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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Check Authorship standards
  • Check suggested "Reporting Guidelines" for you research design.
  • Check section in IJHS
  • Read carefully "Author Guidelines"
  • Citation Style and Format
  • Check article type
  • The text adheres to submission format

Author Guidelines

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This section provides all resources to help the manuscript submission, review, and publication process. Please read the following instructions and policies:

Instructions for submitting a manuscript

IJHS is a scientific publication with a rigorous editorial peer review process. Before starting, the authors should review the general rules of publication in IJHS, types of articles, and sections.

1- Submission Format

The following are general requirements for submitting manuscripts of all study designs and manuscript formats.

Title Page: Include general information about an article and its authors. Require the article title, author information, contact information, any disclaimers, sources of support, word count, and sometimes the number of tables and figures.

Manuscript Sections: The article should be organized in Title, abstract, keywords, development of the work, and bibliographic list. The development of the worktext should be according to “IMRAD” structure (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections). Special types of articles, such as meta-analyses, may require different formats, while case reports, narrative reviews, and editorials may have less structured or unstructured formats. See General Principles and Manuscript Sections of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Digital File Format: Manuscripts must be typed in Microsoft Word or similar software. Only .doc, rtf, odt formats are accepted.

Word Count: Each manuscript has a word limit. The count includes all the words contained from the introduction to the conclusion or discussion. Abstracts, figure legends, and table notes are not counted. Manuscripts that exceed the count limits will be returned for correction. Articles must have a maximum total length of 1500 to 10000 words depend of tipe of artticle (including notes and bibliography), A4 size sheet, with 2.5cm margins (top, bottom, right, and left), double spaced, and Times New Roman font. 12 pts. 

Authorship: IJHS adheres to the standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). See Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals. The number of editors is unlimited except for Letters to Editor or Commentaries, and Multimedia contents (3 authors). The author's data (name, institutional membership, and email) must be sent separately to guarantee anonymity at the time of the evaluation.

Reporting Guidelines: IJHS subscribes to guidelines developed to report different study designs. Include CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, STARD for studies of diagnostic accuracy and others sources for reporting guidelines in EQUATOR Network and the NLM's Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives. See Reporting Guidelines of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Key words
Include a maximum of 6 keywords after the abstract. For keywords in English use MESH (

Additional Information: Tables, graphics, photos and illustrations must be sent in a separate file (TIF, JPG or PNG formats) numbered according to the order of appearance in the text. The minimum resolution of the file should be 300 dpi. Supplementary electronic-only material should be submitted and sent for peer review simultaneously with the primary manuscript.

Textual Transcriptions: The verbatim transcriptions of authors (citations) that do not exceed three lines will be kept in the main body of the text, between quotation marks and without italics or bold type. In the case of references greater than three lines, it will be presented separately from the main body of the text with a space at the beginning and another at the end, without using quotation marks, italics, or bold type.

Citation Style and Format: IJHS use The Vancouver system (Vancouver reference style) References should follow the standards summarized in the NLM’s International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: Sample References webpage and detailed in the NLM’s Citing Medicine, 2nd edition

2- Article Types

Original Research: Description: This type of manuscript reports original or unpublished research. Supports reports on results of basic, genomics, clinical, economic, ethical, and healthcare research. Includes clinical trials, observational studies, and ecological studies. Maximum words: 4000 to 8000 (See statements sources for reporting guidelines in EQUATOR Network and the NLM's Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives. - Please follow the reporting guidelines of CONSORT for randomized controlled trials, and STROBE for purely observational studies. )

Clinical Cases and Case Series (Include cases reports and case series)

Description: This type of manuscript reports cases or series of fewer than ten subjects. Maximum words:  (See statements sources for reporting guidelines in EQUATOR Network and the NLM's Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.) 

Review Articles 

Description: This type of manuscript allows the selection, interpretation and communication of the existing literature on a specific topic. They must be written impartially and without conflict of interest. Reviews should be  3000 to 6000 words including title and notes.

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Systematic Review

Collates all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria to answer a specific research question. It uses explicit, systematic methods that are selected with a view to minimizing bias, thus providing reliable findings from which conclusions can be drawn and decisions made. Please follow the reporting guidelines of PRISMA. Word count up to 10.000. 

Practice Guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options. See recomended satatements. Word count up to 8000-15000. 

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Letters and comments to the editor

Description: This type of manuscript has different alternative destinations and dont heve peer review process. Word count 1500 to 3000

A- Letter to the Editor: These writings allow relevant comments on recently published articles in IJHS

B- Editorials: This manuscripts Offers commentary and analysis on a current-issue article at IJHS.

C- Current perspectives: These editorials allow short communications on current issues for both basic or clinical science. Includes What Is Value-Based Healthcare.

D- Translational Editorial: These editorials allow brief communications on clinical and population applications of basic research.

Multimedia Contents

Description: These types of submissions show relevant images and videos to the scientific, educational, and health care professional community. Supports static and dynamic formats. They must be original and not apply to case reports or case series. 

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3- Journal Sections

  • Letters and Commentarys to Edithor
  • Original Article
  • Clinical Cases and Case Series
  • Review Article
  • Systematic reviews / Meta-analyses
  • Multimedia contents

4- Journal Categories

  • Basic Sciences Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Medical and Health Sciences Education
  • Nutrition & Metabolic Research
  • Research in Kinesiology and Physiatry 
  • Dental Research
  • Nursing and Surgical Instrumentation Research
  • Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
  • Innovation and Technology

5- Editorial Process and Policies (coming soon)

Open Access Policy
IJHS has an Open Access policy to scientific information, considering that scientific publications with or without funding should circulate on the Internet for free and without restrictions.
This journal is based on the principle of offering the public free access to research to aid a greater global exchange of knowledge adhering to those established in the BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002). The publication of articles in this journal is free, without any charge to the authors. Access to its contents is free and no embargo is applied to access them. Readers' access to the content of this magazine is free and is available in full on this site and without restrictions through a Creative Commons CC BY license that allows the content to be reused, always citing the original source.

Plagiarism Detection Policies

IJHS has a policy of collaboration of the editors, authors, and reviewers of this journal for the detection of plagiarism based on the "Principles of transparency and good practice in academic publications" of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
All original articles submitted to this publication will be monitored through an online search and through specific software to detect plagiarism.


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