Guide for Authors

Manuscript preparation

Manuscript preparation based on the following guidelines substantially reduces the time taken in editorial processing and results in rapid decision making. The manuscript should be submitted electronically as a single word file embedding all the figures and tables in the following format. Manuscripts must be completely double spaced. Pages should be numbered consecutively in the upper right-hand corner of each page, beginning with the title page.  Manuscript submissions that do not follow this format correctly may be returned to authors. The manuscript must be typed with "Times New Roman" font, size 14 for the title, 13 for subtitles, and 12 for the text. Manuscripts should be submitted online at

Research manuscript must be including:

The manuscript must be submitted as a Word document. PDF is not accepted. The manuscript should be presented in the following order:

  • Title page.
  • Abstract (Note: references should not be included in abstracts).
  • Text separated under appropriate headings and subheadings.
  • Tables should be in Word format and placed in the main text where the table is first cited.
  • Tables must be cited in the main text in numerical order.
  • Acknowledgments, Funding, and all the other required statements.
  • Conflict of interests
  • Protection of Human and Animal Subjects
  • Authors' contributions
  • Reference list

Title page

The title page must contain the following information:

  • Title of the article.
  • Full name, 16-digit ORCID, affiliation, postal address, e-mail, and telephone number of the corresponding author.
  • Full name, e-mail, and affiliation of all co-authors.
  • A running title of 50 or fewer characters and spaces.


abstract: A properly constructed and informative abstract is helpful for the initial editorial review of the submitted manuscript.

 Original articles and systematic reviews must include a structured abstract that contains no more than 250 words, and uses the following headings:

  • Aim: State the precise objective or the specific hypothesis to be tested, or both.
  • Method: Describe the study design and specific methods and procedures.
  • Results: Report the most important findings, including key data and results of statistical analyses.
  • Conclusion: Summarize the primary outcomes of the study including their potential importance
  • Key terms: provide 3 to 5 keywords or phrases

Non- systematic reviews must include an unstructured abstract that contains no more than 150 words.


text:(for original articles and systematic reviews. original articles include randomized controlled trials, intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, and cost-effectiveness analyses ): The main text will consist of:

  • Introduction: This section will give a brief introduction of the research work while reviewing the latest researches related to it. The introduction section should clearly mention the significance and objectives of the research.
  • Method: This section should be detailed enough so that the other interested researchers could repeat the experiments. In the case of applying common methods, the citation will be sufficient. However, if any modification in the established method was made, it should be clearly mentioned.
  • Results: Authors should describe their important results in this section. The data should have been analyzed statistically.
  • Discussion: In this section, authors should discuss their observations in view of already published literature. Variations from the published reports, if any, should be discussed logically giving all possible reasons, and then conclusions should be made.
  • Conclusion: Containing a brief review of results and stating the outcomes or decisions reached.


authors can acknowledge the technical help/financial grant of their colleagues/institutes etc.

Conflict of interests

 All listed authors must disclose any and all financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence or bias the objectivity of submitted content and/or its acceptance for publication in this journal. 

Financial support or sponsorship

information that explains whether and by whom the research was supported

Protection of Human and Animal Subjects

The related code of ethics for experiments involving human and animals. 

Authors' contributions 

For each author of a manuscript, please indicate the types of contributions the author has made. 


References should be the most recent and pertinent literature available. It is essential that they are complete and thoroughly checked.

In the Vancouver Style, citations within the text of the manuscript are identified by Arabic numbers in round brackets.

The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.

  • Journal article

Newburger JW, Takahashi M, Burns JC, et al. The treatment of Kawasaki syndrome with intravenous gamma-globulin. N Engl J Med 1986; 315:341–347.

  • Chapter in a book 

Toma H. Takayasu’s arteritis. In: Novick A, Scoble J, Hamilton G, eds. Renal Vascular Disease. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1995:47–62

  • Book

Stryer L. Biochemistry. 2nd ed. San Francisco: WH Freeman; 1981:559–596

  • Thesis

Stern I. Hemorrhagic Complications of Anticoagulant Therapy [Ph.D. dissertation]. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University; 1994

  • Online article

 Rosenthal S, Chen R, Hadler S. The safety of acellular pertussis vaccine vs whole-cell pertussis vaccine [abstract]. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med [serial online]. 1996;150:457–460. Available at: Accessed November 10, 1996

  • Symposium article

Eisenberg J. Market forces and physician workforce reform: why they may not work. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges; October 28, 1995; Washington, DC‍


 Each illustration should have a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep the illustration texts to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used


Tables should be consecutively numbered in accordance with their appearance in the text. Tables should be sparing in the use and the data presented in them should not be described elsewhere in the manuscript.

Cover letter

 The authors should submit a cover letter and describe the importance of the submitted work and confirm that the manuscript is original and is solely submitted to AHIT and is not currently under consideration or previously published elsewhere. Also, the corresponding author(s) should state any contributor who met the authorship criteria was included in the authors' list.



Short Communications


Short communications are brief reports of research works containing new findings, which are not exceeding 2500 words from introduction through references. Short Communication consists of Abstract, main body including Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion; Acknowledgement, References, Tables, and Figures (Not more than 3000 words).


Case reports


Case reports are accepted provided they are of exceptional interest for readers. The case report consists of Abstract (unstructured), Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References. Case reports must not exceed 1,000 words, 15 references, and a reasonable amount of tables and/or figures (Not more than 2500 words).


Letters to the Editor


Letters could be of two types, commenting either on recently published articles or reporting cases, outbreaks, or original research. The former must be received within 2 months of publication of the article to which they refer and should be no longer than 500 words. The latter should contain no more than 1000 words altogether including up to 10 references and 2 figures and/or tables. They should not be divided into sections. 


related forms:

Cover letter