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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • I am the "corresponding author" of the submission and I acknowledge that the authorship data (including the roles and order of the contributors) that I provide via the online submition form is by no means modifiable throughout the review and publication process. I understand that submissions uploaded by anyone other than the corresponding authors may be desk rejected without refund of the submission fee.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • I understand that any plagiarism will be dealt with according to COPE code of ethics.
  • The submission and its abstract are no more than 4,500 and 250 words, respectively.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text is single-spaced, uses a 12-point font, employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate positions, rather than at the end or in a separate file.
  • I have paid the submission fee and have a picture of the receipt ready for upload.
  • The text and the file name of the submission is void of any names or particulars that may reveal the identities of authors or contributors.

Author Guidelines

  • Length: Normally between 3000 and 4,500 words.
  • Style: It is required that Authors follow the latest edition of APA style of writing.
  • Keywords: A list of approximately 3–7 key words.
  • Format: Microsoft Word is preferred.
  • Graphics: They should be in gray and black colour and can be in TIFF, JPEG, GIF, Photoshop, or BMP format.
  • References: Documentation in text and notes should be supported by a list of works cited.
  • Non-English quotations should be followed immediately in the text by a translation in [brackets].
  • Author: A brief paragraph about yourself, including your affiliation and academic rank
  • Address: The institutional and/or street address and email address

Submission Fee

The journal charges submission fee of IRR 2,000,000 for new manuscripts. Payment instructions are available to all domestic authors here. Note that a paper that was rejected by the editor but is later re-submitted by the author is considered a new submission. All submissions will only be considered after payment of the submission fee. You will have to upload a picture of the payment receipt during the submission process via the Submission Wizard. The submission fee is non-refundable and a paper may be rejected by the editors without being sent for review.

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