Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The quarterly Journal of Health Sciences and Surveillance is a non profitable periodical, common to the School of Health and Nutrition and the vice-chancellor for Health at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. The journal publishes original research papers, short communications, scientific notes, case reports, letter to editors, and review articles in English .The scope of papers comprises all aspects of health sciences and surveillance system. The editorial board would be glad to receive your original papers on any area of health sciences.

 

Section Policies

Original Articles

References should be complied numerically according to the order of citation in the text in the Vancouver style. The numbers of references should not exceed 40 for original articles.

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Review Articles

References should be complied numerically according to  for review articles not less than 100 references.

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Case Reports

References should be complied numerically according to the order of citation in the text in the Vancouver style. The numbers of references should not exceed 8 for case reports.

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Editorial

References should be complied numerically according to the order of citation in the text in the Vancouver style. The numbers of references should not exceed 40 for original articles, 15 for brief, 8 for case reports, and for review articles not less than 100 references.

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Short Communication

References should be complied numerically according to the order of citation in the text in the Vancouver style. The numbers of references should not exceed 15 for brief.

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Letter to Editor

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Case Study

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Peer Review Process

The articles are primarily evaluated by our internal reviewers who check the articles for their scientific merits in concordance with Jhsss disciplines. Any methodological flaw, format, and non- compliance with journal's instructions should be avoided. Then a submission code will be allocated and all the future contacts should be based on this code. The articles will then be reviewed by at least three external (peer) reviewers. Their comments will be passed to the authors and their responses to the comments with the reviewers' comments will then be evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, the section Editor, and a final reviewer who can be a member of the Editorial Board. The final review process will be discussed in Editorial Board sessions on a regular basis and based on their comments, and the journal's scope. The Editor-in-Chief will decide which articles should be published.

 

Publication Frequency

Quarterly

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 


pISSN: 2345-2218          eISSN: 2345-3893