Journal Policies

Journal of Medical Thesis welcomes articles that contribute to Medical knowledge from all countries. Articles are accepted only for exclusive publication in the Journal of Medical Thesis. Previously published articles, even those in peer-reviewed electronic publications, are not accepted by the Journal. Published articles and illustrations become the property of the Journal. All studies should be carried out in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the “Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal” developed by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (April 2010). The uniform requirements and specific requirement of Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports are summarized below. Before sending a manuscript contributors are requested to check for the latest instructions available. Instructions are also available from the website of the journal ( and from the manuscript submission site (Click Here).

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement 

The Journal of Medical Thesis follows the COPE (Committee for Publication Ethics) Guidelines and decisions about duplicate publication, plagiarism and article retraction are taken as per COPE Flowcharts. [Click Here to Download COPE Flowcharts]. All Authors need to report that their manuscript is an original publication and should sign the contributors form and conflict of interest form for each publication.

All articles submitted to JMT will be checked for Plagiarism using online tool 'Plagiarism Checker'


   The Review Process

  • The manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to one journal at a time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted or already accepted for publication elsewhere. Violation may lead to serious action against authors as per COPE guidelines.
  • The Editorial board will review all submitted manuscripts initially.
  • Manuscripts which seem to lack scientific message or content are rejected at first instance. Journal will not return unaccepted manuscripts.
  • Manuscripts that are not formatted as per journal guidelines will be send for correct formatting before review process
  • Manuscript that get approval from editorial board and are formatted as per guidelines, will be send for further Editorial review by at least two expert reviewers [this number may exceed in cases where we do not get a definitive answer by two reviews]. The review process is blinded for author, Institution or place of origin of the manuscript.Peer-Review-Process-chart
  • Editorial team takes a final decision based on the comments received from the Editorial reviewers
  • The contributors are usually informed about the  acceptance/rejection within a period of 10 to 12 weeks. This period may get extended in cases where more than two opinions are needed.
  • Articles accepted would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style and format. All articles will also be rewritten by the Editorial team and a final copy will be send to authors for approval
  • Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, which has to be returned within 4 days.

   Open Access Policy


All journal issues and pdf of all articles will be available as open access immediately after the issue is published



  Scope of The Journal


  Scope of the journal

JMT will accept medical thesis from all faculties of medicine including the Clinical, non-clinical and  paraclinical faculties. To be published in JMT all thesis should fulfill following requirements.
1.JMT will accept thesis that are completed in and after 2006 and thesis done before 2006 will not be accepted except if it is based on a rare disorder or under special circumstances after the decision of the Editorial Board.
2. All theses should be approved and accepted by the respective Universities and incomplete or rejected thesis will not be published.
3. All thesis should mention regarding the Ethics Committee Approvals
4. All thesis will be required to be submitted in two formats, Paper format as per guidelines to authors and as complete thesis.
5. A copyright form Signed by the Student and his guide will be essential for consideration.


   Authorship Criteria


Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions:

  • To conception and design or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data
  • Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content
  • 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
  • Order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor. Once submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors
  • For an original article the number of contributors should not exceed six; for case reports, letter to the Editor and review articles, the number of contributors should not exceed four
  • A justification should be included, if the number of contributors exceeds these limits
  • Only those who have done substantial work in a particular field can write a review article. A short summary of the work done in the field of review should accompany the manuscript.

   Contributors’ form and copyright transfer form


The contributors’ form and copyright transfer form duly signed by all the authors / contributors (in the same sequence as to be published in the journal) is to be uploaded directly on website at the time of submission of new manuscript. Manuscript submission will be considered incomplete till the completed forms are submitted.


  • When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (available at
  • Do not use patients’ names, initials or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material.
  • When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council’s guide for, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
  • All human and animal studies should be accompanied by a certificate of Ethics clearance, issued by an appropriate Institutional Review Board/Ethics Committee/ Departmental Board of Study or an equivalent authority of competence.



  • Statistical methods should be described in detail.
  • The statement “no significant difference was found between two groups” cannot be made unless a power study was done and the value of alpha or beta is reported. Use of the word significant requires reporting of a p value.
  • Ninety five per cent confidence intervals are required whenever the results of survivorship analysis are given in the text or graphs.
  • Use of the word correlation requires reporting of the correlation coefficient.


As an appendix to the text, one or more statements should specify

  • Contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair
  • Acknowledgments of technical help
  • 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.

   Protection of Patients’ Rights to Privacy

  • Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication.
  • Informed consent for this purpose requires that the patient be shown the manuscript to be published. When informed consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the article and copy of the consent should be attached with the covering letter


   Sending a revised manuscript

  • Before submitting a revised manuscript, contributors are requested to ensure that each and every comment of the reviewers/editorial board is answered.
  • Also mention the changes in the column in form of Page No. & Line No.
  • These changes should be clearly mentioned in the revised manuscript.



Journal provides free printed reprints to the corresponding authors.



The whole of the literary matter in the journal is copyright and cannot be reproduced without the written permission of the Editorial Board.



(To be tick marked as applicable and attached in the First Page File)Manuscript Title
Covering letter

  • Signed by all contributors
  • Previous publication / presentations mentioned
  • Source of funding mentioned
  • Conflicts of interest disclosed


  • Full name along with Middle name initials provided
  • Author for correspondence, with e-mail address provided
  • Number of contributors restricted as per the instructions
  • Identity not revealed in paper except title page (e.g. name of the institute in Methods, citing previous study as ‘our study’, names on figure labels, name of institute in photographs, etc.)


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement 

The Journal of Medical Thesis follows the COPE (Committee for Publication Ethics) Guidelines and decisions about duplicate publication, plagiarism and article retraction are taken as per COPE Flowcharts. [Click Here to Download COPE Flowcharts]. All Authors need to report that this is an original publication and should sign the contributors form and conflict of interest form for each publication.