GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
Submissions must be made to IJNN through the IJNN’s website or via e-mail only electronically.
Telephone: +98 910 676 2927
General submission guidelines and policies
Manuscripts published or currently under review elsewhere are ineligible for submission.
Submissions require the full names and e-mail addresses of all the authors.
Final version of an accepted article cannot be further modified or changed.
Readers of the journal may send their comments on published articles in an issue to the journal’s office up to six months after publication. Should the editorial board accept a comment, the author(s) of the respective article will be informed and invited to respond to the comment within the next two issues of the journal.
An acknowledgement statement expresses your gratitude to individuals or organizations for assistance, but not direct involvement, in production of an original work. Acknowledgements should appear at the end of your article. Contributors not meeting the criteria for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgements section. In case of financial support or funding for the conduct of research, authors are required to acknowledge their funding and financial under the acknowledgements section.
Conflict of interest policy
Conflict of interest happens when a professional scientific process concerning a primary interest such as the accuracy and validity of research is influenced by secondary interests such as financial gain or personal rivalry. A conflict of interest disclosure is an agreement or notification from the authors of a manuscript that acknowledges financial supports that benefitted the project or competitive, collaborate or close connections between the authors and other individuals involved during the publication of the manuscript. The corresponding author (on behalf of all co-authors) should submit a conflict of interest disclosure form and accepts the responsibility for accuracy and completeness of the submitted manuscript. All submitted manuscripts must include a conflict of interest statement. The statement will appear under a heading “conflict of interest” prior to the references.
The corresponding author, on behalf of all other authors of an accepted manuscript, should fill and send the Copyright Transfer Agreement form to enable IJNN to publish their manuscript. Click here to access the copyright transfer agreement form.
Creative Commons License
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English language fluency
Non-English speaking authors who would like to have their manuscripts refined for their use of language might consider employing a professional editing service. IJNN does not offer English editing services. Manuscripts written in broken English will be rejected if they are illegible.
Circumstances relating to animal and human experimentation must meet international guidelines and declarations. Editors reserve the right to reject papers based on ethical grounds when, in their opinion, the procedures employed for the research are not justified by the scientific value or originality of the information being sought by the author(s).
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Submitted manuscripts should be double-spaced, typed in two column pages and with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four sides of the page. A sample file for the style of IJNN is "Sample.docx".
In order to facilitate the review process, IJNN requires from authors to incorporate the manuscript text and figures in a single MS Word file. The additional raw data in connection with a manuscript such as charts, figures, graphs and tables created in Excel, Photoshop or MS Word should be included and submitted for the ease of editorial review.
The main body of the manuscript should be typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. The title of the paper should be centered at the top of the page and typed in bold 18 pt. Times New Roman font and must be limited to 100 characters (excluding spaces). The name of the authors should be written under the title in bold 12 pt. Times New Roman font and their affiliations should be written under the title in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. The corresponding author’s e-mail should be provided in the footnote of the first page.
Manuscripts submitted should not exceed the limit of 7500 words or 12 pages. An even number of pages is encouraged and highly preferred by the editorial board.
Articles should be prefaced with a self-contained, one-paragraph abstract summarizing the main problem, key ideas and conclusions. The abstract of an article, not only is considered a part of the full article, but it also helps others to find your article more easily in abstracting and indexing databases. Please try to provide a text-only manuscript and minimize the use of mathematical symbols and accented variables.
An intelligent utilization of appropriate keywords in the abstract of an article is of fundamental importance to help the article’s visibility in search engines and indexing databases. Keywords should be written in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons.
IJNN adheres to the Harvard referencing style (parenthetical referencing) for citation of other published works. More information on how to reference using the Harvard referencing style can be found at here.
Offprints can be downloaded from the IJNN website once the final version of manuscripts is disseminated.
It is the responsibility of authors to obtain permission for reproduction of copyrighted material including figures, tables, illustrations or quotations previously published elsewhere.
All manuscripts submitted to IJNN are subjected to strict screening using plagiarism prevention software. Plagiarism is defined as the wrongful appropriation, stealing and publication of another author’s thoughts or ideas and the representation of them as one’s own work (Wikipedia). Plagiarism is considered an academic dishonesty, copyright infringement and a serious violation of publication ethics. Other similar ethical offenses include duplicate publication, data fabrication and improper credit of other authors’ contributions.
Authors can track their submitted article through IJNN website on author’s login section at: http://ijnnonline.net/contacts?_action=login
There are no page charges for non-Iranian authors. Subject to Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) regulations, authors with Iranian affiliations are obliged to pay 5000000 IRR for each approved manuscript.