Archives of Current Medical Research (ACMR) accepts submissions for following types of manuscripts: original article, case report, review, systematic review, meta-analysis and letter to the editor. There is no specific word or reference limit for each submission type.
All manuscripts will be submitted through the online submission system, submissions through postal service or by hand will not be accepted. Simple and clear presentation is preferred, please upload your manuscript in Microsoft Word format. The manuscript should include a title page, abstract and keywords, manuscript, references, tables and figure legends. All text should be typewritten, double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman of Calibri font with 1-inch margins all around and saved as one file.
Figures, if present, should be uploaded separately, each figure as a separate file. Do not embed figures in the manuscript. Abbreviations must be defined the first time they are used in the text. The journal accepts manuscripts written in American English. Système International (SI) measurements should be used where needed. Generic names should be used when referring to drugs.
All manuscripts should contain a title page as a separate file. Title page should list the following information: article title, and the full names and affiliations of all authors and detailed communication information of the corresponding author (mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number). Also, a statement about conflict of interest should be presented on the title page.
Abstract and Keywords
A structured abstract limited to 250 words should appear on a separate page with the following headings: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions. A list of three to five keywords should appear under the abstract. Please use MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) while selecting keywords.
Please divide the manuscript into the following headings: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion, Acknowledgements (if any), References, Tables, Figure Legends. All headings should be typed bold. Italics could also be used for subheadings when needed. Do not insert page breaks except where required in the Author Instructions. The manuscript should be typed double-spaced. Tables should be created according to the APA Format using the Table function in Microsoft Word.
Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and must be cited in the text in sequence. Data given in tables should be commented on but not repeated in the text. Tables should be presented on a separate page after the references, they should not be interspersed in the text. Tables must be double-spaced and numbered in the same sequence they are cited in the text. A short descriptive title should be provided for each table. For tables adapted from other publications (permission and proof of permission needed), a credit line must be added as the first footnote beneath the table. This credit line should be a reference of the source, or other credit lines supplied by the copyright holder, such as: “Reprinted with permission from Calfee DR, Wispelwey B. Brain abscess. Semin Neurol 2000;20:357.” (“Data from . . .” or “Adapted from . . .” may also be used, where applicable.) Abbreviations used in all tables should be explained at the end of the table with footnotes.
Figures include all photographs, radiographs, images, drawings, bar charts, flow charts, graphs, and pathways. Figures must be cited sequentially in the text. Please number all figures sequentially with Arabic numerals in the order they are cited in the text. Figures must be of good quality and each figure should be submitted through the submission system as a separate file. Figure legends should be listed on a separate page after the tables in the manuscript file. Do not intersperse the figures in the text.
References should follow the standards summarized in the NLM’s International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: Sample References webpage and detailed in the NLM’s Citing Medicine, 2nd edition. These resources are regularly updated as new media develop, and currently include guidance for print documents; unpublished material; audio and visual media; material on CD-ROM, DVD, or disk; and material on the Internet.
Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, and they must be in the style used by the ICMJE/NLM. Unpublished observations and personal communications should not be used.
Use no more than 40 references unless necessary.
References will strictly be controlled and the author may be asked to provide the full-text of any of the references.
All authors should be listed if an article has six or less authors; if an article has more than six authors, first six authors are listed and the rest is represented by “et al.”
Reference format and punctuation in the Text should be as in the following examples:
If the surname of the first author of the referenced article is given, “et al.” should be added after it, followed by its reference number within brackets: “e.g. Brown et al. (1)”
Give references in the text using Arabic numerals in brackets: e.g. “(1)”
If more than one references are required in the main manuscript, references should be stated in a superscript bracket with a comma at the end of the punctuation mark of the related sentence: e.g. (1,2,5)
If there are more than two consecutive references, the first and the last ones should be given with “-” mark between them: e.g. (1-3)
They should be organized according to the following forms:
Article in journal:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
Chapter in a book:
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.
Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.
Scientific or technical report:
Issued by funding/sponsoring agency:
Yen GG (Oklahoma State University, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stillwater, OK). Health monitoring on vibration signatures. Final report. Arlington (VA): Air Force Office of Scientific Research (US), Air Force Research Laboratory; 2002 Feb. Report No.: AFRLSRBLTR020123. Contract No.: F496209810049.
Issued by performing agency:
Russell ML, Goth-Goldstein R, Apte MG, Fisk WJ. Method for measuring the size distribution of airborne Rhinovirus. Berkeley (CA): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Environmental Energy Technologies Division; 2002 Jan. Report No.: LBNL49574. Contract No.: DEAC0376SF00098. Sponsored by the Department of Energy.
Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.
Reference from a website:
The name of the site, URL address, author names, accessing date should be given in detail.
Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC). Reflection paper on the necessity of initiatives to stimulate the conduct of clinical studies with herbal medicinal products in the paediatric population. 2009. Available at http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/ document_library/Scientific_guideline/2012/02/WC500123488.pdf Accessed September 20, 2020
Please use the most recent and pertinent references while preparing your manuscripts. It is essential that all references are complete and thoroughly checked.
References must be listed in the National Library of Medicine reference style. Please arrange your reference list according to details in the link below:
The references should be listed on a separate page in the manuscript file at the end of the manuscript. Reference manager software could be used for citing.
Peer Review Process
Manuscripts submitted to Archives of Current Medical Research will go through a single-blind peer-review process. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two external, independent reviewers who are experts in their fields. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all submissions.
After the revision decision, authors have 2 months to upload the revised manuscript to the system. The revised article should be prepared in the same format as the original article, but on the first page, it should contain the cover letter and the response to reviewers’ comments page, which should include responses to the reviewers’ comments. Also, the revised parts should be highlighted in the text.
Archives of Current Medical Research considers plagiarism to be an important matter and takes it very seriously. All submissions are screened for plagiarism by editors at any point during the peer-review and/or production process. Both plagiarism and self-plagiarism couldn’t be accepted. While discussing others' (or your own) previous work, please make sure that you cite the material correctly in every instance.
If a manuscript is accepted, the final version will be sent to the corresponding author before publication for a last control and possible corrections. Afterwards, the article will be published on the ACMR's website in the online first section and a DOI number will be provided. The articles published in the online first section is published in the ACMR issues in order.
Interesting and informative case reports presenting rare conditions, cases that represent challenges in the diagnosis and treatment, overlooked conditions in routine practice or case reports offering new therapies, involving information that have not yet been mentioned in textbooks can be published in the journal. Case reports are published in limited numbers. Case reports should contain the subheadings of Introduction, Case Report and Discussion.
This type of article is considered the most important type of article since it provides brand new information to based on original research. The manuscript of original articles should be structured with Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion subheadings.
Conclusions should be supported with statistical analyses. Statistical analyses must be conducted in accordance with the international statistical reporting standards (Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, Pocock SJ. Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals. Bmj. 1983 Jul;286(6376):1489–93.). The statistical analyses should be presented under a separate subheading in the Materials and Methods section. Also, the statistical software used during the analysis must be specified.
Système International (SI) units of measurements should be used.
Systematic reviews submitted by authors whom have extensive knowledge on a specific subject and a high volume of publications with a high citation potential in their scientific past are welcomed. These authors may even be invited by the journal to contribute in their area of expertise. Systematic reviews should describe, discuss, and evaluate the current level of knowledge on a topic and should provide guidance to future studies. The subheadings of this type of articles may be planned by the authors without any limitations.
Editorials are brief critical commentary articles prepared by reviewers with expertise or high reputation in an area of research. Authors are selected and invited by the journal in order to publish such comments on any subject. Abstract, Keywords, Tables, Figures, Images, and other media are not accepted for this type of article.
Letter to the Editor
This type of manuscript aims to emphasize the important parts, criticize the overlooked aspects, or point out the lacking parts of a previously published article in the journal. Articles on various subjects within the scope of the journal that might attract the readers’ attention, especially educative cases, may be submitted as a “Letter to the Editor”. Comments on on of the the published manuscripts may also be submitted as a “Letter to the Editor”. Abstract, Keywords, Tables, Figures, Images, and other media will not be published for this type of article. The text should be unstructured, no headings or subheadings needed. The manuscript that is being commented on must be properly cited in the manuscript.
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