As an initial consideration, all manuscripts submitted for review are expected to be free from language errors and must be written and formatted strictly by following the manuscript preparation guidelines of the journal. Manuscripts that are not entirely written according to the guidelines and/or do not reflect an expert use of the English language will not be considered for publication and will not be sent to any of the journal reviewers for evaluation. It is completely the author’s responsibility to comply with the rules and check for any errors. Thus, all necessary actions should be taken by the author(s) before a manuscript is submitted to the journal.
Non-English speaking authors are encouraged to use language editing services to have their manuscripts checked and edited for including grammar, sentence structure, content clarity, formatting, punctuation, and spelling by native speakers/language experts.
By submitting a new manuscript, author(s) ensure that the manuscript:
- is suitable for the aims and scope of the journal,
- has not been previously published (in whole or part), nor is currently under evaluation for publication elsewhere,
- is prepared in accordance with the publication ethics of the journal,
- is approved by all co-author(s) and corresponding author is authorized to manage all correspondences on behalf of all co-author(s),
- adheres to the stylistic, bibliographic and language standards outlined in the Author Guidelines of the journal.
Before the manuscript is peer-reviewed by experts, all incoming manuscript submissions are subject to an initial screening by the editors. At this stage, editors may return the manuscript to authors for adjustments or may reject the manuscript without further evaluation. At any stage during peer review, editors may assign section editors/reviewers, request revisions from authors, or make a final decision regarding the submission. All submitted manuscripts are assigned a unique manuscript ID by the submission system. This ID should be stated in any communication with editorial or support staff.
The following article types are published in Electronic Journal of General Medicine:
- original articles,
- review articles,
- case reports,
- letter to editors.
For original articles, review articles and case reports, abstract is limited to 250 words, number of keywords is limited to 6, and authors are encouraged to include at most 5 tables and 8 figures. Main text is limited to 10000 words for original articles and 2500 words for case reports. Number of references is limited to 60 for original articles and 25 for case reports.
At most one letter to editor may be published in an issue. Letter to editors must start with “To the Editor”, abstract is limited to 75 words, number of keywords is limited to 3, main text is limited to 750 words, number of references is limited to 8. Authors are encouraged to include no tables or figures in letter to editors.
All articles, including letter to editors, are strictly peer reviewed.
To ensure author and domain diversity, effective 1 August 2020, a researcher is limited to co-publish at most two articles per year.