Authors' Guide

Guidelines for Manuscript Writing:
The journal accepts various types of article formats, including Original Research, Short Research, Descriptive and Survey, Systematic Review, Case Report, and Letter to the Editor. All articles must adhere to the following structural conditions:
A) Title:
  • Persian and English titles (exact translation).
B) Abstract:
  • Persian and English abstracts (exact translation) with sections on Objectives, Methods, Findings, and Conclusion.
  • Word limit: Minimum 150 and maximum 250 words.
C) Keywords:
  • Persian and English keywords (exact translation), selected from MeSH (Medical Subject Heading).
  • Number: Minimum 3 and maximum 6 words.
D) Main Text:
  1. Original Research:
    • Analysis of data and not purely descriptive.
    • Sections: Introduction, Methods, Findings (with up to 4 diagrams), Discussion, and Conclusion.
    • Word limit: 3000 to 4000 words; 25 to 40 references.
  2. Short Research:
    • Presents new achievements in novel areas with a brief size.
    • Sections: Introduction, Methods, Findings (with up to 2 diagrams), Innovation Aspects, and Conclusion.
    • Word limit: 1500 to 2000 words; 10 to 15 references.
  3. Descriptive and Survey:
    • Collects descriptive data using various tools without statistical analysis.
    • Should demonstrate strong practical and effective aspects.
    • Sections: Introduction, Tools and Methods, Findings (with up to 2 diagrams), Practical Aspects, and Conclusion.
    • Word limit: 2000 to 2500 words; 35 to 45 references.
  4. Systematic Review:
    • Research-based articles by authors knowledgeable in the subject.
    • Uses data from other research articles in the subject area.
    • Sections: Introduction, Information and Methods, Findings (with up to 1 diagram), Discussion, and Conclusion.
    • Word limit: 4000 to 6000 words; 50 to 60 references, including a minimum of 5 original research articles by the authors.
  5. Case Report:
    • Presents a report on rare cases, especially in the medical field.
    • Sections: Introduction, Patient and Methods, Findings (with up to 2 diagrams), Conclusion.
    • Word limit: 1000 to 1500 words; 10 to 15 references.
  6. Letter to the Editor:
    • Usually written by experts regarding published articles, occasionally critiquing them.
    • Sections: Introduction, Main Titles at the Author's discretion (1 to 2 items), and Conclusion.
    • Word limit: 800 to 1000 words; maximum of 5 references.
E) Additional Sections at the End:
  1. Acknowledgments and Appreciations
  2. Ethical Approvals
  3. Conflict of Interest
  4. Author Contributions
  5. Financial Resources/Supports
F) Citations:
  • Reference to sources in the required format, listed at the end of the manuscript.
  • Valid sources for research articles are peer-reviewed publications.
  • At least 80% of citations must be from credible, peer-reviewed articles.
These guidelines ensure uniformity and quality in manuscript submissions. Adherence to these standards will facilitate the review and publication process.
Submission Guidelines:
  1. The submitting author is considered the general contact for all matters related to the article. All subsequent correspondences and notifications will be directed to this individual. When submitting the article, a letter confirming and introducing the author-contact should be signed by all authors and sent to the journal. This letter should clearly indicate the order of author names and specify the "corresponding author."
  2. Exercise caution when submitting or editing the article file. Ensure that the Persian and English abstracts, Persian and English keywords, and the required information about the authors are accurately placed in their designated sections. Articles lacking this information will not proceed in the review process.
  3. Format the entire article file as a single column on A4 paper with equal margins of 3 centimeters from the top, bottom, left, and right. Use the Mitra font (size 12) for Persian and Times New Roman font (size 11) for English, with a line spacing of 1.5 units.
  4. The article file should consist of five separate parts: the first page (1 page), Persian abstract (1 page), the main text of the article, references, and diagrams (each in a separate page, with explanations provided on the same page).
    • A) The first page should include the Persian and English titles and the details of all authors in the specified order.
      • For the corresponding author, include name, last degree obtained, field of study, affiliation details (educational group, department/research center, faculty/research institute, university/institute, city, country), mobile number, landline number, and postal address, and email.
      • For other authors, include name, last degree obtained, field of study, affiliation details, and email. The order of author names should be clearly defined.
    • B) On the abstract page, present the Persian and English abstracts first, followed by Persian and English keywords.
  5. In the main article text, refrain from using footnotes extensively. Only include footnotes when quoting more than 500 words from a source, indicating the source in the footnote is necessary. Simple referencing is insufficient.
  6. Avoid incorporating any diagrams (figures, tables, or charts) in the text. Only include them where necessary, and each should be numbered (e.g., Figure 2, Table 4, or Chart 1) centered in parentheses with a line space from the text above and below. Diagrams should be placed at the end of the article, each on separate pages, with numbering and explanations (Persian size 10 and English size 9). For numbering and referencing figures, tables, and charts, use three separate numbering series independently in the text. Ensure that explanations for each diagram are comprehensive and self-explanatory.
  7. The entire article text should be written in Persian, and strict avoidance of using Roman letters is necessary. In cases where a non-Persian word lacks a common equivalent in Persian, transliterate that word using Persian characters. In any part of the text that requires it, include the Persian equivalent of the non-Persian word in parentheses (never use footnotes for this purpose). Clearly state the Persian equivalent of a non-Persian word only once, at its first occurrence in the article.
  8. Submission of articles in the journals of Tarbiat Modares University is exclusively electronic. The steps for submitting an article electronically are as follows:
    1. After logging into the dedicated website for each journal, registration is mandatory for submitting an article.
    2. After logging in with your username on the site, select the "Article Submission Form" from the authors' section.
    3. In the next step, choose the number of authors, the type of article, and the article's subject (up to a maximum of 3 titles) and confirm.
    4. On the page provided at this stage, all mandatory sections must be completed with accurate information. Note that if the system approves the article submission and all information is not complete or the article file is not submitted in the specified order, the article will be returned by the site administrator.
    5. To submit the article file, only one file containing all the article information must be uploaded. The article file must be in Word format and include the article details page, abstract and keywords, the article text, references, and tables, charts, and figures along with their explanations.
    • For installation of the Vancouver reference style in Microsoft Office Word versions 2007 to 2021, click here.