|Aims and Scopes
Journal of Basic Research in Medical Sciences (JBRMS) is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, short communication, case report and letter to the editor-in-chief in all fields of medical sciences. The JBRMS is the official scientific quarterly international journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran. Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically under using the journal online submission system. The authenticity of the published articles is completely the responsibility of the authors.
Before the submission of manuscript, the corresponding author needs to register at the JBRMS website http://www.jbrms.medilam.ac.ir/. After registration, the online registration system emails a username and password to the corresponding author through which he/she can log into the Online Submission at the journal website to submit manuscript. The online submitting system has some instructions and steps that direct you to upload different parts of your manuscript at the website.
No Publication Fee
JBRMS is an open access journal with no review and publication processing charge and is freely available to any user or institution.
The main submission file must be prepared in Microsoft Office Word 2007 or later. If the references of manuscript have been made using Endnote/Reference manager software or similar programs, removing the endnote/reference manager links from the manuscript file is necessary. All tables must be prepared in Microsoft Office Word table format in the main submission file (after references of main text in separate pages) and should not be prepared as graphics or images. All figures, pictures, graphics, diagrams or images should also be included in separate pages in the main submission file after references.
Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font on ISO A4, with margins of at least 25 mm. Style and spelling Oxford English spelling should be applied. SI units of measurement must be used in the preparation of manuscripts.
The authors should specify that their study conform to the last update of Helsinki Declaration (Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals).Furthermore, authors should state that their research are in accordance with the ethical measures of the responsible committee on human experimentation. For research on animals, authors should define that they follow the institutional and national guide for the care and experiments on laboratory animals.
All manuscripts should be original work; they neither were published previously nor are being under reviewing elsewhere. Manuscripts may not contain plagiarisms, otherwise they shall be rejected. For suspected plagiarisms, the COPE Guidelines should be followed.
The pages should be numbered sequentially. The manuscript contains the following sections:
1- Title page
The title page should include the manuscript title, a running title of 50 characters or fewer, the full names and affiliations of all authors. The telephone/ fax number, address and e-mail of the corresponding author are also mandatory.
2- Abstract and Keywords page
All manuscript must contain an abstract. The abstract may not contain more than 250 words for original or review articles and 100 words for short communication or case report articles. It should be formatted as the Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, and Conclusion sections. This formatting is not needed for review and case report articles. Abstract should explain the purposes or motivation for the study, the main results/observations and conclusions. It should not include any references or abbreviations.
On the page, 4-8 keywords may be included. The keywords will be published with the paper and used for indexing purpose. Key words should match the Medical Subject Headings used in Index Medicus if possible.
3- Main text
The main text of different article should be written according to the type of article (original, review, short communication and case report).
Original articles should be limited to 5,000 words, including References, Figure Legends and Tables. The articles should be formatted as the Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements and References sections. Tables (including table title and footnotes), Figures and Figure legends should be included in separate pages after References.
Review article text must not exceed 8000 words (including References, Figure Legends and Tables) with a maximum of 6 tables and figures (total) and up to 100 references. A review article explains a main field of research, evaluates recent studies in that field and signifies its debates, progress and future implications. The main text of the articles may be sectioned as the Introduction, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, Financial Support and References sections. However, structural formation of a review article may not restrict to the sections. Tables (including table title and footnotes), Figures and Figure legends should be included in separate pages after references.
Short Communications are dealt with as original articles; however they should be restricted to 2500 words (including References, Figure Legends and Tables).
Case Report text must not exceed 2500 words (including References, Figure Legends and Tables). The main text of Case Report may be formatted as the Introduction, Case Presentation, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements and References sections. Tables (including table title and footnotes), Figures and Figure legends should be included in separate pages after references.
References should be shown in the text by Arabic numerals (in parenthesis) and numbered in the order of their appearance in the text. Also, all references should be listed as a separate section at the end of main text. Complete information of each article reference including the surnames, and initials of all authors up to six ( when more than six authors exist, list the first six and add et al.), title of article, name of journal abbreviated according to Index Medicus style, year, volume, issue, first and last page numbers are necessary. Digital object identifier (DOI) for any reference, if possible, should be included at the end of that reference. Authors may conform the following patterns for articles:
For book chapters, names and initials of all authors, the full title, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, and page number should be demonstrated.
- Tran TN, Brettingham-Moore K, Duong CP, Mitchell C, Clemons NJ, Phillips WA. Molecular changes in the phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway are common in gastric cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2013; 108(2):113-20. doi: 10.1002/jso.23357.
- Bräutigam L, Johansson C, Kubsch B, McDonough MA, Bill E, Holmgren A, et al. An unusual mode of iron-sulfur-cluster coordination in a teleost glutaredoxin. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013; 436(3):491-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.05.132.
Nichols WW, O'Rourke MF. Aging, high blood pressure and disease in humans. In: Arnold E, editor. McDonald's blood flow in arteries: theoretical, experimental and clinical principles. 3rd ed. London/Melbourne/Auckland: Lea and Febiger; 1990. P. 398-420.
For entire books, reference formatting would be as:
Jenkins PF. Making sense of the chest x-ray: a hands-on guide. New York: Oxford University Press; 2005. P.94.
Tables should be prepared on separate pages after the references section, typed with double spacing, and numbered in the order cited in the text. The title of table should clearly describe its contents without reference to the text. Tables should also have an explanatory footnote below. Tables may not duplicate text, but rather present supplement information. Use only horizontal layout.
Figures, diagrams, images and Figure legends
Figure/diagram/image should also be provided on separate pages after the references section. Their legends should be numbered in the order cited in the text. Clarify all symbols and abbreviations used in the figure/diagram/image. Images should have high resolution according to the Pubmed Central preferred image file specification.
Authors should include a statement to specify the contribution of every author in the preparation of the manuscript.
Conflict of interest
Authors must indicate any potential financial conflicts of interest before the reviewing process. If there is no conflict of interest, authors should declare that none exist. The conflict of interest declaration must be included in the manuscript after the “Acknowledgements” and “Financial Support” sections.
The sources of financial support must be defined in the manuscript after Acknowledgements section.