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Instructions to Authors
 

A. General Policy :

Manuscripts, or the essence of their content, must be previously unpublished and should not be under simultaneous consideration by another Journal. The authors should also declare if any similar work has been submitted to or published by another Journal. By virtue of the submitted manuscript, the corresponding author acknowledges that all the co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript. The corresponding author should provide all co-authors with information regarding the manuscript, and obtain their approval before submitting any revisions. Manuscripts are only accepted for publication on the understanding that the authors will permit editorial amendments, though proofs will always be submitted to the corresponding author before being sent finally to press. Prior to the initial submission of a new manuscript, please carefully consider that all authors’ names are included as no change to authors’ details will be permitted after the acceptance. The decision to accept a contribution rests with the Editorial Board of the IJWHR.

Manuscripts will be considered for publication in the form of original articles, Case report, short communications, Letter to editor and review articles. The work should be original or a thorough by an authoritative person in a pertinent field.

IJHWR follows AMA style (American Medical Association Manual of Style,10th Edition) from January 2015.

B. Manuscript Preparation :

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submission to Biomedical Journals” proclaimed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org).

Authorship:

The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data.
2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
3. Final approval of the version published.
4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their coauthors. All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding, the gathering of data, technical help, writing assistance, and general supervision of the research group does not warrant authorship. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged. Please guarantee that anyone stated in the Acknowledgements section has granted its clearance for permission to be listed.

Contributorship statement :

A contributorship statement is required for every manuscript submitted and should state who has contributed what to the planning, conduct, and reporting of the work described in the article.

Authorship Changes :

Any change in authorship (ie, order, addition, and deletion of authors) after initial submission must be approved by all authors. Authors should determine the order of authorship among themselves. In addition, any alterations must be clarified to the Editor/Editor-in-chief.to an agreement about the order of authorship among themselves. In addition, any alterations must be clarified to the editor. In line with COPE guidelines, our journal requires written confirmation from all authors that they agree with any proposed changes in authorship of submission(s) or published item(s). This confirmation must be via direct email from each author. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all authors confirm they agree with the proposed changes. If there is disagreement amongst the authors concerning authorship and a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached, the authors must contact their institution(s) for a resolution. It is not the journal editor’s responsibility to resolve authorship disputes. A change in authorship of a published article can only be amended via publication of an Erratum.

1. Cover letter
a - A statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors.
b - That the requirements for authorship have been met for all the authors, based on the criteria stated by ICMJE.
c - Approval of all the authors regarding the order in which their names have appeared.
d - That each author confirms the manuscript represents honest work.
e - The name, address, and telephone number of the corresponding author who is responsible for communicating with other authors about revisions and final approval.
f - The letter should give any additional information that may be helpful to the editor, such as the type or format of the article. If the manuscript has been submitted previously to another journal or in another language, it is helpful to include the previous editor's and reviewers' comments with the submitted manuscript, along with the authors' responses to those comments. Submitting previous evaluatory review of another journal accelerates the review process.
g - For accepted manuscripts, the authors are requested to fill and sign the journal’s cover letter to express their consent for its publication.
h - To reproduce published material, to use illustrations or tables or report information about identifiable people, the author should submit a copy of the permission with the manuscript to the journal.

2. Top Ethic Committee Approval
Inclusion of the approval letter from the relevant Ethics Committee or Institution’s Review Board regarding the research protocol and the rights of the subjects (if applicable to the study)

3. Top Consent Form
Attach a copy of the consent form to the letter, if applicable. Consent forms would be evaluated by the Ethics Committee and then signed by the participant.

4. Top RCT or NCT Registration
Emailing the letter denoting registration of RCTs or NCTs in domestic or international databases (The trial's registration number needs to be mentioned, too).

5. Manuscripts submitted in English, must be type written, double-spaced, on good quality A4 paper, or paper of similar format. Authors are requested to reserve margins of at least 2.5cm all around the paper. Original drawings of photos, tables and figures should be furnished together with the manuscripts.

6. Manuscripts should be kept to a minimum length and should be subdivided into labeled sections (Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, andReferences).

7. A title page is to be provided and should include the title of the article, authors’ names with full first name (with degrees), authors’ affiliation, suggested running title and corresponding author. The affiliation should comprise the department, institution (usually university or company), city and state (or nation). The suggested running title should be less than 50 characters (including spaces) and should comprise the article title or an abbreviated version thereof. For office purposes, the title page should include the name and complete mailing address, telephone and fax number, and email of the one author designated to review proofs.

8. An abstract no longer than 250 words for reviews and research articles is to be provided as the second page. Abstract should be structured as objective(s) (including purpose setting), materials and methods, results, and conclusion.

9. A list of 3-8 keywords, chosen from the Medical Subject Headings(MeSH) list http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html, is to be provided directly below the abstract. Keywords should express the precise content of the manuscript, as they are used for indexing purposes. Provide abbreviations and nomenclature list in an alphabetical order and non-standard abbreviations contained in the manuscript (excluding references) with definitions after the keywords. Use abbreviations sparingly and only when necessary to save space, and to avoid repeating long chemical names or therapeutic regimes. In a figure or table, define the abbreviations used in a footnote.

10. Tables in limited numbers should be self- explanatory, clearly arranged, and supplemental to the text. The captions should be placed above.

11. Figures should be utilized only if they augment understandability of the text. The captions should be placed below. Drawings and graphs should be professionally prepared in deep black and submitted as glossy, black and white clean Photostats. Professionally designed computer generated graphs with a minimum of 300 DPI laser printer output is preferable. Color photographs are welcomed.

12. The same data should not be presented in tables, figures and text, simultaneously.

13. References in limited numbers and up-to-dated must be numbered consecutively in order of citation in the text (number in parentheses). Periodical titles should be abbreviated according to the PubMed Journals Database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=journals). Print surnames and initials of all authors when there are six or less. In the case of seven or more authors, the names of the first six authors followed by et al. should be listed.

Please Put Your Article References in IJWHR EndNote System Before Submitting.

1. Algar WR, Krull UJ. Toward a multiplexed solid-phase nucleic acid hybridization assay using quantum dots as donors in fluorescence resonance energy transfer. Anal Chem 2009; 81: 4113-20. doi: 10.1021/ac900421p

2. Ansary MM, Ishihara S, Oka A, Kusunoki R, Oshima N, Yuki T, et al. Apoptotic Cells Ameliorate Chronic Intestinal Inflammation by Enhancing Regulatory B-cell Function. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2014. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000000240

3. Bagalkot V, Zhang L, Levy-Nissenbaum E, Jon S, Kantoff PW, Langer R, et al. Quantum dot-aptamer conjugates for synchronous cancer imaging, therapy, and sensing of drug delivery based on bi-fluorescence resonance energy transfer. Nano Lett 2007; 7: 3065-70. doi: 10.1021/nl071546n

4. Bailey VJ, Easwaran H, Zhang Y, Griffiths E, Belinsky SA, Herman JG, et al. MS-qFRET: a quantum dot-based method for analysis of DNA methylation. Genome Res 2009; 19: 1455-61. doi: 10.1101/gr.088831.108

TYPE OF ARTICLES:

Type of articles are based on PubMed defenitions. For more info please refer to: http://dtd.nlm.nih.gov/publishing/tag-library/3.0/n-w2d0.html

Editorial :

Editorial is Opinion piece, policy statement, or general commentary, typically written by staff of the publication (The similar value “article-commentary” is reserved for a commentary on a specific article or articles, which is written by an author with a contrasting position, not an editor or other publication staff.)

Letters to the Editor about a recent journal article :

Letters referring to a recent article in this journal must be received within three months of its publication. For example, a letter referring to an article published in the January issue must be submitted online no later than March 31st. Letters submitted after the allowed time will not be considered.

The text, not including references, must not exceed 700 words. A maximum of three authors and 10 references are allowed. Neither tables nor figures are allowed.

Letters to the Editor NOT referring to a recent journal article :

Original research that is of interest but does not fulfill all the requirements needed for publication as a full-length manuscript can be submitted as a letter to the editor. The letter must have a title and a maximum of three authors.

The text, not including references, tables, figures or legends must not exceed 700 words. No more than 10 references and either one table or one figure are allowed.

Word Count Limit: Letters should contain 500 - 700 words, maximum number of references is 10, maximum Number of illustrations/Tables is 1.

Original :

The content of the paper must justify its length. For reports of original investigative work, traditional division into sections is required: Title, Keywords, Addresses and which author address for correspondence, Structured abstract, Background, Objectives, Materials/Patients and Methods, Results, Discussion, References and Acknowledgements, Legends for display items (Figures and Tables).

Research articles should contain 2500 - 3500 words, maximum number of references is 55, maximum Number of illustrations/Tables is 5.

Review Article :

Review Articles should contain 3500 - 4000 words, maximum number of references is 80, maximum number of illustrations/Tables is 5. In a review article both abstract and text of the manuscript, include following items:

1) Context: Include 1 or 2 sentences describing the clinical question or issue and its importance in clinical practice or public heath.

2) Evidence Acquisition: Describe the data sources used, including the search strategies, years searched, and other sources of material, such as subsequent reference searches of retrieved articles. Explain the methods used for quality assessment and the inclusion of identified articles.

3) Results: Address the major findings of the review of the clinical issue or topic in an evidence-based, objective, and balanced fashion, emphasizing the highest-quality evidence available.

4) Conclusions: Clearly state the conclusions to answer the questions posed if applicable, basing the conclusions on available evidence, and emphasize how clinicians should apply current knowledge.

CASE REPORT :

A case report is a case study, case report, or other description of a case that should contain 1500 - 2000 words with a structured abstract of 200 words maximum. Case reports should comprise sections of Introduction, Case Presentation, and Conclusions in Abstract and Introduction, Case Presentation, and Discussion in full text with not more than 2 tables or figures and up to 20 references.

Technical Notes :

Technical note is a brief description of a specific technique, procedure, modification of a technique, or new equipment of interest to womens reproductive sciences . It should include a brief Introduction followed by Technique section for case reports or Materials and methods section for case series. Discussion is limited to the specific message, including the uses of the technique, equipment or software.
Literature reviews and lengthy descriptions of cases are not appropriate. it should written in 1500 words with 2 tables and 3 figures or 6 images and up to 8 references.

Brief Report :

Brief Reports should contain 1000 - 2000 words with a structured abstract of 200 words maximum. Short reports should comprise sections of Background, Objectives, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion with not more than 2 tables or figures and up to 20 references.

Short Communication :

Short Communication, follow the instructions for original articles, except that the total word number of the main text (excluding references, tables and figure legends) is limited to 2000 with no more than 2 figures and/or tables and no more than 15 references. An abstract, not exceeding 150 words, should be presented at the beginning of the article.

News :

News should contain 1000 - 2000 words with a structured abstract of 200 words maximum. News should comprise sections of Background, Objectives, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion with not more than 2 tables or figures and up to 20 references.

Multimedia and Supplemental files : Authors may submit video and other files to enhance their case reports and Technical Notes (Video files should be supplied as .avi, .wmv, .mp4). When submitting video files, you must complete the "video caption" box in Case Report and Technical Notes template. You may also submit supplementary material to support the submission and review of your article, e.g., papers in press elsewhere, published articles, raw data. When submitting video files, ensure you upload them using the File Designation "Video Files". Please record Voice and Words of your Video in English presentation only.The submitted file should has high quality for presentation.

Submission and Review Process :

Manuscripts must be written in English (use consistently either British or American spelling) and must be submitted online. To submit, go to http://ijwhr.net/submit/login . Full instructions for submission are detailed on this website.

C. General Consideration:

1. Peer review process: All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three independent referees. All manuscripts will be acknowledged upon presenting to the Journal office, provided that all stated requirements are met. Authors are encouraged to suggest names of three expert reviewers, but selection remains a prerogative of the Editor. The whole review process depends on receiving referees comments and revising the manuscripts based on these comments to the author. On receipt of the revised article from the author, and after final approving by referees, the letter of acceptance is issued to the author. Authors have the right to communicate to the editor if they do not wish their manuscript to be reviewed by a particular reviewer because of potential conflicts of interest. No article is rejected unless negative comments are received from at least two reviewers.

2. Conflicts of interest: Authors should disclose, at the time of submission, information on financial conflicts of interest or other interests that may influence the manuscript. Authors should declare sources of funding for the work undertaken.

3. The Journal’s Policy on Plagiarism: Any practice of plagiarism will not be tolerated by the journal regarding submitted manuscripts. Non-identifiable quoted segments of articles or close paraphrases from other author/s or even submitting the author’s previously published work are known as the act of plagiarism by this journal unless proper use of quotations or paraphrasing with decent citation or referencing are in place. Heavy use of one or a couple of articles is discouraged, even if paraphrased fully. Advertent practice of plagiarism will abort reviewing process or later submission to this journal. All submitted articles will evaluate by iThenticate software belonged to cross check for stop any plagiarism and improve publication quality.

4. Ethical consent: All submitted articles involving human experiments should be performed only in accordance with the ethical standards provided by the responsible committee of the institution and in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (as revised in Edinburgh 2000), available at http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/ 10policies/b3/index.html. Papers describing animal experiments can be accepted for publication only if the experiment conforms the National Institute of Health Guide (Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals, 8th edition, 2011) and/or (International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals, 2012 ) is required for all experimental and clinical and drug trial studies.. Authors must provide a full description of their anesthetics and surgical procedures. All manuscripts reporting the results of experimental investigations involving human subjects should include a statement confirming the informed consent was obtained from each subject or subject’s guardian. All animal or human studies should be used after approval of the experimental protocol by a local ethics committee.

5. Acknowledgements: In acknowledgement section, name people for their contributions or their permission to reproduce their published material, to use their illustrations or provide information about them- try to fully name people who have helped from the conception of the idea to adoption of the hypothesis, to finalization of the study, etc., earnestly.Statement of financial support: Aside from the title page, state any financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest.

6. Author agreement form: http://ijwhr.net/submit/copyrightform.pdf

7. Disposal of material: Once published, all copies of the manuscript, correspondence and artwork will be held for 6 months before disposal.

8.This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

9.Once a manuscript is accepted for publication it will be provided with a registered DOI number following the acceptance decision. Manuscripts accepted for publication by the IJWHR will be published as ahead of print articles prior to the printing date of their scheduled issue. Corresponding author will be provided with a PDF Proof by the publisher once the production process of an accepted manuscript is over.

10. Why dose International Journal of Women's Health and Reproduction Sciences has article-processing charges :

Open access publishing is not without costs. International Journal of Women's Health and Reproduction Sciences defrays these costs through article-processing charges because it does not have subscription charges for its research content. This journal instead believes that immediate, worldwide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community.

11. Article-processing charges pay for:

  • Immediate, worldwide open access to the full article text
  • Developing and maintaining electronic tools for peer review and publication
  • Preparation in various formats for online publication
  • Securing inclusion in scientific databases as soon as possible after publication
  • Securing inclusion in CrossRef and Cross Mark ,enabling electronic citation in other journals that are available electronically
  • Checking article by iThenticate software.

12. Publication Fee:

Our journal  do not charge any article at the time of submission, but once the article was accepted after peer review process, anon-refundable  charge of (190 USD) for each accepted manuscript must be paid by the author(s) to us  via PayPal method, invoice will be sent for each accepted manuscript to the correspondence author.

Note: all Editorials and Letter-to-Editors are exempt from publication fee. Moreover, the papers around novel subjects, as well as papers chosen by editorial board as the most attractive papers will be published free of charges.

Language usage and editing services:

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors will be directed to editing service of the journal  or publisher to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific after acceptance of the articles. The authors will cover the fee (150 USD) to this service.

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