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:: Instructions to Authors ::

Instructions to Authors

The Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine (CJIM) is a peer-reviewed internal medicine publication, scheduled to appear quarterly as a means of scientific information exchange in international medical societies. The journal specifically welcomes contributions relevant to the eastern and other countries in the world and publishes biomedical experiences and clinical investigations on basic sciences and clinical medicine.

Peer-review Process

Manuscripts that adhere to submission guidelines are initially reviewed by the editor of CJIM. Manuscripts qualifying for peer review are sent to at least two expert reviewers. The corresponding author will receive all editorial communications regarding the status of the manuscript, revisions, and reviews. All revisions and the dissemination of the reviewer’s comments and other manuscript information to co-authors are the corresponding author’s responsibility. The manuscript has to be submitted online via our online submission service www.caspjim.com.

Submission Guidelines

Material submitted to CJIM must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Meanwhile, this journal does not accept preprint submissions.   

Online Submission Procedure

Corresponding author is required to submit the following manuscript information:

  • Manuscript title
  • Short title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • All authors’ information (a valid e-mail, first name, last name, academic degree, ORCID, affiliation). Failure to send this information at the time the manuscript is submitted can cause delays in peer review and publication.
  • Cover letter, main file, and file without authors' name

Once a manuscript has been submitted online, an e-mail acknowledgment will be sent. Authors can check the status of a manuscript at any time by logging into the journal website.

Proof (for accepted articles only)

Proof are received by all authors directly from the publisher (via e-mail) when it is going to be published and must be returned within 48 hours of receipt. 

Definition of Authorship

The journal's definition of what qualifies as the authorship is based on the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Authors are those who have contributed to the conception and design of the article, the acquisition of data, or the analysis and interpretation of data, as well as the writing of the article or the revision of its content; and have read and approved the final version of the article before submission.


All listed authors must sign the copyright transfer agreement which will be received with the proof file. No article will be published without a copyright transfer agreement signed by all the listed authors. The signed copyright transfer agreement should be scanned and submitted as a PDF file along with the proofed file via email.


Authors are required to disclose all relevant financial support and potential conflicts of interest in their main file of the article. In addition, authors have an ethical responsibility to ensure all research discussed in their work is credible and data are accurate prior to publication. 


All others who contributed to the work should be listed under acknowledgments. This includes people who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or general support. 

Corresponding Author Responsibilities

The corresponding author is the point of contact for the Editorial Office and Publisher. He or she is responsible for:

• Collecting signed copyright transfer agreements and CMJE disclosure forms from all authors and submitting these to the Editorial Office.

• Sharing the reviewer’s comments with the other authors and ensuring the requested revisions are made or clearly disputed before resubmitting the manuscript.

• Page proofs. The publisher will e-mail page proofs to the corresponding author. It is up to the corresponding author to share these proofs with the other authors. The corresponding author is responsible for incorporating all the corrections made by the authors and returning the proofs to the publisher within 48 hours.
Note: This journal do not allow more than one corresponding author and also co-first authors for an article.

Manuscript Format

Manuscripts should be written correctly in case of grammar, punctuation, and style.Text must be submitted in Word (.doc or .docx) format. Embed tables or figures in the text. Please include the title page, abstract, main body, acknowledgments, funding, conflict of interests, authors contribution, references, figure and tables in a single file, respectively.

Title Page

This should include:

• A brief, specific title and running title

• All authors listed by first name, last name, and their other information, including academic degrees (MD, PhD,....) and affiliations

• The corresponding author’s name and contact information (Address, E-mail, Fax, Office Telephone number)

Abstract Page

The Abstract should be no more than 250 words and consists of four sections labeled Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
They should briefly describe the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the salient results and what conclusions can be made from the results.
Three to eight keywords should be added to the end of the Summary.
Please use Index Medicus subject headings (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html).


The manuscript should be typed with 3 cm margins, Times New Roman, Font size 13 and 1.5 line spacing. Use footnotes only in tables and figures, not to elaborate on the article text. To verify drug names (use generic names only, adding the brand name afterward in parentheses if relevant). Abbreviations and/or acronyms should be spelled out in full and abbreviated in parentheses on first use in the text not at the end of text.The manuscript should not normally exceed 2500-3500 words for Original Article, 3500-6000 words for Review articles and 1200-2000 words for Short Communication.


All measures should be reported in SI units followed, in the text, by traditional units in parentheses. For general guidance on the International System of Units and some useful conversion factors, see 'The SI for the Health Professions' (WHO, 1977). There are two exceptions: blood pressure should be expressed in mm Hg and haemoglobin as g/dl.


Words to be abbreviated should be spelled out in full the first time they appear in the text with the abbreviations in brackets not as a separated section. 


References should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they are cited in the text. A reference cited only in a table or figure is numbered within the sequence established by the first mention of that table or figure in the text. Use of references more than 10 years old is discouraged unless they are classic or unique works. Authors must verify all references. The reference list should follow the text of the manuscript. Follow the Vancouver style. In the reference list, abbreviate names of journals according to MEDLINE/Index Medicus. For five or more authors, list the first three names followed by "et al."

Please note the following examples for format and punctuation:


Jemal A, Siegel R, Ward E, et al. Cancer statistics, 2008. CA Cancer J Clin 2008; 58:71-96.


Eifel PJ, Levenback C. American cancer society Atlas of clinical oncology: Cancer of the female lower genital tract. 1st ed. Hamilton, Ontario: BC Decker, Inc. 2001; pp: 32-8.

Chapter in a book

Park BH, Vogelstein B. Tumor-Suppressor Genes. In: Kufe DW, Pollock RE, Weichselbaum RR, et al. (eds). Cancer medicine. 6th ed. Hamilton, Ontario: BC Decker, Inc. 2003; pp: 87-106.


Health on the Net Foundation. Health on the Net Foundation code of conduct (HONcode) for medical and health Web sites. Available at: http://www.hon.ch / HONcode / Conduct. HTML. Accessed August 26, 2003.


Tables must be created using the table tool in Word (.doc). Each table should be named by table # (i.e., table 1, table 2, etc.). Number the tables consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. Include a brief descriptive title for each table. Do not use bulleted lists in tables. The position of each table in the text should be indicated (Table 1 here).  Embed tables in the manuscript text.

Figures and Illustrations

Authors are encouraged to submit their figure files in color. Illustrations should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text, given suitable legends. Original drawings may be submitted although high-quality glossy photographs are preferable. Embed figures in the manuscript text. The same data should not be presented in tables, figures, and text, simultaneously.

The Journal’s Policy on Plagiarism

Any practice of plagiarism will not be tolerated by the journal regarding submitted manuscripts. all submitted manuscripts will be assessed by Grammarly software to hinder any plagiarism and improve publication quality.
Publication Charge
To cover the cost of publication, authors pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) for manuscripts accepted after peer-review.  Publication charge for authors whose papers are accepted to the journal is as follows:

Article Type For Overseas Authors For Iranian Authors
Review and original articles 600 USD 20,000,000 IRR
Short Communication and Case Series Articles 500 USD 16,000,000 IRR
Case Report articles 400 USD 10,000,000 IRR
Letter to Editor articles 200 USD 5,000,000 IRR
  • The account number for Iranian authors is Shaba no. IR450100004001084503025236 of Melli Bank (Deposit ID no. 351084553124910008000000000500) and for overseas authors is : Account number-29401911, Swift code-Meliirthbbl, Branch code-9401.
  • Authors are required to add the name of our journal in addition to the name of Babol University on their bank receipt.
  • Please send a scanned copy of your receipt to the journal via researchbabolgmail.com


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