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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • I do realize that by checking off the box next to each statement I certify that it is true and I am signing an author agreement.
  • The submission has not been previously published in any languages and is not under consideration in another journal.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which can be found in the "About" section of the journal.
  • The authors either have no commercial associations or sources of support that might pose a conflict of interest, or the conflict of interest is declared in the appendix section at the end of the manuscript text.
  • All those designated as authors meet all four criteria for authorship, and all those who meet the four criteria are identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria are acknowledged.
  • Author contribution has been stated in the appendix section. All authors are accountable for all sections of the manuscript and declare that it is written originally and there is no data fabrication; data falsification including deceptive manipulation of images and plagiarism.
  • The authors confirm that they have mentioned all the organizations that funded their research in the appendix section of the submitted manuscript, including grant numbers where appropriate.
  • Author(s) guarantee that data of the study are available for at least 10 years and will be provided if anyone needs them.
  • As an ethical requirement, author(s) certify that the present research study:
    1. Is in agreement with the regulations of their institution(s) and generally accepted guidelines governing such work
    2. Contains no violation of any existing copyright or other third party right
    3. Is free of any obscene, indecent, libelous, or otherwise unlawful material
  • The authors confirm that they have agreed to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) after acceptance of the article. Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine offers a waiver of APC to authors on a case to case basis. If you want to ask for a waiver, please send an email to ma.saghaei63@gmail.com at the time of submitting your article and explain your reasons. Requests sent after the processing of the article will not be accepted.
  • Fast track evaluation:
    Authors who should meet a deadline and wish to have their manuscript published more rapidly may ask for fast track evaluation. In this model, an editorial decision will be made within a maximum of 2 weeks. The cost of fast track evaluation is 10,000,000 Rials (250 US dollars), which should be paid upon submission and before the initiation of the peer review process. This fee should only be paid by those who opt to ask for fast track evaluation and is independent of the publication fee received upon publication. It should also be noted that paying this fee only accelerates the peer review process and does not guarantee acceptance of the manuscript for publication. Those who wish to ask for fast track evaluation should send their requests directly to our journal manager Ms. Marziyeh SaghaeiDehkordi via the email ma.saghaei63@gmail.com upon submission of their manuscript.

Last update: 12. December. 2019


Author Guidelines (PDF)


Focus and scope:


Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine is an international, peer-reviewed, continuous journal dedicated to improving the quality of care and increasing the knowledge in the field of emergency medicine by publishing high quality articles concerning emergency medicine and related disciplines. The journal publishes articles on critical care, disaster and trauma management, environmental diseases, toxicology, pediatric emergency medicine, emergency medical services, emergency nursing, health policy and ethics, and other related topics. Following types of articles are supported:


Original/Research Article


Review Article


Brief Report


Case Report


Letter to the Editor


Photo Quiz


Peer-review process:


Submissions deemed suitable by the editors will be refereed by two reviewers within a maximum of six weeks according to specific research reporting guidelines. All authors should send their revised manuscripts within two weeks. Reviewers' and authors' identities are kept confidential. The existence of a submitted manuscript is not revealed to anyone other than the reviewers and editorial staff.


Submission process:


Title page and manuscript text file should be separately submitted online via the online submission system.


Manuscript preparation:


1- Summary (for busy authors)


Title page, including title of the article, authors' names, affiliations, and detailed information of corresponding authors; Phone and Fax number, Email, and Postal Address should be supplied and submitted as a separate file.


Manuscript text file should be prepared according to specific research reporting guidelines (See table). In addition, declaration section including acknowledgment, funding, and authors' contribution, should be addressed at the end of the manuscript text in all types of the above-mentioned articles. All clinical trials should be registered in a registry of clinical trials approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). As an option, the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT) is one of the suggested registries.


Table:Standard Reporting Guidelines










































Type of study



Guideline



Clinical Trials



CONSORT



Observational



STROBE



Systematic reviews and meta-analysis on clinical trials …..



PRISMA



Meta-analysis of observational studies



MOOSE



Diagnostic accuracy



STARD



Qualitative research



COREQ



Case report



CARE



Others



See here



2- Details


The journal adheres to the recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The main manuscript should carry the title, abstract, main text, acknowledgment, funding, authors' contribution, references, figures, and tables of the paper. The preferred word processing format for the manuscript file is Microsoft Word version 2003 or newer. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with 2.5 cm margins on all sides. All abbreviations must be spelled out the first time used, followed by the abbreviated form in parentheses. Units of measurement must be complied with the International System of Units (SI). For indexing, three to five key words should be typed at the end of the abstract for each manuscript. These words should be identical to the medical subject headings (MeSH)that appear in the Index Medicus of the National Library of Medicine.


Observational Studies


Cohort, case control, and cross-sectional studies should be arranged based on Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement and checklist as: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, and Figures. A structured abstract (with the subheadings title, introduction, methods, results, and conclusion) should appear on the first page of the manuscript and should not exceed 350 words. The main text (excluding the abstract and references) should not exceed 3500 words.


Clinical Trials


Original research papers that report a randomized controlled trial, should comply with the guidelines provided by the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) group. In addition, supplying the manuscript with a CONSORT flowchart diagram is highly encouraged. Researchers who would like to publish their clinical trial reports in Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine are strongly encouraged to register their studies in a registry of clinical trials, which meets the criteria of WHO or ICMJE. As an option, the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT) is a registry suggested by WHO.


Reviews


Review articles should be composed of systematic critical assessments of literature and data sources pertaining to clinical topics, emphasizing factors such as cause, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, or prevention. They should have unstructured abstracts. All articles and data sources should include information about the specific types of study or analysis, population, intervention, exposure, and tests or outcomes. Authors of review articles should be expert and have contributions in the field of the addressed subject. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses on clinical trials and observational studies should be prepared based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) and Meta-analysis of observational studies in epidemiology (MOOSE), respectively.


Case Reports


Case reports should be arranged in accordance with Consensus-based Clinical Case Reporting (CARE) as follows: Abstract (unstructured, not exceeding 200 words), Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References, and Figures. The length should not exceed 1000 words.


Brief Reports


Original research papers can also be published in a brief format. Submitted papers that are of interest but not acceptable as a full-length original/research article, are offered by the editor to be published in this section. The authors can also primarily submit their papers for consideration of publication in this section. An unstructured abstract no longer than 200 words is required for this section. The body of the manuscript should not exceed 2000 words, and no heading or subheading should be used. The number of tables and/or figures should be limited to 2 and references to a maximum of 15.


Letters to the Editor


All correspondence will be considered for publication if it contains constructive criticism on previously published articles in Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine, the authors of which will have the right of reply. In addition, reports of limited research or clinical experiences can be submitted in the form of a letter. The length should not exceed 700 words.


Photo Quiz


Photo quiz should be arranged as follows: patient's imaging(s), brief case presentation followed by a question as “what is your diagnosis”, diagnosis, and discussion. It may be up to 1500 words. The maximum number of images is six. Number of references should not exceed ten.


Declarations:


Authorship


Based on the ICJME recommendations "all those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be acknowledged". Author contribution should be stated in the declaration section. All authors should be accountable for all sections of the manuscript and declare that it is written originally and there is no data fabrication; data falsification including deceptive manipulation of images and plagiarism.


Any change in authorship (i.e. order, addition, and deletion of authors) after initial submission must be approved by all authors via written confirmation, in line with COPE guidelines. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all authors confirm they agree with the proposed changes. If there is disagreement amongst the authors concerning authorship and a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached, the authors must contact their institution(s) for a resolution. It is not the journal editor’s responsibility to resolve authorship disputes. A change in authorship after publication of an article can only be amended via publication of an Erratum.


Funding and Support


All funding sources supporting the work must be declared in the declaration section at the end of the manuscript. Whole affiliations with or financial involvement in any organization on entity with a direct financial interest in the subject matters or materials of the research discussed (examples: employment, consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interest, patent-licensing arrangements) should be cited as conflict of interest at the end of manuscript text file.


Conflict of Interest


Authors are expected to disclose any commercial associations or sources of support that might pose a conflict of interest regarding the submitted article.


Data Availability


Author(s) should guarantee that data of the study are available and will be provided if anyone needs them.


 


References:


Our reference style requirements are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals by the ICMJE. The references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. In the text, tables, and legends, identify references using Arabic numerals in parentheses.


Note: List all authors when they are six or fewer; when they are seven or more, list the first three, followed by  “et al”


Samples:


- Articles in journals


Stratton SJ. Should Helicopters Dispatched for EMS Trauma Response Be Grounded?. Ann Emerg Med. 2013; 61 (2): 167-74.


-  Articles in journals with more than six authors


Newgard CD, Schmicker, RH, Hedges JR, et al. Emergency medical services intervals and survival in trauma: assessment of the “golden hour” in a North American prospective cohort. Ann emerg med. 2010; 55 (3):235-46.


-  Article In press


Sakles JC, Patanwala AE, Mosier JM, Dicken, JM. Comparison of video laryngoscopy to direct laryngoscopy for intubation of patients with difficult airway characteristics in the emergency department. Int Emerg Med. 2013. [In press].


- Article In other language


Gholami A, Barati M, Vahdani M, Vahdani H, Karimi M. Pattern of Empirical Antibiotic Administration in Emergency Department of an Educational Hospital in Tehran. Razi Journal of Medical Sciences. 2011; 18(82):17-23. [Persian].


-  Books and other monographs


Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, Adams GA. Rosen's emergency medicine: concepts and clinical practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Incorporated; 2010. p. 1215-75


Figures and tables:


Figures and tables should be kept to a minimum necessary and presented at the end of the manuscript file after the references, numbered (with Arabic numbers), and have a title. Include double-spaced legends (maximum length, 60 words) on separate pages.


Responsibility and ethical requirements:


Author(s) should certify that neither the submitted manuscript nor another one with substantially similar content under their authorship has been published in any language or being considered for publication elsewhere. Author(s) should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article. In the event that an author is added or removed from the list of authors, written acceptance, signed by author(s), must be submitted to the editorial office. Sources of financial support for the project should be acknowledged. If the study involves human beings, the author(s) must include a statement that the study was approved by the local ethical committee and that written informed consent was obtained from the study participants. For those who do not have formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki should be followed. Also, the compliance of maintenance and care of experimental animals with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the human use of laboratory animals should be declared in text. All relevant permissions to use unpublished observations of others must be obtained by the manuscript author(s) and stated in the text citing the names of the original author(s) should be declared. Also, permission must be obtained to reproduce or adapt any figures or tables that have been published previously and declared in the legend/footnote. Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine conforms to the international regulations against scientific misconduct including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and etc. Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine is an official member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) since 2015 and any cases of suspected misconduct will be assessed during the peer-review and publication process based on COPE guidelines.


Editorial Independence


The editor in chief makes the final decision regarding publication or rejection of the submitted articles without interference of its owner (Emergency Medicine Department of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences) or economic interests.


Publication fee: Article submission and processing in this journal are free. However, following acceptance, an Article Processing Charge should be paid.