Aims and Scope
JARCM covers methodologically specific aspects of research in clinical medicine related to analytical research, i.e. case-control and cohort/follow up studies. In this regard studies on subjects related to the risk factors of diseases are considered for publication.
Valuable epidemiological studies in the field of clinical medicine which provide the fundamental knowledge for further analytical research are in the scope of our journal.
Correlational studies with sound statistical analyses may be considered for publication.
Researches related to the studying of psychometric properties of measures used in the field of clinical medicine are welcomed, too.
The journal accepts articles for publication in the format of original articles, systematic reviews, review articles, short communication/short reviews, case series and letters to the editor.
The authors are required to sign an exclusive license form for open access publication of their work in the journal under the Creative Commons license 4.0 (CC-BY). The authors retain the copyright to their work.
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Authors of submissions reporting studies involving human participants, human data, or human tissues are required to provide the following information:
- A statement on ethics approval and consent (even where the need for approval was waived).
- The name of the ethics committee that approved the study and the committee’s reference number if appropriate.
Submissions reporting studies involving animals must include a statement on ethics approval.
Please see our editorial policies for more information.
If the submission does not report on or involve the use of any animals or human data or tissues, please state “Not applicable” in this section.
Free of charge publication
Currently, there are no publication charges applicable to the articles published in JARCM, the open access publication of which is supported by the Department of Research Vice Chancellor at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences.
JARCM is indexed/covered by DOAJ, J-gate and Google Scholar.
All manuscripts submitted to JARCM should adhere to Editorial policies of journals published by Tabriz University of Medical Sciences.
Human and animal rights and informed consent
In cases where a study involves the use of live animals or human subjects, the author should include a statement that all experiments were performed in compliance with the relevant laws and institutional guidelines, and also state the institutional committee(s) that has approved the experiments. They should also include a statement that informed consent was obtained for any experimentation with human subjects. For more information on ethical considerations, see our publisher's Editorial policies.
All authors must declare all competing interests in their covering letter and in the “competing interests” section upon submission. Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read “The author(s) declare(s) that they have no competing interests with regards to authorship and/or publication of this article.” The Editor may ask for further information relating to competing interests. Reviewers of JARCM are also required to declare any competing interests and they will be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists. Editors and advisory board of JARCM declare no competing interests and any financial relationship with any biomedical company and they were excluded from peer review process whenever submitting a manuscript to the journal. For more information on ethical considerations, see our publisher's Editorial policies.
All research articles, published by JARCM undergo a thorough peer review process. This usually involves review by two independent peer reviewers. The following scheme illustrates the editorial workflow of JARCM: