Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.ijp.iranpath.org
Ensure that the following items are present:
- The manuscript has been "spell-checked" and "grammar-checked".
- Before abstract write 3 to 6 highlights (Max 100 character).
- All necessary files have been uploaded.
- References are in the correct format for this journal.
- All Figures and Tables mentioned in the main text are cited in the text, and vice versa.
- Photographs, scientific graphs, and other illustrations should be uploaded as separate files, not embedded in Microsoft Word.
Article submission charges: Free
Article processing charge (Publication Fee): Iranian Authors: 12,000,000 Rls Other Authors: 250$ CAD (Canada)
Please note that these charges apply only to accepted articles.
All relevant permissions to cite the unpublished observations of others must be obtained by the manuscript author(s). The names and initials of these persons must be cited in the text, and permission from the original publisher and author(s) must be obtained. Permission also must be obtained to reproduce or adapt any figures or tables that have been published previously. If the work involves experimentation on living animals, the author(s) must provide evidence that the study was performed in accordance with local ethical guidelines. If the study involves human beings, the author(s) must include a statement that the study was approved by the local ethical committee and that informed consent was obtained from the study participants. For those investigators who do not have formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki should be followed. (http://www.wma.net/e/policy/ pdf/17c.pdf).
Manuscripts should be prepared in the style of the journal and in accordance with the uniform Requirement for Manuscript Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org). The editorial office reserves the right to edit the submitted manuscripts in order to comply with the journal's style. In any case, the authors are responsible for the published material.
The manuscript including 1) Title page 2) Highlights and Abstract 3) Introduction 4) Materials/Patients and Methods 5) Results 6) Discussion 7) Acknowledgment 8) References 9) Tables 10) Figure Legends and Figures should be typed double -spaced, using at least 12 points font for all the text. Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Non-standard abbreviations must be spelled out the first time they are used, followed by the abbreviated form in parentheses, thereafter they may be abbreviated without definition. Undefined abbreviations must not be used. Abbreviate units of measure only when used with numbers.
Authors’ names, institutional and / or corporate affiliations, 2 to 5 keywords, and the mailing address, telephone, fax, and electronic mail address of the corresponding author should be provided on the title page.
All components of the manuscript must appear within a single electronic file; References, tables, and figure legends must appear at the end of the manuscript. Please refrain from using end notes as references or automatic list numbering because these features are lost in conversion: simply type the reference number in parentheses in the text and type the reference list. Formatting, such as Greek letters, italics, super and subscripts, may be used. The coding scheme for such an element must be consistent throughout. All pages should be numbered in the top right-hand corner starting with the title page. Manuscripts not conforming to journal style will be returned to the authors.
The following information should be included:
(a) A concise title: If the article describes a study please include the study design.
(b) authors' full first names and surnames: Authors’ names Separate with commas. No full stops after initials. If there is a very large number of authors we may suggest that they form a group whose name will appear in the article byline.
(c)The affiliation must include the items: Department, Faculty/School, Institution/Center/University, City, Country; and address at which the research was performed. Separate each part of the address with a comma (don't use a separate line for each part). Please include postcodes Authors' names and positions.
Use the same style of the name as below title Please give one job position for each author, (under the relevant address) on a separate line from author's name
(d) The number of text pages; tables; figures
(e) A short running head (40 characters or less)
(f) Grant numbers and resource (s) of support
(g) Name, address, e-mail, telephone, and fax numbers of the author to whom correspondence and proofs should be sent.
The manuscript file including 1) Title 2)Highlights and Abstract (+keywords) 3) Introduction 4) Materials/Patients and Methods/case report 5) Results 6) Tables & Figure Legends 7) Discussion 8)Conclusion 9) Acknowledgment 10)Conflict of interest 11)Found 12) References.
An organized abstract that comprising Background & Objectives, Materials & Methods, Results and Conclusion of 250 words or less should be prepared on a separate sheet and should be intelligible to the general reader without reference to the text. Avoid using abbreviations. Keywords should be identified. For case studies, abstracts should not exceed 150 words and must be included Background, case & conclusion (unstructured).
Highlights are a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings and provide readers with a quick textual overview of the article. These three to six bullet points describe the essence of the research (e.g. results or conclusions) and highlight what is distinctive about it.
Highlights will be displayed in online search result lists, the contents list, and in the online article, but will not (yet) appear in the article PDF file or print.
- Include 3 to 6 highlights.
- There should be a maximum of 100 characters, including spaces, per highlight.
- Only the core results of the paper should be covered.
Separate pages should be used for the remaining sections of the text, which may include Introduction, Materials and Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (Acknowledgments should include persons who provided technical help, writing assistance and departmental head that only provided general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged), and Conflict of Interest.
All texts must be in readable fluent English using AMA style.
References should be arranged in order of citation in the text in the Vancouver style and numbered consecutively. The number of References must be at least 30 readily available citations for all original articles. In-text, tables, and legends, identify references with Arabic numerals in parentheses. References
References should be arranged in order of citation in the text in the Vancouver style and numbered consecutively. The References must be readily available citations for all original articles. In-text, tables, and legends, identify references with Arabic numerals in parentheses. References should include names of all authors (last name, first); the title of the article; title of the journal (abbreviate according to the style of Index Medicus) or book; year of publication; volume number; location and name of publishing company (books only); first page and last page.
Note: List all authors and/or editors up to 6; for more than six authors the first six should be listed followed by 'et al.'
1. Standard journal article
Less than six authors
1. Vega KJ, Pina l, Krevsky B.Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996 Jun 1; 124 (11):980-3.
As an option, if a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume (as man y medical journals do) the month and issue number may be omitted.
More than six authors:
1. Parkin DM, Clayton D, Black RJ, Masuyer E, Friedl HP, Ivanov E, et al. Childhood leukaemia in Europe after Chernoblyl: 5year follow-up. Br J cancer 1996; 73:1006-12.
2. Organization as author
1. The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand clinical exercise stress testing. Safety and performance guidelines. Med J Aust 1996; 164:282-4.
3. No author given
1. Cancer in South Africa [editorial]. S Afr Med J 1994; 84:15.
4. Article not in English
1. Ryder TE, Haukeland EA, Solhaug JH. Bilateral infrapatellar seneruptur hostidligere frisk kvinne Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen1996; 116:41-2.
5. Volume with Supplement
1. Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl 1:275-82.
6. Issue with supplement
1. Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23(1 Suppl 2):89-97.
7. Volume With part
1. Ozben T,Nacitarhan S, Tuncer N. Plasma and urine sialic acid in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Ann Clin Biochem 1995; 32(Pt 3):303-6.
8. Issue with part
1. Poole GH, Mills SM. One hundred consecutive cases of flap lacerations of the leg in ageing patients. N Z Med J 1994; 107(986 Pt 1):377-8.
9. Type of article indicated as needed
1. Enzensberger W, Fischer PA. Metronome in Parkinsons disease [letter]. Lancet 1996; 347:1337.
Clement J, De Bock R. Hematological complications of hantavirus nephropathy (HVN) [abstract] .kidney lnt 1992; 42:1285.
Books and other Monographs
10. Personal author (s)
1. Ringsven MK,Bond D.Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
11. Editor(S), compiler (s) as author
1. Norman lJ, Redfern SJ, editors. Mental health care for elderly people. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996.
12. Organization as author and publisher institute of Medicine (US).
Looking at the future of the Medical program. Washington: The institute; 1992
13. Chapter in a book
1. Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH,Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78
14. Conference proceedings
1. Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editors. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th international Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.
15. Conference paper
1. Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy, and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th world Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North –Holland: 1992. p. 1561-5
Other Published Material
16. Newspaper article
1. Lee G.Hospitalizations tied to ozone pollution: study estimates 50,000 admissions annually. The Washington Post 1996 Jun 21; Sect .A:3 (col.5).
17. Audiovisual material
1. HIV+/Aids: the factes and the future [videocas – sette]. St. Louis (M O): Mosby – year Book; 1995.
18. Legal material
1. Preventive Health Amendments of 1993, Pub. L. No. 103- 183, 107 Stat .2226 (Dec. 14, 1993).
2. Medical records. Confidentiality Act of 1995, S.1360, 104th Cong. 1st Sess. (1995).
2. Leshner Al. Molecular mechanisms of cocaine addiction. N Engl J Med. In press 1996.
20. Journal article in electronic format
Morss SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5]; 1(1):[24 screens]. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm
21. Monograph in electronic format
CDI, clinical dermatology illustrated [monograph on CDROM]. Reeves JRT, Maibach H. CMEA Multimedia Group, producers. 2nd ed. Version 2.0. San Diego: CMEA; 1995.
22. Computer file
Hemodynamics lll: the UPC and downs of hemodynamics [computer program]. Version 2.2. Orlando (FL): Computerized Educational Systems; 1993.
Figures and tables should be kept to a necessary minimum, no more than seven, and their information should not be duplicated in the text. The position of figures and tables should be indicated in the manuscript.
Tables should be typed on separate sheets and be numbered (with Arabic numbers). Each table must include appropriate headings and Footnotes. Units of measurement must be clearly indicated.
Color images should be at least 300 DPI in JPEG, TIFF, or BMP format. Illustrations should be designed to fit the journal page with a maximum plate size 254×203 mm, have an additional white border. Larger illustrations will be printed at the discretion of the Editor. Reduction or cropping may be necessary to conserve space. The best results can be obtained from the original artwork and original photographs.
A short detailed legend (maximum, 60 words long) should be provided for each figure. Legends for the illustrations should be typed double spaced on a separate paper. Stains and magnifications should be specified for all photomicrographs. Color illustrations cannot be reproduced in color unless the cost is subsidized by the author. The authors will receive notice of the cost of color reproduction as soon as after acceptance as possible. The corresponding author must sign a written agreement to cover the estimated costs before the production of color figures will be undertaken.
The main part of each issue of the IJP is devoted to original research papers that should present new results of interest to a broad spectrum of pathologists. Papers must describe significant and original observations that can be critically evaluated and if necessary, repeated. They should be arranged as follows: Title page, Main File (Abstract, Highlights, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, References, Tables, Figure legends and Figures).
The minimum number of words for an Original research paper is 2500 and the maximum is 6000 words. The number of references for an Original Research article is 30.
Case reports will be considered only if they represent a significant advance in diagnostic methods, therapy, and prognosis or highlight substantial scientific advances in understanding the mechanism(s) of the disease process. They should be prefaced by a brief introduction, highlighting the salient message, and their discussion should be confined to unusual aspects, not a major review of the literature. They should be arranged as follows: Title page, Main File (Abstract, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Conclusion, References, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, Figure legends and Figures).
There is no minimum and maximum for the word counts. The number of references for a Case Report is 15.
There will be special arrangements for rapid communications that will justify very rapid publication because of their exceptionally broad general interest or strikingly novel findings.
The submitted paper should be self-contained and not a tentative preliminary communication. It will be referred very quickly and any revision must be dealt with promptly.
It is expected that the time interval between the acceptance and subsequent publication of the manuscript will be approximately 3 months. If the editors consider the article unsuitable for publication as a rapid communication it will be processed as a normal paper unless the authors withdraw it.
The minimum number of words for a Short Communication is 1000 and the maximum is 2000 words. The number of references for a Short Communication is 20.
Relating to papers recently published in the Journal, or containing brief reports of unusual or preliminary findings. Maximum length 400 words, one table or figure, and a maximum of 10 references.
Anyone wishing to write a review for the journal should first contact the Editors. Review articles, solicited and unsolicited, are actively encouraged and should be composed of systematic, critical assessments of literature and data sources pertaining to diagnostic topics. All articles and data sources reviewed should include information about the specific type of study or analysis. They should be arranged as follows: Title page, Main File (Abstract (unstructured), Highlights, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, (For the sections Results, Discussion and Conclusion there can be another type of sectioning), Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, References, Tables, Figure legends and Figures).
The minimum number of words for a Review Article is 4000 and the maximum is 10000 words. The number of references for an Original Research article is 35.
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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.
This Journal Use the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest to generate a disclosure statement for your manuscript.
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If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
For human subjects, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans. All animal experiments should comply with the ARRIVE guidelines [
] and should be carried out in accordance with the U.K. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and associated guidelines, or EU Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes [ ], or the U.S. Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and, as applicable, the Animal Welfare Act.
Appropriate consents, permissions and releases must be obtained where an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals in an Elsevier publication. Written consents must be retained by the author and copies of the consents or evidence that such consents have been obtained must be provided to Elsevier on request.
Only used for Manuscripts in Peer Review Process and Articles in Press which represent early versions of articles and sometimes contain errors, or may have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, but less frequently, the articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like. Manuscripts in Peer Review Process and Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s) or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), maybe “Withdrawn” from Iran J Pathol. Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with an HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to the IJP Policy on Article in Press and Manuscripts in Peer Review Process Withdrawal with a link to the current policy document.
Article Withdrawal Request from authors
The authors who want to request an article or manuscript withdrawal have to fill the WITHDRAWAL form attached below representing the names of all authors and the main reason regarding which they are presenting this request. The acceptable reasons due to Iran J Pathol are:
- multiple submission
- bogus claims of authorship
- fraudulent use of data
- … or the like
The reasons presented in this form will be assessed by the Journal’s editors. Upon the acceptance of the withdrawal request, the authors will receive an email containing the editors’ decision. If the manuscript is in the review process, and the reason presented does not include double submission,the Journal will ask the authors to resubmit (if possible) the manuscript. If not, the authors will be informed of the decision of the editors if they would accept the withdrawal request, while monitoring it for one year to see if it is published elsewhere.
Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Occasionally a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. The retraction of an article by its authors or the editor under the advice of members of the scholarly community has long been an occasional feature of the learned world. Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by Iran J Pathol:
- A retraction note titled “Retraction: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.
- In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article.
- The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.
- The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”
- The HTML version of the document is removed.
Starting with 2021 IJP levies an article-processing charge of 12.000.000 Rls. for each review, original, short communication, and case report article accepted for publication. Please note that these charges apply only to accepted articles. Payment will become due if your manuscript is accepted for publication by the editors. The article processing charge must be paid before the manuscript will publish
article submission charges: Free
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