Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research (JAEHR) is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences. The manuscripts on the topic of environmental science and engineering will be published in this journal. This contains all aspects of solid waste management, air pollution, water and wastewater, environmental monitoring and modeling, innovative technologies and studies related to the environmental science.
Instruction to Authors
Manuscripts containing original material are accepted for consideration if neither the article nor any part of its essential substance, tables, or figures has been or will be published or submitted elsewhere before appearing in the Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research. This restriction does not apply to abstracts or press reports published in connection with scientific meetings. Copies of any closely related manuscripts must be submitted along with the manuscript that is to be considered by the Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research. Authors of all types of articles should follow the general instructions given below.
HUMAN AND ANIMAL RIGHTS
The research involves human beings or animals must adhere to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki
Original article which reports the results of an original scientific research should be less than 3000 words, with a maximum of 30 references.
Review article which represents the researches and works on a particular topic.
Brief communication is a short research article and should be limited to 1500 words. This article contains all sections of an original article.
Case report is a detailed report of an individual patient that may represent a previously non-described condition and contains new information about different aspects of a disease. It should be less than 2000 words.
Letter to the Editor must be less than 400 words in all cases.
Book Review must be less than 1000 words on any book topics related to the scope of Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research.
This manuscripts should be divided into the following sections: (1) Title page, (2) Abstract and Keywords, (3) Introduction, (4) Materials and Methods, (5) Results and Discussion, (6) Acknowledgements, (7) Author contribution, (8) References, (9) Figure legends, (10) Tables and (11) Figures (figures should be submitted in separate files if the file size exceeds 2 Mb).
Please supply a word count in title page.
Use normal page margins (2.5 cm), and double-space throughout the manuscript.
Use Times New Roman (12) font throughout the manuscript.
Prepare your manuscript text using a Word processing package (save in .doc or .rtf format). Submissions of text in the form of PDF files are not permitted.
A covering letter signed by all authors should identify the corresponding author (include the address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address). Please make clear that the final manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors, and that the authors accept full responsibility for the design and conduct of the study, had access to the data, and controlled the decision to publish.
Authors are also asked to provide the names and contact information for three potential reviewers in their cover letter.However, the journal is not obliged to use the suggested reviewers. Final selection of reviewers will be determined by the editors.
As stated in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/#privacy), credit for authorship requires substantial contributions to: (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; (b) the drafting of the article or critical revision for important intellectual content and (c) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions a, b and c. Each author must sign authorship form attesting that he or she fulfills the authorship criteria.There should be a statement in manuscript explaining contribution of each author to the work. Acknowledgments will be limited to one page of Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research, and those acknowledged will be listed only once.
Any change in authorship after submission must be approved in writing by all authors.
In appropriate places in the manuscript please provide the following items:
If applicable, a statement that the research protocol was approved by the relevant institutional review boards or ethics committees and that all human participants gave written informed consent
The source of funding for the study
The identity of those who analyzed the data
Financial disclosure, or a statement that none is necessary
With the manuscript, provide a page giving the title of the paper; titles should be concise and descriptive (not declarative). Title page should include an abbreviated running title of 40 characters,the names of the authors, including the complete first names, the name of the department and institution in which the work was done, the institutional affiliation of each author. The name, post address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be separately addressed. Any grant support that requires acknowledgment should be mentioned on this page. Word count of abstract and main text as well as number of tables and figures and references should be mentioned on title page. If the work was derived from a project or dissertation, its code should also be stated.
Affiliation model: Department, Institute, City, Country.
Example: Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
Provide on a separate page an abstract of not more than 250 words. This abstract should consist of ONE paragraph (Non-structured Abstract). It should briefly describe the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient results, and what the authors conclude from the results respectively. Three to seven keywords may be included. Keywords are preferred to be in accordance with MeSH (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh) terms.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Authors of research articles should disclose at the time of submission any financial arrangement they may have with a company whose product is pertinent to the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision, but if the article is accepted for publication, a disclosure will appear with the article.
Because the essence of reviews and editorials is selection and interpretation of the literature, the Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research expects that authors of such articles will not have any significant financial interest in a company (or its competitor) that makes a product discussed in the article.
REVIEW AND ACTION
Submitted papers will be examined for the evidence of plagiarism using some automated plagiarism detection service. Manuscripts are examined by members of the editorial staff, and two thirds are sent to external reviewers. Communications about manuscripts will be sent after the review and editorial decision-making process is complete within 3-6 weeks after receiving the manuscript. After acceptance, editorial system makes a final language and scientific edition. No substantial change is permitted by authors after acceptance. It is the responsibility of corresponding author to answer probable questions and approve final version.
Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research is the owner of all copyright to any original work published by the JAEHR. Authors agree to execute copyright transfer forms as requested with respect to their Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research has the right to use, reproduce, transmit, derive works from, publish, and distribute the contribution, in the Journal or otherwise, in any form or medium. Authors will not use or authorize the use of the contribution without the Journal Office’ written consent
Double-space tables and provide a title for each.
Figures should be no larger than 125 (height) x 180 (width) mm (5 x 7 inches) and should be submitted in a separate file from that of the manuscript. The name of images or figures files should be the same as the order that was used in manuscript (fig1, fig2, etc.). Only JPEG, tif, gif and eps image formats are acceptable with CMYK model for colored image at a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Graphs must have the minimum quality: clear text, proportionate, not 3 dimensional and without disharmonic language.Electron photomicrographs should have internal scale markers.
If photographs of patients are used, either the subjects should not be identifiable or the photographs should be accompanied by written permission to use them. Permission forms are available from the Editorial Office.
Scientific illustrations will be created or recreated in-house. If an outside illustrator creates the figure, the Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research reserves the right to modify or redraw it to meet our specifications for publication. The author must explicitly acquire all rights to the illustration from the artist in order for us to publish the illustration. Legends for figures should be an editable text as caption and should not appear on the figures.
The Vancouver style of referencing should be used. References must be double-spaced and numbered as superscripts 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, then “et al.” The following are sample references:
1. Maleki A, Shahmoradi B, Daraei H, Kalantar E. Assessment of ultrasound irradiation on inactivation of gram negative and positive bacteria isolated from hospital in aqueous solution. J Adv Environ Health Res 2013; 1(1): 9-14.
2. Buckwalter JA, Marsh JL, Brown T, Amendola A, Martin JA. Articular cartilage injury. In: Robert L, Robert L, Joseph V, editors. Principles of Tissue Engineering. 3rd ed. Burlington, MA: Academic Press; 2007. p. 897-907.
3. Kuczmarski RJ, Ogden CL, Grammer-Strawn LM, Flegal KM, Guo SS, Wei R, et al. CDC growth charts: United States. Advance data from vital and health statistics. No. 314. Hyattsville, Md: National Center for Health Statistics, 2000. (DHHS publication no. (PHS) 2000-1250 0-0431)
4. World Health organization. Strategic directions for strengthening nursing and midwifery services [online]. Available from: URL:http://www.wpro.who.int/themesfocuses/theme3/focus2/nursingmidwifery.pdf2002
Units of Measurement
Authors should express all measurements in conventional units, with Système International (SI) units given in parentheses throughout the text. Figures and tables should use conventional units, with conversion factors given in legends or footnotes. In accordance with the Uniform Requirements, however, manuscripts containing only SI units will not be returned for that reason.
Except for units of measurement, abbreviations are discouraged. Consult Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (Sixth edition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994) for lists of standard abbreviations. Except for units of measurement, the first time an abbreviation appears, it should be preceded by the words for which it stands.
Structures should be produced with a chemical drawing program, preferably ChemDraw 4.5 or higher, and submitted in TIFF format to allow use of electronic files in production. Structures should also be submitted in native file formats, e.g., RDX.
For any more detail about the writing style for your manuscripts refer to:
We, the undersigned, certify that we take responsibility for the conduct of this study and for the analysis and interpretation of the data. We wrote this manuscript and are responsible for the decisions about it. Each of us meets the definition of an author as stated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (see http://www.icmje.org/#privacy). We have seen and approved the final manuscript. Neither the article nor any essential part of it, including tables and figures, will be published or submitted elsewhere before appearing in the Journal of Advances in Environmental Heath Research [All authors must sign this form or an equivalent letter.
Name of Author
Please scan this form and upload it as a supplementary file in “Step 4” of submitting articles.