Instructions For Authors

Authors need to submit their manuscripts through the journal’s website International Journal of Molecular and Immuno Oncology. Articles submitted as hard copies are not accepted.

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Author Guidelines

IJMIO reviews and accepts articles within the following categories. All manuscripts should follow the journal guidelines for style and length in order to be reviewed for publication. Articles that cover new information, novel research as well reviews that provide creative and insightful perspective within the scope of the journal will be considered for review. Manuscripts submitted to IJMIO must not be submitted to/under consideration at any other journal simultaneously. The review process will be peer-review and acceptance and publication subject to the approval by the editorial board.

Types of Manuscripts

Original articles: Original articles are strongly encouraged. However, they should present novel laboratory or clinical findings within the scope of the journal and must not be a review of literature. The shorter the article, the better is the chance of a quick acceptance and publication. Abstract of 250 words followed by 3 keywords should be provided. Introduction should be a single line explaining the purpose of the study or report. Methods should be clear and brief, and should include a statement of ethics, sampling method, subjects/model studied, techniques used and analysis approach. Results should be provided in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Text should only summarize the important observations and not be repetitive of material in tables and figures. Discussion should be limited to the authors’ own results alone, summarizing findings, strengths and limitations. There is no need to write a separate conclusion. References should be numbered and limited to a maximum of 15 of most recent and most relevant references.

Review articles: The journal will publish review articles by invitation only. Anyone wanting to write a review should initially submit a one page request. Upon consideration and only if the request is accepted, will they be invited to submit the full manuscript. Reviews should restrict references to a maximum of 20 of the most recent and most relevant references. References more than 10 years old are not to be used.

Case reports are encouraged and must be brief - maximum 750 words and 5 references. ‎Case reports should NOT include review of literature.

Letter to editor: Authors may write letters to the editor that address important currents topics and developments. All letters must be limited to a maximum of 500 words and 3 references, with no subheadings.


References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in square bracket (e.g. [10]). References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used by the NLM in Index Medicus.

The commonly cited types of references are shown here, for other types of references such as electronic media, newspaper items, etc. please refer to ICMJE Guidelines or U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Articles in Journals
1. Standard journal article: Kulkarni SB, Chitre RG, Satoskar RS. Serum proteins in tuberculosis. J Postgrad Med 1960;6:113-20. List the first six contributors followed by et al. 2. Volume with supplement: Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl 1:275-82. 3. Issue with supplement : Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23(1, Suppl 2):89-97.

Books and Other Monographs
1. Personal author(s): Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996. 2. Editor(s), compiler(s) as author: Norman IJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996. 3. Chapter in a book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In : Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. pp. 465-78.


Tables should be brief, self-explanatory and should not repeat any material in the text. Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.

Illustrations (Figures)

Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. Figures should be clear and unambiguous. Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations not on the illustrations themselves. If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. All figures must be digital TIFF files of minimum 1200 x 1600 pixel size. The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size. Legends for Illustrations should be maximum of 40 words. All symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters in the figure should be defined in the legend.

Authorship Criteria

Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to conception and design or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data. Al authors must be involved in drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content and must provide final approval of the version to be published. All authors must provide their full name, designation, affiliation and contact information.

Publication Procedure and Charges

Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, the authors will be instructed on the procedure for copyright transfer.

There is currently no fee for submission and acceptance of all manuscripts.

Publication Charges may apply.

For Original and Review articles: One b&w item (figure/image/photo/table/graph/drawing) will be free. Subsequent b&w items in the same article will be charged.

Color items are not free. They will require a payment per item.

For Case Reports and Letters to Editor: All b&w and color (items/figure/image/photo/table/graph/drawing) will require payment.

Please contact the executive editor by email for current charges.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

Copyright forms can be downloaded from here or from the author's panel

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
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