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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission:

Manuscripts must be submitted in English. Contributions will be considered for publication with the understanding that they are exclusively submitted to IRJPS, have not been previously published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis), and are not under consideration by another journal. The covering letter should designate one author as “corresponding author” and should make it clear that the manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors and that they have taken due care to ensure the integrity of the work. Manuscript submission to IRJPS is possible through online submission: We provide an online submission and peer review system that enable authors to submit their papers online.

Types of Manuscripts:

Authors are invited to submit the following manuscript types for publication:

Original article- should include title page, abstract, keywords, introduction,materials/patients and methodsresultsdiscussionConclusion,acknowledgmentreferences, tables, figures, and legends, enumerated from the title page. The length of the text should not exceed 4500 words excluding the references. All Clinical Trials should include patients’ informed consent forms and the approval of the bioethics committee of the corresponding university/institution

 Review-are solicited by the editor only. No other forms are accepted in this journal.Systemic reviews with sound methodology do not require the above-mentioned condition and are greatly encouraged.

Case report &special report: should be limited to 2000 words. Both should include abstract, keywords, case presentation, discussion, acknowledgment, references, and 1 – 4 figures. Necessary documentations of the case(s) like pathology reports, laboratory test reports, and Radiologic images should be included in the submission package. Brief reports should not have more than one figure and/or table.

 Editorial- provides commentary and analysis about an article in the issue of the Journal in which they appear. They may include 1 figure or 2 tables. They are nearly always invited, although uninvited editorials may occasionally be considered. Editorials are limited to 800 words, with up to 12 references.

Original articles rank first in importance when determining the order of publication.


Structure of Manuscripts:

Title Page: should include title; author(s) information, including first name, last name, highest academic degree, affiliation, address, fax number and email address; running title ≤50 characters, including spaces; bio-ethics committee approval numbers, also the corresponding author should be specified.

Abstract: The abstract should be confined to essentials (methods preferred, results obtained) and be structured in introduction, material and methods, results and conclusions.

Key Words:For indexing purposes, each submitted article should include three to five keywords chosen from the MedicalSubject Headings (MeSH).(

Main document: necessary information has been given in the Types of Manuscriptsection.

Illustration & Tables:Figures and tables should be cited in order in the text; their position should be marked in the margin of the manuscript. Arabic numbering should be used for both figures and tables. Legends for illustrations should be typewritten, double-spaced, on a separate sheet, and included at the end of the manuscript. A legend must accompany each illustration. 

Illustrations: figures must be submitted as separate picture files in .tif, .jpg or .tiff formats, at the resolution of more than 300dpi and named according to the figure number and format, e.g. "Fig1.tif", "Fig2.jpg".

Figure legends must be numbered in correct order and Cite figures consecutively in the manuscript.

Tables: Create tables using the table creating and editing feature of your word processing software (e.g., Word). Group all tables at the end of the manuscript, or supply them together in a separate file. Cite tables consecutively in the text, and number them in that order. Key each on a separate sheet, and include the table title, appropriate column heads, and explanatory legends (including definitions of any abbreviations used). 



References should be compiled at the end of the article according to the order of citation in the text, not alphabetically. They should be typewritten, double-spaced, under the heading REFERENCES. All reference information must be accurate and authors are responsible for the accuracy of the bibliographic information provided. Abbreviations for titles of medical periodicals should conform to those used in the latest edition of Index Medicus. Mark reference citations by superscript 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. Inclusive page numbers should be given for all references. Print surnames and initials of all authors when there are three or less. In the case of four or more authors, the names of the first three authors followed by et al, should be listed.

Examples of references 

Journal article, one author:
1. Valayer J: Conventional treatment of biliary atresia: Long-term results. J Pediatr Surg 1996;31:1546-1551. 

Journal article, two or three authors:
2. Atwell JD, Spargo PM: The provision of safe surgery for children. Arch Dis Child 1992;67:345-349. 

Journal article, more than three authors:
3. Seo T, Ito T, Ishiguro Y, et al: New neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuit with a self-regulating pump. Surgery 1994;115:463-472. 

Journal article, in press:
4. Coran AG: The hyperalimentation of infants. Biol Neonate (in press) 

Complete book:
5. Rowe MI, ONeill JA, Grosfeld JL, et al: Essentials of Pediatric Surgery. St Louis, MO, Mosby Year-Book, 1995 

Chapter of book:
6. Skandalakis JE, Gray SW, Ricketts R: The esophagus, in Skandalakis JE, Gray SW (eds): Embryology for Surgeons. Baltimore, MD, Williams & Wilkins, 1994, pp 65-112 

Paper presented at a meeting:
7. Bealer JF, Vanderwall K, Adzick NS, et al: A new treatment option for patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Presented at the 14th annual meeting of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, Newport, RI, May 3-6, 1996.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.


Ethics of Publication:

Our policy regarding suspected scientific misconduct including plagiarism, fabricated data, falsification, and redundancy is based on the guidelines on good publication practice of the “Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)”. The complete guidelines appear on COPE website: http:/ Also all original articles must provide the bio-ethics committee approval number by which they have conducted their research and the email by which we can contact that bioethics committee. 



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. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic

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