Authorship Criteria

 | Post date: 2021/05/19 | 
  1. Aims and Scope: The "Journal of Rescue and Relief" is the offi­cial scientific research quarterly publication of the Red Crescent Society of Iran. This Journal accepts Original research Papers, Review Articles, Short Communications and Let­ters to the Editor in the fundamental, developmental and functional fields of rescue and relief management and disasters. The related manuscripts in the mentioned subjects will be accepted. The author(s) must declare that their papers are exclusively contributed to the Scientific Journal of Rescue and Relief.
  2. Submission: Submit a copy of the article and sets of photographs, illustration, diagrams etc. to mentioned address.  Manuscript must be accompanied by a cover­ing let­ter to the Editor-in-Chief, including title and au­thor(s) name and undertaking that it has not been pub­lished or submitted elsewhere. In case the manuscript was earlier submitted to some other Journal and was rejected, the authors must provide full information for proper analysis.  Tables as well as illustrations should be typed and drawn on a separate paper. Do not submit tables as photographs.
    The authors must declare that it is being exclusively contributed to Rescue and Relief Journal. The text should be submitted in font of Times New Roman 12 as an attachment. The figures should be sent in a format of JPEG or GIF, which will produce high quality images in the online edition of the journal. 
  3. The manuscript should include Title page; the Abstract; Introduction, Methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgement and References.
  4. The title page: The complete title of the manuscript, the name of all the authors with their highest qualifications, the department or institution to which they are attached, address for correspondence with telephone numbers, e-mail, and Fax number.
  5. The Abstract: All original articles must accompany a structured abstract up to 250 words. It should be structured as Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion followed by 3 to 5 Keywords. Keywords will assist indexers in cross-indexing the article as they are published with abstract. Authors need to be careful that the abstract reflects the content of the article accurately.
  6. Introduction: This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study.
  7. Methods: This should include exact method, observation, or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacturer’s name and address should be given in parenthesis. If the method is established, give reference but if the method is new, give enough information so that another author is able to perform it. Statistical method must be mentioned and specify any general computer programme used. The Info system used should be clearly mentioned.
  8. Results: It must be presented in the form of text, tables, and illustrations. The contents of the tables should not be all repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table number may be given. Long articles may need sub-headings within some sections (especially the Results and discussion parts) to clarify their contents.
  9. Discussion: This should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other work done in the field by other workers. The detailed data should not be repeated in the discussion again. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.
  10. Acknowledgement: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgement section. It should include persons who provided technical help, writing assistance and departmental head that only provided general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.
  11. 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.
  12. Figures:  Should be in limited numbers, with high quality artwork and mounted on separate pages. The cap­tions should be placed below. The same data should not be presented in tables, fig­ures and text, simultane­ously.
  13. References: All manuscripts should be accompanied by relevant references.
    The author should ensure reference to locally published studies by doing proper literature search. It may not be possible for the editor and reviewers to check the accuracy of all reference citations. To minimize such errors author should verify references against the original documents. The Reference should provide the following information as stated in the presented models as follows:
  1. Article: Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996; 124:980-3.
  2. Book: Philips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Large JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995: 465-78.
  1. Proof Reading: The last version is sent to the corresponding author for proof reading before publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Corrections should be marked clearly and sent immediately to the Journal office.
  2. 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.
  3. Ethical guidelines: Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section.
  1. Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the project.
  2. 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.

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