Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission

 Manuscripts should be submitted through this website.



The journal's language is English. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used. We appreciate any efforts that you make to ensure that the language is corrected before submission. This will greatly improve the legibility of your paper if English is not your first language.

Manuscript Presentation

Manuscript should contain titles such as: Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results & Discussion, Conclusion, Akcknowledgement and finally References. No other subheadings should be given in the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be typewritten with a font Times New Roman of 12 pt, leaving adequate margins on all sides to allow reviewers' remarks. Please double space all material. Number the pages consecutively with the first page containing:


Running head (shortened title)



Author(s) as : Nasrabadi, T. (and not Nasrabadi, Touraj)


Full address for correspondence, including telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.



The text should include: Title, author(s) name and address, an abstract, key words, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussions, conclusion, acknowledgement and references.



Please provide a short abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references.

Key words


Please provide 3 to 5 key words.



Please avoid notes and foot prints.



Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.



All publication cited in the text should be presented in the list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text refer to the authors' name (without initials) and year of publication (e. g. Williams, 2004). For three or more autours use the first autour followed by "et al.," in the last. The list of references at the end of the manuscript should be arranged alphabetically authors' names and chronologically per author: The list of references should be given in the following style:


1. Journal article:

Deegan, C. (2002). Introduction: the legitimizing effect of social and environmental disclosures – a theoretical foundation. Account. Org. Soc., 15(3), 283-311.


Cormier, D. and Magnan, M. (1999). Corporate environmental disclosure strategies: determinants, costs and benefits. Account. Org. Soc., 14(3), 429–451.

Cormier, D., Magnan, M. and Van Velthoven, B. (2005). Environmental disclosure quality: do firms respond to economic incentives,public pressures or institutional conditions? Account. Org. Soc., 14(1), 1–37.

(Journals names should be indicated in abbreviated forms. You may find the list in ).


2. Book chapter:

Cutrona, C. E. and Russell, D. (1990). Type of social support and specific stress: Towards a theory of optimum matching. (In I.G. Sarason, B. R. Sarason, & G. Pierce (Eds.), Social support: An interactional view (pp. 341-366). New York: Wiley.)

3. Book, authored:
Capland, G. (1964). Principles of preventive psychiatry. (New York: Basic Books)

4. Book, edited: 
Felner, R. D., Jason, L. A., Moritsugu, J. N. and Farber, S. S. (Eds.) (1983). Preventive psychology: Theory, research and practice. (New York: Pergamon Press)

5. Paper presented at a conference: 
Phelan, J. C., Link, B. G., Stueve, A. and Pescosolido, B. A. (1996, November). Have public conceptions of mental health changed in the past half century? Does it matter? (Paper presented at the 124th. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New York)

6. Dissertation:
Trent, J.W. (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California 

7. Internet publication/Online document 

7.1. Internet articles based on a print source 
VandenBos, G., Knapp, S. and Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates [Electronic version]. J. Bibliog. Res., 5, 117-123.

VandenBos, G., Knapp, S. and Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates. J. Bibliog. Res., 5, 117-123. Retrieved October 13, 2001, from

7.2. Article in an Internet-only journal 
Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from

All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as a 'Figure' and they should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). Multipart figures ought to be labeled with lower case letters (a, b, etc.). Please insert keys and scale bars directly in the figures. Provide a detailed legend (without abbreviations) to each figure, refer to the figure in the text and note its approximate location in the margin. Figures should be submitted in separate files. The resolution of each figure must at least be 300 dpi. jpg and tiff files are accepted. Figures that are prepared by excel should be send along with their source of data. Please avoid giving Figures as Fig.1a, Fig.1b, etc. Each Figure should stand alone.



Each table should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). In tables, footnotes are preferable to long explanatory material in either the heading or body of the table. Such explanatory footnotes, identified by superscript letters, should be placed immediately below the table. Please provide a caption (without abbreviations) to each table, refer to the table in the text and note its approximate location in the manuscript. The same data should not be presented simultaneously in tables and figures.


Review process

 The objective is to provide detailed, constructive feedback on submitted papers and publish high quality papers within a very short period of time. The target for a first reply is three months. You may be requested by the Editor to submit a revision. Please assist us in achieving our ambitious goals for short publication times by submitting a revision at your earliest convenience.


 Authors will be asked, upon acceptance of an article, to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher. This will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under copyright laws.

The submitted materials may be considered for inclusion but can not be returned.


Editors of the Journal reserve the right to accept, reject and edit any article in any stage, if necessary. The sole responsibility for the whole contents if the article remains only with the authors.

Additional Information


Additional information can be obtained from:

Pollution (formerly established as Iranian Journal of Environmental Sciences)
P.O. Box: 14155-6135
Graduate Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran



Tel: +9821 66479469

Fax: +9821 66407719