IJVLMS is the official publication of the Virtual School, Comprehensive Center of Excellence for Electronic Learning in Medical Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. It is a multidisciplinary journal publishing articles on technology-enhanced learning in formal and non-formal education. The journal accepts manuscripts in the form of original research articles, review articles, special reports, brief reports, short communications, news, software article, commentary and letters to the editor.
All submitted manuscripts undergo a preliminary editorial screening to ensure compliance with the journal's guidelines. They will then be subject to a double blind peer review process by at least two external (peer) reviewers.
It is incumbent upon the submitting author to ensure the accuracy and inclusion of all contributing authors' names and affiliations upon the original submission. The order of authors should also be decided in this step. Changes or rearrangements in authorship after acceptance and publication are strictly prohibited.
All patients and participants of the research must be thoroughly informed about the aims and procedures of the study, including the potential risks/benefits of the intervention and exclusion criteria. Written informed consent from the participants or their legal guardians is necessary for any such studies. The Journal reserves the right to request the related documents.
The following files must be uploaded during the submission process:
Q: [reviewer's first question]
R: [author's first reply]
Please note that the revised parts in the main manuscript file must also be highlighted. Authors may find it useful to specify the pages and line numbers of these highlighted parts in their replies.
Before submitting your manuscripts, please click on the links below to read the general instructions for different article types:
To improve the success rate of their submissions, authors are advised to consider the following checklists which will be used by the Reviewers in the review process.
References conform to the style outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), also referred to as the “Vancouver” style.
References in the text should be numbered sequentially and placed in parentheses. At the end of the manuscript, references are listed in numerical order as they appear in the text.
At least 80% of the references must have article identifiers, such as digital object identifier (DOI) or PubMed PMID (or PubMed central PMCID). Please add these identifiers at the end of your references when available. You can visit the following link to search for DOIs and PMIDs of articles: http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery. It is highly recommended to use EndNote software for writing and managing references.
If a manuscript contains any third-party materials (e.g. image, text, table, speech, etc.), it is the responsibility of the author to obtain authorization from copyright holders. The author is required to obtain and submit the written original permission letters for all copyrighted material used in his/her manuscript.
Authors retain copyright and other intellectual property rights such as patent and trademark, provided explicit acknowledgment is made of the initial appearance in IJVLMS. All readers are permitted to copy, print, link, reuse, and distribute the articles, in whole or in part, subject to appropriate acknowledgement of the original source.
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
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