Author Guidelines

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Manuscript Submission

Prior to submission, authors are requested to familiarize themselves with the policies as well as the Publication Fees mentioned on the Open Journal of Biomedical Research’s website. All manuscripts and other files must be submitted online through the journal website. Initially, the author is required to provide ONLY TWO ITEMS:

  • The article’s metadata (authors, affiliations, keywords, etc.)
  • One unidentifiable (no details about authors) manuscript document that includes the article text with embedded tables and figures, not necessarily with high resolution

After final acceptance, the author is required to upload the following:

  • a file that includes the article’s plain text
  • a title page
  • a separate file for each figure (high-resolution images)
  • a separate file with each table
  • a file containing the list of figure and table legends
  • a file including the list of references including their DOIs when possible

Please refer to the details below for the exact content and format of the above-mentioned files.

Article Types

Original Research

The Open Journal of Biomedical Research publishes original research articles of high scientific merit in the field of Biomedical Research including mechanical and biologic aspects of materials and methods. The manuscript should be divided into sections which include Abstract/Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References, Table and Figure legends, Tables and Figures. The total number of words from Introduction to Conclusion should be no more than 3500 words. The text should be written in complete sentences and paragraph form. These articles generally should not have more than six authors. No more than 10 high-quality illustrations and tables should be accompanied. About 25 references can be included.


A concise structured abstract with up to 250 words should be included. Subheadings must be appeared in the following order: Purpose, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions. References should not be appeared in the abstract. Abbreviations can be used, but they must be defined at the first time it is used. Up to 5 keywords can be listed at the end of the abstract. These keywords should be obtained from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) available from the US National Library of Medicine at


The Introduction should include a succinct description of the problem that stimulated the study. It should also provide a brief discussion of existing knowledge through appropriate references that addressed the same issues. In addition, the purposes of the research study and/or hypothesis that need to be tested should be stated in the introduction part.

Materials and Methods

Materials or subjects used and the methods selected to evaluate them, including information about the overall design should be described in detail in this section. A statement of ethical or institutional review board approval for all human subject research including surveys should also be stated. In addition, the nature of the sample studied, the type of treatments applied to the individual elements in the sample, and the principal outcome measure should be stated clearly.  Moreover, the statistical methodology should be included in this section.


The results should be reported accurately and briefly by using appropriate presentation formats such as text, tables, and figures without repeating each other. Significant statistical findings must be reported in this section and validated by actual data and P values.


The results of the study should be discussed in relation to the stated hypothesis and to relevant literature. Agreement with other studies or disagreement should also be stated. Limitations of the findings and studies must be described, and future research must be suggested.


A brief and succinct summary of the findings should only be included in this section.

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

The Open Journal of Biomedical Research only publishes systematic review and meta-analysis articles by experts on controversies and new developments in biomedical research. The article should be divided into sections which include the Title page, Abstract/Keywords, Main text, References, Table and Figure legends, and Tables and Figures. The total number of words for the main text should be no more than 6000 words. It should be written in complete sentences and paragraph form. These articles generally should not have more than six authors, with a maximum of 100 references.


The Open Journal of Biomedical Research publishes technique articles that introduce new clinical or technical operation methods, research methods, and material usage. The technique article should be divided into sections which include the Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Technique, Discussion, Conclusion, References, Table and Figure legends, and Tables and Figures. Non-structured abstract with up to 150 words should be provided. Technique articles should be written in complete sentences and paragraph form, except for the technique section. The technique section must be written in a numbered, step-by-step format, each step of the technique should be described in command rather than descriptive form. The total number of words for the text (Introduction to Conclusion) should be no more than 1500 words. These articles generally should not have more than 4 authors, with a maximum of 10 references and 6 Tables and Figures.

Letter to Editor

In addition to the above-mentioned articles, the Open Journal of Biomedical Research welcomes letters to the editor to be published at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief of each journal after consultation with the Editorial Board if needed. A letter can be commenting on a paper previously published, attracting attention to some new development in the field, or any other relevant matter. A letter should not exceed 750 words in length.

Manuscript Preparation


All manuscripts must be written in clear American English. A standard letter size Microsoft Word file format should be used with page margins set to 3 cm all around. Headers and footers should be clear of any information except for page numbers which should be in the footers. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced with justified text in single-column format and 12 point font of Time New Roman. All pages should be numbered consecutively, starting from the abstract.

Title Page

The title page must be prepared and uploaded as a separate Microsoft Word document file. It should include the title of the article which must be concise, specific, descriptive, and identify the manuscript. The title should be in bold font with the first letter of the first word capitalized, abbreviations or trade names should not be used. Directly under the title, the authors’ names (first name, middle name initial, and surname) and abbreviated-highest academic degrees of the authors should be typed. Under the authors’ names, the academic title, department and institutional names, city and country of each author should be provided. If the author is in private practice, city and country should be indicated. Authors’ names and affiliations should be linked with an Arabic number superscript which appears after each author’s abbreviated-highest academic degree and before the name of the corresponding affiliation. An asterisk (*) should be placed after the superscript number of the corresponding author name. Directly under the affiliations, full contact information such as affiliation, mailing address, city, state, postal code (if available), country, telephone number, and e-mail address should be indicated. If the manuscript was presented before an organized group, the name of the organization, location, and date of the meeting should be included at the bottom of the title page.


At the initial submission, all figures should be embedded within the text. They should not necessarily be of high resolution but must be clear enough for the purpose of peer-review. High-quality figures will be requested (each figure in a separate TIF, PNG, or JPEG file) after the final acceptance. Figures should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text by including their number in parentheses at the end of the appropriate sentence before closing punctuation. (Fig 1, Fig 2, Fig 3, etc). Multiple figures within one Figure file are not accepted. They must be sent separately as, Fig. 1A, Fig. 1B, Fig. 1C, etc.

Color and black-and-white photographs should be created and saved at 300 dpi. The artwork within a photograph should be created and saved at a minimum of 600 dpi. Text appearing within the figures should be in Helvetica font and a minimum of 10 pt. Graphs and screen captures should be numbered as figures, and the fill for bar graphs should be distinctive and solid. Screen captures should be a minimum of 300 dpi. Each figure must meet the above-mentioned criteria. The Open Journal of Biomedical Research reserves the right to standardize the format of figures. Also, figures that do not meet the above-mentioned quality criteria will be sent back to the corresponding author for correction.


Tables should be self-explanatory and supplement without duplicating the text. All tables should be provided at the end of the manuscript after the table and figure Legends. Tables should be numbered in the order in which they are appeared in the text (Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, etc). Descriptive column and row headings should be created with omitting internal horizontal and vertical lines. Any abbreviations used in the table should be defined beneath the table. The significance of observations must be indicated by appropriate statistical analyses. The Open Journal of Biomedical Research reserves the right to standardize the format of tables. A separate file for each table should be submitted after final acceptance.

Table and Figure Legends

Table and figure legends should be grouped on a separate page following the reference section within the manuscript text. Arabic numerals corresponding to the tables such as (Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, etc) and figures (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3, etc) should be used. Legends must be concisely descriptive and understandable apart from the text.


All references must be cited in the text and numbered in order of appearance with a superscript Arabic numeral (e.g. 15, 68-10). The reference list should appear under the reference section at the end of the manuscript in numeric sequence. Complete information for each reference must be provided according to the following sequence: authors’ names (up to six), title of the paper, journal name (abbreviated according to Index Medicus), year published, volume, and inclusive page numbers. A DOI or URL should be added whenever possible. Unpublished data or abstracts should not be included in the reference list.

Journal article reference style:

  1. Elbashti ME, Hattori M, Sumita YI, Taniguchi H. Evaluation of articulation simulation system using artificial maxillectomy models. J Oral Rehabil 2015;42:678-684. DOI: 1111/joor.12306

If more than six authors, the below example can be followed;

  1. Ariani N, Visser A, van Oort RP, Kusdhany L, Rahardjo TB, Krom BP, et al. Current state of craniofacial prosthetic rehabilitation. Int J Prosthodont 2013;26:57-67.

Book reference style:

  1. Beumer III J, Marunick MT, Garrett N, Rohner D, Reinstema H, Abemayor E, et al. Rehabilitation of Maxillary Defects. In: Beumer III J, Marunick MT, Salvatore J, eds. Maxillofacial Rehabilitation: Prosthodontic and Surgical Management of Cancer-Related, Acquired, and Congenital Defects of the Head and Neck. 3rd Chicago: Quintessence, 2011:155-212.


All individuals who have substantially contributed to the study but are not eligible to be authors should be acknowledged in this section. All sources of funding must be declared in the acknowledgments. Grants or any other financial support should be mentioned by citing the name of the supporting organization and grant number.