Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission

Submission to this journal occurs online. Journal of Emergency Practice and Trauma (JEPT) only considers the manuscripts submitted in electronic form via the journal's online submission ( .The Editorial Office reserves the rights to return manuscripts that are not in accordance. Once  you have prepared your manuscript according to the instructions below, you can then submit your work via our online submission form.

Before submitting your manuscript, please insure that you have carefully considered the following points: 

For all articles
The manuscript should include:
1) title page
2) Abstract (up to 350 words subdivided into Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion)
3) Keywords ( minimum 3 and maximum 5 words )
4) Main text including:  a) Introduction, b) Methods, c) Results, d) Discussion, e) Conclusion
5) Ethical issues
6) Author's contributions
7) References
8) Tables and/or Figures
9) Separate the title page with all authors`affiliations clearly given
11)Title should be maximum 110 characters and spaces
12) Ethics statement should be included in main body
13) On acceptance, the corresponding author will be  contacted to submit an electronic copyright form
14) References should be in correct Journal style, as  below:

  • Journal article (List the first six authors followed by et al.)

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

  • Book:

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed.Wieczorek RR, editor.White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

  • Chapter in book:

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

For further guidance, please refer to:


 Articles would be in one of the following types:

 Original articles: Text should be up to 8000 words; A structured abstract should be 250 words; maximum number of tables/figures should not be more than 6; maximum number of references should not be more than 40.

Case reports: Text should be up to 4000 words; A structured abstract should be 100 words; Maximum number tables/figures should not be more than 3; Maximum number of references should not be more than 20.

Short communication/Brief Report: Text should be up to 4000 words; A structured abstract should be 200 words; Maximum number tables/figures should not be more than 3; Maximum number of references should not be more than 10.

Brief Reports are used for articles that convey an important, novel message and present interesting data that, however, are limited in scope and size.This category may also be used for case reports, which present exceptional novel insights into the specific areas. 

Correspondence, Letter to Editor: Text should be up to 1000 words; Maximum number of references shouldn’t be more than 15.

Review articles: Text should be up to 7000 words; A structured or unstructured abstract should be 250 words; Maximum number of tables/figures shouldn’t be more than 8; Maximum number of references shouldn’t be more than 90.


Abbreviations and symbols

 Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid using them in the title and abstract. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement (For further information please visit ICMJE Recommendation).


Ethical guidelines

 Ethical Issues is obligatory section in all types of articles. If there is no ethical issue to be considered, please declare it as “not applicable” or “None to be declared”. Every experimental or clinical study may raise controversial ethical issues (e.g., Institutional Ethical Approval for working with animal or human subjects). Thus, JEPT expects all authors, reviewers and editors to consider COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)ICMJE and Equator Network’s reporting guidelines in medical ethics plus scientific writing. If any, authors should state related declaration(s), unless otherwise the following sentence should be given “None to be declared”. 

Ethical considerations must be addressed in the main body.

1) Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the project.

2) Indicate in the text that the maintenance and care of experimental animals complies with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your Institute or agency.

Please take a look at the following guidelines provided by COPE for editors and reviewers that may be helpful for authors, too:


Financial support

 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.


Conflicts of interest

 Authors must acknowledge and declare any sources of funding and potential conflicting interest, such as receiving funds or fees by, or holding stocks and shares in an organization that may profit or lose through publication of your paper. Declaring a competing interest will not lead to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it.


Pay charges

 There are no charges for publication in this Journal.



 Open Access agreement


Upon submitting an article, authors are asked to indicate their agreement to abide by an Open Access Creative Commons license.  Under the terms of this license (, authors retain ownership of the copyright of their articles. However, the license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and the source of the work. The license ensures that the article will be available as widely as possible and that the article can be included in any scientific archive..



Peer review process

 All manuscripts are considered to be confidential. They are blind peer reviewed by at least 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the Editorial Board. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor decision to accept, reject, or require modifications.



JEPT is committed to publish the original studies and timely reviews that have neither been published nor is under review elsewhere. JEPT is powered by CrossCheck™, iThenticate™ and all the submitted manuscripts are subjected to the CrossCheck. Taken all, all plagiarized materials will incur the “Plagiarism Sanctions”. Submitted manuscripts, which are found to be published or under review elsewhere, will be sustained and experience the “Duplicated Publication Sanctions”. Submitted Manuscripts, which are found to include either fabricated or falsified data including the manipulation of images, will confront with the “Data Fabrication/Falsification Sanctions”.



The Journal of Emergency Practice and Trauma will follow the COPE guidelines to deal with cases of potential publication misconduct.




Based on the COPE guidelines, JEPT will consider retracting a publication if:

  • It has clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).
  • The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication) 
  • It constitutes plagiarism.
  • It reports unethical research.



In the case of occurrence documented violations of the aforementioned policies of JEPT’s, it is the JEPT’s right to apply the following sanctions:

  • JEPT’s keeps all the rights to retract the infringing published works at any time found based on the COPE guideline for retracting articles.
  • Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript and sanction of the infringed author(s).
  • Prohibition against all the authors for any new submissions to JEPT for a minimum of 24 months.
  • Prohibition against all the infringed authors from serving as a reviewer of acting as a member of the Editorial Board of JEPT for a minimum of 36 months.
  • In cases of occurrence of violations found to be particularly ostensible, JEPT reserves the right to apply additional sanctions beyond the aforementioned actions. 



Editor-in-Chief:  Shahrad Tajoddini, MD

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