Author Guidelines


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Editorial Process : 

Manuscript submitted for publication to APAD  is assumed to be submitted only to the APAD  unless the contrary is stated or specified by author. The Editor retains the right to change the style and if necessary, edit and shorten any manuscript accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted to APAD must be original and must be sent in MS world file to us.
Manuscripts will be initially reviewed by an Editor and members of editorial Board for feasibility of acceptance.
Within one week decision regarding provisional acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author via email to avoid delay in processing.
Author has to submit copyright form and processing charges only after provisional acceptance via mail to
The rejected articles will be discarded from our database within 48 hours.
The provisionally accepted article will be sent for blind Peer Review towards two experts with one from same specialty or study area.
APAD will complete the peer review process within 3-4 weeks.

The manuscript will be sending towards author for revision.
The final revised manuscript will be published preferably in subsequent issue.
However in some exceptional cases this process may be completed earlier under Rapid Publication Process section and Ad on facility etc.  
The quality of article does matter during such situations. 

Original article:

Words limit:  up to 4200 words
Abstract: Structured including Introduction/Background, Methodology, Observations and results, Conclusion and Keywords using MESH terminology.
Review article:
These are articles usually written by experts providing any analysis and recent information on a given topic or event.  It should include an unstructured Abstract with keywords using MESH terminology.
Words limit: up to 3,500 words excluding abstract and references.
Case report:Brief discussion of a single/ multiples case/cases with unique relevant features.
Length should not exceed 2,200 words with up to maximum six figures/photographs with no more than 20 references and five authors.
Letter to the editor: Letter to the editor should offer objective and constructive criticism of published articles. Letter may also discuss matters of general scientific or medical interest covering recent topic or innovative concepts.
Manuscript Preparation guidelines:
The preferred format of manuscript submission is Microsoft word only.

Paper size: Manuscript should be prepared in A4 size paper with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margin on round the page.  

Tables: These should be numbered with Arabic numerals and ending in a column, and in bold print (e.g., Table 1:, Table 2:) Any footnote should be typed at the top and bottom of the table in italic.

Illustrations: Figures should be professionally drawn electronically and inserted in the appropriate position where it was first cited within the text.

Font: Times New Romans Font size: 12

Title: Font size: 12, Times New Romans

Abstract: Font size: 11, Times New Romans

Manuscript: Font size: 12, Times New Romans

References: Font size: 12, Times New Romans

The language of the journal is English.

Spacing: Each manuscript should be typed single-spaced on A4 (8.5" × 11") paper size with 1 inch margins. It should be arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, keynotes, Introduction, Experiment or Methodology, Observations & Results, Discussion, Conclusion(s), Acknowledgements, conflict of interest, Contribution of Authors, and References.

Abstract: This should not be more than 260 words. For Original articles it should be structured, while for Others should be Non-structured.

Keywords: Include between 3 and 7 keywords for indexing purposes.

Acknowledgements: Authors should acknowledge all those who made contribution to the work who cannot necessarily be included in the list of authors.

Conflict of Interest: Authors must declare any conflict of interest.
Introduction: It should be a concise with clear statement of the background of study including relevant earlier work, suitably referenced. It should be started in a separate page after keywords.

Aims & Objectives: clearly mention regarding aims & objectives.

Material & Methods: Materials and equipments, the manufacturer's name and, if possible, the location should be provided. The main methods used shall be briefly clearly described with citing references. New methods or substantially modified methods may be described with sufficient details. The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated along with use of suitable tables & graphs.

Observations & results: The important results of the work should be clearly stated.

Discussion: This part should deal with the interpretation of results, making the readers to understanding of the work taken and should be logical. The discussion should state the scope &limitations of the results, which need to be further explored.

Conclusion: Concisely summarize the principal conclusions of the work and highlights the wider implications. This section should not as duplicate the abstract. In case of Review articles, case Reports, communications, letter to editor should prepare in concise manner.

References: Arrange all references in Vancouver style only. Arrange references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the manuscript. Identify references in the text, Tables and Legends by Arabic numerals in superscript and parenthesis. Use the style as in Index Medicus. Authors should be avoid using abstracts as references. For full details for this refer to the following link to university of Queensland :

Copyright: Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors would be required to sign a form (to be supplied by the Editor) transferring copyright to AJB before the manuscript can be published.
Various guidelines are published for reporting of research. Authors can take the help of

 these guidelines during manuscript preparation.

Sr.No. Type of study Guidelines Reference Link                                                                                                      
1           Clinical trials CONSORT
2 Animal Studies ARRIVE
3 Systematic Reviews and Meta- analysis QUOROM
4 Epidemiological Observational Studies                 STROBE
5 Meta-analysis of Epidemiological Observation Studies MOOSE
6 Quality of evidence GRADE


Ethical Matters: Authors using experimental animals and human subjects in their investigation must seek approval from the appropriate Ethical Committee in accordance with "Principles of Laboratory Animal Care" (NIH publication no. 85-23, revised 1985) and/or the declaration of Helsinki promulgated in 1964 as amended in 1996.

Gallery Proofs: Unless indicated otherwise, galley proofs are sent to the address given for correspondence. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the galley proofs are returned without delay.

Title Page should be in the following format.

 1.   Name of Manuscript :

 2.   Type of Manuscript :

 3.   Name of authors :

 4.   Name of corresponding author :

 5.   Running title :

 6.   Address and contact no :

 7.   Email id :

 8.   Guarantor of the study :

 9.   Source(s) of support :

 10. Presentation at a meeting :

 11. Contribution details :

Acknowledgement: Should provide acknowledgement regarding any help during research work either in any form or support.

References: arrange all references in Vancouver style only. Arrange references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the manuscript.  Identify references in the text, Tables and Legends by Arabic numerals in superscript and parenthesis. Use the style as in Index Medicus. Authors should be avoid using abstracts as references.For full details for this refer to the following link to university of Queensland

Plagiarism: APAD  considers as all research work send by the author as original. Kindly see the standard International rules and regulations regarding it before submission. APAD  is strictly against with any form of Plagiarism. If the Board finds any such matter regarding plagiarism during manuscript screening, the concerned manuscript will be rejected and the authors shall be issued a warning letter.Use following link for free online Plagiarism detection:

APAD Conflict of interest policies:

APAD herewith declares , regarding conflict of interest , concern with any kind of matter in publication of research articles in any form , our publication house , Editorial members and their relatives , reviewers etc does not has any kind of conflict of interest  in any mean like economical or no economical etc.  APAD follows all international norms concern with this.

Inform consent statement:

As per our publication policies and ethical concerns, it is mandatory to take prior informed consent of subjects , patients etc. as per norms stated by university.


We strictly complies with International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' Recommendations in all respects viz. conflict of interest , source of support , informed consent etc. 

AAPD  strictly follows guidelines  stated by Committee on Publication Ethics ( COPE)  issued during the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010.

The COPE Guidelines links:

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Publication charges: 

Applied Physiology and Anatomy Digest (APAD) publishing worldwide,  open access full text download of articles.  Our project run on a Not-for-Profit base Model and funds collected are reinvested to improve journal services. Many people give journal their valuable time and services .  Some of them work on honorary or on subsidized salary.  Hence we planned for nominal publication charges.
 (Under routine publication process)
For articles from within India or SAARC Nations:
Post Acceptance: Rs 2400
For articles from outside India or SAARC Nations
Post Acceptance:  45 USD
The Rapid publication process system and Ad on facility is also available.
Charges under Rapid publication process : 
For articles from within India or SAARC Nations:
Post Acceptance: Rs 4000
For articles from outside India or SAARC Nations
Post Acceptance: 80 USD
ICMR  UG students projects / DST projects : Free 
Single print issue subscription : Rs 800 [ Including Postal charges ] 

Authors have to deposit processing charges only after post manuscript acceptance

Publishers Policy:

All articles published in APAD including original articles, review articles, case reports, book review or any matter etc.  by authors represent only the opinion or view of the author and do not reflect the any official policy of APADD and AMRI , India .