International Journal of Radiation Research
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Submission of Manuscripts:
Contributions should be in English. Send an original plus 2 copies, double- spaced and typewritten on 8×11 inch high quality paper, and 3 copies of each illustration to Hossein Mozdarani, Ph.D., Editor-in-chief, to IJRR, Editorial Office, P.O.Box: 14399-14141, Tehran, Iran. Fax:+98-21-88631199, E-mail: Info@ijrr.com. Retain a copy for your files. Manuscripts are received with the understanding that it reports unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere; you own the copyright; you have secured the permission of all named co-authors and have agreed the order of names and you will transfer copyright to IJRR if the paper is accepted for publication. The author is responsible for all statements in his work, including minor textual changes made by the copy editors. Accepted manuscripts become the property of the Journal and may not be published elsewhere without written permission of both the editor and publisher. Neither manuscript nor figures will be returned after review.
In this form of submission, the manuscript should be on a floppy diskette or CD accompanied by a matched hard copy. Manuscript should be in Microsoft word for PC. The entire article should be submitted as a single file. Do not insert tabs in references. Papers can also be submitted on line via the journal’s website.
General Arrangement of Papers:
Structure of articles:
Text of the original articles should include title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials/patients and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgment, references, tables, figures, and legends, enumerated from the title page. The length of the text should not exceed twelve printed pages including all tables and figures. Case reports and short communications should be limited to 750 words. Case report should include abstract, keywords, case presentation, discussion, acknowledgment, and references. With the exception of blood pressure, all units of measurements and laboratory values must be expressed in SI units; conventional units may be included parenthetically. Please express radiation doses in Gray unit rather than rad (1 rad = 1 cGy). All radiation treatment factors must be listed. In manuscripts describing experiments with living animals, authors should state clearly in the text that the experiments were carried out in compliance with the relevant national laws relating to the conduct of animal experimentation. Papers disregarding animal welfare would be rejected.
Title Page: Make title brief and specific. It should include title of the article, correct names of each author plus highest academic degree, department affiliation, and institution, running head (≤50 characters, including spaces), name, address, telephone and fax numbers of author to whom correspondence and reprint requests should be addressed. A list of up to five indexing phrases (keywords) should be included to the title page.
Abstract: All original articles must contain an abstract of not more than 250 words. It should include the background, materials and methods, results, and conclusion section separately. It is not necessary for abstract of the review articles, case reports, clinical notes, and short communications to have the above mentioned subdivisions.
References: List references in consecutive numerical order (the order of citation in the manuscript, and not alphabetically) inserted between square brackets, e.g. , [3-5]. Once a reference is cited, all subsequent citations should be to the original number. All references must be cited in the text or tables. References to journal articles should be formatted in "Vancouver" style (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html). References to material on the internet should include the date of access. References should not be given to personal communications, unpublished data, manuscript in preparation, letters, company publications and patent pending. Abstracts of papers presented at meetings are not permissible. These references should appear as parenthetical expressions in the text, e.g., (unpublished data). The author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references and for their correct textual citation. Example of reference citation:
1. Mothersill C and Seymour C (2003) Possible implications of radiation-indcuced ‘bystander effects’ for radiation protection. Int J Low Radiat, 1: 34-38.
2. Rezvani M, Ross GA, Lamb K, Wilkinson JH (2004) Effects of Pentoxifylline on the healing of irradiated wounds in pig skin. Iran J Radiat Res, 2: 1-7.
3. Noz ME and Maguire Jr GQ (1995) Radiation protection in the health sciences. World Scientific Publishing Co. Ltd, Singapore.
4. Laramore GE and Austin-Seymour MM (1992) Fast neutron radiotherapy in relation to the radiation sensitivity of human organ systems. In: Advances in Radiation Biology, (Altman KI and Lett JT, eds.), Academic Press Inc., New York, USA.
Tables: Enumerate tables with Arabic numerals. They should be self-explanatory, clearly arranged, and supplemental to the text. Tables should provide easier understanding and not duplicate information already include in the text or figures.
Illustrations: Figures should be utilized only if they augment understandability of the text. Drawing and graphs should be professionally prepared in deep black and submitted as glossy, black-and-white clean photo state. Professionally designed computer-generated graphs with minimum of 300 DPI laser printer output is also acceptable. Each figure should have a label on the back, listing the figure number, title of manuscripts, first author, and an arrow indicating the top. Illustrations should be numbered as cited in the sequential order in the text, and each should have a legend on a separate sheet. Color photographs are welcome at no extra charge.
Legends: Captions for the figures must be typed double spaced, and must not appear on the figures. For photomicrographs, the legend should include the original magnification and stain used.
Responsibilities of Authors:
The authors are entirely responsible for accuracy of all statements and data (including drug dosages) contained in the manuscript, accuracy of all references and for obtaining and submitting permission from the author and publisher of any previously published material included in the submitted manuscript. All manuscripts reporting the results of experimental investigation involving human subjects should include a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from each subject or subject’s guardian, after approval of the experimental protocol by a local human ethics committee. The corresponding author will receive an edited manuscript for “final author approval”. The author should review this carefully, as he is responsible for all changes in his work, including changes made by copy editor.
Reprints: The senior author will receive 10 reprints free of charge. Larger quantities may be ordered when returning the proof at a special discount price.
General: In order to ensure rapid publication it is most important that all of the above instructions are compiled with in full. Failure to comply may result in considerable delay in publication or the return of manuscripts to the author.