Submission Instruction

 Journal of Religion & Health (JRH) only accepts articles in forms of: Original article and Review article related to religion and health (Interdisciplinary studies), medical ethics, medical law.

a. The style of Original Articles: such articles should be contains maximum 3000-4000 words without considering to references and abstract.

I. Title page:

  It should contain the following information:

 1. Title (the title should be concise, descriptive _not declarative_, and limited to 75 characters).

 2. Corresponding author contact information (name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail), Also list the name of each author, including the first name, and the highest graduate degree; the department and institutional affiliation of each author.

3. Running Title 

 II. Abstract:

  It should contain the following information:

  1. Background and purpose

  2. Materials and Methods

  3. Results

  4. Conclusion

  Keywords (3 to 5 Keywords, matched with MeSH )

  * Abstracts should generally be no more than 250 words.

III. Manuscript

Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgment ( If applicable), Conflicts of interest, References

IV. Introduction:

  This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study. As the same of other sections, Introduction must be double-spaced.

 V.  Materials and Methods:

  This should include exact method or observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacturer’s name and address should be given in parenthesis. 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.

 VI.  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. Long articles may need sub-headings within some sections (especially the Results and Discussion parts) to clarify their contents.

VII. Tables:

  In limited numbers should be submitted with the captions placed above. Do not submit tables as pho­tograph. Place explanatory matters in footnotes, not in the heading.

VIII. Figures:

 Should be in limited numbers, with high quality art work and mounted on separate pages. The captions should be placed below. The same data should not be presented in tables, fig­ures and text, simultane­ously.

 It is permissible to send low-resolution images for peer review, although we may ask for high-resolution files at a later stage.

 We can accept electronic files in the following formats: GIF, JPEG. If photographs of patients are used, either they should not be identifiable or the photographs should be accompanied by written permission to use them.

IX. Discussion:

  This should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other work done in the field by other workers. The detailed data should not be repeated in the discussion again. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.

X. Acknowledgements ( If applicable):

 All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgement section. It should include persons who provided technical help, writing assistance and departmental head that only provided general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

XI. Conflicts of interest:

 Authors must acknowledge and declare any sources of funding and potential conflicting interest, such as receiving funds or fees by, or holding stocks and shares in, an organization that may profit or lose through publication of your paper. Declaring a competing interest will not lead to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it. 

VII. References (Vancouver Style):

All manuscripts should be accompanied by relevant references. The author should ensure reference to locally published studies by doing proper literature search. It may not be possible for the editor and reviewers to check the accuracy of all reference citations. To minimize such errors author should verify references against the original documents. See References in Manuscript Details.

 References must be double-spaced and numbered consecutively as they are cited. References first cited in a table or figure legend should be numbered so that they will be in sequence with references cited in the text at the point where the table or figure is first mentioned. List all authors when there are six or fewer; when there are seven or more, list the first six, followed by “et al.” The following are sample references:

  1. Journal: Russell FD, Coppell AL, Davenport AP. In vitro enzymatic processing of radiolabelled big ET-1 in human kidney as a food ingredient. Biochem Pharmacol 1998; 1;55(5):697-701.

 2. Book: Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, Wilson JD, Martin JB, Kasper DL, et al, editors. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. 14th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, Health Professions Division; 1998.

 3. Book Chapter: Porter RJ, Meldrum BS. Antiepileptic drugs. In: Katzung BG, editor. Basic and clinical pharmacology. 6th ed. Norwalk (CN): Appleton and Lange; 1995. p. 361-80.

 4. Conference Papers: Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5.

 5. Web Site: Garfinkel PE, Lin E, Goering P. Should amenorrhea be necessary for the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa? Br J Psych [serial online] 1996 [cited 1999 Aug 17]; 168(4):500-6. Available from: URL:
Numbered references to personal communications unpublished data, or manuscripts either “in preparation” or “submitted for publication” are unacceptable. If essential, such material can be incorporated at the appropriate place in the text. For more information please see Vancouver Style .

b. The style of Review articles: it should be contains maximum 3000to 4000 words without considering to references and abstract.

I. It should be perfect and comprehensive and has used minimum 30 reliable references in its edition. Its sections as follows: Title, Abstract, Article body that is: Introduction, Main titles and subtitles, conclusion, it should be contains theorizing and new results.

II.The abstract contains the final summary of study. It should be  contains minimum 3 references of author.  Abstract should generally be no more than 250 words.

III. The parts of it will be about  like the original articles.

  Abbreviations and symbols:

 Use only standard abbre­viations. Avoid using them in the title and ab­stract. The full term for which an abbre­viation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a stan­dard unit of measurement.


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Peer review process

All manuscripts are considered to be confidential. They are peer reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers selected by the editorial board. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of editor decision to accept, reject, or require modifications. If the manuscript is completely acceptable according to the criteria set forth in these instructions, it is scheduled for the next available issue.

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