Article Submission

Authors should submit their manuscript via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It is notable to submit the article in two forms of files namely: “with the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)” and” without the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)”. In addition, a completed copy of signed cover letter along with the signed copyright assignment form (available from the Journal site) should be provided

Article Submission:

  • The manuscript should not have been published or considered for publication in any other Journals. Any contradiction to the above statement will lead to the automatic withdrawal of the manuscript.
  • In case of any financial support, it is important to mention the name of the respective organization/institute and the project number at the end of the manuscript. A written consent on the part of the organization/institute must be provided allowing the publication of the manuscript in the Journal.
  • ISJ editorial office will only accept manuscripts developed from approved theses or projects of official universities or research institutes.
  • Only review articles from expert researchers that have substantial amount of reporting in that particular field are accepted for publication.
  • The number of manuscript pages should not exceed 26 pages (including the text, figures and tables). Essays, Book Reviews and Case Studies must not exceed 12 pages.
  • Title page should include the title of the manuscript, name/surname(s) and author(s) affiliation(s), email, along with the contact information of the corresponding address.
  • One figure or table is required per 3-4 pages of text. Figures must be original, self-explanatory, and of high quality and precision.
  • In case of abbreviations and Latin names, the full name should be written out for the first time in the title, abstract and body of the text with the abbreviation brought in parenthesis next to it. For example, ISJ should be written as follows: International Studies Journal (ISJ)





Structure of Original Research Articles

The articles should include:

Abstract with subheadings of background and aim, Methods and Materials, Results and Conclusion, at most with 200 words.
4-6 keywords (should be in title and abstract)
Introduction (justification for doing the research, review on other studies, objectives of the study)
Materials and Methods (type of research, method of research, statistical software)
Results (reporting the results of research)
Discussion (discussing the results, comparing the results with that of similar studies, practical application of results, limitations of the research)
References (references should be according to the section of “References”)

Structure of Case Studies

Case Studies should include:
Abstract with subheadings of Introduction, Case Study, Conclusion
3-5 Keywords (should be exist in title and abstract)
Introduction (importance and justification for the rareness of the case reported)
Case study and report
(references should be numbered consecutively in order of citation in the text, style should be according to the section of “References”)

Citations in the References Page:

a –
Persian versions: print surnames and initials of all authors when there are six or less (in case of seven or more authors the first six must be followed by et al), Year “Title of manuscript,” Name of journal, Vol, (No), page.
b – English versions: print surnames and initials of all authors when there are six or less (in case of seven or more authors the first six authors followed by et al should be listed), Year, “Title of manuscript,” Abbreviated name of journal, Vol, (No), page.
Seeff LB, Buskell-Bales Z, Wrught EC, Durako SJ, Alter HJ, Iber FL, et al, 1992, “Long term mortality after transfusion associated non A, non B hepatitis,” The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute study group, N Engl J Med; 27: 1906-11.
c – Book: surname and initials of the author(s), Year, Name of the book, Edition no, Place of publication: Publisher; page.
Kates M. 1992, Techniques of Lipidology, 2nd ed, New York: Elsevier; pp. 172-5.
d – Chapter of a book: surname and initials of the author(s) of the chapter, Year. “Title of the chapter,” In: surname and initials of the author(s). Name of the book, Edition no, Place of publication: Publisher, page.
Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP, 1995, “Hypertension and stroke,” in:
Laragh JH, Brenner BM, (eds.) Hypertension: Pathophysiology,
Diagnosis and Management. 2nd ed, New York: Raven Press, pp.
e – Conference presentations:
Bengtsson S, Solheim BG, 1992, “Enforcement of Data Protection, Privacy and Security in Medical Informatics,” in: Lun KC, Degoulet P., Piemme TE, Reinhoff O, (eds.) MEDINFO 92.
Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics,1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North- Holland, 1992. pp. 1561-5.


f – Citing materials on Internet:

Book on CD:
Title [book on CD-ROM], Year, Place of production, producer; Based on, Author/s or editor/s of book, year, Title of book, Place of publication: publisher; Title of CD-ROM series or database.
Martindale: The complete drug reference [book on CD-ROM],
Englewood, Co: Micromedex; 1999. Based on, Parfitt K, (ed.),
Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, London:
Pharmaceutical Press; International Healthcare Series.

Journal on CD:
Gershon ES, 1995, “Antisocial behavior,” Arch Gen Psychiatry
[Serial on CD-ROM] 1995; 52: 900-901.

Journal article on the Internet:
Abood S., 2002, “Quality improvement initiative in nursing
homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role,” Am J Nurs[serial on
the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12]; 102(6):[about 3 p.].
Available from:
Wawatch.htm. Accessed December 25, 2002.

Monograph on the Internet:
Foley KM, Gelband H, (eds.), 2001, “Improving palliative care
for cancer [monograph on the Internet],” Washington: National
Academy Press; [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www. Accessed August 21, 2001.

Homepage/Web site:
Cancer-Pain. Org [homepage on the Internet], 2000-01, New
York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-
01[updated 2002 May 16;
cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:
Accessed Nov 20, 2002.

Part of a homepage/Web site:
American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet].
c1995-2002, Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002[updated
2001 Aug 23; cited 2002 Aug
12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens].
Available from:
1736.html. Accessed June 12, 2002.

Database on the Internet:

Open database:
Who’s certified [database on the Internet], Evanston(IL): The
American Board of Medical Specialists. c2000-[cited 2001 Mar
Available from: Accessed
October 5, 2001.

Closed database:
Jablonski S. Online Multiple Congenital Anomaly/Mental
Retardation(MCA/MR) Syndromes[database on the Internet].
National Library of Medicine (US). c1999[updated 2001 Nov 20;
cited 2002 Aug 12]. Available from:
mesh/jablonski/syndrome title.html. Accessed April 10, 2002.

Part of a database on the Internet:
MeSH Browser[database on the Internet]. Bethesda(MD):
National Library of Medicine(US); 2002-[cited 2003 Jun 10].
Meta-analysis; unique ID: D015201;[about 3 p.]. Available from: files updated
weekly. Accessed August 23, 2003.
Editorial board is free to accept, revise and/or reject a manuscript.