 1 graph, 1 image/photo

Atleast 10

4.

Review Article

200-250

Not more than 5000

UnStructured

30-50

5.

Case Report

150-200

Not more than 1500

UnStructured

2 tables, 2 graphs, 2 images/photos

Atleast 10

6.

Letter to Editor

25-50

500-800

UnStructured

Upto 5

Components of articles:

  • Articles submitted to AIMDR shall conform to the Best Practice Guidelines based on COPE’s (Committee on Publication Ethics). For this, kindly go through Publication Ethics.
  • For Systematic Review Articles, Original Article: Title, Authors and affiliations, Abstract (structured), Introduction, Material & methods including Statistics, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables & Figures (Photos as .GIF/.JPG/.TIFF as separate file, if applicable). The number of authors should not exceed six, including the corresponding author.
  • For Case Reports, Short Communications: Title, Authors and affiliations, Abstract (unstructured), Introduction, Case Report (Results), Discussion, Acknowledgements and References, Tables & Figures (Photos as .GIF/.JPG/.TIFF as separate file, if applicable). The number of authors should not exceed four, including the corresponding author.
  • For Comments/Letters to the Editor: Title, Authors and affiliations, Abstract, Introduction, Discussion and References. The number of authors should not exceed four, including the corresponding author.

Title: Short, meaningful and interesting, preferably not more than 12 words (or 72 characters) in length.
Authors and affiliations: Full name, qualifications, designation and institutional affiliation of all authors, complete postal address, contact number and e-mail ID of corresponding author.
Abstract: Stating the purpose(s) of the study or investigation, basic procedures and methodology, important findings and principal conclusions. Emphasis should be on new and important aspects of the study or observations. No references allowed. All original full length articles and systematic reviews should contain a structured abstract with not more than 250 words under the following headings: Background, objectives, Material & Methods along with statistical analysis used, Results and Conclusions. Case Reports, short communication should contain unstructured abstract with 200-250 words.
Introduction: Brief review of the subject or background; purpose of the article and /or rationale for the study; pertinent references only.

Material & methods: Selection criteria, details of the methods/procedures so that others can reproduce the same. For established methods, give references; for not so well known methods, give brief description and references; for new or substantially modified methods, give details, reasons for use and for modification(s) and limitations. Drug(s) and chemical(s) should be precisely identified by generic name(s), dose(s) and route(s) of administration. Reports of randomized clinical trials should present information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions (methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment groups), and the method of masking (blinding), based on the CONSORT Statement (http://www.consort-statement.org).

Initiative

Type of Study

Source

CONSORT

Randomized controlled trials

http://www.consort-statement.org

STARD

Studies of diagnostic accuracy

http://www.consort-statement.org/stardstatement.htm

QUOROM

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

http://www.consort- statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf

STROBE

Observational studies in epidemiology

http://www.strobe-statement.org

MOOSE

Meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology

http://www.consort- statement.org/Initiatives/MOOSE/moose.pdf

 

Statistics: Whenever possible quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Authors should report losses to observation (such as, dropouts from a clinical trial). When data are summarized in the Results section, specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used. Use upper italics (P 0.048). For all P values include the exact value and not less than 0.05 or 0.001.

Ethics: When reporting studies on human beings, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (available at http://www.wma.net/e/policy/17-c_e.html). For prospective studies involving human participants, authors are expected to mention about approval of (regional/ national/ institutional or independent Ethics Committee or Review Board, obtaining informed consent from adult research participants and obtaining assent for children aged over 7 years participating in the trial. The age beyond which assent would be required could vary as per regional and/ or national guidelines. Ensure confidentiality of subjects by desisting from mentioning participants’ names, initials or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council’s guide for, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand. Animal experimental procedures should be as humane as possible and should be clearly stated. The ethical standards of experiments must be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki on Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Humans for studies involving experimental animals and human beings. The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods’ section.

Results: Present in logical sequence in text, tables and illustrations, avoid repeating the data.
Discussion: Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow, the implications and the limitations; relate to other relevant studies; avoid repeating the details given in introduction and/or results.

Acknowledgements: For contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, with prior permission from the persons being acknowledged. Limit to ten.

References: Accuracy of citation is the author’s responsibility. The reference style is given below and conforms to the Vancouver style. Each reference should be assigned a number, consecutively in the order of mention in the text. The original number should be reused each time the same reference is cited in the text. The number should be placed in the text within square brackets [1] as superscript, outside the full-stops and commas and inside colons and semi-colons. When multiple references are cited at a given place in the text, use a hyphen to join the first and last numbers that are inclusive and use commas to separate non-inclusive numbers.[2-5,7,10] The list of references should be given at the end of the paper. Where there are 6 or less authors, list ALL the authors. Where there are more than 6 authors, use et al after mentioning the names of six authors.

Example

  1. Journal articles:print Haas AN, de Castro GD, Moreno T, Susin C, Albandar JM, Oppermann RV, et al. Azithromycin as a adjunctive treatment of aggressive periodontitis: 12-months randomized clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol. 2008;35(8):696-704.
    2. Journal Article:Website Tasdemir T, Yesilyurt C, Ceyhanli KT, Celik D, Er K. Evaluation of apical filling after root canal filling by 2 different techniques. J Can Dent Assoc [Internet]. 2009 Apr [cited 2009 Jun 14];75(3):[about 5pp.]. Available from: http://www.cdaadc. ca/jcda/vol-75/issue-3/201.html
    3. Book Miles DA, Van Dis ML, Williamson GF, Jensen CW. Radiographic imaging for the dental team. 4th ed. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier; 2009.
    4. Chapter in a Book Alexander RG. Considerations in creating a beautiful smile. In: Romano R, editor. The art of the smile. London: Quintessence Publishing; 2005. p. 187-210.
    5. E-book Irfan A. Protocols for predictable aesthetic dental restorations [Internet]. Oxford: Blackwell Munksgaard; 2006 [cited 2009 May 21]. Available from Netlibrary: http://cclsw2.vcc.ca:2048/login?url=http://www.netLibrary.com /urlapi.asp?action=summary& v=1&bookid=181691

Tables
Each Table should be typed on a separate page in the article file and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Necessary explanatory notes, if any, may be given below the Table. Figures /Illustrations/Photographs Photographs of 300 dpi or higher resolution may be submitted as ‘.jpg’, or ‘.tiff ‘files (unzipped) as a separate file attached to the manuscript. For clinical photographs, subject (s) identity should be suitably masked; in case this is not possible, a written permission from the concerned person should accompany the manuscript. Legends to Figures The Figure number (numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals), title and explanations of the Figures should appear in the legend (not on the Figure). Type the legends on a separate page. Enough information should be included to interpret the Figure without reference to the text. Units Units of measurement should be given in metric units. All bio-clinical measurements should be given in conventional units, with System International d’unites (SI) units given in parenthesis. Generic rather than trade names of drugs should be used. Editorial-Peer Review process: Kindly go through Journal website (Editorial-Peer Review Section).

For more information, please contact to the editorial office:

Our editorial office details:

Dr. Rohit Kumar Varshney
Editor-in-Chief
Professor, Department of Anesthesia
TMU, Moradabad, India.
Email: drrohit.editor@gmail.com | chiefeditor@aimdrjournal.com
Phone No: 9897490444
Editorial Office: F-001, Faculty Block, TMU Campus, TMU, Moradabad, UP, India. PIN: 244001