Healthscope is an annual research book published with support from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).
Aims and Scope
We publish high-quality peer-reviewed research, reviews, commentaries, news, and editorial content on topics of interest to diverse stakeholders. The research book's mission is to promote excellence in health sciences and a range of disciplines and specialties of allied health professions. The research book's priorities are papers in the field of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Medical Laboratory Technology, Environmental Health and Safety, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Medical Imaging, and Basic Sciences. Relevant articles from other disciplines of allied health professions may be considered for publication.
Manuscripts submitted to Healthscope must be original work that has not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Submission to this research book proceeds totally online. Submissions mailed to the editorial office will not be processed. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The manuscript in the format of Doc or Docx has to be submitted together with supplementary files ;
- A Cover Letter which describes the New Finding or Novelty Statements, and potential reviewers (Click Here for a sample of a cover letter)
- Signed Copyright Statement. Please Click Here for the Copyright Statement form.
- Article Submission in Microsoft Word according to Healthscope format. Click Here for the format/ template. The submission file is in Microsoft Word and NOT in PDF format.
All the forms can be downloaded in this section. Please use it when preparing your manuscript for submission to the research book.
Types of Paper
News and Updates: News and Updates articles are written to update the research community on an upcoming event or reports on a recent event of utmost importance. Items should be short and no longer than 200 words absent of any figures and tables with no more than 5 references. The full name for correspondence is included.
Letters: These items are short comments on current issues of interest that warrants an immediate response from the scientific and engineering community. Items should be short and no longer than 500 words absent of any figures and tables with no more than 5 references. Authors are limited to two per letters as it is a concise and precise communication.
Research Articles: Research Articles presents original research that is expected to present a major advancement and contribution to the body of knowledge or a particular area. Research Articles follows the format provided in the guide to authors. The content includes an abstract, an introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, and a conclusion. The supplementary materials that support the paper's conclusions are welcomed.
Reviews: Review articles summarise and describe new developments of interdisciplinary significance as well as proposing new future research directions based on their reviews. Reviews contain an abstract, an introduction that outlines the main theme, subheadings, and the future direction for resolving research questions.
Methods and Protocols: Methods and Protocols are proposals of new or an overviews of recent technical and methodological developments. Articles should present a new experimental, engineering, scientific or computational method, test, or procedure. The method described may either be completely new or may offer a better version of an existing method. Methods must be proven by its validation, its application to an important research question, and the result illustrating its performance in comparison to existing approaches. Articles should possess thorough assessments of methodological performance and comprehensive technical descriptions that facilitate immediate application by researchers in the field.
Software, Database, and Datasets: Software articles should describe a computational tool, novel software or new algorithm implementations, web servers, and web services that would be a useful addition that represents a significant advance over previously published software (usually demonstrated by direct comparison with available related software). Database articles should describe a novel database that is readily accessible and data within the database should be attributed to a valid source. The database articles must be available for testing by anonymous reviewers. Datasets are articles that assist researchers to archive, document, and distribute the datasets produced in their research to the entire academic community. Software or data must be freely available to non-commercial users and its availability and implementation must be clearly stated in the article.
- The main manuscript has to be in the range between 3500-5000 words without references and abstract with font size 10, Times New Roman.
- The corresponding author should provide an official institution email address in the manuscript.
A concise and actual abstract is required (in the range between 100 - 200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and," "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. Use comma (",") to separate the keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
References are written in the American Psychological Association (APA) style with font size 9, Times New Roman.
Figure and Table
The Figures should be Borderless Chart-Area with font size 9, Times New Roman.
Revised manuscripts should be returned including revision notes. The revision notes should address the issues raised in the referee report and clearly state per page (indicate paragraph and line) which changes have been made. Additional materials may be requested at the discretion of the editor.
- Title: Font size 16, Times New Roman
- Abstract: 100-200 words with Font size 9, Times New Roman
- Keywords: 3-5 words
- Content: 3500-5000 words without references and abstract with font size 10, Times New Roman
- Reference: Font size 9, Times New Roman