Key Points in Writing Articles

 | Post date: 2020/08/9 | 
  • Dear authors, paying attention to the following points will accelerate the process of publishing the article in the Journal of Medicinal Plants.
  1. All articles should be prepared in full conformity and compliance with ethics and specific statements in research ethics and have already obtained the Ethics Committee License.
  2. Seeds and plants used must have a seed bank code and a herbarium code from a reputable center. Documentation from the center is required.
  3. For clinical trial studies, it is necessary to mention the registration number in the clinical trial center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (IRCT) or reputable centers for global clinical trial registration such as WHO.
  4. Phytochemical analysis and standardization of products based on phytochemical compounds is required.
  5. Tables should be prepared with real rows and columns and not aligned with tabs, returns, or spaces. Vertical lines should not be included in tables. Horizontal lines should also be used if necessary.
  6. Scientific names (genus and species) should be mentioned throughout the text and references in italic font. The abbreviated name of the scientist who introduces the species is written in regular font and begins with capital letters.
For example: Juglans regia L.
  1. There should be no space between the word and the dot (.), comma (,), question mark (?) and parentheses (). After entering the mark, a space must be inserted. The principles of punctuation and page layout must be followed.
  2. Here are some commonly words used in the text:
(pH, P < 0.001, P < 0.01, P < 0.05, P > 0.05)
  1.  When citing to the reference, there is no need to mention the author’s name and the year.
  2. It is recommended to use the instructions on the following links for writing a systematic review:
    - Useful resources for learning methodology:
    https://www.ccace.ed.ac.uk/research/software-resources/systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
    http://handbook-5-1.cochrane.org/
    - Standard reporting for a systematic review:
    http://www.prisma-statement.org/PRISMAStatement/

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