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Author Guidelines

Authors are kindly asked to follow all author guidelines. If guidelines have not been followed, the paper may be returned with a request for changes. The editorial review process will not start until after the paper has been revised to meet the author guidelines.


The manuscript should:
  • Be written in English
  • Be based on the template provided
  • Employ italics, rather than underlining to provide emphasis
  • Should integrate figures and tables within the text
  • Provide the name for each author (e.g. Evelyn JS Hovenga), as they will appear in the paper.
  • Affiliations should be provided for each author on the title page. Detailed contact details should be provided at the end of the paper in the Correspondence section. Qualifications and appointment may be provided.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, the editor/s will assume that the first author is the author for correspondence.

Presentation of Papers

Normally research papers will be presented in the following manner:

Title: Conveys the nature of the paper but does not normally exceed 15 words.

Abstract: Is a short resume (not exceeding 250 words) of the paper, including objectives, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion.

Key Words: Up to six essential words. MeSH keywords are recommended.

Introduction: Should establish relevance of either the research or the position taken by the author/s. A literature review should be provided either here or as a separate section.

Methods: Should describe and justify the approach taken and demonstrate rigor.

Results: Describe the results and their relevance as fully as possible.

Discussion: Should supply support for the argument including ideas central to the argument, opposition to the argument and ramifications. Limitations should also be discussed.

Conclusion: The conclusion should be short and concise, drawing the essence of the findings together.

References: Prudent use of references is required and the Referencing Style of the journal has to be followed.


Tables should be:
  • Integrated into the submitted document.
  • captioned above the table
  • Should NOT be submitted as an image, but as Word/RTF-Table
  • subtitled with all units of measurement (metric units).
  • cited in the text as e.g. Table 1.

Figures, Fotos, Illustrations

Figures, photos, illustrations and so forth should be:
  • Of reproducible quality and attached in .TIF format or in .EPS format. It should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Be also Integrated into the submitted document at the appropriate place.
  • Accompanied by a clear legend or key, if necessary.
  • Presented with metric units.
  • Captioned below the figures
  • Cited in the text as e.g. Figure 1.


Technical language should be accompanied by a comprehensive glossary of terms used. Entries in the glossary should be presented in alphabetical order.

Referencing Style

References are a valuable part of papers. All references must be cited in the paper and adhere to the examples given in the template. In the text, number the references consecutively in the order in which they first appear, using Arabic numerals.
If not covered by these examples and in doubt please adhere to the Uniform Requirements style by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for its databases. For samples of reference citation formats, please consult the National Library of Medicine web site.
For your convenience, Endnote styles have been created that authors are encouraged to use:

Permission to reproduce borrowed material

Written permission to reproduce borrowed material for example illustrations, tables or photographs must be obtained from the original publishers and submitted with the manuscript. Borrowed material should be acknowledged: “Reproduced by kind permission of ...(publishers) ... from ... (reference)”.

Conflicts of Interest

All conflicts of interest should be declared in a section in the paper entitled "Conflicts of Interests".


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 is unpublished, original work that has not been not been submitted elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by the eJHI Editorial Board.
  2. Authors must disclose confidentially to the editorial staff of eJHI any potentially overlapping materials, whether already published, or currently in peer review. Submissions previously submitted to other journals have to be declared as such to avoid burdening an already labor-intensive peer review process. It is best if the authors attach clearly labeled copies of any such potentially duplicative work, along with their original submission to the journal. They should include either the previous critique, or a cover letter with the new submission that explains how the authors have modified the manuscript to address the previous (outside) critique. (This is inline with the editorial "On Exemplary Scientific Conduct Regarding Submission of Manuscripts to Biomedical Informatics Journals" by R. A. Miller, T. Groth, A. Hasman, C. Safran, E. H. Shortliffe, R. Haux, A. T. McCray)
  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  4. The text meets all eJHI's formatting requirements outlined in these Guidelines and uses the journal's template to produce the paper.
  5. Especially, ALL references are complete and formatted according to these Guidelines.
  6. The authors are aware that any papers that do not pass the eJHI 'gate criteria' or are not formatted appropriately (see previous points) will be returned to the author without peer-review.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work, including uses infringing the above license. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

Authors may, of course, use and distribute their published paper as desired and place the published version in repositories of their choice.


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