Online Article Submission

Vidarbha Journal of Internal Medicine
Manuscript Submission : Check list for Contributors

  1. Letter of submission.
  2. Copyright statement signed by all the authors.
  3. Title page :
    Title of manuscript Full name(s) and affiliations of author (s); institution(s) and city(ies) from which work originated. Name, Address, Telephone, Fax numbers and e-mail address of corresponding author. Number of pages, number of figures and number of tables.
  4. Structured abstract (objectives, methods, results, conclusion) along with title, and key words
  5. Article proper (double spaced on A/4 size paper).
  6. Acknowledgements (separate sheet).
  7. References (double spaced, separate sheet, Vancouver style).
  8. Maximum number of references for Original articles - 20, Short articles - 10, Case reports - 6, Documentation - 3, Correspondence - 3.
  9. Each table on separate sheet.
  10. Figures/diagrams on separate sheet.
  11. Legends on separate sheet.
  12. Covering letter signed by all authors confirming that they have read and approved the contents and also confirming that the manuscript is not submitted or published elsewhere. Individual authors contributors must be mentioned at the end of the article, particularly regarding study design collection of data, analysis of data and intellectual inputs of various authors for the discussion of the topic concerned.
  13. Statement regarding Ethics Committee Approval and informed consent from subjects.*
  14. Submit online after registering as an author. Send a copy to editor in chief (
  15. For details visit website

Instruction To Authors

"Vidarbha Journal Of Internal Medicine" official publication of the "Association of Physicians of India" Vidarbha Chapter. It is published biannually (January & July). The Journal will consider for publications manuscripts, suitable as original papers, brief reports, reviews, current perspective articles, case reports, letters to the editor, selected summaries from important articles published elsewhere, calendar of conferences, and other special category articles of interest to the physician. The editorial board specially encourages submission of rare case reports, presented in the various clinical meetings of all other affiliated chapters of API.

Manuscripts should be addressed to Dr. Tanuja Manohar, Editor- in- Chief, Vidarbha Journal Of Internal Medicine, .Manuscript should be submitted online on our website after registering as an author and copy should be sent to Dr.Tanuja Manohar E-Mail: or .

Statements and opinions expressed in the articles, published in the journal are those of the authors and not necessarily of the Editor. Neither the Editor nor the publisher guarantees, warrants or endorses any product or services advertised in the journal. If accepted for publication, the manuscript may be edited without altering the meaning to improve the clarity and understanding. Two or more referees will scrutinize every original or review article submitted to the " Vidarbha Journal of internal Medicine"

Guidelines for Manuscript Preparations:

Original Articles: The Manuscript should be prepared in accordance with the 'Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals' compiled by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (NEJM 1997; 336: 309-315). (Vancouver style)

Three complete sets of manuscript should be submitted, typed in double space on one side of the page throughout (including references, tables and legends to illustrations).

The manuscript should be arranged as follows:

Covering letter. Title page. Abstract. Introduction. Methods. Results. Discussions. Acknowledgements. References. Tables and legends to illustrations.

Covering letter: Covering letter should explain if there is any deviation from the standard IM RAD (Introduction Methods, Results & Discussions) format and should outlined the importance and uniqueness of the work. All authors must sign the covering letter with the understanding that:

  1. All authors have reviewed the article and agree with its contents.
  2. The article is entirely original.
  3. No portion of the article is under consideration elsewhere of publication or has been previously published. (This restriction does not apply to abstracts published in connection with scientific meetings.
  4. Statement regarding conflicts of interest specially in articles on Drug trial.

Title page (Page 1): This should contain the Title, Names of all the Authors written in continuation. Name(s) of Institution(s) they are affiliated to. Names (first name, initial or middle name followed by surnames of all the authors (without degrees or diplomas). Name and full location of the department/ institutions/ laboratory where the work was performed.

The name, telephone number, FAX number, E-Mail and postal name and address of the corresponding author and acknowledgement of financial support if any.

Structured Abstract (Page 2): Should be typed on a separate sheet.

The abstract (250 words maximum) should be structured and divided into sections namely Background/ Rationale, Methods and Results, Discussion and Conclusions.

Also, provide 3-5 key words, terms from the medical subjects headings (MeSH), list of Index Medicus should be used

Text (Page 3 onwards): The text should be divided into Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussions. Give generic rather than trade names of drugs. Avoid the use of full stops in between abbreviations (TMT not T.M.T.)

Introduction: The introduction should state why the study was carried out and what where it's specific aims

Methods: These should be described in sufficient detail to permit evaluation and duplication of the work. This section may be divided into subsections, if required. Ethical guidelines followed by the investigations should be described. Statistical details should be provided where applicable.


Discussion: Should consist of review of literature and relate the major findings with other publications.

References: In Vancouver style and should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they first appear in the text.

Labelling Citation

References are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text - they are identified by Arabic numerals in parentheses (1), square brackets [1], superscript1, or a combination [1].

Format of Citations

Different formats exist for different types of sources, e.g. books, journal articles etc. Author names are abbreviated to at most two initials.[10] Although Citing Medicine does not explicitly mandate merging initials (e.g. "R. K." would be merged into "RK"), the examples used throughout the book do.

Journal Articles

Standard Journal Articles

  • Leurs R, Church MK, Taglialatela M. H1-antihistamines: inverse agonism, anti-inflammatory actions and cardiac effects. Clin Exp Allergy. 2002 Apr;32(4):489-98. As an option, if a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume (as many medical journals do), the month and issue number may be omitted:
  • Thomas MC. Diuretics, ACE inhibitors and NSAIDs - the triple whammy. Med J Aust. 2000;172:184-185. If there are more than six authors, the first six authors are listed followed by "et al.":
  • Guilbert TW, Morgan WJ, Zeiger RS, Mauger DT, Boehmer SJ, Szefler SJ, et al.Long-term inhaled corticosteroids in preschool children at high risk for asthma. N Engl J Med. 11 May 2006;354(19):1985-97.

Note, however, that the NLM lists all authors for articles.

As an option, a unique identifier from a database may be added to the citation:

  • von Itzstein M, Wu WY, Kok GB, Pegg MS, Dyason JC, Jin B,et al. Rational design of potent sialidase-based inhibitors of influenza virus replication. Nature. 1993 Jun 3;363(6428):418-23. Cited in PubMed; PMID 8502295.


Personal Author(S)

Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Moore PK. Pharmacology. 5th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 2003.

Editor(s) or compiler(s) as authors

  • Beers MH, Porter RS, Jones TV, Kaplan JL, Berkwits M, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 18thed. Whitehouse Station (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 2006.

Authored chapter in edited publication

Glennon RA, Dukat M. Serotonin receptors and drugs affecting serotonergic neurotransmission. In: Williams DA, Lemke TL, editors. Foye's principles of medicinal chemistry. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002.

Electronic Material

Website [homepage on the Internet]. Indianapolis: Indiana University Department of Medicine; 2003 [updated 17 May 2006; cited 30 May 2006]. Available from:

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