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Journal of Research in Medical Education and Ethics aims to provide a snapshot of the latest research and advances in the field of medical sciences, medical research, medical education and information, and bio-ethics. The journal addresses what is new, significant and practicable. Journal of Research in Medical Education and Ethics is published three (3) times a year by IndianJournals.Com, New Delhi. The Journal has both print and online versions. Being peer-reviewed, the journal publishes original research papers, review papers and communications screened by national and international researchers who are experts in their respective fields.

The original manuscripts that enhance the level of research and contribute new developments to the medical education and ethics sector are encouraged. Journal of Research in Medical Education and Ethics (JRMEE) is a multidisciplinary journal, integrating research in different streams of medical sciences. The journal covers experimental and clinical studies related to basic medical sciences and their applied aspects in animals and humans, including diagnostic studies, therapeutic interventions and social issues. Journal will cater the need of the researchers having special interest in the field of medical ethics and information. Studies on clinical aspects, epidemiological studies, cost-effective analysis and bio-ethics will be under the scope of the journal. The journal is expected to help researchers, technologist and policy makers in the key sector of medical education, medical research, medical information and bio-medical ethics to enhance their understanding of it. The manuscripts must be unpublished and should not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. There are no Publication Charges.

Editorial contact: editorjrmee@yahoo.com

Guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts for publishing in “Journal of Research in Medical Education and Ethics”

The Journal of Research in Medical Education and Ethics fully adhere to the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. The detailed guidelines of ICMJE can be downloaded from http://www.icmje.org/

The authors should submit their manuscript in MS-Word (2003/2007) in single column, double line spacing as per the following guidelines. The manuscript should be organized to have Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Material & Methods, Results, Discussion, and Acknowledgement. Conclusion should be included in the Discussion itself. The manuscript should not exceed 16 pages in double line spacing.

  • Take margin of 1 inch (Left, Right, Top & Bottom) on A4 paper.

  • The Title of the paper should be in bold and in Title case .

  • Keywords: About 5-6 keywords to be indicated

  • The next item of the paper should be the author's name followed by the co-authors.

  • Name of the corresponding author should be highlighted by putting an asterisk, with whom all the future correspondence shall be made.

  • This should be followed by an affiliation and complete official addresses.

  • Providing e-mail id is must.

  • Please keep the title, author’s name and affiliation center aligned.

  • Use the following font sizes:

  • Title: 14 point bold (Title Case), Author’s name(s): 12-point bold, Author’s Affiliations: 10-point normal, Headings: 11-point bold & caps, Sub-headings: 11-point normal & caps, Body Text: 10-point normal.

  • The manuscript must be in English.

  • Manuscripts should not normally exceed 12 printed pages, including illustrations.

  • Manuscripts are accepted on the basis that they may be edited for style and language.

  • Use Times new roman as the font.

  • Words used in a special context should appear between single quotation marks the first time they appear.

  • Lines must be double-spaced (plus one additional line between paragraphs).

  • Tables and figures must be included in the same file as the text in the end of the manuscript. Figures must be inserted into the document in JPEG or Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) format.

  • Abbreviations should be spelt out in full for the first time they appear and their abbreviated form included in brackets immediately after.

  • Communicating author will receive a soft copy of his/her published paper free of cost.

  • Diagrams and Figures: Only black & white figures are accepted. Figures should be entered in one column (center aligned) and should not exceed 6-inch total width. A minimum line width of 1 point is required at actual size. Annotations should be in Times New Roman 12 point with only the first letter capitalized. The figure caption should be preceded by ‘Figure’ followed by the figure number. For example, ‘Figure 10.

  • Photographs and illustrations: No color photographs are allowed. Image files should be optimized to the minimum possible size without compromising the quality. The figures should have a resolution of 300 dpi.

  • Equations: Using the appropriate editor, each equation should appear on a new line. The equations referred to in the text, should be numbered sequentially with their identifier enclosed in parenthesis, right justified. The symbols, where referred to in the text, should be italicized.




  • References: The papers in the reference list must be cited in the text in the order in which they appear in the text. In the text, the citation should appear in square brackets, after the punctuation mark, in the superscript “[]”. References of Journals, Books and Conferences must be written as shown in the example below.


The Journal of Research in Medical Education and Ethics follow VANCOUVER style of references

Articles in Journals

  • Standard journal article (for up to six authors): Shukla N, Husain N, Agarwal GG, Husain M. Utility of cysticercus fasciolaris antigen in Dot ELISA for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. Indian J Med Sci 2008;62:222-7.

  • Standard journal article (for more than six authors): List the first six contributors followed by et al. Nozari Y, Hashemlu A, Hatmi ZN, Sheikhvatan M, Iravani A, Bazdar A, et al. Outcome of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients without major risk factors and patients with at least one major risk factor for coronary artery disease. Indian J Med Sci 2007;61:547-54

  • Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl 1:275-82.

  • Issue with supplement: Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23(1, Suppl 2):89-97.

Books and Other Monographs

  • Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.

  • Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.

  • Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. pp. 465-78.

Electronic Sources as reference

  • Journal article on the Internet

  • Monograph on the Internet

    • Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/.

  • Homepage/Web site

    • Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.

  • Part of a homepage/Web site

    • American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002 [updated 2001 Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens]. Available from: http://www.amaassn.org/ama/pub/category/1736.html


Susan MK. Hospital acquired infections: Role of antibiotic resistance [dissertation]. St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ.; 2002.

Submission of Manuscript:

The manuscript must be submitted in doc to the Editor-in-Chief as an email attachment to editorjrmee@yahoo.com. The author(s) should send a signed declaration form mentioning that, the matter embodied in the manuscript is original and copyrighted material used during the preparation of the manuscript and has been duly acknowledged. The declaration should also carry consent of all the authors for its submission to Journal of Research in Medical Education and Ethics. It is the responsibility of corresponding author to secure requisite permission from his or her employer that all papers submitted are understood to have received clearance(s) for publication. The authors shall also assign the copyright of the manuscript to the publisher IndianJournals.Com (India).

Peer Review Policy

Every article is processed by a masked peer review of double blind by three referees and edited accordingly before publication. The criteria used for the acceptance of article are: contemporary relevance, updated literature, logical analysis, relevance to the global problem, sound methodology, contribution to knowledge and fairly good English. Selection of articles will be purely based on the experts’ views and opinion. Authors will be communicated within Two months from the date of receipt of the manuscript. The editorial office will endeavor to assist where necessary with English language editing but authors are hereby requested to seek local editing assistance as far as possible before submission. Papers with immediate relevance would be considered for early publication. The possible exceptions will be in the case of occasional invited papers and editorials, or where a partial or entire issue is devoted to a special theme under the guidance of a Guest Editor.

The Editor-in-Chief may be reached at: editorjrmee@yahoo.com

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