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Author Guidelines

The aim and scope

The Journal of paramedical sciences (JPS) is a quarterly journal of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBUMS), and publishes original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, and letter to the editor in areas as varied as Medical Informatics, Biostatistics, Biomedical Sciences, Health Information Management, Health Information Technology, and Medical Library, Information Sciences, and Hematology and Blood Bank. The aim is to develop the frontiers of knowledge and to publish research findings at international level.

Article Types

Editorials

An editorial article is one which is generated on an original article, or a special subject and issue, published by the JPS. This is generated by the Editor-In- Chief, or the Editorial Team.

Orginal Research Articles

The Major load in each JPS issue is devoted to original research (7 articles). All original articles should follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) instructions.

Review Articles

The review articles are exclusively requested by the Editorial Team and prepared by specific authors.

Case Reports

Case reports are accepted upon special occasions by the Editorial Team.

Letter to the Editor

A Letter to the Editor is a scientific review of an article published in the last JPS issue. It has to be prepared in not more than 500 words. In case the original author wishes to provide an answer, the letter and the answer shall be published in the same issue.

Short Communications

This is a short report published upon the approval of the Editorial Team. In cases where the short communication is authored on a scientific article, the original author will not be permitted to publish the original article in other journals.

Other Submissions

Submissions such as correspondences, occasional notes, book reviews, and other types of articles are published upon the approval of JPS Editorial Team.

Submission Rules

The Editorial Team holds the right to admit, reject, edit, or summarize the submitted articles in any form, or by any means.

All submissions have to be in English.

The submitted articles should not have been published elsewhere under any format.

The submitted articles should not be under consideration by any other publications elsewhere in any form.

Once the article is submitted, the author(s) shall not send it to other publications or journals for consideration, unless they are informed of the Editorial Team's decision for the rejection of the article, or no response is received within three months following submission notification.

The author(s) shall sign the JPS Copyright Form, and shall send it to JPS Editorial Office both electronically and by regular post.

The author(s) have to inform JPS Editorial Office in cases where the submitted article had been previously presented and /or published in a conference, or convention/ or their proceedings. The Editorial Team will keep the right for decision for publication of the article.

The preliminary announcement of the scientific outcomes of an article submitted to JPS and not yet published is against  JPS policies. The authors have to inform the JPS Editorial Office on the results of their article. The Editor-in-Chief will decide whether to publish it or not.

The authors can complain to editor-in-chief when he/she is faced with any problem and/or difficulty during submission processing or after publishing the paper.

Ethical Guideline

  • Each paper is required to contain adequate details and references in order that it would give others a chance to replicate the work. Falsified and intentional inaccurate statements are regarded as an unethical behavior and are seriously unacceptable and offensive.
  • The authors of the works involving chemicals, procedures or equipment with any sort of scarce hazards inherent in their use, are asked for openly identifying all the aforementioned points in their manuscript.
  • All the authors are required to address all the ethical considerations within the section entitled “Materials & Methods.
  • The authors are asked to ensure that the manuscript contains the statement that every single procedure was performed in compliance with all the pertinent laws and institutional guiding principles and that the pertinent institutional committee (i.e., institutional review board or ethics review committee) has approved them.
  • In case the investigators happen to lack formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki is to be followed.
  • Authors are requested to include a statement in the manuscript indicating that the written informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. They should also state that written informed consent has been obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. It is also mandatory to state how the written informed consent has been obtained from the study participants.
  • Authors must, at all times, observe the privacy rights of human subjects.
  • Editors may demand authors to provide documentation of the formal review and recommendation from the institutional review board or ethics committee responsible for the oversight of the study.
  • The authors should ensure that what they present is the original work, and in case they have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • In case of discovering a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, the author is obliged to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the precision and accuracy of the original paper.

 

All submissions have to be in Word 2010 format.

General Guide Lines for Article Preparation & Submission:

All article pages have to be numbered.

The article format has to be as follows:

The Title Page

A separate page is devoted to the title page.

In the Title Page (the first page), the following should exactly be followed:

  • The title of article
  • Author(s) information (including full name, academic rank, the related institution, the office address,orcid id and e-mail)
  • The address of the Corresponding Author (including e-mail and telephone number
  • All names have to be clearly indicated in the order they wish to be indicated in JPS. No name change will be permitted once the ordering is submitted.

The Abstract

  • The Abstract is in English
  • It should be submitted along with the article in one package
  • It is limited to 200-250 words
  • It is formed in one paragraph only
  • The formatting of the Abstract includes the ordering as in the article. As the article follows  IMRAD formatting style, the same is followed in the Abstract as well.
The Keywords
  • The Keyword is prepared in one line under the Abstract.
  • Each article may have a keyword of between 3-5 words. 
  • The initial letter of each of the words is captalized.
  • Semi-Colons separate the keywords; no punctuation mark is used after the last keyword.
The Article Content
  • The Article Content follows ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) format.

The Formulas

  • All formulas have to be typed; otherwise, they have to be photographed as pictures and submitted as was said in the picture formatting.
Acknowledgements
  • All Logistic, financial and technical assistance along with the nature of the support have to be noted.
  • In case the article is previously approved by an organization, the approval number and the funding organization have to be mentioned.
  • In case the article is a part of an educational proposal, the educational rank, the name of the university, the faculty, and the related department have to be mentioned.

References

This Journal (JPS) follows the Vancouver for reference section. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the bibliographic information. References must be numbered consecutively in order of the citation in the text. Mark reference citations by Arabic numbers. 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. Periodical titles should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus. 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:

Journal articles

1. Irani Shemirani A, Montazer Haghighi M, Milanizadeh S, Taleghani MY, Fatemi SR, Damavand B, et al. The role of kras mutations and MSI status in diagnosis of colorectal cancer. J Paramed Sci 2011;4(2):70-75.

Book Chapter

2. Fauci AS, Clifford Lane H. Humman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Disease: AIDS related disorder. In: Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson L, ed<

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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.
  2. The submission has not been previously published in any languages and is not under consideration in another journal.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 includes deceptive manipulation of images and plagiarism.
  7. 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.
  8. 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, libellous, or otherwise unlawful material

 

Copyright Notice

Based on the obtained author agreement upon submission, JPS is the copyright owner of the published material. However, according to Bethesda Statement, all works published in this journal are open access and freely available to anyone on the journal web site without cost under creative common license BY-NC. Based on this license, under the condition of proper citation, JPS grants to all users the following rights:

1. Free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual access to all published materials.

2. Permission to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work, mentioning JPS as the source.

3. Making and distributing derivative works in any digital medium for any non-commercial purpose under the same license.

 

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