Guide for Authors

  • The Journal of the Anatomical Society of India (JASI) is the official, peer-reviewed publication of the Anatomical Society of India. The journal is published twice a year in June and December by Elsevier, a division of Reed Elsevier India Pvt. Ltd. It is indexed in ‘Science Citation Index Expanded’ and ‘Web of Science’ and is circulated to all the members of ASI and subscribers.

    Journal of the Anatomical Society of India commits to publish original scientific papers and review articles on all aspects of Anatomy and allied subjects which contribute in understanding development, morphology, histology, evolution and function through a broad range of anatomical approach. It also accepts case reports, book reviews and journal scans for publication. Proceedings of annual meetings and structured abstracts of research papers presented during the annual conference of anatomical society of India will be published in journal on-line only.

    On acceptance of a paper for publication, the author will have to pay for internet uploading charges @ INR 50 per page. Apart from this, authors have to pay for planning, scanning, plate making and printing on art paper—INR 500 for each black and white photograph, INR 1000 for each colored photograph and INR 500 for each table, graph and drawn figures. If the total amount of the invoice is less than INR 2000, it will be considered rounded off to the same.

    The amount to be sent via online transaction in the account of Editor JASI SB A/c no. 612102010006692.

    The amount may also be sent through an account payee bank draft/banker's cheque drawn in favor of Editor JASI, payable at Ghaziabad only for Union Bank of India, Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad. All outstation cheques/drafts must include INR 70 as bank collection charges. The draft/cheque may be send to Dr Ruchira Sethi, Joint Editor, JASI, J-41 Patel Nagar I, Ghaziabad, UP-201001.

    Manuscript submission

    The Journal of the Anatomical Society of India (JASI) accepts online submissions in electronic format. All new manuscripts must be submitted through Journal of the Anatomical Society of India online and review Website (http://ees.elsevier.com/jasi). Please refer to the following steps to submit your manuscript online:

    1. Open the homepage of the Journal’s Website at http://ees.elsevier.com/jasi.
    2. Register yourself for free by clicking on register on the top and create a user profile with a desired “Username” and mandatory details. On submission of the information, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration along with the “Password”.
    3. Click “Log In” on the main navigation menu at the top of the journal screen to open the login page.
    4. Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields (e-mailed to you at the time of registration).
    5. Click “Author Log in”, this takes you to the “Author Main Menu”.

    By submitting a manuscript online, the author agrees to the following:

    1. The work is original and free from plagiarism.
    2. It has not been submitted for publication/is not under consideration for publication at another journal.
    3. All authors are aware of the order of authorship. The submitting author shall be solely responsible in case disputes arise.
    4. Once published, copyright of manuscript shall stand transferred to the Journal.
    5. ‘Conflict of interest’ if any, must be explicitly stated at the end of the manuscript.

    Manuscripts must conform to the instructions given below:

    General: Type the manuscript (using ‘Times New Roman’ font, size 10) in single space throughout. Please arrange the manuscript as follows: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and References. Number all pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. Figures and Tables must be referred to in the manuscript. Consult a recent issue of the Journal for details. Only the Title page should bear the names and addresses of the author(s).

    Types of manuscripts: The following categories of articles are accepted by the Journal of the Anatomical Society of India.

    1. Original Research Article: Original, in-depth clinical research that represents new and significant contributions to anatomical and medical science. The entire manuscript should not exceed 3000 words, excluding tables and should have maximum of 40 references. The number of authors should not exceed five, including the corresponding author.

    2. Review Article: These are comprehensive review articles on topics related to various fields of Anatomy. The entire manuscript should not exceed 7000 words with no more than 50 references and two authors. Following types of articles can be submitted under this category:

    • Newer techniques of dissection and histology
    • New methodology in Medical Education
    • Review of a current concept
    Please note that generally review articles are by invitation only. But unsolicited review articles will be considered for publication on merit basis.

    3. Case Report: Brief observations during dissection, osteological or histological studies and clinical reports of special interest with a teaching angle. Manuscript should be limited to 1200 words with maximum 2 illustrations and 15 references. The number of authors should not exceed three.

    4. Letter to the Editor: These letters are related to any unsolicited, new information of immense academic interest or an article published in the journal within the preceding 20 weeks. A letter must not exceed 500 words, should not have more than 3 authors and 5 references. There should be no tables or figures. Authors of the original article cited in the letter are invited to reply.

    5. Interesting Photograph: These are unsolicited photographs, not necessarily related to the mandate of the Journal, but published as space fillers. There are no restrictions on subject matter, but photographs of familiar people are generally not encouraged. A digital picture of 300 dpi or higher resolution in eps, tif, or jpg format needs to be submitted. Besides these, the following may be submitted with the Editor-in-chief for publication in the journal:

    6. Book Review: This consists of a critical appraisal of selected books on Anatomy. Potential authors or publishers may submit books, as well as a list of suggested reviewers, to the editorial office. The author/publisher has to pay INR 2500 per book review.

    7. Calendar of Conferences: Information regarding important meetings and courses to be conducted in the future are published in each issue. Course directors/organizers are advised to send full information about educational events to the Editor-in-chief. Course directors/organizers, apart from those of JASI, have to pay INR 2500 for information of each event.

    Covering Letter

    The covering letter should explain any deviation from the standard IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion) format and should outline the importance and uniqueness of the work. It should include the signed declaration from all authors on:

    1. The category of manuscript (original research, review articles, case reports, etc.)
    2. Statement that the material has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere for publication
    3. Transfer of copyright to the Journal of the Anatomical Society of India upon the acceptance of the manuscript for publication
    4. All authors have reviewed the article and agreed with its contents
    5. Information about any conflicts of interest of any of the authors
    6. Sources of research support, if any, including funding, equipment, and drugs.
    The covering letter should also include the mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

    Manuscript Preparation

    The manuscripts should comply with the following guidelines.

    Title page (Page 1) should contain:

    • Title and keywords for the article along with the running title
    • Brief structured abstract of the article (for original articles, review articles and case reports)
    • Name(s) of author(s), their academic qualifications and current affiliations
    • Name, mailing and e-mail addresses of the corresponding author
    • Acknowledgement of financial support, if any.

    The title represents the subject matter of the manuscript. A subtitle can be added if necessary. The title should be brief and comprehensive. A structured abstract (i.e, an abstract with distinct labeled sections e.g. Introduction, methods, results, discussion; for rapid comprehension) not more than 250 words in length, should be provided with 3-5 keywords. Keywords should be the listed terms in the medical subject’s headings (MeSH) of the Index Medicus, to help in easy indexing.

    The manuscript should be well organized and written in simple and correct English under appropriate headings. Preferably, no statement should be supported by more than three references. The Introduction should address the subject of the paper. The Methods section should describe in adequate detail the laboratory or study methods followed and state the statistical procedures employed in the research. This section should also identify the ethical guidelines followed by the investigators with regard to the population, patient samples or animal specimens used. The Results section should be concise and include pertinent findings and necessary tables and figures. The Discussion should contain conclusions based on the major findings of the study, a review of the relevant literature, clinical application of the conclusions and future research implications. Following the Discussion, Acknowledgments of important contributors and funding agencies may be given. The editorial office must receive written, signed consent from each contributor recognized in the Acknowledgements because the statement can imply endorsement of data and conclusions.

    References

    At the end of the article, a list of references should be included. In general, the number of references should not exceed 40 for original articles, 50 for review articles and 15 for case reports. The authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references and their citations in the text.

    1. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
    2. References in text, tables and legends should be identified by superscript Arabic numerals at the end of the sentence outside any punctuation. If several different studies or papers are cited within one sentence, the number should be placed where it will accurately identify the correct study.
    3. The names of authors in the text should concur with the reference list.
    4. References cited only in tables or in legends to figures should be numbered in accordance with a sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or illustration.
    5. Papers accepted but not yet published may be included as references by adding “In press” after the journal name.
    6. In general:
      • All authors/editors should be listed unless the number exceeds three, when you should give three followed by “et al.” E.g. Geller AC, Venna S, Prout M, et al. Should the skin cancer examination be taught in medical school? Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(9):1201–03.
      • Full page number for first page and as many digits as are changed for final page need to be mentioned.
      For more details and examples of correct forms of references, please refer to ICMJE guidelines sheet at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html.
    7. For book references: author’s surname followed by initials of first names, full title of the book, name of chapter followed by Edn & Vol no. with name of domicile of publishers along with year of publication should be mentioned.
    8. The journal follows AMA style of referencing. E.g. Geller AC, Venna S, Prout M, et al. Should the skin cancer examination be taught in medical school? Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(9):1201–03.

    Tables

    Each Table should be typed on a separate page and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Necessary explanatory notes, if any, may be given below the Table.

    Figures/Illustrations/Photographs

    Photographs of 300 dpi or higher resolution may be submitted as ‘jpg’, or ‘tiff ‘ files in a zipped folder. In clinical photographs, identity of the subjects should be suitably masked; in case this is not possible, a written permission from the concerned person should accompany the manuscript.

    Legends to Figures: The Figure number (numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals), title and explanations of the Figures should appear in the legend (not on the Figure). Type the legends on a separate page. Enough information should be included to interpret the Figure without reference to the text.

    Units

    Units of measurement should be given in metric units. All bio-clinical measurements should be given in conventional units, with System International d’unites (SI) units given in parenthesis. Generic rather than trade names of drugs should be used.

    Checklist

    • Cover letter
    • Manuscript with supported documents (Single-journal submission affirmation, copyright assignment and declaration form)
    • Informed patient consent statement (if applicable) / Institutional Ethical Committee approval
    • Funding agency’s role in data interpretation
    In addition to above, the author should submit:
    • A hard copy, with original photographs
    • A soft copy, a CD compatible with MS Word 2003-07

    Address for Correspondence: Dr. Vishram Singh, Editor-in- Chief, Journal of Anatomical Society of India at editorjasi@gmail.com.

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