Guide for Authors

Authors Guide and Manuscript Structure

 All manuscripts should be submitted electronically. Manuscripts must be written by MSWord software. A4 paper size and double-spaced format must be used at the main text. Times New Roman font type and 14 and 12 font sizes must be selected for title (in Bold) and the main text, respectively. In order to facilitate processing of submissions, please make sure that the following list should be considered by authors.

Author’s names and affiliations

Please indicate the given name and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address, and telephone number of each author.

Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication and also post-publication. Ensure that telephone numbers or Emails are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.





Materials and Methods

Results and Discussion




Title page: in the identification page, title of the article, must be written in both Persian and English languages as a center alignment. . It should be informative and not more than 15 words. The affiliation includes name and surname of the author(s), scientific rank, full address (postal code, telephone and fax numbers and email address), location of the research, person in charge for the article should be mentioned. Corresponding author should be introduced as a person who not only take the responsibility of the paper, but also handle correspondence at all different stages of reviewing and publication. Corresponding author’s name should be specified with a star mark.

Abstract:  includes both Persian and English abstracts of the article and keywords (3 to 6 words). The importance of abstract is clear as it is the section that reader gets a general view at first. The abstract should describe the purpose of the study, the methods, the results, and the conclusion should precede the main text. The abstract should provide the reader an overall image of article in almost 200 to 250 words.

 Keywords: following the abstract, a maximum of 3-6 keywords or phrases should be provided with alphabetical order.

Introduction: It is essential to present adequate background of the field of research. Includes background information, necessity of doing the research, unanswered questions about topics of the manuscript and purpose of the research and the method of manuscript for answering them, the main reasons and objectives of the research paper must be explained in this section.

Materials and Methods: An overview of the research design should be clearly reported. Includes designing the research, time and place of running the research, the study samples, sampling method, and process of gathering data, measurement tools and methods of quantity and quality analysis

Results and discussion: presenting precise results of important findings according to scientific principles and using the required tables and charts. Authors have to avoid use and describe the same data in different forms repeatedly. In discussion part, includes the effects and the importance of the research findings and its relations with similar researches emphasizing on the differences, explains the manuscript’s potential to be universal and the scientific usage of the findings and presents necessary guidelines for continuing relative researches, conclusion, possible suggestions and recommendations. The results would be considered in relation to hypotheses mentioned in the introduction section. There is no problem to combine results and discussion by authors.

Conclusion: All concluding remarks and important findings should be integrated in conclusion section.

Acknowledgment: Information related to research grant, assistance of colleagues and notes of appreciation should be written in acknowledgement section.

 Tables and Figures samples: All figures and tables must be captioned to describe of each illustration. Figure legends should be concise and clear and should not duplicate the body of the text. Each illustration must have a title and an explanatory legend. The title should be part of the legend and not be reproduced on the figure itself. All symbols and abbreviations used in the figure must be explained.  Also, please indicate their appropriate locations in the manuscript.

Tables should be so constructed that they, together with their captions and legends, will be intelligible with minimal reference to the text.. The title of the table should appear above it. A detailed description of its contents and footnotes should be given below the body of the table. Also, please indicate their appropriate locations in the manuscript.

References: The references relied on should be mentioned both in the text and in the end of the manuscript. Each reference must be cited in the article body and presented in the reference list as APA style. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of bibliographic information. Citations in the text should conform to the referencing style used by the last version of American Psychological Association (APA) style. Authors should follow the below citation and reference list styles.

Single author:  (Author, 2004)

Two authors: (Author 1 and Author2, 2017)

Three authors and more: (Author et al., 2017)

Multiple citations: (Author, 2004; Author et al., 2015; Author, 2015)


Journal article

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author. C. C. (2013). Title of article.Title of Journal, volume, page-numbers.


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2013).Title of book. Location: Publisher. 

Reference to Thesis/Dissertation

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author. C. C. (2013). The dynamic behavior of particulate biomaterials using discrete element method (DEM). PhD thesis of Faculty of Agriculture. Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

 Conference proceeding

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author. C. C. (2013). On-the-go soil strength sensing using an instrumented disc coulter. International Agricultural Engineering Conference (IAEC).Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand.

 Web references

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author. C. C. (2013).Relationships between Radars at SAR data and surface moisture in soil. International Journal of Remote Sensing 24(2):65–81.Available at (visited 5 September 2010).

Proofs:  Authors will receive proofs by Site. Only printer's errors may be corrected; no change in, or additions to, the edited manuscript will be allowed at this stage. The corrected proofs must be returned within 48 hours after receipt by site. If the Publisher receives no reply, the assumption will be made that there are no errors to correct and the article will be published.


The article must be obtained out of the author’s (or authors’) researches and should not be published in any other journals, and as long as the process of judgment in this magazine has not ended, it should not be submitted to others.

The article size, including all its components must not be more than 20 pages. Publication of article in this Journal is free.