Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors

IMPORTANT: Submission Preparation: 

  • Insert references using "EndNote Software" with "Numbered" style.
  • Type the equations using "Mathtype 6 Software".
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables must be embedded within the text.
  • Names and affiliations of all authors must be included in the paper.

IMPORTANT: It is necessary to submit the manuscript in the following template. Articles that are not submitted in the journal template will be returned. The template is: Click to download



The journal's language is English. 


Manuscript Presentation

The manuscript should contain titles such as Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results & Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (arbitrary), and finally References. No other subheadings should be given in the manuscript. Do not number the titles.

Manuscripts should be typewritten with a font Times New Roman of 10 pt. 

Please single-space all material.

Place all tables and figures within the text.


 Authors Name:

Author(s) Name must be included full name and surname, For example, Alireza Nourian (and not A.R.Nourian)




The full address for correspondence, including telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address (Show the corresponding author with an *).



The text should include a Title, author(s) name, and address, an abstract, keywords, an introduction, materials and methods, results and discussions, a conclusion, acknowledgment (arbitrary), and references.



Please provide a short abstract of 150-300 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references.



Please provide 3-6 keywords.



All equations must be typed by "Mathtype 6" in word software.



Please avoid notes and footprints.


Acknowledgments (arbitrary)

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.



Within the text: references must be numbered sequentially according to the order they appear within the text using the following format:

  1. Single author: the author's name (without initials) followed by [number];
  2.  Two authors: both authors' names followed by [number];
  3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and [number].

IMPORTANT:  All references must be entered by "EndNote software" with the "Numbered" style.

Journal article:

[1] Deegan, C. (2002). Introduction: the legitimizing effect of social and environmental disclosures – a theoretical foundation. Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal, 15(3), 283-311.

[2] Cormier, D. and Magnan, M. (1999). Corporate environmental disclosure strategies: determinants, costs, and benefits. Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, 14(3), 429–451.

[3] Cormier, D., Magnan, M. and Van Velthoven, B. (2005). Environmental disclosure quality: do firms respond to economic incentives, public pressures, or institutional conditions? European Accounting Review, 14(1), 1–37.

Book chapter:

[4] Cutrona, C. E. and Russell, D. (1990). Type of social support and specific stress: Towards a theory of optimum matching. (In I.G. Sarason, B. R. Sarason, & G. Pierce (Eds.), Social support: An interactional view (pp. 341-366). New York: Wiley.)

 Book authored:
[5] Capland, G. (1964). Principles of preventive psychiatry. (New York: Basic Books)

Book edited: 
[6] Felner, R. D., Jason, L. A., Moritsugu, J. N. and Farber, S. S. (Eds.) (1983). Preventive psychology: Theory, research, and practice. (New York: Pergamon Press)

 Paper presented at a conference: 
[7] Phelan, J. C., Link, B. G., Stueve, A. and Pescosolido, B. A. (1996, November). Have public conceptions of mental health changed in the past half-century? Does it matter? (Paper presented at the 124th. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New York)

[8] Trent, J.W. (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California 

 Internet publication/Online document 

1. Internet articles based on a print source 
[9] VandenBos, G., Knapp, S. and Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates [Electronic version]. J. Bibliog. Res., 5, 117-123.

[10] VandenBos, G., Knapp, S. and Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates. J. Bibliog. Res., 5, 117-123. Retrieved October 13, 2001, from

2. Article in an Internet-only journal 
[11] Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from

All photographs, graphs, and diagrams should be referred to as a 'Figure' and they should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). Multipart figures ought to be labeled with lowercase letters (a, b, etc.). Please insert keys and scale bars directly in the figures. Provide a detailed legend (without abbreviations) for each figure, refer to the figure in the text, and note its approximate location in the margin. Only black and white figures must be submitted. The resolution of the figure must at least be 300 dpi. Figures that are prepared in excel should be sent along with their source of data. Please avoid giving Figures as Fig.1a, Fig.1b, etc. Each Figure should stand alone.



Each table should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). In tables, footnotes are preferable to long explanatory material in either the heading or body of the table. Such explanatory footnotes, identified by superscript letters, should be placed immediately below the table. Please provide a caption (without abbreviations) for each table, refer to the table in the text, and note its approximate location in the margin. The same data should not be presented simultaneously in tables and figures.


Review Process

The objective is to provide detailed, constructive feedback on submitted papers and publish high-quality papers within a very short period of time (maximum 6 weeks).

Cover Letter 

Submission of a manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter that addresses the following requests:

  • What is the novelty of this work?
  • Why do the authors think the paper is important and why the journal should publish it?


Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis), it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and its publication has been approved by all coauthors (if any). The corresponding author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of all co-authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.

  • The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
  • The journal allows the author(s) to obtain publishing rights without restrictions.
  • You may do whatever you wish with the version of the article you submitted to the journal.
  • Once the article has been accepted for publication, you may post the accepted version of the article on your own personal website, your department's website, or the repository of your institution without any restrictions.



Additional Information

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