Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Submission of an original manuscript to the Journal will be taken to mean that it represents original work not previously published, that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication and that the author is willing to assign copyright to the journal as per a contract that will be s ent to the author just prior to publication. If accepted for publication, it will be published online and in print and it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, for commercial purposes, in any language, without the consent of the publisher.
Publication of scholarly research is meant to disseminate knowledge and, in a not-for-profit regime, benefits neither publisher nor author financially. Authors who publish in the International Journal of Medical Research and Analysis agree to transfer their rights to IJMRAA. IJMRAA will then release their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution-4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) License.
This license allows anyone to copy and distributes the article for non-commercial purposes provided that appropriate attribution is given. For details of the rights, an author grants users of their work, please see the license summary at following web page -http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
What rights do I retain as a journal author?
- The right to make copies (print or electronic) of the journal article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use
- The right to make copies and distribute copies of the journal article (including via e -mail) to research colleagues, for personal use by such colleagues for scholarly purposes
- The right to post a pre-print version of the journal article on Internet websites including electronic pre-print servers, and to retain indefinitely such version on such servers or sites for scholarly purposes
- The right to post a revised personal version of the text of the final journal article (to reflect changes made in the peer review process) on your personal or institutional website or server for scholarly purposes, incorporating the complete citation and with a link to the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the article
- The right to present the journal article at a meeting or conference and to distribute copies of such paper or article to the delegates attending the meeting
- The right to use the journal article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes (subsequent to publication of the article in the journal);
Following rights will be held by IJMRAA under Creative Commons Attribution - 4.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
The right to prepare other derivative works, to extend the journal article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgment of its original publication in the journal, providing appropriate credit to the author, indicating changes, if any.
Why does IJMRAA request transfer of copyright, before releasing into Creative Common License?
The research community needs certainty with respect to the validity of scientific papers, which is normally obtained through the editing and peer review processes. The scientific record must be clear and unambiguous. IJMRAA believes that, by obtaining copyright transfer, it will always be clear to researchers that when they access an IJMRA site to review a paper, they are reading a final version of the paper which has been edited, peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in this appropriate journal.