The Clinical Investigation is a prominent periodic publication which focuses on clinical investigations, technical advancements, and innovations in medicine. The journal process articles in all areas related to General Medicine, Medical, Clinical, Dental, Nursing and many more related to Life Sciences.
Clinical Investigation welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Submitted Papers will subject to peer review process and will be published approximately 10 days after acceptance.
As a member of Publisher International Linking Association, PILA, Clinical Investigation follows the Creative Commons Attribution License and Scholars Open Access publishing policies.
Submit manuscripts directly to Editorial Tracking online submission: https://www.scholarscentral.org/submission/clinical-investigation.html or [email protected]
A manuscript number will be emailed to the corresponding author within 24 hours.
Editorial Policies and Process
Submission of an Article
In order to reduce delays, authors should adhere to the level, length and format of the Clinical Investigation Journal at every stage of processing right from manuscript submission to each revision stage. Submitted articles should have a 300 words summary/abstract, separate from the main text. The summary should provide a brief account of the work by clearly stating the purpose of the study and the methodology adopted, highlighting major findings briefly. The text may contain a few short subheadings of no more than 40 characters each.
Formats for Clinical Investigation Journal contributions
Clinical Investigation accepts various formats of literary works such as research articles, reviews, abstracts, addendums, announcements, article-commentaries, book reviews, rapid communications, letters to the editor, annual meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, calendars, case-reports, corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, obituaries, orations, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses related to clinical research and clinical trials.
Article Preparation Guidelines
• Authors are expected to attach an electronic covering letter completely mentioning the type of manuscript (e.g, Research article, Review articles, Brief Reports, Case study etc.) Unless invited on a special case, authors cannot classify a particular manuscript as Editorials or Letters to the editor or concise communications.
• Confirm that each individual named as an author meets the uniform requirements of the Clinical Investigation Journal criteria for authorship.
• Please make sure that the article submitted for review/publication is not under consideration elsewhere simultaneously.
• Clearly mention financial support or benefits if any from commercial sources for the work reported in the manuscript, or any other financial interests that any of the authors may have, which could create a potential conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with regard to the work.
• A clear title of the article along with complete details of the author/s (professional/institutional affiliation, educational qualifications and contact information) must be provided in the tile page.
• Corresponding author should include address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address in the first page of the manuscript and authors must address any conflict of interest with others once the article is published.
• Number all sheets in succession, including references, tables, and figure legends.
• Title page is page 1. On the first page, type the running head (short title for top of each page), title (which cannot include any acronyms), names of the authors and their academic degrees, grants or other financial supporters of the study, address for correspondence and reprint requests, and corresponding author's telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address.
Guidelines for Research Articles
Research articles are articles written based on the empirical/secondary data collected using a clearly defined research methodology, where conclusion/s is drawn from the analysis of the data collected. The information must be based on original research that adds to the body of knowledge in Clinical Research. Article/s should provide a critical description or analysis of the data presented while adding new and rapidly evolving areas in the field. Include an abstract of maximum 300 words with 7 to 10 important keywords. The abstract should be divided into Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Research articles must adhere to a format constituting the introduction followed by a brief review of relevant literature, methodology applied (to collect the data), discussion and References, Tables, and Figure Legends.
Review articles are written based mostly on secondary data that is falling in line with the theme of the journal. They are brief, yet critical discussions on a specific aspect of the subject concerned. Reviews generally start with the statement of the problem with a brief abstract of 300 words and few key words. Introduction generally brings the issue forward to the readers followed by analytical discussion with the help of necessary tables, graphs, pictures and illustrations wherever necessary. It summarizes the topic with a conclusion. All the statements or observations in the review articles must be based on necessary citations, providing complete reference at the end of the article.
Commentaries are opinion articles written mostly by the veteran and experienced writers on a specific development, recent innovation or research findings that fall in line with the theme of the journal. They are very brief articles with the title and abstract that provides the gist of the topic to be discussed, with few key words. It straight away states the problems and provides a thorough analysis with the help of the illustrations, graphs and tables if necessary. It summarizes the topic with a brief conclusion, citing the references at the end.
Case studies are accepted with a view to add additional information related to the investigative research that advances in the field of Clinical Reports. It should add value to the main content/article submitted, by providing key insights about the core area. Cases reports must be brief and follow a clear format such as Cases and Methods Section (That describe the nature of the clinical issue and the methodology adopt to address it), discussion section that analyzes the case and a Conclusion section that sums up the entire case.
Editorials are concise commentaries on a currently published article/issue on Clinical Studies. Editorial office may approach for any such works and authors must submit it within three weeks from the date of receiving invitation.
Clinical Images are nothing but photographic depictions of clinical studies and it should not exceed more than 5 figures with a description, not exceeding 300 words. Generally no references and citations are required here. If necessary, only three references can be allowed. Do not add separate figure legends to clinical images; the entire clinical image text is the figure legend. Images should be submitted with the manuscript in one of the following formats: .tif (preferred) or .eps.
Letters to the Editor/Concise Communications
Letters to the editor should be limited to commentaries on previous articles published with specific reference to issues and causes related to it. It should be concise, comprehensive and brief reports of cases or research findings. It does not follow a format such as abstract, subheads, or acknowledgments. It is more a response or the opinion of the reader on a particular article published and should reach the editor within 6 months of article publication. Acknowledgement: This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.
Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are pleased to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheadings and respective subtitles.
Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors. Supplementary Information (for example, figures, and tables) referred to an appropriate point in the main text of the paper. Summary diagram/figure included as part of the Supplementary Information (optional). All the Supplementary Information must be supplied as a single PDF file and file size should be within the permitted limits. Images should be maximum of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch) in size.
Clinical Investigation Policy Regarding the NIH Mandate
Clinical Investigation will support authors by posting the published version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central immediately after publication.
E-prints and Reprints
Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (HTML, PDF and XML) of the article and for reprints kindly contact to our editorial office at [email protected]
Benefits of Open Access include greater visibility, accelerated citation, immediate access to the full text versions, higher impact and authors retain the copyright to their work. All open access articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. It also allows immediate deposit of the final published version in other repositories without restriction on re-use.
Authors opted for subscription mode must sign copyright transfer agreement prior to publication of their article. Publisher reserves the copyright and any extensions or renewals of that term thereof throughout the world, including but not limited to publish, disseminate, transmit, store, translate, distribute, sell, republish and use the contribution and material contained therein in print and electronic form of the journal and in other derivative works, in all languages and any form of media of expression available now or in the future and to license or permit others to do so.
Article Processing Charges (APC) :
Clinical Investigation is self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journals operate solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fee is required to meet its maintenance. Being an Open Access Journal Group, journals do not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication. The standard processing fee of journal for all type of articles is mentioned below.
Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process):
Clinical Investigation is participating in the Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) with an additional prepayment of $99 apart from the regular article processing fee. Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process is a special service for the article that enables it to get a faster response in the pre-review stage from the handling editor as well as a review from the reviewer. An author can get a faster response of pre-review maximum in 3 days since submission, and a review process by the reviewer maximum in 5 days, followed by revision/publication in 2 days. If the article gets notified for revision by the handling editor, then it will take another 5 days for external review by the previous reviewer or alternative reviewer.
Acceptance of manuscripts is driven entirely by handling editorial team considerations and independent peer-review, ensuring the highest standards are maintained no matter the route to regular peer-reviewed publication or a fast editorial review process. The handling editor and the article contributor are responsible for adhering to scientific standards. The article FEE-Review process of $99 will not be refunded even if the article is rejected or withdrawn for publication.
The corresponding author or institution/organization is responsible for making the manuscript FEE-Review Process payment. The additional FEE-Review Process payment covers the fast review processing and quick editorial decisions, and regular article publication covers the preparation in various formats for online publication, securing full-text inclusion in a number of permanent archives like HTML, XML, and PDF, and feeding to different indexing agencies.
Note: The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as per price mentioned above may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of no. of pages of the article, etc.
Also the article processing charge for authors from JAPAN and the authors funded by Government or any other Research Grant is $ 3,219. Payment must be received in full for the article to be published open access.
Article Withdrawal Policy
From time to time, an author may wish to withdraw a manuscript after submitting it. Changing one’s mind is an author’s prerogative. Once the article is accepted in Pre Quality check then author have to pay 40% of the APC to withdraw manuscript (for the resources used).