Guide for Authors

Articles should usually be no longer than twenty typed pages with 1.5 spacing, preferably shorter. The content should be in Times New Roman 12 font and the APA style.  References should be cited in parentheses in the text by last name of author, date and page numbers. Footnotes should be reserved for substantive information, kept to a minimum, and each typed in 10 pt. directly below the line to which it refers. An abstract of two hundred words or less must accompany all articles submitted. 






The Iranian Sociological Review (ISR) is a quarterly journal published under the auspices of The Islamic Azad University – Tehran Science and Research Branch. It acts as an interdisciplinary social science forum promoting the exchange of ideas between Iranian scholars and the international academic community. It aims to introduce Iranian social science production at the international level, solicit scholarly contributions from colleagues in other countries, and enhance research cooperation between Iranian scholars and international colleagues. As an interdisciplinary journal, it welcomes contributions from across the social science theory and methodology. IJSS publishes original research papers, case reports, research notes and review papers on various aspects of social sciences.


  1. Papers submitted to IJSS should describe high quality original work and not previously partially or fully published elsewhere.
  2. Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to correct grammar rules and proper terminology.
  3. Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman of 12 pt. font and the APA style in MS-word 2003 format in one column with 2.5 cm margin at each side. Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can loose the chance of the manuscript consideration.
  4. Manuscripts should be structured as: Title; with author(s) name and address; abstract (200-250 words); keywords (5-7 words); Introduction; theoretical framework; materials and methods; results and discussion; conclusion; acknowledgement and references (which is list is followed).
  5. Tables, in limited numbers should be submitted on separate pages with captions placed above. Do not send tables as photograph and explanatory matters needed to be placed in footnotes, not in the heading.
  6. Figures and graphs should be mounted originally on separate pages and captions should be placed below and in Excel format.
  7. Following the acceptance of the article for publication, author(s) will receive revision and proof in order to revise and will be asked to complete and signed, the copyright for the accepted article, individually due to the fully peer review processing and publication.
  8. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors, as follows:

     9. Editors of the journal reserve the right to accept or reject any article in any stage, if necessary.

    10. The submitted materials maybe considered for inclusion but can not be returned.

Citations in the text:

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list.



All the references should be cited throughout the manuscript text (in parentheses by last name


of author, date and page numbers)



Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. The number of references extracted from each journal should not exceed 3 to 5 citations, which is the average acceptable amount. The number of references should not be less than 30 for original paper.



Li, C., & Bernoff, J. (2008). Groundswell: Winning in a world transformed by social technologies. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Journals Article

Carter, S. M., & Little, M. (2007). Justifying knowledge, justifying method, taking action: Epistemologies, methodologies, and methods in qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research, 17(10), 1316-1328.


Lester, S. (1999). An introduction to phenomenological research. Retrieved August 1, 2009, from

Article or Chapter in an Edited Volume

Holstein, J. A., & Gubrium, J. F. (2004). The active interview. In D. Silverman (Ed.), Qualitative research: Theory, method and practice (pp, 140-161). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Conference Proceedings Publications

O'Donnell, S., Perley, S., & Simms, D. (2008). Challenges for video communications in remote and rural communities. Paper presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, New Brunswick, Canada.

Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation

Jacobsen, M. M. (1999). Orality, literacy, cyberdiscursivity: Transformations ofliter­acy in computer-mediated communication. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University.