All Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Report/Series and Short Communications, Technical Notes submitted to JDMT go under an initial screening by the editorial office before inviting reviewers. The topic of manuscript will be checked to adapt the scope of JDMT. Incomplete submissions without the required documents will be back to author’s submission dashboard in his/her profile, which can be found under “Submissions Sent Back to Author” link. The initial evaluation will be done in 2-4 days after submission.
If it is initially accepted, the manuscript will be placed in queue for being refereed by at least two reviewers.
Editor-in-Chief reviews the comments of the editors and reviewers and makes a decision that may be: accept, minor revision, major revision or reject. It is unusual for an article to be accepted with no revision at this step. If revision is requested, the reviewers' comments will be sent to the authors for point by point response and revision of the article.
The whole review process depends on receiving referees comments and revising the manuscripts by the author based on these comments and may take about 30 days. Upon receipt of the revised article from the author and after final approval by referees, final decision will be done by the editor- in-chief and notification letter will be sent to the corresponding author.
Letters to the Editor. A letter about a particular published article JDMT will be forwarded to the article’s author for comment, if the letter is selected for publication. The JDMT Editor reserves the right to edit the letters into a publishable format (500 words, maximum of five references, no illustrations). A letter concerning a recent JDMT article will have the best chance of acceptance if it is received within three months of the article’s publication. Letter writers are asked to disclose any personal or professional affiliations or conflicts of interest that readers may wish to take into consideration in assessing their stated opinions. The letters to the Editor can be sent to JDMT only via e-mail address: JDMT@mums.ac.ir with the subject of “Letter to the Editor”.