Submission Instruction

The Journal of Development Strategies in Medical Education is affiliated with Medical Education Development Center of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences.

This journal works as an official channel through which researchers can publish their new findings in different types of studies such as Letter to the Editor, Review Articles, qualitative article, short articles, etc.  

In this journal, the articles will be accepted and published in the following branches:

  • Educational Planning in Medical Sciences
  • Evaluation in Medical Sciences
  • Educational Psychology in Medical Sciences
  • Educational theories in Medical Sciences
  • Teaching Methods in Medical Sciences

An article must have the following sections, respectively:

The manuscript should include Title page (Persian and English), the Abstract (Persian and English), Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.

The Title Page: The complete title of manuscript, the name of all the authors with their highest qualifications, their affiliation, address for correspondence including telephone and fax number and email address.

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. Use terms from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of index medicus ( authors need to be careful that the abstract reflects the content of the article accurately.

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.

Methods: this should include exact method or observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacture’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 others be able to use it. If a drug is used, its generic name, dose and route of administration must be given. For patients, age, sex with mean ±Standard deviation must be given. Statistical method must be mentioned and specify any software used.

Results: it must be presented in the form of the text, tables and illustrations. The contents of the table 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.

Discussion and Conclusion: this should emphasize the present findings and the variations and similarities with other works performed in the field by other researchers. 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 conclusion can be derived. 

Acknowledgement: all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgement section. It should include persons who have provided technical help, writing assistance, or department heads who only have provided general support. Financial and general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged. In case of any financial support it is important to mention the name of the respected organization/institute and the project number at the end of the manuscript.

References: all manuscripts should be accompanied by relevant references. The author should ensure reference to locally published studies by conducting proper literature search. It may not be possible for the editor and reviewers to check the accuracy of all referenced citations. To minimize such errors authors should verify references against the original documents. The reference should provide the following information as stated in the presented models as follows:

  a- Persian papers: print surnames and initials of all authors when there are six or less (in case of seven or more authors the first six must be followed by et al), Title of manuscript, Name of journal. Year; Vol. (no): Page.

  b- English papers: In Vancouver Style, print surnames and initials of all authors when there are six or less (in case of seven or more authors the first six authors followed by et al should be listed), Title of manuscript. Abbreviated name of journal; Year. Vol. (no): Page.

  Seeff LB, Buskell-Bales Z, Wrught EC, Durako SJ, Alter HJ, Iber FL, et al. Long term mortality after transfusion associated non A, non B hepatitis. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute study group. N Engl J Med; 1992. 27: 1906-11.

  c- Book: surname and initials of the author(s). Name of the book. Edition no. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. Page.

  Kates M. Techniques of Lipidology. 2nd ed. New York: Elsevier; 1992. p. 172-5.

  d- Chapter of a book: surname and initials of the author(s) of the chapter. Title of the chapter. In: surname and initials of the author(s). Name of the book. Edition no. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. Page.

  Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. 2nd ed. New York : Raven Press ; 1995 .p.465-78.

  e- Conference presentations:

  Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and Security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, Editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th world congress on Medical Informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. P. 1561-5.

Tables: In limited numbers should be submitted with the captions placed above. Do not submit tables as photograph. Place explanatory matters at the table’s footnote. All tables should be written in English and Persian in seprate word file. 

Figures: should be in limited numbers with high quality artwork and mounted on separate pages. The caption should be placed below. The same data should not be presented in the tables, figures, and text simultaneously. All figures should be written in English and Persian in seprate word file. 

Abbreviations, Symbols and Latin Names: 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 is a standard unit of measurement.

Review Article: Review articles from expert researchers that have substantial amount of reporting in that particular field are accepted for publication.

Short Reports (Case Reports):  Should describe a case or a number of cases presenting with an unusual clinical aspect of a disease or novel upon, or solutions to, clinically relevant issues. This article includes 1000 words with 10-12 refrenceses. 

Letter to Editor: This article have 1000-700 words. They should preferably be related to articles previously published in the Journal or views expressed in the journal. They should not be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation.

The Number of Pages:  The number of manuscript pages should not exceed 12 (including the text, figures and tables).

The manuscript should not have been published or considered for publication in any other Journals. Any contradiction to the above statement will lead to the automatic withdrawal of the manuscript.

A written consent on the part of the organization/institute must be provided allowing the publication of the manuscript in the Journal.


Authors should submit their manuscript online via registration at It is notable to submit the article in two forms of files namely:

  • "with the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)"
  • “Without the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)".

In addition, a completed copy of signed cover letter along with the signed copyright assignment form (available from the Journal site) should be provided.



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