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Author Guidelines

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION



Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the uniform requirements for Manuscript's Submission to "Journal of Cell and Molecular Research".


Language: Papers should be in English (either British or American spelling). The past tense should be used throughout the results description, and the present tense in referring to previously established and generally accepted results. Authors who are unsure of correct English usage should have their manuscript checked by somebody who is proficient in the language; manuscripts that are deficient in this respect may be returned to the author for revision before scientific review.


Typing: Manuscripts must be typewritten in a font size of at least 12 points, double-spaced (including References, Tables and Figure legends) with wide margins (2.5 cm from all sides) on one side of the paper. The beginning of each new paragraph must be clearly indicated by indentation. All pages should be numbered consecutively at the bottom starting with the title page.


Length: The length of research articles should be restricted to ten printed pages. Short communication should not exceed five pages of manuscript, including references, figures and tables. Letters should be 400-500 words having 7-10 references, one figure or table if necessary. Commentaries and news should also be 800-1000 words having 7-10 references and one figure or table if necessary.


Types of Manuscript: JCMR is accepting original research paper, short communication reports, invited reviews, letters to editor, biographies of scientific reviewers, commentaries and news. (
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Statement of Human and Animal Rights:Author's should declare regulatory statement regarding the experiments using animals, human cells/tissues that all in vivo experiments have been performed according to the guidelines (explained by WHO, international animal rights federations or your respective institute) to use animals in their research work.


Conflict of Interest Statement: Authors or corresponding author should declare statement of conflict of interest at the last of manuscript.


Manuscript Evaluation Time: All submitted manuscripts will be evaluated and reviewed according to following evaluation schedule.
Pre-Editorial Evaluation: All submitted manuscripts, right after their submission to JCMR will be evaluation by Editors for being according to the journal scope and format. This evaluation can take 2-7 days of submission.
Reviewer's Evaluation: Selected manuscripts after pre-editorial evaluation, will be sent to minimum two blind reviewers assigned by Editor-in-Chief. This process may takes 21-27 days.
Post Editorial Evaluation: After receiving reviewer's comments, editors evaluate the manuscripts considering the comments and decide their first decision. This process takes 3-5 days and then authors are informed regarding the editorial decision.



GENERAL ARRANGEMENT OF PAPERS



Title: In the first page, papers should be headed by a concise and informative title. The title should be followed by the authors' full first names, middle initials and last names and by names and addresses of laboratories where the work was carried out. Identify the affiliations of all authors and their institutions, departments or organization by use of Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.).


Footnotes: The name and full postal address, telephone, fax and E-mail number of corresponding author should be provided in a footnote.


Abbreviations: The Journal publishes a standard abbreviation list at the front of every issue. These standard abbreviations do not need to be spelled out within paper. However, non-standard and undefined abbreviations used five or more times should be listed in the footnote. Abbreviations should be defined where first mentioned in the text. Do not use abbreviations in the title or in the Abstract. However, they can be used in Figures and Tables with explanation in the Figure legend or in a footnote to the Table.


Abstract: In second page, abstract should follow the title (no authors’ name) in structured format of not more than 250 words and must be able to stand independently and should state the Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Write the abstract in third person. References should not be cited and abbreviations should be avoided.


Keywords: A list of three to five keywords for indexing should be included at bottom of the abstract. Introduction should contain a description of the problem under investigation and a brief survey of the existing literature on the subject.


Materials and Methods: Sufficient details must be provided to allow the work to be repeated. Correct chemical names should be given and strains of organisms should be specified. Suppliers of materials need only be mentioned if this may affect the results. Use System International (SI) units and symbols.


Results: This section should describe concisely the rationale of the investigation and its outcomes. Data should not be repeated in both a Table and a Figure. Tables and Figures should be selected to illustrate specific points. Do not tabulate or illustrate points that can be adequately and concisely described in the text.


Discussion: This should not simply recapitulate the Results. It should relate results to previous work and interpret them. Combined Results and Discussion sections are encouraged when appropriate.


Acknowledgments: This optional part should include a statement thanking those who assisted substantially with work relevant to the study. Grant support should be included in this section.


References: References should be numbered and written in alphabetical order. Only published, "in press" papers, and books may be cited in the reference list (see the examples below). References to work "in press" must be accompanied by a copy of acceptance letter from the journal. References should not be given to personal communications, unpublished data, manuscripts in preparation, letters, company publications, patents pending, and URLs for websites. Abstracts of papers presented at meetings are not permissible. These references should appear as parenthetical expressions in the text, e.g. (unpublished data). Few example of referencing patterns are given as follows:


Bongso A., Lee E. H. and Brenner S. (2005) Stem cells from bench to bed side. World Scientific Publishing Co. Singapore, 38-55 pp.

Irfan-Maqsood M. (2013) Stem Cells of Epidermis: A Critical Introduction. Journal of Cell and Molecular Research 5:1, 1-2.


Note: All the references should be in EndNote format (
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Tables and Figures: Tables and Figures should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.) as they appear in the text. Figures should preferably be the size intended for publication. Tables and Figures should be carefully marked. Legends should be typed single-spaced separately from the figures. Photographs must be originals of high quality. Photocopies are not acceptable. Those wishing to submit color photographs should contact the Editor regarding charges.


Black Page charges: There is no page charges for publication in the Journal of Cell and Molecular Research.


Color Page charges: All color pages being printed in color will cost 1,000,000 Iranian Rials/page.



JCMR Open Access Policy:
Journal of Cell and Molecular Research follows the terms outlined by the Creative Common's Attribution-Only license (CC-BY) to be the standard terms for Open Access.
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.




All manuscripts submitted to JCMR are tracked by using ''Plagiarism Tracker X'' for possible plagiarism before acceptance to jcmr.

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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

Submission Preparation Checklist 

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.
  5. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad has full copy rights to the submitted manuscript for editing and publication process.

Copyright Notice

The AUTHOR hereby authorizes the Journal to use the submitted article for publication, after editorial and reviewing processing.
The AUTHOR warrants that the manuscript is the AUTHOR's original work, and authorization of its publication does not violate anyone's rights. The manuscript has not been sent or will not be sent in the future for publication in another Journal.
The AUTHOR also warrants that the article contains no libelous or unlawful statements. If the above mentioned work was prepared jointly, the AUTHOR agrees to inform all coauthors of the terms of this agreement and to sign on their behalf.


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