Abstract Guidelines

The International Journal of Medical Students - IJMS

IJMS - Abstract Guidelines

The International Journal of Medical Students (IJMS) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal, created to share the scientific production and experiences of medical students worldwide. Key objective is to be the primary diffusion platform for medical students, using standards that follow the process of scientific publication. The International Journal of Medical Students is published triannually on behalf of the Executive Committee of the IJMS.

During SaMED 2020, all accepted abstracts will be published in The International Journal of Medical Students (IJMS) as Supplement Issues of the Journal, which will be distributed to all participants.

10 best papers of SaMED 2020 will receive an official, direct invitation to submit their manuscript for publication in IJMS.

All participants are encouraged to submit their papers by a general invitation.

After registration, all active participants will be provided with an instant email confirmation with detailed instructions on how to use OJS platform, as they will be required to upload their abstract on Open Journal System (OJS) platform. All abstracts will be reviewed as soon as they are uploaded on OJS platform and participants will be contacted about the decision about their abstract acceptance. Minor changes may be required therefore we ask participants to check their emails and OJS platform on regular basis.

Abstract Formatting Instructions

  • FILE FORMAT: Abstract should be uploaded in the form of Microsoft Word file.
  • STRUCTURE: Abstract MUST contain 5 parts written in the following order (Background, Aim, Methods, Results and Conclusion).
  • WORD COUNT: The abstract should not exceed 300 words (including Background, Aim, Methods, Results and Conclusion part). Keywords, title, and titles of abstract parts (background, methods, results and conclusion) are not included into a word count.
  • FONT: Abstract should be written in Arial font, in 12pt size.
  • LANGUAGE: Abstract must be written in English. 
  • TITLE: The title must be short, clearly indicating the objective of the research. Only first letter of each word in the title should be capital. Do not include any abbreviations or commercial names of the drugs.
  • AUTHOR NAMES: Full name of the first author should be written in CAPITAL LETTERS, and the name of co-author(s) in lower-case letters.  Author submitting an abstract to OJS platform will be considered as corresponding author. Email adress used for registration will be considered as email adress for correspondence.
  • It is not permitted to include tables, charts or pictures in your abstract.
  • KEY WORDS: At the end of the abstract, please write 3 to 5 keywords that best describe your research.
  • Abstract must contain original material. Plagiarism will result in rejection.

Abstract parts.png - Abstract Guidelines

  • TITLE:
  • BACKGROUND: Describe the current state of scientific progress regarding your field.
  • AIM: One clear sentance.
  • METHODS: Describe which methods and materials did you use to conduct your research.
  • RESULTS: Write only the most important results of your research.
  • CONCLUSION: Interpret the meaning of the results.
  • KEYWORDS: Write 3 to 5 keywords that best describe your research.

Submission Template - Abstract Guidelines




Submission Template - Abstract Guidelines