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Author Guidelines

*Manuscript Submission
Manuscripts in English, should be submitted to the Editor’s Office via the journal’s web-based online manuscript submission and peer-review system:

** Journals.sbmu.ac.ir/smsj

*Manuscript Style
File format: Manuscript files can be in the following formats: DOC or DOCX or RTF. Microsoft Word documents should not be locked or protected.
Length: The length of the text should not exceed the following counts:

Original articles

4000 words

Case reports

2000 words


1200 words

Short communication

1500 words

Regular or systematic reviews

5000 words

 There are no restrictions on number of figures, or amount of supporting information. We encourage you to present and discuss your findings concisely.
Font: Use any standard font and a standard font size.
Layout: Do not format text in multiple columns. Include page numbers and line numbers in the manuscript file.
Footnotes: Footnotes are not permitted. If your manuscript contains footnotes, move the information into the main text or the reference list, depending on the content.
Abbreviations: Define abbreviations upon first appearance in the text. It is recommended to keep abbreviations to a minimum.
Manuscript Organization: Manuscripts should be organized as follows.
Title Page: List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of manuscript. Besides, please include the full address, postal code and contact information of the corresponding author in the title page.
Abstract: An abstract, preferably no longer than 300 words, should be provided. The abstract of just original research must be structured by the following sub-headings:
Original Researches: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion.  
Review articles must include an unstructured abstract.
Keywords: A list of 3−5 key words is to be provided directly below the abstract. The keywords should be preferably chosen from the Medical Subject Headings (MESH).
Main text:
The main text of your manuscript should be subdivided to certain sections according to the type of your article:
Original Articles: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement, Refrences.
Case Reports: Background, Case report, Discussion
There are no restrictions on heading and subheading for review articles. We encourage you to present your review concisely.
Acknowledgement: In this section any financial support, scientific or technical assistance, gifts, etc... should be acknowledged.
Conflict of interest: Any information regarding the potential conflict of interests related to various aspects such as financial support by commercial firms, etc… should be disclosed in this section.
References: References should be limited to the most relevant. Authors are responsible for the accurate citation of references. References are to be cited consecutively in the text in brackets. If a reference is repeated, the original number should be used. At the end of the manuscript, references should be listed, on a separate page, in the numerical order in which they are first cited in the text. The form should conform to the Vancouver style. Use of a bibliography software like Endnote is highly recommended.
Tables: Tables should be numbered and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate page and should have a descriptive title.
Illustrations Captions: Illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals, and referred to by number in the text. The list of captions for illustrations should be typed on a separate page. The illustrations themselves should be uploaded as JPG or TIF files during the submission. All illustrations should be prepared in 300-600 DPI.



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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. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with SMSJ agree to the following terms:
1.  Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
2.  Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
3.  Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and more citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Creative Commons License
This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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