Journal of Integrative Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine
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Author Guidelines

Instructions to Authors

Accepted Manuscript File Formats

Please submit your paper in MS Word (.doc or .docx) file format according to the detailed instructions given below. The number of pages is at the discretion of authors; Average papers are 10-20 pages long. When preparing your paper for publication, pay particular attention to your research methods, key results, and language. To ensure rapid review and publication, please adhere to the following guidelines.


Submissions must be original work. No copyrighted material should be included without proper permission. Originality, creativity and a cross-disciplinary approach or perspective are strongly encouraged. Significant duplication of papers and parallel submissions are not allowed, and in such cases the publisher reserves the right to withdraw publishing rights from authors and co-authors. It is the authors' responsibility to check for possible copyright conflicts with any copyright holders and agree to our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.


Given that the manuscript must be written in English, if English is not the mother tongue of the author, we recommend that the paper be proofread to ensure its accuracy and improve the language quality. The publisher can also provide a copy-editing service for payment.

Manuscript Preparation

General: General: Manuscripts must be type-written, double-spaced with wide margins. The first page of the manuscript should include (a) Title of Manuscript; (b) Names, addresses, and email addresses of all co-authors; (c) Name, complete address, telephone number, fax number, and email address of the corresponding author; and (d) Abstract. An electronic copy of the paper will be submitted for consideration and publication. The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards for uniformity.

Paper Length: The Editors generally encourage brevity for all Research Papers. Short Communications must not exceed 4 printed pages and will be given priority for rapid publication.

Abstracts: Abstracts should not exceed 250 words, and should not contain full reference

Keywords: A minimum of 5 keywords must be included on a separate line below the main abstract and labeled "Keywords”. To optimize searching avoids key words already used in the title. Avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (for example: avoid words like 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be used. These keywords are essential for indexing purposes.

Text: Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Author, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Text, Acknowledgments, Appendix, References, Figure Captions, and the Figures/Tables. Do not import the Figures or Tables into your main text file in MS Word format. Provide a separate PDF file of your manuscript text with correct placement of figures and tables. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. All other footnotes numerals. (except for table footnotes) should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers.

Units: SI unit should be used. If other units are necessary, includes the conversion factor and add the non–standard unit in parentheses.

Symbols: Define in the text. Place an extensive list of symbols in an appendix.

Maths: Avoid double suffix and punctuate carefully.

References: References must be listed in the numerical system (Vancouver). All references should be numbered sequentially [in square brackets] in the text and listed in the same numerical order in the reference section. The reference numbers must be finalized and the bibliography must be fully formatted before submission.

Journal titles are abbreviated (for a list of accepted abbreviations see: PubMed Journals Database <>)

*        Only first words of article title and words that normally begin with a capital letter are capitalized.

*        If the journal has continuous page numbering, you may omit month/issue number

See examples below of references listed in the correct Vancouver style: 

[1]      Smith SD, Jones AD. Organ donation. N Engl J Med 2001; 657: 230-5.

[2]      Brown JG. Asphyxiation. Med J Aust 2003; 432: 120-4. 

Typical Chapter Reference:

[3]      Blaxter PS, Farnsworth TP. Social health and class inequalities. In: Carter C, Peel JR, editors. Equalities and inequalities in health. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press; 1976. p. 165-78.

Book Reference:

[4]      Carlson BM. Human embryology and developmental biology. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2004. 

Edited Book:

[5]      Brown AM, Stubbs DW, Eds. Medical physiology. New York: Wiley; 1983.

Conference Paper and Proceedings:

[6]    Anderson JC. Current status of chorion villus biopsy. In: Tudenhope D, Chenoweth J, Eds. Proceedings of the 4th Congress of the Australian Perinatal Society; 1986: Brisbane, Queensland: Australian Perinatal Society; 1987: 190-6.

[7]   Harris AH, editor. Economics and health: 1997: Proceedings of the 19th Australian Conference of Health Economists; 1997: Sep 13-14; Sydney, Australia. Kensington, NSW: School of Health Services Management, University of New South Wales; 1998. 

Journal Article on the Internet:

[8]    Aylin P, Bottle A, Jarman B, Elliott, P. Paediatric cardiac surgical mortality in England after Bristol: descriptive analysis of hospital episode statistics 1991-2002. BMJ [serial on the Internet]. 2004 Oct 9;[cited 2004 October 15]; 329:[about 10 screens]. Available from:

Book/Monograph on the Internet:

[9]     Donaldson MS, ED. Measuring the quality of health care [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 1999 [cited 2004 Oct 8]: Available from: 

Web site/Homepage:

[10]    HeartCentreOnline [homepage on the Internet]. Boca Raton, FL: HeartCentreOnline, Inc.; c2000-2004 [updated 2004 May 23; cited 2004 Oct 15]: Available from:

Journal with Part/Supplement:

If a journal carries continuous pagination throughout the volume, then the issue number can be omitted. 

Issue with Supplement:

[11]    Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology 2002; 58(12 Suppl 7): S6-12.

Volume with Part:

[12]    Abend SM, Kulish N. The psychoanalytic method from an epistemological viewpoint. Int J Psychoanal 2002; 83(Pt 2): 491-5. 

Issue with Part:

[13]    Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Price RE, Wright KC. Development of a large animal model for lung tumors. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2002; 13(9 Pt 1): 923-8.


[14]    Pagedas AC, inventor; Ancel Surgical R&D Inc., assignee. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent US 20020103498. 2002 Aug.


[15]    Citations for articles/material published exclusively online or in open access (free-to-view), must contain the exact Web addresses (URLs) at the end of the reference(s), except those posted on an author’s Web site unless editorially essential, e.g. ‘Reference: Available from: URL’.

Some important points to remember:

*        All references must be complete and accurate.

*        If the number of authors exceeds six then et al. will be used after three names (the term “et al.” should be in italics).

*        Online citations should include the date of access.

*        Journal abbreviations should follow the Index Medicus/MEDLINE.

*        Take special care of the punctuation convention as described in the above-mentioned examples.

*        Avoid using superscript in the in-text citations and reference section.

*        Abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications (which can only be included if prior permission has been obtained) should not be given in the reference section, but they may be mentioned in the text and details provided as footnotes.

*        The authors are encouraged to use a recent version of EndNote (version 5 and above) or Reference Manager (version 10) when formatting their reference list, as this allows references to be automatically extracted.

• All illustrations should be provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction (which may include reduction) without re-touching

• All illustrations must be readable when reduced to a width of 75mm (Single column figure) or 160mm(double column figure)
• Photographs, Charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as “Figure(s)” and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred to in the text. They should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included within the text.
• All figures are required to have a caption. Captions should be supplied on a separate sheet.
• Line drawings: Good quality high resolution files with white background produced in black ink are required. All lettering, graphs lines and points on graphs should be sufficiently large and bold to permit reproduction when the diagram has been reduced to a size suitable for inclusion in the journal.Dye-line prints or photocopies are not suitable for reproduction. Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations.
• Photographs: High Definition / High Quality photograph files must be supplied in .jpg, .gif or .tiff formats. A scale should be marked on the photograph.

• Colour: Authors are required to pay for the reproduction of colour images in printed hard copy reprints (if ordered by the author).  Details of cost will be provided on reprint order forms.

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively and each table typed on a separate page. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the tables and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters. No vertical rules should be used Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript.


Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors. Any others may be charged to the author. Any queries should be answered in full. Please note that authors are urged to check their proofs carefully before return. The inclusion of late corrections cannot be guaranteed.



Peer Review Policy

All journals published by Lifescience Global follow the peer review system designed for each article published.

  • Manuscript topics are normally approved by senior editors. Formal peer review is conducted in collaboration with editorial board members and independent referees appointed by the editorial team of each journal.
  • In case of a theme issue on a particular topic, the appointed Guest Editor is responsible for conducting peer review and to submit full review reports along with accepted manuscripts for the journal.
  • Lifescience Global encourages its editorial teams to use the electronic submission and peer-review system for its journals to facilitate the peer review process.
Processing Fee
Article submission and Open Access publication fee applies to all submitted manuscripts. The submission page states the updated publication charges, as soon as the author starts a new manuscript submission he gets this information upfront.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in  Microsoft Word file format.
  3. References are provided "Exactly" as instructed in Author Guidelines. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

    (Please note manuscripts with incorrect reference styling will not be processed)
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. All contributing authors agree that the publisher reserves the right to withdraw the article from website if a report on attempted plagiarism is received and investigated to be found correct

Copyright Notice

Policy for Articles with Open Access

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post links to their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.




Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 500.00 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.