Login or Register to make a submission.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Papers submitted for publication should describe original work, not previously published elsewhere, totally or partly. Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and as Doc files.
  • Submitted manuscript, should embrace the following criteria: Content should not be related to local issues but preferably with critical national or global items; Having innovative and creative outcome; Methods should preferably be advanced and reproducible.
  • 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), degree(s) and addresses (Tel, Fax, and Email) of the author(s).
  • The manuscript should include: Title; No author(s) name; the Abstract; Introduction; Materials & Methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgement and References.
  • The abstract (no more than 250 words) in structured for¬mat as Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion followed by 3 to 5 Keywords must be presented.
  • Tables in limited numbers should be submitted with the captions placed above. Do not submit tables as photograph. Figures with high quality art work. The captions should be placed below.
  • References in Vancouver with limited numbers and up-to-dated should be numbered consecutively as they occur in the text (number in parentheses). The references should ob¬serve according to journal style.
  • The Covering Letter is downloaded and filled by corresponding author and will be uploaded again (download from here).
  • Please add all the authors of the manuscript one by one in List of Contributors at third step of submission.

Author Guidelines

Submitted manuscript, should embrace the following criteria: 

  • Content should not be related to local issues but preferably with critical national or global items.
  • Having innovative and creative outcome.
  • Methods should preferably be advanced and reproducible.
  • IJPH accepts manuscripts written in American English. 

Types of Manuscripts

Original articles:

These include randomized controlled trials, intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, and cost-effectiveness analyses. The text of original articles amounting to utmost 3000 words (excluding Abstract, References and Tables) should include Title; the Ab­stract; Introduction; Ma­terials & Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusion; Ac­knowl­edge­ment; Ref­erences, Tables and Figures (Not more than 4500 words)

Review Articles:

They should be written by authors considered experts on the subject. Therefore, the corresponding author of the review article must be one of the authors of at least three articles presented in Reference section. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis are more welcomed and they should respectively follow the PRISMA (http://www.prisma-statement.org/) and MOOSE guidelines (http://www.consort-statement.org). Review articles must include an abstract of no more than 250 words, a main text between 2000-3000 words excluding up to 90 references, and up to 6 tables and/or figures (altogether 5500-6000 words).

Short Communications:

Short communications are brief reports of research works containing new findings, which are not exceeding 2500 words from introduction through references. The Short Communication consists of Abstract, main body including Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion; Acknowledgement, References, Tables and Figures (Not more than 3000 words).

Case reports: 

Case reports are accepted provided they are of exceptional interest for readers. The case report consists of Abstract (unstructured), Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References. Case reports must not exceed 1,000 words, 15 references and a reasonable amount of tables and/or figures (Not more than 2500 words).

Letters to the Editor:

Letters could be of two types, commenting either on recently published articles or reporting cases, outbreaks, or original research. The former must be received within 2 months of publication of the article to which they refer and should be no longer than 500 words. The latter should contain no more than 1000 words altogether including up to 10 references and 2 figures and/or tables. They should not be divided into sections. 


Guest Editorial is solicited by the Editorial Board. National Reports or similar cases are accepted based on confirmation by Editorial Board.

Publication Fee:

According to new policy imposed by the journal administration, from now (10 Nov 2015) corresponding authors are requested to pay the publication charge as mentioned below: 

Article Type

For Iranian ( RLs)

For foreigner ($ US)

Review articles, Country Reports  



Original article



Short Communication



Case Report



Letter to the Editor



For any specific enquiry, please contact the journal via Email.

Saving account for Iranian authors: 

انجمن علمی بهداشت ایران،

بانک ملی، شماره حساب : 0108589984006

IR75 0170 0000 0010 8589 9840 06 شناسه شبا حساب:

Card number: 6037991899637981

For foreign authors details are conveyed via Email.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

The Editorial Board of the journal, re­serves the right to accept or reject the ar­ticle in any stage and any time or delete a part of the text, tables or figures, if neces­sary.