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.
JLMS publishes Original Papers, Review Articles, Case Reports, and brief reports, Case series, photo essay, Letters to the Editor, and commentary in the fields of laser or lights in any field of medicine, In addition to technical papers on The development of new laser and non-laser light devices, Light delivery systems, Sensors to monitor laser effects, Basic lasers-tissue interactions and Modeling of laser-tissue interactions.
Any manuscript must consider all article writing standards based on the AMA Manual of Style for writing articles.
Any lack of "English" academic writing may lead to the "fast rejection" of manuscripts. Therefore, the journal strongly recommends authors consult their manuscripts with a native English speaker and edit them.
To avoid the English editing surcharge, we recommend that non-native English-speaking authors send their manuscripts to a professional English editing service prior to the submission of their manuscripts to journals. We suggest using some of the services which are:
Manuscript submission to the J Laser Med Sci is only possible through the Journal’s Online Paper Submission page. The manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter to the Editor-in-Chief, including title and author(s) name, and undertaking that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere. In case the manuscript was earlier submitted to some other journals and was rejected, the authors must provide full information for proper analysis. The manuscript should be typed as a Microsoft Word document in double space on the A-4 size page set up with clear margins on both sides. Tables, as well as illustrations, should be typed and drawn at the end of the manuscript after the references. Do not submit tables as photographs. All text documents should be uploaded in Microsoft Word format as an attachment. The figures should be sent in a format of JPEG or GIF which will produce high-quality images in the online edition of the journal.
The corresponding author should be the one and only person who is willing and able to handle all correspondence with the journal editor, including responding to reviewers’ comments and proofreading the final version. Only one corresponding author would be accepted for each article.
Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in the author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of the addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.
So you should fill the Agreement/Statement form (PDF file) then upload it in the submission process. (Author Statements Form)
NOTE: The authors are required to provide their ORCID numbers at submission.
Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section.
Article Processing Charge (APC):
Iranian Authors* Non-Iranian Authors*
*updated in October 2020
The editorial team of this Journal will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) by the plagiarism detection software: www.crosscheck.ithenticate.com. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, JLMS will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts.
Articles can only be withdrawn before their acceptance, except in cases that contain errors or have been accidentally submitted twice.
Occasionally, articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like.
Articles that include errors, or are duplicates of or very similar to other published article(s), or are determined to violate the journals’ publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors, may be withdrawn.
For this purpose, a withdrawal letter must be emailed to the editorial office indicating the decision to withdraw and explaining the reason for withdrawal signed by the corresponding author and the submitting individuals’ signature.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
1. Copyright Rules
Upon publication, each author agrees that the “Laser application in Medical Sciences Research Center” is the copyright owner of the material published in “Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences”. The users are free to copy, distribute, and display the work; to make any reasonable noncommercial 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 “Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences” is notified in writing and is acknowledged as the original publication.
2. Author statements
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. So you should fill the agreement/statement form (PDF file) then upload it in the next stage.