There are five types of submissions accepted by the Journal of Taiji Science (JTS). These include original research, review, editorial, humanities, and case reports. A general description of each type is below.
1. Original Research – Brief reports, and original clinical studies, are welcome for submission. There is no limitation on length or number of references. Required sections of the manuscript include Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion.
2. Review – Provides overview of published literature. No limitation on length or number of references. Please include a Methods section detailing how the search was conducted, and inclusion criteria for articles. Required sections include Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion (Results and Discussion can be a single section or separated), Conclusion.
3. Letters to the Editor – Within the first paragraph, identify the topic or article the letter is addressing. The letter should delineate all sides of a controversy if any, There is no formal limitation on length, but authors are encouraged to keep submission less than 1,000 words if possible. No abstract required.
4. Humanities – Can encompass anything in the realm of creative writing dealing with wellness. There is no restriction on length, no restriction on diction, flow or format. Poetry and narratives of all types are accepted. No abstract required.
5. Case Reports –We encourage authors to submit clinical case reports where the presentation, clinical course, and outcome can be documented by medical records. No restriction on length, diction, flow or format. No abstract required.
6. Innovation – Presentation of a new test, method, or process that advances what is currently available. Structure: Abstract, Introduction, Approach, and Discussion.
7. Brief Report – A short description of original research. Report should include Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion.
All submissions need to be in Vancouver format, double spaced, and in the English language.
All science submissions need to be in Vancouver format, double spaced, and in the English language.
Please follow Vancouver Citation Guidelines.
Titles and subtitles: Bold and capitalize
Tables, Figures and Graphics: Tables, figures and graphics should be placed consecutively in the text. Please leave these in the manuscript document as able. (If unable you are welcome to upload as a supplemental file). Please include a title and units, if applicable, in column heading. For tables, do not use vertical rules.
References: You do not need to indent lines on your references for the purposes of this journal. However otherwise follow Vancouver formatting. Use in-text citations with brackets at the end of your sentence and before the period . References should be included at the end of your manuscript, numbered, and in the order they were cited.
Electronic (Online) Journal Articles
The word [Internet] in square brackets should be inserted after the abbreviated journal title. The date cited [in square brackets] must be included after the date of publication. The URL (web address) must be included at the end of the reference. If available, include the DOI (digital object identifier) at the end of the reference, after the URL.
Print Journal Article
Enter author’s surname followed by no more than two initials If more than one author, give all authors’ names and separate each by a comma and a space. For articles with one to six authors, list all authors. For articles with more than six authors, list the first six authors then add ”et al.” Only the first word of the article title and words that normally begin with a capital letter are capitalized. Journal titles are abbreviated. Follow the date with a semi-colon; abbreviate months to their first three letters. Give the volume number (no space) followed by issue number in brackets. If the journal has continuous page numbering through its volumes, omit the month / issue number. Abbreviate page numbers where possible, e.g., 123-9.
The abstract is limited to 300 words for indexing purposes. Please include a structured abstract containing the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results & Conclusion. An abstract is only required for Original Research and Review submissions. If you are seeking to publish regarding a clinical trial, please include the trial number at the end of the abstract.
On the title page please list the authors in order of how they should appear on the publication manuscript, e.g., the first author would be listed first, the second author listed second, and so forth. Please include the following:
· Manuscript title
· Full author names, ORCIDs if available
· Institution of practice with institutional mailing address for each author
· Email address for each author.
No cover letter is required, however you are welcome to include one if you believe it contains additional information that supports acceptance of your submission.
Article Structure (Original research and reviews only)
The Introduction section should be self-contained, and succinct (about three paragraphs of information, no subheadings). Methods may be divided into subsections as needed, and should contain enough detail that a reader could repeat the procedures of the project. Results and Discussion can be subdivided into as many subsections as needed. For Review submissions: Results and Discussion can be a combined single section, or separate. Conclusion should be one paragraph in length, and should elucidate the main finding of the article, and describe briefly its importance.
Conflicts of Interest
Authors must declare any conflicts of interest related to their manuscript or research. Conflict of interest is defined as any situation, appointment or position, or financial arrangement held by the author or close family members that may tend to bias the of the investigation / research, Submitting authors are subject to independent investigation by JTS for potential conflicts of interest.
Funding sources must be cited. Source include but are not limited to government grants, public and private foundations, pharmaceutical and equipment companies, and health science institutes. Other acknowledgements may be published at the end of the article, however they are not required. All contributing members of a research team not named as authors should be acknowledged, given their permission.
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