Original Articles are full length papers that address research questions with exhaustive study design and methodology. The entire manuscript including abstract and references should not exceed 15 typed pages in double space and should not contain more than 40 references.
Reviews of basic and clinical topics of interest to the readership will be solicited by the editors. Unsolicited reviews will probably be returned unless of exceptional quality. In case you wish to contribute a review, it is a good idea to check with the editor before submitting one. The length of review articles should not exceed ten typed pages.
Case reports should be limited to 1200 words, should not have more than 4 authors and should not contain over 2 illustrations and 15 references. Case reports submitted with a review of literature, must also conform to these rules.
Letters to the editor containing interesting observations and comments on the articles published in the journal are welcome for publication. The replies to such letters will also be published as and when received from the authors. The letter should not exceed 600 words and should not contain more than one figure or table and 5 references.
All manuscripts would be peer reviewed. Manuscripts that are outside the range of interest of Indian Journal of Nephrology readership or that fail to satisfy the technical requirements would be rejected and promptly returned to authors without further review. Only glossy prints and photographs of rejected manuscripts would be returned to reduce expenditure on mailing. The rejected manuscript would be destroyed. Manuscripts returned to authors for modification should be returned back to the editorial office as early as possible but not later than 3 months. The editorial board reserves the right to assess suitability of the language, modify the text, improve the photographs to enhance clarity of presentation without affecting the message being conveyed by the article.
Submit an original manuscript and two photocopies, typed double spaced in letter quality print on one side only of standard (8 1/2 x 11 inch) white bond paper. Manuscripts should be organized as follows: title page, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements (including funding source), conflict of interest, references, tables and figure legends. Cite references and figures by numbers in the text. All weights and measures must be given in metric units. Avoid use of full stops in the middle of abbreviations (ECG, not E.C.G.). In case of clinical trials, the name of the registry where the trial was registered should be provided.
Type the full names and affiliations of all authors. The title should not exceed 100 characters including spaces between words. Designate a corresponding author and provide a telephone number, fax number, email and mailing address. Number all pages consecutively beginning with the title page, include an abbreviated title of not more than 40 characters.
The abstract should be unstructured (i.e., not broken into different paragraphs). State the problem considered, methods, results and conclusions in less than 250 words. You should list at least 3 key words.
Each table should have a title and be numbered in the order of appearance in the text. Use superscript letters to indicate footnotes typed at the bottom of the table.
All figures including graphs, black and white light and electron micrographs must be submitted online at the time of manuscript submission. Figures should be high resolution (300x300 dpi) in tif or bmp format. Do not senf jpg or gif files.
Legends should state degree of magnification or scale bars should be used on the photograph. Graphs must be of professional quality.
References should be numbered in the order of appearance in the text. Citation of unpublished observations or personal communications (include permission to quote from appropriate individual) should be placed in the text in parenthesis.
Reference number in the text should be typed as superscript e.g. Hyperlipidemia after transplant 10.
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Author(s). title. journal, year of publication; volume: page numbers. Example: Curtis JJ, Luke FIG, Jones P and Diethelm AG. Hypertension in cyclosporine-treated transplant recipients is sodium dependent. Am J Med 1988; 85:134 138.
Yoo KH, Norwood VF, Chevalier RL. Regulation of angiotensin II AT 1 and AT2 receptors in neonatal unilateral ureteral obstruction (Abstract). J Am Soc Nephrol 1995;6:1035.
Chapters in Book
Author(s), chapter title, book title, edition, editor(s), city of publication and publishers, year, page. Example: Broune WE. The immunobiology of different types of renal allograft rejection, in Contemporary issues in Nephrology, Renal transplantation, ed. Milford EL, Brenner BM, Stein JH, New York. Churchill, 1989 p 45 -96.
Use generic names of drugs. Do not use abbreviations in the title. Define all abbreviations at the first use in the manuscript. For references the names of all authors should be mentioned instead of using et al. The abbreviations used for name of a particular journal should be according to Index Medicus/Medline.
Copyright form: The copyright form, duly signed by all authors MUST be uploaded at the time of manuscript submission. Please note that manuscript processing cannot begin until this form is submitted.
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