Correspondence articles are letters addressed to the Editor with a short comment on topical issues or reader’s reaction corresponding to an informal publication previously published in the journal. Usually correspondences will not be peer reviewed and should not contain technical comments on research articles or principal research data. Submission criteria should meet suitable guidelines as specified in 'About this journal '.
Manuscripts must be submitted as a soft copy in standard English (Either US English or British English but not as a mixture) only. No hard copies will be accepted. Only one author must submit the manuscript and the corresponding author holds complete responsibility while the submission process and other communications during publication process.
Hypersensitivity accepts only electronic submissions to facilitate the rapid publication and reduce administrative costs. Authors are encouraged to submit the files as a batch or individually. The process is intermittent and can be continued later at the author’s convenience. Upon submission a manuscript identity number will be generated and the author may use this in further correspondence for enquiries. Click Here to submit your manuscript.
With the interest of maintaining integrity and Publication Standards, the journal employs a plagiarism detection system to subject the manuscript for plagiarism check. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you agree to screen the manuscript prior to evaluation process for plagiarism check against formerly published works. If found in any case that the manuscript is infringed against publication policies, it can be either suspended or rejected at any stage of peer-review process. Hence the authors are closely suggested to declare transparency in any case of duplication and demonstrate significant development in the submitted manuscript than the original article with correct citations.
Please refer to our policies in Publication Ethics prior to your submission.
During submission process author will be asked to accompany a cover letter of approximately 500 words along with the manuscript. This should include manuscript title and a brief description on how relevant to the journal’s scope, contributions made to its respective field and how it adds value to the scientific literature. Also relate the study briefly to previous work. The cover letter should include name of the co-authors if any and full contact details of the corresponding author with office or institutional address, telephone, fax and email address. Corresponding author should clearly state the approval of co-authors for manuscript submission along with any competing interests. It is also firmly suggested to declare that work is purely original and not submitted or published elsewhere. Finally, if this submission is followed by the solicitation or invitation of an Editorial Board member please provide the details. Author can also include any additional information in the cover letter helpful to the Editor.
A declaration should be provided for any report on experiments involving human subjects substantiating that informed consent was obtained from the subject(s) and/or guardian(s). In the cover letter corresponding author should clearly state that the informed consent was obtained.
In accordance with ICMJE guidelines, when a previously published information or copyright material is used or reproduced in the submitted manuscript, it is the corresponding author’s responsibility to attain permission in written from the appropriate author or copyright holder and citing the original source correctly. It is recommended to submit the permission statement along with the manuscript to the Editorial Office to maintain transparency.
Photographs with Identifiable Patients
According to COPE guidelines, a patient’s physical identification has to be masked in photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., whenever they are used and if a patient is identifiable, written permission must be obtained with informed consent from the patient or guardian to use the photograph. It is recommended to submit the permission statement along with the manuscript to the Editorial Office and also clearly state in the manuscript that informed consent has been obtained.
Use generic drug name (or generic name followed by trade name in parentheses). Include manufacturer and their location (city and country) for drugs and devices.
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- Microsoft Word (97,2003, 2007)
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- Portable document format (PDF)
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General guidelines of the journal's style and language for a correspondence article are given below. Please note that the total words in the article should not exceed 300 with no figures and tables. Author should give complete details of the corresponding article providing full correct citation with URL. Avoid long list of references and confine them to 3 references.
- Author(s) name
- List of abbreviations used (if any)
- Competing interests
- Authors' contributions
- Acknowledgements and Funding
The following items are required on the title page:
- Manuscript title: Should be precise and relevant to the content of the manuscript and having not more than 25 words. Avoid providing abbreviations in the title.
- Running title: a short version of the title (up to 40 characters including spaces, if any).
Authorship is given to those who give substantial contribution to the work. They may carry the experimental work or prepare the manuscript intellectually or involved in the data analysis and drawing conclusions or in any other way reflecting their contributions in the manuscript. Up to 20 individual authors may be listed with Authors' first name or given name followed by the family name or surname.
- Please note the corresponding author’s name and corresponding e-mails should be given.
Group members who do not meet the formal authorship criteria listed in the "Authorship, responsibility, financial disclosure, and copyright transfer" but who contributed materially may be documented in the Acknowledgments section.
Note: Differentiate the corresponding and equally contributed authors by providing special characters as superscripts at the end of their names individually.
Ex: John S Lincon*, Albert E Michale†and Joseph V Kin†
(*) Corresponding author
(†) Equally contributed authors
Along with each author's name, academic degrees and affiliations should be mentioned.
To provide indexing references, list 4 to 10 key words as index terms representing the article content. Use terms from the medical subject headings list of nlm.nih.gov/mesh.
The main body should contain no more than 3 paragraphs. Start the main perspective of the article to Editor referring to corresponding article. The context should be concise and straight forward.
Use only standard abbreviations and can be provided as a separate list or should be spelled out in the text when used for the first time. Abbreviations should be used as sparingly as possible. Example: RNA: Ribose Nucleic Acid
After publication, the people or organizations involved in the study will become public and may influence their reputation. This may include study at other organizations or financial relationship. Therefore authors should reveal financial or non-financial relationship with people or organizations and declare their competing interests for the data and information presented in the manuscript. In accordance to ICMJE guidelines, author should complete an acknowledgment for competing interest that will be listed at the end of the published article read as 'The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests'.
While completing the declaration, the following guidelines have to be considered:
Financial competing interest
- Please specify if any organization is having financial relationship with the work involved in the manuscript including funding, salary, reimbursements, article processing charge that may have to endure the financial gain or loss after the publication, either at present or in future.
- Author should specify if they have any stock holdings or shares with any organization that may have to endure the financial gain or loss after the publication, either at present or in future. Also it is recommended to specify if they hold or applying for any patent rights in relation to the content used in the manuscript.
- Please specify if there are any other financial competing interests.
Non-financial competing interest
Please specify any non-financial competing interests relating to political, individual, religious, ideological, educational, rational, commercial, etc., in relation to the manuscript. If there is any uncertainty regarding the competing interests among co-authors, it is recommended to contact and discuss with the editorial office.
Each author will have an individual contribution in conducting the work and manuscript preparation and published work. They deserve an appropriate credit for their involvement and this section can be used to specify their specific role and input. Author provides substantial contributions to the concept and design of the work, conducting experimental procedures and validations, data acquisition, compilation, analysis and interpretation. Author also has the involvement in retrieving conceptual information and draft manuscript preparation; Author even perform critical revision to structure the content intellectually and give approval for the final version to be published. Each other must have involved wholly in the work for their respective portions in the content and hold public liability. Those who involved in general data collection, supervision, technical support and funding arrangements do not hold any authorship, while they can be acknowledged in the acknowledgements section.
Note: Further if there any changes in the authorship, the details of guest and ghost authors should be clearly specified.
Following ICMJE guidelines, finally the corresponding author should give a clear declaration stating that “there won’t be any further changes in the authorship which includes either addition or removal of author’s details and he/she will be sole responsible person for all the communications and proceedings that are needed to be done with the publisher (According to the necessity of the publisher) on behalf of all the authors”.
Please follow the suggested format: MG carried out sample processing and tissue culture methods and drafted the manuscript. TK carried out the immunofluorescence assays. PN participated in staining and flow cytometry analysis. AR participated in the design of the study and performed the statistical analysis. HW conceived the study, and participated in the design of study and helped to draft the manuscript. Final manuscript was read and approved by all the authors.
Acknowledgements and Funding
People who contributed towards the work in design of study, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, draft manuscript preparation and critical revision, provided general or technical support and contributed essential materials for the study but do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in acknowledgements section mentioning their contributions. These also include funding source(s) of each author and describe the involvement of funding body or organization in the whole work. It is recommended to acknowledge the editor if any manuscript was revised for language corrections.
Permissions should be obtained from all those who are acknowledged in this section.
All references must be numbered consecutively, in square brackets, in the order in which they are cited in the text. Reference citations should not appear in titles or headings. Each reference must have an individual reference number. Please avoid excessive referencing. If automatic numbering systems are used, the reference numbers must be finalized and the bibliography must be fully formatted before submission. Irrespective to the number of authors in the citation, the reference list should contain all named authors. Journal abbreviations should be made in accordance to Index Medicus/MEDLINE.
Citations must refer only articles or abstracts that have been published and available through public servers. Any unpublished abstracts or data and personal communications should not be included in the reference list, but may be included in the text and referred appropriately indicating the researchers involved. Obtaining permission by a letter from the relevant authors to quote personal communications and unpublished data from the cited author(s) and it is the responsibility of the author to acquire them.
Herbert Open Access Journals uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. Where there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: "... now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,5-7,28]." Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations.
Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference (preferably PubMed).
Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is mandatory.
Please use the following style for the reference list:
Author details (surname and initial(s)): Article title (Bold). abbrevated form of the Journal name (in italics) followed by the year, volume no (Bold): page numbers.
- Published papers
Ex: Shuman S: Structure, mechanism, and evolution of the mRNA capping apparatus. Prog. Nucleic Acid Res. Mol. Biol 2000, 66:1-40.
- Article in Press
Ex: Shuman S: Structure, mechanism, and evolution of the mRNA capping apparatus.Prog. Nucleic Acid Res. Mol. Biol 2000, “In Press”.
Author details (surname and initial(s)): Chapter Title (in Bold). Details of Edition (if any), Title of the Book (in Bold). Year, page no's
Ex: Bartol CR and Bartol AM: History of Forensic Psychology. In Weiner IB and Hess AK (Eds.), The Handbook of Forensic Psychology 2005, 1-27.
Author details (surname and initial(s)): Title of paper. Title of the conference. Location, (date/year of conference (if known)) Publisher. Available at: [URL]
Ex: Behrens H: MDSD for iPhone: developing a domain-specific language and IDE tooling to produce real world applications for mobile devices. Proceedings of the ACM international conference companion on Object oriented programming systems languages and applications companion. Reno, Nevada, (21/10/10) ACM. Available at: http://portal.acm.org/.
Author details (surname and initial(s)): Title. Name of the website Year. Available at: [URL]
Ex: Gorge Kin: Destruction of Ozone. National Institute of Nutrition 2010. Available at: [http://www.ninindia.org]
Author details (surname and initial(s)): Title of the News. Name of the news paper Dated.
Ex: John Kenly: Biomolecules for treating municipal waste. USA Today 22-Dec-2011.
Web links and URLs should be included in the reference list. They should be provided in full, including both the title of the site and the URL
Example: The Mouse Tumor Biology Database [http://tumor.informatics.jax.org/mtbwi/index.do]. If an author or group of authors is associated with a web link, such as for weblogs, then they should be included in the reference.
Style and Language
Hypersensitivity accepts manuscripts written only in English. Spelling should be US English or British English, but not a mixture. Gene, scientific names should be in italic, but protein products should be in plain type. There are no frontiers on the length of articles submitted, but authors are encouraged to be concise for the interest of readers. There is no restriction on the number of figures, tables or additional files that can be included with each article online. Figures and tables should be sequentially referenced. Authors should include all relevant supporting data with each article.
Hypersensitivity will not edit submitted manuscripts for style or language; reviewers may advise rejection of a manuscript if it is compromised by grammatical errors. Authors are advised to write admissible and to be checked by co-authors (if any) before submission. In-house copyediting will be minimal. Non-native speakers of English may choose to make use of a copyediting service.
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