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Author Guidelines

General Considerations

Submitted manuscript, should embrace the following criteria:

1. Content should be compatible with aims and scope of the journal.

2. Have innovative and creative outcome.

3. Methods should be clear, advanced and reproducible.

Submission

Manuscripts submitted for publica­tion should describe original work, not previ­ously published else­where, totally or partially. Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound gram­mar and proper terminol­ogy. Submission can only be accepted via Jour­nal URL http://japh.tums.ac.ir

Manuscript should be accompanied by a cover­ing let­ter to the Editor-in-Chief, in­cluding title and au­thor(s) name and declaration that it has not been pub­lished or sub­mitted elsewhere.

Title page

The title page of the paper should only con­tain ti­tle, name(s), degree(s) and ad­dresses (tel, fax, and e-mail) of the au­thor(s). The corresponding author should be marked.

Tables

Tables in limited numbers should be sub­mitted with the captions placed above. Do not submit tables as pho­tograph. Place explanatory matters in footnotes, not in the heading.

Each table should be submitted as a separate file.

Figures

Figures should be in limited numbers, with high quality art work and mounted on separate pages. Each figure should be submitted as a separate file. All The cap­tions should be placed in a separate file.

The same data should not be presented in tables, fig­ures and text, simultane­ously.

References

References in limited numbers and up-to-date should be numbered consecutively as they occur in the text (number in parentheses). Refer­ences should be in standard Vancouver style and using Endnote for reference arrangement is preferred.

Abbreviations and symbols

use only stan­dard abbre­viations. Avoid using them in the title and ab­stract. The full term for which an abbre­viation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a stan­dard unit of meas­urement.

Accepted File formats for manuscript:

-          Microsoft word (doc, docx) or Rich text format (rtf).

-          SI units should be used throughout (litre and molar are permitted, however).

-          The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 2cm for left and right. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

Ethical Notes

It is important to avoid ethical violations such as data fabrication and falsification, Plagiarism, simultaneous submission, duplicate publication, redundant publications, improper author contribution or attribution, citation manipulation. It is assumed that the authors are fully aware of the technical definition of above mentioned violations.

The sole responsibility for the whole con­tents of the paper (views and statements) remains only to the author(s).

The authors do not have the right to re-submit the rejected articles by the journal in a transformed version.

Copyright Notice

Accepted manuscripts become the perma­nent prop­erty of the Journal and may not be repro­duced, in whole or in part, with­out the writ­ten per-mis­sion of the Editor-in-Chief.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purposes or to any other parties.

All manuscripts are reviewed initially at the Editorial Office. Only manuscripts that meet the scientific and editorial standards, and fit within the Aims and Scope of the journal, will be sent for outside peer review.

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Original Research Articles Specific Considerations

Title page

Mandatory

The title page should provide the title of the article, list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors, and indicate the corresponding author. Please do not put the abbreviations within the title.

Abstract

Mandatory

The Abstract of the manuscript should not exceed 250 words and must be structured into separate sections: Introduction, the context and purpose of the study; Materials and methods, the research methods and main objectives; Results, the main findings; Conclusions, brief summary and potential implications. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract.

Keywords

Mandatory

Three to five keywords representing the main content of the article.

Introduction

Mandatory

The Introduction section should reflect the background of study, novelty, and the main objectives of the study.

Materials and Methods

Mandatory

The methods section should include the design of the study, the type of materials involved, a clear description of all comparisons, and the type of analysis used, to enable replication.

Results and discussion

Mandatory

The Results and discussion may be combined into a single section or presented separately. The Results and discussion sections may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.

Conclusions

Mandatory

This should state clearly the main conclusions of the research.

List of abbreviations

Optional

If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations can be provided.

Financial supports

Mandatory

The financial resources of study should be mentioned.

Competing interests

Mandatory

Competing interests should be clearly addressed.

Authors' contributions

Optional

The role of each author could be presented.

Acknowledgements

Mandatory

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.

Ethical considerations

Mandatory

The following statements should be inserted.

“Ethical issues (Including plagiarism, Informed Consent, misconduct, data fabrication and/or falsification, double publication and/or submission, redundancy, etc) have been completely ob-served by the authors.”

References

Mandatory

All references, including URLs, must be numbered consecutively, in square brackets, in the order in which they are cited in the text, followed by any in tables or legends. Each reference must have an individual reference number. The standard Vancouver style should be followed. The style file can be found in Endnote style files.

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 Review Articles Specific Considerations

 

Length of article Review articles should be up to5000 words.

Title page

Mandatory

The title page should provide the title of the article, list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors, and indicate the corresponding author. Please do not put the abbreviations within the title.

Abstract

Mandatory

A short, unstructured, single paragraph summary, no more than 350 words, of the major points raised, making evident the key work highlighted in the article.

Keywords

Mandatory

Three to five keywords representing the main content of the article.

Review

Mandatory

This should contain the body of the article, and may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.

Conclusions

Mandatory

This should state clearly the main conclusions of the review and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance.

List of abbreviations

Optional

If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations can be provided.

Financial supports

Mandatory

The financial resources of study should be mentioned

Competing interests

Mandatory

Competing interests should be clearly addressed.

Authors' contributions

Optional

The role of each author could be presented.

Acknowledgements

Mandatory

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.

Ethical considerations

Mandatory

The following statements should be inserted.

“Ethical issues (Including plagiarism, Informed Consent, misconduct, data fabrication and/or falsification, double publication and/or submission, redundancy, etc.) have been completely ob-served by the authors.”

References

Mandatory

All references, including URLs, must be numbered consecutively, in square brackets, in the order in which they are cited in the text, followed by any in tables or legends. Each reference must have an individual reference number. The standard Vancouver style should be followed. The style file can be found in Endnote style file files.

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Software Developments and news

Specific Considerations

It should present a software tool or an experimental or computational method, test or procedure. The tool or method described may be new or may be an update or adaptation of an existing one. It includes new functionality, improvements in performance or interfaces, or a release on a new platform. The user defined functions such as excel which facilitate the computations related to air pollution problems are welcome. The tool or method needs to be tested. Application of specific software in solving a problem in the field of air pollution would be accepted provided that it is supported by a case study. Authors must clearly acknowledge work upon which they are building, both published and unpublished.

 Title page

Mandatory

This should list: the title of the article, which should include an accurate, clear and concise description of the reported work, avoiding abbreviations; and the full names, institutional addresses, and e-mail addresses for all authors. The corresponding author should also be indicated.

Abstract

Mandatory

The Abstract of the manuscript should not exceed 350 words and must be structured into separate sections: Background; Findings, the technical details of the method, how the method was performed and statistical tests used; Conclusions, brief summary and potential implications. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. Please see also our guide for writing an easily accessible abstract.

Keywords

Mandatory

Three to five keywords representing the main content of the article.

Introduction

Mandatory

The Introduction section should reflect the background of study, novelty, and the main objectives of the presented work.

Software description

Mandatory

It should describe the usage of software, the methods and equations used, the advantages, limitations, practical usage of software, a discussion of the intended uses of the data.

The findings section can be broken into subsections with short informative headings. There is no maximum length for this section but we encourage authors to be concise. User’s guide  and Installation guide should be available to be downloaded by users (if necessary).

Availability and requirements

Mandatory

  • Project name:
  • Project home page:(URL needed to download the work)
  • Operating system(s):
  • Programming language:
  • Other requirements:
  • License:(should be Free)
  • Any restrictions to use by non-academics

List of abbreviations

Optional

If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations can be provided.

Financial supports

Mandatory

The financial resources of study should be mentioned.

Competing interests

Mandatory

Competing interests should be clearly addressed.

Authors' contributions

Optional

The role of each author could be presented.

Acknowledgements

Mandatory

Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article.

Ethical considerations

Mandatory

The following statements should be inserted.

“Ethical issues (Including plagiarism, Informed Consent, misconduct, data fabrication and/or falsification, double publication and/or submission, redundancy, etc) have been completely ob-served by the authors.”

References

Mandatory

All references, including URLs, must be numbered consecutively, in square brackets, in the order in which they are cited in the text, followed by any in tables or legends. Each reference must have an individual reference number. The standard Vancouver style should be followed. The style file can be found in Endnote style files.

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Letter to Editor Specific Considerations

 

A Letter to the Editor generally takes one of the following forms:

  • A substantial re-analysis of a previously published article in this journal.
  • An article that may not cover 'standard research' but that is of general interest to the readers of Air Pollution and Health Journal.

Letters to the Editor may be edited for clarity or length and may be subject to peer review at the editors' discretion.

 Title page

Mandatory

The title page should list the title of the article, the full names, institutional addresses, email addresses for all authors. The corresponding author should also be indicated.

Abstract

Mandatory

A short, unstructured, single paragraph summary, no more than 100 words, of the major points raised, making evident the key work highlighted in the article. Please do not use abbreviations or references in the abstract.

Keywords

Mandatory

Three to five keywords representing the main content of the article.

Headings

Mandatory

Headings may be used to divide the main body of the text. Headings should describe the section contents but should be short and there should be no more than four in an article. Please avoid using generic headings such as 'introduction' or 'conclusions'. The first paragraph should aim to provide the context for the article.

List of abbreviations

Optional

If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations can be provided.

Competing interests

Mandatory

Competing interests should be clearly addressed.

Authors' contributions

Optional

The role of each author could be presented.

Acknowledgements

Optional

Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article.

Ethical considerations

Mandatory

The following statements should be inserted.

“Ethical issues (Including plagiarism, Informed Consent, misconduct, data fabrication and/or falsification, double publication and/or submission, redundancy, etc) have been completely ob-served by the authors.”

References

Mandatory

All references, including URLs, must be numbered consecutively, in square brackets, in the order in which they are cited in the text, followed by any in tables or legends. Each reference must have an individual reference number. The standard Vancouver style should be followed. The style file can be found in Endnote style files.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  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 submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.