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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Types of submission accepted

Evidence-based

Single Case Report

Case Series

Reviews based on Case studies

 

At a glance

    • JCSH has the right to make alterations in submissions to adapt them to the journal’s standards while keeping their style and contents.
    • It is understood that after submission author(s) agree with JCSH policies.
    • Full confidentiality is maintained between chief editor, author, and reviewers, i.e. JCSH follows double blind peer review policy.
    • Authors are requested to select the appropriate type of submission and prepare it as per the guidelines mentioned below. 
    • Article written in English are only accepted.
    • Authors must fill the Copy Agreement Form while submitting the article.
    • Don’t use footnotes in the main text.
    • Abbreviations must be defined in the text upon first use.
    • The rules of zoological and botanical nomenclature must be observed, as well as abbreviations and conventions adopted in specific disciplines.
    • Homeopathic remedies: must appear in italics; binomial system, abbreviations may be used from second mention onward. Dilutions must be described in Arabic numbers (e.g. 6; 30; 200; 1,000; 10,000) followed by scale/method, as follows: decimal (x), centesimal (c), fifty-milesimal (lm), Hahnemannian (H), Korsakovian (K), continual fluxion (CF). Examples: 6cH; 30x; 200K; 1,000CF; 6lm. In all instances, the process of preparation must be explicitly stated by mention of official Pharmacopoeia or full description.

JCSH has adopted Homeopathic Case Record Guidelines which may be referred at http://www.care-statement.org/

Case Record Format: JCSH has adopted a case record format which may be downloaded here.

Structure & Formats

  • The standard structure of scientific publication: Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusion must be followed throughout.
  • Font: Times New Roman 12; double space; non-justified; non-indented
  • Allowed formats for manuscripts: .docx, .doc., .rtf ONLY
  • Allowed format for figures: .jpeg, .tiff, .png

Overview of manuscript sections

  • Title Page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Material & Methods
  • Results & Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements, if any
  • References
  • Illustrations and figures (if any)
  • Graphics, Tables, and captions

Title page

  • Title of submission: must be self-explanatory and accurately represent the submission contents.
  • For each author: full name; citation name; highest professional/academic degree; institutional affiliation (name of institution, city, country, website); e-mail; homepage; link to curriculum vitae.
    Authors must be listed in the final order in which they will appear in the published article.
  • Name of corresponding author

 Abstract: must be structured whenever applicable (Background of research project; Aims; Methodology; Results; Conclusions); when not applicable, abstract must give thorough account of the same items. Abstracts must be 150-250 words long.

Keywords: 3-5 words that best describe the submission contents, according to MeSH (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh); DeCS (http://decs.bvs.br) or Homeopathic Thesaurus –ECH (www.homeopathyeurope.org)

Statement of conflict of interest: authors must declare whether there is conflict of interest and its reason; when there is not conflict, of interest must declare “author(s) declare(s) there is no conflict of interest”.

Statement of financial support: author(s) must declare funds related to any step of research and elaboration of submission; when there is no funding, author(s) must declare “author(s) declare(s) that this study received no funding”. If the research has financial support the Author(s) must declare: “I (We) had full access to all the data in this study and I (We) take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis”.

Copyright declaration: Author must declare the copyright status of the manuscript, whether it has been published or it’s a reprint request. A copyright agreement form (see below) is required to be submitted along with the manuscript.

Main Text: Main text must not contain author identifiers in any form.

Introduction: The Introduction section should be written in a simple yet informative way so that it is accessible to readers who don’t have specialist knowledge in that area. It must clearly state – and, if helpful, illustrate – the background to the case and its aims. It must include a summary of a search of the literature to indicate why this study was necessary and what it aimed to contribute to the field. The section should end with a brief statement of what is being reported in the article.

Methods: The methods section should include the diagnosis of the case, homeopathic approach adopted, nature of repertorization, selection of medicines, dose & repetition of the medicine, management given etc. in a clear descriptive manner.

Results and discussion: The Results and discussion may be combined into a single section or presented separately. Results of case should clearly define the state achieved in that particular case/cases. The Results and discussion sections may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.

Conclusions: This should state clearly the main conclusions of the case and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance. Summary illustrations may be included.

List of abbreviations: If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations can be provided, which should precede the competing interests and authors’ contributions.

References

  • References must be kept within the minimum required; only citations in the text will be included.
  • References must fit to scientific standards.
  • References must be up-to-date; in the natural sciences, this means at least a review of publications in peer-reviewed media of the previous 5 years.
  • Please use Vancouver standard of scientific citation. More information at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/?depth=2

Graphics and Tables

  • Every graphic and table must be placed after the reference part of the manuscript.
  • Digitalized images must be of following type and resolution: JPG, GIF or PNG (400dpi)
  • Graphics and Tables must present relevant data.

Copyright Notice: Every step is taken to maintain the Scientific Ethics for handling of manuscripts. The articles published in JCSH are circulated via electronic medium to its subscribers; which then attain the status of Open Access.

Privacy Statement: The names and email addresses collected through online submission are kept strictly confidential and are used only and exclusively for the stated purposes of JCSH, and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.