Instructions to Authors

Please read the instructions carefully and follow them strictly. Submissions not complying with these instructions will not be considered.

Scope of the journal
Panacea, Journal of Medical Sciences (PJMS) publishes papers describing original research in all areas of medical fields and educational research.

Submission of contributions:
All submissions and correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, Panacea, Journal of Medical Sciences, Department of Research, NKP SIMS & Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Nagpur, 440019. All articles submitted for publication are meant exclusively for publication in this journal and must be accompanied by duty filled copyright form and sent to

Vested interests:
All vested interests must be declared by all the authors eg. Money received directly or indirectly for the study or for its presentation from all sources including commercial/pharmaceutical companies, and including gifts, travel perks, hospitality etc.

1) Manuscripts must be submitted in precise, unambiguous, concise and easy to read English.
2) The number of authors should not exceed six.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically along with duty filled signed and scanned copyright form. They should be typed in font: times new roman and in font size: 12, only on one side of the A4 size paper with double spacing (space between two lines not less than 6 mm) and at least 2.5 cm margin on all sides.
Word limit : 
Original article: Upto 3000 words (excluding abstract of 250 words and a maximum of 30 references).
Case report: Upto 1000 words (excluding abstract of 150 words and a maximum of 10 references).
Review article: Upto 4000 words (excluding abstract of 250 words and a maximum of 90 references).

 3) Title page on a separate sheet of paper and should include:
a. Title of the article.
b. Names and designations of all authors (surname followed by first name).
c. Affiliations (name of department, institution, city, state and country where the work was done), indicating which authors are associated with which affiliation.
d. The name, address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

4) Text (original article): The text should include the following:
Word limit : Upto 3000 words (excluding abstract and a maximum of 30 references).
Abstract should be restricted to summary of the important results and conclusion only without general statements. It should not exceed maximum of 250 words and be on first page without abbreviations and references. Upto 6 keywords should also be given at the end of the abstract.

Introduction should define the reason for the study, the nature of the problem, and its relation to previous work, quoting the references by numbers within brackets in the order in which they are cited.

Materials and Methods should contain sources of special chemicals, kits, animals, case material and all the actual methods employed briefly with references. Use generic names with the trade name in parenthesis.

All measurements must be in metric units and temperature in degrees Celsius.
Use only standard abbreviations, symbols and acronyms that are universally accepted.

Ethics: All research study should confirm to ethical principles as laid down in the
Helsinki declaration and it should be explicitly stated if permission of an IRB / human or animal ethics committee was taken.

Results: Present the results in logical sequence using appropriate, tables and figures without duplication. Results must include statistical analysis when ever applicable.

Discussion: Distinguish clearly new information from previous findings, and speculation from fact. Problems arising out of the study may be identified, and relevant hypotheses may be generated. Indicate the conclusions that may be drawn and place them in the context of a critical appraisal of previous work.

5) Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement of those who have actually contributed substantially to the study mentioning their contribution.

6) References : This should be numbered in order of citation in the text at appropriate place in brackets in line with the text (e.g. 1). References in the end must be on separate sheets in serial order. They must be complete in Vancouver format. List all authors; if the number is seven or more, cite first six names followed by et al.

References must be given in the following format.

Chari SN and Nath N. Sialic acid content and sialidase activity of polymorphonuclear
leukocytes in diabetes mellitus. American J Medical Sci 1984; 288:18-20.

Kahn CR, Weir GC, editors. Joslin’s diabetes mellitus, 13ed. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1994: 1068pp

Nath N. Effect of certain compounds on the lysomal stability in vitro. Proceedings of All India Seminar on Contemporary development in bioenergetics and membrane function. Waltair,1982:82.

Unpublished work, work in preparation, and personal communications should only be mentioned in the text and not used as references. Personal communication must carry the date of the communication. However, work accepted for publication should be included in the reference list as ‘In Press’ giving the name of the Journal.
‘Quoted by’ references are not accepted.

Responsibility: Authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of references

7) Tables : No table should exceed the limit of one page. Each table should be typed double spaced, on a separate sheet of paper, should carry a title and be serially numbered in Arabic numerals in the order of its first citation in the text. Each column should have a short heading with units of measure, if applicable, in parenthesis. Do not use vertical rules. Use horizontal rules only above and below column headings and at the bottom of the Table. Explanatory matter should only be given in footnotes using a, b, c, … as symbols sequentially. Matter given in a sentence or two in the text should not be repeated in the Table. Use graphs as alternative to Tables with many entries. Statistical significance to be given as foot-note to the tables.

8) Figures (with Legend) and Photographs: To appear on separate pages and should be unmounted in black ink drawings of professional quality with clear lettering and numbered consecutively (I,II etc). Only standard symbols should be used for figures. They should have a brief legend. Statistical significance to be given as foot-note to the figures. Photographs should be in coloured glossy prints and if black and white there should be a sharp contrast between black and white areas. They should be 8 x 13 cm size. If applicable a linear scale should be incorporated in the photograph or magnification stated.

The word “Top” should be written in the appropriate place at the back of the photograph. A legend should be supplied for each photograph typed double spaced in consecutive order on a separate sheet of paper. Matter give in a table must not be repeated as a figure.

9) Case report:
Word limit : Upto 1000 words (excluding abstract of 150 words and a maximum of 10 references).
Because of their rarity and innovative management, case reports of practical interest to clinicians will be accepted for publication. The case report should be arranged in the following order :- Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Case History, Discussion and References.

10) Review article :
Word limit : Upto 4000 words (excluding abstract of 250 words and a maximum of 90 references).
Articles of current innovative interest extensively studied.

11) Proof correction will be done by the Editors.

12) Copyright clearance:

Copyright clearance for material / illustration that is not original must be obtained by the authors in writing from both the original authors and the publishers.