Types of the format of articles accepted in the journal
Original articles, review articles (narrative, systematic, and meta-analysis), case reports, short articles, and letters to the editor or editorial.
All articles must be structurally qualified (all 7 issues must be applied in order):
1. The title page contains the full title of the article, the names of the authors, the scientific address of the authors, and the full details of the contact with the author (it is fixed in all types of articles and must be written in both Persian and English). For all authors, the name, surname, last degree obtained and field of study, affiliation (such as the name of the department, the name of the department/research center, the name of the faculty/research institute, the name of the university/research institute, city, country) must be registered. For the corresponding authors, in addition to the mentioned details, a fixed contact number, postal address (along with postal code), and e-mail must also be specified.
2. Persian and English Abstract (accurate translation) with sections of goals (Aims), materials and methods (Materials and Methods), findings (Findings), and conclusion (Conclusion) of at least 150 and at most 250 words
3. Persian and English keywords (accurate translation), minimum 3 and maximum 6 words to be selected from MeSH (Medical Subject Heading). (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html)
4. The specifications of the main text of the article according to the type of article are as follows:
4-1) Original articles
These articles are the result of the author (s) research activity and in them, the analytical process of the data is performed and is not merely descriptive. At least 70% of the articles in each issue are dedicated to these articles and are given priority for publication. The sections of these articles include 5 separate sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Findings, Discussion, and Conclusion (3,000 to 4,000 words; 20 to 30 sources). The following pages will explain how to write original articles.
4-2) Review articles
a. Narrative review
B. Systematic review
Review articles with a research structure written by an author (s) who are experts in the field. The materials used in these articles are other research articles in the field that need to be thoroughly reviewed. The sections of these articles include an introduction, informatiFon, methods, findings, discussion, and conclusions (4,000 to 6,000 words; 50 to 60 sources, at least 5 of which are the original research articles of the author himself).
Review articles are written by the author (these articles must have an author) in the subject area at the invitation of the editorial board and the editor of the journal and have a great scientific value. Such articles are not normally accepted by authors without background. The sections of these articles include the introduction, the main headings at the author's discretion (6 to 8 items), and the conclusion (8,000 to 10,000 words; 80 to 100 sources, at least 10 of which are the original research articles of the author himself).
4-3) Case Report
In the case of rare cases, especially in the field of medicine, the author can provide a report of the patient as well as treatment measures and results. The sections of these articles include an introduction, patient and methods, findings (with maximum 2 diagrams), and conclusion (1000 to 1500 words; 10 to 15 references).
4-4) Short Article
Research articles present a new achievement and have less background in the literature on the subject. The innovative aspect of these articles is very important, and the short size of the article cannot make it among such articles. The sections of these articles include an introduction, materials and methods, findings (with 2 diagrams), aspects of innovation, and a conclusion (1500-2000 words; 10-15 references).
4-5) Letter to the editor
These articles are usually published in the journal with the opinion of experts and are dedicated to their criticism. In appropriate cases, the editor can write these articles personally or by people's opinions. The sections of these articles include an introduction, main comparison at the discretion of the author (1 to 2 items), and conclusion (800 to 1000 words; maximum 5 references.
5. All articles must have five sections at the end: clinical & Practical tips in the police medicine, Acknowledgments, Conflict of Interest, Authors Contribution, and Funding sources.
5-1) clinical & Practical tips in the police medicine: In all articles; there is a titled " CLINICAL & PRACTICAL TIPS in POLICE MEDICINE " where the authors must provide at least 2 and a maximum of 5 clinical and medical points from their article or related to their article that applies to police Headquarter and police communities. Writing this section is mandatory. You can express these points in full sentences or short phrases.
5-2) Acknowledgments: thanks to all the people who are not among the authors and who have helped with scientific, writing, etc.
5-3) Conflict of interest: Disclosure of individuals and organizations that benefited or lost from the results of the article in any way.
5-4) Authors Contribution: stating the names of the authors, and their role in the production of the article, note that student, supervisor, and advisor are not considered roles, and are based on the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the role of all authors It should be chosen from the headings "idea presentation and study design", "data collection", "data interpretation", "data statistical analysis". At the end of this section, it should be mentioned that "all the authors participated in the initial writing of the article and its revision, and all of them accept the responsibility for the accuracy and correctness of the contents of this article with the final approval of this article.
5-5) Funding sources: The expression of the financiers and supporters of the research of the article.
6. Reference to the sources should be fully respected and the numbering system should be used to refer to the source. In this way, the sources are classified and numbered in the order of use in the text and the list of sources. Wherever necessary in the text, the number of the desired source should be given in [...] If more than one source is referenced in a [...], the numbers should be capitalized from right to left and separated by commas. If several cited sources are consecutive, they are separated by dashes and the direction of writing is written mathematically. All sources should be in Roman Script format (in English) and easily retrievable invalid indexes. At the end of Persian articles, it is sufficient to use the term [Persian]. At the end of each source, insert the link of the used source or its digital identifier (DOI).
Note that the only reliable sources that can be cited in writing research articles are those whose content has been peer-reviewed. In this way, books, websites, materials presented at conferences, thesis or student thesis, etc. are not valid sources, and only articles published in research publications are considered valid sources. For this reason, at least 80% of the sources cited in the article submitted by the authors must be authentic from the published articles.
7. Do not include any diagrams (figures or tables) in the text of the article and only write its number (for example Figure 2, Table 4, or Diagram 1) where it should be referred to. Tables should be typed on separate pages and numbered in the order of use in the text. Three series of independent numbering should be done in the text for numbering and referring to figures, tables, and diagrams. Note that the description of each diagram should be such that it narrates its contents without the need for the text of the article. Diagrams and pictures should be appropriate to the size of the article (one per 1000 words) and in Word format. The tables should have a title at the top and if an explanation is needed, it should be written as a subtitle below the tables. Figures should be in TIF format with a resolution of 300 dpi or 300 PPI, and if possible, with a color level of M 16 bit 24 or, and diagrams should be designed in Excel software as much as possible.