Original contributions: Peer reviewed, investigations that represent new and scientific contributions to the field.
Review articles: Review of major areas or sub areas in the field of peritoneal dialysis. These articles may be of any length and are peer reviewed.
Editorial: Views of invited authors on a specific topic.
Clinical Guidelines Consensus Statements: Specially in relation to our needs.
Short Communication letters to Editor: Comments on papers published in IJPD of any other matters of interest to peritoneal dialysis.
Peritoneal Dialysis literature: An in depth literature search of topics related to peritoneal dialysis.
Announcement of forthcoming meetings: Providing notice of forthcoming meetings, course offerings and other events related to peritoneal dialysis in particular and nephrology in general.
Instructions to contributors: All original articles submitted for publication will be reviewed by at least three experts in their field.
Authors – Professional and Ethical responsibilities:
Authorship: Only those persons who have contributed directly to the intellectual content of the paper should be listed as authors. Authors should meet all the following criteria:
- Conceived and planned the work that led to the paper.
- Wrote the paper or reviewed successive versions and took part in the revision process.
- Approved the final version.
Authors should disclose any financial interests, direct or indirect that might affect the conduct of reporting of the work they have submitted. The role of funding organization if any, in the collection of data, its analysis and interpretation and in the right to approve or disapprove publication of the finished manuscript must be described in the methods section of the text.
Previous or Duplicate publication: Details of any possible previous or duplicate publication of any content of the paper should be provided while submitting the paper. Previous publication of fractions of the content of a paper does not necessarily preclude its being published.
Statements of Authorship: All authors of papers accepted for publication are required to sign a form affirming that they have met criteria for authorship, have agreed to be authors and are aware of the terms of publication.
Full length paper: Four copies should be submitted typed in double space with an abstract summarizing briefly the essential contents. The figures, if any should be submitted with one set of camera ready photographs of the figures. Manuscripts should be accompanied by
- a covering letter including the name, address and the email of the author to whom correspondence can be sent.
- written permission of authors/publishers to use any previously published material (figures, tables or quotation of more than 100 words)
Letters to the editor: Letters dealing with published articles or matters of interest to researchers are invited. They should be short (not more than 2 papers, key references included), typed double spaced, and include references where appropriate. When a published article is involved, the original authors will be invited to submit a response.
Nomenclature and abbreviations: Where possible, nomenclature and abbreviations should be in accordance with internationally agreed rules.
Manuscript preparation: Type the manuscript on standard A4 or 8.5″ * 11″ white bond paper, font size – 10 in Times New Roman. Use double spacing throughout, including the references and figure legends. Organize the manuscript in the order indicated below with each component beginning on a separate page. Type a running title and page number in the upper right hand corner of each paper.
Title Page: Page 1 should include  the title of the article  the author’s full name (first name, middle, initial(s), and surname),  affiliations (the name of department if any), institution, city and state where the work was done,  aknowledgements of grant support and of individuals who are of direct help in the preparation of the study,  the name, address, e-mail of the corresponding author(the author to whom reprint requests are to be sent).
Abstract & Keywords: Page 2 should include the title of the article followed by an abstract in a structured form. Following the abstracts, list up the three key words or phrases for indexing.
Text: All manuscripts should be typed on one side of the paper, double spaced.
Abbreviations & symbols: Do not use abbreviations unless absolute necessary, do not abbreviate the names of symptoms or disease (myocardial infarction not MI) or anatomical and histological characteristics(left ventricular, not LV). Use abbreviations in figures and tables to save space. Explain all abbreviations used in the figure legend or table footnote. Proprietary and generic names is generic name for all drugs. Include the proprietary name if it is more commonly known than the generic name. Instruments may be referred by the proprietary name.
Short Communications: Short communications should be organized in the following format. Introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, abbreviation list, references. Authors may insert a short summary/conclusion section following the discussion if they wish. Short communications do not require an abstract.
Review articles: Review articles should be organized in the following form: outline (using main and second order section headings). Introduction, text, conclusions or summary, aknowledgements(optional), appendices(optional), List of abbreviations and references.
- Number references in the order in which they are first cited in the text.
- Use Arabic numbers in the paranthesis.
- Use the reference style at the National Library of Medicine, including the abbreviations of journal titles.
- Provide complete data for each reference.
- Include an “available form” note for documents that may not be readily accessible.
- Cite symposium papers only from published proceedings.
- When citing an article or book accepted for publication but not yet published , include the title of the journal (or name of the publisher) and the year of expected publication.
- Include references to unpublished material in the text note in the references [for example papers presented orally at a meeting, unpublished work (personal communications, papers in preparation)]. Peer Review Policy
Manuscripts submitted to the Indian Indian Journal of Peritoneal Dialysis are approved by the Editor-in-chief followed by formal peer review process conducted in collaboration with editorial board members and independent referees. The publisher encourages the authors and reviewers to use the electronic submission and peer-review system.Peer Review Process
Submissions to the Indian Journal of Peritoneal Dialysis passes through a double-blind peer-review process. The criteria for publication in Indian Journal of Peritoneal Dialysis are as follows:
- The study presents the results of primary scholarly research.
- Results reported have not been published elsewhere.
- The research meets all applicable standards of ethics and research integrity.
- Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail.
- Conclusions are presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by the data.
- The article is presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in standard English.
Once the manuscripts have passed quality control, they are assigned to a member of the Editorial Board (or an expert who is not a member of the Board) for conducting the peer-review process and for making a decision to accept, invite revision of, or reject the article.
1. Publication Charges
There are no publication or submission charges for the articles submitted to this journal.2. Open access agreement
Upon submission of an article, the authors are asked to indicate their agreement to abide by an open access Creative Commons license (CC-BY). Under the terms of this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright of their articles. The license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and source of the work. The license ensures that the authors’ article will be available as widely as possible and that the article can be included in any scholarly archive.3. Submission of Related Manuscripts
When submitting an article, all authors are asked to indicate that they do not have a related or duplicate manuscript under consideration (or accepted) for publication elsewhere. If related work has been submitted elsewhere, a copy must be included with the article submitted to Informatics (India) Ltd. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between related submissions.4. Confidentiality & Privacy Statement
Editors and reviewers are required to treat all submitted manuscripts in strict confidence. The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.5. Corrections and Additions
Responsibility for the accuracy of content lies with the author(s) of the paper.6. Publication Ethics
Authors are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practice in publication ethics specifically with regard to authorship (for example avoidance of ghost or guest authorship), dual submission, plagiarism, manipulation of figures, competing interests and compliance with policies on research ethics.7.Plagiarism
Authors are expected to detain from plagiarism which would be checked after submission of the article using software.
Reviewers and Editors are required to treat manuscripts fairly and in confidence.
These guidelines are adapted from the Indian Journal of Science and Technology website (http://www.indjst.org/).