Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences
[ISSN 0974-1143] [CODEN: AAJMBG]
(US National Library of Medicine enlisted journal)

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Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences (ISSN 0974-1143) is a peer reviewed, open access and quarterly journal aimed to set up an academic communicating platform for Indian and outside world in all the fields of medical sciences. This Journal is intended to deal with basic and clinical research on medical science which will be suitable for both medical scientists and practitioners. Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences become quarterly from the year 2010 with Jan-Mar, April ? June, July ? Sept & Oct ? Dec issues.

The journal is owned by the Al Ameen Charitable Fund Trust, a registered charitable organization and published by Al Ameen Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka, India.

The Journal will publish unique and interesting areas of all the discipline of medical sciences. The information and opinions presented in the Journal reflect the views of the authors and not of the Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences or the Editorial Board. Journal can not be held responsible for any mistake or co-incidence if it occurs. Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences also discourage duplication or reduplication of previously published data in any form. Manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication in other journal. Manuscript decision is based on peer review process. The Editor retains the right to determine the style and if necessary, edit and shorten any material accepted for publication. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed Copyright Assignment Form, duly signed by all authors. Manuscript text submitted using Microsoft Word for Windows is preferred. Images should be submitted as JPEG files. There is No any article submission and processing charges for this journal. Corresponding Author will receive one complimentary copy of the issue in which his/her article appeared

The journal is indexed with Abstracts in US National Library of Medicine (nlm.nih.gov), CAB Abstract, Directory of OpenAccess Journals http://www.doaj.org, Global Health, Chemical Abstract, Index Copernicus (www.indexcopernicus.com), World Health Organization (Hinari)Google.com, Google Scholar, Genamics JournalSeek, Open J-Gate, Ulrich?s International Periodical Directory, Indian Science Abstract, ICAAP Journal Database(Canada), EBSCO Publishing?s Electronic Databases, ProQuest, EVISA, Socolar and Geneva Foundation of Medical Education & Research (www.gfmer.ch). AJMS is recommended by Medical Council of India for postgraduate curriculum.

This journal has been awarded complimentary membership of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

These guidelines are in accordance with the ?Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals,? published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors

Editor in Chief of Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences has been nominated as Honorary Member of World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

Open access statement:

AJMS is an open access journal which aimed to access content freely to users without any charge. Users or his/her institution or allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Content license:

The AJMS makes all open access articles freely available on this website http://ajms.alameenmedical.org/ from the date of publication. Open access articles can be identified by the Creative Commons copyright statement that appears at the end of the article and takes the following form: ?This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. To View a copy of the license, Visit on:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ? Creative Commons License found image:https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc/4.0/88x31.png

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Copyright and Permission:

Every article must be accompanied by a statement to the effect that the article has not been published before and that it will not be submitted to any other journal before a decision has been reached by Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences. Authors must attach a signed statement indicating that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in the journal, the copyright will be held by Al Ameen Charitable Fund Trust, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Plagiarism Statement: Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences respects intellectual property and aims at protecting and promoting original work of its authors. AJMS regards plagiarism as a very seriously if the paper is plagiarized then the article will be rejected. AJMS contact the author(s) to submit his/her explanation within 2 weeks. All the papers submitted, have to pass though an initial screening and will checked through the plagiarism detection software Plagiarism Checker X version 6.0.8
However for review paper it is not directly applicable review papers are expected to give a summery of existing literature using their own words with properly quoted and/ or cited texts.

Authors: All authors should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Written approval signed by all authors should be presented with the manuscript.

Original Article:
Manuscript: The manuscript should be submitted through our online submission option (http://ajms.alameenmedical.org) OR by email or CD format or typed in one side of A4 bond paper with double spaced having 3 cm margins from all the sides. The manuscript should be arranged in the following order: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract with Key words, (3) Introduction, (4) Materials and methods, (5) Results, (6) Discussion, (7) Acknowledgement (8) References, (9) Tables and (10) Figure. All the pages will be numbered. The original article should be confined to maximum of 4000 words. For short communication words limit is 2000 and for case report and letter to editor should not exceed maximum of 1500 words.

Title page: This should contain the title of the paper, family name of each author preceded by initials/ given names, laboratory or institute where the work has been done with full address and name and full postal address of the author to whom correspondence regarding manuscripts should be sent. A running title should be given. No other page should contain the names of authors.

Abstract: Abstract should be made structured like, Background, objectives, methods, result and conclusion. Normally not more than 200 words, this should consist of a series of brief statements of aim of study, the main findings and the conclusion reached and at least three key words.

Introduction: Summarizes the rationale, provides a concise research background and states the objective of the study. Do not include any results or the conclusions of the study

Methods: Provide technical information about the study. Do not describe methodological details that have been published previously. Specifications should be mentioned for the main drugs, chemicals, and instruments. Statistical methods used in the study should also be incorporated in details

Results: The findings should be presented clearly and the text of results and data presented in tables or figures should complement with one another. Data should be presented in SI units except BP, which should be expressed in mmHg.

Discussion: This should precisely deal with interpretation of results and must not be unnecessarily long and rambling. It should be pertinent to the data presented. Do not repeat the results or do not review the literature. Please end with a brief conclusion linking back to the aim of the study.

Acknowledgement: These should be brief and specific..

Reference: References are numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. Citations should be labeled with square bracket. All references should be cited. Unpublished data, personal communications, abstracts at meetings and manuscripts submitted for publication are not acceptable as references. References should be listed in numerical order in the Reference section. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the list of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus or MEDLINE (www.nlm.nih.gov). Some examples:

Journal article up to six authors (list all authors): Das KK, Gupta AD, Dhundasi SA, Patil AM, Das SN, Ambekar JG. Effect of L-ascorbic acid on nickel-induced alterations in serum lipid profiles and liver histopathology of rats. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol 2006; 17(1): 29-44 In case of more than six authors use et al after sixth author.

Book: Bergmeryer HU, ed. Methods of Enzymatic Analysis. Academic Press: New York, 1983; 3: 276-86

Chapter in a book:
Das KK, Das SN, Dhundasi SA. Nickel: Molecular Diversity, Application, Essentiality and Toxicity in human health. In Gaillard Blanc and Damien Moreau (Eds) in Biometals,: Molecular Structures, Binding Properties and Applications, ISBN 978-1-60876-852-3;New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers Inc; 2010, pp 33-58

Figures and tables: These should be kept to the minimum necessary to convey essential data, should be numbered. Line drawings, sufficiently thick for good reproduction, should be made with India ink on plain white paper or tracing paper.

Legends or captions accompanying illustration should be typewritten on separate sheets but their position in the text should be indicated in the manuscript. An illustrative material should be in such a form as to admit photographic reproduction without retouching, redrawing or setting of marginal types. Photographs and microphotographs in glossy paper should be submitted unmounted.

Short communications: It will be processed on the basis of a quick decision and it should be limited to approximately 2000 words including an abstract of 100 words. Up to three tables and/or figures may be considered. References should not exceed more than fifteen. No key words are required.

Case Report: Brief discussion of a single case with unique features not earlier referred to considered for publication. Length should not exceed 1500 words. A brief abstract of 100 words and up to two tables and/or figures may be considered. References should not exceed more than ten. No key words are required. It will be in sequence of Abstract, Introduction, Case History and Discussion/Conclusion and References.
Note: AJMS does not give priority for case report unless it is unique and unparallel.

Letter to the Editor: It should offer objective and constructive criticism of any article published in Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences. Letter may also include any scientific or medical interest for the readers. Length should not exceed more than 1500 words. Up to two tables and / or figures may be provided. References should not exceed more than ten. No key words are needed.

Ethics of the Investigation: All investigations involving human or animal research must conform with Helsinki Recommendations and ICMR guidelines on human and animal research.

Authors? contribution: All the authors are asked to mention their individual contribution of the research article. Each of the authors must have certain amount of scientific contribution of the manuscript. Each of the author must sign and provide an undertaking that they are giving consent to publish this article.

Transfer of Author Copyright: Every article must be accompanied by a statement to the effect that the article has not been published before and that it will not be submitted to any other journal before a decision has been reached by Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences. Authors must attach a signed statement indicating that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in the journal, the copyright will be held by Al Ameen Charitable Fund Trust, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The copyright transfer form may be downloaded from AJMS website.

Proofs and reprints: The corresponding author will receive proofs, which should be corrected and returned within 2 days of receipt. The author is responsible for proofreading the manuscript. The publisher is not responsible for any errors not marked by the author on the proof. Reprints may be ordered on the reprint order form, which will accompany the proofs.

Rejected manuscripts: Manuscripts that are not accepted for publication will not be returned to authors. Thus authors are kindly advised to keep copies (including pictures and tables) for themselves.

The Editorial Process: All papers submitted to Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences are subject to double blind peer review process. Initially the Editors will review all submitted manuscripts and reject the manuscripts which are poorly written and have no scientific importance. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. Manuscripts are sent to two expert reviewers without revealing the identity of the contributors to the reviewers.

On the basis of their comments Editor will inform authors about the reviewers' comments and acceptance/rejection of manuscript. All efforts are made to complete the peer review and editorial processing at the earliest. All submissions first go through an internal peer review process, and most go through an external peer review process. Each submission is reviewed by the assigned editor who makes an initial decision to send the manuscript out for peer review or to reject without external review. Articles may be rejected at this stage for a variety of reasons. The editor identifies potential external reviewers seeking a balance of perspectives, such as clinical utility and rigor of the scientific methodology. Potential reviewers are contacted about their availability and interest in reviewing. Inquiries to reviewers are sent via E-mail messages, which include the manuscript abstract and the assignment deadline. After their consent Editor send manuscript by email.

Conflicts of Interest: All authors of submitting articles to the journal must disclose any conflict of interest they may have with an institution or any company whose product that is mentioned in the manuscript is important to the outcome of the study presented by them.

Manuscript should be submitted to:

Dr. Ashfak Kakeri, MS, Editor in Chief , Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences, Department of ENT, Al Ameen Medical College Bijapur-586108, Karnataka, India. Tel: 91-8352-272502. Fax:91-8352-270184. Email: editormanage@alameenmedical.org journal@alameenmedical.org

Note: From 1st January 2011 AJMS stopped accepting Case Report. It is now absolute research journal with only "Original Article" & " Letter to Editor".
We encourage submission by online from our journal website (http://ajms.alameenmedical.org) OR by Email (editormanage@alameenmedical.org ; journal@alameenmedical.org ).