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Indian journals indexed in Scopus


Indian journals indexed in Scopus


1.     African Journal of Paediatric Surgery (Publisher: Medknow Publications
Instructions to Authors

Ø About the Journal
African Journal of Paediatric Surgery (ISSN - 0189-6725) is the premier periodical on Paediatric Surgery in Africa. Its international readership is reflected in the prestigious international Editorial Board and worldwide reviewers. AJPS is indexed PubMed/MEDLINE, African Journal Online and the African Index Medicus (AIM). The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.afrjpaedsurg.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.
Ø Scope of the journal
The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research papers, case reports, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and debates, covering technical, clinical and bioengineering studies related to paediatric surgery well being including ethical and social issues. The journal gives preference to clinically oriented studies over experimental and animal studies.
Ø The Editorial Process
All submitted manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. During submission, the contributor is requested to provide names of two or three qualified reviewers who have had experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but this is not mandatory. The reviewers should not be affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor/s. However, the selection of these reviewers is at the sole discretion of the editor.
Internal Editorial Review Process: On submission, editors review all manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the AJPS readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself.
External Editorial Review Process: Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in AJPS are sent to two or more expert reviewers. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.
Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format.
Proofs: Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period.
The whole process of submission of the manuscript to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online. To achieve faster and greater dissemination of knowledge and information, the journal publishes articles online as ‘Ahead of Print’ immediately on acceptance.
Ø Authorship Criteria
Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content of the manuscript. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to each of the three components mentioned below:
1.Concept and design of study or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data;
2.Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
3.Final approval of the version to be published.
Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and writing the manuscript. Once submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors. The journal prescribes a maximum number of authors for manuscripts depending upon the type of manuscript, its scope and number of institutions involved (vide infra). The authors should provide a justification, if the number of authors exceeds these limits.
Ø Contribution Details
Contributors should provide a description of contributions made by each of them towards the manuscript. Description should be divided in following categories, as applicable: concept, design, definition of intellectual content, literature search, clinical studies, experimental studies, data acquisition, data analysis, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing and manuscript review.
One or more author should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole from inception to published article and should be designated as 'guarantor'.
Ø Submission of Manuscripts:
Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts (including figures) to AJPS exclusively through the Journal’s website: www.journalonweb.com/ajps. First time users will have to register at this site. Registration is FREE but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their user name and password.
The submitted manuscripts that are not as per the “Instructions to Authors” would be returned to the authors for technical correction, before they undergo editorial/ peer-review. Submission terms should include separate files for a cover letter, title page, abstract, text, references, legends for tables/figs., figures and tables.
If you experience any problems, please contact the editor at editor @ afrjpaedsurg . org.
All manuscripts must be submitted on-line through the website www.journalonweb.com/ajps. First time users will have to register at this site. Registration is free but mandatory. Registered authors can keep track of their articles after logging into the site using their user name and password.
The submitted manuscripts that are not as per the “Instructions to Authors” would be returned to the authors for technical correction, before they undergo editorial/ peer-review. Generally, the manuscript should be submitted in the form of two separate files:
1.     Title Page/First Page File/covering letter:

This file (should be in text/rtf/doc files format; Do not zip the files) should provide the following information:

The type of manuscript (original article, case report, review article, Letter to editor, Images, etc.) title of the manuscript, running title, names of all authors/ contributors (with their highest academic degrees, designation and affiliations) and name(s) of department(s) and/ or institution(s) to which the work should be credited.

The total number of pages, total number of photographs and word counts separately for abstract and for the text (excluding the references, tables and abstract), word counts for introduction + discussion in case of an original article
Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these.

Acknowledgement, if any. One or more statements should specify 1) contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair; 2) acknowledgments of technical help; and 3) acknowledgments of financial and material support, which should specify the nature of the support. This should be included in the title page of the manuscript and not in the main article file.

If the manuscript was presented as part at a meeting, the organization, place, and exact date on which it was read should be so indicated.

Registration number in case of a clinical trial and where it is registered (name of the registry and its URL) should be provided on this page.

Conflicts of Interest of each author/ contributor. A statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest, if that information is not included in the manuscript itself or in an authors' form Criteria for inclusion in the authors’/ contributors’ list.

A statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors, that the requirements for authorship as stated earlier in this document have been met, and that each author believes that the manuscript represents honest work, if that information is not provided in another form (see below); and The name, address, e-mail, and telephone number of the corresponding author, who is responsible for communicating with the other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs, if that information is not included on the manuscript itself.
2.     Blinded Article file: The manuscript/text must not contain any mention of the authors' names or initials or the institution at which the study was done or acknowledgements. Manuscripts not in compliance with The Journal's blinding policy will be returned to the corresponding author. The main text of the article, beginning from Abstract till References (including tables) should be in this file. Use rtf/doc files. Do not zip the files. Limit the file size to  4MB. Do not incorporate images in the file. The pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the first page of the blinded article file.
Images: Submit good quality color images. Each image should be less than 10 MB in size. Size of the image can be reduced by decreasing the actual height and width of the images (keep up to 1800 x 1200 pixels or 5-6 inches). Images can be submitted as jpeg files. Do not zip the files. Legends for the figures/images should be included at the end of the article file.
The contributors' / copyright transfer form (template provided below) has to be submitted in original with the signatures of all the contributors within two weeks of submission.
The copies of the Contributors’ form / copyright transfer form may be submitted online from the authors’ area on www.journalonweb.com/ajps.
Revised manuscripts should also be accompanied by a unique file (separate from the cover letter) with responses to reviewers’ comments. Upload text, tables and graphics as separate files. Do not import figures or tables into text document; submit them as separate files. All manuscript must be submitted double-spaced in English. Please submit your manuscript electronically at www.afrjpaedsurg.org. The website guides authors, after registration at the site, stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. That the original, not PDF, files are required. Once the submission files are uploaded the system automatically generates an electronic (PDF) proof, which is then used for reviewing. All correspondences, including the Editor’s decision and request for revisions, will be by e-mail. Correspondence concerning abstracts, book reviews, notices, reports of meetings, and other announcements should be addressed to Professor Uba A. F. by email (ajpseditor @ gmail . com).
Authors submitting a manuscript to AJPS do so on the understanding that if accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the rights to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be transferred exclusively to the publisher.
AJPS subscribes in general to the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (N Engl J Med 336:309-315, 1997)



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