Submission Instructions

Author Guidlines

To avoid delays, author should follow the level, length, and format of the UR Forum Publishers Journals at every stage of the process, from manuscript submission to revision. Separate from the main text, submitted articles should include a 300-word summary/abstract. The summary should provide a concise account of the work by clearly stating the purpose of the study and the methodology used, as well as briefly highlighting major findings. A few short subheadings of no more than 40 characters each may be included in the text.

Article Preparation Guidelines

Manuscript Title

Manuscript title limit should not exceed 28 words. It should not contain abbreviations and the title should be a brief phrase which describes the contents present in the article.”

Details of the Author

The details (full names and affiliations) of all the authors should be given in the manuscript. For corresponding author details (Live address with Telephone, Fax and Email address) should be provided in the manuscript.

Image Submission

Images with high resolutions must be submitted by the author. Authors should take full responsibility for copyrighted images during submission and publication process. Clinical and Medical Imaging is an open access journal publishing research/original submissions, reviews, brief reports, case studies, rapid communications, letters to the editor etc. related to basic, experimental and clinical aspects of research.


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Instructions to be followed

  • A brief title describing, content of the image.
  • Images must be submitted in TIFF, PDF or PPT.
  • The description regarding the image must be limited (250 words).
  • Images should be captured at the following minimum resolutions: halftones and colour (all colour must be RGB) 100-200 dpi; combination halftones 350 dpi; line art 500 dpi to match the journal criteria.
  • Citations/References (URL) should be mentioned properly.

Figures and Tables


Suggested formats for figures should be in bitmap formats (JPEG, GIF, TIFF, etc.). Please send us the Photoshop indexes, in case the pictures need any differential segments on distinctive layers.

Figure Legends

Use numerical to designate figures (e.g., Figure 1). Use justifiable description, if necessary.

Figure Quality

During submissions, figures are supposed to be at sufficient quality, preferably as JPEGs.


Tables can be included in the text, if not submitted as a separate file, oriented in portrait form (not landscape) and upright on the page, not sideways.

Table Legends

Use numerical to designate tables (e.g., Table 1). Use justifiable description, if necessary.

Equations as Graphics

If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML can they be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.
Suggested Equation Extraction Method.
Table Specifications.
Equation Specifications.
Supplementary Information.
Discrete items of the Supplementary Information (Materials & Methods, Figures, Tables, etc.,) referred to at an appropriate point in the main text of the chapter. Summary diagram/figure included as part of the Supplementary Information (optional). All Supplementary Information is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information. Images should be a maximum size of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch).

Author Corrections

Suggestions from the authors, before or after the publication process, are acceptable and ensure that the corrections are clearly legible.

Manuscript Processing


Plagiarism is copying another person’s text or ideas and passing the copied material as your own work. You must both delineate (i.e., separate and identify) the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grade in a course”. All manuscripts received towards URF journals are scanned for plagiarism. If potential plagiarism is detected, authors will be contacted for clarification. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, it is necessary to indicate the source of the information within your paper using an internal citation.

Research Articles

Research articles are articles that are written based on empirical/secondary data collected using a clearly defined research methodology, with conclusions/s drawn from the data analysis. The data must be based on original research that contributes to the body of knowledge in all topic areas included in this journal- author's area of expertise. Articles should include a critical description or analysis of the data presented, as well as new and rapidly evolving areas of the field. Include an abstract of no more than 300 words, with 7 to 10 key words. The abstract should be divided into the following sections: Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Research articles must follow a format that includes an introduction, a brief review of relevant literature, methodology used (to collect data), discussion, and Referencaes, Tables, and Figure Legends.

Review Articles

Review articles are primarily based on secondary data that is relevant to the journal's theme. They are brief but critical discussions on a particular aspect of the subject at hand. Reviews typically begin with a problem statement, followed by a brief abstract of 300 words and a few key words. The introduction generally introduces the issue to the readers, followed by an analytical discussion with the use of necessary tables, graphs, pictures, and illustrations. It concludes by summarising the topic. All statements or observations in review articles must be supported by citations, with a complete reference provided at the end of the article.


Commentaries are opinion articles written mostly by the veteran and experienced writers on a specific development, recent innovation or research findings that fall in line with the theme of the journal. They are very brief articles with the title and abstract that provides the gist of the topic to be discussed, with few key words. It straight away states the problems and provides a thorough analysis with the help of the illustrations, graphs and tables if necessary. It summarizes the topic with a brief conclusion, citing the references at the end.

Case Study

Case studies are accepted with a view to add additional information related to the investigative research that advances in all topic areas included in this journal- author's area of expertise. It should add value to the submitted main content/article by providing key insights into the core area. Cases studies must be brief and follow a clear format such as Cases and Methods Section (that describe the nature of the clinical issue and the methodology adopt to address it), discussion section that analyzes the case and a Conclusion section that sums up the entire case.

Clinical Images

Clinical images should not exceed 5 figures with a description of no more than 300 words. In general, no references or citations are required. Only three references are permitted if necessary. Figure legends should not be added separately to clinical images; instead, the entire clinical image text serves as the figure legend.

Letters to the Editor/Concise Communications:

Letters to the editor should be limited to commentaries on previously published articles, with specific references to issues and causes related to it. Reports of cases or research findings should be concise, comprehensive, and brief. It does not adhere to any format, such as an abstract, subheadings, or acknowledgments. It is more of a reader response or opinion on a specific article published, and it should reach the editor within 6 months of the article's publication. Acknowledgement: This section includes mentions of people, grant details, funds, and so on.


Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant author.

Author must follow the latest edition of journal style in referencing.

Citations in the text

Author must ensure that each reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Kindly remember that there should be no citation in the abstract. Moreover, unpublished manuscripts or results should not be cited in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as in press implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Reference List

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary.

Proofs and Reprints

Electronic proofs will be sent as a PDF file as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author. Page proofs are considered the manuscript's final version. The manuscript will not be changed during the proof stage, with the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors. Author will have free electronic access to the article's full text (HTML, PDF, and XML).


Benefits of Open Access include greater visibility, accelerated citation, immediate access to the full text versions, higher impact and author retain the copyright to their work. All open access articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. It also allows immediate deposit of the final published version in other repositories without restriction on re-use.