Information for Authors
General Submission Guidelines
The primary goal of IJMSC is to publish original articles covering various clinical aspects of MS, particularly those relevant to the multidisciplinary management of the disease and its consequences. We accept original research, clinically relevant literature reviews, short reports, case reports, consensus statements, controversies, book reviews, and letters to the editors.
As a bronze open-access journal, there are never any article processing charges or author publishing charges. The research entrusted to IJMSC is free to access for fellow researchers, MS clinicians, persons with MS, and all interested in multidisciplinary care.
Reporting guidelines have been developed for different study designs.
- CONSORT for randomized trials.
- STROBE for observational studies.
- PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
- STARD for studies of diagnostic accuracy.
Authors should follow these guidelines to ensure that the study is described in enough detail to be evaluated by editors, reviewers, readers, and other researchers. Authors of review manuscripts, particularly systematic reviews, should describe the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting, and synthesizing data. Good sources for reporting guidelines are the EQUATOR Network and the NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.
IJMSC adheres to the ethical policies and procedures as recommended by the agencies below.
- Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
- Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
- World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)
- World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Helsinki (October 2013).
IJMSC does not publish any animal studies, basic research, or preclinical research.
Who is an author?
Authors must: 1) substantially contribute to the conception and design or acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of data; 2) draft or critically revise the article for important intellectual content; 3) approve the final version; AND 4) agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work, ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. If contributors do not meet all 4 criteria, they should be recognized in the acknowledgments. Generally, no more than 6 authors should be listed.
The corresponding author and each coauthor of accepted manuscripts must read, complete, and sign an authorship form that includes a copyright transfer, an authorship statement, and a conflict of interest disclosure.
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