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. The 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 2021, 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.

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

Format of your abstract

 FILE FORMAT: Your abstract should be in a Microsoft Word file.
 STRUCTURE: The abstract must contain 5 parts written in the following order: Background, Aim, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. The case report must contain 4 parts written in the following order: Introduction, Case description, Discussion, and Conclusion. Templates are available down below.
 WORD COUNT: The abstract should not exceed 300 words. Keywords, title, and titles of abstract parts (e.g. Background, Aim, Methods, Results, and Conclusion part) are not included in a word count.
 FONT: The abstract should be written in Arial font and prepared as indicated in the template offered below. 
 LANGUAGE: Official language is English therefore your abstract must be in English.
 TITLE: The title must be short, clearly indicating the objective of the research. Only the first letter of each word in the title should be capitalized. 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.  The author submitting an abstract to the OJS platform will be considered as a corresponding author. The email address used for registration will be considered as an email address for correspondence.
 KEYWORDS: At the end of the abstract, please write 3 to 5 keywords that describe your research best.
 It is not permitted to include tables, charts, or pictures in your abstract.
 Abstract must contain original material. Plagiarism will result in rejection.

Parts of your abstract

 BACKGROUND: Describe the current state of scientific progress regarding your field
 AIM: One clear sentence
 METHODS: Describe which methods and materials have been used to conduct the 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 describe your research the best


Abstract submission template

Case report template