Instructions for Authors
Aim and Scope
Journal of qualitative research in health science is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal in Persian. This publication offers an opportunity to researchers to publish findings of their research into the impact of qualitative methods such as phenomenology, content analysis, grounded theory, ethnography, historical research, action research, mixed method, meta-synthesis and other qualitative methods.
The articles of the Journal of Qualitative Research in Health Sciences include research, theories, models and methods that have been done in the following areas:
- Explain and analyze the illness and illness experience
- Health behaviors and health promotion
- Experienced health staffs
- Social, cultural aspects of health care organizations
- Health Care Policies
- Explaining and analyzing the experience of education and research in health sciences
Articles should submit via journals website at: http://jqr.kmu.ac.ir
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1. Type the manuscript in MSWord (.doc or .docs) format using 1 inch margins all around and double line spacing with B Mitra font size 14.
2. The article should be written in Persian and should be written in accordance with the rules of writing, and the only foreign terms that do not have the exact equivalent of the Persian language should be presented in the same way.
3. The research paper: should include the title, abstract (Persian and English), key words , introduction, method, results, discussion and conclusion, and, if necessary, acknowledgements (from the persons or institutions that have collaborated) or research costs) and a list of references.
4. The review article: should contain the title, summary, key words (Persian and English), introduction, discussion and conclusion, and, if necessary, acknowledgements and a list of references.
5. The abstract: should be structured with sections of the introduction, method, results, discussion and conclusion.
6. Title page: It should contain a concise informative title for the article, authors’ details (full name, academic membership and affiliation), running title as well as mailing address, telephone/ fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
7. Abstract:It should be organized in separate parts of background, methods, results, conclusion and three to five keywords selected from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). The abstract should not exceed 250 words (150 words for short communications). Avoid using abbreviations in the abstract.
8. Introduction: It should contain the background and objectives of the study. Avoid mentioning data or conclusions of the study in this part.
9. Methods: It should contain a detailed explanation of all the steps taken in the research.
10. Results: This part presented in the form of text and should contain only the results of the presented study and the results should be organized according to their order of importance. Refer to the table number instead of repeating the table contents in the text.
11. Discussion: Avoid repeating whatever has been said in the introduction or results sections. Relate and compare the findings with the results of other relevant studies. Emphasize the significant aspects of the study and the conclusions and mention the implications for further research.
Acknowledgement:Any type of technical, financial and material help that do not justify authorship should be mentioned as acknowledgment at the end of text. Please note the ethical committee code in this part.
12. Tables & Figures: diagrams should be black and white and should be provided on separate pages.
13. References They should be complied numerically according to the order of their appearance in the text and be written in Vancouver style and Endnote sftware.
Examples of references:
- Journal article:
Yigit S, Korkmaz A, Sekerel B. Drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome in a premature infant. Pediatr Dermatol 2005; 22(1): 71-4.
- Complete book:
Sundel M, Sundel SS. Behavior change in the human services. 5th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publications; 2005. p. 16-8.
- Chapter in book:
Pinter JD, Sarnat HB. Neuroembryology. In: Winn HR, Editor. Youmans Neurological Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2004. p. 5-45.
- Thesis & dissertations:
Hofland HEJ. Vesicles as transdermal drug delivery systems. [Ph.D. thesis]. Leiden, The Netherlands: University of Leiden; 1992; p. 24-8.
- Papers presented in conferences:
Bengtsson S, Solheim BG. Enforcement of data protection, privacy and security in medical informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, Editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th world congress on medical informatics; 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North-Holland; 1992. p. 1561-5.
- Electronic references:
Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious disease. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1999 Dec 25]; 1(1): [24 screens]. Available from URL: http://www/cdc/gov/ncidoc/EID/eid.htm
15. Original Article
should be limited to 4,000 words(without the list of refrences and tables
16. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least four Iranian and international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. Reviewers are being selected by Associate Editors and Editor in Chief. Author also can propose reviewers for some journals and article types.
17. Ethical considerations:
Submissions should not be sent simultaneously to other journals and not previously published in any other magazine (in any language).
The obscurity of clients or institutions and the preservation of medical secrets should be addressed in the article and remove any information that can be identified with the client or institution.
The responsibility for the content of the article is the responsibility of the author or authors.
Submitting an ethical commitment form is required by all writers (Click here to get the ethical commitment form
Registering and displaying the ORCID identifier of the authors of the articles received by the magazine, especially the first author and the author of the article on the article page on the article on the site is mandatory.
18.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. Please Write the conflict of interest before the part of aknowledgements.