Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

Short Guideline:

1. The abstract must be structured (i.e., Background and objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion). 

2. Highlights of the study should be included as a table with (a) What is current knowledge? (b) What is new here?

3. Ethical approval and Competing interests should be stated. The authorship form should be signed by all authors.

4. References should meet the format of the journal (Standard Vancouver style) and cited using a citation managing software.

General Information

Jorjani Biomedicine Journal (JBJ)-formerly known as Hakim Jorjani Journal "eISSN: 2588-4859" is a peer-reviewed international journal for biomedical sciences. JBJ publishes original research articles, reviews, short communications and case reports dealing with all aspects of biological and biomedical sciences at molecular, clinical and functional dimensions.  

Main Considerations

Structure and Preparation of Manuscripts

Types of Articles

Prepared Manuscripts should be presented in one of the following formats:

Original Research Articles
A full-length original research article (up to ~5000 words, including tables, figures, and references) presents novel findings relevant to the Aims and Scope of the Journal.

Review Articles
Review articles are invited by the editorial office of the journal or submitted by the authors who are interested in publishing their review papers. A full-length Review [up to ~8000 words, including tables, figures, and references (100-160)] provides a summary and discussion of the relevant literature about any topic covered within the Aims and Scope of the Journal. Authors should refer to at least three papers/works of themselves in the subject which they write a review on.

Systematic Reviews
These types of publications should report the clear narrow research question and a reproducible methodology including: a replicable comprehensive search protocol to capture published and unpublished researches, screening process based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, PRISMA follow diagram, quality assessment process of studies and assessment of risk of bias, unbiased reasons for exclusion of studies, verified quality assessment tools used in the review, data extraction tools, and qualitative and quantitative analysis (meta-analysis) methods.

Short Communications
Communications are preliminary reports (up to ~2000 words, including tables, figures, and references).

Commentaries and Letters
Commentaries/Letters (up to ~1500 words, including tables, figures, and references) are the explanatory discussions of a previously published article. These types of publications support, discuss or dispute previously published articles. If such a Commentary/Note criticizes an article already published in JBJ, then the authors of the original article will be given a chance to respond in the same issue in which the Commentary is published.

General Considerations

  • There are no page charges for publication in the JBJ.
  • The manuscript should be written in good English (Currently, accepted articles in Perisan can benefit from free of charge English translation and and Editing options).
  • In general, the main sections in the manuscript must be bolded. First subsections should be bolded and italicized, the second subsection should be only italicized and successive subsections should be written with 2 fonts smaller than the font of other sections. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
  • All manuscripts must be typed double-spaced, single column, in size 12 font and adequate margins should be left.
  • No manuscripts submitted to the Journal can exceed 8000 words.
  • Submitted manuscripts to the JBJ should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere which should be stated in the cover letter.

Original Research Articles

Full research papers present original high-quality primary research that has not been previously published elsewhere which should be prepared accordingly;

Title Page
  • Title - A concise and informative title directed at the general reader. Lengthy systematic names and complicated/numerous chemical formula should, therefore, be avoided where possible.
  • Authors’ names - Full names (First, Middle and Last) for all the authors of an article should be provided and specified with the superscript number(s) for the affiliation(s) (e.g., Mark Junior Smiths1). The name of the corresponding author(s) should be specified with an asterisk after name (e.g., Mark Junior Smiths1*). Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly.
  • Affiliation - Affiliation of all the authors should be given and specified with the superscripted number before address (e.g., 1 Faculty of …..). Email addresses of all the authors should be mentioned in title page as well as Online Submission System.
  • Running title - A very short running title should be provided on the title page.
  • Corresponding author - Full address, telephone, and fax numbers (with country and area code) and email of the corresponding author(s) should be stated.

Main Document

The main document of the manuscript should include "title" not the "title page" at the top. The author is the responsible person for anonymity of article. Therefore, author names should not be provided in the main document.

Abstract Page
  • Abstract - A factual concise and informative abstract (up to 250 words) is required for every manuscript. The abstract should briefly state the Background and objectives and Methods of the research, the Results and Conclusion. References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, however, if necessary, they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
  • Keywords - Immediately after the abstract, 3-6 relevant keywords should be included using American spelling and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. Notice: Readers increasingly use search engines to find literature using keywords; thus recognizable and searchable keywords should be provided to maximize the visibility of the article.
  • "Abstract" and following "keywords" should be placed at the top of "main document" after the "title".
Introduction
This section should clearly and briefly (up to 600 words) provide an adequate background with relevant references, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. The last paragraph should address the main objectives of the work.

Materials and Methods
This section should provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced, with details of the supplier (i.e., company’s name, city, country) and catalog number when appropriate. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. The company’s name, city, and country of the manufacturer of the major equipment should be given. Unexpected hazards encountered during the experimental work should be noted. Any unusual hazards inherent in the use of chemicals, procedures or equipment in the investigation should be clearly identified. In cases where a study involves the use of live animals or human subjects, the author should include a statement that all experiments were performed in compliance with the relevant laws and institutional guidelines, and also state the institutional committee(s) that has approved the experiments. They should also include a statement that informed consent was obtained for any experimentation with human subjects. As JBJ follows ICMJE, please consider their Guideline for more information.

Results
Results should be clear, descriptive and concise. Attention should be paid to the matter of significant figures and tables.
  • The same data should not be presented in more than one figure or in both a figure and a table.
  • Basically, as a rule, interpretation of the results should be reserved for the discussion section of a Full Original Research Article.
  • If necessary, results and discussion sections can be combined in a single section in 'Short Communication' type of article.
Discussion
The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work (without repeating them) in comparison with other similar reports.
  • A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate for 'Short Communications'.
  • Extensive citations and discussion of published literature should be avoided.
Conclusion
The main question of the work should be very concisely stated and the final conclusions of the study may be presented in a short “Conclusions” section, which may stand-alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or ‘Results and Discussion’ section(s).

Acknowledgements
Authors should acknowledge any scientific, technical, statistical and financial supports. Contributors other than co-authors may be very briefly acknowledged in a separate paragraph at the end of the paper. All sources of funding should be declared. Also, authors could mention any extra notes pertaining to the paper including notes on presentation of the paper in poster or oral format in conferences.

Ethical Issues

Ethical Issues is an obligatory section in all types of articles. If there is no ethical issue to be considered, please declare it as “not applicable” or “None to be declared”. Every experimental or clinical study may raise controversial ethical issues (e.g., Institutional Ethical Approval for working with the animal or human subjects). Thus, JBJ expects all authors, reviewers, and editors to consider COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), ICMJE and Equator Network’s reporting guidelines in medical ethics plus scientific writing. If any, authors should state related declaration(s), unless otherwise the following sentence should be given “None to be declared”.
Please take a look at the following guidelines provided by COPE for editors and reviewers that may be helpful for authors, too:
Competing Interests
Editors and reviewers of JBJ declared no conflict of interests and authors must declare any conflict of interests of contributed authors very briefly in a separate paragraph at the end of the paper.
All sources of funding should be declared; unless otherwise the following sentence should be given “Authors declare no conflict of interests”.

 

Study Highlights

A section entitled “Study highlights” should be included before references. The section will contain two subsections: 1) What is current knowledge? 2) What is new here?
Please prepare these subsections as bulleted points up to about 15-20 words, either in phrases or complete sentences.

References

Arrange references as a simple list at the end of your manuscript based on Vancouver Endnote style. In references, the journal titles should be abbreviated according to MEDLINE journal abbreviations. Check journal abbreviations using PubMed. If the journal is not listed in PubMed, then it should be written out in full.
  • Authors are responsible for the accuracy of cited references and these should be checked before the manuscript is submitted.
  • Only one publication can be listed for each number.
  • Published conference abstracts, numbered patents, and preprints on recognized servers may be included in reference lists, but text, grant details, and acknowledgments may not.

Text

Submit your text in DOC, DOCX or RTF format. You may embed figures or tables in this document or as separate files.

Tables

  • Tables should be inserted into the main text with the relevant caption at top, immediately after their mention in the manuscript. Meanwhile, remember that captions should not be a row/column of the table.
  • Be prepared with real rows and columns and not aligned with tabs, returns, or spaces.
  • Multi-part tables with varying numbers of columns or multiple footnotes should be organized as separate tables.
  • Be plain with NO colors, shading, or graphics.
  • Should not contain inserted text boxes, tables within tables or cells within cells.
  • Should be cited in numerical order upon their first mention.
  • Symbols and abbreviations should be defined immediately below the table, followed by an essential brief description.

Figures

  • Figures/illustrations must be cited within the main text in numerical order and legends should be provided at the end of the manuscript and not appear on the figures.
  • Figures must be prepared in one of the following formats: Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF or TIFF) for photography or microscopy, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) for illustrations or diagrams, enhanced metafile (emf) for Chembioffice files, PDf for Matlab, windows metafile (wmf) for mathtype software. Excel charts should be submitted in their original format, i.e., editable file in Word, not in a graphical format.  The editors may request to see these data (e.g., Office, SPSS and other line art images).
  •     All digitized images submitted with the manuscript must be of high quality; that is, resolutions of at least 300 dpi for color figures, 600 dpi for greyscales and 1200 dpi for line arts.
  •     Histograms should be prepared in a simple, two-dimensional format, with no background grid.
  •     Make sure that any specific patient/hospital details are removed or blacked out (e.g., X-rays, MRI scans, etc).
  •     If photographs of patients are used, they should not be identifiable. However, do not use a black bar to obscure a patient’s identity.
  •     Lettering in figures (e.g., labeling of axes) should be in lower-case type, with the first letter capitalized and no full stop. All text should be in a sans-serif typeface, preferably Arial.
  •     Submit multi-panel figures (with labeled parts as a,b,c,d,..) as a grouped file.

Submission

Authors should ensure that papers conform to the scientific instructions and style aforementioned. In order to accelerate the publication process, the Journal requires that manuscripts be submitted online using Online Submission System facility of the journal.

JBJ offers a completely digital submission, review, and production process. At the time of submission of a manuscript, thus, it is advised to prepare production-quality files beforehand to speed up the process. It is advised that authors follow the given guidelines above; unless otherwise, the submission will be returned to the authors for additional revision which may decelerate the manuscript evaluation process and hence delay publication.  Thus careful attention is fully applied by the editorial members of the journal.

Authors are required to register to create an account for submission at the Online Submission System. They can also follow on-screen instructions and the system will provide the essential guide through the submission process.
After creation of an account, authors are able to exit/re-enter in the account at any stage.
All submissions are kept strictly confidential.






 


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