Manuscripts submitted to Nanomedicine Research Journal (Nanomed Res J) are assessed based on the following criteria:
1) Adherence to accepted scientific principles and methods
2) Significance and originality of the submitted work to the field of nanomedicine
3) Clarity and conciseness of the writing style
4) Potential broadness of the audience interested in the submitted work
* Manuscripts published or currently under review elsewhere are ineligible for submission.
- Original research articles: An original research article is of primary source nature and should produce new knowledge or offer new insights on the subject of research, rather than to present the existing knowledge in form of a summary, review or synthesis of earlier publications in the field of study. Original research article should not exceed more than seven figures, and five Tables. Otherwise, the editor could add supplementary files.
- Communications: Communications are short and concise articles that aim to report new or modified methods, recent advances in instruments or important experimental observations. Technical notes should not exceed 2,000 words or include more than four figures.
- Reviews and mini-reviews: A review or mini-review paper is a synthesis of primary sources on a given topic. The role of review articles published in Nanomedicine Research Journal (Nanomed Res J) is to provide a stimulus for further systematic medical inquiries on a particular topic of scientific or clinical importance. Please contact the editor-in-chief if you are interested in submitting a review article. Review articles should be limited to 7,000 words and include no more than ten figures.
Authors are required to follow the journal’s style guidelines and regulations as explained below when preparing their manuscript. Manuscripts not complying with the style requirements will not be processed any further.
Submitted manuscripts should be typed in a single MS Word file and should be formatted as a double-spaced document, typed in one column pages with one-inch (2.54 cm) margins on all four sides of the page. Mathematical equations should be typed using MathType.
Submitted manuscripts should be written in concise and grammatical English. Either UK or US spellings are accepted but not a mixture of both. As Nanomed Res J does not offer any English editing service, non-native English speaking authors may consider using a professional language editor if they think their manuscript needs to be edited or revised before submitting to the journal.
Submitted manuscripts should not be longer than twenty pages (including figures and tables) and should be numbered sequentially throughout the paper. An even number of pages is strongly recommended and preferred.
* Please note that your manuscript should cover the following headings in the exact same order:
Title, Abstract and keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, Conflicts of interest, References
The title should be concise and limited to less than 20 words. You should provide a list of authors’ names, their affiliations and e-mail address in this section. The name, affiliation and contact information (e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers) of the corresponding author should be provided.
Abstract and keywords
The abstract should be a one-paragraph, concise but comprehensive and self-contained summary of your work limited to less than 250 words that gives a standalone overview of your article in search engines. In order to write a well-written abstract, you should briefly address the following important questions about your work:
3) Results (Please include relevant statistical data such as sample sizes and response rates in short)
4) Conclusions (Please include a summary of conclusion)
After the abstract, you should provide 3 to 8 keywords. A smart use of the abstract and keywords section can impact your article’s visibility in abstracting and indexing databases. Since many abstracting search engines fail to correctly display mathematical symbols or special characters, it is recommended to minimize the use of mathematical symbols and accented variables. Do not include references, headings or non-standard abbreviations.
Please number and limit the headings as follows:
* Authors may add sub-headings as they see fit.
Authors should clearly state and define the objectives of the study and make a case for their work in this section. Authors should provide a brief literature survey and an adequate background to the previous works, the hypotheses and the significance of the presented research. It is recommended to avoid citing literature older than ten years unless it is absolutely necessary.
Materials and methods
Authors should include sufficient details about the experimental procedures in their study to allow their results to be replicated and verified by others. Source of specific equipment and materials used in the study should be given that readers can access the specifications by contacting the manufacturer. In case of using commercially available software, details of the supplier should be given in brackets or referenced in full details in the reference list.
Figures: Figures should be mentioned in parenthesis (e.g. Fig. 1) within the text for at least once. Every figure should include a concrete and concise caption. All photographic images should be submitted at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, optimized in size and formatted as JPEG. Please do not rasterize text in submitted figures and supply editable, un-flattened vector artwork whenever possible. Charts should be inserted using Microsoft Word and related raw data of graphs and charts should be provided to the journal in separate Excel files. Figures files must be in one of the following formats: Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) or Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) with minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The figures should be uploaded in separate file along with caption. Figures should be sized to fit on single column (88 mm) or double column (180 mm). Also the full depth of the page is 245 mm.
Tables: Tabular material should not duplicate data already presented in detail in the text. Every table should be numbered and include a concrete and concise title. Tables should be mentioned in parenthesis (as in Table 1) within the text for at least once. Tables should be formatted using Microsoft Word’s built-in table tools. Any acronyms or non-standard abbreviations used by the authors should be defined in a table footnote. Explanatory notes should be given in footnotes below the table. Tables should each be presented on a separate page in double-spaced text and docx format (Microsoft office® 2007 or upper version) and upright on the page. Symbols and abbreviations should defined immediately below the table, followed by essential descriptive material as briefly as possible. Tables should be sized to fit on single column (88mm) or double column (180mm). Also the full depth of the page is 245 mm.
Results and discussion
Authors should rigorously present the results of the research in a logical fashion in this section. You should discuss the importance of the results and present comprehensive analysis of the results in light of similar previous works and in relation to potential applications of the work.
Provide main outcomes and conclusions of the research in this section.
Authors may express their gratitude to individuals or organizations for assistance or funding, but not direct involvement, in production of the work. Authors should first acknowledge the source of funding or affiliated organizations, followed by any personal credits.
Conflicts of interest
Authors should include a statement disclosing any conflicts of interest (financial or others) that may have influenced the research or the results and conclusions drawn from it. If none, state “The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.”
Nanomedicine Research Journal (Nanomed Res J) uses the modified Vancouver (author-number) reference style to cite other published works. References should be cited in the text by numbers in brackets [ ]. Examples of most common citation formats are given below:
- Journal Paper
- Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. The New England Journal of Medicine, 2002;347:284-7.
Authors are advised to use application software such as Reference Manager or Endnote for referencing. Click on the image below to download the Nanomed Res J style for Endnote:
Math equations should be submitted as editable text (Microsoft (MS) has a built-in equation editor) and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text. Please employ the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/T. The variables should be presented in italics.
Graphical abstract (optional)
The graphical abstract is generated to give readers an urgent understanding of the message of the paper and distinguish which articles are most related to their research interests. Although graphical abstract is optional, its use is persuade as it draws more attention to the online paper.
The graphical abstract should sum up the contents of the article in a concise and figurate designed form to catch the attention of a wide readers. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system.
Size: The submitted image should be (5.5 inches square) or (size of 8 × 4 cm) at 300 dpi.
Font: Arial, 12–14 points.
Preferred file types: TIFF, JPEG, PDF
Content: the abstract should contain of one single segment.
The names and e-mail addresses of 3 potential international referees should be submitted along with manuscript. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.
Reviewers should be educated of the research area and must not have a conflict of interest. Please do not list collaborators, colleagues, researchers at your institution, former advisers or supervisors, anyone familiar to you.
Plagiarism is defined as the wrongful appropriation, stealing and publication of another author’s thoughts or ideas and the representation of them as one’s own work. Plagiarism is considered an academic dishonesty, copyright infringement and a serious violation of publication ethics. Other similar ethical offenses include duplicate publication, data fabrication and improper credit of other authors’ contributions. All manuscripts submitted to Nanomedicine Journal Research Journal (Nanomed Res J) will undergo strict screening for unoriginal material by plagiarism prevention software.
Copyright transfer agreement
Corresponding author, on behalf of all other authors of the manuscript, is required to fill and submit the copyright transfer agreement form to the journal’s office to enable us to publish your work. By signing and submitting the copyright transfer agreement form, the corresponding author certifies that he/she has obtained permission from all his/her co-authors to disseminate their work and accepts to transfer and assign all rights to the manuscript existing under copyright laws to Nanomedicine Research Journal (Nanomed Res J).
Electronic offprints of accepted articles will be available online on Nanomed Res J’s website after the latest issue has been released.
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