Guide for Authors

Author Guidelines

 JAMSAT is the official publication of the School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. It is an international multidisciplinary journal that publishes editorials, original fullā€length research articles, short communications, reviews, methodological papers, commentaries, perspectives and “news and reports” in the broad fields of advanced medical sciences and technologies (including but not limited to Biotechnology, Cell therapy, Molecular medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Reproductive biomedicine and Tissue engineering).

 General remarks:

Only those manuscripts which are original, have not been published elsewhere, and are not currently being considered for inclusion in another publication will be considered for publication in JAMSAT. Authors are advised to keep a copy of all manuscripts submitted.

All manuscripts will be evaluated by peer reviewers who will remain anonymous. These peer reviewers may or may not be the reviewers suggested by the author, and selection of the peer reviewers is at the sole discretion of the JAMSAT editors. The editors and reviewers do not disclose any information about a manuscript or its review. If revisions are required, authors are asked to return the revised manuscripts within maximum 30 days for the first revision, and within 15 days for any subsequent revisions. Please notify JAMSAT’s editorial office if additional time is needed.

Authors are strongly encouraged to limit article length to 5000 words for effective and efficient communication. If substantial merit would be gained from increasing the number of words in an article, longer submissions may be considered for publication. A combined maximum of 6 total figures and tables is suggested. Article length does not include the running title, title page, abstract, or references.

Requirements for Specific Article Types

Reviews are generally by invitation only, while unsolicited systematic reviews and meta-analyses will be considered. Systematic reviews/meta-analyses should be formatted according to the “Preparation of Manuscript” section below.

Letters to the Editor
JAMSAT also accepts “Letters to the Editor” featuring comments and critics on its already published papers. The letter should not exceed 1500 words with maximum of 10 references.

Authors’ guide for submitting other types of submissions can be found later on this page.



Contact Information

All correspondence regarding submitted manuscripts will be handled via e-mail.

Send all correspondence to:

Editorial Office, Journal of Advanced Medical Sciences and Applied Technologies (JAMSAT),

School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies,

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, 71348-14336 Iran.

P: +98713 2317523

F: +987132318042



Ethics in Publishing


Conditions of Authorship

  • Authors should have made significant conceptual, intellectual, experimental, and analytical contributions to the research, as well as having participated in writing and revising the manuscript.
  • Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for its content.
  • Honorary authorship (i.e., not adhering to the conditions of authorship and, none-the-less, being granted authorship) is not permitted.
  • All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.
  • All authors must sign the Statement of Authorship (typed or printed name is not acceptable) and include the form on initial submission.

JAMSAT’s Statement of Authorship form can be downloaded here.

Responsibilities of Authors

  • Authors must describe the research in sufficient detail such that others could repeat it.
  • Written, informed consent under protocols approved by an institutional or local review board or approved animal protocols are essential if the research involves human or animal subjects, respectively. This information should be stated in the manuscript and the protocol number or exempt status of approved protocols should be stated in the manuscript at the time of submission for review.
  • Authors of clinical trials are required to register their trial with a recognized trial registry system and mention the registry code ( e.g. IRCT Number) in the manuscript.
  • Authors should cite publications in the literature that are relevant to the uniqueness of the research and should including publications by others, as well as of their own research group.
  • Following the acceptance of the manuscript, addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship subject to special conditions. Authors should clearly define: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax) signed by all authors showing their agreement with the addition, removal, or rearrangement. The Journal Editor-In-Chief  will be informed about this and online publication of the accepted manuscript is suspended until the authorship issue has been concurred.

After the accepted manuscript is published online,  addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names will not be possible.

Scientific Misconduct

In the event of scientific misconduct, the submitted manuscript will be denied and author(s) will be band for further submissions to JAMSAT. Fabrication, falsification and plagiarism (as explained below) are typical examples of scientific misconduct.

  • Fabrication: Data, results or recording or reporting information that does not exist
  • Falsification: Changing research materials, equipment or processes; omission of data or results. As a consequence, the research is not accurately represented in the research records.

Plagiarism: Authors are not allowed to utilize verbatim text of previously published papers or manuscripts submitted elsewhere. COPE’s flowcharts and guidelines are approached in cases in which plagiarism is detected. We use iThenticate plagiarism checker software.

Submission without animal or human subjects oversight approvals

  •  Any manuscript submitted without proof of animal or human subjects approval by institutional review board will not be reviewed and will be returned to the authors.

    Duplicate publication
  • Duplicate publication can take several forms including duplicate Publication with other journals, publication of seminal papers in another language, publication of identical data. Duplicate publication is amongst the criteria of declining a manuscript and banning author(s) from further submissions.

 Conflict of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. This should be well declared at the end of each manuscript submitted to JAMSAT.


JAMSAT is an open access journal. Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete the 'JAMSAT’s License Agreement'. Permitted reuse of open access articles is determined by the author's choice of user license.

Open access

According to our open access policy, all articles published online will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by your choice of one of the following Creative Commons user licenses:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, to create extracts, abstracts and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), to text and data mine the article, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation, and license their new adaptations or creations under identical terms (CC BY-NC-SA).


Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English language editing service available at paid sources.

Submit Your Article

Authors may submit articles via email or online submission system on JAMSAT’s website.

The manuscript and accompanying files can be submitted as email attachment. Please send your manuscript and related files to: or proceed to five-step online submission process.

Article Processing Charges

 This journal doesn't charge authors for peer review process, publication processing and accepting articles.

Preparation of the Manuscript

Article structure

Subdivision - unnumbered sections 
Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Each subsection is given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Subsections should be used as much as possible when cross-referencing text: refer to the subsection by heading as opposed to simply 'the text'.

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods 
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. A statement of Institutional Review Board (IRB) status must be included here.

Results should be clear and concise.

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Proper citations and discussion of published literature is suggested.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Essential Title Page Information 

• Running title

A short version of your title, consisting of 40 characters or less, including spaces.

• Title

Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

• Author names and affiliations

Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

• Corresponding author

 Only one corresponding author may be designated. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Structured Abstract 

A structured maximum of 250 word  abstract, by means of appropriate headings, should provide the context or background for the research and should state its purpose, basic procedures (selection of study subjects or laboratory animals, observational and analytical methods), main findings (giving specific effect sizes and their statistical significance, if possible), and principal conclusions. It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations.

Required headings are Objective (beginning with a phrase like "To study..."), Materials and Methods ( featuring design, setting, patients/animals, intervention(s) and main outcome measures), Results, and Conclusion.


Immediately after the abstract, provide 3-5, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help or writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.).


Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.


Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below): 
PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts. 
JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi. 

Please do not: 
• Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors; 
• Supply files that are too low in resolution; 
• Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Figure legends
Ensure that each illustration has a legend. Supply legends separately on the page of your manuscript file following the reference list. A legend should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.


Citation in text 
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Reference links 
Increased discoverability of research and high quality peer review are ensured by online links to the sources cited. In order to allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services, such as Scopus, CrossRef, and PubMed, please ensure that data provided in the references are correct. Please note that incorrect surnames, journal/book titles, publication year, and pagination may prevent link creation. When copying references, please be careful as they may already contain errors. Use of the DOI is encouraged.

Web references 
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Reference style 
References follow the standard VANCOUVER style according to the “Uniform Requirements” (

Journal article: Fortier KJ, Haney AF III. The pathologic spectrum of utero-tubal junction obstruction. Obstet Gynecol 1985;65:93–8.

Journal article—volume with supplement: Friesen H, Tollis G. Use of bromocriptine in the galactorrhea-amenorrhea syndromes: the Canadian Cooperative Study. Can Endocrinol 1977;6 Suppl 5:915–20.

Journal article—issue with supplement: Gardos, G, Cole JO. The natural history of tardive dyskinesia. J Clin Psychopharmacol 1988;8(Suppl 4):31S–7S.

Journal article—letter: Spargo PM, Manners JM. DDAVP and open heart surgery [letter]. Anesthesia 1989;44:363.

Journal article in press: Donald JA. Pulmonary blood flow regulation in aquatic snake. Science. In press.

Books and other monographs: Siegel S. Nonparametric statistics for the behavioural sciences. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1956.

Book, edited: Diener HC, Wilkinson M, eds. Drug-induced headache. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1988.

Book, edition: Zar JH. Biostatistical analysis. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1983.

Book, chapter: Coutts JRT. The abnormal luteal phase. In: Jeffcoate SL Jr, Smith GS, eds. The luteal phase. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, 1985:101–10.

Book, volume: Colton T. Statistics in medicine. Vol. 1. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1974.

Scientific and technical report: Akutsu T. Total heart replacement device. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health, National Heart and Lung Institute; 1974 Apr. Report No.: NIH-NHLI-69-2185-4.

Thesis or dissertation: Youssef NM. School adjustment of children with congenital heart disease [dissertation]. Pittsburgh (PA): Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1988.

Conference proceedings: Vivian VL, editor. Child abuse and neglect: a medical community response. Proceedings of the First AMA National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect; 1984 Mar 30–31; Chicago. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1985.

Conference paper: Harley NH. Comparing radon daughter dosimetric and risk models. In: Gammage RB, Kaye SV, editors. Indoor air and human health. Proceedings of the Seventh Life Sciences Symposium; 1984 October 29–31; Knoxville (TN). Chelsea (MI): Lewis, 1985:69–78.

Web site: Harley NH. Comparing radon daughter dosimetric and risk models. Available at: Accessed January 9, 2010.

  • Reference List

References are numbered consecutively, with Arabic numerals, in the order of text citation, including citations in figure legends and tables at first mention in text. List up to six authors, followed by a comma and et al. Journal article titles are initial cap/lower case. Use lower case letter after colon in journal article title. Abbreviate journal names according to the current Index Medicus. Do not use an ampersand in journal names.
for page ranges use only the numbers that change.

Journal abbreviations source 
Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations:

Submission Checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Instruction for Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
• Phone numbers
All necessary files have been submitted, and contain:
• Keywords
• All figure legends
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
• Statement of Authorship form

Further considerations:
• Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
• References are in the correct format for this journal
• All references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web). Provide copies of the permissions for journal records.
• Color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction, and all figures are of optimal resolution.

For any further information please feel free to send your enquiries to

After Acceptance

One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author or, a link will be provided in the e-mail so that authors can download the files themselves. Please list your corrections quoting the exact section and line. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely the authors’ responsibility.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


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