Instruction for authors

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  Instruction for authors

 The Journal of occupational hygiene engineering (JOHE) is a peer reviewed journal with the aim of publishing original contributions relevant to occupational health. The Journal of occupational hygiene engineering (JOHE) is a quarterly Journal published by Hamadan University of medical science. The JOHE is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. The journal of Occupational Hygiene Engineering does not use any mechanism for funding open access publishing such as Article Processing Charges (APCs). This journal publishes original papers, review articles, case reports, technical note, field studies, and letters to the editor.

 Preparation of manuscript

 The following Instruction refers to the Journal requirements for submitting your manuscripts for publication. The structure of manuscripts should be organized to include the following: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, figure legends, tables, and figures. Manuscript should generally use the following format: Introduction, and Methods, Results, and Discussion.

 Manuscripts should be typed in 12-point B Nazanin for Persian language and 11- point times New Roman for English language with margins of 2.5 centimeters on A4 paper with 1.5 lines space . Double spacing should be used throughout, and the right margin should be unjustified. All pages should be numbered consecutively on the bottom of the page. Originals and Field Studies should be limited to 3,000 words, excluding the abstract, acknowledgments, references, tables, and figure legends. Generally, Articles should fill no more than 12 pages and case reports no more than 5 pages.

 The title page must be included a concise and descriptive title, name of each author, affiliation of each author, the telephone and fax numbers as well as the e-mail address of the corresponding author, type of contribution, running title (not more than 40 letters including spaces).

 For all submissions except Letters to the Editor, structured abstracts should be between 200 to 250 words and should normally be organized under the following headings: Background and Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. It should be structured in Background and Aims, Methods, Findings and Conclusion followed by 3 to 5 Keywords selected from from main headings listed in Medical Subject Headings in Index Medicus, published by the National Library of Medicine ( http://www.nlm mesh/MBrowser.html). Unstructured abstract should reflect the content concisely in less than 100 words.

 Tables and figures should be of adequate quality to withstand reduction in size. Each table and figure should be submitted on a separate A4 sheet. Their locations in the text should be indicated in the right margin of the text. Only 5 or fewer tables and figures are permitted in total. Each table and figure should constitute a single unit of communications; that is, it should be completely informative in itself without reading the body of the text.


 The style of references should follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (Vancouver Style) ( Please refer to the examples of references listed at the end of these instructions. List all authors when there are six or fewer; when there are seven or more authors; list the first three authors, followed by “et al.” References should be numbered according to the order in which they appear in the text and should be listed at the end of the text. Examples of references are as follows:

  Journal article:

  Antony J, Fergusson C. Six Sigma in the software industry: results from a pilot study. Managerial Auditing Journal. 2004; 19(8): 1025-32.


  Kiley R. Medical information on the internet: a guide for health professionals. London: Churchill Livingstone; 1999.

  Book chapter:

  Porter RJ, Meldrum BS. Antiepileptic drugs. In: Katzung BG, editor. Basic and clinical pharmacology. 6th ed. Norwalk (CN): Appleton and Lange; 1995. p. 361-80.


  Wood MA. A study of the perception of the impact of modelling on the development of commitment to action in decision conferencing [Ph.D. Thesis]. Perth (WA): Curtin University of Technology; 2004.


  Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics; Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5. 

  Web page :

  Chan M. Progress in public health during the previous decade and major challenges ahead. WHO Web Site; 2010 [updated 18 January, 2010; cited 10 January, 2011]; Available from: . 


 If a study has involved any contact with human subjects, authors should state in their methods section that their institutions review board has approved the study proposal as well as the manner in which informed consent was obtained from subjects. Authors should also follow the principles outlined in the declaration of Helsinki of the world medical association.

License terms

This journal applies the Creative CommonsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License to works we publish. Under this license, we retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction of the article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. For any reuse of redistribution of a work, users must also make clear the license terms under which the work was published. This broad license was developed to facilitate free access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works, of all types. Applying this standard license to your own work will ensure that it is freely and openly available in perpetuity.

Manuscript peer review process

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two or three reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice; from among several possibilities include Accept, minor revision, major revision and Reject. Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations, and our own previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics. 

Manuscript submission

 Manuscripts should be submitted online through the web site at . After registration, authors can login and follow the submission process and upload their manuscript. The submission tool generates an automatic reply which incorporates the manuscript number for future correspondence. 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. If there are any problems, please contact Managing Editor through E-mail: .

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