This to certify that International Research and Publications in Medical Sciences (IRPMS) editorial team has considered to present the best paper award to the corresponding author Kristine Joy G. Boholst, Noli A. Cabildo, David Vi for publishing his outstanding research paper in IRPMS, Volume-3, Issue-4, Oct-Dec entitled as 1. FACTORS FOR TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT RELAPSE AMONG PATIENTS PREVIOUSLY TAKING CATEGORY 1 STANDARD TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT REGIMEN IN SELECTED MUNICIPALITIES OF ILOCOS SUR.
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International Research and Publications in Medical Sciences (IRPMS) is a quarterly, indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, international medical journal online at www.irpms.com.
The journals aim to publish a broad ranging open access journal, eminent editorials from thought out the world, fast online submission, rapid publication High visibility, expert peer-reviewed research that will serve to create a innovative information of the human. IRPMS Journal inviting you to submit an manuscript which provides envisioned to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed research papers, case-reports, review articles, conference news, technical briefs, thesis report, book review, letters to editor and case study in all areas of Medical Sciences including Medical, Paramedical and Biological research that will serve to create a holistic understanding of the human dimension in these society. The contents will be of interest to learners and teachers and, potentially, have significant impact on the quality of health care. The journal welcomes papers on any aspect of Medical, Paramedical and Biological research and development.
The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and academic excellence i.e. Editorials, Original research/studies, Audits, Case notes, Review articles, Medical education, Student IRPMS, Letters to the editor, Beside the regular types of articles we also sometimes publish articles under categories like Invited Articles. Articles are considered for publication on condition that these are contributed solely to IRPMS, that they have not been published previously in print and are not under consideration by another publication. In the selection of papers and in regard to priority of publication, the opinion of the Editor will be final. The Editor shall have the right to edit, condense, alter, rearrange or rewrite approved articles, before publication without reference to the authors concerned.
All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship. Authorship credit should be based only on significant contributions to (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; and to (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and on (c) final approval of the version to be published. Conditions (a), (b) and (c) must all be met. Authors may include explanation of each author’s contribution separately.
Communications intended for publication must be sent in template provided on web site www.irpms.com and copy of manuscript to editor on email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 6 weeks.
Manuscript must be written in clear and concise English. Either British or American spelling is acceptable. It must be typed in Times New Roman, Font size 12 with single lines spacing and sent in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).General format of the research papers should be as follows in given template:
In general, the length of full research papers should not exceed six printed pages of the journal (each printed page will approximately contain 800 words).
The title page should include: The title of the article, which should be concise and informative. Name of all the authors (with one forename of each author in full) followed by their affiliations: department, institution, city, pin-code and country. If more than one department or institution is involved, authors name should be linked to appropriate institutions/departments by inserting consecutive numbers in superscript after relevant names to which the work should be attributed. Name, mailing address, fax, phone number and e-mail ID of corresponding author.
There should be a running title containing not more than 40 characters.
The second page should carry an abstract of not more than 200 words. For full research paper, the abstract should be structured into four components such as:
Background and objectives should clearly but briefly mention why the present study has been taken up and also state the primary objective of the study. Methods should include basic procedures (study subjects or experimental animals, observational and analytic methods) and results should contain main findings of the study (give specific data and their statistical significance, ifpossible). Interpretation & conclusion should clearly define the outcome of the study and briefly mention the implication of the study. Use only approved abbreviations.
Below the abstract, provide key words (minimum three but not more than six) in alphabetical orders separated by coma.
Clearly state the purpose of the study. Briefly summarize the rationale of the study and clearly indicate the lacunae or deficiencies in previous studies for which present study as been taken up. Give only pertinent references. Do not review the subject extensively.
Clearly state the department or laboratories where the work was carried out. Mention whether approvals of Institute Research Council and Ethics Committees were obtained prior to commencement of the study. Describe your selection of the observational or experimental subjects (patients or experimental animals, including controls) clearly. Identify the methods, apparatus (manufacturer's name and address in parenthesis) and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other workers to repeat the experiments. If the procedures involve an assay, include data on its accuracy, e. g. specificity, sensitivity and recovery. Give reference to established methods including statistical methods. Provide references and brief descriptions for methods that have been published but are not well known. Describe new or substantially modified methods. Give reasons for using them and evaluate their limitations.
When reporting experiments on human subjects, include whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the committee on human experimentation of the institution in which the experiments were done or in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975. While reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the Animal Ethics Committee or the National Research Council's guidance for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. Identify precisely all drugs and chemicals used, including generic name(s), dosage(s) and route(s) of administration and mention in parenthesis manufacturer’s name and location. Do not use patient's name, initials or hospital numbers. Details of statistical methods adopted for analysis of data should be described. Levels of significance should be clearly highlighted.
Include number of observation and the statistical significance of the findings appropriately. Detailed statistical analyses, mathematical derivations, and the like may sometimes be suitably presented in the form of one or more appendices. Present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the data already given in tables, illustrations or both. Emphasize and summarize only important observations. Each table should be typed continuously with the text. Legends for illustrations/figures should be typed continuously with the text. (as shown in the template).
Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and conclusions derived from them. Do not repeat in details data given in the results section. Include in the discussion the implications of the findings and their limitations and relate the observations to other relevant studies. Link the conclusion with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by your data. Avoid claiming priority and alluding to work that has not been completed. Discussion should be relevant and an unnecessary lengthy presentation should be avoided.
A very brief summary note of the work with a concluding remark should be given. This should include the novelty and implication of the work and its contribution to the upliftment of the present scientific knowledge in general.
Number the references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text and legends by Arabic numerals (in parentheses). Only appropriate references should be cited. Generally, for a full research paper, the number of references should not exceed 40. Use the Vancouver style of referencing, as the example given below which is based on the formats used in the U.S. National Library of Medicine ‘Index Medicus’. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Any manuscript not following Vancouver system will immediately be sent back to author for revision.
Authors can get a comprehensive explanation of the system with practical examples in the following link: http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/citing/ vancouver.html. Authors must also note that IRPMS follows following variation in Vancouver style:
The references must be verified by the author(s) against the original documents. Examples of correct forms of reference are given below:
Use of tables must be restricted to a minimum. Generally, each article should not have more than four tables. If this is not possible extra reprint charges will be collected from the authors. Do not submit tables as photographs. Numbers tables consecutively and provide a brief title for each. Give each column a short or abbreviated heading. Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Explain in footnotes all nonstandard abbreviations that are used in each table. Identify statistical measures of variations such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. Cite each table in the text in consecutive order. Please make sure each table is cited within the text, e.g. (Table 3).
Illustrative materials should be used with economy. Each copy of the manuscripts should be accompanied by one set of figures (if any). Figures should be professionally drawn and photographed; freehand or typewritten lettering are unacceptable. Instead of original drawings, roentgenograms, and other materials, send at least one set of sharp, glossy photographic prints, usually 3 inches or 6 inches by width and maximum length of 9 inches inclusive of legends. Letters, numbers and symbols should be closer and even throughout, and of sufficient size for publications and should appear in legends for illustrations and not on the illustrations themselves. Each figure should have a label properly If photographs of persons are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their picture must be accompanied by a written permission to use the photograph. Figure is to be also send as soft copies, they should be submitted as separate JPEG, TIFF or PDF files. The scanning resolution should be 300 dpi. Please make sure each figure is cited in order within the text, e.g. (Fig 2).
Type legends for illustrations with arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations. When symbols, arrow, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend.
In order to make the journal uniform & standard we request that all matters submitted for publication should follow “Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals” as published by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) www.icmje.org
Measurement of length, height, weight and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, liter) or their decimal multiples or fractions. Temperatures should be given in degree Celsius. Blood pressures should be given in mm of Hg. Other measurements should be reported in the units in which they were made.
Unit: U; kilogram: kg; milligram: mg; picogram: pg; hour(s): hr; millimole: mmol; micromole: mmol; nanomole: nmol; picomole: pmol; centimeter: cm; millimeter: mm; liter: L; milliliter: ml; micro liter: ml; microgram: mg, millimeter of mercury: mm/Hg; milliequivalent: meq, curi: ci; angstrom: A; calorie: cal; temperature in degree centigrade or Fahrenheit: °C/°F; intraperitoneal, intramuscular, intravenous and subcutaneous routes of administrations as ip, im, iv and sc respectively.
Correlation coefficient: r; degrees of freedom: df; not significant: NS; sample number: n; probability (levels of significance): p; standard deviation: SD; standard error of the mean: SEM; Student’s ‘t’test: t test; Variance ratio: F; Analysis of variance: ANOVA.
Generic drug names should be used.
Author should not write in contraction. For example, can’t, don’t, &, and so on. Only proper use of language serves the purpose of effective communication.
Acknowledgements section should state person(s) / firms to whom the author has to acknowledge. For more details, please refer to Declaration of authorship responsibility, financial disclosure, competing interest, copyright transfer, and acknowledgement form available along with this guideline.
Review papers should be in the same format as that of full research paper. However, the abstract need not be structured. The topic reviewed should be preferably being on the current medical problems. Author(s) should have contributed substantially in the field of review work. The proposal should include a synopsis or brief outline of the review and a list of publications of the author on the subject of the review. The style of presentation of review paper will be similar to that of full research paper. However, the length of the paper should not exceed 6 printed pages of the journal. Some articles of general public health interest may also be published as special paper.
The style of presentation of case report will be very similar to that of short communication with a small unstructured abstract. The length of case report should ideally be restricted to two printed pages of the journal. Generally, for a case report, the number of references should not exceed 10.
The style of presentation of letters to editor will be similar to that of short communication, but without any abstract. Usually, such letters should be related to the articles published in previous issues of IRPMS. However, some current topics may also be addressed to the editor as "Research Letters". The length of letters to editor should ideally be restricted to one printed page of the journal and references should not be more than seven.
Student IRPMS is a section especially provisioned for medical/nursing students. To ensure that articles in the student IRPMS are authoritative and accurate, our policy is that all educational articles must be co-authored by an expert. The co-author has to contribute substantially in terms of helping in the conception of the topic.
Papers that have been published, become the property of the IRPMS Journal and permission to reproduce if any form (either the whole article or a part of it) must be obtained from the Editor-in-Chief. Copyright filled and signed by all authors and sent scan copy along with the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief. Without filled-in and signed authors declaration and copyright form, the paper will not be considered for processing.
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Save your article as IRPMS_Name of corresponding Author_Type of article ( i.e. original/ review/ case report) eg. IRPMS_Akhil_Original More Detail Guideline and template is available on: