The journal particularly welcomes contributions relevant to medical and paramedical investigations. This Journal accepts the following types of articles:
- Original/research articles
- Review articles
- Letters to the editor
- Brief report
- Case Report
Peer-Review System of Researcher Bulletin of Medical Sciences (RBMS): The editorial board to ensure their appropriateness relevant to the framework of the journal first reviews Manuscripts. The editors also exclude manuscripts if there are major faults in the methodology of research. Peer-reviews are handled anonymously and comments are discussed in weekly editorial sessions. Reviews are then sent to the corresponding authors for proposed modifications and the new version of the manuscript would be peer-reviewed for a second time by one or two reviewers. Finally the editorial board will decide to accept or reject an article. The editor can reject any article at any time before publication, including after acceptance if concerns arise about the integrity of the work.
Title page and manuscript text file should be separately submitted online via the online submission system.
Title page, including title of the article, authors' names, affiliations, and detailed information of corresponding authors; Phone and Fax number, Email, and Postal Address should be supplied and submitted as a separate file.
Manuscript text file should be prepared according to specific research reporting guidelines. In addition, declaration section including acknowledgment, funding, and authors' contribution, should be addressed at the end of the manuscript text in all types of the above-mentioned articles. All clinical trials should be registered in a registry of clinical trials approved 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 one of the suggested registries.
The journal adheres to the recommendations of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The main manuscript should carry the title, abstract, main text, acknowledgment, funding, authors' contribution, references, figures, and tables of the paper. The preferred word processing format for the manuscript file is Microsoft Word version 2003 or newer. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with 2.5 cm margins on all sides. All abbreviations must be spelled out the first time used, followed by the abbreviated form in parentheses. Units of measurement must be complied with the International System of Units (SI). For indexing, three to five key words should be typed at the end of the abstract 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.
The manuscript should include:
1) Title Page:
The title page should include:
- The complete title of the manuscrip
- Authors first and last name, with their affiliations (i.e., the department and institution to which they are attached, city and country; where the actual work was done), and if available, the email address of each author.
- If an author has moved since the work described in the article was completed, or was visiting at the time, a “present address” (or “permanent address”) may be indicated as a footnote to author's nam The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main affiliation address. Superscript alphabetical letter are used for such footnotes.
- One author should be designated as the “corresponding author”. It is important to clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and post-publication.
- His/her contact details should be stated as: Email address (preferably academic email address), full postal address, and phone number (including country code, area code and phone number) for emergency call Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
All research articles must accompany a structured abstract up to 400 words. It should be structured as Aims of the Study, Materials & Methods, Results, and Conclusions followed by at least 4 to 6 Keywords. Keywords will assist indexers in cross-indexing the article as they are published with abstract. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).
3) The Full Text:
The full text should not be more than 4000 words and must include:
This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should have data or conclusions of the study.
Materials & Methods:
This should include exact method or observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacturer’s name and address should be given in parenthesis. If the method is established, give reference but if the method is new, provide adequate information so another person is able to perform it. If a drug is used, its generic name, dose and route of administration must be given. For patients, age, sex with mean age ± standard deviation must be given. Statistical methods must be mentioned and specify any general computer program used. The information system used should be clearly mentioned.
It must be presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations. The contents of the tables should not be all 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 section) to clarify their contents.
This should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other works done in the field. The detailed data should not be repeated in the discussion again. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.
Footnotes section includes:
- Acknowledgements: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgement section. It should include persons who provided technical help, writing assistance and departmental head that only provided general support. The abstract should reflect the content of the article accurately
- Funding/Support: Financial and material support should be acknowledg
- Conflict of Interests: Authors should declare any conflict of interest. When authors submit a manuscript, whether an article or a letter, they are responsible for disclosing all ﬁnancial and personal relationships that might bias their work. To prevent ambiguity, authors must state explicitly whether potential conflicts do or do not exist.
References: All manuscripts should be accompanied by relevant references. The author should ensure reference to locally published studies by doing proper literature search. It may not be possible for the editor and reviewers to check the accuracy of all reference citations. To minimize such errors author should verify references against the original documents. Only references in Vancouver Style will be accepted for reviewing. For more information on how to cite according the Vancouver Style citation please refer to the following online eBook:
Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers; 2nd edition; Karen Parties; Dan Wendling, Technical Editor National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007. URL:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/
Tables, Figures, Images, Photographs and Illustrations
Tables and ﬁgures should be inserted at the end of the text file.
The images, photos and illustrations should be sent separately in an appropriate format, which will produce high quality images in the online edition of the journal. Images generated at low resolution for display purposes are not acceptable.
Speciﬁc details on figure, equation, and table image quality can be found on the following webpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pub/filespec-images/
Tables: In limited numbers should be submitted with the captions and mounted at the end of the text file. Do not submit tables as photograph. Explanatory matters should be placed in footnotes, not in the heading.
Figures: Should be in limited numbers, with high quality artwork and mounted at the end of the text file. The captions should be placed below. The same data should not be presented in tables, other ﬁgures and text, simultaneously.
Abbreviations and Symbols
Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid using them in the title and abstract. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text, unless it is a standard unit of measurement. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.
The paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.
Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable.
- If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscrip
- Ethical considerations must be addressed in the “Materials & Methods” section.
- If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) (i.e., institutional review board or ethics review committee) has approved them.
- For those investigators who do not have formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki should be follo
- Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that the written informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human Please state that written informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Also, please state the manner in which a written informed consent was obtained from the study participants.
- The privacy rights of human subjects must always be
- Editors may request that authors provide documentation of the formal review and recommendation from the institutional review board or ethics committee responsible for oversight of the study.
- The authors should ensure that they have written entirely the original work, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or q
- When an author discovers a signiﬁcant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a signiﬁcant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
Note: The journal requirements are in accordance with the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, drawn up by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (URL: http://icmje.org). Once published, all copies of the manuscript, correspondence and artwork will be held for 6 months before disposal.