About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Aims: aims to publish original results and reviews about public health science
Scope: public health sciences: environment health, Epidemiology, reproduction health, health economic, hospital management, health policy

Peer Review Process

The suitability of manuscripts, for publication in Miracle is judged by peer reviewers and the editorial board. All the review processes are conducted in a blind review. Chief Editor handles all correspondence with the author and makes the final decision as to whether the paper is recommended for acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision.

Chief Editor and Section Editors will evaluate the submitted papers on a prequalification step for suitability for a further review process. The manuscripts will be evaluated by peer reviewers selected by Chief Editor and Section Editors. The peer reviewers should examine the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to the Chief Editor or Section Editors as soon as possible, usually within 2 weeks. If one of the peer reviewers recommends rejection, the Chief Editor will ask a third reviewer or Section Editors to decide the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

Papers needing revision will be returned to the authors, and the author must return the revised manuscript to the Chief Editor via OJS of Avicenna. Chief Editor sends the revised manuscript to Section Editors to check whether the manuscript is revised as suggested by peer reviewers. Sections Editors could give a recommendation to Chief Editor that the manuscript should return to the authors, accept, or reject within 2 weeks. After acceptance by Section Editors, the manuscript is forwarded to the technical editor to be a layout for an editorial board meeting. Chief Editor would send an acceptance letter announcing the publication issue attached with manuscript reprint to authors.

There are three steps of the revision process by authors:
Revision manuscript to accommodate peer reviewer suggestions within 2-4 weeks. Revision to accommodate Section Editor's suggestions within 2-4 weeks (if any); and
Revision to accommodate editorial meeting suggestions within 1 week (if any). Manuscripts that exceed the revision deadline will be withdrawn. Authors may request an extension from Chief Editor before the revision expires. The time interval from the date the manuscript is submitted to the acceptance for publication varies, depending on the time required for review and revision.
Manuscripts are rejected usually for 3 general reasons: 1) The topic of the manuscript does not fit in the journal scope and may be better suited for publication elsewhere. 2) The substance of the manuscripts do not meet Avicenna standards; the data may be incomplete; the methodology used is not appropriate; lack of novelties and no advancement of the existing knowledge; or there are no consistency among objectives, research design/method, evidence, and conclusion. 3) Manuscript are not written following Miracle guidelines in Intruction to Authors. These manuscripts may be rejected without a review process. Manuscripts could also be rejected in the review process if the Authors do not revise the manuscripts as suggested by reviewers and the editorial board, and also do not give a response/rebuttal against the suggestions.

If the manuscript is rejected, the author will be notified by Chief Editor with a statement of reasons for rejection. The author may appeal to Chief Editor if he or she believes an unfair judgement has been made which enclose the author reasons. Chief Editor will review and discuss the reasons with Section Editors responsible for the manuscript, and later decide whether to accept or deny the appeal.

Reprints of all manuscripts will be provided to the corresponding author. The reprints should be read carefully, checked against the typed manuscript, and the corrections may be returned soon. Authors submitting manuscripts should understand and agree that copyright of manuscripts published are held by Miracle. The statement to release the copyright to Miracle is stated in Form A. Copyright encompass exclusive rights to reproduce, to distribute, and to sell any part of the journal articles in all form and media. The reproduction of any part of this journal, its storage in databases and its transmission by any form or media will be allowed only with a written permission from Miracle.

Publication Frequency

Miracle is published two times a year: July and December.

Open Access Policy

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.