For authors - Submission instruction

 | Post date: 2017/07/2 | 

Authors Guide
Journal of Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences is a peer reviewed journal published in electronic format by Torbat Heydarieh University of Medical Sciences. Published quarterly in bilingual format (Persian-abstracts in English), it focuses on scientific papers in various fields of Medical Sciences. The formats accepted by the journal include original research, review article, systematic review, case report, technical note and letter to editor.
   From the perspective of the editorial board of the journal, the novelty of the study subject and its strength in terms of procedure, and applicability of the research findings is of high importance. 
Writing guidelines for the main parts of each article, according to the paper type, is as follows:
1- Original Research Articles
A) Quantitative Research
B) Qualitative Research
2- Review Article
3- Short Communication
4- Case Studies
5- Letter to Editor
1- Original Research Articles
A) Quantitative Research
This article should include title page, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments, references, the abstract in English and attachments (tables, charts, and pictures). Original research articles should not exceed 4000 words and 30 references.
Title Page
The title page should include the full title of paper, name and surname, rank and scientific degree, field of study, the university and city of each of the authors and phone number, fax number, address and email address of the responsible author who the correspondence and calls will be going to.
Abstract
Abstract (in both Persian and English) should be drafted in separate pages in structured format. The number of words in the Abstract should not exceed 300 words. The abstract should have no references and abbreviations, and should represent all the concepts and content of the article. Moreover, the Persian and English Abstracts should have conformity.
The abstract should be set as follows:
Background and Purpose: This section must contain two to three sentences on the importance and necessity of the study or summarizing review of the literature for the purpose of the study. Also the purpose should be a clear statement, measurable or accessible and must be expressed equally in other parts of the article.
Methods: should include general information about the Study Type, population and sample, data collection methods and tools, as well as the time and type of intervention.
Results: should be proportionate to the aim of the study and the result of each study group should be expressed separately with statistical tests used along with their results, factors and confidence interval.
Conclusion: In this section the findings' definite conclusion plus the recommendations and implications of the results section should be expressed. Conclusions should not merely echo study findings.
Key words: The number of keywords should be between 3 and 5, and developed based on the MESH.
English Abstract of paper should be set in the form of the following components:
Methods, background and Aim, Results, conclusion and keywords
Original research Articles text should be prepared in the form of the following components:
Introduction
This section should be presented in a way that she scientific background and reasoning is prepared for the study, also it is necessary that the purpose or main research question be expressed explicitly in the end of the Introduction.
Methods
It is necessary that the methods cover, study type, study location, duration of sampling, type of exposure, follow-up and data collection, population and the research sample, sample size, sampling procedures, inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study, condition of the sample selection and its rational, data collection procedures and explaining the tool which was used, statistical software and statistical tests used to analyze the data, and the reasons for their application.
Results
1. If using a questionnaire, the response rate should be mentioned in the beginning of the results.
2. Demographic specifications must be presented at the beginning of the results.
3. If using descriptive statistics, it is necessary that the abundance and frequency percentage, both be noted.
4. Repetition of the results simultaneously in the table and text should be avoided.
5. If the results are presented in the form of tables, the number of results should not exceed 3 tables.
Discussion
It is necessary that the discussion includes following points:
1. The author refers to the study objectives and also summarizes the key findings.
2. The author’s argument of differences and similarities of the present study and reviewed studies must be explained.
3. Discussing any new findings that have not been mentioned in the results must be avoided.
4. A general and cautious interpretation of the results must be provided by taking into account the objectives, limitations, multiplicity of statistical analyses, the results of similar studies and other relevant evidence,.
5. The generalizability (external validity) of results should be discussed.
6. Practical suggestions should be provided based on the results of the current study and future studies.
Conclusion
At the end of the article, in a part called Conclusion, the final message of the article which is actually the practical result of the article, has to be stated clearly in one or 2 paragraphs.
Acknowledgments
B) Quantitative Research Articles
Including title, abstract (consisting of Introduction or the original research questions, research methods, data analyses, findings and conclusions), Introduction, analyses methods, findings, discussion and conclusions.
Quantitative Research