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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.
  • 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).

  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF. 

  • Title Page is prepared as separated file and include:
    Author(s) full name(s) written as First Name then Last Name, and highest academic degree(s), the institutional affiliation(s).
    Authorship (see here).
    Acknowledgment of any presentation of this material, to whom, when, and where.
    Acknowledgment of financial support, including grant numbers if any.
    Explanation of any conflicts of interest (Conflict of Interest Statement see here).
    Name, address, business telephone number, and e-mail address of corresponding author.
  • The text of manuscript doesn't include any information about authors and their affiliation, or any other information to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. Author identification information is also deleted from the file properties.
  • The text is 1.5-spaced;a 14-point Times New Roman font is used; margins: top - 20 mm, bottom - 25mm, left - 30 mm, right - 10mm; italics is employed 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.
    • All illustrations, figures must have a high resolution (300 dpi). Figures should be numbered in the order they are first mentioned in the text (i.e. Fig. 1, Fig. 2 etc.).Figures titles should be included included underneath the figures. 
    • Tables should be numbered and cited in the text in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, Table 2 etc.). Table titles (max 15 words) should be included above the table, and legends should be included underneath the table. Tables should not be embedded as figures or spreadsheet files, but should be formatted using ‘Table object’ function in your word processing program.

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  • An abstract is presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Abstracts of original research articles should be structured and should consist of Aim, Materials and methods, Results, Conclusions.
  • Keywords: maximum - 5 with a semicolon as the delimiter.
  • Research Article Structure:

    1. Problem statement and analysis of the latest research
    2. Objective
    3. Materials and Methods. This section should include:
      • design and setting of the study
      • the characteristics of participants or description of materials
      • a clear description of all processes, interventions and comparisons. Generic drug names should generally be used. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand names in parentheses
      • the type of statistical analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate
    4. Results (A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate ) should include the findings of the study including, if appropriate, results of statistical analysis which must be included either in the text or as tables and figures.
    5. Discussion should discuss the implications of the findings in context of existing research and highlight limitations of the study.
    6. Prospects of further researches
    7. Conclusions. This section should state clearly the main conclusions and provide an explanation of the importance and relevance of the study reported.

    Case Report article should include Abstract with KeywordsBackground, Case Presentation, Conclusions and References.

    Review Article should include Abstract with KeywordsBackground, Main TextConclusions and References.

    Public Health Care and Medical Education Articles may include paragraphs as in Research Article or in Review Articles.

  • References

    Use only Vancouver citation style. Its template also is available in such key reference management packages as  Mendeley (,  EndNote ( and Reference Manager (

    Example: Barnett AH. Origin of the microangiopathic changes in diabetes. Eye. 1993;(2):218-222. doi:10.1038/eye.1993.52.

  • Corresponding author agrees to provide names, academic degree, affiliation and emails of two Preferred Reviewers in the “Comments for the Editor” field when submitting the manuscript. If are any conflicts of interests, feel free to provide Opposed Reviewers in the “Comments for the Editor” field.

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