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Author GuidelinesDownload Instruction for authors.
Download JMBE Submission Template.
JMBE is the official journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan). It publishes articles about medical instruments, computer application in medical science, biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical engineering applications, physiological emulation, and related topics. You are welcome to contribute your article on the above-mentioned subjects if it has not been published in another publication and has not been sent to other publishers.
The length of the paper to be published should not exceed six pages. Each page should contain about 1,700 words; charts, diagrams, and graphs are included in the total number of pages. An additional payment of NT$ 3000 (approximate to US$ 100) is required for each extra page. The contributor has to pay for all additional expenses relating to color pages or photoengraving.
The author will be given 30 reprint copies free of charge. Additional copies can be ordered at extra cost.
The Copyright Transfer Agreement should accompany manuscript. It should be signed by all authors or signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all coauthors.
Individual files cannot exceed 10 MB in size. If your manuscript is too large to upload(> 10 MB), please send it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with following instructions.
The article, written in English, should use 12–pt font and be double-spaced. Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.
Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word files (.doc or .docx), and should contain:
- Title page
- Abstract, Keywords
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Material and methods
- 3. Results
- 4. Discussion
- 5. Conclusion
- Figure captions (if any)
- Figures (if any)
- Table captions (if any)
- Tables (if any)
- 1. Introduction
- Title page
Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.
The title page should include the title, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), and a running title of 4-6 words.
The name, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author should appear on the title page.
The second page should include an abstract of 250 to 300 words, written as one paragraph. Do not use footnotes or references.
Provide three to six keywords at the end of the abstract. The first word of each keyword should be capitalized. An abbreviation should be defined first. For example:
Keywords: Electromyography (EMG), Virtual simulation environment (VSE), Breast cancer
The text should begin on the third page. All original articles should include the following sections: Introduction, Materials (or Patients or Subjects) and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.
Subheadings in long papers are acceptable if needed for clarification and ease of reading. For example:
* Informed Consent
When reporting experiments on human subjects, the authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2004 (14). If doubt exists as to whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. Authors should not use patients’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. Permission should be obtained for clinical photographs and identities. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals had been followed.
Acknowledgment personal assistants, providers of special materials, grants, and other financial support.
Secretarial or technical staff whose work was limited to the performance of their normal duties should not be included.
References should be numbered consecutively in square brackets “[ ]” in the text and listed numerically in the reference list at the end of the text in the order in which they are cited in the text.
All articles in the list of references must be cited in the text, and all references cited in the text must be included in the list.
Personal communications and unpublished data should be cited directly in the text using the first author, without being numbered.
Use a hyphen to indicate 3 or more consecutive references (e.g., [4-6]); use a comma to separate 2 consecutive references or multiple references that are not consecutive (do not put a space after the comma) (e.g., [4,5]; [5,9]).
References should list all of the authors and the abbreviated journal titles.
Journal title abbreviation guidelines can be found on:
C. Werner, B. F. Iversen and M. H. Therkildsen, “Contribution of the trabecular component to mechanical strength and bone mineral content of the femoral neck: an experimental study on cadaver bones,” Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest., 48: 457-460, 1988.
Chapter in book:
H. P. Schwan, “Determination of biological impedance,” in: W. L. Nastuk (Ed.), Physical Techniques in Biological Research, New York: Academic, 323-407, 1963.
W. B. Pennebaker and J. L. Mitchell, JPEG Still Image Data Compression Standard, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993.
H. P. Huang and C. Y. Chiang, “DSP-based controller for a multi-degree prosthetic hand,” Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics & Automation, 2: 1378-1383, 2000.
ANSI/AAMI EC13: Cardiac Monitors, Heart Rate Meters, and Alarms ANSI, 2002. Available: http://webstore.ansi.org/ansidocstore/product.asp?sku=ANSI%2FAAMI+EC13-2002
Do not insert tables in the main text.
Tables should be numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Type each table on a separate page.
Number tables consecutively and provide a brief heading above each table. Place explanatory text in footnotes.
Display the horizontal lines of the title row(s) and the lower margin of the table only.
Do not insert figures in the main text.
Figures should be clear and at least 300 dpi.
They should be numbered according to the order of citation in the text.
Whenever mathematical equations and symbols can be typed using standard characters (i.e., using the symbol font for Greek characters and superscripts and subscripts), do not use Equation Editor.
If part of the equation requires the use of Equation Editor, please type the whole equation using Equation Editor.
All equations should be numbered in the order in which they appear.
The equation number (in parentheses) should appear at the right hand margin of the last line of the equation.
When an equation is cited in the text, use the abbreviation “Eq.” and the number in parentheses unless it appears at the beginning of a sentence. For example: Following Eq. (1), the results can be obtained. Equation (2) can be used to calculate the results.
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.
- Your manuscript is a Microsoft Word file (.doc) and file size should not exceed 10 MB. (if large than 10 MB, please separate in several files and upload them as supplementary files.)
- The Manuscript is to be typed out 12 pt Times New Roman, double-spaced in English. Pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.
- Your manuscript should be prepared in following order:
1. Title page,
2. Abstract, keywords,
4. Acknowledgments (optional),
6. Figure legends (if any),
7. Figure (if any),
8. Tables legends (if any).
9. Tables (if any).
- Title page should contain:
1. Full article title
2. All authors' name
3. Affiliations of all authors
4. Name, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of corresponding author
5. Running title within 4-6 words
- References are listed in the order of which they are cited in text.
- References are in the request format (see Author Guidelines).
- I warrant that this article is our original work, and has not been published before.
- I also warrant that the article contains no libelous unlawful statements, and does not infringe on the rights of others.
- Copyright to this article is hereby transferred to Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, including those pertaining to electronic transmission and delivery, effective upon acceptance for publication.
- If any submission being accepted by Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, the authors agree to grant Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering to sublicense the READncl-Remote Electronic Access/Delivery of the National Central Library ("READncl System") or any other database provider to reproduce, transmit publicly by Internet, download, print and browse by authorized users. The submissions may be changed in order to meet the requirement of READncl System or other database.
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