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Author Guidelines

Journal of pediatric nephrology:

The journal of Pediatric Nephrology publishes manuscripts on pediatric nephrology, pediatric urology, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, pediatric kidney transplantation and pediatric water and electrolytes, acid-base and intensive care unit. Review articles and Editorials are invited, but unsolicited reviews can be proposed to the journal by sending the title for consideration. Original research papers, case reports, Short Communications, photo quiz and letters to the editor are considered for publication, all of which undergo extensive peer review prior to their acceptance.

Aims

The JPN, is the official journal of the Iranian Society of Pediatric Nephrology. The aim of this journal is the worldwide reflection of the knowledge produced by the researchers and scientists in pediatric nephrology. All of your papers in pediatric nephrology and urology fields are welcomed by the editors of the journal.

Reviews:

Anyone wishing to write a review for the journal should first contact the editors. 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 reviewed should include information about the specific type of study or analysis, population, intervention, exposure, tests and outcomes. Authors of review articles should be experts and have contributions in the field of the subject

Original Research Papers:

Original papers should be arranged as: Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, conflict of interest, References, Tables, and Legends. The title page must include the following: title; full first name; surname; affiliations of each contributor; postal address, telefax/telephone numbers of the contributor who will deal with correspondence; E-mails and keywords. A structured abstract (with the subheadings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusion) should appear on the second page of the manuscript and should not exceed 250 words. The main text (excluding the abstract and references) should not exceed 3000 words.

Case Reports:

Case reports should be arranged as follows: Title Page, Abstract (nonstructured and not exceeding 150 words), Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References, and Legends. The length should not exceed 700 words.

Special Reports:

Manuscripts that cannot be considered as a review or original article, or those with special features, such as national reports, will be considered to be published as Special Report, upon the decision of the editors.

References:

Our reference style requirements are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE updated October 2008).

Note: List all authors when there are 6 or fewer; when there are 7 or more, list the first 3, followed by “et al

Samples:

Articles in journals:

Mohkam M, Asgarian F, Fahimzad A, Sharifian M, Dalirani R, Abdollah Gorji F. Diagnostic potential of urinary Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha in children with acute pyelonephritis. IJKD.2009;3:89-92

More than six authors:

Madani A, Fahimi D, Esfehani ST, et al. Glomerular diseases in Iranian children: clinico-pathological correlations. Pediatr Nephrol. 2003;18:925-928

Books and other monographs:

Deborah P. Jones, Russell W Chesney. Nephrotoxins. In: Ellis D. Avner, William E. Harmon. Pediatric Nephrology. 6th ed. Springer. 2009. P. 1275-96

Keywords:

Between 3 and 10 key words for indexing should be typed at the bottom of the title page 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. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of index medicus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html ).

Samples: Keywords: Pyelonephritis; Ultrasonography; Child

Figures and Tables:

Figures and tables should be kept to a necessary minimum and their information should not be duplicated in the text. Figures must be supplied either as JPEG or TIFF. Photographs and radiological imaging must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and at least 10 x 10 cm large. Do not embed the figures in the manuscript file. Tables should be typed on separate sheets of the manuscript file, be numbered, and have a title.

Anti-Plagiarism Policy:

Manuscripts must be devoid of any forms of plagiarism. They should also have appropriate citations to the related literature in the field, etc compatible with COPE.

Links for Chechikng:

http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker

http://www.duplichecker.com/

http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/

http://www.plagiarismsoftware.net

 

Add acknowledgement in article:

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in acknowledgment section. It should include persons who provide technical help, writing assistance and departmental head who only provided general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

IRCT Number for Clincal Trial manuscripts should add in acknowledgement.

The journal provide article download statistics.

Covering Letter:

All manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter signed by all authors. The title of the manuscript and name, address, telephone number, fax number, and E-mail address of the corresponding author must be provided. Previous publications or presentations of the manuscript or its parts, conflict of interests, and financial supports, if any, should be addressed in the covering letter.

Proof Reading: A final proof reading is sent to the corresponding author for proof reading before publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Corrections should be marked clearly and sent immediately to the Journal office.

Abbreviations and symbols: Use only standard abbre­viations. Avoid using them in the title and ab­stract. The full term for which an abbre­viation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a stan­dard unit of measurement.

ORCID ID: ORCID ID is mandatory for first author and corresponding author in this journal. (https://orcid.org).

Ethical guidelines:

Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section. 1) Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the project. 2) Indicate in the text that the maintenance and care of experimental animals complies with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your Institute or agency.

Conflicts of interest: Authors must acknowledge and declare any sources of funding and potential conflicting interest, such as receiving funds or fees by, or holding stocks and shares in, an organization that may profit or lose through publication of your paper. Declaring a competing interest will not lead to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it.

Page charges: There are no charges for publica­tion in this Journal.

Copyright:

This Journal is for your personal noncommercial use (Based on Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
CC BY-NC-ND, Link)
. You may not modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, or publish any materials contained on the Journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright owner.

Peer review process: All manuscripts are considered to be confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 2 reviewers selected by the Editorial Board.  The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor decision to accept, reject, or require modifications. If the manuscript is completely acceptable according to the criteria set forth in these instructions, it is scheduled for the next available issue.

 

 

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 Final Checklist for Authors

    The authors must ensure that before submitting the manuscript for publication, they have taken care of the following:

    1. Title page should contain title, name of the author/co-authors, their qualifications, designation & institutions they are affiliated with and mailing address for future correspondence, E-mail address, Phone & Fax number.

    2. Abstract in Structured format up to 250 words.

    3. References mentioned as stated in the Instruction to Authors section.

    4. Keywords mentioned as MeSH.

    5. Tables should be typed on separate pages.

    6. Make sure for Headings of Tables, their numbers and Captions of illustrations. Don’t repeat the information in tables if it is covered in the text.

    7. Photographs / illustrations along with their captions.

    8. Letter of Undertaking signed by all the authors.

    9. Disclosure regarding source of funding and conflict of interest if any besides approval of the study from respective Ethics Committee/Institution Review Board.

    10. Covering Letter


  3. Ethical Requirements and Authors' Responsibility

    Author(s) should certify that neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under their authorship has been published or being considered for publication elsewhere in any language, except as described in the covering letter. The JPN follows the latest definition for authorship provided by the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. All authors should have a substantial contribution to the manuscript and take public responsibility for its contents. All persons designated as authors are assumed to qualify for authorship and all those who qualify are listed. The corresponding author takes 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 all authors, must be submitted to the editorial office. Any financial interests, direct or indirect, in connection with the author(s) manuscript must be disclosed in the covering letter. Furthermore, sources of financial support of the project are named in the covering letter as well as the Acknowledgements. If the work involves experimentation on living animals, the author(s) must provide evidence that the study was performed in accordance with local ethical guidelines. 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 informed consent was obtained from the study participants. For those investigators who do not have formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki should be followed. All relevant permissions to cite the unpublished observations of others must be obtained by the manuscript author(s). The names and initials of these persons must be cited in the text, and permission from the original author(s) must be obtained. Permission also must be obtained to reproduce or adapt any figures or tables that have been published previously.

    Misconduct. The JPN complys with the international regulations against scientific misconduct (fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism). Any suspected act of misconduct in the submitted materials to the journal will be meticulously assessed and the needful action will be taken based on the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).  Authors are asked to be careful about using the others’ words, ideas, and materials and fully cite any sources of the contents of their submitted papers, if they are not original.  Sentences exctracted from other sources should be supported by reference citation and be in quotation marks or be appropriately paraphrased. Please see the definitions of FFP. For further information see below:

    Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing

    Office of Research Integrity

    Plagiarism: where unawareness makes a lame excuse

     

    Copyright

    The Iranian Society of Pediatric Nephrology is the copyright owner of the material published in the JPN. However, all published works are open access and are immediately available without cost to anyone at the journal’s web site. The users are free to use of the work, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights. Authors may use their material in presentations and subsequent publications they write or edit themselves, provided that the JPN is notified in writing and is acknowledged as the original publication. All authors should read the Authors’ Agreement Form carefully and submit a completed and signed copy of it along with their manuscript.

    AUTHOR’S AGREEMENT FORM

     

    Date:…………………….

     

    Manuscript Title:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

     

    Author(s) of the above mentioned manuscript have read the following statements and agree with them by signing this form.

    If the manuscript is not published in either print or electronic versions of the Journal of Pediatric Nephrology (JPN) within 12 months of acceptance (or as otherwise agreed), this agreement shall automatically terminate.

     

    Statement of Authorship

    This statement acknowledges that each undersigned author has made a substantial contribution to the manuscript and is willing to take

    public responsibility for its contents. Author(s) attest that all persons designated as authors qualify for authorship and all those who qualify are listed. The corresponding author takes responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article. The JPN follows the latest definition provided by the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org): “Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.” All others who contributed to the work but are not authors (if any) are named in the Acknowledgements of the manuscript.

     

    Ethical Requirements

     Author(s) herein attest that all human and/or animal studies undertaken as part of research from which this manuscript is derived, are in compliance with the regulations of their institution(s) and generally accepted guidelines governing such work. Author(s) warrant that this manuscript contains no violation of any existing copyright or other third party right or any material of an obscene, indecent, libellous, or otherwise unlawful nature and that to the best of their knowledge the manuscript does not infringe the rights of others.

     

    Copyright

    Upon publication, author(s) agree that the Iranian Society of Pediatric Nephrology is the copyright owner of the material published in the  JPN. However, in accordance with Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, all works published in the JPN are open access and

    are available to anyone on the web site of the journal without cost. The users are free to use the work, subject to proper attribution of

    authorship and ownership of the rights. Authors may use their material in presentations and subsequent publications they write or edit

    themselves, provided that the JPN is referenced in writing and is acknowledged as the original publication.

     

    Conflict of Interest and Financial Supports

    Author(s) warrant that any financial interests, direct or indirect, that exist or may be perceived to exist for individual contributors in connection with this manuscript have been disclosed in the covering letter. Furthermore, sources of financial support of the project are named in the covering letter as well as the Acknowledgements.

    (http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest)

     

    Previous Publications

    Author(s) certify that neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under their authorship has been published or being considered for publication elsewhere in any language, except as described in the covering letter. They also certify that any previous presentations of this paper in meetings are mentioned in the covering letter.

     Names of all authors in order in which they appear in the Article:

    Author’s Name and Signature    

     

    Author’s Name and Signature

     

     

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Copyright Notice

Journal of Pediatric Nephrology

Covering letter

Date:

Dear Editor-in-Chief:

Hereby it is attested that the manuscript entitled ...........................................................

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submitted for publication in Journal of Pediatric Nephrology has been read and approved by all authors, has not been published, totally or partly, in any other journal even in Persian language journals and if accepted for publication in this Journal, it will not be published in any other periodicals. Besides, it is confirmed that this article has not been submitted simultaneously to other journals in Iranian and/or other journals. I accept the liability of the scientific integrity of the manuscript contents.

 

Name of the Corresponding Author:……………………………………………

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