Submission of a manuscript to Clinical Neuroscience must constitute of original research not previously published, and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts submitted under multiple authors are reviewed on the assumption that all listed authors have agreed on the submission and that a copy of the final manuscript has been approved by all authors. Manuscripts are first reviewed by the section editors to ensure their appropriateness relevant to the framework of the journal. The manuscript would be peer-reviewed by related specialists. If accepted, the article shall not be published elsewhere, without the consent of the Editors and Publisher.
Declaration of Copyright in the journal website
Manuscripts of length up to a maximum of 8000 words will be considered for publication. Articles should be written in English, and double spaced with wide margins. The layout and style should adhere strictly to the instructions given and in particular, the reference style of Clinical Neuroscience. The author(s) must declare that all experiments on human subjects were conducted with the adequate understanding and written consent of the subjects. When experimental animals are used, the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. All animal experiments must be approved by local animal care and use committees.
Submission items include Cover Letter, Reviewer Suggestions (at least 3), Manuscript including Title Page, Abstract, Main text (Original Paper: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion), Acknowledgements, References and Tables/Figure Legends, Tables and Figures. Text files (double-spaced) of the manuscript should be supplied in Microsoft Word format.
Type of Articles:
Title Page: This page should contain the following items: (i) complete title (preferably no chemical formulas or arbitrary abbreviations); (ii) full names of all authors; (iii) complete affiliations of all authors; (iv) the number of text pages of the whole manuscript (including figures and tables) and the number of figures and tables; (v) running title; (vi) the name and complete address of the corresponding author (as well as telephone number, facsimile number and E-mail address, and if available URL address) to whom correspondence and proofs should be sent.
Running title: A maximum of 7 characters with spaces should be provided.
Abstract: Provide a succinct and factual abstract (maximum to 350 words) for your manuscript.
Abstract could be structured or unstructured. Structured abstract for "Original Article" should consist of four paragraphs recognizing the background, methods, results, and conclusions used in the manuscript. The abstract should state briefly, respectively, the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient results, and what the authors conclude from the results. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined when they first mentioned in the abstract itself.
Keywords: A maximum of 7 keywords or phrases should be provided; preferably, these should be selected from the body of the text.
Main text: In general, the main text of the manuscript should be organized as follows: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References.
The list of references should be arranged and numbered in order of appearance in the text, not alphabetically. The appropriate number should be inserted as superscript in the text. The full titles of the quoted publications should be listed. List the first six authors followed by “et al.”. Examples:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347(4):284–7.
Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002.
Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: www.cancer-pain.org.
A full list of examples can be found at the National Library of Medicine website.
Notes: Please check with Vancouver Style for any specific referencing or formatting requirements.
Illustrations: Illustrations will appear either across a single column (8 cm) or a whole page (15 cm). The illustrations should be numbered in Arabic numerals according to the sequence of appearance in the text, where they are referred to as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. Figure legends should be concise and clear and should not duplicate the body of the text. Each illustration must have a title and an explanatory legend. The title should be part of the legend and not be reproduced on the figure itself. The legends should be placed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript and begin with the number of the illustration they refer to. All symbols and abbreviations used in the figure must be explained. Also, please indicate their appropriate locations in the manuscript.
Tables: Tables should be so constructed that they, together with their captions and legends, will be intelligible with minimal reference to the text. Tables of numerical data should each be typed (with double-spacing) on a separate page, numbered in sequence in Arabic numerals (Table 1, 2, etc.) and referred to in the text as Table 1, Table 2, etc. The title of the table should appear above it. A detailed description of its contents and footnotes should be given below the body of the table. Also, please indicate their appropriate locations in the manuscript.
Figures: Insert figures at the end of the manuscript file after the references if possible, or upload your figures separately. But as first mentioned, if this does not work well for complex, it should be sent in a separate file. Please do not imprint the figures in the word text. Descriptions for all figures should be included in the file with the text and should not appear on the figures. Pictures, photos, and figures must be submitted, in the acceptable form of GIF, JPG, PDF, PPT, and TIF files. If they are in MS Word format, they should be included in the manuscript file. Please describe and clearly indicate all modifications, selective digital adjustments, or electronic enhancements in all digital images. It is permissible to send low-resolution images for peer review, although we may ask for high-resolution files at a later stage.
Proof Reading: A computer prints out 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.
The Corresponding Author: 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 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 addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Authors are required to provide their ORCID numbers at submission.
Ethical guidelines: When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutions or a national research council's guide for, or any national law on, the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983.
This means that the authors must make a clear statement that the laws which apply to them in their own country were followed. Ethical considerations must be addressed in a separate paragraph at the end of the paper. 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.
Clinical Trials: Original research papers that report a randomized controlled trial, should comply with the guidelines provided by the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) group. Also, supplying the manuscript with a CONSORT flowchart diagram is highly encouraged. Researchers who would like to publish their clinical trial reports in Emergency are strongly encouraged to register their studies in a registry of clinical trials proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). As an option, the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT) is a registry suggested by WHO.
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.
Acknowledgements: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, such as a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support should be listed in the acknowledgments. Financial and material support should also be recognized in the acknowledgments.