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Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

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Instructions for Authors

Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, is an international English language, open-access online and print journal, will consider for publication of original articles, short communications, case reports, letters to the editor, editorials and mini-reviews. Emphasis is given to all aspects of the clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. Submissions will be assessed on their scientific validity and merit. Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are submitted solely to clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, and that none of the material contained in the manuscript will be published previously or is under consideration for publication elsewhere, excluding abstracts. The Journal adheres to the Creative Commons Licence “Attribution − Non Commercial − CC BY-NC” for all OPEN ACCESS submissions. The publisher reserves commercial copyright on all published material, and permits individual copy reproduction and use in any medium provided the work is properly cited. For permission to reproduce and distribute multiple copies of the publication, please contact the publisher at manuscripts@pulsus.com. Statements and opinions are the responsibility of the authors.

You can submit your manuscript online at https://www.pulsus.com/submissions/clinical-microbiology-infectious-diseases.html or e-mail an attachment to manuscripts@pulsus.com                                                   

Aims and Scope

Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is an open access electronic journal aiming to provide an online compendium for Industrial Microbiology, Microbiology & Immunology, Clinical Microbial Pathology, Infection in blood, Infection prevention, influenza , infectious disease in children and case reports in clinical Microbiology. The journal welcomes research articles, review articles, short-communications, case reports etc for the publication. All submitted articles will be peer-reviewed. No submission fee will be charged upon submission. The authors will not be charged for the manuscripts that are not accepted for publication.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases provide the rapid quarterly publication of articles in all areas related to Clinical and infectious diseases. The content of the journal is determined by the Editors.

IJAV, the Publisher, and the Editors assume no responsibility for the statements of authors (and/or contributors) in the articles.

The submitted manuscripts must not contain previously published material or material under consideration for publication elsewhere. Accepted manuscripts belong to the journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and may not be republished.

All manuscripts will undergo peer review. A final review and subsequent decision about the publication will then be made by an editor.

Article Processing Charges (APC):

Average Article processing time (APT) is 45 days

Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process):

Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is participating in the Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) with an additional prepayment of $99 apart from the regular article processing fee. Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process is a special service for the article that enables it to get a faster response in the pre-review stage from the handling editor as well as a review from the reviewer. An author can get a faster response of pre-review maximum in 3 days since submission, and a review process by the reviewer maximum in 5 days, followed by revision/publication in 2 days. If the article gets notified for revision by the handling editor, then it will take another 5 days for external review by the previous reviewer or alternative reviewer.

Acceptance of manuscripts is driven entirely by handling editorial team considerations and independent peer-review, ensuring the highest standards are maintained no matter the route to regular peer-reviewed publication or a fast editorial review process. The handling editor and the article contributor are responsible for adhering to scientific standards. The article FEE-Review process of $99 will not be refunded even if the article is rejected or withdrawn for publication.

The corresponding author or institution/organization is responsible for making the manuscript FEE-Review Process payment. The additional FEE-Review Process payment covers the fast review processing and quick editorial decisions, and regular article publication covers the preparation in various formats for online publication, securing full-text inclusion in a number of permanent archives like HTML, XML, and PDF, and feeding to different indexing agencies.

The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as per the price mentioned above. On the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of no. of pages of the article.

From time to time an author may wish to withdraw a manuscript after submission. Changing one's mind is an author's preogative, and one author is free to withdraw an article is withdrawn before acceptance or within 10 days of submission. After an article is accepted, the processing for the same is inititated. Hereby if an article is withdrawn after its acceptance, a mandatory amount of post-processing fee is levied on the article.

Responsibilities of the Authors

By submitting a manuscript for publication, each author acknowledges having made a substantial contribution in the conception and design of the study, the analysis and interpretation of the results, and the writing of the paper, and has approved the final submitted version of the paper. Each author thus also acknowledges responsibility for the integrity of the manuscript, assures the originality of the manuscript, and guarantees that duplicate or redundant publications or submissions have not occurred. The Editors reserve the right to request the original data obtained in the investigation. Authors are responsible for all statements within the text.

Manuscript Submission

These instructions are based in part on recommendations in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Clinical Microbiologu and Infectious Diseases Journal [Ann. Intern. Med. 1997; 126: 36-47]. Variations from guidelines reflect the individual style of the Journal.

Manuscripts should be written in acceptable English. Spelling can be British or American, but consistent throughout. All submissions are required to be made via e-mail, to Infecdis@emedscience.org e-mail address. Authors do not need to mail printed copies of manuscript. Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic version only. MS- Word 2007 documents, as well as older file types are welcome. The manuscript should be typed double-spaced throughout with at least a 2.5 cm margins on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.

Keep acronyms and abbreviations to a minimum. Use standard abbreviations and units, The International System of Units (SI, Le Système International d'Unités) is preferred. If necessary, spell out all non-standards abbreviations in parentheses at first mention. The anatomical nomenclature specified in Terminologia Anatomica is adhered.

Avoid using terms like "anomalous" or "abnormal" for defining an anatomical structure showing a variation; instead, you may prefer using "variant".

A cover letter and a copyright transfer form signed by all authors must accompany the submission. Signed cover letters and copyright transfer forms may be sent via e-mail after scanning.

Submit a digital portrait picture of the corresponding author with the manuscript.

Organize the manuscript as follows:title page, summary, introduction, case report, discussion, acknowledgements, references, figure legends.

Title Page. The title page should be the first page of the manuscript and following information should appear: title of article, full name of author(s), institutional affiliations, grant support, and presentation in part or whole at any meeting. Identify the corresponding author and provide full mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. A running title not exceeding 45 letters and spaces should be provided.

Summary. The summary is limited to 150 words, and should describe the essence of the report. No references should be cited. Append up to 5 key words at the end of the summary for the purposes of citing by the secondary services.

Introduction. Introduction should give brief background information in a few sentences.

Case report. Case report section should clearly describe the case or variation. It must be written in past tense. Cite figures to illustrate the findings.

Discussion. Start with limited background information and then discuss the case in the light of what has been published in the past, highlight the educational value of the case. In appropriate place, cite the figure(s).

Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements should appear on a separate page.

References. Section must be double-spaced and begin on a separate page. References are numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. References should be limited (no more than 10 preferably) to only those that give essential background material. All references must be cited in the text, where numbers are enclosed in [square brackets] on line with the text (not superscript). Papers submitted but not yet accepted for publication should also be cited in the text (Konan A, unpublished data, 2004). Inclusive page numbers (e.g., 491-492) must be provided for all references. Journal names should be abbreviated according to MeSH. All authors should be listed in references. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Style and punctuation of references

Journal article. [Reference number] Sora MC, Genser-Strobl B, Radu J, Lozanoff S. Three-dimensional reconstruction of the ankle by means of ultrathin slice plastination. Clin Anat. 2007; 20: 196–200.

Book. [Reference number] Noback CR, Demarest RJ. The Human Nervous System. 2nd Ed., New York, McGraw-Hill. 1975; 199-201.

Edited book. [Reference number] Wyngaarden JB. Principles of human genetics. In: Wyngaarden JB, Smith LH, eds. Cecil Textbook of Medicine. 18th Ed., Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company. 1988; 146-152.

URL (Web Page). [Reference number] Bergman RA, Afifi AK, Miyauchi R. Illustrated encyclopaedia of human anatomic variation. http://www.anatomyatlases.org/AnatomicVariants/Cardiovascular/Text/Arteries/Aorta.shtml (accessed June 2008). Format: Author, if available. Title of page as listed on the site. Address of page (date accessed).

Figures and Legends. The figures should be sent separately as JPEG/JPG files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The complete sets of original figures including lettered and unlettered copies must be submitted. Color figures are highly encouraged. Additional illustrations providing a better understanding of the figures are also encouraged (example illustration). Subjects’ names must not appear on the figures. Labels should contrast well with the background. Label all pertinent findings, Arial typeface is preferred. Images should be uniform in size and magnification. Illustrations should be free of all identifying information relative to the subject and institution. Line drawings should be professional in quality. Written permission for use of all previously published illustrations must be included with submission, and the source should be referenced in the legends. Legends should be in the present tense (e.g., ‘Illustration shows...’). Written permission from any person recognizable in a photo is required. Legends must be double-spaced, not exceed 100 words. Figures should be numbered in the order cited in the text.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor may be used to describe in an extremely brief manner either an observation of interest to our readers, an opinion relative to the IJAV, or constructive observations or criticisms of published material. Letters should be no more than two pages and should be submitted with a brief title. A maximum of four references may be included. Letters are published at the discretion of the journal and are subject to editing.