Guide for Authors

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be in English. They should be written clearly and concisely. Either in LaTeX file (preferred) or in Ms Word file via online submission. The papers will be refereed within one month of submission.

Terms of Submission

Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by any publisher. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability.

Peer Review

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. Submissions will be considered by an editor and—if not rejected right away-by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

Title and Authorship Information

The following information should be included

  • Paper title
  • Full author names
  • Full institutional mailing addresses
  • Corresponding author E-mail

 

Abstract

An abstract of 150-400 words should be included in the paper. The abstract should be formatted as an unnumbered section and should be one-column. Abstracts are required for all papers. The abstract should state the purpose, approach, results and conclusions of the work.  Be sure to define all symbols used in the abstract, and do not cite references in this section.

Keywords: Up to six keywords should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article. These should not duplicate key words from the title, separated by commas.

 1   Introduction

All manuscripts are to be submitted online. This document can be used as a template for Microsoft Word versions 6.0 or later. Carefully follow the journal paper submission process. Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in any particular field. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and the following manuscript format may be returned to the author prior to review for correction. The style from these instructions will adjust your fonts and line spacing. Please do not change the font sizes or line spacing to squeeze more text into a limited number of pages.

 2   Preliminary notes

The manuscript should be prepared using only LaTeX (preferred) or in a MS Word. The papers should be in English. Before submission, performing a spellcheck and a grammar check is mandatory. Articles written in poor English will be rejected without any scientific review. Any article which will not meet the writing guidelines requests will be rejected. Any articles including plagiarism will be rejected and the authors will be banned to publish in the journal.

Use the same symbol into a definition over the entire article. Use correct symbols for physical or technical terms. Do not repeat definitions over the article. Refer to already defined symbols, equations, theorems by using the cross reference number (Example: As pointed in (1) the…).

 3   A step before the final submission

Detailed submission guidelines can be found on the journal web pages. All authors are responsible for understanding these guidelines before submitting their manuscript.

 3.1   Headings and format

 Sections and subsections should be numbered as 1, 2, etc. and 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 respectively. Capital letters should be used for the initial letter of each noun and adjective in the section titles, the section should be formatted as left, bold, Times New Roman, and 16pt font size. For subsection (left, bold, Times New Roman, and 14pt), the initial letter of first word should be capitalized and also similarly for other sub-subsections (left, bold, times new roman, and 12pt).

 3.2   Figures, photos, tables, and equations

 A table, figure, equation, and the corresponding text which is describing it should be placed on the same page. Otherwise it may be placed on the immediate following page. One page may contain images no more than 2/3 of its entire content. Do not add multiple or irrelevant photos in your article. Photos must be crystal clear with such resolution to allow fine details visibility. If necessary, put two figures on horizontal arrangement. The elements from any photo must be explained using numbers, letters, etc. The text within a figure or photo must have the same style, shape and height as the caption has.

Any table, figure or picture must have a caption (Fig.1, Table1, etc.) followed by a proper description. (Example: Fig.2. The experimental setup).

All similar graphics must be generated using the same software product (Excel, Origin, Mathematica, etc.). Importing graphics into the article as images (JPG, BMP, PNG, etc.) should be avoided. All similar electronic schematics, charts, program flow, simulated characteristics, etc. from the article should be generated using the same software product. Importing images from other articles or books it’s totally forbidden unless they are cited.

 3.2.1   Labels of figures and tables

 A figure or photo should be labeled with ”Fig.” and a table with ”Table”. It must be assigned with Arabic numerals as a figure or a table number; the figure number and caption should be placed below the figure. The first letter of the caption should be in capital letter (Example: Fig.1.). The first letter of the following description should be in capital letter. (Example: Fig.1. The experimental setup.) The table number and caption should be placed on top of the table as shown in Table 1. Use Table 1 format as a model for your tables. Be careful to keep the same aspect for all the tables in the article despite the number of columns.

Figures and tables should be placed in the middle of the page between left and right margins. More than one figure or one table is accepted on horizontal arrangement for efficient use of space. Reference to the figure in the text should use ”Fig.” instead of ”Figure”. Figures and tables should be sized as they are to appear in print. Check the visibility of your figures, tables or pictures by creating a press resolution PDF with at least 3600dpi. Articles with figures or tables not correctly sized will be returned to the author for reformatting.

 4   Material and methods

This should be concise but provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by others.

 5   Results

Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion.

 6   Conclusion

Although a conclusion may review the main points of the paper, it must not replicate the abstract. A conclusion might elaborate on the importance of the work or suggest applications and extensions. Do not cite references in the conclusion as all points should have been made in the body of the paper. Note that the conclusion section is the last section of the paper to be numbered. The appendix (if present), acknowledgment, and references are listed without numbers.

 Acknowledgements

The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors' industrial links and affiliations. Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest in a covering letter submitted with the manuscript. Financial and technical assistance may be acknowledged here. Anonymous reviewers should not be acknowledged. It is the authors' responsibility to obtain written permission to quote material that has appeared in another publication.

 References

The references should be formatted differently depending on the referenced publication type:

-  Journal articles - initials and last name of authors, title of article (capitalize only the first word, proper names, and abbreviations normally capitalized; no quotation marks), journal title, volume, issue number, year of publication, inclusive page numbers.

-  Books - initials and last name of authors, title of book, edition number (if after first edition), publisher, city and country of publisher, year of publication, page numbers (only if specifically cited).

-  Book chapter - initials and last name of authors; title of chapter, title of book, etc.

-  Proceedings - initials and last name of authors, title of paper, Proceedings of the conference name, volume, issue number, year of publication, inclusive page numbers.

Cite the references in the ascendant order starting with [1]. Do not copy the text from reference in your paper without using quotes.

Please use the especially designed Reference List numbered list style for this section!

[1]  Author, "Title of the Paper", Journal name Vol. X, No. X (200X) pp. XX-YY.

[2]  Author, Title of the Book, Publisher, 200X.

[3]  Author, "Title of the Paper", Proceedings of the conference name, Vol. X, No. X, 200X, pp. XX-YY.

[4]  S. B. Yuste and A. Santos, "Radial distribution function for hard spheres", Phys. Rev. A 43 (1991) 5418-5423.

[5]  J. P. Blocki, A. G. Magner, P. Ring, and A. A. Vlasenko, "Nuclear asymmetry energy and isovector stiffness within the effective surface approximation", Phys. Rev. C 87 (2013) 044304.

[6]  T. P. Goodman et al., "Sawtooth Pacing by Real-Time Auxiliary Power Control in a Tokamak Plasma", Phys. Rev. Lett. 106 (2011) 245002.

[7]  J. D. Allison, "Combining Petrov's heuristic and the CDS heuristic in group scheduling problems", Proceeding of the 12th Annual Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, 1990, 457-461.

[8]  A. H. Nayfeh, Perturbation Methods, John Wiley, New York, 1973.

 

For inquiries relating to the submission of articles (including electronic submission) please email to:

Editor office: cjp@umz.ac.ir
Editor in Chief: cjp_editor@umz.ac.ir
Managing Editor: cjp_manager@umz.ac.ir