Submissions

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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 to the Editor). See the Journal Policies for more information.
  • The submission file is in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses)
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are inserted into the text at the appropriate point as images in either .tiff or .png format, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Relevant metadata have been included in the submission: author names, ORCiDs, etc.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in Submissions.

Author Guidelines

Before submission

Informed consent:

  • Authors must ensure that informed consent was acquired if human subjects are involved in their work. Research on human subjects must comply with the Declaration of Helsinki.

Conflicts of interest:

  • Authors must disclose potential conflicts of interest on the title page of the submission (for manuscripts) or the cover letter (for other kinds of submission). State whether any author has financial interests relevant to the work.

Manuscript requirements:

  • Please submit your manuscript in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format.

Title page:

  • Include a title page with the following details (this information is required, but will not be seen by the peer reviewers):
    • Submission title
    • Corresponding author’s details only:
      • Name
      • ORCiD
      • Affiliation
      • Email
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Funding
    • Acknowledgements

Text:

  • Text should be double-spaced, using a standard 12-point font (such as Times New Roman, Cambria, Arial, or Helvetica).
  • Use italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • Assign line and page numbers to the text.
  • Do not use footnotes.

Headings:

  • Do not use more than two heading levels for manuscript sections and sub-sections.
  • Indicate heading levels clearly in the manuscript text.

Figures and tables:

  • All figures, and tables should be numbered independently in ascending order (Figure 1, Figure2…; Table 1, Table 2…, etc). Legends are optional.
  • Place all figures and tables within the text at the appropriate points in the manuscript.
  • The preferred formats for figures or tables inserted into the manuscript as images are .tiff or .png, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Nomenclature and units:

  • Use correct and standard, established nomenclature.
  • Use SI (metric) units for all measurements.

Abbreviations:

  • Minimize the use of abbreviations: abbreviations should only be used for terms appearing at least three times.
  • Define non-standard abbreviations upon first appearance in the text.
  • If your manuscript includes a large number of different abbreviations, consider including a separate list.

Citations and references:

  • In the text, refer to literature source with continuous superscript numbers—1, 2, 3… 
  • Format your reference list using the ICMJE ‘Vancouver’ referencing style. 

Submission metadata:

  • Submission title
  • Details for all authors:
    • Name
    • ORCiD
    • Affiliation
    • Email
  • Keywords, e.g. Patient simulation, Public Health

Audio files:

  • We prefer the .mp3 format.

Video files:

  • Rather than submit audiovisual files directly, we would request that you provide us with a URL to the item.
  • We prefer the .mp4 format but also accept .mpg and .mov.

What to submit:

Manuscripts:

  • Submit the text of your manuscript.
  • Submit any supplementary files (research tools, research data, etc.).

Standalone images:

  • Submit the image in either .tiff or .png file formats, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Submit a cover letter stating the title, creators, corresponding author’s contact details, and a short (<100 word) description of the item.

Standalone audio and video files:

  • Rather than submit audiovisual files directly, we would request that you provide us with a URL to the item.
  • Submit a cover letter stating the title, authors, corresponding author’s contact details, the URL for the item, and a 100-200 word abstract describing the aim and content of the item.

The submission process:

Manuscripts, standalone images, standalone audio & video files:

  • After registering, please submit your contribution online. The software will guide you through the submission process and help you ensure that all required information has been submitted.
  • If you have any questions regarding file formats or other technical issues, please contact the editorial office at editors@innohealthed.com.

After submission:

Submissions to the IGHPE journal undergo the following process:

  • Editorial review for basic manuscript quality and subject relevance.
  • Plagiarism checking.
  • Double-blinded peer review by two (or more) reviewers leading to an initial accept/revise/reject decision:
    • Accept
    • Accept with minor revisions
    • Accept with major revisions
    • Reject
    • Re-review if required
  • Final acceptance
  • Copyediting
  • Layout
  • Proofreading
  • Publication

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