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Authors' Guide

 | Post date: 2017/10/8 | 

Authors' Guide

Journal of Islamic Crafts is a research journal covering the applied , Teorical and history of Islamic Arts . Papers are expected to have a  highest scientific standards, and to present data of international relevance.

Citation Style Guide (APA) (.pdf) Template of JRA for English paper(.doc) And (.pdf)

Submission of manuscripts

You can submit your paper to JRA via online submission system at:


  • Manuscripts should be in English, double-spaced and with wide margins.
  • All submissions must be as Word (.doc, docx) files only, no PDF submissions will be accepted as these cannot be copyedited.
  • Notes and footnotes should be avoided.
  • PLEASE NOTE: the journal enforces a word limit on all papers. The text which must include Title, Authors, Abstract, Keywords, text, references and Table and Figure captions should be a maximum of 8,000 words. The journal allows a total number of figures and tables which must not exceed 10.
  • If your paper does not comply with these guidelines your paper will be unsubmitted by the Editorial Office and returned to you for editing.
  • Review articles surveying recent developments in a field are normally commissioned, but suggestions in the form of a one-page synopsis are welcomed.

Symbols and units

The conventions for abbreviations of units and symbols are those recommended by the British Standards Institution (leaflet B.S. 5775).

Abstracts should be suitable for separate publication and should not exceed 300 words. Keywords (up to a maximum of 7) should cover, as appropriate, geographical region, period, scientific techniques used, object type, material or species and information sought.

Use the APA style of referencing, citing in the text author's name, date of publication, and any specific page references, and give the full reference (including full page references of an article) in an alphabetical list of authors at the end of the article.

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:


Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:



Whether photographs or drawings, illustrations should be numbered in one series in their order of mention. Captions should be listed on a separate sheet.

Figures must be in separate files from the text. When submitting electronic artwork, please send it in one of the following formats if possible. Line drawings: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) or 800 dpi TIFF (CMYK color or greyscale). Continuous tone figures: 300 dpi TIFF (CMYK color or greyscale).

Color illustrations

Illustrations in color can be accepted for publication if the clarity of the presentation is significantly increased and if the authors defray the cost of publication.

Proofs will be sent directly to the authors by the publisher, and should be returned immediately after correction. The corresponding author will receive an email containing the proof as a PDF (portable document format) file.

This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and/or printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Remarks should be sent to the executive editor preferably by e-mail or fax. Proofs must be returned to the executive editor by airmail within seven days of receipt.

A PDF offprint will be provided to each contributor. Printed offprints may be purchased from the publisher according to a scale of charges.

Text, References and a list of Figure captions should be included, without any character and paragraph style formatting. The preferred format is Microsoft Word 2007 or earlier. Turn off hyphenation; one font size throughout; do not justify at the right; do not indent paragraphs; do not use bold text in headings.

Headings and subheadings: type these at the left margin (do not center nor indent), utilizing the following simplified hierarchy:

(a) upper case throughout (no full point at the end), preceded and followed by two hard returns

(b) upper (first letter of first word) and then lower case (no full point at the end) preceded and followed by two hard returns

(c) upper (first letter of first word) and then lower case (no full point at the end), preceded and followed by two spaces, then text.

Separate all paragraphs by two hard returns.


Separate all references by two hard returns; do not indent turnover lines (the second and subsequent lines of a reference). Tables must be in separate files from the text: the preferred format is Microsoft EXCEL. Figures must be in separate files from the text: the preferred formats are TIFF or EPS (see above).

Our Journal is rigorously committed to consider the copy right law, thus plagiarism in any form and at any level is a clear violation of ethical standards. Manuscripts which are subjected to plagiarism would not be considered for publication in this journal. In terms of any disputes may be occurred, we will follow the instructions given by COPE (COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS: (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts).

All articles published represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect official policy of this journal.

All rights are reserved to the Faculty of Islamic Crafts, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, IRAN

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