INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

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 Table of content

Aims and Scope
Submission Process
The manuscript :  File format |  Length | Font | Heading | Footnotes
     Title Page
     Abstract
     Introduction
     Materials and Methods:   Case Reports style | Short Communication style | Letters to the Editor style | Review articles style
     Results
     Discussion
     Acknowledgements
     Conflicts of interest
     Tables
     Figures
     References
Proofreading
Abbreviations and symbols
The corresponding author
Ethical guidelines
Page charges
Copyright
Peer review process
Disposal of material
Equations
Abbreviations
Nomenclature
The Final Checklist

1. Aims and Scope:
Journal of Advances in Medical and Biomedical Research is a broad-based, bimonthly, Open Access and  multidisciplinary journal which aims to promote and disseminate the knowledge by publishing  high quality peer-reviewed papers. The J Adv Med Biomed Res accepts Original articles, Short communications, Review articles, Case reports  and Letter to the Editors. The journal covers all areas of Medical laboratory and animal investigation, Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Clinical medicine, Epidemiologic studies, Health improvement strategies, Bionanotechnology and Medical Biology. 
 
Clinical Trials Study need Clinical Trial Registration. 
Please see  international Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) published by WHO
 

2. Submission Process:
Submit your article by electronic submission via the Journal web site URL: http://www.zums.ac.ir/journal.  Each submission must be accompanied by a Cover Letter to the Editor-in-Chief and include the Title and the name of each author, and the undertaking that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere.  In case the manuscript had been submitted to another Journal earlier and rejected, the authors must provide full information for proper analysis.  Manuscripts should be typed as double-spaced on an A4 size paper with clear 1-inch margins on both sides.  Tables and Figures should be sent with a separate file.  Do not submit Tables as photographs.
In case of the electronic submission, the authors must declare that the manuscript is being exclusively contributed to Journal of Advances in Medical and Biomedical Research.  The text should be submitted in a Microsoft Word format as an attachment.  The Figures should be sent in JPEG or GIF formats for producing high quality images in the online edition of the Journal (300dpi). 

 
3. The manuscript:
As a general rule, all the submissions are expected to involve the following components:
Title Page; Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgement/s; and References.
 
File format: Manuscript files can be in the following formats: DOC, DOCX, or RTF. Microsoft Word documents should not be locked or protected.
Length: Manuscripts can be any length. There are no restrictions on word count, number of figures, or amount of supporting information. We encourage you to present and discuss your findings concisely.
Font: Use a standard font size and any standard font, except for the font named “Symbol”. To add symbols to the manuscript, use the Insert → Symbol function in your word processor or paste in the appropriate Unicode character.
Heading: Limit manuscript sections and sub-sections to 3 heading levels. Make sure heading levels are clearly indicated in the manuscript text.
Footnotes: Footnotes are not permitted. If your manuscript contains footnotes, move the information into the main text or the reference list, depending on the content.

 


4. The Title Page:
All submissions require a Title Page including the complete title of the manuscript, the full names of all authors, with their highest academic degrees, the department or institution with which they are affiliated, and a full address for corresponding author, with telephone and Fax numbers, as well as an e-mail address.

 
5. Abstract:
All original articles must accompany a structured abstract up to 250 words.  It should be structured into 4 labeled paragraphs as Background and Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusion, as well as 3 to 5 Keywords at the bottom.  Keywords will assist indexers in cross indexing the article.  Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of index medicus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).  Authors need to make sure that the abstract reflects the content of the manuscript accurately.


6. Introduction:
This section should summarize the purpose and rationale for the study.  However, it should neither review the subject extensively nor should it contain any data or conclusions.


7. Materials and Methods:
This should include the materials used in the study, as well as well explained methods and experimental protocols.  If an apparatus is used, its manufacturer’s name and City should be given in parenthesis.  For well established methods, give a reference and a brief description.  However, if the method is new, give a detailed explanation so that another author is able to perform it.  If a drug is used, its generic name, dose, and route of administration must be given.  For patients’ sex and age, the mean age ± standard deviation must be given.  Statistical method/s must be mentioned and data analysis software should be specified.


8. Results:
This section must be presented in the form of body text, Tables, and Figures.  The contents of the Tables should not be all repeated in the text.  Long articles may need sub-headings within some sections (especially in the Results and Discussion parts) to clarify their contents.

 
9. Discussion:
This section should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other works done in the field.  The details of the data presented in the Results section should not be repeated in the discussion section again.  Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them.  If a certain hypothesis was mentioned earlier to be tested in the study, it must be mentioned whether the hypothesis is true or false, or that no conclusion can be derived.


10. Acknowledgements:
Financial and material support should be specified.  All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be named in the acknowledgement section.  This should include person/s who provided technical help and writing assistance.


11. Tables:
Should be submitted in limited numbers with the captions placed above.  Avoid submitting Tables as photographs.  Place explanatory matters in the footnotes, not the heading.


12. Figures:
Should be in limited numbers, with high quality art work and mounted on separate pages.  The Figure legends and captions should be placed below.  The same data should not be presented in Tables, Figures, and the body text simultaneously.


13. References:
Journal of Advances in Medical and Biomedical Research uses “Vancouver” style, as outlined in the ICMJE sample references.
All manuscripts should be accompanied by relevant references.  References should be in the Vancouver style, and numbered in the order in which they first appear in the manuscript.  Titles of the journals should be italicized and abbreviated according to the Index Medicus style.  The authors should ensure reference to locally published studies by doing a proper literature search, as it may not be possible for the editor and reviewers to check the accuracy of all reference citations.  To minimize such errors authors should verify references against the original documents.  The Reference list should provide the following information as stated in the presented models as follows:
 
Authors list:
List each author’s surname followed by a space and first name initial/s closed up without periods; include a hyphen if applicable.  Separate each author’s name with a comma.  Do not use and between the names.  If there are 1 to 6 authors, list all of the names.  If there are more than 6 authors, list the first 3 authors followed by “et al.”
 
Article:
Include the article title, Journal’s name (in italics and abbreviated according to Index Medicus), year of publication (followed by a semicolon), volume number (followed by a colon), and inclusive page numbers (followed by a period), as demonstrated in the following example:
1-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.
 
Chapter:
Include the chapter title (capitalized sentence style and ending with a period), In: (followed by a space), any book editors (listed author-list style and ending with ed. or eds.), the book title, place, publisher, and year of publication, followed by a colon and the chapter’s page numbers, as shown in the following example:
Sallan SE, Weinstein HJ. Childhood acute leukemia. In: Nathan DG, Oski FA, eds. Hematology of Infancy and Childhood. Vol 2. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 1987: 1028-1039.
 
Book:
Include the book title (capitalized title style and ending with a period), place of publication (followed by a colon), publisher (followed by a semicolon and a space), and the year of publication, as shown by the example below:
1- Adams DO, Edelson PJ, Koren HS. Methods for Studying Mononuclear Phagocytes. San Diego, CA: Academic; 1981.


14. Proofreading:
A print out is sent to the corresponding author for proofreading before publication in order to avoid unconscious mistakes.   Corrections should be marked clearly and immediately sent back to the Journal office.


15. Abbreviations and symbols:
Use only standard abbreviations.  Avoid using uncommon abbreviations in the Title and Abstract.  The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is either very common (e.g. DNA) or it is a standard unit of measurement.


16. The corresponding author:
Will be supplied with 1 free issue and a set of Reprints.


17. Ethical guidelines:
Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section.  1) Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors.  Include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the project.  2) Indicate in the text that the maintenance and care of experimental animals complies with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your Institute or agency.

 
18. Conflicts of interest:
Authors must acknowledge and declare any sources of funding and potential conflicting interest, such as receiving funds or fees by, or holding stocks and shares in, an organization that may profit or lose through publication of your paper.  Declaring a competing interest will not necessarily lead to rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it.


19. Page charges:
There are no publication charges for this Journal.


20. Copyright:
The entire contents of Journal of Advances in Medical and Biomedical Research are protected under international Copyrights.  This Journal is for your personal non-commercial use.  You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, or publish any materials contained on the Journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright owner.


21. Peer review process:
All manuscripts are considered to be confidential.  Each manuscript is peer reviewed by at least 2 anonymous referees selected by the Editorial Board.  The corresponding author will be notified of the editor decision to accept, reject, or any required modifications as soon as possible.  If the manuscript is completely acceptable according to the criteria set forth in these instructions, it will be scheduled for publication in the next available issue.


22. Disposal of material:
Once published, all documents from the article, correspondence, and artwork will be held for 6 months before disposal.


23. Equations

We recommend using MathType for display and inline equations, as it will provide the most reliable outcome. If this is not possible, Equation Editor or Microsoft's Insert→Equation function is acceptable.
Avoid using MathType, Equation Editor, or the Insert→Equation function to insert single variables (e.g., “a² + b² = c²”), Greek or other symbols (e.g., β, Δ, or ′ [prime]), or mathematical operators (e.g., x, ≥, or  ±) in running text. Wherever possible, insert single symbols as normal text with the correct Unicode (hex) values.
Do not use MathType, Equation Editor, or the Insert→Equation function for only a portion of an equation. Rather, ensure that the entire equation is included. Equations should not contain a mix of different equation tools. Avoid “hybrid” inline or display equations, in which part is text and part is MathType, or part is MathType and part is Equation Editor.

 


24. Abbreviations
Define abbreviations upon first appearance in the text.
Do not use non-standard abbreviations unless they appear at least three times in the text.
Keep abbreviations to a minimum.


25. Nomenclature

Use correct and established nomenclature wherever possible.
Units of measurement: Use SI units. If you do not use these exclusively, provide the SI value in parentheses after each value. Read more about SI units.
Drugs: Provide the Recommended International Non-Proprietary Name (rINN).
Species names: Write in italics (e.g., Homo sapiens). Write out in full the genus and species, both in the title of the manuscript and at the first mention of an organism in a paper. After first mention, the first letter of the genus name followed by the full species name may be used (e.g., H. sapiens).
Genes, mutations, genotypes, and alleles: Write in italics. Use the recommended name by consulting the appropriate genetic nomenclature database (e.g., HGNC for human genes; we strongly recommend using this tool to check against previously approved names). It is sometimes advisable to indicate the synonyms for the gene the first time it appears in the text. Gene prefixes such as those used for oncogenes or cellular localization should be shown in roman typeface (e.g., v-fes, c-MYC).
Allergens: The systematic allergen nomenclature of the World Health Organization/International ::::::union:::::: of Immunological Societies (WHO/IUIS) Allergen Nomenclature Sub-committee should be used for manuscripts that include the description or use of allergenic proteins. For manuscripts describing new allergens, the systematic name of the allergen should be approved by the WHO/IUIS Allergen Nomenclature Sub-Committee prior to manuscript publication. Examples of the systematic allergen nomenclature can be found at the WHO/IUIS Allergen Nomenclature site.


 

Case Reports style:

Case reports will be considered only if they represent a significant advance in diagnostic methods, therapy, and prognosis or highlight substantial scientific advances in understanding the mechanism(s) of the disease process. They should be prefaced by a brief introduction, highlighting the salient message, and their discussion should be confined to unusual aspects, not a major review of the literature. They should be arranged on follows: Title page, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References, and legends.


 

Short Communication style:

There will be special arrangements for rapid communications that will justify very rapid publication because of their exceptionally broad general interest or strikingly novel findings. The submitted paper should be self-contained and not a tentative preliminary communication. It will be referred very quickly and any revision must be dealt with promptly. It is expected that the time interval between the acceptance and subsequent publication of the manuscript will be approximately 3 months. If the editors consider the article unsuitable for publication as a rapid communication it will be processed as a normal paper unless the authors withdraw it.


 

Letters to the Editor style:

Relating to papers recently published in the Journal, or containing brief reports of unusual or preliminary findings .Maximum length 400 words, one table or figure and a maximum of 10 references.



Review articles style:

Anyone wishing to write a review for the journal should first contact the Editors. Review articles, solicited and unsolicited, are actively encouraged and should be composed of systematic, critical assessments of literature and data sources pertaining to diagnostic topics. All articles and data sources reviewed should include information about the specific type of study or analysis.




The Final Checklist
 
Authors must ensure that before submitting the manuscript for publication, they have taken care of the following:
 
1. Title Page should contain the manuscript Title, names of all authors, with their highest academic degrees, as well as the designation and institutions they are affiliated with, and the name of the corresponding author with a mailing address, for future correspondence, as well as an E-mail address, plus Phone and Fax numbers.
2. Abstract in Structured format and up to 250 words.
3. References formatted as stated in the Instructions to Authors section.
4. Tables and Figures should be sent on separate pages.
5. Make sure to number all Tables and Figures and include the appropriate headings, captions, and legends.  Avoid repeating the information shown in Figures and Tables in the text.
6. Photographs/ illustrations along with their captions.
7. Letter of Undertaking signed by all of the authors.
8. Disclosure statement regarding the source of funding and conflicts of interest, if any, besides approval of the study from respective Ethics Committee/Institution Review Board when necessary.
9. Cover Letter.
 
Attention: After informing the corresponding author, the author will have two days to send the modified version and final approval. It is clear that the unresponsiveness of the author/s will be taken as the approval of the existing article in the site.

 


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