Information For Authors
Authors are the backbone of MGES Journals and books. In this section, you will find detailed information about authorship, the editorial flow of a manuscript, review parameters, publication probability, copyright information, and publishing license.
MGES Journals and books follow the definition of authorship given by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Final approval of the version to be published; AND
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and
In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors. Download Authorship Contribution Form here.
Editorial Flow of a Manuscript
Each manuscript passes through the following reviews and corrections after submission till final publication, in various departments of the editorial office:
1. Internal Editorial Review: In the first step one section editor will evaluate the manuscript based on (i) Suitability with the aim and scope of the journal and (ii) Manuscript structure as mentioned in manuscript preparation guidelines.
2. External Peer Review: Manuscript that is accepted in step 1, is sent to one subject expert for their comments and suggestions as per the review parameters and policy as mentioned above.
3. Revisions advise to authors: Manuscript that is accepted in step 2, will receive (i) Language correction advise (ii) Peer-reviewed article file (iii) Turnitin report (if it has issues) (iv) Journal template and (v) Editorial advice.
4. Final acceptance: After we receive the revised manuscript, the editor will evaluate the revised version, take the final decision, and communicate with the author. If necessary, authors may be asked to do a re-revision to fit with the quality standards of the journal.
5. In the final stage of publication, the author will again receive a blueprint of the final galley for proofreading. After this manuscript is published and authors are informed by e-mail.
Manuscript Review Parameters (Proudly inspired by Elsevier journals review policies)
All research manuscripts will be reviewed and edited based on the following parameters or standards.
1. Do the title and abstract cover key aspects of the work, would it spark interest to the right audience?
2. Is the Introduction easy to follow for most readers of this particular journal? Does it cite the appropriate papers? Does it provide a hypothesis or aim of the study?
3. Does the Methods section provide enough details for the general reader to repeat the experiments?
4. If the reviewer skips the Methods, does the Results section give the right amount of detail to understand the essential particulars of the experiments?
5. Do the Results refer to the figures in a logical order? Do the numbers in the tables add up correctly? Are any figures/tables mislabeled or unclear?
6. Given the data that was obtained in this study, did the authors perform all the logical analyses? Did they include the proper controls?
7. Does the Discussion address the main findings, and does it give proper recognition to similar work in this field?
8. In general, is the paper easy to follow and does it have a logical flow? Are there any language issues?
9. Did the authors make all their data (e.g. sequence reads, code, questionnaires used) available for the readers?
10. Is this paper novel and an advancement of the field, or have other people done very similar work?
11. Does the paper raise any ethical concerns? Any suspicion of plagiarism (text or experiments), duplicated or tampered images, unethical animal experiments, or "dual use of research interest"?
Publication Probability Calculator
You can self-assess the publication probability of your manuscript here.
You can download HSSR Template at https://mgesjournals.com/hssr/libraryFiles/downloadPublic/28
Authors retain the copyright without restrictions for their published content in this journal. HSSR is a SHERPA ROMEO Journal.