Aims and Scopes:

The “ Journal of Human, Environment, and Health Promotion (JHEHP) “ is the official scientific quarterly publication of the School of Public Health, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences. JHEHP publishes Original papers, Review articles, Short communications, Case report, Editorial, Book review and Letters to the editor in the following scopes:

- Environmental Health, Sciences, and Engineering

- Public Health

- Occupational and Industrial Health

- Food Safety and Hygiene

- Health Promotion

- Epidemiology

- Human Ecology

- Radiation

- Biological Hazards and Biosafety in Medical Laboratory

1.Submission: Papers submitted for publication should describe original work, not previously published elsewhere, totally or partly. Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Submission is only acceptable via online peer review system that allows authors to submit manuscripts and track their progress via a web interface.

Important: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past it is likely that you will have had an account created.

Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter to the Editor-in-Chief, including title and author(s) name and undertaking that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere.

The title page of the paper should only contain the title, name(s), affiliation(s) and address (Tel, Fax, and Email) of the corresponding author.

Original Article:

The manuscript should include: Title; No author(s) name; Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgement and References.

Abstract: Abstract (no more than 250 words) should be structured providing Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

Keywords: Keyword are used for indexing purpose. Each manuscript should provide three to five keywords according to the Medical Subject Headings, MESH (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).  

 Introduction: Introduction should provide a background and specifies the research objective of the study or observation. This section must emphasize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study.

Materials & Methods: Materials and Methods must indicate clearly the steps taken to acquire the information. It should be detailed. Repeating the detailed of standard techniques is best avoided. The software used for statistical analysis and description of the actual method should be mentioned. This section should have some subtitles. The subtitles must be inserted as italic form.

Results & Discussion: Results should be presented in chronological sequence in the text, table and figure. The results should not be obtained from elsewhere. Table and illustrations have to be cited in order they appear in the text using Arabic numerals (more details have been mentioned in below).   Discussion should emphasize the new and important aspects of the study. Possible explanations for these findings should be mentioned.

Conclusion: In this section, overall conclusion of the author(s) from the research, the limitation of the work and implications of the finding for future research should be noted.

Conflict of Interest: Submitting a manuscript must be accompanied with a statement from the authors disclosing all financial and personnel relationship that might bias their work, if any. Besides, they are requested to evident whether impending conflicts do or do not exist. A separate page should cover this proclamation and if there are further details, could be mentioned in covering letter. If an organization encompasses any financial interest in the outcome of the study, the authors are appealed to provide a declaration that has full excess to all data in the study and take complete responsibility for the integrity of data and the accuracy of data analysis.

Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement should be mentioned for any technical help or general, financial, and material support or contributions that need to be acknowledged.

References: in limited numbers and up-to-dated should be numbered consecutively as they occur in the text (number in parentheses). The references should observe the following style:

Manuscript:  Mortazavi Y, Merk B, McIntosh J, Marsh JC, Schrezenmeier H, Rutherford TR. The spectrum of PIG-A gene mutations in aplastic anemia/paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (AA/PNH): a high incidence of multiple mutations and evidence of a mutational hot spot. Blood. 2003; 101(7): 2833-41.

Lenhoff S, Hjorth M, Holmberg E, et al. Impact on survival of high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell support in patients younger than 60 years with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma: a population-based study. Blood. 2000; 95: 7-11.


Sallan SE, Weinstein HJ. Childhood acute leukemia. In: Nathan DG, Oski FA, eds. Hematology of infancy and childhood. Vol 2. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 1987:1028-39.


  Adams DO, Edelson PJ, Koren HS. Methods for studying mononuclear phagocytes. San Diego, CA: Academic; 1981.

Electronic published article:

Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5]; 1(1): [24 screens]. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc. gov/ ncidod/EID/ eid. htm

Tables in limited numbers should be submitted with the captions placed above. Do not submit tables as photograph. Place explanatory matters in footnotes, not in the heading.

Figures should be in limited numbers, with high quality art work and mounted on separate pages. The captions should be placed below.

Note: The same data should not be presented in tables, figures and text, simultaneously.

Abbreviation: Abbreviation that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at first mention there. Also, abbreviation should be explained throughout the manuscript.

Review article

It should be prepared according to one of the following:

- Systematic reviews: This kind of manuscripts should be in form of meta- analysis, meta- synthesis or without statistical analysis. These manuscripts contain original articles̕ parts. They should contain 2500- 7000 words.

- Non systematic reviews: This kind of manuscripts should be written by researchers who are expert in the related field. Different parts of such articles include abstract (with no structure), introduction, discussion, and conclusion. They should contain at least 25 references and the range of 3000- 10000 words including the references and captions.

Short communication

These articles are like those of original ones except that these are smaller and prepared in minimum 1500 and maximum 3000 words.

Letter to the editor

It should be about criticism of previous articles in this journal or the others, criticism or review over books, analysis of a related topic with food quality and control. These manuscripts need no structure.

Case report

This kind of manuscripts should include abstract, keywords, introduction, case report, discussion, conclusion, conflicts of interest, acknowledgment, and references. Case report should have 1500- 2500 words. The title should include the words ʻcase report̕ as well as a description of the reported phenomenon (e.g., reporting of new and rare food borne pathogen).


These manuscripts need no structure and have not abstract. But, the total words number should be at maximum 2000 including references and the references not exceeding more than 10.

Book review

   In this type of manuscript, a new published internationally and valuable book regarding to the scopes of the journal, is introduced in maximum 1000 words. These manuscripts need no structure and abstract.

2. The corresponding author will be supplied with 2 free issues.

3. Ethics: The relevant Ethics committee/institution review boards of the respective institutions must approve the study. Please read the Ethical Considration Section befor you start.

4. The outcome of the study, the authors are appealed to provide a declaration that have full access to all the data in the study and take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

5. Charges: There are no charges for publication in this Journal.

6. Proofs: A computer printout will be sent to the corresponding author to be checked for only typographical errors and other essential small changes before publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Major alternations to the text cannot be accepted at this stage. Proofs must be returned to the editor within 7 days of receipt.

7. Disposal of material: Once published, all copies of the manuscript, correspondence and artwork will be held for 6 months before disposal.

  The Editorial Board of the journal, reserves the right to accept or reject the manuscript in any stage and any time or delete a part of the text, tables or figures, if necessary.

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