Submission Instruction:

1.Submission: Papers submitted for publication should describe original work, not previously published elsewhere, totally or partly. Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Submission is only acceptable via online peer review system that allows authors to submit manuscripts and track their progress via a web interface.

Important: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past it is likely that you will have had an account created.

Manuscripts must be in English and Microsoft Word format (.doc/.docx). The manuscript (including references, and figure legends) must be double space typed between lines, using 12-point Times New Roman font, 3.5 cm margins, and left justification. Each line and page of the manuscript must be numbered.

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.

The title page of the paper should only contain the title, name(s), affiliation(s) and address (Tel, Fax, and Email) of the corresponding author.

Original Article:

The manuscript should include the following sections: Title; Running title; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Authors’ Contributions; Conflict of Interest; Acknowledgement and References. (No more than 5000 words without abstract and references).

Abstract: Abstract (no more than 200 words) should be structured providing Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

Keywords: Keyword are used for indexing purpose. Each manuscript should provide 3 to 5 keywords according to the Medical Subject Headings, MESH (  

Running title: The running title should not exceed 70 characters. 

Introduction: Introduction should provide a background and specifies the research objective of the study or observation. This section must emphasize 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.

Materials and Methods: Materials and Methods must indicate clearly the steps taken to acquire the information. It should be detailed. Repeating the detailed of standard techniques is best avoided. The software used for statistical analysis and description of the actual method should be mentioned. This section should have some subtitles. The subtitles must be inserted as italic form.

Results and Discussion: Results should be presented in chronological sequence in the text, table and figure. The results should not be obtained from elsewhere. Table and illustrations have to be cited in order they appear in the text using Arabic numerals (more details have been mentioned in below).   Discussion should emphasize the new and important aspects of the study. Possible explanations for these findings should be mentioned.

Conclusion: In this section, overall conclusion of the author(s) from the research, the limitation of the work and implications of the finding for future research should be noted.

Authors’ Contributions: The authors' names should be listed on the article in order of their contribution to the article, and all authors take responsibility for their own contributions. Only those individuals who have made a substantive contribution should be listed as authors; those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors who have reviewed drafts of the work or provided proofreading assistance, and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be named in an "Acknowledgments" section. The corresponding author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the article, and that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication. Please read the Authors’ Contributions section in Ethical Consideration page for more information.

Conflict of Interest: Submitting a manuscript must be accompanied with a statement from the authors disclosing all financial and personnel relationship that might bias their work, if any. Besides, they are requested to evident whether impending conflicts do or do not exist. A separate page should cover this proclamation and if there are further details, could be mentioned in covering letter. Please read the Conflict of Interest section in Ethical Consideration page for more information.

Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement should be mentioned for any technical help or general, financial, and material support or contributions that need to be acknowledged.

References: In limited numbers and up-to-dated should be numbered consecutively as they occur in the text (number in bracket). The references should observe the following style:

Article:  Rahimi Esboei B, Sharif M, Daryani A, Hosseini F, Pagheh AS, Rahimid M, et al. Parasitic Contamination in Commonly- Consumed Vegetables in Mazandaran Province, Northern Iran. J Hum Environ Health Promot. 2017; 2(2): 89- 95.

Chapter: Sallan SE, Weinstein HJ. Childhood Acute Leukemia. In: Nathan DG, Oski FA, Eds. Hematology of Infancy and Childhood. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 1987. Vol. 2 p. 1028-39.

Book: Adams DO, Edelson PJ, Koren HS. Methods for Studying Mononuclear Phagocytes. San Diego, CA: Academic; 1981.

Electronic published article: Morse SS. Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 ; 1(1): 24. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc. gov/ ncidod/EID/ eid. htm.

Conference proceedings: Amini M, Djazayery A, Majdzadeh R, Taghdisi MH, Jazayeri Sh. School-based approaches to child obesity prevention: an update on global experiences. In proceeding: Nutrition from Laboratory Research to Clinical Studies International Congress. Mashhad, Iran. 2017; 4.

Note: The number of references should not exceed 30 for original articles.
Tables should be submitted with the captions placed above. Do not submit tables as photograph. Place explanatory matters in footnotes, not in the heading.
Figures should be submitted with high quality art work and mounted on separate pages. The captions should be placed below.
  • Black and white and color photos - 300 dpi
  • Graphs, drawings, etc. - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
  • Combinations of photos and drawings (black & white or color) - 500 dpi
Note: The number of tables/figures (in total) should not exceed 7. The same data should not be presented in tables, figures and text, simultaneously. 

Note: Each figure, table, and bibliographic entry must have a reference in the text. 
Abbreviation: Abbreviation that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at first mention there. Also, abbreviation should be explained throughout the manuscript.
Review article
It should be prepared according to one of the following:
- Systematic reviews: This kind of manuscripts should be in form of meta- analysis, meta- synthesis or without statistical analysis. These manuscripts contain original articles̕ parts. They should contain 2500- 7000 words. The number of references and figures/tables is within limits: 45 references, 7 tables and figures combined

- Non systematic reviews: This kind of manuscripts should be written by researchers who are expert in the related field. Different parts of such articles include abstract (with no structure), introduction, discussion, and conclusion. They should contain the range of 3000 - 10000 words including the references and captions. The number of references and figures/tables is within limits: 55 references, 8 tables and figures combined.
Short communication
These articles are like those of original ones except that these are smaller and prepared in minimum 1500 and maximum 3000 words. The number of references is within limit: 20 references.

Letter to the editor
It should be about criticism of previous articles in this journal or the others, criticism or review over books, analysis of a related topic with food quality and control. These manuscripts need no structure.

Case report
This kind of manuscripts should include abstract, keywords, introduction, case report, discussion, conclusion, conflicts of interest, acknowledgment, and references. Case report should have 1500- 2500 words. The title should include the words ʻcase report̕ as well as a description of the reported phenomenon (e.g., reporting of new and rare food borne pathogen).

These manuscripts need no structure and have not abstract. But, the total words number should be at maximum 2000 including references and the references not exceeding more than 10.
Book review
In this type of manuscript, a new published internationally and valuable book regarding to the scopes of the journal, is introduced in maximum 1000 words. These manuscripts need no structure and abstract.
2. Ethics: The relevant ethics committee/institution review boards of the respective institutions must approve the study. Please read the Ethical Consideration Section before start. Also, the Authors Agreement Form should be filled and signed by all authors, and then scanned and emailed by corresponding author to the journal office ( or
3. The outcome of the study: The authors are appealed to provide a declaration that have full access to all the data in the study and take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
4. Charges: There are no charges for publication in this Journal.
5. Proofs: A computer printout will be sent to the corresponding author to be checked for only typographical errors and other essential small changes before publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Major alternations to the text cannot be accepted at this stage. Proofs must be returned to the editor within 7 days of receipt.
6. Disposal of material: Once published, all copies of the manuscript, correspondence and artwork will be held for 6 months before disposal.
The Editorial Board of the journal, reserves the right to accept or reject the manuscript in any stage and any time or delete a part of the text, tables or figures, if necessary.

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