Guide for Authors

 

Guide for Authors

 

 

  • Journal Template

Title page

Main file

 

  • Manuscript Submission

JITL only considers the manuscripts submitted in electronic form via the journal's online submission (http://jitf.alzahra.ac.ir). The Editorial Office reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not in accordance. Once you have prepared your manuscript according to the instructions below, you can then submit your work via our online submission form. 

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure that you have carefully considered the following points: 

    • For all papers
    • The manuscript should include:
    • 1) Title page.
    • 2) Abstract (up to 300 words subdivided into Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion).
    • 3) Keywords (minimum 3 and maximum 5 words).
    • 4) Main text including a) Introduction, b) Methods, c) Results, d) Discussion, e) Conclusion.
    • 5) Ethical issues.
    • 6) Author's contributions.
    • 7) References.
    • 8) Tables and/or Figures.
    • 9) Separate the title page with all authors ‘affiliations clearly given.
    • 10) Title should be a maximum of 110 characters and spaces.
    • 11) Ethics statement and conflict of interest should be included in the main body. The Commitment&Conflict of Interest Form should be completed and submitted. 
    • 12) On acceptance, the corresponding author will be contacted to submit an electronic Copyright Form.
    • 13) References should be in correct Journal style. The references should be arranged according to the following examples: 

    Reference style 
    Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. Example: '..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Jones and Liu [7] obtained a different result ....'

    List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order where they appear in the text. 

    Examples:
    Reference to a journal publication: 
     [1] P. Bruggeman et al, “Plasma-liquid interactions: a review and roadmap”, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 25 (2016) 053002. 
     [2] P.A. Lee and D.S. Fisher, “Anderson Localization in Two Dimensions” Physical Review Letters 47 (1981) 882. 

    Reference to a book: 
    [3] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000. 
    Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
    [4] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your paper, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304. 

    Reference to a website: 
    [5] Cancer Research UK, Cancer statistics reports for the UK. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/, 2003 (accessed 13 March 2003). 

    Reference to a dataset: 
    [dataset] [6] M. Oguro, S. Imahiro, S. Saito, T. Nakashizuka, Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions, Mendeley Data, v1, 2015. https://doi.org/10.17632/xwj98nb39r.1. 

    • 14) Our preferred format for text is Microsoft Word.
    •  papers would be in one of the following types:

    Scientific research papers: Text should be up to 6000 words and not less than 2000 words; a structured abstract should be 250 words; the maximum number of tables/figures should not be more than 6; the maximum number of references should not be more than 40.

    Review papers: Review papers are to be published in JITL via the procedure called by the editors.The text should be up to 6000 words; a structured or unstructured abstract should be 250 words; the Maximum number of tables/figures should not be more than 8; the Maximum number of references should not be more than 90.

    • Financial support

     In case of any financial support, it is important to mention the name of the respective organization/institute and the project number at the end of the manuscript.

    • Pay charges

    The cost of printing a paper is 3000000 Rials, which will be received after the acceptance step.

    • Copyright

     Open access agreement

    Upon submitting an paper, authors are asked to fulfill the copyright form to indicate their agreement to abide by an open access Creative Commons license (CC-BY). Under the terms of this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright of their papers. However, the license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the paper, so as appropriate credit is given to the authors and the source of the work. The license ensures that the paper will be available as widely as possible and that the paper can be included in any scientific archive. 

     

    • Peer review process

     All manuscripts are considered to be confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the Editorial Board. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor's decision to accept, reject, or require modifications.

     

    • Plagiarism

    JITL is committed to publishing original studies and timely reviews that have neither been published nor are under review elsewhere. JITL is powered by anti plagrisim software. Taken all, all plagiarized materials will incur the “Plagiarism Sanctions”. Submitted manuscripts, which are found to be published or under review elsewhere, will be sustained and experience the “Duplicated Publication Sanctions”. 

    •   Retraction

    Based on the COPE guidelines, JITL   will consider retracting a publication if:

    •   It has clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).
    •   The findings have previously been   published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or   justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication) 
    •   It constitutes plagiarism.
    •   It reports unethical research.