Instructions to Authors

Online Submissions

The information outlined below describes how to prepare your manuscripts for submission to the journal. We suggest you to read this in full before submitting your article.

Please follow these minimum standards while preparing the manuscript for peer-reviewing.

  • Submitted papers should be in English Language
  • Manuscript should be submitted as a MS word Document
  • Ensure the Manuscript adheres to the journal guidelines
  • All papers are subjected to scientific peer review.
  • All papers must be submitted in Online manuscript Management system
  • We encourage principle author (First Author) to subscribe the journals print version.
Preparation of Manuscript

All original research articles should be structured in the following manner.

1. Covering Letter

In addition to the general details (name, address and contact details including mobile number of the corresponding author), it should mention in brief what is already known about this subject and what new is added by the submitted work.

Title

  • Title of the paper.
  • Authors' initials and names
  • An abstract (not exceeding 10 lines) which should be most informative, giving clear indications of the nature and range of the results contained in the paper, and should not duplicate the conclusions.
  • 3 to 4 keywords

The title should be concise and reflect the entire work of the submitted manuscript.

Affiliation

Below the title, all author names should be mentioned along with Affiliation of each author. Affiliation details should include-department, university or organization, city, state and country for all authors.Each author affiliation should be identified by a superscript small numeral. Author for correspondence should be indicated by an asterisk. Provide full address including e-mail, fax, and telephone no of Author for correspondence.

Abstract

Abstracts need not be in structured format. However, it should clearly state the purpose of the work, methods used, key findings and major conclusion drawn from the work in no more than 500 words. Use of abbreviations in abstract should be avoided however if essential should be expanded at its first appearance.

Keywords

The author should provide 3 to 6 keywords, characterizing the scope of the paper, Keywords should be written in title case and separated by comma. Avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').

Headings

For a better understanding of the content in the article, we encourage authors to number the article headings in Arabic style format. Headings should follow title case, meaning that all words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be capitalized. All botanical names should be in italics.

For example:     1. Finite Element Modelling (FEM)
                        1.1 Model Description

Introduction

State the background and mention clearly the objective of the present work.

Materials and Methods

All methods used should be clearly mentioned to allow other researchers to reproduce your work. Wherever required, give correct formula used for calculation of the results.

Results

Results obtained in the study should be subjected to appropriate statistical methods and presented clearly. The findings should never be discussed in this section.

Discussion

It should comprise rationale and relevance of the present study along with the existing literature. Discuss the lacuna in the area and to how much extent the present study answered the research question and give future directions for further research. Please avoid repeating the Results of your studies under this section.

Conclusion

Give the major conclusion from the present study. This section may stand alone or be clubbed together with discussion.

Acknowledgements

Acknowledge those persons who helped in the present by providing facilities, personal assistance and funding if any.

References

IJHCIT follows the Vancouver style of referencing.

In Text Referencing

References in the text of the article should be presented by numbers and should be superscripted. The number originally assigned to a reference should be re-used if that reference is cited again later in the text. In case of multiple references, separate the numbers with a hyphen. E.g. 2-5, or commas in case of non-inclusive numbers E.g. 3, 9, 14. As a general rule, reference numbers should be placed outside of full-stops and commas, and inside of colons and semicolons.

  1. Hoppert M. Microscopic techniques in biotechnology. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH; 2003.
  2. Gillespie NC, Lewis RJ, Pearn JH, Bourke ATC, Holmes MJ, Bourke JB, et al. Ciguatera in Australia: occurrence, clinical features, pathophysiology and management. Med J Aust. 1986;145:584-90.
Reference List

This should only contain references to those works which you have cited in your text. It should appear at the end of your text. It should be arranged numerically by citation number.

Referencing journal articles

Elements of the Citation: Author(s) – Family name and initials. Title of article. Title of journal – abbreviated. Publication year, month, day (month & day only if available);volume(issue):pages

E.g. 10. Halpern HD, Yadav GA, Caplan KL. Treatment of human brucellosis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BMJ. 2005 Mar 24;336(7646):701-4.

Referencing Books

Elements of the Citation: Author(s) – Family name and initials, Multiple authors separated by a comma. Title of book. Place of Publication: Publisher Name; Year of Publication.

E.g. McKenna DJ, Jones K, Hughes K. Social care practice in rural communities. New York: Oxford University Press; 2000.

For edited books

Elements of the Citation: Author(s) – Family name and initials, Multiple authors separated by a comma. In name of book editors followed by a comma and editors. Title of book. Edition of book if later than 1st ed. Place of Publication: Publisher Name; Year of Publication.

E.g. Rowlands TE, Haine LS. Acute limb ischaemia. In: Donnelly R, London NJM, editors. ABC of arterial and venous disease. 2nd ed. West Sussex. Blackwell Publishing; 2009.

Tables

Tables should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. They should be embedded in appropriate locations as per the text along with the captions. Place Legends for tables below the table body and indicate them with lowercase letters in superscript. Avoid vertical rules and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please note that tables embedded as Excel files within the manuscript are NOT accepted. Tables in Excel should be copied and pasted into the manuscript Word file.

Figures

These must be numbered and cited in the text. Mark clearly in the margin of the manuscript where the figure is to be inserted and do not embed in the text. All figures should be in TIFF. A minimum resolution of 300 dpi is required, except for line art which should be 1200 dpi. Histograms should be presented in a simple, two-dimensional format,with no background grid. Do not supply figures of low resolution. Supply figure captions separately and not attached to the figure. The legends should be provided along with the figures.