Points to Note While Submitting to Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases

Vol 31 | Issue 2 | Aug – Dec 2016 | page: 4 | Ashok K Shyam


Authors: Ashok K Shyam [1] [2]

[1] Department Of Orthopaedics, Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune, India.
[2] Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, Thane, India

Address of Correspondence:

Dr. Ashok Shyam, Department Of Orthopaedics, Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune, India.
Email: drashokshyam@gmail.com


Editorial

Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases (JBJD) is one of the oldest orthopaedic Journal in India as is regularly publishing since last 31 years. JBJD editorial team has decided to keep up with technology and go online with the Journal. With change from print only to online and print, there are major changes in the submission policies of the Journal. Although the format remains standard there are certain points that potential authors should remember while submitting to JBJD in future.
All submissions to JBJD will now be through the online portal ‘Scripture’. Authors have to register with the submission portal which is available on the JBJD website www.jbjdonline.com. After registration, link for new submission will be available on the profile page of the author. Before submitting be sure to keep ready following documents; title page, blinded manuscript with references and figure legends [with no names of author or the institute], tables [on a separate word file], individual figures image files and copy right form. Submit the blinded manuscript file first and then submit the rest of the files as supplementary files. You may embed figures and tables in the blinded manuscript, but please add them as separate supplementary file. It is important to provide good quality images for publication along with detailed figure legend. Each figure should have its own legend which should be in sufficient details so that reader’s do not have to refer back to text to understand the figure details. Please provide the figure legends at the end of the manuscript. Same applies to the tables which should contain detailed legends along with explanation of short forms if they are used. One of the most important points is to refer the table and figures with appropriate numbers at appropriate places in the manuscript. This is most essential with all figures and tables and they should be numbered chronologically as they appear in the manuscript.
Title file is an important document that will identify the names of all authors along with order of the authors. Please provide, first name, middle name and last name of all the authors along with their affiliations in the title page. Provide details of the corresponding authors in the title page along with email and detailed postal address. The institute at which the study was done has to be mentioned in the title page. The title page should be submitted as part of supplementary files on Scripture.
Referencing is one of the most important points that authors should note while submitting. All references have to be in Vancouver format, which means that they should be numbered chronologically as they appear in the manuscript. Please do not include references in the abstract which is a standalone section and is not part of the full manuscript. References have to be mentioned in square brackets at end of sentences, before the full stop.
With these things taken care of grammar remains another important point which authors should take care of. Use a third person language and avoid using ‘I’ or ‘we’ in your manuscript except when absolutely necessary. Please avoid using unnecessary all capitals or capital in the manuscript. Heading and names should be in capital [not all capital] and rest everything is sentence case. Please avoid using capitalisation to highlight points and follow the rules of basic grammar.
These are some basic points in formatting a good scientific article and we recommend all authors to please read the guidelines to authors in details before submitting .


How to Cite this Article: Shyam AK. Points to Note While Submitting to Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases. Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases  Aug-Dec 2016;31(2):4 .

Dr Ashok Shyam

Dr Ashok Shyam


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