Guide for Authors


Submission of manuscripts to Nanomedicine Journal (NMJ) should be made electronically through the following way:



Online submission system

* Manuscripts published or currently under review elsewhere are ineligible for submission.


Author Fees

Submission, processing and publishing of manuscripts in Nanomedicine Journal are free of charges.



Acknowledgements of contributions, but not direct involvement in the research, should be stated in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. Do not include them on the first page as a footnote or otherwise.


Conflict of Interest Policy

Conflict of interest is a situation in which authors, editors or reviewers have competing for professional or personal interests that may inappropriately bias their work or their judgment. Authors are requested to recognize and disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest such as financial, personal or other relationships with people or organizations involved in the research.

Nanomedicine Journal uses the ICMJE Conflict of Interest form which authors require to download it from and send the completed form to us during submissions process.


Copyright Transform Agreement

The corresponding author, on behalf of all other authors, is required to fill the copyright transform agreement form and submit it electronically to the office to permit Nanomedicine Journal to publish and distribute their work. By signing the copyright transform agreement, the corresponding author certifies that he has obtained permission from all other co-authors to distribute their work and accepts to transfer all copyrights for an unlimited period of time to Nanomedicine Journal.

Download the Copyright Transfer Agreement form


Creative Commons License

Materials in our website and publications are subject to Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License. To read more about Creative Commons Licenses, please visit


English Language Fluency

Nanomedicine Journal does not offer English editing services for non-native English speaking authors. Authors may consider using a professional editing service if they think their manuscripts need English editing and revision before submission to the journal. Ineligible manuscripts written in broken English will be rejected.

Before the manuscript is finally published, if the English language editor of the journal decides that the manuscript requires professional editing, the authors must provide proof of editing by an endorsed editing company.


 Ethical Guidelines

Animal and human experimentation must comply with international guidelines and declarations as well as regulations enforced by the local ethical committees of the countries where the research is done. Experiments on human subjects must be performed after a written informed consent form has been signed by the subject or his/her guardian. Nanomedicine Journal reserves the right to reject papers based on ethical considerations when the scientific value of the research does not justify the methods utilized to perform the study.

For more information about ethical issues, please visit the following links:

1985 International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals

International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects


Formatting Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted to Nanomedicine Journal for publication should be typed in a single MS Word file and should be formatted as a double-spaced document, typed in two-column pages with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four sides of the page.

Nanomedicine Journal requires from all authors to include in the same MS Word file all additional raw data and material in connection with charts, figures, graphs and tables used in their manuscript.

Body of the manuscript should be typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. The title of the paper should be centered at the top of the page, typed in bold 18 pt. Times New Roman font and should bear the title of the manuscript, the names of all the authors and their affiliations and the corresponding author’s contact details. The number of characters in the title must be limited to 100 (excluding spaces). The name of the authors should be written under the title in bold 12 pt. Times New Roman font and their affiliations should be written under the title in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. The corresponding author’s e-mail should be provided in the footnote of the first page.

The number of pages of a manuscript (excluding spaces) should not exceed the usual page limit depending on the type of the manuscript (original research article, review article, short communication, letter to the editor). An even number of pages is highly preferred and strongly recommended by the editorial board.


Abstract and keywords

Abstract is a one-paragraph, self-contained, standalone summary of your work that others may use it as an overview of your article in search engines and indexing databases. An intelligent use of appropriate phrases and keywords in the abstract is of fundamental importance to facilitate access to your article and increase its visibility in search engines and indexing databases. A well-written abstract must address most important questions regarding your work in less than 300 words. Instances of the important questions that the abstract section should answer include: Motivation for the research, materials and methods, results and findings, and last but not least, conclusions and implications. After the abstract of your article, you should provide 4 to 7 keywords, written in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons.  Because most search engines fail to display mathematical symbols and special characters, please try to provide a text-only abstract and minimize the use of mathematical symbols and accented variables.


Referencing Style

Nanomedicine Journal adheres to the Vancouver reference style (author-number system) for citation of other published works. More information on how to reference using the Harvard referencing style can be found at here.

References are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text – they are identified by Arabic numerals in square brackets [1].

Example: Retèl VP, Hummel MJM, van Harten WH.

Review on early technology assessments of nanotechnologies in oncology. Mol Oncol.

2009; 3(5–6): 394-401.



It is the sole responsibility of authors to obtain permission for the use of copyrighted material including figures, tables, illustrations or quotations previously published elsewhere.



According to Wikipedia, Plagiarism is defined as the wrongful appropriation, stealing and publication of another author’s thoughts or ideas and the representation of them as one’s own work. Plagiarism is considered an academic dishonesty, copyright infringement and a serious violation of publication ethics. Other similar ethical offenses include duplicate publication, data falsification/fabrication improper credit of other authors’ contributions.

All manuscripts submitted to Nanomedicine Journal will be checked by iThenticate to ensuring content originality.  In case of detecting any research misconduct in a submitted/published articles, we will follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.


Peer review

This journal uses double-blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. Authors have the right to communicate with the editor if they do not wish their manuscript to be reviewed by a particular reviewer. This is because of potential conflicts of interest. The Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences follows COPE ethical guidelines for peer reviewers to ensure the integrity of the scholarly record.


"The reviewing and publishing process depends on the quality of your study and the English accuracy of your manuscript."


Author Inquiries

Authors can track their submitted manuscript through NMJ’s website on author’s login section at: