4. PREPARING YOUR SUBMISSION
Cover Letters (Download Cover Letter Here) & (Cover Letter Sample Here)
All manuscripts submitted to Evidence Based Care Journal should include a cover letter stating on behalf of all the authors that the work has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Any previous submission of the work, in any form, must be declared. If the study that is being submitted is similar in any way to another study previously submitted/published or is part of multiple studies on the same topic, a brief sentence explaining how the manuscript differs and that there is no identical material should be stated in the cover letter upon submission. Manuscripts undergo a similarity check when submitted and your article may be returned to you, if the above has not been adhered to.
It is mandatory to report the organization approving the project, project assigned number, the full name of the approved project
Furthermore, it is mandatory for clinical trial studies within registry code.
Note: Cover Letter MUST be signed by all authors.
For details on eligibility for author listing, please refer to the journal’s Authorship policy outlined in the Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations section.
Contributions from individuals who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed, with permission from the contributor, in an Acknowledgments section. Financial and material support should also be mentioned. Thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate.
Conflict of Interest Statement
Authors will be asked to provide a conflict of interest statement during the submission process. See ‘Conflict of Interest’ section in Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations for details on what to include in this section. Authors should ensure they liaise with all co-authors to confirm agreement with the final statement.
Parts of the Manuscript
All The manuscript should be submitted in separate files: title page; main text file; figures.
Title Page:(Download Title Page Sample Here)
The title page should be submitted separately to the main file and contain:
i. A short informative title that contains the major key words. The title should not contain abbreviations
ii. A short running title of less than 40 characters
iii. The full names of the authors
iv. The authors’ institutional affiliations at which the work was carried out
v. Corresponding author’s contact email address and telephone number
Main Text File
The main text file should be presented in the following order:
i. Title, abstract and key words;
ii. Main text;
The title must contain both a descriptive and concise title of the paper. Country names are only to be included in titles where it is made clear the content is being compared and contrasted to the International arena.
Please provide up to 6 keywords When selecting keywords, Authors should consider how readers will search for their articles. Keywords should be taken from those recommended by the US National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser list at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/.
• As papers are double-blind peer reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors.
• All articles must be relevant to an international audience. Authors should explain policies, practices and terms that are specific to a particular country or region; outline the relevance of the paper to the subject field internationally and also its transferability into other care settings, cultures or health care specialities; placed discussions within an international context any papers exploring focussed cultural or other specific issues, and that clinical issues are put into context to other geographical regions and cultural settings.
• The journal uses British/US spelling; however, authors may submit using either option, as spelling of accepted papers is converted during the production process.
• Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated into the text as parenthetical matter.
References should be prepared according to the Vancouver (6th edition) recommended by the International Committee of Biomedical Journal Editors. This means in text citations should follow the numerical method whereby number for the source should appear in the text, for example, (1). Each reference you cite in the text of your document is identified by a consecutive number, with a full description of each reference in a numbered list at the end.
For more information about Vancouver referencing style, please refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver_system
Tables and Figures
Tables and Figures may contain the following (prepared in 1 file):
i. Tables (each table complete with title and footnotes);
ii. Figure legends;
iii. Appendices (if relevant).
Tables should be self-contained and complement. They should be supplied as editable files, not pasted as images. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend, and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. All abbreviations must be incorporated into the table as parenthetical matter.
If , more than one type of statistical test used in each table it should be defined in footnotes. *, **, *** should be reserved for type of statistical test
Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.
Although we encourage authors to send us the highest-quality figures possible, for peer-review purposes we are happy to accept a wide variety of formats, sizes, and resolutions.
Figures submitted in colour will be reproduced in colour online. Please note, however, that it is preferable that line figures (e.g. graphs and charts) are supplied in black and white so that they are legible if printed by a reader in black and white.
General Style Points
The following points provide general advice on formatting and style.
• Abbreviations: In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially, use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.
• Numbers: numbers under 10 are spelt out, except for: measurements with a unit (8mmol/l); age (6 weeks old), or lists with other numbers (11 dogs, 9 cats, 4 gerbils). editorial members, reviewers and authors must confirm and obey rules defined by ICMJE.