Instruction for Authors
All papers submitted will be blinded of authors' names and origins and subject to screening before being peer-reviewed by Editorial Board members. Authors are requested to ensure that they comply with the following instructions when submitting papers (online submission system).
*Cover letter: The cover letter should be submitted via website to the editor and indicated the reasons that the paper are suitable to be published in this journal and comprised the e-mail address and telephone of the author responsible for correspondence.
*Conflict of Interest & Copyright Transfer Form: Authors must state all possible conflicts of interest in the manuscript, including financial, consultant, institutional and other relationships that might lead to bias or a conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated as none declared. In addition, copyright transfer form is to be completed by corresponding author submitting manuscripts to the International Journal of Pediatrics. This form should be printed and signed by the corresponding author and then submitted via website to the Editor. The corresponding author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the submitted information. Please submit both forms via the website.
Format of Manuscripts:
1. Aims and scope: International Journal of Pediatrics is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies in all areas of pediatric research.
2. Submissions: The journal accepts submissions presented as an original article, short communication, case report, review article(solicited), or letter to the editor. 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. All authors should review the submitted manuscript and the corresponding author should sign the covering letter on their behalf. In case the manuscript was earlier submitted to some other journals and was rejected, the authors must provide full information for proper analysis. Manuscripts submitted in English, must be type written, double-spaced on one side of the A-4 size paper with clear margins on both sides. Tables as well as illustrations should be typed and drawn on a separate paper. Authors are requested to reserve margins of at least 2 cm all around the paper. The figures should be sent in JPEG or GIF format which will produce high quality images in the online edition of the journal.
3. The manuscript should include: Title page, Structured Abstract and Keywords, Text (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion), Acknowledgment and References.
4. Title pages: Title page must be submitted as part of manuscript. This should contain: article title (not to exceed 75 characters, including spaces); authors' names with full first name, their degrees and affiliations (dept., institution, city, state); institution where the work was done (indicate which author is in which department); a short running title of no more than 45 letters and spaces, with complete address (including e-mail address and postal codes) and telephone and fax numbers.
5. Structured Abstract and Keywords:
Abstract: All manuscripts must include a brief Abstract intelligible without reference to the main text. Formats and word limits for abstracts are summarized below according to the type of article submitted.
Keywords: 3-7 key words or phases should be provided which should be selected from the body of the text and not duplicate title words. Key words should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article.
6. Introduction: This should summarize the purpose and the rational for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study.
7. Materials and Methods: This should include exact method or observation or experiment. 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.
8. 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.
9. Discussion: This should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other works in the field of study. The detailed data should not be repeated again.
10. Conclusion: Conclusions should be based on the results.
11. Acknowledgement: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered. It should include persons who provided technical help, writing assistance and departmental head that only provided general support. Financial and material support and conflict of interests must be written in this section.
12. Tables: Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Each table should be presented on a separate page with a comprehensive but concise legend above the table. Tables should be double-spaced and vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations should be defined in footnotes. Use superscript letters (not numbers) for footnotes and keep footnotes to a minimum. *, †, ‡ should be reserved for P values. The table and its legend/footnotes should be understandable without reference to the text.
13. Figures: Only scientifically necessary illustrations should be included. All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Color photographs should be submitted as good quality. Authors have to bear the cost of color printing. Figures and other graphic material sent electronically: May be sent in any common file format, such as TIFF, GIF, JPG, or BMP) as long as quality and resolution are borne in mind.
14. References: Resources should be based on Vancouver style and enter the Endnote software.The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. For abbreviations of journal names, refer to list of journals indexed in Index Medicus.
Sample references are given below (according to Vancouver style):
Article: Author(s) name (more than 6 names use et al). Title of article. Abbreviation of title of journal Year; Volume (Issue): Page. Example:
Vakili R, Baradran – Heravi A, Barid – Fatehi B, Gholamin M, Ghaemi N, Abbaszadegan M.R. Molecular Analysis of the CYP21 Gene and Prenatal Diagnosis in Families with 21-Hydroxylas Deficiency in Northeastern Iran. Horm Res 2005; 63(3): 119 – 124. (Persian)
Chapter: Author(s) name. Chapter. In: Editor(s) name. Book. Edition. Place: Publisher; Year: Page.
Example: Goadsby PJ. Pathophsiology of headache.In: Silberstein SD, Lipton RB, Dalessio DJ, et al. Wolffs headache and other head pain. 7th ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press; 2001: 57 – 72.
Book: Author(s) name. Book. Edition. Place: Publisher; Year: Page. Example: Stillman RJ. Endometriosis. In: Scott RJ, Disaia PhJ, Hammond chB, et al. Danforth’s obstetrics & gynecology. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & willkins; 1999: 669-676.
Dissertation: Author(s) name. Title. Degree. Dissertation. Place: University, College, Year: Page. Example: Abdullahi S. [Study of epidemiologic aspects of otosclerosis in patients with otosclerosis in Ghaem Hospital since 1993 to 2003]. MD. Dissertation. Mashhad: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 2003: 20-35. (Persian)
Electronic Article: Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis (derail online) 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5], 1(1): [24 screens]. Available from: URL; http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm
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