Guide for Authors

Manuscript Requirements

The manuscript should include the following sections:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Method
  • Results
  • Discussion & Conclusions
  • References

 

Language and Spelling: Only manuscripts in English will be considered for publication. Spelling, word division, and geographical names should follow either the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English or the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary. Authors must ensure that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct, and without spelling or typographical errors. Statements in articles are the responsibility of the authors.

Tables and Figures: Tables and figures should be supplied in the actual place in the text. Tables and figures should be numbered and have descriptive titles. Gray-scale or line art images are acceptable. Place captions to tables above the table body (e.g. Table 1. One-way ANOVA for the effect of gender on the performance on the groups) and footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules and lines. For figures place both captions and footnotes below the figure. The font size for tables, figures, and their captions must be 11, and the style must be Times New Roman.

 

Title page:  The title page should involve the title of the manuscript, name of the author(s); institutional affiliation (department, university, city, country), email and postal addresses; and telephone no, and word counts for the manuscript and for the abstract. Give the names of all contributing authors in the order you wish them to appear in the published article.

 

Cover letter: The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter from the corresponding author. Please, download the Journal Cover Letter template from here.

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:

Format

Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word format. Times New Roman, 12 points. Use margins of 2.5 cm (1 inch), double-spaced.

 Article Length

Articles should be between 4000 and 9000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices.

Article Title

Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns and font 16 points.

 

 

 

 

 Author details

 

- All contributing authors' names should be added, and their names arranged in the correct order for publication.

- Correct   email addresses should be supplied for each author in their separate author accounts

- The full name of each author must   be present in their author account in the exact   format they should appear for publication, including or excluding any middle names or initials as required

- The affiliation of each contributing author should be correct in their individual author account. The affiliation listed should be where they were based at the time that the research for the paper was conducted.

 

 

 

 

Abstract

 

Authors must supply an abstract in their submission   including:

- Purpose (mandatory)

- Design/methodology/approach   (mandatory)

- Findings (mandatory)

- Originality/value(mandatory)

Font: Times New Roman, 12 points. Maximum is 250 words in total.

 Keywords

Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords. The  maximum number of keywords is 7.

 

References

 

References to other publications must be in the APA Style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy, and consistency. You should cite publications in the text: (Kim, 2008) using the first named author's name or (Kim & James, 2011) citing both names of two, or (Kim et al., 2011), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied.

For books

Author,   A. A. (1994). Book title. Location: Publisher.

 

 For   journals 

Author, A. A., Author, B. B.,   & Author, C. C. (year). Article title. Journal Name, Vol(issue), xx–xx.

e.g. Du, R., Ai, S. Z., and Ren, Y. Q. (2007). Relationship between knowledge sharing and performance: A survey in Xi’an, China. Expert Systems   with Applications, 32(1), 38–46.

For dissertation, thesis, and projects

Author,   A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis ((Un)published doctoral dissertation [OR] (Un)published master's thesis). Academic Institution, City,   State [OR] Country.

For   published conference proceedings

Author(s)   of paper. Title of paper. In: Name of conference or title of the conference,   conference dates (Year, Month Day), place of the conference (City, Country).

For websites

Author, A. J., Author, F., & Author, D. (year). Online article titleOnline   Journalxx,   xxx–xxx. Retrieved from http://xxxx.xxxx.xx.xx/xxxx/xxxxxx/

 

Manuscripts should be submitted online via our website (https://jnssm.uk.ac.ir/). To submit your manuscript, click the Submit Manuscript button on the journal's homepage.

 

Review Process

Each paper is reviewed by the editor, and if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two independent referees for double-blind peer review. The peer-review process is also available on our website.