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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced between lines, justified text, and Calibri font, body 11 (eleven) (except for special symbols not included in this font).
  • Pictures, graphics and illustrations even inserted in the text must necessarily be sent in separate files, in the original format in which they were created.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Authors declare that there is no conflict of interest; otherwise, it must be specified in “Comments to the Editor”.
  • All manuscripts submitted to the journal will be verified in the tool Originality Check (Turnitin) to verify similarity occurrences and prevent duplication or plagiarism occurrences.
  • An authors’ contributions statement must be included in a section at the end of the article for works written by more than 5 (five) authors. The statement has to include the individual contribution of each author.

Author Guidelines


The Razi International Medical Journal founded in 2021 is an independently peer-reviewed scholarly journal from Afghanistan that aims to impact public health and global health and is distributed internationally. The journal is produced and published in electronic and paper-based form biannually, and there is no article publishing charge (APCs).

Manuscript Submission Checklist

Please ensure that all the items listed below have been checked and uploaded with your submission before submitting your manuscript to the journal. Please contact the publisher directly in case you have any questions at

  • A title page that shows:
    •  a concise and informative article title;
    • The Author(s) name(s);
    • The affiliation(s) and complete permanent address(es) of the Author(s) – the address at which the research was conducted must be kept as the main affiliation address; any current address (if different) can be included as a footnote to the Author’s name;
    • A clear indication of the designated Corresponding Author with contact details including email address, full postal address, and telephone number (including country code);
  • Keywords should be within the manuscript.
  • All figures should be within the manuscript
  • All tables (including title, description, footnotes) should be submitted witting the manuscript
  • All figure and table citations in the text match the files provided.
  • References should be in Vancouver reference style.
  • All references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text and vice versa.
  • Author Declaration of Potential Conflict form. Note that this competing interest declaration needs to be provided, even if the Author(s) have no competing interests to declare.
  • Any supplementary files/materials (where applicable).
  • The manuscript should be “spell checked” and “grammar checked” in the word processor tool.
  • Permission has been sought and obtained for the use of copyrighted materials from other sources (including the Internet).


Article Types:

Razi International Medical Journal publishes a range of article types with the following specifications: 

  • Research Article. A research article describes an original study that is of interest to the readership of the journal. Specifications: structured abstract required of max. 250 words, main body of text (i.e. excluding abstract, tables, figures, and references) should not exceed 5,000 words, max. 6 tables and/or figures, max. 60 references.
  • Review Article. A review article is a comprehensive and balanced survey of recent developments in a given field that is of interest to the readership of the journal. Review articles are often commissioned, although pre-submission inquiries for reviews are also welcome. Specifications: structured abstract required of max. 250 words, main body of text (i.e. excluding abstract, tables, figures, and references) not to exceed 7,000 words, max. 10 tables and/or figures, max. 100 references.
  • Correspondence. A correspondence is a concise communication that provides a forum to address new or hot issues which are relevant to the readership of the journal. Specifications: no abstract required, the main body of text (i.e. excluding tables, figures, and references) not to exceed 1,500 words, max. 2 tables and/or figures, max. 25 references.
  • Commentary. A commentary is a short manuscript that provides information about a recent development or innovation in the field or opinions on unresolved and timely issues. The nature of such an article lends itself to opinion, thus appropriate evidence should be provided, excessive speculation should be avoided and the topic should be of interest to the readership of the journal. Specifications: no abstract required, the main body of text (i.e. excluding tables, figures, and references) not to exceed 2,000 words, max. 3 tables and/or figures, max. 20 references.
  • Letter to the Editor. This is a letter addressed to the Editor which is related to an article published in the journal. It must be submitted within 8 weeks of online publication (under no circumstances will exceptions be made). The Editor may choose to invite the Authors of the article in question to write a correspondence reply. Such letters are not appropriate for publishing new data without peer review. Specifications: no abstract required, the main body of text (i.e. excluding tables, figures, and references) not to exceed 1,200 words, max. 2 tables and/or figures, max. 15 references.



The reference system for our journal is Vancouver. You should write the reference numbers (in parentheses) as they enter the text and arrange them in the Reference section to their entrance in the text not alphabetical.

Article: Bloom BR. The future of public health. nature. 1999 Dec;402(6761):C63-4.

Chapter: Hillyer GV (1998). Immunodiagnosis of hu­man and animal fasciolosis. In: Fasciolo­sis. Ed, JP Dal­ton. CABI Publishing, 1st Oxon, Wal­ling­ford, UK, pp. 435-48.

Book: Charmaz K (1991). Good days, bad days: The self in chronic illness and time. 2nd ed. New Brunswick: Rut­gers University Press. New York.

Monograph on the Internet: Lundstedt S (2003). Analysis of PAHs and their transformation products in contaminated soil and remedial processes. University of Amster­dam, the Netherlands.

Thesis: Mohammadi MM. Infant sleep and feeding [PhD thesis]. School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran; 2002.



The relevant Ethics committee must approve the study (if applicable). The study itself should follow the ethical standards of the Helsinki Declaration, as revised in 2013 (available at

Ensure confidentiality of subjects by desisting from mentioning participants’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council’s guide for, or any national law on the care and use Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand. RIMJ will not consider any paper, which is ethically unacceptable. The related items should be inserted under the ‘Materials and Methods section.



All authors are strongly recommended to check their manuscripts content before its submission to the Razi International Medical Journal for publication. As of April 2022, all submitted papers to the journal will be checked against Plagiarism upon receiving and also before publishing finally using Turnitin & other Plagiarism Detection Softwares. If the Reviewers, Editor-in-Chief, Readers or Editorial Staffs suspect or notice any types of plagiarism at any stage of publication process, the manuscript will be rejected and all authors including the corresponding author will be notified then. Self-plagiarism is also considered & managed accordingly.

COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts will be used if any Plagiarism detected in a submitted manuscript or if it is found in a published paper.


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