Guide for Authors

Guide for submitting articles
The system for submitting articles, designed to get articles from users, allows you to review the status of an article at any time, modify the article by users, and effectively communicate effectively between the executive and the author, for each article. This system takes all the steps to register the writer's profile, register the article's specification, review the article, state the article's status, and comment on each article. The steps are as follows;

  • Register at the website
  • submit the article
  • Follow up article status

Registration at the website:
Before submitting an article, you must register as a user in the database. So complete the base membership form. This form will be available to you at the following address:
Submit the article:
To submitting your article, please contact us through the submission form below:
After entering the submission form, the following steps are available to get the article's profile and file.
Follow up the article states:
Go to your personal page for the latest article status. On this page, the list of articles sent by you as well as the status and description of the executive director are displayed on each article.
If the site administrator has provided the author with the possibility of editing the article, then upon entering the page, you will see the edit button next to the article. By clicking on this button, the form for editing the article will be available to you.

 The Licenses


This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

Instructions for Authors
you can download the PDF file of instructions for authors here.(English version)
you can download the PDF file of instructions for authors here.(Persian version)

 Manuscript preparation: 

  1. Type the manuscript in Word (.doc or .docs) format using 1-inch margins all around and double line spacing with B Mitra font size 14.
  2. The article should be written in English or bilingual(English and Persian) and should be written in accordance with the rules of writing.
  3. The research paper: should include the title, abstract (Persian and English), keywords, introduction, method, results, discussion, and conclusion, and, if necessary, acknowledgments (from the persons or institutions that have collaborated) or research costs) and a list of references.
  4. - The review article: should contain the title, summary, keywords, introduction, discussion and conclusion, and, if necessary, acknowledgments and a list of references.
  5.  The abstract: should be structured with sections of the introduction, method, results, discussion, and conclusion.

 submitting points for the new manuscript:

  1.  Title page: It should contain a concise informative title for the article, authors’ details (full name, academic membership and affiliation), running title as well as mailing address, telephone/ fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  2. Abstract: It should be organized in separate parts of background, methods, results, conclusion, and three to five keywords selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The abstract should not exceed 250 words (150 words for short communications). Avoid using abbreviations in the abstract. 
  3.  Introduction: It should contain the background and objectives of the study. Avoid mentioning data or conclusions of the study in this part.
  4.  Methods: It should contain a detailed explanation of all the steps taken in the research.
  5.  Results: This part is presented in the form of text and should contain only the results of the presented study and the results should be organized according to their order of importance. Refer to the table number instead of repeating the table contents in the text.
  6. Discussion: Avoid repeating whatever has been said in the introduction or results. Relate and compare the findings with the results of other relevant studies. Emphasize the significant aspects of the study and the conclusions and mention the implications for further research.
  7. Acknowledgment: Any type of technical, financial, and material help that does not justify authorship should be mentioned as an acknowledgment at the end of text. Please note the ethical committee code in this part.
  8. Tables & Figures: diagrams should be black and white and should be provided on separate pages.
  9. References They should be complied numerically according to the order of their appearance in the text and be written in Vancouver style.

Examples of references:
- Journal article: Yigit S, Korkmaz A, Sekerel B. Drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome in a premature infant. Pediatr Dermatol 2005; 22(1): 71-4.
- Complete book: Sundel M, Sundel SS. Behavior change in the human services. 5th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publications; 2005. p. 16-8.
- Chapter in book: Pinter JD, Sarnat HB. Neuroembryology. In: Winn HR, Editor. Youmans Neurological Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2004. p. 5-45.
- Thesis & dissertations: Hofland HEJ. Vesicles as transdermal drug delivery systems. [Ph.D. thesis]. Leiden, The Netherlands: University of Leiden; 1992; p. 24-8.
- Papers presented in conferences: Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, Editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th world congress on medical informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5.
- Electronic references: Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1999 Dec 25]; 1(1): [24 screens]. Available from URL: http://www/cdc/gov/ncidoc/EID/eid.htm

  1. Original Article should be limited to 4,000 words.
  2. All submitted papers are subject to a strict peer-review process by at least three Iranian and international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. Reviewers are being selected by Associate Editors and Editor in Chief. The author also can propose reviewers for some journals and article types.
  3. Ethical considerations:
  • Submissions should not be sent simultaneously to other journals and not previously published in any other magazine (in any language).
  • The obscurity of clients or institutions and the preservation of medical secrets should be addressed in the article and remove any information that can be identified with the client or institution.
  • The responsibility for the content of the article is the responsibility of the author or authors.
  • Submitting an ethical commitment form is required by all writers.
  • Registering and displaying the orchid identifier of the authors of the articles received by the magazine, especially the first author and the author of the article on the article page on the article on the site is mandatory.

         Download Authors' Ethical Commitment  and Copy Right Form


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 lead to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it. Please write the conflict of interest before the part of acknowledgements.

19. The authors should use the Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research (SRQR) checklist or Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative studies (COREQ) for the final check of the articles before submission To identify guidelines, reporting standards, and critical appraisal criteria for qualitative research; review the reference lists of retrieved sources, and contact experts to gain feedback. These checklists aim to improve the transparency of all aspects of qualitative research by providing clear standards for reporting qualitative research.