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:: Authors’ Guidelines ::

Author Guideline

Manuscript Submission

All manuscripts should be in English and submitted electronically via journal URL: www.jamed.ir. The authors must declare that it is being exclusively contributed to JAMED. The text should be submitted in Microsoft word format as an attachment. The figures should be sent in a format of JPEG. A cover letter includes authors information (name, address, phone, affiliation and email) and a letter which states “ The manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors involved and is neither being published nor being consider for publication elsewhere, should accompany all manuscripts.

Type of Articles

Research Articles

Research Articles should be fully documented reports of original research and are always peer reviewed and present high quality completed research or evaluation studies. Clinical trials is categorized in this group. It is generally less than 5000 words, and it should include an abstract not more than 300 words, the maximum number of tables and figures should be five with references included in the Vancouver style. Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections, in this order:

  1. Title page
  2. Abstract (max. 300 words)
  3. Introduction
  4. Materials and methods
  5. Results
  6. Discussion
  7. List of symbols and abbreviations
  8. Appendix (if necessary)
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Competing interests
  11. Author contributions
  12. Funding
  13. References
  14. Figure legends
  15. Tables
Review articles

Generally less than 5000 words, plus a structured abstract of no more than 300 words. References must be in Vancouver style and up to 2 tables or figures are permissible.

Short Communications

Short Communications are short, peer-reviewed articles focusing on a high-quality, hypothesis-driven, self-contained piece of original research and/or the proposal of a new theory or concept based on existing research. They should not be preliminary reports. They should be no more than 2500 words,and should include an abstract not more than 150 words,also could include two figures or tables. It should have at least 8 references.

Case Reports

Focused, peer-reviewed, valuable reports which include clinically important information on common and rare conditions.

Letters to the Editor

JAMED will also consider publishing letters to the editor which are reviewed by at least one managing editor but not sent out for external peer review.


Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts submitted to JAMED should be written in English and references should be presented using Vancouver style.

Title Page

The title page is the first page of the manuscript, including the following:

  • The Title of Manuscript
  • A Running Title: A Short Title of Manuscript(up to 50 characters)
  • Names of Authors (Full names: First. Middle and Last Name)
  • Affiliation
  • Corresponding Author (full postal and email address, telephone and fax number)
Abstract

A concise and structured abstract (up to 300 words) is required for every manuscript (not required for letters to the editor and new ideas). The abstract should briefly state the Introduction and Methods of the research, the Results and Conclusion.

Keywords

At least 3 and up to 8 relevant keywords should be included.

Main Text

The main text should be divided into sections with the following headings:

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion

It should be noted that some articles such as Letters to the editor, Reports and Commentaries do not necessarily need all above sectors.

Key Points for Practice

Up to 4 key points for practice should be provided in summarized form.

References

References should be presented using Vancouver style.


ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

A) Authors

  • The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation (such as approval of ethical committee of institute/university). Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process and should follow publisher’s requirements.
Authors should:
  • present their results clearly, honestly, and without inappropriate data manipulation.
  • strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
  • adhere that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published in other journals or indexed conference reports.
  • list as author ONLY people, who contributed significantly to the research and/or article. People who contributed in a lesser role must be acknowledged as ‘contributor’.
  • alert the editor promptly if they discover an error in any submitted, accepted or published work.
  • cooperate with editors in issuing corrections or retractions when required.

B) Peer reviewer/ responsibility of reviewers

  • The Board makes decisions based on the recommendations of two or three reviewers. Further opinion may be sought if reviews are inconclusive, or if additional input is required (eg statistical analysis). Very few articles are accepted without any revisions. Reviewers who recommend revisions may ask to see the revised paper when resubmitted if they wish.
  • Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in Journal are sent to two or more expert reviewers.
  • The reviewers should not be affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor/s. However, the selection of these reviewers is at the sole discretion of the editor.
  • The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. All reviews transmitted to authors are anonymous unless the reviewer specifically asks for his/her identity to be disclosed
  • The reviewers only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner.

c) Editorial Responsibilities:

  • the editor-in-chief has authority to reject or accept an article and will pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct.
  • The editor/s will make fair and unbiased decisions and should not be involved in decisions about papers in which they have a conflict of interest whether they reject or accept the article.
  • The editor/s will guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct.
  • The editors will critically assess the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals and are responsible for ethical standards of the journal.

D) Publishing ethics issues:

  • The guidelines for retracting articles are as follows: Articles that are seriously unreliable and redundant articles (published in other journals) will be retracted. Minor errors or authorship changes will not lead to retraction but require a correction notice. Notices of retraction will clearly state the reason and the retracted article will be clearly marked in all electronic versions of the journal, and a retraction notice will be published in the print copy of the journal. The editorial board will always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. No plagiarism and no fraudulent data will be tolerated in this journal.
  • Conflict of Interest and Funding Disclosure: All authors must declare all sources of funding for research reported in their manuscript and report all potential conflicts of interest. If an author has no conflicts of interest, should wright "no conflicts of interest".
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