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Author Guidelines

Guide for Authors

Publication ethics (letter to the editor)

The following brief guideline is designed to optimize the publication of your work. The electronic version of a manuscript should be submitted to the editor in chief or executive manager by e-mail in DOC or DOCX files. Files and accompanying documents should be compressed in one archive (ZIP file).      

Manuscript preparation:

For original research paper, the manuscript should be arranged in the following order: title page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (this section may be combined with Results), Acknowledgements, References, Tables with legends, Figures with legends.

Text Formatting

Only English manuscripts will be accepted.

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times New Roman) for text.

Use 1.5 lines spacing throughout the text.

The margins should be 2.54cm (1 inch) in all sides

Use the automatic page numbering function to number the page. The page number should be consecutively on the bottom of the page.

Save your file in docx format (Word 2007) or doc format (older Word versions).

Units of measurement for text should be metric system.

Title Page

The title page should include:

The name(s) of the author(s)

A concise and informative title

The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s)

The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author


The Abstract should not exceed 250 words and it should contain brief summary of findings and conclusions of the study.

Authors should include five Key words for their article.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

The author may get assistance for the abbreviation in following website:

Scientific Names

Scientific names should be complete and italics (genus, species, and authority, and cultivar where appropriate) for every organism at the first mention.


Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Keypour, 2010).

This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).

This effect has been widely studied (Keypour, 2010; Mohebbi et al., 2015; Saadatnia and Riahi, 2010).

Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

Journal article

Mohebbi F, Riahi H, Sheydaei M, Shariatmadari Z, Manaffar R.  2015. Environmental control of the dominant phytoplankton in Aras Reservoir (Iran): A multivariate approach. Lakes & Reservoirs-Research and Management. 3 (1): 206-215.

Article by DOI

Slifka MK, Whitton JL.  2000. Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Journal of Molecular Medicine.  doi:10.1007/s001090000086


South J, Blass B.  2001.  The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

Book chapter

Brown B, Aaron M.  2001.  The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257.


All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.

Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

For each table, please supply a table title, explaining the components of the table.

Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.

Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for

significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.


For final submission of a manuscript, the artwork must be in digital format and at good quality.

Each figure, in its final size, must be a separate TIFF, PDF, or EPS file with a resolution of 300

dpi or higher. Combination images, or images that contain both vector and bitmap graphics,

should be supplied at higher resolution to prevent image quality loss in the bitmap graphics.

 Images must be provided as either one column (3.5 or 8.2 cm) or two column (6.5 or 17.5 cm)

width and no more than 8 inches (18–20 cm) in height.

 Figures can be supplied separately as JPEGs files.

English Langage Editing

You need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood. If you need

help with writing in English you can contact to our English Language Editing service (Journal


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.

  • The article is written based on the author's guidelines and princples of writing and referencing, and I have observed the regulations on privacy and conflict of interest.