Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are submitted solely to the IJPBS. Upon submission , they become the property of the Publisher and that the data in the manuscript have been reviewed by all authors , who agree with the analysis of the data and the conclusions reached in the manuscript. The Publisher reserves copyright and renewal on all published material and such material may not be reproduced without the written permission of the Publisher. Statements in articles are the responsibility of the authors .

  Peer-Review :

  Manuscripts are first reviewed by the editorial staff to ensure their appropriateness relevant to the framework of the journal. Manuscripts are also excluded by the editors if there are major faults in the methodology of research. Peer reviews are handled anonymously and comments are discussed in weekly editorial sessions. Reviews are then sent to the corresponding authors for proposed modifications and the new version of the manuscript would be peer-reviewed for a second time by one or two external reviewers .

  Submission :

Manuscripts should be submitted online using the “Submission Form” section on the journal’s homepage Manuscripts must be created in Microsoft Word (Microsoft Word files with .docx extension are not accepted and should be converted to .doc before submitting). For further information please contact the editorial office through:Tel: +98 151 3273024 or +98 151 3285659Fax: +98 151 3285659

  The requirements stated below are in accordance with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors . ( See Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals .)


  Clinical Trial Registration :

  IJPBS requires that randomized controlled trials be registered according to policies accepted by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME ), Iranian Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( ICMJE ). In order to be considered for publication, trials that begin enrolment of patients after December 22nd 2009 must register in a public trials registry at or before the onset of enrolment, and trials that began patient enrolment on or before this date must register anytime before submission to the journal .

  The registration number of the trial and the name of the trial registry must be mentioned at the end of the abstract. Recommended trial registries include the following :

  Covering letter :

  Papers are accepted for publication in the journal on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This must be stated in the covering letter .

  Authors must also state that the protocol for the research conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki in 1995 (as revised in Edinburgh 2000 ).

  Authors should declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest by disclosing at the time of submission .


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