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:: Guide for authors ::
Guide for authors: 
 Aims and Scope:
 The “Journal of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences” (JArUMS) is the official scientific and clinical quarterly publication of the Ardabil University of Medical Sciences. It accepts Original Papers, Review Articles, Short Communications and Letters to the Editor in the fields of basic science and medicine. All correspondences should be addressed to: 
1. Submission:
 Papers submitted for publication should describe original work, not previously published elsewhere, totally or partly. Manuscripts must be submitted only in Persian withEnglish abstracts. The 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, and should include: Title; No author(s) name; the Abstract; Introduction; Materials & Methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgement and References.
2. The title page: The complete title of the manuscript, the name of all the authors with department or institution name(s) to which they are attached, address for correspondence with telephone numbers, e-mail, and Fax number.
 3. The abstract (no more than 250 words) in structured format as Background, Methods,Results and Conclusion followed by 3 to 6 Keywords must be presented. 
4. 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 [in Persian]. 
5. 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 [in Persian]. 
6. 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 [in Persian]. 
7. 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 [in Persian]. 
8. 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 [in Persian].  
9. 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 [in Persian]. 
10. Figures should be in limited numbers, with high quality art work and mounted on separate pages. The captions should be placed below. 
 11. The same data should not be presented in tables, figures and text, simultaneously. 
12. References: Personal communications, manuscripts in preparation and other unpublished data are not cited in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text in parentheses. Identify references in the text by Farsi numerals in parentheses on the line. References should be typed, double-spaced, and separate from the text and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. (References cited in figures and tables, but not in the text, should be numbered consecutively following the text references.) Journal references should contain inclusive page numbers; book references specific page numbers. Indicate abstracts by the abbreviation ‘Abst’ and letters by ‘Lett’ in parentheses. Abbreviations of journals should conform to those used in Index Medicus, National Library of Medicine. The references should observe the following style:
Periodicals: List all authors if six or fewer; otherwise, list first six and add ‘et al’. Do not use periods after the authors initials 
1. Parkin DM, Clayton D, Black RJ, Masuyer E, Friedl HP, Ivanov E, et al. Childhood leukaemia in Europe after Chernobyl: 5 year follow-up. Br J Cancer. 1996 May; 73(1): 1006-12. 
Books: Kates M. Techniquse of Lipidology, 2nded. New York: Elsevier, 1992: 170-9. 
Chapter in book: Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology diagnosis and management, 2nded. New York: Raven press, 1995: 456-710 . 
Instituteas reference: Institute of Medicine (US).Looking at the future of the medicaid program. Washington: The Institute, 1992 . Conferences: Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology.1995 Oct. 15-19, Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1996. 
Conference statement: Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data ptorection privacy and securiy in medical informatics. In: Lum KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th world Congress on Medical Informations: 1992 Sep 6-10, Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1992: 1561-5. 
Dissertation: Kaplan SJ. Post-hospital home health care: The elderlys access and utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis (Mo): Washington Unive; 1995 . 
Unpublished papers: Leshner J. Molecular mechanisms of cocaine addiction. N Engl J Med.In press 1996. 
Papers in electronic journals: Morse SS. Factors in emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [ serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar; 1(1): 65-71. Available from: URL : http://www.cdc . Gov/ncidod/EID/eid.Htm. 
Papers in non-English languages: Ryder TE, Haukelan EA, Solhaug JH. Bilateral infrapatellarsenerupturhostidigere frisk kvinne. TidsskrNorLaegeforen 1996 Jul; 116(4): 41-2 (Full text in original language) 
13. Proof Reading: A computer printout 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. 
14. 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. Short communication when possible; follow the same structure as original papers. 
15. Ethics: 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. 
16. 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 like to be made aware of it. 
17. Page charges: The Journal of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All of the JArUMS’s articles and reviews are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges prior to publication, and no charge for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. 
18. Copyright: Accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of the JArUMS and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the written permission of the Editor. 
19. Peer review process: 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. 
20. Disposal of material: Once published, all copies of the manuscript, correspondence and artwork will be held for 6 months before disposal.
21. The Editorial Board of the journal, reserves the right to accept or reject the article in any stage and any time or delete a part of the text, table or figures, if necessary.
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