Guidelines on manuscript preparation

Authors should submit their contributions electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office:


Telefax:  (+9826) 36280033 (Extention 381 and 173)



  1. General submission information
  2. Manuscript categories and requirements
  3. Editorial policies and ethical considerations
    1. Copyright
    2. Conflict of interest
    3. Authorship
  4. Manuscript Preparation
    1. Formatting
    2. Citation and Referencing style
  5. Check List
  6. Post acceptance
    1. Galley proof


1. General submission information

Authors must choose to submit a manuscript online as a single word file for use in the refereeing process. In the revision stage, authors will be requested to re-adjust their paper in a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for manuscript publication.

Authorship credit should be based on (i) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (ii) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) Final approval of the version to be submitted for publication.  All of these conditions should be met by all authors. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone do not constitute authorship. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. All authors must agree on the sequence of authors listed before submitting the article. They must agree to designate one author as the corresponding author for the submission. It is the responsibility of corresponding author to arrange the whole manuscript upon requirements and to keep dialogue open with the co-authors during the peer-reviewing and proofing stages and also, to act on their behalf.

2. Manuscript categories and requirements

Four types of article papers can be accepted: Research articles, Review articles, Short research note, and Short technical note. In the case of 'review articles', it is mandatory for authors to send an abstract of their article (~ 500 words) and CV of the corresponding author containing a list of their publications to Editor-in-Chief. In this list, the corresponding author should highlight at least three articles that bear relevance to the journal field of research and have been previously published in reputable and peer- reviewed journals.

3. Editorial policies and ethical considerations

The ethical policy of JREE is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with International Committee of JREE Editorial Board codes of conduct.

Readers, authors, reviewers, and editors should follow these ethical policies when submitting papers in the JREE. The ethical policy of JREE is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. The publishing decision is made based on the suggestion of the journal reviewers and editorial board members. The ethical policy insists that the Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making a decision.

The reviewers are required to evaluate the research papers based on the submitted content in a confidential manner. They also make suggestions to the authors so that they would improve the quality of research paper based on reviewers’ comments. Authors should ensure that their submitted research work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed by the authors. Any kind of plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

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     (a) Copyright

Journals should make clear the type of copyright under which authors work will be published.  Following the acceptance of manuscript, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement (JREE copyright form). An E-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.


   (b) Conflicts of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Authors are required to fill out and sign CoI disclosure form.


  (c) Authorship

This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts.

Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue, the requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Editor-in-Chief from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (E-mail, fax, and letter) from all authors that they agree on the addition, removal, or rearrangement. In case of addition or removal of authors, confirmation from the author to be added or removed is required. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Editor-in-Chief to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal managers will inform the Journal editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed upon.

After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in delay for removing the suspension.  

It must be emphasized that one author be designated as the corresponding author with contact details. Only faculty members of educational institutions and industrial experts can submit articles. Therefore, to ensure a speedy response, it is strictly requested that students should not submit their dissertation research output.

4. Manuscript preparation

Manuscripts must be submitted only in English (American English) and written in sound grammar and proper terminology. Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman with font size 10 and in MS-Word format in one column with 2.5 cm margin on each side. Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can lose the chance of manuscript consideration. It is required to insert line numbers throughout the whole article, which makes it easier for reviewers to place their comments on the article. Authors should consult our template for detailed information and learn ins and outs of manuscript preparation. 

        (a) Formatting

All manuscripts must contain the following essential elements in an orderly fashion: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, and References. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1; 1.1.2; …), 1.2, etc.

  • Abstract: containing concise and factual data, purpose of research, principal results, and major conclusions. Avoid references and cite the author(s) and year(s) where absolutely necessary. Avoid abbreviation.
    • Iranian authors must include a Farsi abstract of their paper after English abstract.
    • 4 to 6 specifically relevant keywords only.


  • Introduction: containing objectives, adequate background, and no detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.


  • Materials and Methods: sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced. Already published methods should be followed by a reference while only relevant modifications should be described.


  • Results and Discussion: (a) containing clear and concise results and (b) exploring the significance of the research results (DO NOT reiterate them).


  • Conclusions: containing a synthesis of key points, NOT merely a summary of your points or a re-statement of your research problem.


  • Acknowledgements: Acknowledging the support or any form of assistance provided. This section must be included even if no acknowledgement or support has been received by the author.



Please ensure all figures, tables and supplementary data should be embedded and included in the main manuscript file.

        (b) Citation and Referencing style

Please study this pdf document containing referencing and citation examples to clear out any ambiguity.

5. Check List

  1. Full authors’ names; Email address; affiliations (Department, Faculty, University, City, and Country); phone numbers; ORCID numbers of all authors, which must be available on both the journal homepage and the article;
  2. Keywords;
  3. All figure captions (figures with 300-600 dpi);
  4. All tables (including title, description, and footnotes);
  5. Language clarity including grammar and spell check;
  6. References and citations;
  7. Permission obtained for data publishing as part of compliance with Copyright laws;
  8. Inserting line numbers in the manuscript;
  9. Farsi-written abstract for Iranian authors;
  10. No plagiarism and having an acceptable similarity rate (less than 20%).

6. Post acceptance

  1. Galley proof: Corresponding authors will receive an E-mail for final check and correction of proofs, along with necessary instructions. To ensure quick and accurate publishing of the manuscript, corrections and any forms of revisions recommended by editors must be sent back to us within 72 hours. NOTE that the publisher may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.