Instructions to Author
Aim and Scope
This journal addresses the needs of medical sciences instructors, professionals and administrators through the country and the world. This journal presents new experiences of teaching methods, assessment and evaluation, and serves as a forum for communication between medical sciences professionals, instructors and policy makers.
The objective of the journal is to improve the knowledge of the researchers and accountability to academic society. This can lead the educational institutes to applying more effective teaching and learning methods.
The journal provides reports of innovation and research in the following domain:
Educational management, educational planning, teaching and learning, educational technologies, assessment and evaluation, organizational performance assessment, accreditation, continuing education and professionalism & ethics.
Manuscripts should be sent through the online submission system: (http://jamp.sums.ac.ir/contacts)
Assignment of Authorship Responsibilities
Your article will not be published unless you warrant that “This article is an original work, has not been published before, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form”. The JAMP Assignment Form (available in the Forms tab of the website) should be signed and dated by all authors and sent along with the manuscript.
Article publication charges:
From March 16, 2023, manuscripts submitted to JAMP for review and possible publication will be processed only when the following conditions are met:
50 US Dollars
150 US Dollars
Acceptance Fee based on the Article Type
Letter to Editor
The fee for Iranian Authors should be deposited in the account number 4781964946 with Identity Code 6104337997820921 at Bank Mellat.
Please make sure that a copy of your payment receipt is attached to your submission as an image file (either email it or upload it on to the journal site).
It should be noted that all deposits are non-refundable and a paper may be rejected by the Editors without being sent for review. Furthermore, the article submission fee and acceptance fee are used to support journal related activities and cover editorial service and production of an article.
The JAMP benefits from editorial freedom. Our editorial policy is consistent with the principles of editorial independence presented by WAME.
Article categories or Manuscript categories
- Original Research (2500-4000 words, up to 50 references )
- Control Trials: The format is similar to original articles. However, the CONSORT flow diagram should be added as a figure. RCTs should be registered at any RCT Registry approved by the WHO and their registration number should be mentioned in the title page. RCTs done in Iran must be registered at www.irct.ir.
- Review Article (2000-5000 words, up to 100 reference)
- Brief Report (1500-2500 words, up to 29 references )
- Editorials (1000-2000 words, up to 5 references)
- Letter to Editor (300-600 words, 5-10 references)
- Commentary (1500-2000 words, 10-15 references)
- Others (1500-2500 words, 5-15 references)
Note: Till May 2022, Short Communication articles have been published in this journal with conditions ( 1000-2000 words, up to 25 references ); However, due to the change of journal's policy from that date, such articles will not be published in this journal anymore.
Scientific and Initial Screening
JAMP staff would check the structure and content of manuscripts to ensure compliance with standard structures (based on the type of study), the Journal’s scope, standard guidelines, quality, novelty, and adherence to ethical issues. In this step, articles would be screened and triaged in the shortest possible time. As a result, such screening would assist the editor in making fair final decisions on articles and ultimately improve the final quality of published articles.
Peer Review Process: The articles are primarily evaluated by our statisticians and internal screeners who check the articles for any methodological flaws, format, and their compliance with the journal’s instructions. Then a submission code will be allocated and all the future contacts should be based on this code. Through a double-anonymized review, the articles will be reviewed by at least two external (peer) reviewers. Their comments will be passed to the authors and their responses to the comments along with the reviewers’ comments will then be evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, and a final reviewer who can be a member of the Editorial Board. The final review process will be discussed in regular editorial board sessions and on the basis of the comments, and the Journal’s standards, the Editors-in-Chief will decide which articles should be published.
It should be noted that articles submitted by the staff and editors of the JAMP will also be subjected to peer review and the editor plays no role in the review or decision.
Although the JAMP is sponsored financially by Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, it benefits from editorial freedom. The editors evaluate and accept articles based only on significance, originality, validity, and adherence to the aims and scope of the Journal.
Our editorial policy is consistent with the principles of editorial independence presented by the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
The Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE’s flowcharts and guidelines are approached in confronting any ethical misbehavior. The Journal also follows the guidelines mentioned in the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
• Human & Animal Rights Statement:
Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an independent local, regional or national review body (e.g., ethics committee, institutional review board).
Manuscripts describing any experimental research on animals should include a statement of approval by the Ethical Committee of the institute where the work was done, mentioning that the study was carried out according to the legal requirements of the relevant local or national authority. Before papers describing animal studies are accepted for publication in the Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism (JAMP), the authors must convince the editors that the work conformed to appropriate ethical standards. The care and use of experimental animals should comply with acceptable international animal welfare guidelines and policies. Further guidance on animal research ethics is available from the Guideline for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals in Iran. For reports of such studies, authors should refer to the ARRIVE guidelines checklist.
All patients and participants of the research should be thoroughly informed about the aims of the study and any possible side effects of the drugs and intervention. Written informed consent from the participants or their legal guardians is necessary for any such studies. The Journal reserves the right to request the related documents.
Based on the newly released Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, by the ICMJE, “an Author” is generally considered to be someone who meets the following conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4.
1-Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
2-Drafting the work or reviewing it critically for important intellectual content; AND
3-Final approval of the version to be published; AND
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.
From September 1, 2022:
1. Manuscripts submitted to JAMP with co-first authors, will be processed only when the following conditions are met:
a) The manuscript should be original.
b) All contributing authors should qualify for authorship, and should have sufficient participation in the work. (Authorship credit should be met.)
c) The dimensions of work require several authors with different specialty, who provide the same or equal contribution(s) to the research work.
2. With regard to the corresponding Author, JAMP accepts only one corresponding author, who is responsible for all the correspondence with the journal, both before and after the publication of the manuscript.
Conflict of Interest:
When authors submit a manuscript of any type or format they are responsible for disclosing all relationships and activities that might bias or be seen to bias their work. All authors and reviewers must inform us about any kinds of “Conflict of Interest” (such as financial, personal, political, or academic) that would potentially affect their judgment. Each author must fill the uniform disclosure form available through the below link and upload it at the time of submission:
Authors are not allowed to utilize verbatim text of previously published papers or manuscripts submitted elsewhere. All submitted manuscripts will be checked for possible similarity in any part of the work by iThenticate plagiarism checker. Based on the amount of plagiarism detected in a manuscript, will be passed to the authors and ask them to rephrase copied phrases or include as direct quotations with references. COPE’s flowcharts and guidelines are approached in cases in which plagiarism is detected.
• Data Fabrication/Falsification
Falsification is the practice of omitting or altering research materials, data, or processes so that the results of the research are no longer accurately reflected. Fabrication is the practice of inventing data or results and reporting them in the research. Both of these misconducts are fraudulent and seriously alter the integrity of the research. Therefore, articles must be written based on original data and the use of falsified or fabricated data is strongly prohibited. In confronting cases with fabricated or falsified data COPE’s flowcharts and guidelines are followed.
Researchers who perform randomized controlled or clinical trials (RCTs) are advised to keep their original data at hand. The Journal keeps the right to ask for raw data even after publication.
• Image Manipulation:
The JAMP encourages authors to send their original images. All digital images in manuscripts accepted for publication will be checked for inappropriate manipulation. No specific feature within an image may be enhanced, obscured, moved, removed, or introduced. Adjustments of brightness, contrast, or color balance are acceptable as long as they are applied to the entire image and do not misrepresent any information present in the original, including the background. The editors will request the original data from the authors to compare the manipulated figures in cases suspected of inappropriate manipulation.
Copyright: If a manuscript contains any previous published image or text, it is the responsibility of the author to obtain authorization from copyright holders. The author is required to obtain and submit the written original permission letters for all copyrighted material used in his/her manuscripts. Your article will not be published unless a Copyright Assignment Form has been signed and received by JAMP.
Open Access Policy: This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Retraction Policy: The JAMP follows the COPE flowchart for retraction of a published article (http://publicationethics.org/guidelines) to determine whether a published article should be retracted.
Complaints and appeals
The “Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism” responds promptly to complaints and ensures there is a way for dissatisfied complainants to take complaints further by sending an email to editor-in-chief of the journal. We follow the COPE's guidelines and flowcharts for handling complaints against the journal, its staff, editorial board or publisher.
To send electronically, manuscripts should be in Word Document and well-written in English. Please double check the article for spelling, structure and format mistakes. To distinguish different parts of the article, it is recommended to use the font Times New Roman size 12 for the body, size 12 bold for subheadings, size 14 for headings and size 14 bold for the title. What follows is a series of recommendations on how the article should be like in order to process it faster and more efficiently.
Use only standard abbreviations; use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement.
Figures (photographs, graphs and diagrams) and tables should be submitted as separate files. Tables should be typed using single-spacing. Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text (separate numbering for figures and tables). Arabic numbers (e.g. Figure 1, Table 2), and their desired position in the text should be indicated. With respect to tables, authors should place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading, using * symbol. Tables should be left justified with simple style. They should have only inside borders and any colored row or column.
Authors should declare in the cover letter that all figures of their manuscripts are original; otherwise the original source of figures should be mentioned and reprint form must be uploaded in the attachment. All files of photographs must be 300 dpi or higher. Only black and white photographs are permitted.
Authors should Inform JAMP at the early step of publication about the preprint version of their article. In this matter, it is the corresponding author's responsibility to inform the journal via "Cover Letter" during submission.
According to ICMJE recommendations, at submission, the authors should disclose whether they used artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted technologies (such as Large Language Models [LLMs], chatbots, or image creators) in the production of submitted work. Authors who use such technology should describe, in both the cover letter and the submitted work, how they used it. Chatbots (such as ChatGPT) should not be listed as authors because they cannot be responsible for the accuracy, integrity, and originality of the work. Authors should carefully review and edit the result because AI can generate authoritative-sounding output that can be incorrect, incomplete, or biased. Authors should not list AI and AI assisted technologies as an author or co-author, nor cite AI as an author. Authors should be able to assert that there is no plagiarism in their paper, including in text and images produced by the AI. Humans must ensure there is appropriate attribution of all quoted material, including full citations.
Manuscript Number: I/we certify that I/we have participated sufficiently in the intellectual content, conception and design of this work or the analysis and interpretation of the data (when applicable), as well as the writing of the manuscript, to take public responsibility for it and have agreed to have my/our name listed as a contributor. I/we believe the manuscript represents valid work. Neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under my/our authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, except as described in the covering letter. I/we certify that all the data collected during the study is presented in this manuscript and no data from the study has been or will be published separately. I/we attest that, if requested by the editors, I/we will provide the data/information or will cooperate fully in obtaining and providing the data/information on which the manuscript is based, for examination by the editors or their assignees. I/we also certify that we have taken all necessary permissions from our institution and/or department for conducting and publishing the present work. Financial interests, direct or indirect, that exist or may be perceived to exist for individual contributors in connection with the content of this paper have been disclosed in the cover letter. Sources of outside support of the project are named in the cover letter. I/we hereby, transfer(s), assign(s), or otherwise convey(s) all copyright ownership, including any and all rights incidental thereto, exclusively to the Journal, in the event that such work is published by the Journal. The Journal shall own the work, including 1) copyright; 2) the right to grant permission to republish the article in whole or in part, with or without fee; 3) the right to produce preprints or reprints and translate into languages other than English for sale or free distribution; and 4) the right to republish the work in a collection of articles in any other mechanical or electronic format. We give the rights to the corresponding author to make necessary changes as per the request of the journal, do the rest of the correspondence on our behalf and he/she will act as the guarantor for the manuscript on our behalf. All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript, but who are not contributors, are named in the Acknowledgment and have given me/us their written permission to be named. If I/we do not include an Acknowledgment that means I/we have not received substantial contributions from non-contributors and no contributor has been omitted.
1. Title page
- Authors (state the authors contribution)
- Institutional Affiliation (position, institution, location)
- Corresponding author (state his name, phone, email)
- Running title (shortened title)
- Word count
An abstract summarizes, in one paragraph (usually), the major aspects of the entire paper in the following prescribed sequence:
- the question(s) you investigated (or purpose), (from Introduction)
- State the purpose very clearly in the first or second sentence.
- the experimental design and methods used, (from Methods)
- Clearly express the basic design of the study.
- Name or briefly describe the basic methodology used without going into excessive detail-be sure to indicate the key techniques used.
- the major findings including key quantitative results, or trends (from Results)
- Report those results which answer the questions you were asking
- Identify trends, relative change or differences, etc.
- A brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions (from Conclusion)
- Clearly state the implications of the answers your results gave you.
The length of your Abstract should be kept to about 200-300 words maximum.
Keywords are used for indexing purposes; each article should provide three to five keywords selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/
3. Article Body
- Results (Table, Figure)
- Conflict of interest
The introduction section should be written in a way that is accessible to researchers without specialist knowledge in that area and must clearly state - and, if helpful, illustrate - the introduction to the research and its aims. Reports of clinical research should, where appropriate, include a summary of a search of the literature to indicate why this study was necessary and what it aimed to contribute to the field. The section should end with a brief statement of what is being reported in the article.
The methods section should include the design of the study, the setting, the type of participants or materials involved, a clear description of all interventions and comparisons, and the type of analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate. Generic drug names should generally be used. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand names in parentheses in the Methods section.
Reporting guidelines such as STROBE, STARD, and PRISMA would help you report high quality research and to provide all required information and evidence for related methodology Authors are encouraged to refer to the SAGER guidelines for reporting of sex and gender information in study design, data analyses, results, and interpretation of findings: www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/sager-guidelines/.
EQUATOR Network website would help you in using these guidelines.
For studies involving human participants a statement detailing ethical approval and consent should be included in the methods section.
For further details of the journal's data-release policy, see the policy section in about the journal.
Results of statistical analysis should include. The Results section may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.
Illustrations should be provided as separate files, not embedded in the text file. For each figure, the following information should be provided: Figure number (in sequence, using Arabic numerals - i.e. Figure 1, 2, 3 etc).
The following file formats can be accepted:
- DOCX/DOC (single page only)
- PNG (preferred format for photos or images)
Each table should be numbered and cited in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, 2, 3 etc.). Tables should also have a title (above the table) that summarizes the whole table; it should be no longer than 15 words. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. Columns and rows of data should be made visibly distinct by ensuring that the borders of each cell display as black lines. Commas should not be used to indicate numerical values. Color and shading may not be used; parts of the table can be highlighted using symbols or bold text, the meaning of which should be explained in a table legend.
Compare your results with appropriate, relative and absolute risks or risk reductions, and confidence intervals. The discussion section may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.
This should state clearly the main conclusions of the research and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance. Summary illustrations may be included.
Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article by making substantial contributions to conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, or who was involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content, but who does not meet the criteria for authorship. Please also include the source(s) of funding for each author, and for the manuscript preparation. Authors must describe the role of the funding body, if any, in design, in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Please also acknowledge anyone who contributed materials essential for the study. If a language editor has made significant revision of the manuscript, we recommend that you acknowledge the editor by name, where possible.
The role of a scientific (medical) writer must be included in the acknowledgements section, including their source(s) of funding. We suggest wording such as 'We thank Jane Doe who provided medical writing services on behalf of XYZ Pharmaceuticals Ltd.'
Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements section.
Conflict of interest
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial,
Personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. To prevent the information on potential conflict of interest for authors from being overlooked or misplaced, mention this information in the cover letter.
The journal of Advances in Medical Education and Professionalism follows the conventions of the Vancouver reference list system in which references are numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. References should be identified in round brackets within the text, table headings and figure captions.
As a general rule, reference numbers should be placed outside full stops and commas and inside colons and semicolons.
An article with up to six authors should include all authors. If an article has more than six authors, only the first six need be given, followed by 'et al'. We recommend the use of Endnote tool for reference management and formatting. The Endnote referencing style software uses the Arabic number in brackets.
Article citation example:
Author(s) – Family name and initials. Title of article. Title of journal – abbreviated Publication year, month, day (month & day only if available); volume(issue):pages
Durandy Y. Perfusionist strategies for blood conservation in pediatric cardiac surgery.World J Cardiol. 2010 Feb;2(2):27-33.
Christian P, Murray-Kolb LE, Khatry SK, Katz J, Schaefer BA, Cole PM, et al.Prenatal micronutrient supplementation and intellectual and motor function in early school-aged children in Nepal. JAMA. 2010 Dec 22;304(24):2716-23.
Book citation example:
Author(s) – Family name and initials, Multiple authors separated by a comma. Title of book. Edition of book if later than 1st ed. Place of Publication: Publisher Name; Year of Publication.
1- Karp Ge. Cell Biology. 6th ed. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons; 2010.
2- Kuntzman A, Tortora G. Anatomy and Physiology for the manual therapies.
New York: McGraw-Hill; 2010.
Chapter in a book:
Speroff L, Fritz MA. Clinical gynaecologic endocrinology and infertility. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2005. Chapter 29, Endometriosis; p.1103-33.
Web Page citation example:
Author. Title of publication [type of medium – Internet]. Place of publication (if available): Publisher (if available); Date of publication – year month day (supply year if month and day not available) [updated year month day; cited year month day]. Available from: web address.
The family impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) [Internet] 2009 Nov 1 [updated 2010 Jan 1; cited 2010 Apr 8]. Available from: http://www.virtualmedicalcentre.com.au/healthandlifestyle.asp?sid=192&title=The-Family-Impact-of-Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder-%28ADHD%29&page=2
Thesis citation example:
Printed Thesis: Author. Thesis title [type of thesis]. Place of publication: Publisher; Year.
Online Thesis: Author. Thesis title [type of thesis on the internet]. Place of publication: Publisher; Year [cited date – year month day]. Available from: Name of database/web address
Kay JG. Intracellular cytokine trafficking and phagocytosis in macrophages [PhD thesis]. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland; 2007.
Note: Refrencing AI-generated material as the primary source is not acceptable.