The Neuroscience Journal of Shefaye Khatam- About the Journal & Policies

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 The Neuroscience Journal of Shefaye Khatam (Shefaye Khatam)

Chairman: Hadi Kazemi, MD

Editor-in-Chief: Ali Gorji, MD, PhD

Executive Manager: Pirhossein Koulivand

E-ISSN: 2345-4814

E-ISSN: 2322-1887

The Neuroscience Journal of Shefaye Khatam (Shefaye Khatam) is the scientific medical journal of Iran, which is published quarterly and online from 2013 onward in Persian with abstract of English language. "Shefaye Khatam", a scientific and research journal, seeks to publish original papers, selected review articles and case reports about basic and clinical neuroscience topics. "Shefaye Khatam" also seeks to provide its readers with the highest quality materials published through a process of careful double-blind peer reviews and editorial comments. The Neuroscience Journal of Shefaye Khatam is an official publication of the Shefa Neuroscience Research Center.

Editorial Policies

Authorship and Contributorship

"Shefaye Khatam" defines an author as a person who has made a substantive intellectual contribution to the submitted manuscript. A substantive contribution includes more than 2 of the following:

- Concept/Design

- Acquisition of data

- Data analysis/Interpretation

- Drafting of the manuscript

- Critical revision of the manuscript

- Approval of the article

Author list and author order should be finalized prior to first submission. One author (Corresponding Author) should be responsible for all communications with the Journal throughout the review process. The Corresponding Author is responsible for uploading all submissions and revisions in the online system. The Corresponding Author should submit a brief description of all contributions to their manuscript in the title page. The Corresponding Author should disclose any in­formation on prior or duplicate publication or submission elsewhere of any part of the work.

After submission, "Shefaye Khatam" don’t accept any author addition. Author omission or change in author order will require additional documentation. The corresponding author must provide an explanation to the editorial office if there is any change in authorship status (omission, or author order) after manuscript submission. The corresponding author must gather letters of agreement from all authors of the manuscript including the author who is being omitted or changed.

Less than 6 authorship are acceptable for original article for uni-center studies. In case report and letters, excessive authorship (more than 3 authors) should be avoided. If a paper includes more than 6 authors (for original articles) or 3authors (for letters or case report) the respective contributions of each must be specified in the accompanying cover letter. For multicenter studies or a study group, all Authors qualifying according to the above criteria are listed in the author byline OR in an "Additional Authors" Appendix.

All Authors must complete "Shefaye Khatam" Copyright Assignment Form, if the submitted manuscript is invited for revision after peer review.

Acting as a Co-investigator or study coordinator does not constitute authorship. Contributions such as supporting the study, contributing materials or participants, general supervision of study personnel, technical assistance, or collecting data do not constitute authorship.

Ethical Guidelines

  • All studies on patients or volunteers and animal studies must have been approved by the authors’ Institutional Review Board. The relevant Eth­ics committee/institution review boards of the respec­tive institutions must approve the study. These should be documented in the paper.
  • Informed consent must be obtained for all participants, Case Reports, Clinical Pictures, and Adverse Drug Reactions. Authors should send a statement signed by Corresponding Author confirming that authors have obtained consent from the patient. It must be available if requested by the editorial staff.
  • Please include written consent of any cited individual(s) noted in acknowledgments.

Conflict of Interest

Authors should disclose at the time of submission any commercial affiliations or other interests that may influence the manuscript. These include patent-licensing agreements, stock ownership, and sources of funding for the study, corporate sponsorship, consultancies, and institutional affiliations.

Review Process and Policy 

All manu­scripts will be acknowledged upon pre­senting to the Jour­nal office, provided that all stated requirements are met. The manu­script is sent to two or more re­view­ers. The whole re­view proc­ess depends on re­ceiv­ing referees' comments and revising the manu­scripts based on these comments to the author. On receipt of the re­vised article from the au­thor, and after fi­nal ap­proving by refe­rees, the letter of ac­cep­tance is issued to the author. Authors have the right to communicate to the editor if they do not wish their manu­script to be reviewed by a par­ticular reviewer be­cause of potential con­flicts of inter­est.

The author can also suggest the name of possible competent reviewers but it is up to the editor to accept it. No article is rejected unless nega­tive comments are re­ceived from at least two re­viewers.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

  Creative Commons License
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