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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).
  • All the authors have seen and approve the submitted manuscript to JCRG and approve the corresponding author to submit the article on their behalf agrreeing to journal's terms and conditions.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word 7, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 14-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • All the authors declare that they lack any type conflicts of interests with respect to this manuscript. Otherwise , the details will be provided in cover letter.

Author Guidelines

Prior to submitting your manuscript we strongly recommend you to read and follow the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals".

Please register into the online submission system and submit your article. While registering, please do not forget to check the box provided to define your role as an author. If you are inclined to serve as a reviewer to the journal, you may also would like to check the relevant box. Rarely if it happens that due to some personal reaons the authors can't use the online system, submissions can also be made through email to the journal staff Mrs Bakhtyari at  homayoun.sadeghi@swedensp.se . All manuscript submissions should be done based on JCRG standards. 

JCRG accepts all types of articles encompassing original research articles, research protocols review articles, case reports, short communications, and letters to editor. All uploaded files should be in docx 2007 format. Original research manuscript with a clinical trail design should consider Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) and be registered; a registration number, thus, should appear in the manuscript. A cover letter, conveying that the submitted material is original research and has not been submitted elsewhere while under review by JCRG, is required. This could be added into the "Comments for the Editor” box over the submission process. The cover letter should also show that all the authors have seen and approved the submitted manuscript. In the cover letter, three potential reviewers should be introduced by the authors (reviewers' information including their names, emails, and affiliation should be mentioned). The uploaded manuscript file should be blinded and no author names or affiliations or reference leading to disclosure of the author names should be included inside the manuscript file. Authors' information should be removed from the main manuscript file and appear in a title page file, which should be uploaded as a supplementary file. All tables and figures should appear at the end of the main manuscript file; however, authors may would like to determine places in the manuscript where tables and figures can be shown.

Submissions should be made by one of the authors of the manuscript; this, however, cannot be done on behalf of the authors. In the manuscript, the authors should declare that there is no conflict of interest regarding their manuscript.

JCRG provides a grant to publish articles free of charge.

structerd abstract (with a maximum of 300 words) including purpose, materials and methods, results, and conclusion should be provided within a manuscript. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) should be used for selection of keywords. The manuscript content should also include introduction, material and methods, results, and discussion sections. 

Citations within the text of a paper are identified with a number in square brackets. Example: [1]

References are numbered consecutively in the order they are first used in the text. The full citations will be included in the Reference List at the end of your document, with matching numbers identifying each reference. If there are seven or more authors, list the first six authors and abbreviate with "et al". Examples:

Article within a journal
1. Andalib S, Talebi M, Sakhinia E, Farhoudi M, Sadeghi-Bazargani H, Motavallian A, et al: Multiple sclerosis and mitochondrial gene variations: A review. J Neurol Sci 2013, 330(1-2):10-15.

Article within a journal supplement
1. Orengo CA, Bray JE, Hubbard T, LoConte L, Sillitoe I: Analysis and assessment of ab initio three-dimensional prediction, secondary structure, and contacts prediction. Proteins 1999, 43(Suppl 3):149-170.

In press article
1. Kharitonov SA, Barnes PJ: Clinical aspects of exhaled nitric oxide. Eur Respir J, in press.

Published abstract
1. Zvaifler NJ, Burger JA, Marinova-Mutafchieva L, Taylor P, Maini RN: Mesenchymal cells, stromal derived factor-1 and rheumatoid arthritis [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 1999, 42:s250.

Article within conference proceedings
1. Jones X: Zeolites and synthetic mechanisms. In Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996; Baltimore.Edited by Smith Y. Stoneham: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1996:16-27.

Book chapter, or article within a book
1. Schnepf E: From prey via endosymbiont to plastids: comparative studies in dinoflagellates. In Origins of Plastids. Volume 2. 2nd edition. Edited by Lewin RA. New York: Chapman and Hall; 1993:53-76.

Whole issue of journal
1. Ponder B, Johnston S, Chodosh L (Eds): Innovative oncology. In Breast Cancer Res 1998, 10:1-72.

Whole conference proceedings
1. Smith Y (Ed): Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996; Baltimore. Stoneham: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1996.

Complete book
1. Margulis L: Origin of Eukaryotic Cells. New Haven: Yale University Press; 1970.

Monograph or book in a series
1. Hunninghake GW, Gadek JE: The alveolar macrophage. In Cultured Human Cells and Tissues. Edited by Harris TJR. New York: Academic Press; 1995:54-56. [Stoner G (Series Editor): Methods and Perspectives in Cell Biology, vol 1.]

Book with institutional author
1. Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification: Annual Report. London; 1999.

PhD thesis
1. Kohavi R: Wrappers for performance enhancement and oblivious decision graphs. PhD thesis. Stanford University, Computer Science Department; 1995.

Link / URL
1. The Mouse Tumor Biology Database [http://tumor.informatics.jax.org/mtbwi/index.do]

Link / URL with author(s)
1. Corpas M: The Crowdfunding Genome Project: a personal genomics community with open source values [http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bmcblog/2012/07/16/the-crowdfunding-genome-project-a-personal-genomics-community-with-open-source-values/]

Dataset with persistent identifier
1. Zheng, L-Y; Guo, X-S; He, B; Sun, L-J; Peng, Y; Dong, S-S; Liu, T-F; Jiang, S; Ramachandran, S; Liu, C-M; Jing, H-C (2011): Genome data from sweet and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). GigaSciencehttp://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100012.

Clinical trial registration record with persistent identifier
1. Mendelow, AD (2006): Surgical Trial in Lobar Intracerebral Haemorrhage. Current Controlled Trials. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/ISRCTN22153967


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Publication ethics

JCRG follows the COPE recommendations. Please read the following items thoroughtly before you submit your manuscript.

Ethical issues to be documented inside the manuscript:

The authors should report the name of the ethical committee responsible for approving their protocol. Other than reporting the name of the ethical committee, we strongly recommend the authors to provide some details on ethical standards followed by the researchers such as obtaining informed consent and whether the consent is obtained orally or in a written form.  The authors should declare lack of any type of conflicts of interest or details of possible existing  conflicts of interest in their manuscript that will also be published in final article.

Ethical issues that will  be declared by the authors at submission phase:

  1. The international/national codes of ethics regarding Human/Animal rights have been followed while conducting the study.
  2. The authorship criteria have been met.
  3. Lack or details of any conflicts of interests.
  4. 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).


JCRG, as published by Swedish Science Pioneers, is a Cross-Check member. All the manuscripts accepted for publication will go through plagiarism checking using the cross-check  facility(iThenticate).


We consider the ICMJE recommendations that authorship should be based on the following 4 criteria:


1.  Substantial contributions to the conception or de- sign of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpre- tation of data for the work; AND

2.  Drafting the work or revising it critically for im- portant intellectual content; AND

3.  Final approval of the version to be published; AND

4.  Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investi- gated and resolved.

Removing a name from the list of authors at any stage needs a personal request from that author and preferably  with an explanation. Adding a name prior to submitting the final revision doesn’t need any specific process assuming the authorship criteria have been met.  Adding a name after the submission of the final revision but prior the final decision is possible only if all the authors agree to that and provide a logical explanation.  JCRG will not consider any additions to the list of authors after the manuscript is accepted for publication, unless upon a complaint/request by the newly added author confirmed  by  the ethical committee that has approved the study protocol. However, the chief editor may consider to change the decision and reject the manuscript if he/she feels concerned about ethical issues related to authorship.



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