For all of the information and guidance concerning the preparation of manuscripts, Review Process, and Publication Fee, please click here to visit "Guide to Authors".

Since Some authors prefer to submit manuscripts by email and some are not familiar with the online submission system, we may accept submissions by email or By Online Submission System. In the first case, our technical personnel will enter the details and files associated with the manuscript into the online submission system for the authors. 

Important news ( October 14, 2016) for Online Submission:

Since some authors are not fully familiar with online submission system, we are preparing step-by-step guideline book for authors and reviewers to use the online submission system without any mistake; and at the same time,  we are changing configuration setting of our Online Submission System to make sure working with it would be easy and more efficient. So, until the next update the authors are required to submit the manuscripts only by email. However, our online submission system is available at the following link (Please submit by email at this moment not by online submission system):

http://my.ejmanager.com/ep

Manuscripts should be submitted via Online Submission System (Preferably submit by email at this moment not by online submission system) or by email.

Please send the manuscript and required files to the editor In-chief at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and c.c it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When an author submits a manuscript, the following three files must be attached: 

1. Cover letter:

Please click here to download a sample cover letter. In the cover letter, you must state that the manuscript, in whole or in part, has not been published by and will not be submitted for publication in any other journal. However, according to the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), medical journals may consider publishing the English translations of articles that have been published in other languages. If your manuscript has been published elsewhere in another language, please indicate this in the cover letter.

The author must provide complete contact information, i.e., postal/mail address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Also, the first and last names, e-mail addresses, and institutional affiliations of all co-authors must be provided. Please include the first and last names of all authors in the cover letter.

2. Manuscript (Without any information about authors):

The manuscript must include the title of the paper, an Abstract (250 words or less for original articles, 200 words or less for reviews, and 150 words or less for case reports), three to five Keywords, and the body of the manuscript without any information regarding the names of the authors. Abstracts are not required for Letters to the Editor or Editorials. Please click here to download the template of our manuscripts and their recommended structure and prepare your manuscript accordingly. 

Please include all of the tables in the manuscript file. Graph files must be attached to the email separately. The acceptable file formats are ".doc" for texts and ".tiff,” “.jpg,” and “.jpeg” for graphs, plates, artwork, and photos. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any figures or illustrations that are protected by copyright, including figures published elsewhere and pictures taken by professional photographers. We will not publish images downloaded from the Internet without permission.

3. Conflict of Interest (COI):

All submissions must be accompanied by a completed Conflict of Interest (COI) form. 

The COI form is available at: http://www.ephysician.ir/tasavir/ConflictOfInterestForm.pdf  

Please send the manuscript and required files to the editor In-chief at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and c.c it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Expected time required for the peer-review process:

Authors can expect to receive the first round of reviewers' comments and the initial result of their submissions within 3-6 months for routine submissions, and within 3-10 weeks for fast Track submissions (depending on the availability of expert reviewers).