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Introduction

The Medical Research Archives is the official journal of the European Society of Medicine. It publishes original research, reviews, and case reports addressing health issues of interest to a wide range of medical professionals. Submissions from non- members of the society are welcome. Please refer to the following guidelines when preparing a manuscript for submission.

The Medical Research Archives is a fully open-access journal with no embargo period. All articles are freely available on a variety of digital platforms.

Article Categories

Type Word Count

Original Research Articles
Empirical research and other studies presenting innovative advances in medicine.

< 8,000

Reviews
Empirical research and other studies presenting innovative advances in medicine.

< 8,000

Policy Articles
Manuscripts with a focus on issues related to health policy.

< 6,000

Case Reports
Articles reporting an unusual disease presentation, a new treatment, or an unexpected side effect.

< 4,000

Editorials
Brief articles presenting a personal perpective in a narrative voice.

< 3,000

Manuscript Organization

Manuscripts should be organized as follows. Instructions for each element may be found later in this guide.

Beginning section The following elements are required, in order:
 
  • Title
  • Authors & Affiliations (in separate file to ensure a blind review)
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
Middle section The following elements can be renamed as needed:
 
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
Ending section The following elements are recommended:
 
  • Conflicts of Interest Statement
  • Funding Statement
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
Other elements  
 
  • All figures, tables, and images should be numbered and inserted within the text, along with Figures should appear immediately following the paragraph in which the figure is cited.
  • Appendices are not allowed, except for tables which span more than 1 full
  • Please do not upload figure files Include them within the main text.

Style and Format

The Medical Research Archives uses the AMA citation format

Title

Titles may consist of no more than 140 characters. Avoid using acronyms within the title. The type of article should be clear after reading the title. Case reports must contain the words “case report” within the title.

Authorship

Everyone who is listed as an author should have made a substantial and direct contribution to the article, such as contributing to the conception, design, analysis, or interpretation of data. Individuals who have made only auxiliary contributions such as funding acquisition, proofreading, and technical services should be listed in the Acknowledgment section.

Abstract

Abstracts may consist of no more than 350 words.

The aim of an abstract is to summarize the objectives and results of the article. Structured abstracts (including the following elements: Background, Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusion) are permitted but not required.

Abstracts should not contain references or excessive abbreviations.

Introduction
The introduction should:

  • Provide background information that puts the manuscript into context and allows readers outside the field to understand its significance
  • Clearly state the aim and scope of the article
  • Define the problem addressed
  • Note any relevant controversies or disagreements related to the topic

Methods
The Methods section should be sufficiently detailed to allow other researchers to replicate the work.

Results
Results should be clear and concise. Avoid mixing elements of the Discussion section with the Results.

Discussion
The Discussion section should interpret the results of the work but not repeat them. It is acceptable to divide the Discussion into subsections.

Conclusion
Conclude the article with a paragraph or two summarizing the conclusions that can be drawn from the work. Do not state any conclusions which are not supported by the results.

Conflicts of Interest Statement
All authors are required to disclose all financial relationships (including employment, grants, patent ownership, and other interests) with any commercial entities that have an interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript, if such relationship existed at any time in the last 24 months.

If there are no conflicts to declare, this section may read “The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.”

Funding Statement
Please list all funding sources and grant numbers in this section. If the authors received no funding for the work discussed in the manuscript this section may be omitted.

Acknowledgements
Those who contributed to the work but do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments section with a brief description of their contribution.

References
Ensure that your References section lists full and current bibliography details for every cited work at the time of the submission of the manuscript.

The Medical Research Archives uses the AMA citation format. Please ensure that the References section and inline quoting numbers comply with AMA style requirements. Instructions for using AMA style may be found at: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/ama_style/index.html

 

File format Manuscripts may be submitted in the following formats: DOCX, DOC
Font Any standard font may be used in size 12pt.
Headings Sections and sub-sections should be labeled with headings.
Layout & Spacing Manuscript text should be in a single column and single spaced.
Footnotes Footnotes are not permitted.
Language Manuscripts must be submitted in English.
Abbreviations Define abbreviations upon the first appearance.
Units Use SI units (metric).

Submission Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for
  1. The author names have been submitted in a separate file to ensure a blind
  1. The text adheres to the style and formatting requirements outlined in these Author
  1. Where available, URLs or DOIs for the references have been provided.
  1. Public clinical trial registries such as gov have been utilized to register all clinical trials that are the subject of the submission.
  1. All conflicts of interest and funding sources have been
  1. The submission file is in Word

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Publication Process

Submission
Submit online or via email.

Peer-review
Receive an initial decision within 20 days.

Revisions
Address reviewer comments and revise the manuscript as needed.

Copyediting
Professional copyediting by our staff takes 5-7 days.

Author Proofs
Authors receive a PDF proof to approve prior to publication.

Publication
Each month a new issue of the journal is published online. DOIs are assigned during publication.

Indexing
After publication all articles are indexed in a variety of digital platforms.

FAQ

Q. Is MRA an open-access journal?
A. Yes, all articles published in the journal are open access.

Q. Is MRA indexed in PubMed?
A. Many articles in the journal are available on PubMed under PubMed ID101668511. MRA can assist authors in submitting to PubMed in accordance with the public access policy.

Q. What is MRA’s impact factor?
A. As MRA is a newer journal the impact factor has not yet been calculated.

Q. Is there a page limit?
A. There is no strict page limit. 3,000 - 5,500 words is ideal for a review article, while research articles may be longer.

Q. Is MRA a print or online journal?
A. MRA is published both in print and online.

Q. Are there any fees to publish with the journal?
A. As an open access journal it is necessary to charge a publication fee to cover the costs associated with the publication process. Redcued rates may be avaialble for authors from developing countries and authors without funding.

Submit a manuscript

Manuscripts may be submitted at any time using our online submission form available at http://journals.ke-i.org/index.php/mra/author-guideline

1. Click the Click here to submit button

2. click the Make a new submission link

3. Choose the article's type

4. Fill in the check list for the Submission Requirements

5. You may add comments to the editor (optional)

6. Click Save and Continue

7. Upload the text file/figures/tables and confirm with the Continue Button

8. Add the title, subtitle, asbtract, list of authors and confirm.

9. Finish the submission

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Fees

 

Individual authors without funding*

Institutional rate

Standard rate

1,250 EUR / 1,399 USD

2,800 EUR / 3,099 USD

Discounted rate for developing nations

500 EUR / 599 USD

700 EUR / 799 USD

* For authors paying from personal funds who will not be reimbursed by any institution or grant.