Mission and Vision: The Journal of Ergonomics
peer-reviewed quarterly publication which will publish articles relevant to
different aspects of Ergonomics including Environmental Ergonomics, Physical
Ergonomics, Cognitive Ergonomics and Human Error, Macro-ergonomics, Work Physiology,
Anthropometry, Biomechanics, Ergonomic Design as well as Occupational Health
and Safety issues. Our goals are specifically to provide a platform for
interchanging scientific experiences and debates and to address the findings of
original studies conducted on the above mentioned fields. The journal is open
access without any charge for publication and has a rapid peer review system.
- The official language of the journal is Persian. The
manuscript should be original research work of the author(s) and have not been
published or considered for publication in any other journals.
- The corresponding author should submit the manuscript
together with a cover letter confirming that the same work has not been and
will not be published nor is presently submitted elsewhere, and that all
persons listed as authors have given their approval for the submission of the
paper. Responsibility for the accuracy of the material, including appropriate
reference to related studies lies entirely with the authors.
- Based on the policy of the Editorial Board, Original
Research Papers, Review Articles, Case Reports and Letter to Editor are
considered for publication in this Journal.
Note: Review article is exclusively accepted from
well-known, outstanding individuals with substantial number of publications in
the relevant subject.
- Persian grammar should be completely observed. The
author(s) should refrain from applying foreign terms which have fluent,
commonly used Persian equivalent.
- The manuscript should be prepared with Microsoft Word
software (*.doc or *.docx formats).
- Authors should submit their manuscript online via the
following website address: journal.iehfs.ir.
- Each manuscript is reviewed by 3 anonymous referees.
Approval of 2 reviewers is essential for manuscript acceptance.
- The editorial board is free to accept, reject, edit or
summarize the manuscript.
- Provision of statement from the Bioethics Committee is
essential for clinical trial studies.
- Any ethical issue including ‘informed consent’ must be
addressed and observed where necessary based on Helsinki protocol.
- Seeking ethical approval is mandatory from an appropriate
body, and should be stated in the manuscript.
- Conflict of interests should also be addressed. In case of
any financial support, it is important to mention the name of the respective
organization/institute and the project number at the end of the manuscript.
- The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible
of the editor decision to accept, reject, or required modifications. If the
manuscript is completely acceptable according to the Journal’s manuscript
requirements it will be scheduled for the next available issue.
- Once editing needed, the manuscript accompany with
reviewers’ recommendations would be returned to the corresponding author for
modification in due time.
- Once rejected, copies and materials of the manuscript
would be disposed and a rejection notification would be sent to the
corresponding author. Rejected manuscripts are not returned to the authors.
- Any contradiction to the above statement will lead to the
automatic withdrawal of the manuscript.
1- The manuscript should be typeset with Nazanin font (12).
2- Original articles: Page 1 should contain the title of the
article, its author(s), academic rank of the author(s), affiliation(s),
keywords, the name, e-mail and postal address of the author to whom
correspondence should be sent.
3- Page 2 should include the title, structured abstract with
subheadings of Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion, at most with 250
words. Three to five keywords should be indicated after the Abstract. Keywords
must be MeSH terms.
4- Each manuscript requires an English structured abstract
no longer than 250 words with subheadings of Introduction, Methods, Results and
Conclusion. Three to five keywords of MeSH terms is necessary.
5- In the following pages, Introduction, Methods, Results,
Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if necessary) and References are
presented. The length of the manuscript should be no longer than 3000 words
(without Persian and English abstracts, references and tables).
6- Review article: It should have applied educational
content with sufficient number of references. In the beginning of the article
applied educational objectives should be noted.
7- Case report: It should include title page, Persian and
English unstructured abstracts (no longer than 100 words), key words (Persian
and English), Introduction, Case report, Discussion, References and Appendix
8- Letter to editor: It includes open critical
post-publication reviews of a paper, book or proceedings of an ergonomics
conference, responding to another writer’s letter to editor and correcting a
perceived error or misrepresentation. The length of letter to editor should not
be longer than 1500 words. It is not structured but needs English abstract.
9- Abbreviations, acronyms and scientific terms should be
noted for the first time in parenthesis next to it in the text but not as
10- Tables (at most 5 tables) and Figures (at most 3
figures) must be on separate pages and not embedded in the text. Each should
have a title and completely understandable without reading the text. They
should be numbered as they appear in the article and referred in the text. The
size of tables should be such that they can be inserted in one or two columns
of the journal page.
11- Numbers in tables and figures should be in Persian.
12- Figures should be black and white and sharp enough with
Bitmap JPG format. In special cases color pictures are printable.
- References should be numbered consecutively in the order
in which they are first mentioned in the text (Vancouver style). They should be
typeset with Times New Roman font (12).
- All references should be presented in English.
- Only the first six authors followed by et al. are listed.
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For other types of references the Uniform Requirements for
Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (see here) should be consulted.
Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines may be
returned to the author prior to editorial evaluation.
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