Guide for Authors

Journal, does NOT charge publication/processing fees from the Author(s).

Types of paper

  • Original Article: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Original research should be no longer than 5000 words or 15 pages (excluding tables and figures but including references and the text of appendices).
  • Short Communications & Ethnobotany Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short Communications & Ethnobotany Communications should be no longer than 3500 words or 10 pages (excluding tables and figures but including references and the text of appendices).
  • Letters to editor: Opinions on professional subjects and the comments to the articles recently published in JMH will be considered for publication as Letter to editor. Letters should not have subtitles and should be limited to 1000 words or 1-2 printed pages including maximum 5 references and 1 figure or table.
  • Book reviews: Books for review should be sent to the Reviews Editor.
  • News: Conference announcements and news.
  • Review article & Mini Review: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Review article should be no longer than 3500 words or 10 pages (excluding tables and figures but including references and the text of appendices). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.


Guide for Authors

Title page

A title page should be provided comprising the manuscript title plus the full names and affiliations of all authors involved in the preparation of the manuscript. One author should be clearly designated as the corresponding author and full contact information, including phone number and email address, provided for this person. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author. Besides the Grant number, the full name of grant agency or institution should be given.


Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).


Abstract- Limit of 300 Words

The abstract should include Background & Aim, Experimental, Results & Discussion and Industrial and practical recommendations.


Graphical abstract

Authors must supply a graphical abstract for all types of articles at the time the paper is first submitted. The graphic should summarize the contents of the paper in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership and for compilation of databases. Carefully drawn figures that serve to illustrate the theme of the paper are desired. Authors must supply the graphic separately as an electronic file.


A maximum of 6, in alphabetical order, suitable for indexing.


1. Introduction

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


2. Material & 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.

3. Results & Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. 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.

4. Conclusions

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 or Results and Discussion section.

5. Tables and Figures

These are essential to understand the text; the same data should not be presented in both tables and graphs. Abbreviations should be avoided or explained and all data should be identified. Tables or figures should be clearly drawn, headed with a short and descriptive caption and serially numbered in Arabic numerals and provided in separate sheets. A list of figures and tables should be submitted with the manuscript. Figures can be submitted as laser prints, ink paintings, photo prints or slides (either unframed in foil, framed without glass or shatter-proof packed!). Digital photographs are to be submitted as files (preferably TIF or JPG format) with 300 dpi resolution. Figures and tables are to be mentioned in the text in italics, e.g.: (Fig. 1), (Tab. 1). Their position in the text should be indicated. All tables at the end of the manuscript, a list with the picture titles and the table headings; each figure is to be delivered as separate file. Horizontal formats should be avoided.


 6. Acknowledgements

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

 7. Appendix

Appendices should appear before the references section and after any acknowledgments section.


8. References

References should be given to international journals and books. In the text, references should be cited by author and year, e.g. “(Ghasemi Pirbalouti, 2011)”, “(Ghasemi Pirbalouti and Craker, 2011)”, “(Ghasemi Pirbalouti et al., 2011)”, “… as reported by Ghasemi Pirbalouti et al. (2001)”. References should be listed in alphabetical order in the reference list. Examples:


 For Journal:

Ghasemi Pirbalouti, A. ‎‏2009. Medicinal plants used in Chaharmahal and Bakhtyari ‎districts, Iran. Herba Polonica, ‎‏55‏‎: ‎‏69-77‏‎.

Sajjadi, S.E. and Mehregan, I. 2003. Composition of the essential oil of Stachys laxa Boiss. & Buhse. Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2: 57–58.

Mohagheghzadeh, A., Faridi, P. and Ghasemi, Y. 2007. Carum copticum Benth. & Hook., essential oil chemotypes. Food Chemistry, 100: 1217–1219.

Nejad Ebrahimi, S., Hadian, J., Mirjalili, M.H., Sonboli, A. and Yousefzadi, M. 2008. Essential oil composition and antibacterial activity of Thymus caramanicus at different phenological stages. Food Chemistry., 110: 927-931.

 For Book:

Rechinger, K.H. 1982. Satureja. Flora Desiranischen Hoclandes and der Umrahmenden Gebirge, vol. 150. Akademische Druku Verlags Antalt Graz, Austria, pp. 495–504.

Wink, M. 1999. Biochemistry of plant secondary metabolism. Annual plant reviews. Sheffield Academic Press. pp 358.

Pourohit, S.S., and Vyas, S.P. 2004. Medicinal plants cultivation. Agrobios Press, India.


 For Congress:

Ghasemi Pirbalouti, A., H. Nazari, M. Yousefi and A. Koohpayeh. 2008. Healing activity of Arnebia euchroma on burn wounds in Wistar rats. 12th Phytopharm Congress, St Petersburg, Russia, pp. 150.


 For Web:

WHO Publication, 2001. WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance. Available on Internet at: resistance /docs /EGlobalStrat. pdf.