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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.

  • I have signed and will upload the "Author Statements Form". (⛔Mandatory⛔)
  • I have provided and will upload the "Title Page". (⛔Mandatory⛔)
  • I have seen the "Publication Fee" page exactly and was informed of its rules.
  • I have used the Laser Parameter Items or Table (See Author-guideline)
  • For better English writing, certification is recommended. (See Author-guideline)
  • The authors can introduce potential reviewers to the Editor in the field of their research.

JLMS publishes Original Papers, Review or Systematic-Meta analysis Articles, Case Reports/Series, Brief reports, photo essays, Letters to the Editor, and commentary in the fields of LASER or lights in any area 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.


Types of Articles and Standards Necessary

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 before submitting their manuscripts to the journal. We suggest using some of the services listed below:

1️⃣ http://www.medicaljournaleditors.com  
2️⃣ https://americanmanuscripteditors.com 
3️⃣ https://Articlex.ir
4️⃣ http://www.iranvirayeshcenter.com

All of the manuscripts should contain a Title pageStructured abstract (for original articles)keywords, introduction, methods or case presentation, result, discussionconclusionEthical consideration or informed consentConflict of interest, acknowledgment, and references.

  • Original Articles: The length of the text should be limited to 4500 words, excluding the references. For Example PDF

  • Randomized Controlled Trials: Based on the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org), randomized controlled trials must be registered in a public trial registry [e.g., World Health Organization's (WHO) International Clinical Trial Registry Platform (ICTRP) and the registration number should be stated at the end of the Abstract section. Registration in the following trial registers is acceptable:

1️⃣ www.clinicaltrials.gov

2️⃣ Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT)

3️⃣ International Clinical Trial Registry Websites

4️⃣ www.ISRCTN.org

5️⃣ www.umin.ac.jp/ctr/index/htm

6️⃣ www.anzctr.org.au

7️⃣ www.trialregister.nl

Authors are encouraged to complete the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) flow chart (http://www.consort-statement.org) to prevent the omission of valuable information.  For Example  PDF


  • Review Articles: The Editor requested this, but JLMS will also accept submitted reviews. The authors of review articles are invited to contact the Editorial Office before preparing a review article. Both solicited and unsolicited review articles are subjected to editorial reviews, such as the original papers. This type of article should be limited to 5000 words. For more information about how to write a review article, you can see the PRISMA checklistFor Example  PDF

  • Systematic Review/Meta-Analyses: For systematic reviews or meta-analyses of randomized trials and other evaluation studies, use the PRISMA checklist and Flowchart and the PRISMA structured abstract checklist when writing the structured abstract. For Example  PDF

  • Case Reports and Brief Reports: Should not exceed 2000 words. Both should include the structured abstract, keywords, case presentation, discussion, informed consent, acknowledgment, references, and 1 to 4 figures. The submission package should contain unnecessary documentation of the case(s) like pathology and laboratory test reports. Brief reports should not have more than one figure and table. Guidelines To Writing a Clinical Case Report or CARE. For Example  PDF

  • Case Series: It includes all of the reports about the special treatment and new procedures in some limited cases with good results but not confirmed yet internationally as a global choice. It should be limited to 2500 words. Both should include the structured abstract, keywords, case presentation, discussion, informed consent, acknowledgment, and references.

  • Photo Essay: It is a quiz-type article that should be presented with a high-quality picture, a brief history of the photograph, and a question about the best intervention modality. It should be limited to 2500 words.

  • Letters to the Editor: Letters, less than 500 words, should discuss articles published in the Journal during the previous six months. Letters will undergo peer-review processing and will be edited for clarity. For Example  PDF

  • Commentary: J Lasers Med Sci accepts the comment(s) from the experts in the shape of a Commentary Letter, not more than 1000 words. 

Submission Manuscript Necessary: 

Manuscript submission to this journal is only possible through the Journal's Online Paper Submission page. The manuscript should accompany a cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief, including title and author(s) name, and undertaking that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere. If the manuscript was earlier submitted to some other journals and was rejected, the authors must provide complete 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 and 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 (300 dpi and more than 100 KB) images in the Journal's online edition.

The Title Page: The title page should carry the following information:

  • ✅ Article Title (limited to 100 characters)

  • ✅ Short Title or Running Title (50 characters limit shorter Title for headers)

  • ✅ Author Names (First Name/Middle Name/ Last name)

  • ✅ Institutional Affiliations of all authors in order of appearance in author names. The degree is not included in the affiliation.

  • ✅ Contact information for all authors, including the E-mail and ORCID ID. The corresponding author should indicate clearly whether their e-mail address can be published. 

  • ✅ Word Count: Abstract and Body (excluding abstract, illustrations, and references)

  • ✅ Conflict of Interest Statement: Authors are expected to disclose any commercial associations or sources of support that might pose a conflict of interest regarding the submitted article.

  • ✅ Key Words – Relevant words or short phrases that aid search engines or indexes in finding your work (use MeSH headings if possible). 

  • Authors’ Contribution, Add author full names for contributor roles according to the below list if applicable.
    Data curation:
    Formal analysis:
    Funding acquisition:
    Project administration:
    Writing–original draft:
    Writing–review editing:


Abstract:  All of the articles must accompany a structured abstract. It should be structured as Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion followed by 3 to 5 Keywords. Abstracts are the only substantive portion of the article indexed in many electronic databases and the only portion many readers read. Authors must be careful that they accurately reflect the content of the article in the abstract. They may be formatted differently and may have different ranges depending on the article type. 

Introduction:  This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study.

Methods:  This should include the exact way observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacturer's name and address should be given in parentheses. Please note that any article dealing with laser details such as type of laser, energy, pulse duration, and spot size should be mentioned precisely (below table). If the method is established, give a reference but if the technique is new, give enough information so that another author can perform it. If a drug is used, its generic name, dose, and route of administration must be provided. For patients, age, and sex with mean age ± standard deviation should be given. The statistical method must be mentioned and specify any computer software used.

  • Table: Items for Laser Parameters:

    • Type of laser

    • Emission mode

    • Time on/Time off

    • Delivery system

    • Energy distribution

    • Peak power

    • Average power

    • Spot diameter at the focus

    • Focus spot area

    • Spot diameter at the tissue

    • Focus-to-tissue

    • Spot area at the tissue

    • Peak power density at spot area

    • Peak power density at the tissue

    • Average power density at spot area

    • Average power density at the tissue

    • Beam divergence

    • Water irrigation

    • Air and aspirating airflow

Results: It must be presented in the form of text, tables, and illustrations. The contents of the tables should not be repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table number may be given. Long articles may need sub-headings within some sections (especially the Results and Discussion parts) to clarify their contents.

Discussion:  This should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other work done in the field by other workers. The detailed data should not be repeated in the discussion. Emphasize the new and essential aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, or false, or no conclusions can be derived.

Conclusion: This provides closure to the research and leaves readers with a lasting impression.

Ethical consideration: Please see

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

Tables:  In limited numbers should be submitted with the legends placed above. Do not submit tables as photographs. Place explanatory matters in footnotes, not in the heading.

Figures: They should be in limited numbers, with high-quality artwork, and mounted on separate pages. The legends should be placed below. The same data should not be presented in tables, figures, and text, simultaneously.


The reference style in this journal follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors-uniform guidelines (ICMJE)-Vancouver style (for more information, visit: http://www.icmje.org/index.html#reference). Reference to accepted but not yet published articles should be marked as "In Press" in parentheses after confirmation of acceptance is obtained by the author(s). Theses and manuscripts in the submission are not accepted as references in this Journal. Articles still in the submission stage should be cited as personal communication, data not shown, or unpublished data. "et al." should be used after the 6th author for papers with more than six authors. Refer to a current issue of the Journal for additional examples of correct style and format.

  •  Journal names should be abbreviated according to PubMed, but journals not listed with PubMed should be spelled out in full.

  • The Reference should provide the following information as stated in the presented models as follows:  

    1. Article: Tallab TM, Bahamdam KA, Mirdad S, Johargi H, Mourad MM, Ibrahim K, et al. Cutaneous leishmaniasis: Schedules for intralesional treatment with sodium stibogluconate. Int J Dermatol. 1996;35(2):594-7.doi:10.1590/S1677-54492007000300009 

    2. For help and other examples, See the published articles on the journal's website

    3. Reference Validity: Based on our policy JLMS, at least 80% of the references must be retrieved from valid sources and have DOI. Crossref Simple Text Query can detect the number of valid references.

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.


Ethical Considerations:

Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section. The JMLS follows the Core Practices and flowcharts regulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), to handle potential misconduct.

  1. Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and minors' parents or legal guardians. 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 comply with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals or those of your Institute or agency.

  3. Case report articles are not obliged to show the "Ethical Approval Code." However, it is strongly recommended to obtain written and signed informed consent from patients/ guardians for publishing the case report.

Plagiarism Policy & Check:

When an author tries to present the work of someone else as his or her own, it is called plagiarism. In addition, when an author uses a considerable portion of his or her own previously published work in a new one without properly citing the reference, it is called a duplicate publication sometimes also referred to as self-plagiarism. This may range from publishing the same article in another journal to 'salami-slicing', which adds little new data to the previous article.

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.  Suppose suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication. In that case, JLMS will act according to COPE's code of conduct and flowcharts




Delay in submitting the revisions by the author

Please note that the manuscript will be archived if the authors do not submit a revised version within 3 months of receiving the revision request.
Additionally, if a revised version is submitted after the end of the three months and acceptable reasons are provided for the delay, re-activation of the submission will depend on the editorial board's decision.