Submission Instruction:

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.
   
   
Language and style: Manuscripts must be in English and Microsoft Word format (.doc/.docx). The manuscript (including references, and figure legends) must be double space typed between lines, using 12-point Times New Roman font, 3.5 cm margins, and left justification. Each line and page of the manuscript must be numbered.

 
Cover letter: The manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter to the editor-in-chief, undertaking that the manuscripts has not been previously published or submitted for publication in other journals. Also, conflicts of interest should be declared obviously in the cover letter.


   Title page: Title page should contain the title of manuscript, name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s), as well as postal  address, postal code, tel, and e-mail of the corresponding author.

Original Article:

    The manuscript should include the following sections: Title; Running title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Authors’ Contributions; Conflict of Interest; Acknowledgement and References. (No more than 5000 words without abstract and references).

      
Abstract: Abstract (no more than 200 words) should be structured providing Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion.


   Keywords: Keyword are used for indexing purpose. Each manuscript should provide 3 to 5 keywords according to the Medical Subject Headings, MESH (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).  


    Running title: The running title should not exceed 70 characters. 

    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 and 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.

Clinical trial registration: According to the International Committee of Medical journal Editors (ICMJE) "a Clinical Trial is any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes". Authors from this kind of work should register their trial with one of the ICMJE-recognized trial registries. The number of clinical trial registration and the name of registry must be appeared in the "Materials and methods" section. All Iranian clinical trials must be registered in Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (www.irct.ir) to consider for publication. The clinical trials that have been registered in any registration site approved by WHO, could be considered for publication. The registration site approved by WHO are as follow:
- http://rctregistry.tums.ac.ir
- http://www.clicicaltrials.gov
- http://www.anzctr.org.au
- http://isrctn.org
- http:// www.trialregister.nl/trialreg/index.asp
- http://www.umin.ac.jp/ctr

    Results and 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.

    Authors’ Contributions: The authors' names should be listed on the article in order of their contribution to the article, and all authors take responsibility for their own contributions. Only those individuals who have made a substantive contribution should be listed as authors; those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors who have reviewed drafts of the work or provided proofreading assistance, and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be named in an "Acknowledgments" section. The corresponding author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the article, and that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication. Please read the Authors’ Contributions section in "Editorial Policies and
 Ethical Consideration" page for more information.

    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. Please read the Conflict of Interest section in "Editorial Policies and Ethical Consideration" page for more information.

    Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement should be mentioned for any technical help or general, financial, and material support or contributions that need to be acknowledged.
     Note: Authors should list all funding sources in the Acknowledgments section. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their funder designation. If in doubt, please check the Open Funder Registry for the correct nomenclature (https://www.crossref.org/services/funder-registry/).

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

Article:  Rahimi Esboei B, Sharif M, Daryani A, Hosseini F, Pagheh AS, Rahimid M, et al. Parasitic Contamination in Commonly- Consumed Vegetables in Mazandaran Province, Northern Iran. J Hum Environ Health Promot. 2017; 2(2): 89- 95.

Chapter: Sallan SE, Weinstein HJ. Childhood Acute Leukemia. In: Nathan DG, Oski FA, Eds. Hematology of Infancy and Childhood. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 1987. Vol. 2 p. 1028-39.

Book: 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; 1(1): 24. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc. gov/ ncidod/EID/ eid. htm.

Conference proceedings: Amini M, Djazayery A, Majdzadeh R, Taghdisi MH, Jazayeri Sh. School-based approaches to child obesity prevention: an update on global experiences. In proceeding: Nutrition from Laboratory Research to Clinical Studies International Congress. Mashhad, Iran. 2017; 4.

   Note: The number of references should not exceed 40 for original articles.
 
   Tables 
•    Data Tables should be submitted in Microsoft Word table format.
•    Tables should not be submitted as photograph.
•    Each table should include a title/caption being explanatory itself with respect to the details discussed in the table. 
•    Other explanatory matters (detailed legends) should be inserted in footnotes, not in the heading.
•    Table number in bold font (i.e. Table 1), should follow a title. The title should be in small case with the first letter in caps. 
•    Tables should be embedded in the text exactly according to their appropriate placement in the submitted manuscript.
•    Columns and rows of data should be made visibly distinct by ensuring that the borders of each cell are displayed as black lines.
•    Tables should be numbered in order of their citation in the body of the text.
•    If a reference is cited in both the table and text, please insert a lettered footnote in the table to refer to the numbered reference in the text.
•    Tabular data provided as additional files can be submitted as an Excel spreadsheet.


Figures/Illustrations
All authors must strictly follow the guidelines below for preparing illustrations for publication in JHEHP. If the figures are found to be sub-standard, then the manuscripts will be rejected.
The authors are expected to submit good quality figure(s) in MS Word, TIFF or JPEG versions, which, if required, should be improved yourself or by professional graphic designers of your organization/ country. 
Guideline for Figures/Illustrations: Illustrations must be provided according to the following guideline:
•    Illustrations should be embedded in the text file, and must be numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance. Each figure should include only a single illustration which should be cropped to minimize the amount of space occupied by the illustration.
•    If a figure is in separate parts, all parts of the figure must be provided in a single composite illustration file.
•    Photographs should be provided with a scale bar if appropriate, as well as high-resolution component files.
Scaling/Resolution: Line Art image type is normally an image based on lines and text. It does not contain tonal or shaded areas. The preferred file format should be TIFF, PNG or JPEG, with the color mode being Monochrome 1-bit or RGB, in a resolution of 900-1200 dpi.
Halftone image type is a continuous tone photograph containing no text. It should have the preferred file format TIFF, with color mode being RGB or Grayscale, in a resolution of 300 dpi.
Combination image type is an image containing halftone, text or line art elements. It should have the preferred file format TIFF, with color mode being RGB or Grayscale, in a resolution of 500-900 dpi.
Formats: Illustrations may be submitted in the following file formats:
•    PNG (preferred format for photos or images)
•    Microsoft Word (version 5 and above; figures must be a single page)
•    TIFF
•    JPEG (conversion should be done using the original file)
For TIFF figures with considerably large file size restricting the file size in online submissions is advisable. Authors may therefore convert to JPEG format before submission as this results in significantly reduced file size and upload time, while retaining acceptable quality. JPEG is a ‘lossy’ format. However, in order to maintain acceptable image quality, it is recommended that JPEG files are saved at High or Maximum quality.
Zipit or Stuffit tools should not be used to compress files prior to submission as the resulting compression through these tools is always negligible.
Please refrain from supplying:
1.    Graphics embedded in word processor (spreadsheet, presentation) document.
2.    Optimized files optimized for screen use (like GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG) because of the low resolution.
3.    Files with too low a resolution.
4.    Graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.
Technical requirements for graphic/ figure submissions:
Width = 8.5 inches OR Width= 7791 px
Height = 11 inches OR Height = 4724 px
Pixels/Inches = 300 (minimum dpi)
All figures should be in vector scale

 
  Note: The number of tables/figures (in total) should not exceed 7. The same data should not be presented in tables, figures and text, simultaneously. 
   Note: Each figure, table, and bibliographic entry must have a reference in the text. 

 
    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 and meta-analyses: A systematic review is a review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyze data from the studies that are included in the review. Statistical methods (meta-analysis) may or may not be used to analyze and summarize the results of the included studies. Meta-analysis refers to the use of statistical techniques in a systematic review to integrate the results of included studies. These manuscripts should contain 2500- 7000 words. The number of references and figures/tables is within limits: 50 references, 7 tables and figures combined. In order to improve article's quality, JHEHP encourages authors to use PRISMA guidelines (http://www.prisma-statement.org).

   - 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 the range of 3000 - 10000 words including the references and captions. The number of references and figures/tables is within limits: 60 references, 8 tables and figures combined.
Short communication
    These articles are like those of original ones except that these are smaller and prepared in minimum 1500 and maximum 3000 words. The number of references is within limit: 20 references.

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). In order to improve the quality of these papers, JHEHP encourages authors to use  CARE case report guidelines (https://www.care-statement.org).

Editorial
    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. Revision: Manuscripts may be returned to the corresponding author for modification of the scientific content and/or for language corrections. Revised manuscript and a letter listing point-for-point response to the reviewers must be submitted to the editor and must be accompanied by a copy of the original version. Suggestion by the editor about resubmission does not imply that a revised version will necessary be accepted. If a manuscript that is returned to the authors for modification is not resubmitted within two months it will be regarded as having been withdrawn and any revised version received subsequently will be treated as a new manuscript and the date of receipt will be altered accordingly. Authors who resubmit a manuscript that has previously been rejected must provide the original manuscript and a letter explaining in detail how the manuscript has been modified.

3. 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.
4. Ethics: The relevant ethics committee/institution review boards of the respective institutions must approve the study. Please read the Editorial Policies and Ethical Consideration section before start. Also, the Authors Agreement Form should be filled and signed by all authors, and then scanned and emailed by corresponding author to the journal office (jhehpzums.ac.ir or jhehpinfogmail.com).
5. 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.
6. Article Publication Charge (APC): There are no article publication charge for publication in this journal.
7. English language editing: English language editing will be done by expert/editors. However manuscript must be of good quality English at the time of submission, otherwise it will be rejected at the initial stage. The English language editing will be done free of cost. We have taken this step to help the authors who do not bear the cost of English language editing.
8. 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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