Authors Check List


Broadly we endorse ICMJE guidelines for preparation of manuscripts. Authors will usually need following information to submit a manuscript on plus.

1. Covering Letter

2. Title of the Manuscript: Title should usually be less than 200 characters. It should be presented in “Title Case”. 

3. Authors: We need full name, designation, institution (with full postal address) and email id for each author. 

4. Key words

5. Source(s) of Funding

6. Competing Interests

7. Ethics Committee Approval and details of ethical considerations

8. Contribution of Authors

9. Abstract (if applicable): Abstracts must not exceed 300 words. Most abstracts are structured under the following four subheadings - Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

10. Main body of the manuscript: This will of course depend on the article category and should follow the formats commonly accepted amongst scientific community. Most studies will follow a format of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion

11. References: The ICMJE recommended style for references is based on the National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 (R2010) Bibliographic References as adapted by the National Library of Medicine for its databases. You can see some sample references here

12. Acknowledgements

13. Abbreviations

14. Legends to Illustrations (Figures, tables, graphs, pictures etc.): Each legend should include a brief title followed by a description of the key messages in the illustration. 

15. Illustrations (may be submitted in separate file(s) if necessary). [Kindly upload your illustrations in JPG, GIF,PNG,BMP,DOC formats]

16. Authors are encouraged to submit Additional Files containing raw data and further information that will be relevant to the scientific community. 

17. Please label all files appropriately.

18. Suggestions for Reviewers: We would be grateful if you could suggest 5 reviewers who are best suited to review your manuscript. Please include their title, full name, designation and institute, full postal address and email id. plus  cannot however guarantee that we will use them.