Open Journals System


Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the uniform requirements for Manuscript's Submission to "Iranian Food Science and Technology Research Journal".

Language: manuscripts could be either in Persian or English. The past tense should be used throughout the results description, and the present tense in referring to previously established and generally accepted results. In the case of English manuscripts or even English abstracts (for both Persian and English manuscripts), authors who are unsure of correct English usage should have their manuscript checked by somebody who is proficient in the language; manuscripts that are deficient in this respect may be returned to the author for revision before scientific review.

Typing: Manuscripts must be typewritten in a font size of at least 12 points, double-spaced (including References, Tables and Figure legends) with wide margins (2.5 cm from all sides) on one side of the paper. The beginning of each new paragraph must be clearly indicated by indentation. All pages should be numbered consecutively at the bottom. Please insert continuous line and page numbers throughout the text to facilitate reviewing process. Also use the equation editor or MathType for equations.

Type of Manuscript: IFSTRJ is accepting original research papers and short communication reports.

Ethical Statement: Author's should declare ethical statement regarding the use of animals, cells or any other living organism for their research work.

Conflict of Interest Statement: Authors or corresponding author should declare statement of conflict of interest at the last of manuscript.


Title: In the first page, papers should be headed by a concise and informative title. The title should be followed by the authors' full first names, middle initials and last names and by names and addresses of laboratories where the work was carried out. Identify the affiliations of all authors and their institutions, departments or organization by use of Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.).

Footnotes: The name and full postal address, telephone, fax and E-mail number of corresponding author should be provided in a footnote.

Abbreviations: Any non-standard and undefined abbreviations used in manuscripts should be listed in the footnote. Abbreviations should be defined where first mentioned in the text. Do not use abbreviations in the title or in the Abstract. However, they can be used in Figures and Tables with explanation in the Figure legend or in a footnote to the Table.

Abstract: In second page, abstract should follow the title (no authors’ name) in structured format of 150 to 250 words and must be able to stand independently and should state the Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Write the abstract in third person. References should not be cited and abbreviations should be avoided.

Keywords: A list of foure to six keywords for indexing should be included at bottom of the abstract.

Introduction: Should contain a description of the problem under investigation and a brief survey of the existing literature on the subject.

Materials and Methods: Sufficient details must be provided to allow the work to be repeated. Correct chemical names should be given and strains of organisms should be specified. Suppliers of materials need only be mentioned if this may affect the results. Use System International (SI) units and symbols.

Results: This section should describe concisely the rationale of the investigation and its outcomes. Data should not be repeated in both a Table and a Figure. Tables and Figures should be selected to illustrate specific points. Do not tabulate or illustrate points that can be adequately and concisely described in the text.

Discussion: This should not simply recapitulate the Results. It should relate results to previous work and interpret them. Combined Results and Discussion sections are encouraged when appropriate.

Acknowledgments: This optional part should include a statement thanking those who assisted substantially with work relevant to the study. Any financial supports should be included in this section.

Citation: Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).

This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996).

This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1993).

References: Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. References should be numbered and written in alphabetical order. Only published, "in press" papers, and books may be cited in the reference list (see the examples below). References should not be given to personal communications, unpublished data, manuscripts in preparation, letters, company publications, patents pending, and URLs for websites. Abstracts of papers presented at meetings are not permissible. These references should appear as parenthetical expressions in the text, e.g. (unpublished data). Few example of referencing patterns are given as follows:

Masoud Taghizadeh, Aoife Gowen, Patrick Ward and Colm P. O'Donnell (2010). Innovative Food Science and Technologies 11, 423-431.
Irfan-Maqsood M. (2013). Stem Cells of Epidermis: A Critical Introduction. Journal of Cell and Molecular Research 5:1, 1-2.

Note: All the references should be in EndNote format.

Tables and Figures: Tables and Figures should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.) as they appear in the text. Figures should preferably be the size intended for publication. Tables and Figures should be carefully marked. Legends should be typed single-spaced separately from the figures. In the case of Persian papers, all figure and table captions MUST be in English. Photographs must be originals of high quality. Photocopies are not acceptable. Those wishing to submit color photographs should contact the Editor regarding charges.

Publication charge: IFSTRJ (ISSN 2228-5415) is an Open Access journal, which is free to access and read on the Internet. In order to cover the costs of providing and maintaining a publication infrastructure, managing the journals, and processing the manuscripts through peer-review and the editorial procedure, the journal uses a form of conditional submission fee referred to as Article Processing Charge (APC).

IFSTRJ Open Access Policy: Iranian Food Science and Technology Research Journal follows the terms outlined by the Creative Common's Attribution-Only license (CC-BY) to be the standard terms for Open Access.
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