Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the RUMES Online Manuscript Submission System (OMSS). Authors can click the “SUBMIT’ navigation bar on the menu. Regardless of the source of the word-processing tool, only electronic PDF (.pdf) or Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) files can be submitted through the OMSS. There is no page limit. Only online submissions are processed. Submission via e-mail or post will not be processed. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. If for some technical reason submission through the OMSS is not possible, the author can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Conditions of Submission
Papers submitted have not been published and are not currently under consideration by another journal other than RUMES. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles submitted with the approval of the necessary institution or persons. An acknowledgment of receipt of submitted journal from the editorial office establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability.
There is no article-processing charge.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review. Submissions will be considered by an editor based on the recommendations by peer-reviewers. Identities of the reviewers will remain anonymous to the authors.
Units of Measurement
Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.
Title page : Title and Authorship Information
The title page should:
· provide the title of the article
· list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors
· indicate the corresponding author
The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 250 words. It must be structured into separate sections: Background, the context and purpose of the study; Methods, how the study was performed and statistical tests used; Results, the main findings;Conclusions, brief summary and potential implications. Please minimize the use of abbreviations.
Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.
This section should be succinct, with no subheadings. The Introduction section should be written in a way that is accessible to researchers without specialist knowledge in that area and must clearly introduces background of the research and its aims. The section should end with a brief statement of what is being reported in the article.
Materials and Methods
This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.
Results of statistical analysis should include, where appropriate, relative and absolute risks or risk reductions, and confidence intervals.
Please focused your discussions on the results of your study. Please do not repeat contents of your Introduction section. Compare and comments your findings to others and whether they follows your hypothesis.
This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.
Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “as discussed by Shui et al ”“as discussed elsewhere [9, 10]”). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed. All authors of a referenced article must be stated. et. al. is only permitted to be used if there are 6 or more authors (et. al. after the 5th author).
Article within a journal
Nazrun AS, Tajul AS, Firdaus AB, Norliza M, Ima Nirwana S. The Anti-Osteoporotic Effect of Eurycoma Longifolia in Aged Orchidectomised Rat Model. Aging Male. 2011; 14(3): 150–154
In press article
Hanif MA, Sarah M, Palm tocotrienol supplementation enhanced bone formation in oestrogen-deficient rats. Int J Endocrinol (in press)
John J, Angus S, Dork T, 1999 Mesenchymal cellsand osteoarthritis [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum, 42:s250.
Article within conference proceedings
Brahim M, Synthetic statin mechanisms. In Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996; London. Edited by Mark Y. Marcus: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1993:16-37.
Book chapter, or article within a book
Barry E: Bacterial mustations. In Infections. Volume 2. 2nd edition. Edited by Bronx CE. New York: Chapman and Hall; 1983:43-66.
Whole issue of journal
Cand E, Sew T, Jack L (Eds): Cancer chemotherapy. In Tumour genesis 2001, 17:1-52.
Whole conference proceedings
Ahmed T (Ed): Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Conference: 27-30 June 2001; Kuala Lumpur. Stoneham: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2001.
Nwell F : Origin of Apes. New Haven: National University Press; 1980.
Book with institutional author
Advisory Committee on Osteoporosis Management: Annual Report. Nevada; 2009.
Song G: Role of Vitamin D in Bone Metabolism. PhD thesis. National university of Malaysia, Pharmacology Department; 2003.
Internet reference Brief description of reference. Internet link (last accessed date)
Preparation of Figures
Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the PDF file of the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.
Preparation of Tables
Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Vertical rules should not be used.
Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 2-3 days of receipt. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. It will therefore be appreciated if the manuscripts and figures conform from the outset to the style of the journal.
Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
Disclosure policy, conflict of interest and sources of funding
The politics of RUMeS regarding conflict of interest and sources of funding complies with the ''Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals'' (http://www.icmje.org/). Thus, a conflict of interest exists if an author, reviewer or an editor handling any given manuscript has ties that could influence his or her judgement in an inappropriate manner. This could typically be financial ties with industry either directly or indirectly via family in the form of research funding, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria or expert testimony. Other sources of conflict of interest could be personal relationships, academic competition and intellectual passion. Authors submitting a manuscript to RUMeS are required to disclose any conflict of interest, and in the event the manuscript will be published, these will be published as well. This includes disclosure of all sources of funding. The Editor and MiniReview Editors will abstain from participation in the peer review process and editorial handling of a manuscript if a conflict of interest exists, and the same applies to the reviewers.
For any human experiments, all work must be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). The experiment was conducted with the understanding and the consent of the human subject, as well as a statement that the responsible Ethical Committee has approved the experiments. In the case of any animal experiments, the authors should provide a full description of any anesthetic and surgical procedure used, as well as evidence that all possible steps were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage of the experiment. The Animal Ethical Code must be stated in the Methods section.
SUBMISSION PREPARATION CHECKLIST
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.