|Instructions to Authors|
Manuscripts, or the essence of their content, must be previously unpublished and should not be under simultaneous consideration by another journal. The authors should also declare if any similar work has been submitted to or published by another Journal. By virtue of the submitted manuscript, the corresponding author acknowledges that all the co-authors have approved the final version of the manuscript. The corresponding author should provide all co-authors with information regarding the manuscript and obtain their approval before submitting any revisions. Manuscripts are only accepted for publication on the understanding that the authors will permit editorial amendments, though proofs will always be submitted to the corresponding author before being sent finally to press.
Manuscripts will be considered for publication in the form of original articles, case reports, short communications, letters to editor and review articles. The work should be original or a thorough by an authoritative person in a pertinent field.
IJHWR follows AMA style (American Medical Association Manual of Style,10th Edition) from January 2015.
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submission to Biomedical Journals” proclaimed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/).
Research Reporting Guidelines
Authors are encouraged to use the relevant research reporting guidelines for the study type provided by the EQUATOR Network
The main reporting guidelines are:
Randomized controlled trials (RCTs): CONSORT guidelines
Diagnostic accuracy studies: STARD guidelines
Quality improvement studies: SQUIRE guidelines
Case reports guidelines: CARE guidelines
a - A statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors;
b - The requirements for authorship have been met for all the authors, based on the criteria stated by ICMJE.
c - Approval of all the authors regarding the order of authorship.
d - Each author confirms that the manuscript represents honest work.
e - The name, address, and telephone number of the corresponding author who is responsible for communicating with other authors about revisions and final approval.
f - The letter should give any additional information that may be helpful to the editor, such as the type or format of the article. If the manuscript has been submitted previously to another journal or in another language, it is helpful to include the previous editor’s and reviewers’ comments with the submitted manuscript, along with the authors’ responses to those comments.
g - For accepted manuscripts, the authors are requested to fill and sign the journal’s cover letter to express their consent for its publication.
Ethics Committee Approval
Authors should provide an approval letter from the relevant Ethics Committee or Institution’s Review Board regarding the research protocol and the rights of the subjects (if applicable to the study).
Attach a copy of the consent form to the letter, if applicable. Consent forms would be evaluated by the Ethics Committee and then signed by the participant.
Submission to this journal occurs online. Manuscripts submitted via email are not processed. International Journal of Women's Health and Reproduction Sciences (IJWHR) only considers the materials submitted in electronic form via the journal's online submission portal. The editorial office reserves the rights to return manuscripts that are not in accordance with the IJWHR instructions for authors. Once you arranged your manuscript according to the following instructions, you can then submit your paper via our online submission system.
Examples of our Endnote style:
Journal article (1-6 authors)
Journal article (more than 6 authors)
Homans GC. Social Behavior: Its Elementary Forms. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul; 1961.
Logan K. ‘Casi Como Doctor’: pharmacists and their clients in a Mexican urban context. In: van der Geest S, Whyte SR, eds. The Context of Medicines in Developing Countries: Studies in Pharmaceutical Anthropology. Dordrecht: Springer; 1988:107-129.
Categories of Articles Editorial
Editorials (up to ~700 words) are short pieces reflecting the view of the editor or the policies of the journal, which may be written by the editor, a member of editorial board or an invited author. Editorial should not include an abstract or keywords.
Letters to the Editor
Letters referring to a recent article in this journal must be received within three months of its publication. Letters submitted after the allowed time will not be considered. he text, not including references, must not exceed 700 words. A maximum of three authors and 10 references are allowed. Neither tables nor figures are allowed. Original research that is of interest but does not fulfill all the requirements needed for publication as a full-length manuscript can be submitted as a letter to the editor. The letter must have a title and a maximum of three authors. The text, not including references, tables, figures or legends must not exceed 700 words. No more than 10 references and either one table or one figure are allowed. Word Count Limit: Letters should contain 500-700 words, maximum number of references is 10, maximum number of illustrations/tables is 1.
The content of the paper must justify its length. For reports of original investigative work, traditional division into sections is required: Title, Keywords, Addresses and which author address for correspondence, Structured abstract, Background, Objectives, Materials/Patients and Methods, Results, Discussion, References and Acknowledgements, Legends for display items (Figures and Tables).
Maximum number of references is 55, maximum number of illustrations/tables is 5.
Maximum number of illustrations/tables is 5. In a review article both abstract and text of the manuscript, include following items:
1) Context: Include 1 or 2 sentences describing the clinical question or issue and its importance in clinical practice or public health.
2) Evidence Acquisition: Describe the data sources used, including the search strategies, years searched, and other sources of material, such as subsequent reference searches of retrieved articles. Explain the methods used for quality assessment and the inclusion of identified articles.
3) Results: Address the major findings of the review of the clinical issue or topic in an evidence-based, objective, and balanced fashion, emphasizing the highest-quality evidence available.
4) Conclusions: Clearly state the conclusions to answer the questions posed if applicable, basing the conclusions on available evidence, and emphasize how clinicians should apply current knowledge.
A case report is a case study, case report, or other description of a case that should contain 1500-2000 words with a structured abstract of 200 words maximum. Case reports should comprise sections of Introduction, Case Presentation, and Conclusions in Abstract and Introduction, Case Presentation, and Discussion in full text with not more than 2 tables or figures and up to 20 references.
Brief reports are preliminary studies and contain 1000-2000 words with a structured abstract of 200 words maximum. Short reports should comprise sections of Background, Objectives, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion with not more than 2 tables or figures and up to 20 references.
Short communications are small papers focusing on a particular aspect of a subject, which describe significant materials for disseminating new messages to our readers. They follow the instructions for original articles, except that the total word number of the main text (excluding references, tables and figure legends) is limited to 2000 with no more than 2 figures and/or tables and no more than 25 references. An abstract, not exceeding 150 words, should be presented at the beginning of the article.
Multimedia and Supplemental files
Authors may submit video and other files to enhance their case reports (video files should be supplied as .avi, .wmv, .mp4). You may also submit supplementary material to support the submission and review of your article, e.g., papers in press elsewhere, published articles, raw data. When submitting video files, ensure you upload them using the File Designation “Video Files”. Please record Voice and Words of your Video in English presentation only. The submitted file should has high quality for presentation.