AUTHORS GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

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

 Website: https://www.jree.ir/

 Telefax:  (+9826) 36280033 (External no. 381)

Email:      jree@merc.ac.ir

 

SUBMISSION OF PAPER

Requirements for new submission

Authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single word file to be used in the peer-review process.

Requirement of revised submission

Only when the submitted paper is at the revision stage, authors will be requested to put the paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of the manuscript.

Contact details for submission

If authors are submitting a manuscript for publication in a special issue, please contact the Editor-in-Chief or Guest Editor for submission instructions. Please do not submit it through the online JREE unless authors are specifically instructed to do so.

 

Authorship Guidelines

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 does 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. All authors 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 the requirements and to dialogue with the co-authors during the peer-reviewing and proofing stages and to also act on behalf.

To find out more, please visit the Preparation section below.

 

EFORE YOU BEGIN

Ethics in Publishing

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 once working with 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 based on the suggestion of the journal's reviewers and editorial board members. The ethical policy insisted the Editor-in-Chief, may confer with other editors or reviewers in making the decision. The reviewers are necessary to evaluate the research papers based on the submitted content in confidential manner.  The reviewers also suggest the authors to improve the quality of research paper by their reviewing 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.  For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit http://publicationethics.org.

Peer-Review Process

Peer-Review Process:

Submitted articles are primarily evaluated by journal technical editor for any methodological flaws, format, and their compliance with the Journal’s instructions and plagiarism. Once it passes technical check the editor in chief with the help of editorial board members will check the quality of the paper and will decide whether the paper should go for peer-review/rejected or ask for revision. Then, a submission code will be allocated and all the future contacts should be based on this code. Through a single-blind review, the articles will be reviewed by at least two external (peer) reviewers. Their comments will be passed to the authors and their responses to the comments along with the reviewers’ comments will then be evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, and a final reviewer who can also be a member of the Editorial Board. The final review process will be discussed in regular editorial board sessions and on the basis of the comments, and the Journal’s standards, the Editors-in-Chief and editorial board members will decide which articles should be published.

It should be noted that articles submitted by the editorial board members JREE will also be subjected to peer-review.

 

English Language Writing

All publications in the JREE are in English language. Authors whose first language is not English should make sure their manuscript is written in  standard English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). No language and copy-editing services are provided by the JREE; hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services prior to submission. Authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.

New Submissions

Submission to JREE journal proceeds totally online and authors will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the manuscript files. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document (*.doc or *.docx), that can be used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures, tables and supplementary data should be embedded and included in the main manuscript file.

 

References

References must be set and provided in accordance with the formatting of JREE references  in a consistent style. Where applicable, authors' full names,  Journal's complete title/ book title, chapter title/article title,  sources (including complete titles which should be bold and italics), Vol, No, (numbers/ book chapters and the pagination), year of publication, and page numbers must be presented. In addition, consider adding a hyperlink Doi or link to each reference in your list of references.
 All References must be mentioned and accompanied by cardinal numbers. If a references cited in the text is in Farsi, Please mention it at the end of the reference section by typing  "(in Farsi)".  References should be numbered and listed in the reference section. References should be numbered as they appear in the text. If authors intend to make a reference to JREE journal in the form of citation, They should cite only 1 or at most 2 journal papers.

 

Manuscript Structure

All manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References submitted in a file with limited size.

 

Essential title page information

  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. A complete name of authors is requested. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code or preferably a mobile phone) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

 

Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Authors from Iran should include a Farsi abstract of their paper after English abstract.

 

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

 

Materials and Methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

 

Theory/calculation

A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

 

Results

Results should be clear and concise.

 

Discussion

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

 

Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of Results and Discussion section.

 

Glossary

Please supply, as a separate list, the definitions of field-specific terms used in your article.

 

Appendices

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

 

Acknowledgement

All papers published by JREE must have an acknowledgment section.