1. Aims and Scope: The “Journal of Guilan University of
Medical Sciences “is the official scientific quarterly
publication of the Guilan University of Medical Sciences. 2. This Journal accepts Original
Papers, Review Articles, case reports in the fields of Medical Sciences.
3. Submission: Always submit four copies of the
article and two sets of photographs, illustration, diagrams etc with electronic
files on floppy disc to mentioned address. 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 with the sign of all authors. 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 Microsoft word 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 Journal of Guilan University of Medical Sciences. 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: http://www.Journal.gums.ac.ir
4. The manuscript should include: Title
page; the Abstract; Introduction; Materials &
Methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgement and
5. The title page: The complete title of the manuscript, 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
6. The Abstract:
All original articles must accompany a structured abstract up to 250 words. It
should be structured as Introduction, Objective, Materials and 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 (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).
Authors need to be careful that the abstract reflects the content of the
article accurately. 7. 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.
8. Materials and 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. 9. 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.
10. Discussion and Conclusion: 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.
11. 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.
12. 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. 13. 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
14. 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. The Reference should provide the following information as
stated in the presented models as follows: Article: Maynard C,
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Chapter: Willace JF. Disorders Caused by Venom, Bites and Stings.
In: Wilson JD, Braunwald E, Isselbucher KJ. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 12th Edition.
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Bannister D. Gray's Anatomy. 37th Edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 1989: 96-265.
Electronic files: Morse SS. Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases.
Emerg Infect Dis [Serial Online] 1995 Jan. Mar[Cifeg 1996 Jun 5]: 1(1): [24
Screens]. Available From:URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm
15. Proof Reading: A computer print 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. 16. 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.
17. The corresponding author: Will be supplied with
5 free issues. 18. Ethical guidelines: Ethical considerations must be
addressed in the Materials and Methods section. 1) 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. 2) Indicate in the text that the
maintenance and care of experimental animals complies with National Institutes
of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your
Institute or agency.
19. 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. 20. Page charges: There are no charges for publication in this Journal for universities,
Libraries, researchers and etc.
Copyright: The entire contents of the Journal of
Guilan University of Medical Sciences are protected under international
copyrights. This Journal is for your personal noncommercial use. You may not
modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, or publish any materials contained
on the Journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate
22. Peer review process: All manuscripts are considered to be
confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 2 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. 23. Disposal of material: Once published, all copies of the
manuscript, correspondence and artwork will be held for 6 months before
The Final Checklist
The authors must ensure that before submitting the manuscript for
publication, they have taken care of the following:
1. Title page should contain title,
name of the author/co-authors, their qualifications, designation &
institutions they are affiliated with and mailing address for future
correspondence, E-mail address, Phone & Fax number. 2. Abstract in Structured format up to
3. References mentioned as stated in
the Instruction to Authors section.4. Tables should be typed on separate
6. Make sure for Headings of Tables,
their numbers and Captions of illustrations. Don’t repeat the information in
tables if it is covered in the text. 7. Photographs / illustrations along
with their captions.
8. Manuscript in Triplicate
9. Letter of Undertaking signed by all
the authors.10. Disclosure regarding source of
funding and conflict of interest if any besides approval of the study from
respective Ethics Committee/Institution Review Board.
11. Covering Letter12. Electronic File in CD (latest
version of windows) for edition
Editor-in-Chief, Sobhani A.R.Ph D.
of Guilan University of Medical Sciences
Box: 41938-93345, Iran