Submission Instruction

Submission Form Agreement
All Authors must sign “Submission Form Agreement” before the manuscript can be processed.
Submission of manuscript
 All manuscripts must be submitted using word-processing software. The manuscript must be typed in double line spacing and 12 pt Time New Roman with ample margins. The manuscript may be submitted via the International Journal of Medical Laboratory (IJML) online submission system (http://ijml.ssu.ac.ir) or e-mailed to hhadin@ssu.ac.ir, rircssu@gmail.com. A covering letter should be prepared by the corresponding author that introduces the manuscript briefly and states that:
 1. The manuscript is original work of author. All data used in the manuscript are prepared originally by authors.
 2. The manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors.
 3. The manuscript has not been published, in full or part, elsewhere and will not be published elsewhere or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Types of publication: The following types of articles will be considered for publication.
 1. Research Articles: Reports of original and basic studies relating to medical laboratory. The reports should be well-documented, novel, and significant. Different parts of such articles include abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, conflict of interest, acknowledgements and references. Papers should be of a length appropriate for the amount of information they contain.
2. Review Articles: Articles that review a timely subject important to medical laboratory researchers. Reviews must be written as concisely as possible. Different parts of such articles include abstract, introduction, discussion, conclusion, conflict of interest, acknowledgements and references. Text is limited to 4000 words.
 3. Letter to the Editor and Opinion: The editors invite the submission of correspondence that presents considered opinions in response to articles published in the journal. The Letter may be sent to the author(s) of the originally published article and possibly to other interested parties for a response to be published in the same issue of the journal as the Letter. This should be prepared in 1000-1500 words.
4. Technical Reports: The objective of Technical Reports is to describe primary research data on a new technique that is likely to be influential in the field of laboratory medicine. Technical reports have a format similar to that of research articles, though many Technical Reports are shorter than a typical article. Technical Reports include a short abstract followed by separate sections for Introduction, Material and Methods and a combined Results and Discussion section. References are limited to 10.
5. Short Communications: Short Communications are concise manuscripts of two or less journal pages. Short Communications include a short abstract (typically 150 words) followed by separate sections for Introduction, Materials and Methods and a combined Results and Discussion section. This should not have more than one figure and/or table and references are limited to 12.
 Research articles should have the following format:
 Title page

This must include the title of the article, correct authors' names and highest degree of each author, affiliations, complete mailing addresses, fax and telephone numbers of one author who will review the proofs, and suggested running title. The running title should be less than 50 characters.
Abstract
 All original articles must contain a structured abstract of not more than 250 words, organized into four paragraphs, Background and aims, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions. The abstract should reflect the content of the article accurately.
Key words
A list of 3-6 key words, chosen from the MeSH list, is to be provided directly below the abstract. Key words should be specific and relevant to the paper. They should each be arranged in alphabetical order and separated by a comma (,).
Introduction
 State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
Materials and Methods
 This should include the study design and exact method or observation or experiment. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference; only relevant modifications should be described. Statistical method must be mentioned and specify any computer program used.
Results
 Results should be clear and concise and must be presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations. This should include the pertinent findings in logical sequences with tables and figures as necessary. Unnecessary overlap between tables, figures and text should be avoided.
Discussion
 The discussion should set the results in context and set forth the major conclusions of the authors. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Information from the Introduction or Results section should not be repeated unless necessary for clarity. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
Conclusions
 The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusions section.
Conflicts of Interest
 Authors must acknowledge and certify that they have no affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest such as educational grants; membership, employment, consultancies, or patent-licensing arrangements, or non-financial interest such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.
Acknowledgments
 All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in this section. Financial and materials support should also be acknowledged. Illustrations from other publications must be acknowledged.
References
 All references must be cited in the text. All references cited in the text should be typed double-spaced in a separate section at the end of the paper and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. Abbreviations should conform to those in Index Medicus. We recommend the use of tools such as Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp
The Reference should provide the following information as stated in the presented models as follows:
 Journal Article
 Mosmann TR, Sad S. The expanding universe of T-cell subsets: Th1, Th2 and more. Immunol Today 1996;17(3):138-146.
Online document
 Hadinedoushan H , Abbasirad N , Aflatoonian A , Eslami G. The serum level of transforming growth factor beta1 and its association with Foxp3 gene polymorphism in Iranian women with recurrent spontaneous abortion. Human Fertility 2014, in press.
Book
 McPherson RA, Pincus MR. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 22nd ed. Elsevier; 2011.
Book chapter
 Wyllie AH, Kerr JFR, Currie AR. Cell death: the significance of apoptosis. In: Bourne GH, Danielli JF, Jeon KW, editors. International review of cytology. London: Academic; 1980. pp. 251–306.
Tables
Each table should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and typed double-spaced. They should be self-explanatory, clearly arranged, and supplemented to the text. Tables should not duplicate information already included in the text or figures.
Figures
 Cite figures in the text in numerical order using Arabic numerals. Each figure must have a legend that should explain all symbols, values, etc used in the figure. The same data should not be presented in the tables, figures and text, simultaneously. Figures should be submitted as separate files in TIFF or JEPG format and should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
Ethics of studies
 
Corresponding author is the main owner of the article. Authors must certify that their manuscript is their original work and that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere, or even submitted and been in reviewed in another journal. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic. Authors must notify the editors of any conflicts of interest. Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section. Please include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the research and state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Also, indicate in the text that the maintenance and care of experimental animals complies with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your institute or agency. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record. Editors or editor in chief have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Any notes of plagiarism, fraudulent data or any other kinds of fraud must be reported completely to committee on publication ethics.
 Publication Charges
 This is an open access journal and there are no charges for publication in this Journal.
Copyright
 The entire contents of the “International Journal of Medical Laboratory” are protected under international copyrights regulations. This Journal is for your personal noncommercial use. You may not modify copy, distribute, transport display, or publish any materials contained on the Journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright owner.
Peer review process
 By submitting a manuscript to the International Journal of Medical Laboratory, the authors agree to subject it to the confidential peer-review process. Editors and reviewers are informed that the manuscript must be considered confidential. The manuscript will be sent at least to one in-office and two out of office referees for review. The corresponding author is notified of the editor’s decision to accept, require modification, or reject. If the manuscript is completely acceptable according to the criteria set forth in these instructions, it is scheduled for the next available issue.
Revision
 Manuscripts may be returned to the corresponding author for modification of scientific content and/or for language corrections. Revised manuscripts and a letter listing point-for-point response to the reviewers must be submitted to the Editor. If the manuscript that is returned to the corresponding author for modification is not resubmitted within two months it will be considered as having been withdrawn and any revised version received subsequently will be treated as a new manuscript.
Proofs
 A computer printout will be sent to the corresponding author to be checked for only typographical errors and other small changes before publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 2-3 days of receipt. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. It will therefore be appreciated if the manuscripts and figures conform from the outset to the style of the journal.
 Reprint
 The printed journal will be provided “free of charge” to all authors. The corresponding author will be supplied with three free issues.
Disposal of material
 Once published, all copies of the manuscript, correspondence, and artwork will be held for 6 months before disposal.  

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 The submission has not been previously published, nor is it submitted to another journal for consideration.
 • All necessary files have been uploaded.
 • The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
 • The format of manuscript conforms to the International Journal of Medical Laboratory instructions to authors.
 • Manuscript has been “spell-checked” and “grammar-checked”.
 • Entire manuscript is typed in Times New Romans with the font size of at least 12.
 • Entire manuscript is typed double spaced with margins of at least 2.5 cm for each sides of page one side of A4 paper.
 • Abstract size is not exceeded 250 words.
• All symbols are explained in legends and all symbols in legends appear in figures.
 • References are in the correct format for this journal. • All references mentioned in the references section list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
 • All human and animal studies are approved by an Institutional Review Board. • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources.
 • All listed authors have seen and approved the manuscript.
 • I accept responsibility for the scientific integrity of the work described in this manuscript.
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                                                                                                    Submitted manuscript to:
 The Editor in Chief, International Journal of Medical laboratory, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Daneshjou Boulevard, Yazd, Iran. Website: ijml.ssu.ac.ir, Email:rircssu@gmail.com, hhadin@ssu.ac.ir
  
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