Information for Authors

International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine  (IJCEM, ISSN 1940-5901) is an open access online journal. It is
dedicated to publication of research articles of Biomedical Sciences including basic experimental biomedical research and all
clinical study such as internal medicine, surgery. OB-GYN, pediatrics and infectious disease. IJCEM also welcomes papers from
other fields related to the study of human diseases, such as pathophysiology, pharmacology and epidemiology. IJCEM is
primarily devoted to original clinical, translational and experimental research papers, but will also publish review articles, limited
number of editorials, very selective case reports, letters to the editors and meeting reports. Please click to download the
Sample
manuscript for preparing your paper.


Manuscript Preparation (Click to submit manuscript online)

All manuscript must be submitted online. By submitting a manuscript to IJCEM, all authors understand that the entire or portion
of the manuscript has not been published elsewhere (except in the form of a meeting abstract or a thesis) and are not currently
under consideration for publication by any other journals. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all
authors have contributed to, read and approved the final manuscript for submission. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to the
corresponding author upon the receipt of the manuscript. The editorial decision regarding acceptance will be made as soon as
possible upon the completion of the peer reviews.  Accepted manuscripts may be subject to editorial revision without notice.


ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE POLICY

Authors’ responsibilities

To ensure that submitted manuscripts have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a
published lecture or thesis) and are not currently under consideration for publication by another journal.

To ensure all authors have contributed to, read and approved the final manuscript for submission.

To ensure that all data in the submitted manuscript are authentic. Maintain accurate records of data associated with their
submitted manuscript and to provide this data upon reasonable request.

To inform the editor of any other submitted manuscripts that might contain overlapping or closely related content.

To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.

To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original, and to acknowledge and cite any content reproduced from
other sources.

To ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and
requirements (e.g. WMA Declaration of Helsinki, the Guidelines of Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Human
Subject Protections, NIH Policy on Use of Laboratory Animals, or equivalent). For studies involving human subjects, authors
should obtain express permission from subjects and respect their privacy. Confirmation that approval has been sought and
obtained should be included in the manuscript where applicable. Experiments involving animals should follow the appropriate
institution or the National Research Council Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals.

Declare any potential conflicts of interest that could be perceived as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage
during the publication process.

To notify promptly the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified, and to cooperate with the
editor and publisher to provide retractions or corrections if necessary.
  
Keep a copy of the manuscript submitted in case of revision, rejection, loss or damage. Receipt of manuscripts will be
acknowledged and a decision regarding acceptance made as soon as possible. Accepted manuscripts may be subject to
editorial revision without notice.

Authors should provide 4 potential peer reviewers with detailed contact information including e-mail address. Authors may also
nominate 2 peers that they request are not sent the article for peer review for conflicts of interest or other appropriate reasons –
in such instances some reasonable justification must be given. These should be experts in their field of study, who will be able
to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. If not provided, potential reviewers will be identified by their publication
record or recommended by the Editorial Board members. All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet
the rigorous standards of academic excellence.

Reviewers’ responsibilities

To ensure that accepted manuscripts meet the rigorous standards of academic excellence.

To review submitted manuscripts objectively, and in a timely manner.
  
To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author, and to not retain or copy the manuscript in any
manner.

To alert the editor of any published or previously submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review.

To point out any relevant published work that is not yet cited.

To be aware of any potential conflicts of interest between the reviewer and author/research funders(financial, institutional,
collaborative or otherwise). To alert the editor to any potential conflicts of interest and if necessary, withdrawing their services for
that manuscript.

Editors’ responsibilities

To act in a balanced, fair and objective way while carrying out duties without discrimination based on sexual orientation, religious
or political beliefs, gender, ethnic or geographical background of the authors. Editors have complete responsibility and authority
to accept and/or reject manuscripts.

Ensure that there is no conflict of interest with respect to manuscripts they reject/accept.

To ensure that all manuscripts, including submissions for sponsored supplements or special issues are handled in the same
way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit without any commercial
influence.

To preserve the anonymity of reviewers.

To adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of any complaints, ethical or otherwise, in accordance with the policies
and procedures of COPE (www.publicationethics.org). To give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints.
All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved, and documentation associated with
any such complaints should be retained.

To promote the publication of corrections and/or retractions when errors are found.

Publisher Responsibilities

To ensure that all articles published meet the standards and requirements outlined above.

To ensure that any corrections, retractions, and/or clarifications are published when necessary.

To maintain the integrity of the academic record, and preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical
standards.

Identification of Unethical Behavior

Misconduct and/or unethical behavior may be identified and brought to the attention of the editor and publisher at any time, by
anyone.

Whoever informs the editor or publisher of misconduct should gather sufficient evidence and information in order for an
investigation to be initiated. Evidence should be gathered in a discreet manner, in order to avoid spreading allegations beyond
those who absolutely need to know, in order to protect the confidentiality of the parties in question until a conclusion has been
reached.

All allegations will be taken seriously and handled in the same manner.

The editor will take initial action, with additional input from the publisher where appropriate.

In every case, authors will be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.

Misconduct and Possible Outcomes

Minor breaches of conduct might be dealt with internally, without the need for any outside consultation;

Depending on the severity of the infraction, other outcomes may include, but are not limited to the following:
   
Informing the author or reviewer of the infraction, and educating him/her   on how to avoid future breaches of conduct;
   
A written warning regarding the breach of conduct;
   
Publication of a formal notice and/or editorial detailing the misconduct;

A formal letter to the author’s department head and/or funding agency;

Retraction of the publication from the journal, and informing both the  Abstracting & Indexing services as well as the readership
of the publication of the infraction;

Suspension of the author’s eligibility for publication;

Reporting the breach of conduct to a higher authority for further investigation and action.

Copyright Policy

By submitting a manuscript to any of e-Century Publishing Corporation journal, all authors agree that all copyrights of all
materials included in the submitted manuscript will be exclusively transferred to the publisher, e-Century Publishing Corporation
once the manuscript is accepted.

Once the paper is published, the copyright will be released by the publisher under the “Creative Commons Attribution
Noncommercial License”, enabling the unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction of the published article
in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
If the manuscript contains a figure or table reproduced from a
book or another journal article, the authors should obtain permission from the copyright holder before submitting the
manuscript,
and be fully responsible for any legal and/or financial consequences if such permissions are not obtained.

All PDF, XML and html files for all articles published in this journal are the property of the publisher, e-Century Publishing
Corporation (
www.e-Century.org). Authors and readers are granted the right to freely use these files for all academic purposes.
In addition,
the author has the right to reuse any materials in his/her own paper for any purpose without getting the
permission from the publisher
provided that the original work is properly cited.By publishing paper in this journal, the authors
grant the permanent right to the publisher to use any articles published in this journal without any restriction including, but not
limited to academic and/or commercial purposes.

If you are interested in using PDF, html, XML files or any art works published in this journal for
any commercial purposes,
please contact the publisher at business@e-century.org.

Units and Abbreviations

System International (SI) units should be used for all measurements. All abbreviations should be explicitly defined at their first
occurrence except for those internationally acceptable. Abbreviations used in the genetic association reports will need to follow
the conventions detailed in the specific information requirements for genetic association reports. Any articles that involve the
description of enzymes will require the inclusion of the appropriate EC (Enzyme Commission) number as recommended by the
Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB).

Disclaimer

While the advice and information in the article are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the
authors nor the editors can accept any legal responsibilities for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publication
makes no warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to the materials contained within.


PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT

Manuscripts that do not follow IJCEM format will be returned to the corresponding author.
 All manuscripts should be written
in standard grammatical English using computer software, arranged in the following order and saved as single DOC (Word) file
including all components of the manuscript:
1.        cover letter
2.        title page
3.        abstract and keywords
4.        main text
5.        acknowledgements, if any
6.        references
7.        tables, if any
8.        figure legends, if any
9.        figures, if any.


Cover Letter

The cover letter should include name, degree, address, telephone, fax and email of the corresponding author. A statement that
all authors have contributed to, read and approved the final manuscript for submission should be included if there are multiple
authors. Any editorial or financial conflict of interest (e.g., consultancy, stock ownership, equity interests, patent or licensing
agreements) should be clearly disclosed in the cover letter.  The
disclosure statement must be submitted upon the acceptance.


Title Page

The title page should include:
1.        article title;
2.        first name, middle initial, and last name of each author
3.        name of the department and university or institutional affiliation of each author;
4.        the email address of each author although only the corresponding author will be contacted for manuscript related issues;
5.        a short running title;
6.        Disclosure of conflict of interest.


Abstract and Key Words

The abstract generally should not exceed 250 words, but no more than 500 words if deemed necessary that concisely
summarize the study’s object, significant findings and conclusions. Include up to 10 key words or phrases at the end of the
abstract.


Main Text

The main text should include Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion.  The Introduction should be succinct,
clearly stating the purpose and rationale of the study. In Materials and Methods, the procedures should be described in sufficient
detail to allow duplication by an independent observer. Results and Discussion may be combined or divided. They should be
written concisely and logically with emphasis on novel findings.


Acknowledgements

All acknowledgements (if any) should be included at the end of the main text before references and may include grant and
administrative support.


References (Please click to download EndNote Style or Reference Manager Output Style for IJCEM)

Reference published in IJCEM should be listed at the end of the manuscript and numbered in order of citation in the text,
including citations in tables and figure legends. Complete author citation is required (use of "et al" is not acceptable).  
References should conform to the style of the Journal. Examples follow:

Journals: [1] Krishnan B and Truong LD. Renal epithelial neoplasms: the diagnostic implications of electron microscopic study
in 55 cases. Hum Pathol 2002; 33: 68-79.

Books: Fishman AP: Pulmonary Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale. Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders. Edited by Fishman AP.
New York, McGraw-Hill, 1988, pp. 999-1048

Web sites: See Data Supplements section below for proper use of web site references. Cite in text only.

In press: To be used only for papers accepted for publication. Cite as for journal with (in press) in place of volume and page
numbers.

Submitted papers/unpublished data: Cite in text only.

Manuscripts that are not formatted correctly as described above will be returned to the author directly without formal review.
Authors are entirely responsible for the accuracy of cited references including the formatting.


Tables

All tables have to be created with Word "Insert Table" function and should be cited consecutively in the main text by Arabic
numbers (Table 1, Table 2, etc). Each table has to have a descriptive title on the top of the table. Provide explanations for any
nonstandard abbreviations in footnotes to the table.


Figure Legends

Figure legends including figure number, a short title and detailed description should be embedded at the end of text file.


Figures

All figures should be cited consecutively in the main text by Arabic numbers (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc).  All figures must be prepared
in
600dpi resolution and embedded in the Word File at the end of the manuscript and labeled with the corresponding figure
numbers. The text in all figures must be in Arial Font and clearly readable. Photographs of a person should render them
unidentifiable or include their written permission.  


Publication Fee

International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine is an open access journal which provides instant, worldwide and
barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Publishing Fee allows the publisher to make the published material
available for free to all interested online readers.

Publishing fee is $1580 for each paper that is below ten printed pages, and $100/page for each additional page which will be
billed to the corresponding author. There is no extra charge for color figures.
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