Guide for Authors

Article submission
Article submission can be made via “Submit Manuscript” link on the main page. Potential authors should submit their manuscript(s) via the online submission system according to the following format:

Paper Template (DOC):
Journal Sample
Paper Template (PDF):

Authorship agreement
When a manuscript has been submitted for publication to the journal, authors will be requested to fill and sign the below agreements. All authors declare that they have participated in preparing the work parts including concept, design, analysis, writing, or revision of the manuscript.
Agreement Statement
Conflict of Interest Statement
Types of article
Research articles
Submission Requirements
Please ensure that the following items are available:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

• E-mail address
• Full postal address

All necessary files to be uploaded:
Manuscript:
• Include keywords
• All figures (include relevant captions)
• All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
• Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided

Supplemental files (where applicable)
Further considerations
• Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
• All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
• A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare
• Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed
• Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements
Ethics in publishing
Declaration of interest
All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their work.


To verify originality, your article may be checked by the Plagiarism Detection Software “Yektaweb Hamyab”.
 

Language
Please write your full text in Persian. The full title, abstract and authors’ information should be provided in English as well.

 Preparation of the manuscript

All the manuscript parts including the title, authors, affiliations, abstract, keywords, the main text body, references, etc must be prepared according to the manuscript preparation guide available in:

http://jwsti.iut.ac.ir/page.php?slct_pg_id=48&sid=1&slc_lang=fa
 

Copyright agreement

When a manuscript has been submitted for publication by the journal, authors will be requested to fill and sign the below copyright agreement to grant publisher rights to the journal. These rights include the exclusive right to publish and distribute the accepted article in all forms and media and the authority to enforce the rights in the article, on behalf of an author, against third parties, in cases of plagiarism or copyright infringement. We recommend authors to download the Copyright Agreement and Conflict of Interest Statement and confirm the ethical issues involved in the mentioned file. Afterward, the Copyright Agreement is forwarded as an attachment in the article submitting steps.
 
Review Process
The regular review process includes the following items:

  • Checking the English language
  • Format/Style check based on the JWSTI’s paper template
  • Plagiarism check (Once submitting the manuscript, Editors of Journal of Decisions and Operations Research use the PLAGIARISM software to check the submitted articles against millions of other published scholarly articles, books, conference papers, dissertations, other academic content, and billions of web pages to ensure its originality.)
  • Editorial board fast review
  • Blind peer reviews the manuscript at least by two potential experts in the field of the paper, if it passes four above-mentioned items.

Peer review process
To maintain the peer review system, authors can participate in the peer review process to evaluate the articles of others.


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