Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine (IJMTFM) is aimed to promote scientific communication among medical investigators worldwide. IJMTFM, which benefits from an international editorial board, is published Quarterly by Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. Contents include peer-reviewed research papers covering different aspects of clinical toxicology and forensic medicine. IJMTFM is adhering to ICMJE and COPE recommendations. This Journal accepts Original Papers, Review Articles, Systematic Review Articles, Case Reports, Short Communications, Continous Medical Education and Letters to the Editor.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Original Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Continous Medical Education

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Systematic Review Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to the Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

After an initial screening, all submissions will be refereed by three reviewers during maximum two weeks according to specific research reporting guidelines for different study designs; include CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and STARD for studies of diagnostic accuracy. All authors should send their revised manuscripts within 2 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.

Peer review/responsibility for the reviewers:

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author. No self-knowledge of the author(s) must affect their comments and decision.
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. Reviewers may identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Indexing and Abstracting: Citation Database

National Library of Medicine (NLM) CatalogEmbase, CitefactorIslamic World Science citation Center (ISC), Index Copernicus, Directory of open access journals(DOAJ)Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI), Magiran, RICeSTScience Library IndexScientific world index, Google Scholar

Scopus SJR 2015: 0.103

eISSN: 2251-8770/ISSN-Print: 2251-8762

 

Editorial Independence and Responsibilities

  1. Editor in Chief have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article and makes the final decision regarding publication or rejection of the submitted articles without interference of its owner (Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Department of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Editors, Employees, or Members of the Editorial Board) or economic interests.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

 

Financial Policies

As Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences has supported part of the publishing costs of International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine (IJMTFM), article processing charge in the journal is limited for authors. Therefore, publishing an article in the Journal requires publication fee that will be billed to the corresponding author following the acceptance of an article for publication. Apart from this Article Process Charge, there is no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The fees to be paid following the acceptance of an article are indicated in the table below:

 

- Original or Review manuscripts less than 3000 words

6.500.000 IR Rial (180 US$)

- Short Communication, Continuous Medical Education, Case Report, or a Letter to the Editor, less than 1500 words

3.400.000 IR Rial (85 US$)

- For every 500 words more than the defined limitation

820.000 IR Rial (23 US$)

 

Subscription

International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine has published as an open access electronic journal, so there is no subscription fee for audiences. If any author/audience request a hard copy of every issue of IJMTFM, must pay 200 USD.

 

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International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine hasn’t accepted and published any advertisement in the journal website and articles.