Scope of Journal

Sree Balaji Journal of Medical Sciences

Original research articles:

The journal encourages original research articles. The length of the article should not exceed 2500 words (without references and abstract).


Title should be short and concise but sufficiently informative.


The abstracts should be structured with the following headings: Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusions of the paper (less than 250 words). Abstract should clearly explain the key finding of the research work. Key words: Maximum 5 key words should be mentioned.

Main text :

Main text of the article should be in the following order including Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. Figures and Tables: The article should not have more than 5 tables and, or figures. References: References can be limited to 30. References should be in the vancouver format. It is mandatory to include information about Ethical approvals in the methods section, otherwise the manuscript will likely be rejected.

Systematic reviews and Meta-analysis

For Systematic reviews the word count should be limited to 3500 words. For Meta-analysis the word count is optional. For the systematic review and Meta analysis the authors can follow the PRISMA guidelines http://www.prisma-statement.org

Abstract :

Structured abstract with not more than 250 words the following sections including Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusions of the paper (less than 250 words).


3 to 5 Keywords


Maximum 50 references.

Brief communications

Any brief report of original article may be submitted in the brief communication section. The format is same as the original research article and the word limit is 1000 words. It may have three tables or figures. References should be limited to 10-12.


Unstructured abstract limited to 100 words


3-5 key words

Figures and Tables: Illustration and tables should be limited to 2


References must be limited to 12.

Clinical Case reports:

This section describes the uncommon infections and previously undocumented treatment of a known disease condition, a unique unreported complication of treatment, a case that generates a new hypotheses or helps to understand possible pathophysiological processes.

The article should follow the subsequent order including introduction, case history and discussion. Case reports with the follow up of treatment, are preferred.


It should have an unstructured abstract limited to 100 words


3 keywords maximum

Figures and Tables: Illustrations and images are encouraged in case reports but should be limited to one each.


Maximum of 10 references allowed for case reports


Narrative review articles written by scientist(s)/ expert(s) who works and publish original article in the particular area, will be considered. The article could be 5000-6000 words (excluding Abstract and References) with not more than 100 references (recent & relevant) and an unstructured abstract of about 250 words.

Tables and Figures could be included as per requirement. Copyright permission should be obtained from the copyright holder in advance, if a published Table/Figure is reproduced in part or whole.

General instruction for writing the manuscripts


The introduction part should be brief and specifically tells about the aim of the study. Review of literature should be crisp and it is necessary to indicate the reason for the research undertaken and the essential background.

Materials and Methods:

The nomenclature, source of material and procedures should be clearly stated. The experimental part should be clearly mentioned which help the other workers to repeat the work if necessary. New methods or modifications in the old protocol should be described in sufficient detail. If the methods are clearly well recognized, a mere reference to them will do; modification(s) if any, should, however, be given.


Only such data as are essential for understanding the discussion and main conclusions emerging from the study should be included. The data should be arranged in unified and coherent sequence so that the report develops clearly and logically. The data should be statistically analyzed, and the level of significance should be given. The same data should not be presented both in tabular and graphic forms. Only such tables and figures as are necessary should be given.

Interpretation of the data should be taken up under discussion; in some cases, however, it may be desirable to combine results and discussion in a single section.


Long discussions can be avoided. The discussion should deal with the interpretations of results without repeating information already presented under results. It should relate the new findings to the known and include logical deductions.


Should be brief and state precisely the outcomes reflecting the objective of the study.


Acknowledgement should be brief and limited to financial grants/support, any specific assistance like statistical analyses, sample donation, etc., and not for providing routine facilities.


References to literature should be numbered consecutively, following the same sequence in the text and the list appended at the end. Vancouver style will be followed in the reference section.