Thursday, January 22, 2015

Journal of Biomedical Reports, official journal of Athreya Research Foundation

Journal of Biomedical Reports

Official journal of Athreya Research Foundation

Journal of Biomedical Reports, official journal of Athreya Research Foundation, is a biannual peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publish research in the fields of biology and medicine including pharmacology, pathology, genetics, microbiology, neurosciences, infectious diseases, phytotherapy and traditional medicals. The journal provides a home for original research, case reports and review articles. The journal gives special emphasis in boosting research in traditional medical practices like ayurveda and siddha.

The journal is devoted to the publication of original articles, reviews and case reports on the utilization of knowledge of traditional and modern systems of medicines. The spectrum of coverage is broad, encompassing all medicial practices and interdisciplinary studies based on clinical or basic research.

Submission: Submission to this journal proceeds by mailing to the Editor in chief to the mail id All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail removing the need for a paper trail.

Author guidelines

Journal of Biomedical Reports welcomes original research, case reports and review articles in the fields of biology and medicine.

Submission: Submission to this journal proceeds by mailing to the Editor in chief to the mail id All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail removing the need for a paper trail.

References: Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three potential referees. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

Article structure

Title: Concise and informative.  Author names and affiliations: Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate full address with telephone number and email id. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract, not exceeding 250 words, is required.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords.

Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined at their first mention in the text.  Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Subdivision - numbered sections: Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Appendices: If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results: Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Acknowledgements: acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article.

Nomenclature and units: Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.

Color artwork: Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF,  JPEG or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs after receipt of your accepted article. No charges will be levied for black and white artwork. 

Figure captions: Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure.

Tables: Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters.

References: References should be numbered consecutively in order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). In the text they should be indicated in square brackets.Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Web references : As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer J, Hanraads JAJ, Lupton RA. The art of writing a scientific article. J Sci Commun 2010;163:51–9.
Reference to a book:
Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 4th ed. New York: Longman; 2000.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age. New York: E-Publishing Inc; 2009. p. 281–304.

Reprints and proofs: Proofs will be sent to the corresponding authors by email. Journal provides no free printed reprints. Authors can purchase reprints, payment for which should be done at the time of submitting the proofs.

Manuscript submission, processing and publication charges: Journal does not charge the authors or authors’ institutions for the submission, processing and/or publications of manuscripts.

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