Research articles are articles written based on the empirical/secondary data collected using a clearly defined research methodology, where conclusion/s is drawn from the analysis of the data collected.The information must be based on original research within the field of Neurology.Article/s should provide a critical description or analysis of the data presented while adding new and rapidly evolving areas in the field.Abstract should be there with minimum 500 words containing important keywords.
Research articles must contain:
The no. of words for the research article should be 1500 with minimum 10 references.
Review articles are written based on secondary data that is falling in line with the theme of the journal. They should be brief, yet critical discussions on a specific aspect of the subject concerned. Reviews generally start with the statement of the problem with a brief abstract of minimum 500 words along with keywords. Introduction generally brings the issue forward to the readers followed by analytical discussion with the help of necessary tables, graphs, pictures and illustrations wherever necessary. It should summarize the topic with a conclusion.The no. of words for the review article should be 2000 with minimum 10 references.
Commentaries are opinion articles written mostly by the veteran and experienced writers on a specific development, recent innovation or research findings that fall in line with the theme of the journal. They are very brief articles with the title and abstract that provides the gist of the topic to be discussed, with few key words. It straight away states the problems and provides a thorough analysis with the help of the illustrations, graphs and tables if necessary. It summarizes the topic with a brief conclusion, citing the references at the end.
Case studies should be written with a view to add additional information to the investigative research/cases that advances in the field of journal..It should add value to the main content/article submitted, by providing key insights about the core area. Case reports must be brief and follow a clear format such as Cases and Methods Section (That describe the nature of the clinical issue and the methodology adopt to address it), discussion section that analyzes the case and a Conclusion section that sums up the entire case.
Editorials are the commentaries on a currently published article/issue on the topic related to journal.
Clinical Images are nothing but photographic depictions of the areas related to the scope of the journal and it should not exceed more than 5 figures with a description, not exceeding 300 words. Minimum it should have three references.Do not add separate figure legends to clinical images; the paragraph should be written on the entire clinical image. Images should be in the form of: .tiff (preferred) or .eps or jpg or jpeg or png.
Letters to the Editor/Concise Communications
Letters to the editor should be limited to commentaries on previous articles published with specific reference to issues and causes related to it. It should be concise, comprehensive and brief reports of cases or research findings.
All the article types must contain:
Abstract: A brief summary of the article of 300-400 words, which will include:
-overall purpose of the study
-basic design of the study
-brief summary of conclusion
It should not contain figures, tables, references.
Introduction: It will explain the scope, context, and significance of the research with background information and purpose about the topic, along with methodological approach to the research.
Acknowledgement: This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.
References: Every type of article must have minimum no. of references, along with the reference link (hyperlinked) with the original published article link.Style for the article references:
1. Laemmli UK. Incorporation of scaffolding protein gpO in bacteriophages P2 and P4. Nature 227 (1970): pp-680-685.
2. Zivanovic Y, Confalonieri F, Ponchon L. Insights into Bacteriophage T5 Structure from Analysis of Its Morphogenesis Genes and Protein Components. J Virol 14 (2008): pp-121-130.
3. Schwenkenbecher P, Konen FF, Wurster U, Jendretzky KF, Gingele S, Sühs KW, Pul R, Witte T, Stangel M, Skripuletz T. The Persisting Significance of Oligoclonal Bands in the Dawning Era of Kappa Free Light Chains for the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Int J Mol Sci 19 (2018): pp-3796.
1. Arisaka F. Assembly and infection process of bacteriophage T4. (5th edn), Elsevier, London, Toranto, (1991).
2. Zhang Z. Bioinformatics tools for differential analysis of proteomic expression profiling data from clinical samples. Taylor & Francis CRC Press, (2006)
The preferred file formats for figures are jpg, jpeg, png. It can be submitted with in the article or in separate word along with figure caption.Figure legends should be typed in numerical order in the whole article.
Tables and Equations as Graphics:
If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML they can be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.
Suggested Equation Extraction Method
Discrete items of the Supplementary Information (for example, figures, tables) can be send along with the article mentioned in different word or document.