Manuscripts should contain original data which were not previously published or are being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors are required to submit the manuscript along with all these documents:
These forms can be downloaded from the above link
• Cover letter: addressing editor- in- chief of the journal for publicaton
• Manuscript: Research Article/Case Review/Original Research/Review Article file,
• Figure/Table/Graph/Flowchart (add descriptive legends) in Ms Word file.
With all these documents, authors are required to send the attachments to following address
Component of Manuscript
Over all outline:
Microsoft Word 97-2003 or higher document file must be used to submit a manuscript. The text must be double spaced with 1″ margins and justified paragraph margin. Word format recommended is Times New Roman with 12 point text
Every page should be numbered.
1. TITLE PAGE:
Title: Should appear at the top of the first page. The title must clearly state what the article is about.
Name and affiliation: Full name of each author (first name, middle initial and last name) followed by each author’s highest academic degree(s) and designation. Name of department(s) and institution(s) along with complete address such as city, state and country with which each author is affiliated and to which work should be attributed.
Corresponding Address: Name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail of corresponding author.
Do not include author names in the manuscript in order to preserve anonymity during the review process. Authors’ names need to be included only in Title page.
All articles must include a structured abstract of approximately 200 to 300 words and only include material appearing in the main body of the manuscript. Authors are required to indicate the relevance in a statement of clinical significance within the abstract of the manuscript as well as at the end of the main body of the text.
Keywords: A list of three to six keywords contained in the article must be listed below the abstract. A minimum of three and maximum six keywords are required as indexed in MeSH -NCBI.
Following formats for different types of articles submitted are required.
Materials & Methods
This should clearly state the purpose of the study and identify what issues are going to be addressed.
Material and Methods
All relevant attributes of the material forming the subject of the research should be provided. Experimental methodology should be concisely and appropriately explained. Commercially produced materials, devices, software, etc. must be followed by name of manufacturer and location. Statistical methods should be clearly specified. Manuscripts reporting human studies should include evidence that study was ethically conducted in accordance with Declaration of Helsinki.
This section should clearly state the results in simple language use of tables, illustrations and graphs are encouraged but data in table or illustration form should be referenced in the text and should not be repeated. Statistical tests should be clearly defined and statistical significance should be shown.
The discussion should focus on the relevant findings of the study with its observations related to other similar studies in a sequential manner. The Discussion should also summarize the data and conclusions at the end which should be aiming objectives of the study and should clearly state whether or not the objective was achieved. Limitations of the study should also be mentioned.
One or few sentence of conclusion of the whole article is written here.
In this section the author can acknowledge the source of funding for the research. An additional acknowledgement of support provided by other individuals, organizations, institutions whose names cannot be stated in authorship can be mentioned here.
Please provide the name of manufacturer with its complete city and country name of all products used in research.
Whenever the photographs/figures of a patient is used in the article, the author has to provide a signed consent form from the patient stating that the patient is permitting the author to use his figures in the article and will not have any objection to it in the future.
Bibliography should list references in order of their appearance in the text (not alphabetically) and should follow PubMed Central guidelines along with Vancouver Style. The examples of the references have been mentioned below:
- Le Huec JC, Jouve JL, Szpalski M. Surgical techniques in pediatric spine surgery. Eur Spine J 2014 May 9. [Epub ahead of print].
- Lucas KR, Polus BI, Rich PS. Latent myofacial trigger points: their effect on muscle activation and movement efficiency. J Bodywork movement Ther 2004;8(3):160-166.
- Miladi L, Mousny M. A novel technique for treatment of progressive scoliosis in young children using a 3-hook and 2-screw construct (H3S2) on a single sub-muscular growing rod: surgical technique. Eur Spine J 2014 May 9. [Epub ahead of print].
- Falla D, Jull G, Hodges PW. Feedforward activity of the cervical flexor muscles during voluntary arm movements is delayed in chronic neck pain. Exp Brain Res 2004;157(1):43-48.
Abstract: Hoyme HE, Jones KL, Dixon SD, Jewett T, Hanson JW, Robinson LK, Small ME, Allanson J. Maternal cocain use and fetal vascular disruption [abstract]. Am J Hum Genet 1988;43(3 Suppl):A56.
Authored Book: Ohlsen, Merle M.; Horne, Arthur M.; Lowe, Charles F. Group counseling. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston; 1988. 416 p.
Article or Chapter in an Edited Book: Anderson, Robert J.; Schrier, Robert W. Acute renal failure. In: Braunswald, Eugene; Isselbacher, Kurt J.; Petersdorf, Robert G., et al., editors. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1987. p. 1149-1155.
Article in an Edited Book with Volume: Merritt, Christopher RB. Breast imaging techniques. In: Putnam, Charles E.; Ravin, Carl E., editors. Textbook of diagnostic imaging. Vol. 3. Philadelphia: Saunders; 1988. p. 2118-2120.
Monograph: Lawrence, Ruth A. A review of the medical benefits and contraindications to breastfeeding in the United States [Internet]. Arlington (VA): National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health; 1997 Oct [cited 2000 Apr 24]. p. 40. Available from: http://www.ncemch.org/pubs/PDFs/breastfeedingTIB.pdf
Place the number of the references at the end of the sentence as superscript to which the reference is related. Use commas to separate multiple reference numbers. For example:
“Bond strength of composite resin to dentin is influenced by the presence of a smear layer.4,5,8-15
If more than one reference is contained in a sentence, then number the reference immediately following the text that refers to the reference. For example:
“Bailey2 found that 46% showed signs of metastasis while Varner3 found only 28%.”
FIGURES AND LEGENDS
Photographs must be in color; in focus, free of distracting artifacts, and consistent in exposure. Place any required labels or arrows on images prior to uploading. Images must be clearly visible. Substantially, larger images must be avoided to prevent file transmission and electronic manuscript processing errors. Radiographs, drawings, and graphs can be in black and white but color images are preferred.
File names for images must be clearly labeled according to the order in which they appear, (Fig. 1, Fig. 02 and Figs 1 and 2 or Figs 1-5and so on in brackets and in running sentence, it should be spelt out as Figure 1). Images can only be submitted built in MS Word file with figure legends after each figures.
Tables are placed in numerical order at the end of the manuscript following the list of figures.
The articles published in this journal are completely free, and follows the norms of copyright as per Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial 4.0 Internationsl License. This allows use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purpose.
The article once submitted will undergo a thorough plagiarism check. After this it will undergo editorial review within one week. Following this it will then be sent for peer review, which takes 2-4 weeks and the authors will receive the mail from the Editor stating the final decision of the manuscript.
TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED
All types of submissions / papers should follow a standard format as described in the above “Manuscript component” section.
Editorial: Usually provide commentary and analysis concerning an article in the issue of the Journal in which they appear. They may include figures and tables. The editorials would be limited to 1000 words with up to 10 references.
Original Articles: Reports of original clinical and basic research of interest to the neurosurgery and allied subjects are accepted. Randomly controlled trials intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic tests, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analysis, case-control series, and surveys with a reasonably high response rate. The text would be limited to 3000-5000 words, with an abstract of 250 words, maximum of 5 tables and figures (total) and up to 40 references.
Review article: An article review is both a summary and an evaluation of another writer’s article. They would cover a contemporary topic and would generally be wide-ranging overviews of a field of research. The reviews and clinical debates will be subject to the standard review process. The minimum word length would be 3000 and maximum would be 5000 words with 6 tables and figures (total) and 50 references.
Case Study: The Journal encourages the submission of case reports that highlight practical diagnostic and/or management considerations. The format of these papers should follow that described in the “Manuscript Components” section below. Identifying information within written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees should not be given.
Case Series: Case-series is a descriptive study design and as the name suggests, it is just a series of cases of any particular disease or disease discrepancy that one might observe in one’s clinical practice etc.
Letters to the Editor: The Journal accepts Letters to the Editor that raises some issues related to recently published articles in the Eastern Green Neurosurgery. The letters should not exceed (1000 words) of text and 10 references.
4. ACCEPTANCE POLICIES
The journal follows a double-blind review process, where both the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the process.
The authors are strictly advised not to indulge in any form of plagiarism. If the content is found to be plagiarised, the Editor and the journal committee will take a serious action in the regard and the author will be responsible for the entire manuscript.
Changes to Authorship
The order, addition or deletion of author names will not be changed after submission of the article.
Conflict of interest
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
Role of the funding source
Financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article should be briefly described with the role of the sponsor(s). If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then should be stated none.
There are no processing charges for publication of an article in the journal.