Reports of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology- Submission Instruction
Information for Authors

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Submission of Manuscripts Papers should be submitted online after registration. Submission of a manuscript to RBMB implies that it has not previously been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The manuscript should be submitted in English as an MS Word document. 

Types of Articles The Journal publishes reviews, mini-reviews, full research papers, brief communications, and case reports.

Preparation of manuscripts: All manuscripts should be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font. The instructions below should be followed carefully:

1. Title page, containing (a) the title of the paper, (b) name(s) of the author(s), (c) institution(s) and full contact address including the telephone number of the corresponding author, email addresses, preferably academic email, of all authors. Superscript numbers should be used to link authors with institutions and an asterisk (*) to refer to the corresponding author.

2. Abstract, no longer than 250 words, immediately after the title. The abstract should include background, methods, results, and conclusions, followed by three to five keywords. Keywords will assist indexers in cross-indexing articles as they are published with their abstracts. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus ( Abstracts should accurately reflect the article's contents.

 Introduction: This section should summarize the purpose and rationale of the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor include data or conclusions from the study.

Materials and Methods: This section should include exact methods, observations, and experiments. If an apparatus is used, the manufacturer’s name and address should be provided in parentheses.  Provide references if established methods are used. If new methods are used, sufficient information should be provided to allow other experimenters to repeat them.  If drugs are used, generic names, doses, and routes of administration must be provided. For patients, ages and sex with mean ages ± standard deviations must be provided. Statistical methods, computer programs, and information systems must be reported. 

Results: Must be presented as text, tables, or illustrations. Table contents should not be repeated in the text; instead, references to table numbers may be given. Long articles may need sub-headings within sections to clarify their contents. This is most likely to occur in the results and discussion sections.

Discussion: This section should emphasize the present findings and variations or similarities with other studies in the field by other researchers. Data should not be repeated in the discussion. New and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them should be emphasized. It must be reported whether the hypothesis presented in the article was supported by the experimental results.

Acknowledgments: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be reported in the acknowledgment section. These include persons who provided technical or writing assistance, and the departmental head that provided general support.

Funding: Financial and material support should also be acknowledged. Sources of funding must be acknowledged in the manuscript.

Tables: In limited numbers should be submitted with captions above tables. Tables should not be submitted as photographs. Explanatory matters should be included in footnotes, not headings.

Figures: These should be in a limited number on separate pages in high resolution. Captions should be below the figures. The same data should not be presented in tables, fig­ures, and text, simultane­ously.

References: All manuscripts should be accompanied by appropriate relevant references.

The accuracy of references is the responsibility of the authors. References should be entered consecutively by Arabic numerals in parentheses in the text and arranged based on the Vancouver format as below:

  1.  Varasteh AR, Moghadam M, Vahedi F, Kermani T, Sankian M. Cloning and expression of the allergen Cro s 2 profilin from saffron (Crocus sativus). Allergol Int. 2009;58(3):429-35.
  2.  Varasteh AR, Vahedi F, Sankian M, Kaghazian H, Tavallaie S, Abolhassani A, et al. Specific IgG antibodies (total and subclasses) against Saffron pollen: a study of their correlation with specific IgE and immediate skin reactions. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2007;6(4):189-95

Proof Reading:  Proofs will be sent to corresponding authors before publication. Corrected proofs should be returned promptly to the Journal office.

Abbreviations and symbols: Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid abbreviations in the title and abstract. The full term an abbreviation represents should precede the abbreviation’s first use in the text unless it is a stan­dard unit of measurement.

Ethical guidelines: Ethical considerations must be addressed in the materials and methods section. 1) Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants or parents or legal guardians of minors. Include names of appropriate institutional review boards that approved the project. 2) Indicate in the text that maintenance and care of experimental animals complied with the National Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your institute or agency.

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 the manuscript. Declaring a competing interest will not lead to the automatic rejection of the paper, but the Journal should be informed.

Article Processing Charges: “Reports of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” is an Open Access journal, so publishing an article in the Journal requires publication fees that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. The fee to be paid following the acceptance of an article is 400 US $ for the authors outside of Iran or 40,000,000 Iranian Rials for the authors inside of Iran. Longer papers are subjected to mandatory overlength page charges. To pay in Rial, follow the instruction on the website and international payments can be done via PayPal to and write the code of their manuscript in the receipt.
Fast track is available and you should ask by Email and the charge will be higher than the regular fee.

Copyright: At the time of sending the manuscript, the authors are requested to sign the Copyright Agreement Form available Here. All Articles published in the “International Journal of Pediatrics” are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which allows users including authors of articles to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, in addition to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, as long as the author and source are properly cited or credited.

Peer review process: All manuscripts are considered to be confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers selected by the editorial board. The corresponding author will be notified as soon as possible of the editor's decision to accept, reject, or require modifications. If the manuscript is completely acceptable according to the criteria outlined in these instructions, it will be scheduled for the next available issue.

The Final Checklist

Before submitting the manuscript for publication, the following criteria must be met:

1. The title page must contain the title, authors' and co-authors' names, qualifications, designations, institutions, mailing and email addresses, and phone and FAX numbers.

2. The abstract must be in a structured format and no more than 250 words.

3. References must be as described in the instruction in the authors' section.

4. Tables must be on separate pages.

6. Table and illustration headings must be numbered. Do not repeat information in both tables and text.

7. Photographs and illustrations and their captions must be numbered.

8. Manuscripts must be in MS Word and PDF formats.

9. A letter of the undertaking must be signed by all authors.

10. Disclosure regarding the source of funding and conflict of interest if any, and approval from the respective ethics committee/institutional review board must be included.

11. A cover letter must be included.

Reviews and Mini-Reviews. Corresponding authors must quote at least three research articles in the review reference list. Reviews should objectively chronicle recent and important developments.

Brief Communications. Should have the same layout as full papers, including the use of headings.  Abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and acknowledgments, and reference sections should be included. Brief Communications are limited to not more than five tables and/or figures.

Case Reports. Should contain an abstract, introduction, case history, discussion of not more than 250 words, acknowledgments, and references. Case Reports are limited to not more than five tables and/or figures.

Process of evaluating the paper: RBMBis peer-reviewed. All manuscripts will be acknowledged upon receipt, provided all stated requirements are met.

Proofs. Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for review. Proofs should be returned to the Journal within two weeks of receipt.

Peer Review and Acceptance

All manuscripts submitted for publication will be peer-reviewed, and the basic criteria for acceptance will be the scientific quality of the research and the priority rate. Upon acceptance, an official letter of acceptance will be sent to the designated corresponding author. Manuscripts will be published on a page charge basis, the current rates being available on application to the Journal.


The RBMB is published biannually regularly and its free full-text online version assures that articles are rapidly available for worldwide distribution. This Journal can be accessed online at the Journal's website:

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