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Author Instructions

Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they contain original data that are not previously published or are being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors are required to submit the manuscript along with all concerned certificates and documents copyright formsubmission formcorresponding author formcontribution form available on the web site www.jsafoms.com of the journal. In case of any queries or additional information, you can write an e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal at jaideepmalhotraagra@gmail.com and ruchikagargagra@gmail.com

The manuscript must have separate documents for:
• Cover letter,
• Research Article/Case Review/Original Research/Review Article file,
• Figure/Table/Graph/Flowchart (with descriptive legends) doc.

Manuscript Components
Microsoft Word 97-2013 or higher document file must be used to submit a manuscript. The text must be double spaced with 1" margins and justified to the left-hand margin. Avoid using "styles" or document templates. The "Normal" Word format is recommended. (Arial 12 point text is preferred.) Please number all pages.

TITLE
The title of the manuscript should appear at the top of the first page. The title must clearly state what the article is about.

Cover Letter
A cover letter is a letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal stating why the journal should consider your article for publication.

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.

Running Head: A short title that is running head of no more than 45 characters, including spaces to be provided.

Author Names
Do not include author names in the manuscript in order to preserve anonymity during the review process. Authors’ names need to be included in separate document that has to be provided along with main manuscript while submitting the file on the journal’s web site.

*Note: The author names along with their complete affiliations need to be attached in Step 4 of submission page, whereas the main document, tables, figures, graphs and other docs will be attached in Step 5. 

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.

Structured abstracts vary according to the type of article. All abstracts must be organized into a structured format appropriate to the type of article using the headings listed in the following table:
 

Primary Research Literature Reviews Case Reports Clinical Techniques
Aim Aim Aim Aim
Materials & Methods Background Background Background
Results Review Results Case Description Technique
Conclusion Conclusion Conclusion Conclusion
Clinical Significance Clinical Significance Clinical Significance Clinical Significance


Keywords
A list of three to ten keywords contained in the article must be listed below the abstract. A minimum of three and maximum ten keywords are required, and they should contain the type of research such as systematic review, randomized clinical trial, cohort study, case-control study, laboratory research, or "other". (These will be used to search for your article on PubMed and other Internet resources.) (During the electronic submission process authors will be asked to copy and paste the abstract and the keywords into corresponding text boxes on the submissions pages.)

BODY OF THE MANUSCRIPT
The body of the manuscript must be organized into a format appropriate for the type of article using bold headings as listed in the following table:
 

Primary Research Literature Reviews Case Reports Clinical Techniques
Introduction Background Background Background
Materials & Methods Review Results Case Description Technique
Results Discussion Discussion Discussion
Discussion Conclusion Conclusion Conclusion
Conclusions Clinical Significance Clinical Significance Clinical Significance
Clinical Significance Acknowledgment Acknowledgment Acknowledgment
References References References References


Introduction
This should clearly state the purpose of the study and identify what issues are going to be addressed. 

Material and Methods
This section should carefully describe the selection of the observational or experimental subjects (human or nonhuman) and methods and materials used, including sample size and statistical approaches. Commonly used techniques or methods should be referred to appropriate references and should be described in brief. However, unique experiments, methods, technique should be described in adequate detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results.
For studies involving living subjects, please see section, below, on Ethical and Humane Considerations and the information regarding mandatory clinical trial registration. 

Ethical and Humane Considerations
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*.

* A statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, including research on identifiable human material and data.

Results
This section should succinctly state the results without any lengthy discussion or interpretation of individual data. Data should be presented using tables, illustrations and graphs. Data in table or illustration form should be referenced in the text, not repeated (e.g. detailed information should not be given in text and tables). Statistical tests should be clearly defined and statistical significance should be shown in both figures and tables with the help of superscripts such as a, b, c, rather than *, ¶, # or other nonsequential symbols.

Discussion
The discussion should focus on the new and important findings of the study. The observations should be related to other relevant studies in a logical sequence. It should summarize, but not repeat the Results. The Discussion should end with a summary of the data and conclusions. The conclusions should be linked with the aims and objectives of the study and should clearly state whether the objective was achieved. Limitations of the study should also be mentioned.

Conclusion
In academic writing, a well-crafted conclusion can provide the final word on the value of your analysis, research, or paper.

Acknowledgments
Acknowledgment of the source of any funding for the research associated with the article should be listed here along with a statement that the research was approved by an appropriate human subject’s research committee when appropriate. An additional acknowledgement of support provided by other individuals, organizations, institutions is left to the discretion of the author.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person. 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.


Manufacturer Name
Please provide the name of manufacturer with its complete city and country name of all products used in


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