A submitted manuscript must be an original contribution not previously published (except as an abstract or preliminary report), must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and must, if accepted, not be published elsewhere in similar form, in any language. Each person listed as an author is expected to have participated in the study to a significant extent. Although the editors and referees make every effort to ensure the validity of published manuscripts, the final responsibility rests with the authors, not with the Journal, its editors, or the publisher. The editorial office will acknowledge receipt of your manuscript and will give you a manuscript number for reference. Address all inquiries regarding manuscripts not yet accepted or published to the Journal's editorial office.
Ethics and malpractice statements of the Journal of Nutrition Fasting and Health are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and pertain to all parties involved in the publishing: the editor, the peer reviewer and the author.
All clinical studies must receive Ethical Approval by the ethics committees.
Publications are made subject to copyright for the protection of the authors and the publisher. Accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of the JNFH and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the written permission of the Editor.
Authorship credit should be based on:
1) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
2) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
3) Final approval of the version to be submitted for publication.
All of these conditions should be met by all authors. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. All authors must agree on the sequence of authors listed before submitting the article. All authors must agree to designate one author as the corresponding author for the submission. It is the responsibility of corresponding author to arrange the whole manuscript upon the requirements and to dialogue with the co-authors during the peer-reviewing and proofing stages and to also act on behalf.
Authors are recommended to consider the following instructions when preparing their manuscripts:
Review Articles: Body of article (Introduction to end of Discussion) must not exceed 5000 words the entire article should not exceed 30 A4 pages, including figures, tables, and references. References should be limited to 60. Review articles can include a maximum of five figures and/or tables (i.e. any combination of tables and figures up to a total of five overall, not five figures and five tables).
Research Papers: Body of article (Introduction to end of Discussion) must not exceed 4000 words. The entire article should not exceed 25 - 30 A4 pages double-spaced, including figures, tables, and references (maximum of 50 references). Original articles should have no more than four figures and/or tables (total).
Short Communications: Body of article must not exceed 2000 words with no more than 20 references. Figures, tables, or both, should not exceed two.
Case Reports: Body of article must not exceed 1500 words. The maximum number of tables is two and the maximum number of figures is six. References should be limited to 15.
Online manuscript submission:
Manuscripts should only be electronically submitted through online submission system in http://jfh.mums.ac.ir/ .A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author shortly after submission.
Preparation of Manuscript
Manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review.
Articles submitted to the journal must be written with a solid basis of English language. Manuscripts should be typewritten, using DOUBLE SPACING and 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins. Pages should be numbered consecutively starting with the title page.
Manuscripts should be kept to a minimum length and should be subdivided into labeled sections:
Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References, Figure legends, Tables.
The cover letter should make it clear that the final manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors and that they have taken due care to ensure the integrity of their work and their personal scientific reputation. Any potential conflicts of interest should be declared, in addition to any information on prior or duplicate publication.
This should include:
1) Title of paper (use no abbreviations, limit: 120 characters with spaces),
2) Running head of fewer than 55 characters with spaces,
3) Full names of all authors with highest academic degree(s),
4) Affiliations of all authors,
5) A word count for the entire manuscript (including figures and tables), and the number of figures and tables,
6) The complete mailing address (including telephone, fax, and e-mail address of the corresponding author for e-mailing proofs and reprint requests).
Acknowledge only persons who have made substantive contributions to the study. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission of everyone acknowledged by name. If the name of the individual performing statistical consultation is not included with authors, acknowledgment must include name and degree of statistician. Acknowledge all funding and material support, both direct and indirect for the work represented by the manuscript; include commercial, institutional, and other forms of support.
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, in accordance with Medline limitations and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited. The structured abstract for an original investigation should be organized as follows:
Introduction: The abstract should begin with a clear statement of the precise objective or question addressed in the paper. If a hypothesis was tested, it should be stated.
Methods: The basic design of the study and its duration should be described. The methods used should be stated, the statistical data/methods provided and referenced.
Results: The main results of the study should be given in narrative form. Measurements or other information that may require explanation should be defined. Levels of statistical significance should be indicated, including other factors crucial to the outcome of the study.
Conclusion(s): State only conclusions that are directly supported by the evidence and the implications of the findings.
Key Words: 3 to 6 descriptive keywords chosen from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list, immediately after the abstract. Key Words should be selected from the body of the text and not duplicate title words and should be sorted alphabetically
Structure of Text:
Introduction: Context of study.
Materials and Methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference; only relevant modification should be described.
Results: These should be clear and concise and not duplicate data in Tables.
Discussion: This should be relevant to the results and placed in context of the current literature.
Conclusion: (no longer than 50 words) summarize your findings.
References are numbered sequentially in the order in which they first appear in the text in square brackets. All references cited in the text should be listed at the end of the manuscript on a separate page. All items in the reference list should be cited in the text and conversely, all references cited in the text must be presented in the list. The Journal has adopted the Vancouver style, citing the first six authors and then adding et al. and uses page ranges.
References to periodicals should be as follows: name and initials of authors, title of paper, abbreviated journal title (conforming to those used in Index Medicus), year, and first and last pages of the article.
Book references should be as follows: author, initials, title of book, title of series and volume number (if applicable), publisher and city, and year.
Multi-author books or to proceedings printed in book form should be similar to those for monograph books.
1. Norouzy A, Hashemi P, Amiri A, Salehi M, Deldar K, Fakhar Y, et al. Adult malnutrition screening, prevalence in four Iranian hospitals: Cross-sectional study. Med j nut met 2012;5(1):45-48.
Article in Book:
2. Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.
3. Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers; 1996.
Editor as an author:
4. Martin JB, Kasper DL, et al, editors. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. 14th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 1998.
Institution as an author:
5. Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the future of the Medicaid program. Washington: The Institute; 1992.
6. Epi Info [computer program]. Version 6. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 1994
7. Friedman SA. Preeclampsia: a review of the role of prostaglandins. Obstet Gynecol [serial online]. January 1988;71:22-37. Available from: BRS Information Technologies, McLean, VA. Accessed December 15, 1990
8. CANCERNET-PDQ [database online]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute; 1996. Updated March 29, 1996
World Wide Web:
9. Gostin LO. Drug use and HIV/AIDS [JAMA HIV/AIDS web site]. June 1, 1996. Available at: http://www.ama-assn.org/special/hiv/ethics. Accessed June 26, 1997
The authors are responsible for the accuracy, relevance, and completeness of each reference.
For references to articles in press, supply the name of the journal. References to unpublished material, including written (not verbal) personal communications, should be included parenthetically in the text with investigators' names and initials.
Legends to Figures: Legends must be submitted for all figures. Figure legends should be brief and specific and should not duplicate the body of the text. Each illustration must have a title and an explanatory legend. The title should be part of the legend and not be reproduced on the figure itself. The legends should be placed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript after references and begin with the number of the illustration they refer to. All symbols and abbreviations used in the figure including statistical information must be explained. Use scale markers in the image for electron micrographs, and indicate the type of stain used.
Figures and other graphic material: May be formatted in any common file format, such as TIFF, GIF, JPG, or BMP as long as quality and resolution are borne in mind.
Line art must have a resolution of at least 1200 dpi (dots per inch), and electronic photographs, radiographs, CT scans, and so on, and scanned images must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. If fonts are used in the artwork, they must be converted to paths or outlines or they must be embedded in the files. Color images must be created/scanned and saved and submitted as CMYK files. All electronic art must be accompanied by high-resolution laser prints of the images. Files can be submitted on a 3½-inch high-density disk, a CD-ROM, or an Iomega Zip disk.
Cite tables consecutively in the text, and number them in that order. Key each on a separate sheet, and include the table title, appropriate column heads, and explanatory legends (including definitions of any abbreviations used). Do not embed tables within the body of the manuscript. They should be self-explanatory and should supplement, rather than duplicate, the material in the text.
*For short communication, follow the instructions for original articles, except that the total word number of the main text (excluding references, tables and figure legends) is limited to 2000 with no more than 2 figures and/or tables and no more than 15 references. An abstract, not exceeding 150 words, should be presented at the beginning of the article.