Ecurater

For Authors

For Authors

An individual who has made significant scientific contribution to the paper qualifies to be its author. The names of all such individuals who were involved in the scientific study should be included in the submission. Submissions must also include a statement mentioning the contribution of each author. The following are the prerequisites considered by eCurater to qualify for the authorship.

  • Must have made significant contribution to the conception, design, analysis and interpretation of manuscript’s data.
  • Must have participated actively in drafting, reviewing and revising the manuscript’s content.
  • Must have given approval for manuscript’s submission.

In cases where multiple authors have conducted the work, the individuals who take up direct responsibility for the manuscript should meet the above authorship criteria. These individuals should complete the Conflict of Interest forms at the time of submission. The other contributors and collaborators who do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgements.

Author who has provided significant contribution as well as holds complete responsibility for the manuscript is designated as Corresponding Author. Corresponding Author should qualify all the authorship criteria. He is responsible to take consent and approval for manuscript submission from all the contributing authors. The Corresponding Author is responsible for the integrity of the work and must ensure that the factual data in the manuscript is complete, valid and well interpreted. S/He acts as a point of contact between all the Co-authors and eCurater all through the publication and post publication processes to effectively communicate any issues that may arise during the publication process.

All the Co-authors also should meet the authorship criteria and must be instrumental in reviewing and revising the manuscript, finally providing their consent for submission. Co-authors also remain responsible for the portions of content they submitted and must also ensure the integrity of the manuscript as a whole.

Accepted Article Types and Formats

eCurater accepts the manuscripts that fall under the following categories. The type of manuscript being submitted should be clearly mentioned on the cover letter. However, the classification of manuscript is subject to change according to its format while being reviewed by the editors. The chosen manuscript type will appear above the manuscript title.

Editorials

These are the articles presented by the Editors, Associate Editors and Guest Editors that include a short write-up on any chosen topic of interest addressing the Journal readers. Their length is limited to a maximum of one page.

Letters of Correspondence

These are the letters written by the readers to the Editor either in support of or refuting the information presented in a published article. Authors can also use Letters to the Editor to respond to a review or a critique made by other author(s) or reader(s). The letters undergo a peer-review process. These letters also include short comments on contemporary issues of public and political interest. If the letter is written about a previously published manuscript in eCurater, the manuscript’s title and its details such as its volume and Date of Publication must be mentioned. The authors' names, postal and e-mail addresses and current telephone contact numbers are to be included failing which the submissions will be rejected. They do not follow an exact format such as abstract or subheads. They are concise, comprehensive and brief reports.

Commentaries

Commentaries are the informative and authoritative pieces typically based on contemporary scientific research aspects proposing author’s firm voice, perspective or opinion aimed at deriving a solution rather than just highlighting a problem. These are aimed at a wider readership appealing to a global community of readers, to all the disciplines. Outline of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Discussion and Conclusions, and References can be excluded. They are brief articles that include Title, Abstract and Keywords. Authors are recommended to keep the original data minimal raising the weightage of corroborative data that includes scholarly reasoning and standard illustrations.

Reviews and Perspectives

Review articles can be both Reviews and Perspectives. Reviews focus on one aspect of a field and can present the authors’ viewpoints. They are short, concise, yet critical discussions. The language should be lucid and comprehensible. They are peer-reviewed. They should contain a preface with a maximum word limit of 300, followed by the main body and summary limiting itself to a maximum of 9 pages. The introduction should drive the issue forward and must be followed by a discussion inserting tables, graphs, images and illustrations wherever necessary. Complete list of references should be mentioned at the end of the article. On the other hand, Perspectives are the balanced opinions of the authors’ personal viewpoints on specific ideas and scientific models. They follow the same format as that of Reviews.

Original Research Articles

A systematic report based on the substantial primary research pooling up theoretical and experimental data analytics that aids in scientific understanding and advancement is a research article. An author’s research paper should section itself into abstract, outline, introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion, recommendations, limitations, conclusions, acknowledgements and references. eCurater publishes only those universally relevant, insightful studies with descriptive results that have not been previously published. Also, eCurater strongly recommends that datasets on which the conclusions of the paper rely should be included either in the main manuscript or as additional supporting files and be made available to the readers.

Case Reports

An article that describes and interprets an individual case that is previously unreported or presents a detailed version of a new perspective on a reported case is called a Case Report. It should include a review of similar cases and state differences between current and the past cases. A case report should be accompanied by supporting images. A case report must provide key insights about the core area. They follow a clear format such as Cases and Methods describing the nature of clinical issue and the adapted methodology, Discussion section that analyses the case and a Conclusion that sums up the entire case.

Case Series

While Case Reports report about individual cases, Case Series is a culmination of case reports of 2-6 similar cases. Case series should highlight a diagnostic problem along with presenting possible solutions. Abstract is mandatory for a series along with a literature review. References should be included at the end of the article.

Image Articles

Photographic depictions on certain topic which doesn’t require references or citations are Image articles. An image article should not exceed more than 5 figures with a description not more than 300 words. Authors are recommended not to add separate figure legends to images. The entire clinical image text is the figure legend. For more information on formatting, see our Manuscript Guidelines page.