Peer Review Process

The peer review is done in a Double Blind way.

  • Papers are submitted anonymously and author information is sent in a separate file via the journal website.
  • Initial review by expert.
  • Submitted papers not meeting authorship requirements will be returned to the authors within a week.
  • In the case that journal submission does not correspond with specified subject, the author will be contacted within a week.
  • The Editor-in-Chief pre-screens submissions to check that they comply with journal scope and match with the article classifications used by the journal.
  •  File archive created in system.
  • Appointment of reviewer by Editorial Board.
  • Paper is archived by name in appropriate file.
  • Electronic review form is posted on website.
  • Review form and anonymous article are electronically sent to reviewer through the website. In certain cases, hard copy is sent to reviewer.
  • Review file created online.
  • Weekly meetings to reject submissions that are out of the journal scope or of lower enough quality to not merit review to the Editor-in-Chief.
  •  Recommendations made by reviewers to the Editor-in-Chief and Director in order to facilitate editorial process.
  • Weekly reports to Editor-in-Chief for executive purposes.
  • Reviewer comments are forwarded to the authors.

On Acceptance and Publication

  • History and document article files created.
  • Review record created.
  • Certificate of approval to publish awarded to authors by Director.
  • Certificate of judgment awarded to reviewers by Editor-in-Chief.
  • Final review to make sure paper complies with instructions provided in the guide for authors.
  • Paper sent back to authors to make appropriate changes before print.
  • Receive revised paper.
  • Sort paper.
  • Initial page sorting.
  • Technical editing.
  • Type.
  • Article layout.
  • Copy and paste on Editor-in-Chief dashboard.
  • Alphabetical categorization on dashboard.
  • Managerial approval to submit to Editor-in-Chief.
  • Review and reassessment by Editor-in-Chief.
  • Suggestions and amendments by Editor-in-Chief.
  • Paper re-sent to author to address shortcomings.
  • Editorial dashboard reset with Farsi and English index.
  • Translate abstract to English.
  • Technical revisions.
  • Pages re-checked.
  • Layout and reset characters.
  • Prepare final version in PDF format.
  • Submit final version of paper to be reviewed by author via journal system.
  • Receive final version through system.
  • Review and edit PDF version of paper.
  • Submit report to editor for preliminary proceedings.
  • Permission granted by Editor-in-Chief and Director to publish article on website.
  • Upload final version of file on journal website.
  • Send electronic files to University Publication Department.
  • Final print in series of 50.
  • Prepare letters for the following local organizations and agencies:
    • Dean of Faculty.
    • Scientific Research Center.
    • Faculty Library.
    • Central Library.
    • Directorate of Education.
    • Directorate of Research.
    • Cultural Affairs Department.