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Author Guidelines

Journal of Research on Religion and Health is a quarterly journal of Shahid Beheshti Medical University. The aim is to develop and publish articles related to areas of religious sciences and health researchers at international level. The release of these articles enhances the knowledge and skills of researchers. Considering that publications about two religious and health sciences in specialized and focused format are very few, it seems Publication of the research in these fields and detecting the relationship between these two subjects is essential. This journal is published quarterly in Persian and its articles are in English language. Journal of Research on Religion and Health is proud to publish articles that are the following conditions:

1. Letter to the Editor: It does not have abstract, table and graph. It has to be prepared in not more than 500 words.

2. Review Articles: Review Articles should include abstract, introduction, primary and secondary headings (if needed), Materials and Methods, experimental details, discussion, Conclusion, acknowledgement and references. The review articles are exclusively requested by the Editorial Team and prepared by specific authors. Review and data analysis has to be prepared maximum in 5 pages.

3. Original Research Articles:

The Major load in this journal is devoted to original research. All original articles should follow as below:

General Guide Lines for Article Preparation & Submission:

The article format has to be as follows:

 

Page Number

All article pages have to be numbered.

 

Title Page

This should include title, author(s) (include first name, department affiliation, and institution), name and address of author to whom correspondence and reprint requests should be addressed.

it is necessary to insert carefully the name and order of the author or authors when an article is submitted to the journal office. After receiving the paper, journal office excuse any change in names and order of authors.

Abstract

It should include the background, methods, results, and conclusion sections in a structured format. It should not be more than 300 words.

The length of an English abstract should not exceed 250 words.

English and Persian abstracts should be match and sent simultaneously.

Objective of the study, findings (including its statistical significance), and the conclusion made on the basis of the findings should be clearly stated. Also it is emphasized on new and important aspects of the study.

Keywords

For indexing purposes, each submitted article should include three to ten keywords, preferably chosen from the Medical Subject Headings (MESH). The Keyword is prepared in one line under the Abstract. If there are no appropriate key word for certain words, new terms can be used.

To access the vocabulary MeSH, refer to the following URL:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=mesh

The Article Content

Article contains Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement, References.

 

Introduction

In introduction, the purpose and logic of the article should be mentioned after a brief academic background. In this section, only references related to the study should be written clearly and data or conclusions of the work should not be reported.

 

Materials and Methods

This should include exact method or observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacturer’s name and address should be given in parenthesis. If the method is established, give reference but if the method is new, give enough information 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, age, gender deviation must be given.

Report of randomized clinical trials should present all important information including research protocol (study population, interventions, results, statistical tests, randomization method, and blinding study).

Authors submitting review manuscripts should include a section describing the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting, and synthesizing data. These methods should also be summarized in the abstract

Statistical method must be mentioned in details and specify any general computer program used. The Info system used should be clearly mentioned. For each of the variables, statistical tests should be indicated. Try to use the mean, median, standard deviation and confidence intervals to show the results.

Results: It must be presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations. In analytical studies and clinical trials, at the first, characteristics of the two groups (experimental and control) should be compared. The contents of the tables should not be all repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table number may be given. Long articles may need sub-headings within some sections (especially the Results and Discussion parts) to clarify their contents. Words with especial statistical concepts such as "random", "significant", "typical", "solidarity", etc do not be used in common dialog and apart from technical means.

 

Tables and graph

Enumerate tables with Arabic numerals. They should be self-explanatory, clearly arranged, and supplemental to the text. Tables should provide easier understanding and not duplicate information already included in the text or figures. Table and graphs should have full label. Tables are drawn by Word and graphs by excel Software.

Figures: should be utilized only if they augment comprehension of the text. Drawings and graphs should be professionally prepared as electronic files with a minimum of 300 dpi resolution. Each figure should have a label listing the figure number, title of manuscript, first author, and an arrow indicating the top.

-          If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain

Discussion: This should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other work done in the field by other workers. The detailed data should not be repeated in the discussion again. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derive.

 

Acknowledgment: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgement section. In this section any financial support, scientific or technical assistance, editors, gifts, etc should be acknowledged. Permission from the parties being acknowledged should be obtained.

 

References:

The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the bibliographic information. References must be numbered consecutively in order of citation in the text. Personal communications and unpublished data including manuscripts submitted but not yet accepted for publication should not be used as a reference; nonetheless, they may be placed in parentheses in the text. Print surnames and initials of all authors when there are six or less. In the case of seven or more authors, the names of the first six authors followed by et al should be listed.  Listed below, are references to a journal, a chapter in a book, and a book, respectively, in correct style:

English article

1.  Dalstra, JA. , Kunst, AE. , Geurts, JJ. , Frenken, FJ. , Mackenbach, JP. , Trends in socioeconomic health inequalities in the Netherlands 1999-1981,, J.of Epid. and com. Health, (2002); 56: 927-34

Non English and Persian article

1. The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.Clinical Exercise Stress Testing. Safety and Performance Guidelines. Med J Aust 1996. 164(5):282-4.

Article, no author given

1. Cancer in South Africa [editorial]. S Afr Med J 1994; 84:15.

Supplemental Journal

1. Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk Assessment of Nickel Carcinogenicity andOccupational Lung Cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl. 275:81-2.

Conference paper

1. Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent Advances in ClinicalNeurophysiology.proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMGand Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.

English book

1. Kunst, A., Mackenbach, J., Measuring socioeconomic inequalities inhealth, Copenhagen: WHO Regional office for Europe, (1995); IQsh-59.

Note: Print surnames and initials of all authors when there are six or less. In the case of seven or more authors, the names of the first six authors followed by et al should be listed.

Chapter in a book

1. Philips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and Stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: Pathophysiology, Ddiagnosis, andMmanagement. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. P.465-78.

Thesis:

Kaplan Sj. Post-hospital Home Health Care: the Elderly Access and Utilization (Dissertation). St Louis (MO): Washington University; 1995

Article in electronic form

Morse SS. Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases. Emerg InfecDis [Internet]. 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 2007Jun 5]; 1(1): [24 screens]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm

Software

Hemodynamics III: the Ups and Downs of Hemodynamics [computer program]. Version 2.2. Orlando (FL): Computerized Educational Systems; 1993

For more information about how to cite other sources, visit the following URL:

http://www

Copyright Notice

Under Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing (June 20, 2003), cience-research Journal of Research on Religion & Health are fully compliant with open access mandates, by publishing its articles under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Authors retain copyright of their work and can deposit their publication in any repository. This means that articles can be freely reused by the author and others as long as the article is properly cited. Published articles in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Journals can be deposited immediately into an online repository without any cost.  This articles can be, printed, archived in a collection, included in course-packs, and distributed without restrictions. Please read the full Creative Commons License  for further information.

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Privacy Statement

The journal of Research on Religion & Health is a peer-reviewed academic journal, where all submitted manuscripts are read by the editor-in-chief and two other peer-reviewers. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.