Guide for Authors

Guide for authors in Great Khorasan Research Journal

While expressing our gratitude and appreciation to you, a respected and learned researcher, for submitting an article to the Great Khorasan Research Journal; Please consider the following before submitting your article:

  1. All stages of receiving, Peer Review, revising, accepting or rejecting and finally publishing articles will be done exclusively through the journal website.
  2. The articles sent to this publication should be in the subject areas of Great Khorasan Research Journal and should be in accordance with its axes. This quarterly magazine does not accept scientific notes, translations, and short articles.
  3. Submitted articles must not have been published in domestic or foreign journals, or collections of conference papers, or should be pending publication.
  4. Having an email address and ORCID code is mandatory for all authors.
  5. Respected authors of the articles, before uploading their articles in the Khorasan Bozor research journal system, it is appropriate to obtain a "certificate of originality of the text" with a similarity percentage of less than 20% from the Simim Noor similarity finder system and submit the relevant certificate along with the article files to Upload the title of supplementary files in the publication system.
  6. It will not be possible to request an article acceptance certificate before the final approval of the editorial board.
  7. The editorial board is free to reject, accept or make any necessary edits at the time of publishing the article. The article will not be presented in the meeting of the editorial board of the journal until it is prepared according to the guidelines for the preparation of the article of Khorasan Bozor Research Journal, and it will not receive a publication certificate.
  8. With the aim of increasing international readers and being considered in international databases, the abstract and list of references should also be provided in English in the submitted articles.
  9. In the article extracted from the doctoral thesis, the supervisor will be the responsible author. It is forbidden to include the name of an author other than the supervisor (or one of the advisors with the supervisor's approval) and the student in these articles. It is mandatory to upload the image of the proposal approval letter in the supplementary files section, so that by identifying the supervisors and advisors, the article can be prevented from being sent to them for Peer Review (preventing conflict of interest). Student essays should not be submitted alone, with the professor. The guide and supervisor must be the responsible author.
  10. Great Khorasan Research Journal follows the rules of the International Committee on Ethics in Publication (COPE). When plagiarism and any scientific violation of the principles of ethics in research are found in the article submitted to the quarterly, it will be removed from the agenda of the referee immediately; And the right of the editorial board is reserved for any necessary action within the framework of the regulations.
  11. Students must submit their essay jointly with a university faculty member. If their article is an extract from the thesis, they should also send their approved proposal and the supervisor's approval (as the responsible author). Otherwise, they should accept the responsibility of not respecting the intellectual rights of the university where the thesis was defended.
  12. The members of the editorial board are free to reject, accept or make any necessary edits at the time of publishing the article. The author's refusal to make corrections suggested by the referees and the editorial board within the set period will mean the cancellation of the article. Unless the responsible author requests more time after the deadline for making corrections.
  13. Full responsibility for the opinions expressed in the article as well as respecting the rights of the authors and researchers rests with the author(s) of the article, and Khorasan Bozor Research Journal will not be responsible in this regard.
  14. Articles that are not prepared in accordance with the guidelines for the preparation of articles of Mah Khorasan Magazine will not be presented in the meeting of the editorial board members of the magazine.
  15. The following four main completed forms should be sent through the system along with the article file: 1- The author's profile registration form (including name, institutional affiliation, mobile phone number, email, phone number, full address of work or home). 2- Form of non-conflict of interests; and 3- samim noor identification certificate; and 4- signed form of commitment letter.
  16. In order to improve the quality of the article and correct possible mistakes, it is recommended that the author(s) before submitting the article to this journal, ask their competent colleagues to read it and point out possible shortcomings.
  17. In the end, the respected authors are requested to improve the "self-citation" index of the Great Khorasan Research Journal, as much as possible in their submitted articles to this journal, to refer three to five researches related to the topic of the article that were previously published in the Great Khorasan Research Journal.
  18.  For each article, an amount of 500,000 Rials will be charged for the initial review and 3,000,000 Rials for the publication of the article (after acceptance). will not be returned to the author).

Account number: 0207324057006 National Bank of Iran with the name: Imam Reza International University (AS)
Card number: 6037997599361814
Deposit ID: 191066
The author responsible for the correspondence is requested to scan the bank receipt after depositing the desired amount and upload it as an attachment.

notice: For non-Iranian researchers, the costs of publishing articles in Khorasan Bozor Research Journal are completely free.

How to submit an article for Peer Review
Receiving and reviewing articles will be exclusively online (online submission) and through the publication's website. The article should be prepared based on the article preparation guide announced by "Great Khorasan Journal of Research" available on the site and uploaded on the site along with the completed commitment form. Articles that do not follow the format and standards of the quarterly will be returned to the authors. To submit an article, pay attention to the following points:

1- How to upload an article in the system

To submit an article, click on the "Send article/Member Login" option, and after entering the system, save the article as a file (Word) as {the main text of the article} and the details of the authors. Upload as {authors profile form} and the completed commitment form as {commitment form} and the completed conflict of interest form as {conflict of interest form}. Avoid uploading figures and tables, letters to the editor, or uploading pdf files as separate files. Upload the file in Word format only. The name of the main file should be "English title of the article", and the name and details of the author or the journal should not be typed in the file title and the text of the article. If the upload is accurate and complete, the article will be placed in the section "Articles under review" (on the right side of the user's page). Otherwise, the article will be placed in the "unfinished articles" section and will not be visible in the expert's folder for initial review. This means that the article has not been sent for review.
Before uploading the file, be careful:
- Accurately upload a file of the type {main text of the article}.
- Along with the main file of the article, the article should also be sent without mentioning the name and address of the authors.
- The "attached text" type file will not be shown to the Reviewer or Reviewers.
- Important note: login to the system with the role of "author".

2- Initial review or expert's summary

After the article is submitted, it will be sent to the quarterly expert for "initial review". Editing the article according to the format available on the site, as well as carefully reading the "Author's Guide" page to fix possible problems, is the responsibility of the corresponding author; And it is impossible to note point by point the items requested by the expert for all submitted articles. Due to the repeated observation of similar cases, due to the non-cooperation of some authors, the article remains in the initial review stage for a long time. Therefore, before submitting the article, be sure to carefully read the article preparation guide file available on the site; And follow the items mentioned on the "Author's Guide" page completely. Downloading one of the articles printed in the latest issue of the quarterly from the site can help the author as a good example, with the difference that the authors' names and details are removed from the article submitted for Peer Review. Except for the mentioned cases, all the cases are similar.
Very important note: the article is sent to the journal only once with a specific tracking code, so the corresponding author is requested to send the revised and modified article as a new article with a tracking code after receiving the comments of the referees. Do not send separately, because the records are accessible with the original tracking code; While the revised article is again placed in the initial review stage like a new article. It should be noted that the article file should not be sent to the expert or the editor via email.

3- How to track the article

To track the article, click on the {article code} option to be informed about the different stages of the case. After initial review and expert approval, the article will be sent to the editor of the journal. All steps can be seen through the {article code} option.

 Important point - Do not send emails to the editor or members of the editorial board of the quarterly to follow up on the status of the article, as well as follow up in person or through respected faculty and students.

Common errors in articles sent to the magazine
The name of the main file of the article (Word) is registered in the name of the authors or their details. The name of the file should be "English title of the article".
The author uses the old guidelines for compiling articles of the Khorasan Bozor Journal, which is not acceptable. The guide for preparing the article is available on the site along with the commitment file.
The author mistakenly uploads the article several times; And an article with different tracking codes has been posted on the site. The article should be uploaded only once. In case of a mistake, cancel for all the codes assigned to an article. Only one article (with a specific tracking code) should be sent to the expert.
The tables of the article must be clear according to the format of the quarterly magazine, so that it is visible and clear in the printed version as well as the electronic publication (pdf format).
In the text of the article, in most cases, the method of in-text referencing and source writing is not based on the quarterly format.
English keywords should be exact translations of Persian keywords, and should be listed below the abstract in order of importance.

The process of Peer Review and deciding on the publication of an article
1- After sending the article and other necessary files to the quarterly through the system, in the first stage, the article will be reviewed by the expert group of the quarterly in terms of compliance with the compilation guide.
2- After the initial acceptance, the editor, the specialized secretary and the scientific committee in the second stage evaluate the article in terms of the quality of the content and the relevance of the topic.
3- After acceptance in the second stage, the article is sent to two referees. Peer review is anonymous, and authors and reviewers have no knowledge of each other's identities. Decision making in the arbitration process is as follows:
     A- If two reviewers evaluate the article as "unacceptable", the article will be rejected.
     B- If the opinion of one reviewer is "overall review" and the second reviewer's opinion is "unacceptable", the article will be rejected.
     C- If the opinion of two referees is "overall revision", the article will be returned to the author for revision.
     D- If the opinion of one reviewer is "partial revision", and the second reviewer is "unacceptable", the article will be sent to the third reviewer, and a decision will be made according to the third reviewer's opinion.
4- After making the revisions suggested by the referees, the author will send the revised article, to be given to the referees for further evaluation.
 Every two weeks, an e-mail is sent to the referees to remind them, and if the article is not refereed after 6 weeks, the article will be withdrawn from the referee, and it will be sent to another referee.  The editorial board's decision to accept or reject each article will be based on the evaluation of the expert opinions of the Reviewers and their correctness, scientific documentation, and strong reasoning.

Guide to preparing and presenting the article:
The main parts of the article:
 Title: It should be concise and appropriate to the content, purpose and findings of the research (preferably less than 20 words), clear and express the topic of the research, not repetitive.
Name of the author(s): name and surname of the author(s) along with their academic profile and organizational affiliation and their email in Farsi and English in face-to-face format: student or graduate: degree, field of study, faculty, university, city , country / university faculty: academic rank, department, faculty, university, city, country
Abstract: It is a summary of the article that describes the outline, the research method and the results of the article. The abstract should be structured and include headings stating the problem, research question or hypothesis, purpose, research method and conclusion. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or undefined specialized terms or questions (maximum 200 to 250 words).
Key words: The author must state the main words related to the topic of the article and the main variables at the end of the abstract under the title of keywords. Keywords should not repeat the words used in the title of the article and should be between 5 and 7 words separated by commas.
Prerequisites: Included
The background is reviewed in the form of researches related to the subject (scientific articles and related printed reports) and the results and achievements of these researches are briefly stated.
The theoretical foundations, which include definitions, concepts and theoretical topics related to the subject, which have been used in conducting the research, should be stated in the theoretical foundations section. The theoretical foundations of the research actually form the analytical support of the article and the hypothesis of the article relies on it and should not only include definitions and basic concepts.
Statement of the problem or necessity of conducting research,
Objective(s) of research
Question(s)/hypotheses (if necessary),
The research method, in fact, the steps and the way of conducting the research must be explained in detail in this section. So that future researchers, if needed, can use the same method to conduct similar research or complete the current research.
Note: All sections related to introductions should be placed in one coherent section without specifying titles.
Main body: Research findings, answers to research questions/hypotheses are presented in this section. This section should have relevant and coherent subheadings
Conclusion: In this section, the findings of the review article and the achievement or non-achievement of the research goals and the reasons for rejecting or proving the hypothesis(es) and combining and linking the findings with the background of the research are stated. At the end, limitations and suggestions are stated; Conclusion, introduction, reference and reason are not given.
List of sources: The complete specifications of the sources used in writing the article should be mentioned at the end of the article. Referring to scientific articles published in reliable journals and sources covered by reliable citation databases is preferable to using books and conference articles and materials taken from internet sites. You can see how to cite within the text and how to set up sources in the section on how to cite and set up sources in the authors' guide menu.
Footnotes: Additional explanations on the text, announcements, abbreviations, abbreviations and Latin equivalents are given in the form of footnotes on each page.
Text attachments: If the body of the article includes attachments such as tables, graphs, images, and maps, please follow the instructions below to set these items:
* Tables:
- The table must have rows and columns, and each row and each column must have an independent index (or title); The rows and columns of the table must be related to each other and a logical result can be obtained from the interaction and comparison of the rows and columns.
- Tables must have number, description and source and be placed in the right place after referring in the text of the article.
- In the text, refer to all the tables by mentioning the number.
* Pictures:
- Pictures, graphs and maps should all be placed in the appropriate place under the title "image" and after referring to them in the text.
- Refer to all images in the text by mentioning the number.
- The images related to the article must be documented (along with the full mention of the source), non-decorative and part of the article.
- Next to the axes of the graphs, the unit or related explanation must be specified.
- Images should not be taken from non-authentic sources such as blogs or non-scientific sites.
* Important points:
- Consistency in the language and fluency and readability of the article, accuracy in using sources and correct referencing,
- Uniformity of the method of mentioning dates throughout the article (which means that all dates are Hejri Solar or Hejri Lunar or Gregorian)
- Be sure to write historical periods from left to right. Example: 1310-1250 AH Also, write the page numbers of the source in full from left to right when referencing. Example: 1158-1154.
- Abbreviation symbols Q (lunar), Sh (solar), M (millennial) are used without dots. Example: 1346
- Appropriate use of images, graphs and tables to make the topic clearer
- To write the superlative fraction of non-explanatory verbs (e) according to the opinion of the academy, use hamzah (e) Example: big house.
- Articles must be uploaded to the system in the format of the world file

Extended abstract of the article
       The authors of Persian articles should also extract the extended abstract of the article as a result of their article. In the extended abstract, there can be at most one number of tables or graphs. The extended abstract consists of 6 parts: abstract of 150 words (Abstarct), highlights between three to five sentences (explained below); Introduction, study method, discussion and findings, and conclusion. The total number of words in the extended abstract should not exceed 1000 words, excluding keywords, references, and graphs and tables. The sources mentioned in the extended abstract at the end of the article should be given according to the guidelines of the publication.
Explanation about highlights:
     Highlight or the "prominent points of the article" is one of the most important parts of the article in Latin abstracts. The purpose of the highlights sentences is to very briefly write "valuable research results" in the form of one-line sentences with a limited number of words. Authors should bring key and important terms of their research in the form of several key sentences in this section. The number of highlights is at least 3 and at most 5 sentences, through which the key and basic results of the research should be mentioned. (Example of extended abstract form)
3-Editing and writing the article:
 Fonts: The articles should be typed and a maximum of 8000 and a minimum of 6000 words should be presented with B Mitra 13 font for Persian content and Times New Roman 12 font for English content.
Writing: The text of the article should be written according to the Persian script of the Persian Language and Literature Academy. Also, all half spaces should be applied in the text.
Footnotes: Explanations and English equivalents of terms appear below each page independently, starting with number one and presented in font number 10 and font B Mira. Latin footnotes should be presented in Times New Roman 9 font.
 Tables and images: All tables, images, formulas and appendices should be mentioned in the main text by mentioning their numbers. The Persian content of the tables should be presented with b mitra10 font and the English content should be presented with Times New Roman font 9.
 References: Citations should be presented in APA style and in-text (see In-Text Citations).
 References: The sources used and cited in the text of the article are listed alphabetically in Persian and Latin respectively at the end of the article (see the article writing guide in the Authors Guide section).

4- Guide to referring and adjusting sources
 In-text referencing method (referencing sources in APA style)
 Book: last name of the author, year of publication: volume number/page or page number or pages.

Example: (Akbari, 1388: 2/198) (Akbari, 1388: 2/200-190) (Akbari, 1388: 2/199-198). If there are several works by the same author with a common publication date, they should be indicated alphabetically. Example (Akbari A, 1388: 120). If the book has two authors (Akbari and Rezaei, 1369: 199) and if the book has more than two authors, only the name of the first author and the word "collaborators" are mentioned below (Akbari et al., 1388: 45).

 Article: last name of the author, year of publication: pp. or pp. page number or pages.

Example: (Hosseinzadeh, 1390: 19).
 Dissertation: student's last name, year of defense: page or page number or pages. Example: (Ghorban Nejad, 2009: 22)

 Manuscript: name of manuscript, year of publication: leaf number. Example: (Zafranamah: 880: 123).

Documents: keyword of the archive database listed at the bottom of this page, document number: page number. (Sakma: National Library and Records Organization of Iran. Marja: Document Center of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Kemam: Library, Museum and Document Center of the Islamic Council. Marasan: Document Center of the Islamic Revolution. Estadukh: Department of Records and History of Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Motma : Institute of Contemporary History Studies of Iran, Sakmaq: Organization of Libraries, Museums and Documents Center of Astan Quds Razavi).

Newspaper: (if the source used is an article, refer to the style of the article, and if it is news or other content, in the form of (name of the newspaper, number of the newspaper (date): p. or pp. page number or pages).
* If a source is used immediately, the same word is included in the reference and only the cover and page numbers are mentioned. Example in the first reference (Akbari, 1388: 2/198). In reference immediately (ibid: 2/200).
* If a person has several books or articles in one year, the sources should be separated by capital letters so that there is no mistake in referencing. Also, if two people with the same last name wrote a book in the same year, the first name of the person should be added when referencing in the text.

 - If a person has several books or articles in one year, the sources should be separated by capital letters so as not to make a mistake in referencing. Also, if two people with the same last name wrote a book in the same year, the first name of the person should be added when referencing in the text.
- Be sure to write the historical periods from left to right. Example: 1310-1250 AH Also, write the page numbers of the source in full from left to right when referencing. Example: 1158-1154.
 - Abbreviation symbols Q (lunar), Sh (solar), M (millennial) are used without periods. Example: 1346
- According to the Academy, use Hamzah (A) to write the superlative fractions of non-elevated superlatives (e) Example: Big house.
-Articles must be uploaded in the system in word file format.