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:: Author Guideline ::

 Author Guideline



 The Iranian Journal of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics (IJARE) welcomes articles in different areas of agriculture and natural resources economics from all over the world. Policy papers that address an aspect of economic policy related to agriculture, food, resource or environmental sectors in Iran are mostly encouraged. The policy papers should emphasize policy relevant implications and inform policymakers of the consequences of public policies. Manuscripts should demonstrate originality and innovation in analysis, methods, or application. Manuscripts submitted to IJARE are critically reviewed before they are published.

 The manuscript should be submitted to IJARE through the online Submission management system. Submission of a manuscript to IJARE would imply that the paper has not been published, is not being published or considered for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere unless withdrawn by the author(s) or rejected by the journal editor. In addition, by submitting a paper to IJARE the author(s) acknowledge the material in the manuscript, does not infringe upon other published material covered by copyright.

 For non-English speaking authors it is highly recommended to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. Manuscripts with no enough English standard will be rejected before scientific evaluation.

 Abstracts in both English and Farsi are required for papers. Translations, if not submitted by the non-Persian language author(s), will be prepared by the journal.

 Manuscript should not be more than 20 pages of A4 size, one column, double spaced lines (font12), roughly equal to 4500-5000 words. These 20 pages should also cover the graphs and tables presented.


Manuscript Format

 The manuscript should include separate parts: Title Page; Main Text; Figures, and Tables.


Title Page 

 A Title Page include: (i) title; (ii) author(s) names; and (iii) name, address, phone, and email address of the author serving as the corresponding author. The Title Page must be sent as a separate file to the journal editor via the online submission management system.


Main Text

 The main text of the manuscript should be presented in the following order: (a) abstract and key words, (b) Introduction, (c) methodology, (d) Results and Discussion, (e) conclusion, (f) Acknowledgement, (g) References. The main text file should be prepared using Microsoft Word, double spaced. If used, footnotes should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers, and kept as brief as possible.

  1. Abstract and key words
    Manuscript should have an abstract of maximum 200 words that states the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references. Maximum five key words should be supplied below the abstract in alphabetical order.


  2. Introduction. Introduction should accurately describe what the author hoped to achieve, and clearly state the problem being investigated. In the introduction section author(s) is (are) assumed to supply sufficient background information, brief statement of the problem that justifies the work, or the hypothesis on which it is based, the findings of others that will be challenged or developed, and an explanation of the general approaches and objectives..


  3. Methodology: The purpose of this section is to give sufficient procedural details so that other researchers can repeat the work. The proposed methodology must be justified by the author(s). Formulae should be composed in an equations editor. Equations should be presented on a separate line and numbered sequentially at the right-hand margin of the page, in parentheses. All variable names, symbols, subscripts and superscripts should be explained in the text where they are first used.


  4. Results and Discussion: This is where the author(s) should explain in words what they discovered in the research. It should be clearly laid out in a logical sequence. Significant findings should be noted and justified in this section. Results should be interpreted while giving particular attention to the problem, and/or hypothesis, presented in the introduction. The work should be connected with previous work, with an explanation of how and why it differs or agree.


    Tables and graphs in the results section should provide a clear explanation of data, statistics, and parameters obtained from the model estimation. Obviously, the result section should not repeat what is already clear from a cursory examination of the graph and tables.

    Any tables and figures that are included in the main text of the paper should be numbered separately, in the sequence that they are mentioned in the text. Each table and figure should be presented on a separate page of the manuscript, at the end of the manuscript, with a brief and self-explanatory title. Tables should use horizontal lines only, with only blank space to separate columns. Notes under each table and figure should be used to explain and specify the source of all data shown.


  5. Conclusion: in this section author should include any significant conclusions that have been drawn from the work. These conclusions should be carefully worded so the readers can identify and understand them.


  6. Acknowledgements: The contribution of colleagues or institutions should be acknowledged. The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged


  7. References: The reference section lists all sources cited in the paper. The reference list must be given in alphabetical order on authors' last names. Sources cited in the text should be used in the author’s surname and publication year format (e. g. Salami (1997). In this format (name-year format), for two authors, name both: Salami and Hosseni (1997). With three or more authors, use et al.: Salami et al.(1997). For two or more article by the same author(s) in the same year, use Salami (1997 a, b). In the reference list follow the following format:

i)For published periodicals

Salami,H. 2006. “Agricultural Land productivity Improvement and Trade Liberalization: ACGE Analysis.” Journal of Agricultural Science and technology 8:93-106.  

Salami,H., and Janaki R.R. Alavalapati. 1998. “Effect of Technical change in the agricultural sector on the economy of Iran: A General Equilibrium Analysis.” Journal of Economic Development 23: 125-132. 

Salami,H., N. Shahnoushi, and K. Thomson. 2009. “The Economic Impacts of Drought on the Economy of Iran: an Integration of Linear Programming and Macro econometric Modeling Approaches.” Ecological Economics 68:1032-1039.

ii)For Online article not yet published in an issue 

An online article that has not yet been published in an issue, therefore has no volume, issue or page numbers, can be cited by its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Example: 

Salami, H., N. Shahnoushi, and Thomson. 2009. “The Economic Impacts of Drought on the Economy of Iran: an Integration of Linear Programming and Macro econometric Modeling Approaches.” Ecological Economics, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.12.003.



Fujita, M., Krugman, P. and, Venables,A.J. (2001). The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 

iv)Chapter in a book

Salami,. H. T. Mohtashami, and M.S.Noori Naeini. 2013. “Prospects for Food self-sufficiency in Iran in 2050.” In Food Security in the Middle East. ed. Z. Babar, and S., Mirgani, Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.Hurst and Company, London, pp. 115-134.

v) Paper presented at a meeting 

Blakely, L. 1974. “Domestic Food Costs.” Paper presented at AAE Annual meeting, College Station TX, 4–8 August.


Editorial Process:

The Editor-in-Chief assess the initial suitability of articles submitted. Manuscript considered to be suitable for the IJARE will be sent out to at least two reviewers who will review the article. Unsuitable articles are returned to the authors with a short note of explanation from the Editor-in-Chief. The refereeing process is “double-blind” which the identity of the author remains anonymous to the referee. Authors may be asked to re-submit their article in revised form. The editorial policy is to consider only one re-submission. Corresponding author will be notified of the Editor's decision about publication after the external peer review of a manuscript is completion. About three month should be expected between receipt of submission and first response.

What if revision is required?

In most cases, reviewers may recommend that authors revise their manuscripts and send their revisions to IJARE for further processing. In such cases, authors may want to accept some of the comments and suggestions that have been made by the reviewers, and at the same time refute some others. It is, recommended that authors send their respond to all the comments and suggestions made by the reviewers in an item-by-item fashion. They should clearly provide the reason, where a comment or suggestion is refuted. 


Preparation for publication

Page author proofs will be sent to authors for checking before publication. Manuscripts after being corrected must be returned to the editorial office within 15 days, otherwise the editor reserves the right to correct the proofs himself and to send the material for publication.



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