Guide for Authors

According to new legislation, the editorial board of Jundishapur Scientific Medical Journal was decided:

1. The papers must be submitted via the website of the Journal

2. Agreement letter based on authenticity, signed by all authors should be sent.(Download)

3.Submission and publication for authors are free of charge.

Aims and Scope:

 “The Jundishapur Scientific Medical Journal “is the official scientific bimonthly double blind peer reviewed publication of the Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. This journal well comes all scientific contributions including reviews and multidisciplinary research subjects. The purpose of publishing this journal is to publish the results of the best research in the field of improving the level of medical sciences.

This Journal accepts Original Papers, Review Articles, Short Communications, Case Report and Letters to the Editor in the fields of Medical Sciences

Submission: 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 Journal and was rejected, the authors must provide full information for proper analysis. Manuscript should be typed in double space on one side of the A-4 size paper with clear margins on both sides. Tables as well as illustrations should be typed and drawn on a separate paper. Do not submit tables as photographs. In case of electronic submission of the manuscript the authors must declare that it is being exclusively contributed to The Jundishapur Scientific Medical Journal. The text should be submitted 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. Submission is also acceptable via Journal URL:

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript should include: Title page; the Abstract; Introduction; Materials & Methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgement and References.

Agreement signed by all authors and scanned to be sent in the following Word file. (Download)

The title page: The complete title of the manuscript, Running Title, the name of all the authors with their highest qualifications, the department or institution to which they are attached, address for correspondence with telephone numbers, e-mail, and Fax number.

The Abstract: All original articles should be structured as Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion followed by 3 to 5 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 ( ). The abstract should be at least 150 and at most 250 words, depending on the type of article.

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.

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, give enough information so that another author 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 method must be mentioned and specify any general computer program used. The Info system used should be clearly mentioned.

Results: 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 parts) to clarify their contents.

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

Figures: Should be in limited numbers, with high quality art work and mounted on separate pages. The captions should be placed below. The same data should not be presented in tables, figures and text, simultaneously.

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 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.

Conclusion: The article should be clear and concise about the findings of the article.

Acknowledgement: 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 who only provided general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

References should be complied numerically according to the order of citation in the text in Vancouver style. References should optimally be prepared with EndNote software.

For the references credited to more than 6 authors please provide the name of the first six authors and represent the remaining authors by the phrase “et al.”

For various references please refer to “the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers”.

Listed below are sample reference

Journal Article:

Surname of the author or authors (distance) first letter dot name (.) Full article title dot (.) Abbreviation of the journal and year of comma (;) period (volume number) colon (:) start and end number of the page (.)


Jajarm HH, Mohtasham N, Rangiani A. Evaluation of oral mucosa epithelium in type II diabetic patients by an exfoliative cytology method. J Oral Sci 2008; 50(3): 335-40.

Complete Book:

 Surname of the author or authors of the chapter (space) the first letter of the name (.) The title of the chapter (.) Then the word (In :) Insert the rest of the information as in the previous paragraph.


Little JW, Falace DA, Miller CS, Rhodus NL. Dental management of the medically compromised patients. 7th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier; 2008. P. 212.

 Chapter in Book:

Surname of the author or authors of the chapter (space) The first letter of the name (.) The title of the chapter (.) Then the word (In :) Insert the rest of the information as in the previous paragraph.


Little JW, Falace DA, Miller CS, Rhodus NL. Dental management of the medically compromised patients. 7th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier; 2008. P. 212 

Conference presentations: 


Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and Security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, Editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th world congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. P. 1561-5.
 Materials from the Internet:

Surname and initials of the author(s). Title of the web page, publisher, last update date, access date, complete web address (URL)

Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001[cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: Accessed August 21, 2001.
Tables, Graphs and Figures

Details of formal ethical approval should be stated in the main body of the article.

Copyright: Ethics and malpractice statements of The Jundishapur Scientific Medical Journal, are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and pertain to all parties involved in the publishing: the editor, the peer reviewer and the author.

The publication of clinical trials in medical science journals should be registered at the Iranian Clinical Trial Registration Center (IRCT) at (

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.

Agreement Letter: Agreement signed by all authors and scanned to be sent in the following

 Review article
   It should be prepared according to one of the following styles:
− Systematic reviews: This kind of manuscripts should be in form of meta-analysis, meta-synthesis or without statistical analysis. These manuscripts contain original articles’ parts. They should contain 2500-7000 words.
− Non systematic reviews: This kind of manuscripts should be written by researchers who are expert in the related field. Different parts of such articles include abstract (with no structure), introduction, main text, and conclusion. They should contain at least 25 references and the range of 3000-10000 words including the references and captions.

 Case reports should include:

  • Title
  • Abstract with subheadings of Introduction, Case report, Conclusion.
  • 3-5 keywords should be indicated after Abstract. Keywords must be MeSH terms.
  • Introduction (importance and justification for the rareness of the case reported)
  • Case report
  • Discussion
  • References (references should be numbered consecutively in order of citation in the text, style should be according to the section of "Reference writing")

Letter to the editor
   It should be about criticism of previous articles in this journal or the others and analysis of a related scientific topic with journal scope. These manuscripts need no structure and have not abstract.
  Peer review process: This journal uses Double-blind pear review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. Authors have the right to communicate to the editor if they do not wish their manuscript to be reviewed by a particular reviewer because of potential conflicts of interest. No article is rejected unless negative comments are received from at least two reviewers

All manuscripts are considered to be confidential. They are peer reviewed by at least 3 anonymous reviewers selected by the Editorial Board. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor decision to accept, reject, or require modifications. If the manuscript is completely acceptable according to the criteria set forth in these instructions, it is scheduled for the next available issue.


Authors are not allowed to utilize verbatim text of previously published papers or manuscripts submitted elsewhere. All submitted manuscripts will be checked for possible similarity in any part of the work by plagiarism checkers. Based on the amount of plagiarism detected in a manuscript, will be passed to the authors and ask them to rephrase copied phrases or include as direct quotations with references. COPE’s flowcharts and guidelines are approached in cases in which plagiarism is detected.

The author or authors of the articles are responsible for the accuracy of the content.

The authors publishing under any license allowed by the journal retain all rights.