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Author Guidelines

Papers must be written in English. There can be more than one author. However, all correspondence shall be made with the first author only.
Articles in the following categories will be accepted for review and publication:
  1. Full Length Research Papers
  2. Short Communications
  3. Literature Reviews
  4. Tools and Techniques
While these are scientific articles, contributors can send non-scientific articles including but not limited to:
  1. Profiles of institutes and individuals of repute
  2. Conference proceedings
  3. News or events of significance which contribute to the cause of EMS in Asia.
  4. Letters to the Editor: Feedback from readers will be welcomed and a select few will be published in the forthcoming issues
The guidelines for the various contributions are as follows:

1. Full Length Research Papers
Manuscripts should contain, without fail, the title, abstract, keywords, authors, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements (if necessary), a conclusion section and references. Total word count should not exceed 7000 (excluding figures, tables and references).

2. Short Communications
Manuscripts should contain title, abstract, key words, authors, introduction, case discussions, results and findings, acknowledgments with a word count not exceeding 3000 (excluding figures, tables and references).

3. Literature Reviews
Manuscripts should contain title, abstract, key words, authors, introduction, literature reviews, comparison of similar research, limitations, further scope of research and references with a word count not exceeding 4000 (excluding figures, tables and references).

4. Tools and Techniques
Manuscripts should contain title, abstract, keywords, authors, introduction, new tools and techniques and procedures developed for handling Emergencies, limitations, advantages in terms of quality of service, costs, survival chances, comparison with conventional methods, acknowledgment of manufacturer or institute, etc., with a word count not exceeding 5000 (excluding figures, tables and references).

5. Profiling Institutes
Manuscripts should contain title, key words, authors, introduction, institute's vision, mission and historical growth, key activities in EM, EMS, training and contribution to society, quotations about the institutes by founders of organizations or other people of prominent stature, future perspective and directions, with a maximum word count of 3000 (excluding figures, tables and references).

6. Conference Proceedings
Manuscripts should contain Title, Key Words, Authors, Date and Place of conference, theme of conference, and number of participants, brief on sessions and workshops and speakers/institutes with select pictures with a maximum word count of 3000 (excluding figures, tables and references). All conference proceedings should be accompanied by high resolution photographs (jpeg format) – 2 photos for every 1000 words.

7. News and Events
Manuscripts should contain Title, Authors, Brief EM/EMS related news or upcoming events with a maximum word count of 2000. All news and events should be accompanied by high resolution photographs (jpeg format) – 2 photos for every 1000 words.

8. Letters to the Editor
Manuscripts should contain critique or observations of EM and EMS systems and protocols, features to be incorporated to improve content and scope of the publication. It should be issue based and not a criticism of an institute or individual, with a word count limit of 300. The Edit Board could ask for documentary evidence to substantiate observations.

General Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts
  • Manuscript Type Setting: The soft copy of manuscript should be submitted in MS Word in Font Size 12, Times New Roman, Double Spacing
  • Title: Should be concise and should be in 'Title Case"
  • Title Page: The Title page should contain the Author(s) names along with their current affiliations and contact details such as Full Postal Address with Telephone and Fax numbers and E-Mail address
  • Abstract: Maximum word limit of 250. The Abstract should be informative and give the over-all information of the manuscript and should encompass the background, materials and methods adopted, the salient results and a concluding sentence as to the findings of the manuscript in brief
  • Keywords: Up to 5 Keywords
  • Introduction: This part should define the background and significance of the study by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications. The reasons for conducting the study must be mentioned in this section
  • Materials and Methods: Concise but complete information about the materials and experimental protocols along with the analytical and statistical procedures used should be presented as clearly as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented. If unique chemicals or reagents are used, the source may be provided in parenthesis at appropriate places
  • Results: Salient outcome(s) of the study must be presented, backed by relevant tables and figures. Repetition of Data as Text, Tables and Figures may be avoided
  • Figures: All illustrations, whether diagrams, graphs or photographs (jpeg format), are referred to as Figures. Only high resolution photos or drawings with a good contrast of dark and light will be accepted as the cover page masthead will be selected from one such submission that is accepted for publication in a particular issue. Legends of figures should be brief, but complete and self- explanatory so that the reader can easily understand the results presented. Figures may be submitted in jpeg format in separate pages duly numbered with appropriate legend. All figures are to be submitted as separate high-resolution jpeg files.
  • Tables: Each table must be given on a separate page duly numbered with a brief but complete and self-explanatory caption so that the reader can easily understand the results presented. The tables should have uniform font size and style (Times New Roman, 12) and if prepared in excel, should have sufficient clarity for the print.
  • Pictures: All pictures should be submitted in jpeg format.
  • Discussion: Discussion must be written with reference to the tables and figures and by considering previous information from the literature. Discussion should be grouped in sections and subsections in logical order for maintaining good flow of the article.  Statements made in the Introduction and Results sections may not be reproduced fully. 
  • Conclusion: A suitable conclusion specifying the inferences drawn from the present work and its significance along with future implications in the particular field should be given
  • Sections and Subsections: Sections should be in bold with brief heading in a separate line but should not be numbered.
  • Subsections should be in bold and italics in the same line as paragraph. It can be bulleted but not numbered
  • Acknowledgments: If necessary, a brief acknowledgment may be included.
  • References: References should be made only to works that are published, accepted for publication (not merely 'submitted'), or available through libraries or institutions. Any other source should be qualified by a note regarding availability
 Reference should be given in the following pattern:
  • Authors: In the reference list authors' names followed by their initials separated by coma and space; but only first five authors' names with initials are allowed and rest of the authors must be set under (et al.)., followed by year of publication without brackets
  • Title of Publication: Article title must be in sentence case format. Followed by Journal Title, which must be in Title case, italics and abbreviated
  • Volume and Issue Numbers: Volume and issue numbers of a journal should be in bold and (Issue number) within bracket followed by a colon to separate the page numbers (first and last page numbers need to be provided). Kindly view the example given for reference
  • Journal Articles: Example: Smith, J.K., Jones, Mc, Sueng Chen, Selvam, P., Nagi Reddy, et al. 1997 Gapped BLAST and PSI-BLST: a new generation of protein database search programs. Nucl. Geophys. Res., 25(2):3389–3402.
Submitting Manuscripts:

Manuscripts of articles should be submitted to the Editorial Section: Ms. Roochita Desai at roochita@emsindia.in

Referral Procedure:
  • The  manuscripts will be reviewed  for relevance to EMS or EM and to the journal
  • Rejected manuscript will be returned to authors
  • Approved manuscript will be sent to Edit Board for format adherence
  • Edited manuscript will be sent to PRB (Peer Review Board) for review, comments and acceptance
  • Manuscript with PRB comments will be returned to the author for revision if need be
  • Authors will resubmit the revised article to Edit Board
  • Edit Board will send to PRB for final acceptance
  • Edit Board will prepare galley proof and send to author for clearance for publication
  • Final copy will be released for print/upload on website only after declaration in prescribed format is received from authors
Acceptance or Rejection of Manuscript:
Editorial Board's decision for acceptance, rejection or seeking changes as per peer-review board recommendations shall be final and binding to authors
"Letters to the Editor" shall be edited to make suitable changes from language perspectives

Authors shall give declaration certificate related to ‘No conflict of interest’, ‘Originality of work’ and ‘No violation of copyrights and intellectual property rights’ in prescribed format and indemnify publishers against all legal and pecuniary liabilities.
Publication Rights
Once published, Asian EMS Council and the Publishers of the Journal (Lifeline Foundation) will hold joint copyrights (along with the author/s) of the published articles. Reprints or publishing in other publications will be allowed with prior written permission only.

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