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Author Guidelines

Aim and Scope

The Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering (JBPE) is a quarterly peer-reviewed English-language journal that publishes high-quality basic sciences and clinical research (experimental or theoretical) broadly concerned with the relationship of physics to medicine and engineering.

Covering letter

All the submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter including title and author(s) name and exclusively indicates that the manuscript has not been published or under review elsewhere.

File formats

The manuscript files should be in MS Word and the graphs in MS Excel. The photos must be send with high resolution (600 dpi or more) in JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PDF or PSD format. Color photos should be in CMYK mode.

Manuscript preparation

All manuscripts should be arranged according to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. The submitted manuscripts should have the following sections:

First (title) page

The first page should contain: a) the article title; b) full names (first names; middle-name initials, if applicable; and last names) of all authors; c) their affiliations; d) a short running title not more than 40 characters (including spaces); e) the name and contact details of the corresponding author. Any potential conflict of interests or any source of financial support should also be disclosed on this page.

Second page

The second page should contain the Abstract and five to ten keywords preferably selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of the Index Medicus.

Abstract of Original articles should be structured and contains Background, explaining why the study was done; Objective, stating explicitly the specific objectives of this research; Methods, explaining how the study was conducted; Results, presenting the main findings; and Conclusion, describing the main points and potential implications. Minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the Abstract. The Abstract for Review articles and Case reports is non-structured. The Abstract length should not be more than 250 words.

Other pages

The text of Original articles should have the following sections: Introduction, Material and Methods or Patients and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, if necessary, and References. Tables and Figures should be self-explanatory and along with their legends be started on a new page.

Review articles are usually solicited by the Editor. The authors of Review articles are invited to contact the Editorial Office before preparing one. Both solicited and unsolicited Review articles will undergo the peer review process.

The JBPE welcomes Letters to the Editor. Letters, up to 500 words, should discuss materials published in the journal in previous six months. Letters are subjected to editorial review and editing for clarity and space.

The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the References provided. Use of reference manager software programs such as EndNote is encouraged.

References in the text, Tables and legends should be numbered consecutively in order of citation by Arabic numerals in square brackets. Examples of commonly used references are:

Journal Article:

Sutherland JG, Thomson RM, Rogers DW. Changes in dose with segmentation of breast tissues in Monte Carlo calculations for low-energy brachytherapy. Med Phys 2011;38:4858-65.

Section in Book:

Kürbitz G. Electro-optic imaging. In: Brown ThG, Creath K, Kogelnik H, eds. The Optics Encyclopedia: Basic Foundations and Practical Applications. vol 1. Weinheim, Wiley-VCH, 2004: 549-85.

Book:

Hendee WR, Ibbott GS, Hendee EG. Radiation Therapy Physics. 3rd ed. New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004.

Ethical Considerations:

The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE's flowcharts and guidelines are approached in confronting any ethical misbehavior.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscript is not under review by other journals, has not been published in nor accepted for publication by other journals, nor has substantial overlaps with published reports.
  2. The manuscript files are in MS Word and the graphs in MS Excel. The photos have high resolution (600 dpi or more) and are in JPEG, TIFF or GIF format. Color photos are in CMYK mode.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  4. Any funding source, financial support, and conflict of interests are mentioned in the first page of the manuscript.
 

Copyright Notice

This is an Open Access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/deed.en_US), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Fast-Track Review: 3500000.00 (IRR)

Authors sometimes have to meet publication deadlines, e.g. for promotion & tenure or thesis defense, grant proposals, spending of research funds before a certain deadline, publication of follow-up papers, or because the findings are deemed important. To facilitate a speedy turn-around when a rapid decision is required, JBPE offers a review model in which selected peer reviewers may be paid to deliver high-quality and speedy peer-review reports. This is entirely optional - if you do not wish to pay for a fast-track peer review process, just submit your paper normally as described before in the instruction for authors. If you opt for fast-track review, you are guaranteed: a rapid editorial decision and peer-review comments within 2 weeks (plus any additional holidays within that period) after submission and payment of the fee.

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Article Publication: 8000000.00 (IRR)

Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work.

In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges (APC). These APC replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers. In addition, authors who publish in our open access journals retain the copyright of their work, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License,” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering (JBPE) is an Open Access journal. Publishing an article in JBPE requires APC that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. Apart from these APC, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. The fees to be paid following the acceptance of an article are indicated  here

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.