Submission Instruction

 | Post date: 2017/05/31 | 

The Journal of  Preventive Medicine,a publication of scientific - research that is published quarterly by the Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences.This journal works as an official channel through which researchers can publish their new findings in different types of studies such as Research Articles, Letter to the Editor, Review Articles, Case Report,short comunication, etc.  

In this journal, the articles will be accepted and published in the following branches:

 ◈Various aspects of Preventive Medicine and health sciences

 Public Health

 Environment and Occupational health

 Maternal and Child Health

Type of Article

The type of article should determine the exact structure of submission, as follows:

A. Original Articles
      Should report relevant original research not published before, in the following format:

      • Word limit: 3500 words (excluding the abstract and references).

      • References:40 or less.
      • Tables and figures: no more than 7 Tables/Figures

B. Short Reports (case reports) 
       Should describe a case or a number of cases presenting with an unusual clinical aspect of a disease or novel

       perspectives upon, or solutions to, clinically relevant issues in the following format:
      • Word limit: 1000 words (excluding the abstract and references).
      • Abstract: unstructured of no more than 200 words.
      • References: 10-12
      • Tables and figures: no more than 2 Tables/Figures

C. Review Articles
      Review topics should be related to clinical aspects of infectious diseases, public health and infection control and

      should  reflect trends and progress or a synthesis of data in the following format:

      •Word limit: 4000 words (excluding the abstract and references).
      • References: 40 or less.
      • Abstract: Up to 150 words, unstructured.
      • Tables/Figures: Data in the text should not be repeated extensively in tables or figures.


D. Editorials
      Editorials are solicited by the JIPH EIC or editorial board members in the following format:

      • Word limit: 1200 words.
      • Tables/Figures: A maximum of 1 figure or table.
      • References: 10 or less.
      • Ensure that there is a clear message in the conclusion.

F. Letter to the Editor
      These should be submitted in response to recently published articles in the journal addressing a specific issue and to

       introduce a focused scientific opinion or point of view, in the following format:

      • Word limit: 700-1000 words.
      • Abstract: none.
      • Tables/Figures: A maximum of 1 figure or table.
      • References: 10 or less.
      • No subheadings.
      • Begin with ‘Dear Editor’

The Manuscript Should Include:

Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement and References

    Title Page:

      The title page should state:

  • Title: capitalize the initial of each word except prepositions with less than three letter.
  • Author (s): full name of all authors should be mentioned.
  • Affiliation: Author’s affiliation containing: Department, University, City, Country.
  • Corresponding author: one of the authors should be chosen. Address, telephone and fax number and E-mail should be written.


(In English and Farsi) All original articles must accompany a structured abstract up to 250 words. It should be structured as Introduction, Method, Results and Conclusion followed by 3 to 5 Keywords. Keywords will assist indexing the article as they are published with abstract. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of index medicus (hhtp:// Authors need to be careful that the abstract reflects the content of the article accurately.

  Manuscript body


This should summarize the purpose and the rationale of 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 of observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacture'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 programme used.


It must be presented in the form of text, tables and Figures. 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.


This should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other work done in the filed 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 conclusion that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusion can be derived.


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.


Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. References should be formatted according to Vancouver style. References should be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text. The numerical list of references to article at the end of the article should show the full title of the paper with first and last page numbers. The journal name should be abbreviated according to the system adopted by index medicus.  Print surname and initials of authors when there are six or less. In the case more than six authors, the name of the first six authors followed by et al should be listed.

For example :

Article: Ganusa C, Sharma HM. Vesiculobullous Systemic lupus Erythematous. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1983; 9:924-693.

Chapter in a book: DRPorphyrias. In: Wojnarowsla F, Briggaman RA, eds. Management of blistering disease. New York: Raven Press; 1990:277-288.

  Book: Gorlin RJ, Chohen MM, Levin LS. Syndromes of the head and neck. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University

  Press;   1990.

Tables: In limited numbers should be submitted with the captions placed above. Do not submit tables as photograph. Place explanatory matters at the table’s footnote. All tables should be written in English and Persian in seprate word file.

Figures: Should be in limited numbers with high quality artwork and mounted on separate pages. The caption should be placed below. The same data should not be presented in the tables, figures, and text simultaneously. All figures should be written in English and Persian in seprate word file.

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 is a standard unit of measurement.

The Number of Pages:  The number of manuscript pages should not exceed 12 (including the text, figures and tables).

The manuscript should not have been published or considered for publication in any other Journals. Any contradiction to the above statement will lead to the automatic withdrawal of the manuscript.

A written consent on the part of the organization/institute must be provided allowing the publication of the manuscript in the Journal.


Authors should submit their manuscript online via registration at It is notable to submit the article in two forms of files namely:

  • "with the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)"
  • “Without the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)".

In addition, a completed copy of signed cover letter along with the signed copyright assignment form (available from the Journal site) should be provided.

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