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Focus and Scope

This journal will focus on the learning needs of postgraduate students in Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. This journal will have the articles written by post-graduate students, senior residents, and young as well as senior faculty members. Various sections of PJPAM will include editorials, original research articles, reviews/seminar on a relevant topic, clinical grand rounds, journal clubs, pictorial essays, interesting cases, research protocols, and letter to the editor. This will also have articles on postgraduate training and assessments.

The articles published by the postgraduate students will also fulfill the need of publication of a research paper to become eligible for university examination. The National Medical Commission guidelines requires a postgraduate to publish at least one research article in a journal and it does not make it mandatory to publish in ‘indexed journal’. Publication of an article in PJPAM fulfills this need. The PJPAM accepts articles from postgraduate medical and nursing students, senior residents, resident medical officers, demonstrators, clinical instructors, faculty members and researchers.


Authorship Criteria

This journal follows recommendations that authorship be based on the following 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 resolved. If the article has been submitted on behalf of a consortium, all author names and affilliations should be listed at the end of the article.

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Copyright Policy

Advanced Research Publications gladly offers you open access option to publish their articles. This means that your article will be immediately and permanently available freely, online for everyone, globally.

All open access articles are subject to high-quality peer review, editorial and production processes. You need to sign an exclusive license agreement, wherein you (author) retain copyright but license exclusive publishing rights in their article to the publisher.

We publish under CC BY-NC Licensewhich lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Rights of the Author: Authors can share their published article to third parties with a DOI link to the version of record on Advanced Research Publications. Authors have patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data). They have credit for the published article.

The author has the right to:

  1. Include the article in a thesis or dissertation
  2. Extend the Article to book format
  3. Use or re-use parts or extracts in other works for non-commercial purposes like teaching and uploading on your own website.




Misconduct Allegation Policy

All manuscripts are published under good faith that all rules and regulations have been complied. 

In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the publisher or editor shall follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.

Complaint Process
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It is the policy of Advanced Research Publications not to accept any kind of duplication of submission or publication of article, plagiarism, unclear authorship.

If, after publication, any of the malpractices is proved, the article will be retracted and the author (and the co-authors if any) will be banned in further submissions.

In case of suspected plagiarism, we would contact the author. We expect a response within a given date.  If no response is received within a given time frame, then the editor will contact the author’s institution for further investigation.

In case of a request to add or remove an author at any stage, authors have to provide an explanation and signed statement of agreement for the requested change from all authors listed in the article and from the author to be removed or added.


Author must attach a copy of permission to use any already published material with the manuscript.


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Manuscript Preparation

Conflicts of interest include financial, institutional, personal and other relationships that might influence decision making. It is mandatory for authors to disclose all probable conflicts of interest in the manuscript. In case, there is no conflict of interest, this should also be clearly mentioned including details of funding if received.

All prospective and retrospective human studies must have appropriate institutional review board approval, and it is presumed that the authors obtained signed informed consent from all human participants or their legal representative. All animal studies must have an appropriate institutional review board or animal care committee approval.
Compliance with these rules must be stated in the text, including a waiver of consent by the board, if applicable. Manuscripts that do not comply with these rules will not be accepted for publication.

Patient consent and or Ethical approval statements along with Protocol number and date must be included in all research articles.

Patients’ right to privacy should be protected. Names of the patients, hospital number, or any identifying information cannot be used in text or photographs. Patient consent should be mentioned in the article text in Methods section.

The original research, case reports, clinical images and videos should have ethical clearance from the registered ethical committee of the institute or from an independent ethics committee duly registered with Central Drugs Standards Control Organization or Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

All sources of funding and/or sponsorship should be reported by the authors in the title page, including details of agency and grant numbers. Copy of grant may be asked for at a later stage if required.

All the submitted manuscripts undergo an editorial review after technical check followed by peer review. Authors are suggested to follow author’s instruction to avoid delay due to technical failure. Manuscripts are reviewed keeping in mind the confidentiality in a blinded manner. The authors should not disclose their and their institution’s identity in the manuscript to avoid any confidentiality issues. Final decision for acceptance would be sent to the authors within 8 weeks after being assigned to reviewers.

The studies that are original, include novel information, are relevant clinically and for use of postgraduate students and faculty would have high priority for acceptance in the journal. The data should be authentic, sound and should conform to ethical standards.

General Instructions For Manuscript Preparation

Technical requirements
Article should be submitted as single-column word document. Formatting is not required at this stage.

Title page
The title page should carry type of article (e.g. original article, case report, etc); a concise title of the article, which is relevant and provides some information into content; all author names with complete affiliations and email ids; one corresponding author with complete affiliation, e-mail id, orcid id. Title page should list all authors in the following order:

  • First names (or initials, if used),
  • Middle names (or initials, if used), and
  • Last names (surname, family name)

Each author should list an associated department, university, or organizational affiliation. If the article has been submitted on behalf of a consortium, all author names and affiliations should be listed at the end of the article.

Structure of Research Article
This section highlights the main points of the article, outlines the results and conclusions and elucidates the significance of the results (Note that no references should be cited in the abstract). It should not exceed 250 words. Please refer:

Abstract with Compulsory Headings

Introduction or Background or Objectives




Keywords: Minimum 5 to 6 keywords

Main article
The Introduction section should state what is known about the topic, what is not known and what the purpose of the study is. It should include a brief review of the key literature with reference citations.

Materials and Methods
This section briefly describes the procedures, methods of observation and analysis and apparatus to enable other researchers to reproduce the study.

Methods with Compulsory Information

Study Design

Study Duration with Where the Study Takes Place

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Statistical Tool Used to Analyse the Data

Ethical Approval from Appropriate Ethics Committee and Patient Consent

Result must represent sufficient experimental data to enable the experiments to be repeated. Author should present results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures, giving the main or most important findings first with no duplicate data in graphs and tables.

Results with Compulsory Information

Present Your Results in a Sequence in the Text, Tables, and Figures, Giving the Most Important Findings First. Emphasize Only Important Observations.

All Tables and Figures should be numbered and Cited in Main Text

Results and Discussion should be separate sections in all original research articles

This section provides an assessment of the validity of results and compares the results with other researches. It also states limitations and significance of results for the further research. It should be concise.  An accompanying theory and calculation section would be appropriate. Present your finding and then compare with previous but latest studies with Proper Reference Citation.

Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the abstract, main text, and in figure or table captions and used consistently thereafter.

SI Units (International System of Units) should be used.

Equations should not be used in picture format and should be editable.

This section should contain a short conclusion text summarising the key findings and highlighting their significance, and providing recommendations for further research.

Figures and Tables
All the Figures and Tables are to be numbered and should be cited in the text at their first description, e.g., Figure 1 and Tables 1 and 3. Figures and Tables should be clustered at the end of document to be submitted. Here is an example of figure with figure legend:
Figure 6 The comparison of antigenic response between smokers (a) and non-smokers (b) using GATA-3. The ELISA was repeated three times and mean ±SD was determined.
Here is an example of table caption.
Table 6. Correlations among the Proteins

The recommended style for references is based on the National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 (R2010) Bibliographic References as adapted by the National Library of Medicine for its databases.

Style of Text Citation: References within the text should be cited as superscript numbers. Reference list should appear at the end of each manuscript. List references in the order in which they appear in the text (for the first time).

Examples of References
Reference to a Journal Publication
1.     Huie MJ, Casazza GA, Horning MA, Brooks GA. Smoking increases conversion of lactate to glucose during submaximal exercise. J Appl Physiol. 1996;80(5):1554-9. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
2.    Holick MF. Sunlight and vitamin D for bone health and prevention of autoimmune diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular disease.Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Dec;80(6):1678S-88S. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]

Reference to a Book:
1. Park K. Preventive and Social Medicine. 17th ed. Jabalpur: Banarasidas Bhanot   Publishers; 2002.
2. Larson R, Wilson S. Adolescence across place and time: Globalization and changing pathways to adulthood. In: Lerner R, Steinberg L, editors. Handbook of adolescent psychology. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley; 2013. p. 297-330. 

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Manuscript Categories And Specific Instructions

EditorialsThis section accepts short, invited opinion pieces that discuss an issue of immediate importance to the research and clinical community. Editorials should have fewer than 1000 words total, no abstract, a minimal number of references (definitely no more than 5), and no figures or tables (although they do have a photograph of the author as an illustration).

Original Research articles: These include randomized controlled trials, intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analyses, case-control series, and surveys with high response rate. The text of original articles amounting to up to 3000-5000 words (excluding Abstract, references and Tables) should be divided into sections with the headings Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables and Figure legends.
Introduction: State the purpose and summarize the rationale for the study or observation. 
Materials and Methods: It should include and describe the following aspects:
Ethics: When reporting studies on human beings, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional), The New Clinical and Drug Trial Act 2017, and Rules 2019 (for studies done in India),  and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. For prospective studies involving human participants, authors are expected to mention about approval of (regional/ national/ institutional or independent) Ethics Committee or Review Board, obtaining informed consent from adult research participants and obtaining assent for children aged over 7 years participating in the trial. The age beyond which assent would be required could vary as per regional and/ or national guidelines. Ensure confidentiality of subjects by desisting from mentioning participants’ names, initials or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. When reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council’s guide for, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand. Animal experimental procedures should be as humane as possible and the details of anesthetics and analgesics used should be clearly stated. The ethical standards of experiments must be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CPCSEA and World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki on Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Humans (by Indian Council of Medical Research) for studies involving experimental animals and human beings, respectively). The journal will not consider any paper which is ethically unacceptable. A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods’ section.

Study design:
Selection and Description of Participants: Describe your selection of the observational or experimental participants (patients or laboratory animals, including controls) clearly, including eligibility and exclusion criteria and a description of the source population. Technical information: Identify the methods, apparatus (give the manufacturer's name and address in parentheses), and procedures in sufficient detail to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Give references to established methods, including statistical methods (see below); provide references and brief descriptions for methods that have been published but are not well known; describe new or substantially modified methods, give reasons for using them, and evaluate their limitations. Identify precisely all drugs and chemicals used, including generic name(s), dose(s), and route(s) of administration.
Reports of randomized clinical trials should present information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions (methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment groups), and the method of masking (blinding), based on the CONSORT Statement (

Reporting Guidelines for Specific Study Designs


Type of Study



Randomized controlled trials


Studies of diagnostic accuracy


Systematic reviews and meta-analyses



Observational studies in epidemiology


Clinical practice guidelines


Qualitative research


Case reports


Meta-analyses of observational studies in epidemiology






Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence


Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials

Statistics: Whenever possible quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Authors should report losses to observation (such as, dropouts from a clinical trial). When data are summarized in the Results section, specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Avoid non-technical uses of technical terms in statistics, such as 'random' (which implies a randomizing device), 'normal', 'significant', 'correlations', and 'sample'. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the computer software used. Use upper italics (P 0.048). For all P values include the exact value and not less than 0.05 or 0.001. Mean differences in continuous variables, proportions in categorical variables and relative risks including odds ratios and hazard ratios should be accompanied by their confidence intervals.
Results: Present your results in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations, giving the main or most important findings first. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; emphasize or summarize only important observations. Extra- or supplementary materials and technical detail can be placed in an appendix where it will be accessible but will not interrupt the flow of the text; alternatively, it can be published only in the electronic version of the journal.
When data are summarized in the Results section, give numeric results not only as derivatives (for example, percentages) but also as the absolute numbers from which the derivatives were calculated, and specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Restrict tables and figures to those needed to explain the argument of the paper and to assess its support. Use graphs as an alternative to tables with many entries; do not duplicate data in graphs and tables. Where scientifically appropriate, analyses of the data by variables such as age and sex should be included.
Discussion: Include summary of key findings (primary outcome measures, secondary outcome measures, results as they relate to a prior hypothesis); Strengths and limitations of the study (study question, study design, data collection, analysis and interpretation); Interpretation and implications in the context of the totality of evidence (is there a systematic review to refer to, if not, could one be reasonably done here and now?, what this study adds to the available evidence, effects on patient care and health policy, possible mechanisms); Controversies raised by this study; and Future research directions (for this particular research collaboration, underlying mechanisms, clinical research).
Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction or the Results section. In particular, contributors should avoid making statements on economic benefits and costs unless their manuscript includes economic data and analyses. Avoid claiming priority and alluding to work that has not been completed. New hypotheses may be stated if needed, however they should be clearly labeled as such. About 30 references can be included. These articles generally should not have more than six authors.

Narrative reviews/seminars: This section accepts manuscripts highlighting detailed description of all relevant aspects of a topic which should be of interest to post-graduate students and early carrier faculty. Rarity of the reported condition alone will not be a criterion for acceptance. The text should not exceed 3000 words and should be in running text with unlabeled paragraphs sequentially containing Introduction, methods (briefly describing the methods used for this review article), description of various aspects of the topic, and discussion (including implications). Include a maximum of 30 references. Only color photographs should be submitted; black-and-white images will not be entertained. Color images will be published only in the web-version of the journal; for print version, these will be converted to black and white (For details, see below under Figures and Illustrations). Authors primarily reporting some visual clinical observation may consider submitting to the Images section instead of this section.
Whenever there is a clinical image, patient’s written consent (or that of the next of kin) to publication must be obtained, and the same must be affirmed/stated on the Title page. The editorial board may ask for such a consent form at any time during the manuscript review process.

Clinical ground rounds:Clinical Rounds articles should begin with a description of a case that is unusual, educational, or highlights an area in which the management is controversial. The description of the clinical scenario is followed by a brief review of the evidence for management or discussion of the controversy. Clinical Rounds manuscripts should have a maximum of 3000 words and 30 references. This word limit requires topics to have a tight focus, which should be considered when selecting a topic.

Clinicopathological meetings: The clinico-pathological conference, a method of case-based teaching, is frequently used in institutions and primarily consists of a logical, narrowing of the differential diagnosis in a patient. The journal publishes CPCs, provided they fulfil the following criteria:

  • At least three different departments are involved in the CPC, with each providing significant contribution to the discussion.
  • The case represents a problem likely to be seen in the routine pediatric settings in India. They patient may later-on be diagnosed with a rare condition, but the initial presentation should be mimicking a common condition.
  • An unstructured abstract of up to 100 words, and 3-5 keywords should be provided.
  • The write-up should be given following headings: (i) Clinical Protocol; (ii) Pathology Protocol; (iii) Open Forum; (iii) Discussion; and (iv) References.
  • The typical word count for this section is 2500-3000 words with up to 15 references. Up to three persons from the primary department and one person from each of the associated department may be included as the author of the manuscript.
  • Up to two tables and two figures are permitted in this section.
  • Each and every line of discussion held in CPC need not be presented. Questions and answer dealing with the same aspect should be clubbed together.

Interesting cases
The section accepts clinically relevant unusual or uncommon cases, with an important area of health and a key message. Manuscript should be restricted to 1000 words and should include brief history of patient, clinical findings, and investigations, management and outcome in first paragraph. Second paragraph should have a discussion of the clinical condition and last para should highlight the key message of the case report. The section permits maximum of 8 and four authors. An unstructured abstract of 50 words is required for this article type.

Pictorial essays
The section includes clinical pictures with/without radiological images and/or histopathological slides. Article without clinical image would not be considered for publication. The section would consider clinical conditions that are either uncommon presentations of common conditions or common presentation of uncommon conditions. A good quality coloured image clearly depicting the clinical condition should be accompanied with a write up in 250 words, describing the salient features, its differential diagnoses and management. Number of references should be kept limited to three. The section permits three authors. Guidelines for quality of image are as given in general instructions. No abstract is required for pictorial essays.

Clinical videos
The section would include interesting clinical videos describing an interesting symptoms/ signs that are crucial in making diagnosis or procedures that are helpful in patients care. Some examples include an illustrative video of an interesting seizure type, ultrasound, fluoroscopic images etc. The video should be accompanied with a 200 words text briefly describing the clinical scenario, video and differential diagnoses. The manuscript should have up to 3 references. The section permits maximum of three authors. Video files should be submitted in Quicktime, MPEG, AVI file formats. For details of video file recommendations, see general instructions.  No abstract is required for clinical videos section.

Journal club
The section includes critical appraisal of an original research article published in indexed journal in previous three months. The article should preferably have an impact on change in existing clinical practice or public health importance. Journal club would be an invited section.

Research protocols
The section invites protocols of research ideas, grant proposals, ongoing unpublished research and early results by postgraduate students, PhD students and faculty. The research protocol should be submitted in following headings: Introduction incorporating background, lacunae in current knowledge and need for the study; Aims and Objectives; Materials and Methods including study design, study setting, time frame, ethical clearance and informed consent, inclusion and exclusion criteria, detailed methodology with patient enrolment, follow up and data collection, brief laboratory procedural description, sample size calculation and statistical analysis; Outcome measures; Results (if available) and Implications of the study. The manuscript would be permitted to have maximum of 3000 words with total of 2 tables and 2 figures (total 4). There should be 25-30 references and a structured abstract of 300 words. The section allows up to 6 authors. With more number of departments involvement, seven authors may be permitted depending upon the editorial board discretion.

Letter to editors
The journal invites small ‘letters to editors’ commenting on the original articles, reviews, or research protocols published in the journal. Such letters should be reviewed by the journal within 3 months of publishing of article. Where deemed necessary by the editorial board, a reply may be sought from the authors, which may/may not be published upon the discretion of the editorial board.Letter to editor also permits some new clinical observations of interest. The manuscript should not have more than 500 words and up to 5 recent references including that of the article being discussed upon. The section permits up to two authors.