MHAM MEDICAL RESEARCH JOURNAL:

Basic and Clinical Sciences (A Research Journal on Basic Medical and Clinical Sciences of the Matias H Azanar Memorial College of Medicine Southwestern University Cebu City

GUIDE TO AUTHORS

MHAM MEDICAL RESEARCH JOURNAL is a national journal publishing articles that emphasize the molecular, cellular, and functional basis of therapy. All articles are rigorously reviewed. The Journal favors publication of full-length papers covering basic medical sciences: pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, parasitology, and microbiology. Articles that report profound observations are also accepted. Articles should be written at a level accessible to readers who are non-specialists in the topic of the article themselves, but who are interested in the research. The Journal welcomes reviews on topics of wide interest to investigators in the medical sciences. We particularly encourage submission of focused reviews.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Submission of a paper will be held to imply that the manuscript contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should present novel findings addressing significant medical questions. Studies that fail to do so may be rejected without review. ?

Quantitative conclusions must be based on truly quantitative methods. ?

MHAM MEDICAL RESEARCH JOURNAL may publish work on the actions of biological extracts of unknown chemical composition.

  1. Compounds studied must be of known chemical structure and concentration. ?
  2. The study must be reproducible;
  3. materials used must be available to other researchers so they can repeat the experiment.
  4. Please include word count and figure/table count on the cover page of your manuscript.

Types of article ?

  1. Original research articles?
  2. Reviews

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ethics in publishing : For information on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication see http://www.elsevier.com/publishingethics.

Human and animal rights

If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html ;Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Conflict of Interest Policy

The Journal requires full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. At the end of the manuscript text, under a subheading "Conflict of Interest statement", all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. If there are no conflicts of interest, the authors should state: "The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest."A signed Conflict of Interests Policy Form is required upon submission. The corresponding author is responsible for completing the form, and signing it on behalf of all authors.

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Authorship.

All authors listed on your paper must have made significant contributions to the study. To ensure clarity, you are required upon submission to enter the specific details of each author's contribution, which must substantiate the inclusion of each person on the manuscript.

Changes to authorship

This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts:

Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Director of Research/Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include:

(a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and

(b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.

In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above.

Note that:

(1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and

(2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.

After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.

Copyright

This journal offers authors a choice in publishing their research: Open access and Subscription.

For open access articles

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete an 'Exclusive License Agreement'. Permitted reuse of open access articles is determined by the author's choice of user license

Retained author rights

As an author you (or your employer or institution) retain certain rights.

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

Open access

Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with permitted reuse

Language (usage and editing services)

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

Submission

Submission to this journal proceeds via conventional method or online as soon as it is available. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. Via the homepage of this journal (http://www.swumhamcollegeofmedicine.com) and press Research button then you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files.

Referees.

To expedite the review process, authors must submit names of 4 - 6 individuals who are qualified to review their work. Include the email address of each potential referee, as much contact information as possible, and why you feel this person is competent to review your work. You should not have collaborated with the suggested reviewers at any time in the past five years.

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

NEW SUBMISSIONS

Submission to this journal proceeds via conventional process or online (as soon as it is available) and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. The system automatically converts your files to a single PDF file, which is used in the peer-review process.?

This can be a PDF file or a Word document, in any format or lay-out that can be used by referees to evaluate your manuscript. It should contain high enough quality figures for refereeing. If you prefer to do so, you may still provide all or some of the source files at the initial submission. Please note that individual figure files larger than 10 MB must be uploaded separately.

References

References must formatted as follows: Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination must be present.

Formatting requirements

Formatting must be as follows: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussions (conclusion included) - IMRAD Format. Artwork and Tables must be with captions.

Figures and tables embedded in text.

Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file.

Language

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

Use of word processing software.

Regardless of the file format of the original submission, at revision you must provide us with an editable file of the entire article. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.

Organization of the manuscript

Beginning with the first page, present your manuscript in the order below:

1. Title: First letter capitaliz