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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


  • The article has never been published elsewhere.  The article which has been presented in any either national  or international seminar should be completed with footnotes.
  • This article should not be more than 8 pages in length; it should be typed in MS Word using 11 size of Times New Romans, 1.15 space.
  • Title should be short and clear and are made up of 15 words typed in capital letters using 12 size.
  • Abstract should be typed in MS Word using 10 size of Times New Romans, 1 space.
  • The contributor’s identity should be typed without title, and in case that there are more than one contributor coming from different institutions, an index or Arabic letter should be typed after each name.
  • Student of the School of Postgraduate Studies must put the names of supervisor and co-supervisors, after the student’s name on the contributors’ list.
  • This contributor’s address including his/her institutions and complete address and e-mail, should be typed under his/her names.


The article contains:

  1. An abstract which is made up of not more than 250 words; it is completed with italicized key words typed at the bottom of the page and ordered based on the degree of their importance.
  2. An introduction which contains scope of the study, background of the study, aims and significances of the study should be one page in length.
  3. Research methods, which describe the materials and methods used, should be so clear and in detail that they are easily understood.
  4. Results and discussion.  Each result of the study is directly followed by discussion.  The discussion should contain the description of the results of the study which were obtained and are related to the studies both currently and previously conducted by the writer and others. Repetition of any statement previously written should be avoided.
  5. Conclusions and suggestions.  They are separated from the result and discussion, and should not be more than one third of a page.
  6. An acknowledgement.  It is addressed to those who have given assistance in the form of facilities and finance, and those whoh have supported the writing process.
  7. References.  They are typed using Harvard model in alphabetical order based on names and years when the are issued.