Different types of papers may be submitted to RAMS, including original research, case reports, reviews, clinical lessons and essays. On this page, you will find the guidelines for authors for original research and reviews as well as for case reports. Please use the format of these templates. If your submitted article is not in accordance with the provided journal style, you may have to adjust it before the review process can be started. There are no templates for other types of manuscripts, but the general rules (e.g. reference style, requirements for images etcetera) do apply. Please make sure the latest version of the template is used.
We have been informed by our supervisory board that placing your article in RAMS as a student does NOT prohibit you from submitting your work to other (inter)national journals, or elsewhere, for publication. RAMS functions as an archive of different projects of the Radboud University Medical Center, which is comparable to an archive of proceedings of a congress, society, or other university education program. Therefore, publication in such a medium, as RAMS, does not prohibit a submission to an internationally recognised journal in any field of research.
For every submission, please provide a signed version of the statement form to confirm that all authors agree with submission. If there are pictures of patients in your article, please also add a signed informed consent form to your submission. If the submitted study required ethical approval from the Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO) please attach the approval to your submission.
After submission, your paper will be assessed by our reviewers. This process might take up to four weeks. Your paper will receive one of the following statuses:
– Accepted: your paper will be placed in RAMS. Your article will be supervised by a PhD or postdoc.
– Accepted with (minor or major) revisions: provided that you proces the revisements, your paper is accepted to be placed in RAMS. Please provide us with the revised version of your manuscript together with a detailed overview of everything (including typos) that was changed compared to the original submission. Your article will be supervised by a PhD or postdoc.
– Rejected: unfortunately your paper will not be placed in RAMS.
In every edition of RAMS there will be allowed one article of a university other than the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Every year, RAMS gives away a prize of €100 to the authors of the best article in RAMS based on the quality of the article. Nominees for this prize receive a message around September.
If there are any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EndNote is a program me designed to easily insert the correct style of references in your manuscript and to allow easy changes. For students of Radboud University, the software is available for free via the W-Disk of all computers in the hospital, at the ICT service desk (route 524), and at the ICT service desk in the Central Library. Please bring your own USB-stick. General information can be found on the website of the Radboud University (here) and free 2-hour trainings are offered by the Medical Library (more information here).