Guide for Authors

Instructions for Authors


 Journal of Mycology Research (JMR) is an international biannual journal that publishes articles involved in all aspect of medical and veterinary mycology. The journal is open access publication of University of Tehran. Manuscripts are accepted on condition that they have not been previously published or submitted for publication and are not going to be sent to other journals.


Subject and scope covered include:

  • Epidemiology of fungal diseases
  • Opportunistic fungal infections in human and animals
  • Fungal Products (Mycotoxins, Enzymes…)
  • Antifungal therapy and prophylaxis
  • Immunology and serology of fungal infections
  • Traditional (herbal) medicines in fungal infections
  • Biochemical and Molecular identification of fungi
  • Professional ethics in medical mycology
  • Food Mycology


All submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 anonymous reviewers and evaluated for originality, a clear statement of a hypothesis, experimental design, completeness of methods, thoughtfulness of the discussion, and conclusions that are supported by data. Authors may name up to 2 potential reviewers; however, the Editors retain the right to assign different reviewers as deemed appropriate.


Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two potential reviewers. Note that the reviewers should not be from the same institution or department.


  • Original article
  • Review article
  • Short communication
  • Case report
  • Letter to the editor  


Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. To send electronically, manuscripts should be in Word Document (Microsoft Word 97, 2003, 2007). Abbreviations should be standardized and used just in necessary cases, after complete explanations in the first usage. All materials should be left numbered and typed double spacing numbered page. Lines must be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript, not per page. Every page of the manuscript should be numbered.


 Major review articles, up to 10,000 words (Maximum number of references is 100, Maximum Number of illustrations/Tables is 8).

Short reviews on topical subjects, up to 6000 words (Maximum number of references is 70; maximum number of illustrations/Tables is 5).

 Original high-quality research papers those preferably no more than 4000 words, including tables and illustrations (Maximum number of references is 40; maximum number of illustrations/Tables is 4).

Short communications and case reports of up to 2000 words (not including references also maximum number of references is 20, maximum number of illustrations/Tables is 2).

 Comment and letter to editor articles not exceeding 600 words.  

  Figure and table legends (including multiple figure parts): 55-75 words

  Acknowledgments (not including research funding): 45-55 words.



Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files.


Title page, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, References.

Cover Letter: A cover letter must be sent with the manuscript in a separate word file that should include the Title, Authors names affiliation, also contact information (affiliation, phone number, fax number and e-mail address) of corresponding author(s). The cover letter should also include the two important points:

  1. The manuscript is original work of author. All data, tables, figures, etc. used in the manuscript are prepared originally by authors, otherwise the sources are cited.
  2.  The manuscript has not been and will not be published elsewhere or submitted elsewhere for publication.

Title page

Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.

Running title. Short form of the main title presented at the top of pages.

        Note: This page is unnumbered.


The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions altogether not exceeding 250 words. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Note: Number this as page 1.


Key words:  Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of").


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.


Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion and Conclusions

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion section.



 Should be mentioned for any technical help, general, financial, and material support or contributions that need to be acknowledged.


  • All publications cited in the text should be presented in the list of references. The typescript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of the authors‘ names and dates are exactly the same as in the reference list.
  • In the text, refer to the author‘s name (without initial) and year of publication, followed.
  • If reference is made in the text to a publication by three or more authors, the abbreviation et al. should be used. All names should be given in the list of references.
  • References cited together in the text should be arranged chronologically. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors‘ surname(s) and chronologically by author. If an author in the list is also mentioned with co-authors the following order should be used: publications by the single author, arranged according to publication dates; publications of the same author with co-authors. Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 2012a, 2012b, etc.
    • Use the following system for arranging each reference in the list:

For journal articles:

Khosravi, A.R., Hedayati, M., Mansouri, P., Shokri, H., Moazzeni, M., 2007. Immediate hypersensitivity to Malassezia furfur in patients with atopic dermatitis. Mycoses, 50(4):297-301.

For books:

Steffen, R., Kai, S., 2009. Host-Pathogen Interactions: Methods and Protocols. Springer Press, UK.

For a paper in published symposia proceedings or a chapter in multi-author books:

Ghorbani-Choboghlo, H., Taghavi, M., Nikaein, D., 2013. Interaction between Candida albicans and different bacteria, Proceedings of the 2nd Iranian Congress on Medical Mycology. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology; Special Edition, Issue 2, p39. 

For unpublished theses, memoranda etc:

Sharifzadeh, A., 2008. Isolation and identification fungal flora from genital tract female dromedary. Unpublished DVM thesis, University of Tehran.

For Online documents:  

Title of subordinate document. In: The name of society or association. 2012. of subordinate document. Accessed 15 Jan 2012

6. Do not abbreviate the titles of journals mentioned in the list of references.

  • Titles of references should be given in the original language, except for the titles of publications in non-Latin alphabets, which should be transliterated, and a notation such as ‘(in Francis)‘ or ‘(in persian, with English abstract)‘ added.


All tables must be included at the end of the manuscript.

Each Table should have borders with normal style without any colored row or column.The style of table should be simple.

Each cell contains only one paragraph or one line.


Should be numbered and are included directly in text. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG.  Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

COPYRIGHT:  Submission of a manuscript implies; that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The originality and uniqueness of the article authors are responsible. All copyrights remain the author of the article.

FEES AND CAHRGES:  Authors are not required to pay handling fee. Publication of articles in the Journal of Mycology Research is free.