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Author Instructions

Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they contain original data that are not previously published or are being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors are required to submit the manuscript along with all concerned certificates and documents Commercial Rights Transfer Form, submission form, corresponding author form, contribution form. In case of any queries or additional information, you can write an e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal at

General Requirements

Microsoft Word 97-2003 or higher document file must be used to submit a manuscript. The text must be double spaced with 1" margins and justified to the left-hand margin. Avoid using "styles" or document templates. Arial 12 pt size font is recommended. All the pages should be numbered.


Title of the Manuscript

The title of the manuscript should appear at the top of the first page. The title should not be more than 150 characters (including spaces) and must clearly state what the article is about.

Author Names

Do not include author names in the manuscript. They are to be placed in the biographical file described below in order to preserve anonymity during the review process. Manuscripts are tracked using a reference number and author names are added by the editorial staff if a manuscript is accepted for processing.


All articles must include an unstructured or structured abstract of approximately 300 - 350 words depending on the type of review. The essential informations mentioned in the abstract should also be included in the main body of the manuscript also. Avoid abbreviations and don’t quote references in the abstract.

The abstracts for systematic review, meta-analysis must be organized into a structured format as listed below:

Methods – must include data sources, study selection, data extraction, data synthesis
Conclusion & Keywords

Note: Mention the registry and the study’s unique registration number at the end of the abstract, if it is registered.


A list of three to ten keywords contained in the article must be listed below the abstract. (During the electronic submission process authors will be asked to copy and paste the abstract and the keywords into corresponding text boxes on the submissions pages.)

Body of the Manuscript

The body of the manuscript for narrative reviews / thematic review / state of the art review should contain ≤ 3500 words (excluding abstract and references) and must be organized in the below given format

Introduction - This section of the manuscript should provide the important background information and make an emphasis on the current need and importance of the review.

Major headings - Break up the text into major headings. They should not be more than 38 characters, including spaces.

Subheadings - 2 levels of subheadings is permissible, with a maximum of 75 characters including spaces.

The body of the manuscript for systematic reviews / meta- analysis / scoping reviews should contain ≤ 4000 words (excluding abstract and references) and must be organized in the below given format


Methodology in detail (which will include data source, data search, study selection, data extraction, data synthesis and analysis, quality assessment). Also mention the specific statistical software used for the statistical analysis.


Reporting guidelines

Follow PRISMA reporting guidelines for systematic reviews and meta-analysis


Acknowledgment of the source of any funding for the research associated with the article should be listed and also a statement regarding the approval by an appropriate human ethical / research committee. An additional acknowledgement of support provided by other individuals, organizations, institutions is left to the discretion of the author.


Bibliography should list references in order of their appearance in the text (not alphabetically) and should follow PubMed Central guidelines along with Vancouver Style. Visit the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website and search for specific reference citations under the section “Fully-Tagged Citations”. Point 2.3 needs to be followed. All references must be cited in the text in superscript. The examples of the references have been mentioned below:


  1. Le Huec JC, Jouve JL, Szpalski M. Surgical techniques in pediatric spine surgery. Eur Spine J. 2014 May 9. [Epub ahead of print].

  2. Kanter AS, Morr S. Response. J Neurosurg Spine 2014 Apr;20(4):473.

  3. Miladi L, Mousny M. A novel technique for treatment of progressive scoliosis in young children using a 3-hook and 2-screw construct (H3S2) on a single sub-muscular growing rod: surgical technique. Eur Spine J. 2014 May 9. [Epub ahead of print].

  4. Lee KY. Comparison of pyogenic spondylitis and tuberculous spondylitis. Asian Spine J. 2014 Apr;8(2):216-223.

Abstract: Shrivastava S, Sakale H, Dulani R, Singh PK, Sanrakhia M. Role of decompression in late presentation of cervical spinal cord disorders. Asian Spine J 2014 Apr;8(2):183-189.

Authored Book: Keith H Bridwell, Ronald L DeWald. The textbook of spinal surgery. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2011. 2112 p.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book: Suken A Shah, Harvey Smith. Operative treatment of neuromuscular spinal deformity. In: Thomas JE, Baron SL, Andrew WM., editors. Surgical Management of Spinal Deformities. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier, 2009;p 157-166.

Article in an Edited Book with Volume: Mayer M. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A surgical manual. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer 2005;2 496 p.

Ali A Baaj, Praveen V Mummaneni. Handbook of Spine Surgery. 2011, 480 p. Available at:

Place the number of the references at the end of the sentence to which the reference is related. Use commas to separate multiple reference numbers. For example:

"Bond strength of composite resin to dentin is influenced by the presence of a smear layer.4,5,8-15

If more than one reference is contained in a sentence, then number the reference immediately following the text that refers to the reference. For example:

"Bailey2 found that 46% showed signs of metastasis while Varner3 found only 28%."

Figures and legends

Photographs must be in color; in focus, free of distracting artefacts, and consistent in exposure. Place any required labels or arrows on images prior to uploading. Images must be at least 600 by 450 pixels (proportional height) in size when in landscape orientation with a resolution of at least 300 pixels per inch. Graphs should be approximately 500 pixels wide so that all labeling can be read with data points clearly visible. Substantially larger images must be avoided to prevent file transmission and electronic manuscript processing errors. Drawings, and graphs can be in black and white but color images are preferred.

File names for images must be clearly labeled according to the order in which they appear, (fig-01, fig-02 etc.). Images can only be submitted in TIFF, PSD, and JPEG file formats. If images are produced in PowerPoint, then they must be saved as a JPEG file before uploading during the submission process. All images are to be placed in numerical order following the reference list and accompanied by a legend describing the content of the image as follows:


Figure 9. Histologic features demonstrating perivascular eosinophilic condensation and hyalinization (H&E stain at 20x magnification).

Call outs must be placed in the body of the manuscript to indicate where an image is to be located. Example:

"The giant cells were seen multi-focally rather than evenly dispersed throughout the background stroma. Of particular note, blood vessels within the stroma showed a prominent condensation and hyalinization of the peripheral collagen (Figure 9)."


Tables are placed in numerical order at the end of the manuscript following the list of figures. A legend is to accompany all tables and call outs are to be placed in the body of the text to indicate where the table is to be located in the article.

The tables function in Microsoft Word is to be used to create data tables rather than using columns of tabbed information. Example:

Title page must be placed as the first page of the manuscript text file and should contain the following information:

Table 2. Baseline demographic characteristics of subjects who completed the study.


The journal (Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers) holds the copyright of all the editorial content published in this journal. All material can be used in part and full for non-commercial output after providing appropriate attribution to the original content of the journal and a link to the licence ( cc-by-nc 4.0).


Once all of the preparation is complete and you have all of the information and files ready for submission, please go to the Homepage and register as an author. Then, follow the steps for submission. Once the submission is completed you will be notified of its status in the review process. That process requires approximately 10-12 weeks. Authors will receive the results of that review when it has been completed.


If you need assistance with the submission of your manuscript at our electronic submission site, please contact


Annals of SBV mainly focus on publishing different categories of review articles due to the growing demand of review articles to summarize the findings of the extensive and escalating scientific knowledge. This journal publish various types of review articles including Narrative review, Systematic review, Scoping review, Meta-analysis, State- of- the- Art review, Thematic review and Mini Review. All types of submissions should follow a standard format as described in the above “MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION” section.


Once the article is accepted a confirmation mail will be sent to the corresponding author. After about 2-3 weeks post acceptance the authors can check its issue placement in the ahead of print section. A proof of the article will be sent to the corresponding author for necessary changes just before the issue is to be published.

Online Proof correction: Once the galley proof of the accepted article is ready, it will be then sent to the Corresponding author. The environment is similar to MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and have to answer to the queries provided in the query form that will be sent along with the pdf proof. Web-based proofing provides a faster and less error-prone process by allowing you to directly type your corrections, eliminating the potential introduction of errors.

Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying. Proofs must be checked carefully within 48 to 72 hours of receipt, as requested in the cover letter accompanying the page proofs.

Reprints: Reprints of articles can be obtained on special request by paying a nominal amount. Please write an e-mail to Ashwani Shukla at for the same.

Review Policy

The journal follows a double-blind review process, where both the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the process. Please remove all identifying features such as author(s) affiliations from the article, ensuring that Author’s identity is not revealed.


Plagiarism is the act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person. The authors are strictly advised not to indulge in any form of plagiarism. If the content is found to be plagiarised, the Editor and the journal committee will take a serious action in the regard and the author will be responsible for the entire manuscript.

Changes to Authorship

This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts. Under no circumstances the order or addition or deletion of author names can take place after the article is submitted.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

Processing Charges

There are no processing charges for publication of an article in the journal (Annals of SBV).

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