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:: Instruction for Authors ::

  Type of paper :

 Research papers on marine sciences and technology, particularly about the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman and coastal ecosystems will be considered for publication. All material submitted must be original and unpublished  works. Three categories of papers are considered for publication:  “Original research papers”, “Short communications” and “Reviews”

 Manuscripts :

To better serve its editors and authors and to improve communication, Iranian National Institute for Oceanography has launched a new website for journals. The new Journals System is proud to announce its new electronic manuscript submission and review system. Submissions for 2012 will only be accepted through our new system. Manuscripts should be written in English language on A4 paper in double spacing, and submitted through the website.

 Articles must be prepared in the following format :

  - Title :

Title should be brief and informative reflecting the purpose and Content of the study (species should be identified by their scientific name).

 - Author(s):

The full name of the author(s) should be listed under the title.

 - Affiliation(s):

The affiliation and address of the author(s) should be stated, identifiable by an index number in case of more than one author. Corresponding Email address should be included last.

   - Abstract :

An abstract not more than 250 words should be attached,  identifying upfront the scientific working hypothesis and reporting on the key findings only.

 - Keywords :

Up to five descriptive keywords should be listed.

 - Introduction :

The introduction should be brief (no extended review of literature) leading into the scientific working hypothesis of the study.

  - Materials and methods :

Materials and methods must be sufficiently detailed so that readers can exactly repeat the study.

   - Results :

The text of the results should interpret the findings and not  repeat data already presented in figures and tables.

 - Discussion :

The discussion should focus on critical key issues (citing essential references pertinent to the critical issues of the paper).

    - Tables :

 Tables should be numbered in the order they appear in the text. A brief title should be typed above each table, explaining in full all abbreviations and units used.

    - Figures:

A descriptive list of numbered figures should be attached. A brief title should be typed under each figure, clearly explaining all symbols and abbreviations depicted in the figures.

    - References :

The Harvard system of referencing has been adopted by the journal as follows (a, b). The full list of references should be in alphabetical order. Journal titles should be in full without abbreviation.

  a) In the text:

  Single author: (Roberts, 2001)

  Two authors: (Dyau and Kyriakides., 1993)

  Three or more: (Rosoenthal et al., 2001)


  b) In the references list:

  - Roberts, R.J., 2001. Fish Pathology. W.B. Saunders. 472P.


  - Dyau,J.Y and Kyriakides,S.,1993, " On the Propagation Pressure of Long Cylindrical Shells under External Pressure," International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol.35,pp.675-687.


  - Rosenthal, H., Mc Glade, J. and Gollasch, S., 2001. The role of aquaculture in integrated coastal zone management. Bulletin of Aquaculture Association of Canada. 101(1): 5-10


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نشریه علمی پژوهشی خلیج فارس Journal of the Persian Gulf
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