Information For Authors

General Policy

1. Introduction:

Thank you for considering "Medical Science and Discovery" as the platform for sharing your research findings in the field of medicine. This document provides authors with essential guidelines to facilitate the submission and publication process. The journal welcomes articles from all areas of medical science, including original research, reviews, case reports, and more.

Editorial Policy and Scope:

"Medical Science and Discovery" is dedicated to promoting scientific knowledge and advancements in medical research. Our goal is to faster collaboration and dissemination of high-quality research that contributes to the understanding and improvement of human health. We encourage submissions that encompass a wide range of topics and methodologies, spanning basic, translational, and clinical research.

Authors should provide a brief introduction to their research topic, highlighting its significance and the objectives of the study.

2. Manuscript Format:

Manuscripts should be prepared using the following format:

  • Font: Times New Roman, 12pt
  • Spacing: Double-spaced
  • Margins: 1-inch (2.54 cm) on all sides
  • Page numbering: Bottom center
  • Sections: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References

3. Manuscript Content:

The manuscript should include the following sections:

  • Abstract: A concise summary of the study, typically limited to 250-300 words.
  • Introduction: Provides background information, research objectives, and a brief literature review.
  • Methods: Describes the study design, data collection, and statistical analysis methods.
  • Results: Presents the findings of the study, using tables, figures, and graphs as appropriate.
  • Discussion: Interprets the results, compares them with previous research, and discusses their implications.
  • Conclusion: Summarizes the main findings and their significance.
  • Acknowledgments: Acknowledges individuals or organizations that contributed to the study but do not meet the criteria for authorship.
  • References: Lists the sources cited in the manuscript using the Vancouver referencing style.

4. References:

References should be cited using the Vancouver referencing style. Please follow the guidelines below:

  • Journal Article: Smith AB, Johnson CD, Jones EF. Novel insights into the treatment of cancer. Med Sci Discov. 2022;8(1):123-135.
  • Book: Brown JK, Williams RE. Introduction to Biomedical Science. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2019.
  • Book Chapter: Adams R, White C. Principles of Pharmacology. In: Wilson L, editor. Principles and Practice of Medicine. 10th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education; 2020. p. 345-378.

5. Tables, Figures, and Appendices:

Tables, figures, and appendices should be numbered and titled appropriately. They should be placed within the manuscript text, following their first mention.

6. Ethical Considerations and Human and Animal Research:

Authors should address ethical considerations and provide details regarding the protection of human subjects and ethical approval for animal research. Informed consent and privacy protection should be emphasized.

  1. Ethical Approval:
    • Authors must ensure that their research involving human participants or animals has received appropriate ethical approval from the relevant institutional review board or ethics committee.
    • Provide details of the ethics approval, including the name of the approving body and the reference number or identifier.
  2. Informed Consent:
    • For studies involving human participants, authors must obtain informed consent from the individuals involved, ensuring their voluntary participation and understanding of the study's purpose, procedures, and potential risks.
    • Describe the process of obtaining informed consent and how participant privacy and confidentiality were maintained.
    • If consent was waived or modified, provide a justification and explain how participant confidentiality was ensured.
  3. Protection of Human Subjects:
    • Authors should respect the rights, privacy, and dignity of human participants involved in the study.
    • Ensure that no identifying information is included in the manuscript unless essential for scientific purposes and explicit consent has been obtained.
  4. Animal Research:
    • Authors conducting research involving animals should comply with relevant national or institutional guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals.
    • Provide details of the ethical approval obtained for the animal research and the specific measures taken to minimize animal suffering.
  5. Conflict of Interest:
    • Disclose any potential conflicts of interest, such as financial or personal relationships that may influence the interpretation of the study findings.
    • If no conflicts of interest exist, explicitly state "The authors declare no conflict of interest."

7. License:

All articles published in "Medical Science and Discovery" are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

8. DOI:

Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, it will be provided with a registered DOI number following the acceptance decision. Manuscripts accepted for publication by "Medical Science and Discovery" will be published as ahead of print articles prior to the printing date of their scheduled issue. The corresponding author will be provided with a PDF Proof by the publisher once (Lycia Press London UK) the production process of an accepted manuscript is over.

9. Article Processing Charges:


10. Proofreading and Editing Services:

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). In case of insufficient writing on grammar and language, the authors may be directed to the editing service of the journal's publisher, Lycia Press, to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors. If required, Lycia Press' proofreading service fee (grammar and language revisions) for "Medical Science and Discovery" is 40 GBP per 1000 words.

11. Review Process:

"Medical Science and Discovery" employs a rigorous Double Blind Review Process to ensure impartiality and maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. The following guidelines outline our review process:

  1. Upon submission, all manuscripts undergo an initial assessment by the editorial office to ensure adherence to the journal's guidelines and scope.
  2. Qualified reviewers, who are experts in the relevant field, are carefully selected by the editorial board to evaluate the manuscript.
  3. The identities of the authors and reviewers are kept confidential throughout the review process to maintain a double-blind peer review system.
  4. Reviewers assess the manuscript based on its scientific quality, originality, methodology, clarity, and adherence to ethical guidelines.
  5. Reviewers provide constructive feedback and recommendations for improvement, addressing both the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript.
  6. Based on the reviewers' comments, the editorial board makes a decision regarding the acceptance, revision, or rejection of the manuscript.
  7. If revisions are required, authors are given a specific timeframe to address the reviewers' comments and submit the revised manuscript.
  8. The revised manuscript is re-evaluated by the reviewers and the editorial board to ensure that the necessary revisions have been adequately addressed.
  9. Once accepted, the manuscript proceeds to the production process for copyediting, typesetting, and proofreading.
  10. The corresponding author receives a PDF Proof for final approval before the manuscript is published.

The Double Blind Review Process ensures an unbiased evaluation of manuscripts, promoting fairness and enhancing the quality of published research in "Medical Science and Discovery."

12. The Journal’s Policy on Plagiarism:

"Medical Science and Discovery" takes plagiarism very seriously and has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of academic dishonesty. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Directly copying and pasting verbatim text from another source without proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing or summarizing someone else's work without appropriate attribution.
  • Using ideas, concepts, or data from another source without giving proper credit.
  • Submitting a manuscript that has already been published or is under consideration by another journal.

Authors submitting manuscripts to "Medical Science and Discovery" are expected to ensure that their work is original and properly cited. All sources used in the manuscript should be appropriately acknowledged through citations and references.

The editorial team employs various plagiarism detection tools to screen all submitted manuscripts. If plagiarism or academic misconduct is detected, the manuscript will be immediately rejected, and appropriate actions will be taken, including notifying the authors' institutions or funding agencies, if necessary.

We strongly advise authors to familiarize themselves with ethical writing practices, including proper citation and referencing, to avoid any potential issues related to plagiarism. By adhering to the highest standards of academic integrity, we aim to maintain the credibility and quality of published research in our journal.