Guide for Authors

Editorial independence:

Although JHMI is supported financially by Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, it enjoys editorial freedom. The editors evaluate and accept articles based on their importance, originality, credibility, and adherence to the journal's goals and scope.

Our editorial policy conforms to the principles of editorial independence set forth by WAME.


Submission process:

Manuscripts should be submitted through the online submission system: ( )

Journal publication policy on charging author/authors:

The journal does not charge fees for submitting articles or peer review, nor does it charge authors to accept articles.

Scientific and primary screening:

JHMI staff review the structure and content of manuscripts to ensure compliance with standard structures (based on study type), journal scope, standard guidelines, quality and recency, and ethical issues. This stage triages the articles in the shortest possible time, helps the editors to make a fair final decision, and improves the quality of the articles by revising the manuscripts.


The peer review process:

Articles are primarily evaluated by our statisticians who review the articles for any methodological flaws, format and compliance with the journal's guidelines. Then a referral code is assigned and all future contacts must be based on this code. Through a double-blind review, articles will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers (peers). Their comments are sent to the authors, and their responses to the comments are evaluated along with the referees' comments by the editor and the final referee, who can be a member of the editorial board. The final review process will be discussed at regular editorial board meetings, and based on feedback, and the journal's scope, the editors will decide which articles should be published.


Ethical Considerations:

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE flowcharts and guidelines for dealing with ethical misconduct are considered. This journal also follows the guidelines mentioned in the recommendations for doing, reporting, editing, and publishing scientific works in medical journals. and be prepared to provide documentation when requested by editors.
issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) complies.

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Human and Animal Rights:

Research that involves humans (or animals) must adhere to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.

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• Informed consent:

All patients and research participants should be fully informed about the objectives of the study and any possible side effects of the medications and intervention. Informed written consent of the participants or their legal guardians is necessary for such studies. The magazine reserves the right to request relevant documents.


• Authorship:

According to the newly published recommendations for conducting, reporting, editing, and publishing scientific works in medical journals, by the ICMJE, "author" generally refers to someone who meets the following conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4.

1- significant contribution to the idea or design of the work; or to obtain, analyze, or interpret data for the work; And

2- Preparing the draft of the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content. And

3- The final approval of the publishable version. And

4- Agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are properly investigated and resolved.


• Conflict of interest:

We ask all authors to inform us of any “conflicts of interest” (eg, financial, personal, political, or academic) that could potentially affect their judgment. General institutional support for an author's time on the work should be distinguished from direct overall funding of the work. An appropriate funding statement might be: “This study was funded by A; Dr. F's time on the work was supported by B.”

Authors are preferably asked to submit the available uniform disclosure form through:

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• Plagiarism:

Authors are not allowed to use verbatim text of previously published articles or manuscripts submitted elsewhere. In cases where plagiarism is detected, COPE charts and guidelines are closely followed.


• Falsification of data:

Falsification is the omission or alteration of research materials, data, or processes so that the results of the research no longer accurately reflect the findings. Fabrication is the act of fabricating data or results and reporting them in research. Both of these misconducts constitute fraud and seriously alter the integrity of the research. Therefore, articles should be written based on original data and the use of fake or fabricated data is strictly prohibited.


• Manipulation of the image:

JHMI encourages authors to submit their own original images. All digital images in manuscripts accepted for publication will be checked for inappropriate manipulation. No particular feature in an image may be enhanced, obscured, moved, removed or introduced. Adjustments to brightness, contrast, or color balance are acceptable as long as they apply to the entire image and do not distort any information in the original, including the background. The editors of the original data will ask authors to compare the manipulated figures in cases where inappropriate manipulation is suspected.


• Copyright:

If the manuscript contains any previously published images or text, it is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission from the copyright holders. The author is responsible for obtaining and submitting original written permissions for all copyrighted material used in his manuscripts.


Withdrawal Policy:

JHMI uses the COPE flow chart for retracting a published article

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To determine if a published article should be retracted.


Transfer of copyright and authorship responsibilities:

Your article will not be published unless the copyright release form has been signed and received by JHMI (form available at

You hereby warrant that "this article is an original work, not previously published, and not intended for publication elsewhere in print or electronic form."


Requirements for various types of articles

Original articles: should include a structured abstract, 3-5 keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments (if any), references, a maximum of 4 tables, and 4 figures. Its length should not exceed 3000 words excluding references, abstracts, figures, and tables. 15-40 references should be mentioned for original articles.

Clinical Trials: The format is the same as the original articles. However, the CONSORT flow diagram should be added as a figure. RCTs should be registered and their registration number mentioned on the title page.

Brief reports: should include an unstructured abstract, 3-5 keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments (if any), references, maximum of 2 tables and figures. However, the word count should not exceed 2000 words. Mention 10-15 references.

Case report:  must include an unstructured abstract, 3-5 keywords, introduction, case presentation, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments (if applicable), references, up to 1 table, and up to 3 figures. 5-10 references should be mentioned. Case reports should ideally be accompanied by relevant figures to document findings.

Review Articles:

-Narrative reviews- must include at least 60 references. Abstracts should be unstructured. The word count should not be more than 4500 words. Narrative reviews should contain a critical evaluation of the current knowledge in the field.

-Systematic reviews- Systematic reviews of RCTs or observational studies are accepted by the journal. The study protocol must follow the PRISMA or MOOSE guidelines for systematic reviews of RCTs or observational studies, respectively. A maximum of 40 references can be cited. The abstract must be structured.

Letters to the Editor:  Letters should be less than 750 words. Correspondence regarding articles published in JHMI should be sent no later than 4 months after the original article was published. The letter is peer-reviewed and edited for clarity. A maximum of 5 references should be mentioned.

Photo Clinic: Figures containing a significant medical point are also acceptable. The photo clinic should include one or two high-quality figures and a description of the figures of no more than 500 words. A maximum of 5 references must be cited.


Paper preparation:

The cover letter must contain a statement that you will not resubmit your article to another journal until the review process is complete. Also please indicate if the authors have published or submitted related articles from the same study.


The title page of the article must contain 1) the title of the article. 2) the names of the authors; 3) The name of the institution in which the work was done. 4) running title (short form of the main title provided at the top of pages); and 5) full mailing address, telephone/fax number, and email address of the corresponding author. This page is without a number.


The ``What's known'' and ``What's new'' boxes should contain no more than 50 words to describe current knowledge about the topic of your paper in light of previous studies (what is known) and the novel point/results your paper adds to the literature (what It is) new.


Abstracts should be structured for original articles that present the background/objective of the study, methods, results, and conclusions. It should be no more than 250 words in total. number this page as page 1.

Abstracts of other types of contributions should be unstructured and provide essential information.

When summarizing a review article, a brief summary of the salient points should be addressed.

It is preferable not to mention abbreviations in the abstract.


Keywords used for indexing purposes. Each article should provide three to five keywords selected from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).


The introduction should provide background or background and state the purpose or goal of the study or observational research.


The method should clearly indicate the steps taken to obtain information. Be sure to include only the information that was available at the time the study design or protocol was written. It should be detailed (including controls, entry, and exit criteria, etc.) and may be broken down into sub-sections. It is better to avoid repeating the details of the standard techniques. Authors who used AI technology to conduct the study should describe its use in the methods section in sufficient detail to enable replication of the approach. including the tool used, version, and prompts where applicable.

Authors should refer to the CONSORT statement ( for reports of randomized controlled trials. All randomized clinical trials must be registered in any international RCT registry approved by the WHO. For the research conducted in Iran, it is recommended to register at IRCT ( ).

Reporting guidelines such as STROBE, STARD, and PRISMA help you produce high-quality research and provide all the information and evidence you need for a relevant methodology. EQUATOR NETWORK website will help you to use these instructions.

The software used for statistical analysis and describing the actual method should be mentioned.

It is better to present the details of the Methods part of the published article under the following specific subtitles:

Selection and Description of Participants

Data Collection and Measurements



The results should be presented in chronological order in text, table, and image. Organize the results according to their importance. They have to come from your own study.

Tables and figures must be cited in the order in which they appear in the text. By using Arabic numerals, the tables should be simple and should not repeat the information in the article. Figures should only be provided if they improve the paper. Submit high-resolution figures in jpeg or bitmap format for radiographic films, scans, and other diagnostic images, as well as images of pathology specimens or photomicrographs. If color photos are found to enhance the article, they will be published in the print edition of the journal at no additional charge. Type or print the legends for the figures on a separate page and explain the internal scale and identify the staining method in the photomicrographs.


The discussion should emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the results obtained from them. Possible mechanisms or explanations for these findings need to be investigated. Study limitations and implications of findings for future research or clinical practice should be discussed.


The conclusion should state the final result that the author or authors have reached. The results of other studies should not be presented in this section.


Additional materials such as video clips, questionnaires, etc. may be published in the online version of the magazine.


Any technical, general, financial, and material help or assistance that needs acknowledgment, but does not justify the author, can be mentioned at the end of the text as an acknowledgment.


References should be numbered in accordance with the order of citation in the text in Vancouver style. The number of references preferably should not exceed 40 for original articles, 15 for abstracts, and 10 for case reports. References should be made to published articles rather than to abstracts whenever possible. 

For references credited to more than 6 authors, please include the names of the first six authors and identify the remaining authors with the phrase "et al."

For various references please see the NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. (

Listed below are sample sources.

 Journal article:

• Gaydess A, Duysen E, Li Y, Gilman V, Kabanov A, Lockridge O, et al. Visualization of Exogenous Delivery of Nanoformulated Butyrylcholinesterase to the Central Nervous System. Chem Biol Interact. 2010; 187:295-8. doi 10.1016/j.cbi.2010.01.005. PubMed PMID: 20060815; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2998607.

• Javan S, Tabesh M. The effect of carbon dioxide on pulmonary vascular contraction. J Appl Physiol. In the 2005 edition

Complete book:

• Guyton AC: Textbook of Medical Physiology. 8th edition, Philadelphia, PA, Saunders, 1996.

Chapter in the book:

• Young VR. The role of skeletal muscles in the regulation of protein metabolism. In Munro HN, editor: Mammalian protein metabolism. Volume 4. San Diego; Academic; 1970. p. 585-674.


language and style :

Contributions must be in American English or English. The text should be clear and concise, conforming to accepted standards of English style and usage. Non-native speakers of English may be advised to seek help from professionals.

All material should be typed on numbered pages with double spacing. Abbreviations should be standard and used only when necessary after full explanation on first use. The editorial board reserves the right to edit submitted manuscripts to conform to the style of the journal. In any case, the responsibility for the published material rests with the authors.


Error correction:

A journal publishes an errata when an actual error is documented in a published item.



For more information, contact the editorial office:

Phone: +98 7138704323

fax: +98 71 32340783



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Checklist for submission preparation

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check their submissions for compliance with all of the following, and submissions may be returned to authors who do not follow these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for review (or an explanation has been provided in the comments to the editor).
  2. The submitted file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document format.
  3. Where available, web addresses are provided for reference.
  4. The text is single-spaced. It uses a 12-point font. Uses italics instead of underscores (except URL addresses). And all the pictures, figures, and tables are placed in the appropriate places in the text and not at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements contained in the author guidelines, found in About the Journal.
  6. When submitting to the peer-reviewed section of the journal, guidelines are followed to ensure blind review.



All manuscripts should include the following sections under the heading "Declarations":

  1. thanks
  2. Authors' contributions
  3. Funds
  4. Ethics approval and consent for the company
  5. Consent for publication
  6. Competitive interests

Please see below for more details on the information that should be included in these sections.

If any section does not apply to your manuscript, please enter the title and write "not applicable" for that section.



Please acknowledge anyone who contributed to the article who does not meet the authorship criteria, including anyone who provided professional writing services or materials. Use of AI for writing assistance should be reported in the acknowledgment section.

Authors must obtain permission from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgments section.

If you don't have someone to accept, please write "not applicable" in this section.


Authors' contribution:

The authors' individual contributions to the manuscript should be acknowledged in this section.

Please use initials to indicate each author's contribution to this section, for example: "FC analyzed and interpreted the patient data on hematologic disease and transplantation. RH performed the renal histological examination and contributed to the writing All authors read and approved the final manuscript.



All funding sources for reported research must be declared. The role of the funding body in study design and data collection, analysis and interpretation, and in writing the manuscript should be declared.


Ethics approval and consent for the company:

Manuscripts reporting studies involving human participants, human data, or human tissue must: Include a statement about ethics approval and consent (even where the need for approval has been waived) Include the name of the ethics committee that approved the study and the committee's reference number if any be necessary Studies involving animals must include a statement of ethical approval, and for experimental studies involving animals owned by the client, authors must also include a statement of informed consent from the client or owner. If your manuscript does not report on or does not involve the use of, any animal or human data or tissue, please indicate "not applicable" in this section.


Consent for publication:

If your manuscript contains personal data in any form (including any personal details, images, or videos), consent to publication must be obtained from that person or, in the case of their children, parents, or legal guardians. All case report submissions must have consent for publication. You must not send us the form after submission, but we may request to see a copy at any stage (including after publication). If your manuscript does not contain data related to a specific person, please state "not applicable" in this section.


Competitive interests:

All competing interests, financial and non-financial, must be declared in this section. If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors has a competing interest, please contact the Editorial Office. Please use the authors' initials to refer to the competing interests of each author in this section.

If you have no competing interests, please indicate in this section "The authors declare that they have no competing interests."

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Assisted Technology

Authors who use such technology should describe, in both the cover letter and the submitted work in the appropriate section if applicable, how they used it. For example, if AI was used for writing assistance, describe this in the acknowledgment section. If AI was used for data collection, analysis, or figure generation, authors should describe this use in the methods.

Copyright Notice:

This journal allows the author(s) to have a copyright without restriction. The journal allows the author or authors to retain publication rights without restriction.


Open Access Policy

The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public will further support global knowledge exchange.


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language and style:

Contributions must be in American English or English. The text should be clear and concise, conforming to accepted standards of English style and usage. Non-native speakers of English are advised to seek help from professionals.

All the pages should be numbered. Abbreviations should be standardized and used only when absolutely necessary after full explanation on first use. The editorial board reserves the right to edit submitted manuscripts to conform to the journal's style. In any case, the responsibility of the published material rests with the authors.


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