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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a 12-point Arial font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The submission file is in .doc or .docx prepared using either OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, or other similar Office Suite software.
  • All illustrations / figures are being separately submitted. Legends to these figures are also provided at the of the manuscript.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Annals of Medical Physiology (Ann Med Physiol.) follows International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) – Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (Updated December 2021).

Manuscript will be accepted on the understanding that author(s) report original unpublished work pertaining to medical physiology, and is not under consideration for publication by any another journal at this point of time. All materials submitted will be subject to review by appropriate reviewers selected by the editorial office. The editors reserve the right to improve the manuscript on grammar and style, if required.

During online submission enter the following details in the specified fields.

Type of article: Editorial, Review, Original Research Article, Short Communication, Letter to Editor, etc.

Title: Appropriate title (sentence case) of not more than 25 words. Abbreviations should be avoided in title.

Running title: A running title (sentence case) of not more than 10 words should be provided.

Authors: Full names of authors (avoid abbreviations/initials). Capitalize first alphabet of each word. Provide affiliations along with address (including area, town / city, state, country, zip/pin code), telephone and email of all authors. Preferably, mention the ORCID for all authors. Check the box against corresponding author. Note: For corresponding author, provide full name, complete postal address with pin code number of the place, phone and fax number with country and area code, a functional e-mail address to which all correspondence (including galley proofs) is to be sent.

Ethics approval: Mention the body (Institutional Ethics Committee / Institutional Review Board / Animal Ethics Committee / Drug Control Authority / or any other competent authority) which approved the study. Quote the approval number with date.

Source of funding: Mention the source of funding with reference number.

Conflict of interest: Declare any conflicts of interest.

Manuscript preparation

General style: Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise English (US). Manuscript should be typewritten using Microsoft word 2007 or later version on A4 size paper in Arial, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page. Tables along with caption should be placed at appropriate places as they are mentioned in the text. Figures / illustrations (preferably >300 dpi) should be uploaded separately with suitable caption. Manuscript should be uploaded in .doc / .docx format.

Manuscript should be formatted in the following order: Title, Running title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, Source of funding, Conflict of interest and References.

Title: Appropriate title (sentence case) of not more than 25 words. Abbreviations should be avoided in title.

Running title: A running title (sentence case) of not more than 10 words should be provided.

Abstract: An abstract not exceeding 300 words (for short communications 100-150 words) should be provided. Abstract should be un-structured and should not include headings like background/rationale, aims and objectives, materials and methods, results and conclusion. Abstract should NOT contain any non-standard abbreviation and references.

Keywords: Up to 4-6 keywords must be provided in alphabetical order.

Introduction: It should be a concise statement of the background to the work presented, including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced.

Materials and Methods: Research carried out on humans must follow international and national regulations. All submitted manuscripts must include a statement that informed consent was obtained where necessary. When experimental animals are used, research carried out must follow internationally recognized guidelines on animal welfare, as well as local and national regulations. Additionally, a statement must be included in this section, identifying the institutional and/or licensing committee that has approved the experiments undertaken. All-important materials and equipments, the manufacturer’s name and, if possible, the location should be provided. The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail. The statistical software used, statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.

Results: The important results of the work should be clearly stated and illustrated by tables and figures. The statistical treatment of data and significance level should be stated wherever necessary. Data and results that are not statistically significant need only to be mentioned in the text and no illustration is necessary.

Tables: Should each be typed and numbered in sequence with the body of the text. Tables should be headed with a short, descriptive caption. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters e.g. a, b, c, etc.

Figures / Illustrations: Should NOT be inserted within the text. Figures (preferably > 300 dpi) should be uploaded separately. All figures must be referred to in the text and numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Color illustrations should be preferably set to CMYK mode and not RGB. Graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel/SPSS/Origin/GraphPad Prism or any other statistical software. Figures should be clear, high contrast and of the size they are to appear in the journal: 8.00 cm (3.15 inch) wide for a single column; 16.50 cm (6.50 inch) for a double column; maximum height 20.00 cm (7.87 inch). Each figure must be accompanied by a caption / legend explaining the contents of the figure. Keys to symbols, abbreviations, arrows, numbers or letters used in the illustrations should be clearly explained in the legend.

Discussion: This section should deal with the interpretation of results, making the readers to understanding of the problem taken and should be logical. This section should focus more on the results of present work and not majorly describing others’ work. The discussion should state the scope of the results, which need to be further explored.

Conclusions: Concise statement(s) mentioning the summary of the outcome of the work and highlight the implications. This section should not merely duplicate the abstract.

References: Citations of literature within the text must be presented in numerical order and should be in square bracket. Example [1,12] or [3-5]. The cited literatures are also collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading ‘References’. Reference styling should be according to the Pubmed/MEDLINE. Please provide the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and PMID (Pubmed ID) if available. DOI is mandatory if the article is published early online and not yet available in print form. Limit the number of references to 50 for review article, 30 for original article, 15 for case report and brief communication.

Reference citation for journal articles:

  1. Mpountoukas P, Pantazaki A, Kostareli E, Christodoulou P, Kareli D, Poliliou S, Mourelatos C, Lambropoulou V, Lialiaris T. Cytogenetic evaluation and DNA interaction studies of the food colorants amaranth, erythrosine and tartrazine. Food Chem Toxicol. 2010 Oct; 48(10):2934-44.
  2. Leurs R, Church MK, Taglialatela M. H1-antihistamines: inverse agonism, anti-inflammatory actions and cardiac effects. Clin Exp Allergy. 2002 Apr; 32(4):489-98.
  3. Paritala V, Narahari NK, Mutnuru PC, Vujhini SK, Nizami MI. Pulmonary nocardiosis with a rare association of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) in an immunocompetent male. J Med Allied Sci. 2016 Jul; 6(2): 87-91.

If there are more than six authors, “et al.” can be used after sixth author name.

  1. Guilbert TW, Morgan WJ, Zeiger RS, Mauger DT, Boehmer SJ, Szefler SJ, et al. Long-term inhaled corticosteroids in preschool children at high risk for asthma. N Engl J Med 2006 May 11; 354(19):1985-97.

Reference citation for books:

Personal author(s)

  1. Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Moore PK. Pharmacology. 5th ed, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

Editor(s) or compiler(s) as authors

  1. Beers MH, Porter RS, Jones TV, Kaplan JL, Berkwits M (eds). The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 18th ed, Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories, 2006.

Authored chapter in edited publication

  1. Glennon RA and Dukat M. Serotonin receptors and drugs affecting serotonergic neurotransmission. In: Williams DA, Lemke TL (eds). Foye’s principles of medicinal chemistry. 5th ed, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, pp. 213-219, 2002.

Reference citation for electronic material:


  1. [homepage on the Internet]. Indianapolis: Indiana University Department of Medicine, 2003. Available from: [Last accessed on May 17, 2006].

Galley proofs

Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author through e-mail. They must carefully check and return the manuscript with corrections, if any within 72 hours of receipt.




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