*** Manuscripts which are out of Journal Format will be returned***
Instructions to Author(s)
General Policy Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran(J. Sci. I. R. Iran) is published quarterly by the University of Tehran. Contributions from all fields of basic sciences may be submitted from all over the world. The papers submitted to this journal should not have been published previously. Manuscripts will be considered for publication in the form of original articles, review articles, case studies, and short communications. The Journal does not consider articles dealing with engineering, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Topics include Biology; Chemistry; Geology; Mathematics, Statistics; Physics
Copyright Submission of a manuscript implies that the authors agree to transfer copyright to the J. Sci. I. R. Iran when the contribution is accepted for publication. Reproduction of the text, figures, or tables of this journal is allowed only by permission of the Editorial Committee.
Peer review This journal operates a double-blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Suitable papers are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper.
- The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles.
- The Editor's decision is final.
Preparation of Manuscripts Author(s) must follow a guide for authors strictly; otherwise, manuscripts would be rejected without review. Use of word processing software
The text should be in single-column format. It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most particular, do not use the word processor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use boldface, italics, subscripts, superscripts, etc. To avoid unnecessary errors, you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.
Page length The maximum page length should be 15, 35, and 50 pages for Short Communication, Original article/case study, and review paper, including text, references, tables, and figures. Each figure and table must be put separately on a single page.
Text Layout Use double spacing and wide (3 cm) margins on white paper. Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated. Present tables and figure legends on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. If possible, consult a recent issue of the journal to become familiar with the layout and conventions. Number all pages consecutively.
Structure The submission includes: “Cover letter”, “Title page”, “Main File”, “All Figures, Tables and Plates “(if there are any). Ensure all figures and tables citations in the text match with the number of provided ones. Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files and Supplemental files (where applicable).
Covering letter Covering letter to the editor: It is mandatory to submit a covering letter to the editor when submitting the manuscript, the Covering letter must state:
(1) Subject Classification
(2) That all the authors mutually agree that it should be submitted to J. Sci. I. R. Iran.
(3) It is the original work of the authors.
(4) That the manuscript was not previously submitted to J. Sci. I. R. Iran.
(5) State the novelty in results/findings, or significance of results.
Title page The title of a manuscript must be Concise and informative. Abbreviations, symbols, chemical formulae, references, and footnotes should be avoided. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled (**The order of names in the Title Page and in the site must be the same**). Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) after the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript number immediately after the author's name. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including department, faculty, university, city, and country.
Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
Telephone, Fax, and Email of the corresponding author should be footnoted on the bottom of the title page (e.g. *Corresponding author, Tel: +982188012080, Fax: +982188012081, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Main File The main file of the manuscript must be ordered as following titles without any number or letter. The subtitles are permitted to be numbered.
Title: The title of the article (The first letter of each word must be capital).
- Abstract: The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. (Maximum 250 words). References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided
- Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords.
- MSC: Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC) is mandatory for mathematics articles.
- Materials and Methods
- Results and Discussion (they can be separate section too)
- Conclusions: The main conclusions drawn from the results should be presented in a short conclusion section (Maximum 100 words).
- Acknowledgments: Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references (just accepted articles are permitted to add this title).
- References: Maximum up to 25, 50, and 150 references for short communication, original research paper/case study, and review papers, respectively. More than 70% of the references must be from recent years. References Style is Vancouver (The examples show how to write references in text and in the reference list based on what kind of source you are citing).
Reference list in Vancouver style #
When writing a reference list in Vancouver style: Number all references.
- Arrange your list in the order in which the references appear in your text.
- If there are more than 6 authors, list the first 6 authors followed by “et al.”
- Use official abbreviations for titles of journals (if available).
The Vancouver style for in-text citation #
When using the Vancouver style in-text:
Write the reference with an Arabic number in brackets after the citation.
- If you reference a source more than once, use the same number you used the first time you referred to that particular source.
- If you cite several sources in one sentence, cite them as (2-4) to refer to sources 2, 3 and 4 and (2-4,8) to refer to sources 2, 3, 4, and 8.
- You need to give a reference even when the author's name is stated in the sentence.
The examples show how to write references in the reference list based on what kind of source you are citing. e.g.
1. Noori-Daloii MR, Swift RA, Kung HJ, Crittenden LB and and Witter RL. Specific integration of REV proviruses in avian bursal lymphomas.. Nature. 1981;294(5841): 574-576.
2. Khoshnevisan K, Poorakbar E, Baharifar H, Barkhi M. Recent Advances of Cellulase Immobilization onto Magnetic Nanoparticles: An Update Review. Magnetochemistry. 2019;5(2):36.
3. Khoshnevisan K, Vakhshiteh F, Barkhi M, Baharifar H, Poor-Akbar E, Zari N, et al. Immobilization of cellulase enzyme onto magnetic nanoparticles: Applications and recent advances. Molecular Catalysis. 2017;442:66-73.
4. Poorakbar E, Saboury AA, Laame Rad B, Khoshnevisan K. Immobilization of Cellulase Enzyme onto Core-Shell Magnetic Gold Nanoparticles Functionalized by Aspartic Acid and Determination of its Activity and Stability. The Protein Journal. 2020;39(4): 328-336.
• Figure captions: Ensure that each illustration has a caption if there are any.
• Table Legend: Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.
•Theoretical articles must have at least two main titles in the “Main File”: Introduction and Results.
•Appendices: If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly, for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
- The manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar checked' before submission
- All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
- • Referees: suggest at least 3 potential referees with their e-mails.
Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal site (http://jscinces.ut.ac.ir).