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Scope of the Journal

The Journal seeks to be the pre-eminent Medical Journal . It aims to publish material of the highest quality reflecting world wide or provocative issues and perspectives. The contents will be of interest to learners and teachers and, potentially, have significant impact on the quality of health care.

The journal welcomes papers on any aspect of Medical research and development.

We are keen to encourage the submission of papers from authors whose first language is not English, although it is recommended that before submitting your manuscript to the journal you ask a colleague familiar with written English to read it through. This will greatly speed up the time taken to publish your paper.

When writing your paper for the NJIRM remember that the journal has an international readership. Readers will want to know something about the setting in which your work was conducted, why you did what you describe, and what the results mean. If you can set your work in the wider context of the international literature this will help readers understand how your work might apply to their own situation.

Papers are accepted in the following categories:


1. Original Research

These papers report major research and studies relevant to NJIRM and may be up to 4,000 words in length and include up to six tables or figures. Reports of studies using either quantitative or qualitative methods are welcomed. Papers will usually be organised using the Summary, Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion (SIMRAD) structure although the editorial team is pleased to work with authors on more appropriate structures in certain cases. The Summary should be structured in relation to the organisation of the paper and not exceed 250 words. The context of the research and the conceptual framework and choice of methods used for analysis must be made clear in the text. References should be limited to no more than 15 and use the Vancouver style (see below).


2. Review Articles

Are particularly welcomed and may be up to 5,000 words in length and have fewer restrictions on the number of references. Authors considering submitting articles within this section are recommended to contact the editorial team during the preparation of their paper to discuss the scope and structure of their review.


3. Discussion Papers/Interesting Technologies

Papers in this section may be up to 3,500 words long and are opportunities for authors to clarify concepts, critically discuss ideas or trends, or develop theories of relevance to Calicut Medical Journal. Particular attention should be given in such papers to the implications of the ideas for the current or future practice of teaching and learning.


4. Special Features

Are papers that vary in style and structure and are usually commissioned. They usually reflect a particular theme, for example, evaluation of teaching, or international aspects of Medicine .


5. Short Reports

These shorter papers fall into two categories and should be no longer than 1,000 words in length, have no more than one Table or Figure and no more than five references.

{i}. Reports of research in progress or recently completed that would not be appropriate for the major Research Paper section, for example, reports of papers presented at conferences or at scientific meetings.

{ii}. Reports of innovation. An appropriate structure for such Reports may be Setting/Context, Aim(s), Learning Methods, Evidence for Effectiveness, Conclusion. Authors may wish to discuss alternative structures with a member of the editorial team.

{iii}.Case Reports/Clinical photographs/Radiology images. This is the section in which you can publish interesting cases, images etc that you have come across in your practice. Each photograph/image must be typical of the case and a short description of the case should be added.


6. Editorials

The Editor usually commissions editorials but ideas or suggestions are welcomed.


7. Conference Reports

A feature of NJIRM is that IT reports many of the conferences and meetings organised by Associations. The Journal is pleased to consider reports of other meetings that may be of interest to the readership. These will usually be between 1,200 and 1,500 words in length and must be submitted within six weeks of the date of the meeting or conference.


8. Letters/Opinion

Are usually 400-500 words and are subject to copyediting. All authors should sign the letter. Preference will be given to letters responding to points raised by articles published in the Journal. Authors will not receive proofs.

Opinion articles relevant to newer developments in relation to Internet that would be of significance to medical profession is invited.



9. Medical education

Medical education section should be pertinent to the education process in the medical field.

It may be about teaching-learning process in undergraduate, post graduate or higher levels.


10. Student NJIRM

Student NJIRM is a section especially provisioned for medical / nursing students. To ensure that articles in the student NJIRM are authoritative and accurate, our policy is that all educational articles must be co-authored by an expert. The co-author has to contribute substantially in terms of helping in the conception of the topic, providing suitable resources, revision and final approval of the write-up.

We accept article on:

• Education

• Careers

• Life

• View Point

• What’s on the web?

Specially invited articles : Articles which are specially invited in NJIRM from the editorial board may fall among any one of the types mentioned above and should follow the guidelines as above just the same.


Fillers : Authors may submit some quotes, illustrations and similar filling materials for the journal, which will be considered for inclusion in both print and online version of NJIRM and its source acknowledged. These contributions however do not fall under types of articles to be indexed for scientific purposes.





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