Paper Submission

After registering on the journal's website, the responsible author of the article must enter the article submission section and fill in all the requested information carefully. (Revision of the article after refereeing and payment of the publication fee is possible only from the account of the author responsible for the article).

Manuscript Information

It should include the title of the article, the names of the authors, their scientific rank in Farsi and English, and the email and contact number of the authors and should be uploaded separately in the supplementary files section on the site. (The responsible author of the article should be specified).

Suggesting Referees

When submitting the article, if feasible, authors are kindly requested to provide the names of three potential referees who possess adequate expertise in the field related to the submitted article and are affiliated with a university or institution different from the authors' place of employment.

Author’s Guidelines

Before submitting the manuscript, the journal guidelines should be consulted and the manuscript should be formatted according to the journal guidelines. The journal returns manuscripts that are not prepared according to the instructions.

  • Authors’ full names and their affiliations should be provided carefully. (Once the paper is submitted, the number, order and affiliation of the authors cannot be changed)
  • The following files should be uploaded in order:
  1. The title page (circa 100 words) includes authors’ full names, affiliations, research interests and their academic biographies in Persian. (Once the paper is accepted, the affiliation cannot be changed.)
  2. The manuscript in doc/docs format without authors’ information
  3. The manuscript in PDF format without authors’ information
  4. The English abstract (120-150 words)

The manuscript should be between 6000 and 8000 words, including tables, figures and references.

  • The main language of the journal is Persian and it does not accept articles in English, French, etc.
  • The manuscript should follow the approved script rules by Academy of Persian Language and Literature. Half-space should be used throughout the manuscript.
  • Use 13-point BLotus Bold font for the (sub)titles. Use 12-point BLotus font for the Persian abstract. Use 12-point Times New Roman font for the English abstract. Use 13-point BLotus font for the main text. Persian footnotes and English footnotes should be typed using 11-point BNazanin font and 10-point Times New Roman font, respectively. The captions for tables and figures should be typed using 12-point BLotus Bold font. Use 11-point BLotus font for the content of the tables and figures. All the tables and figures should be in Persian.
  • The article page size should be set to an A4 sheet (21 cm x 29.7 cm) with top and bottom margins (5cm), left and right margins (4 cm) and line spacing (1 cm). The first line of each paragraph should be indented by 0.5 cm, and the text should be justified on medium.
  • It is necessary to have Latin names, numbers, years and pages within the text in Persian, and Latin names should be mentioned in the footnote. It is necessary to insert a period and then a space between the number and the author’s name in the footnote. To add the Latin name to the footnote, do not use the index (2X) on the Home tab. Instead, on the References tab, select Insert Footnote. Example: Arnold [1] (1985, p. 11) or ... (Arnold, 1987, p. 11).
  • Direct quotations require a page number. Inverted commas are used to indicate the beginning and end of the quotation. (Ahmadi, 2013, p. 112). Indirect quotations may not need a page number. If the direct quote is more than 40 words, it is formatted as a block quote and is indented 0.5 cm from the right and is typed with 10-point BLotus font.
  • All Latin words mentioned in the text for the first time must have an equivalent in the footnote. Please note that only the first letter of proper names in the footnote is capitalized and other equivalents must begin with a lowercase letter. Footnote numbers should not be typed manually and the footnote numbering should not be continuous.
  • The manuscript must have these sections: 1. Introduction 2. Literature Review (Review of the literature and theoretical framework) 3. Method 4. Findings 5. Discussion and Conclusion.
  • Headings and subheadings should be clearly distinguishable and be numbered. For example, the method section, which is the third main section, should be numbered 3, followed by the subsections numbered 3.1 or 3.2.
  • Each figure, table and formula should be numbered and mentioned in the text and be placed in the appropriate location within the text. Figures, formulae, graphics should be supplied at the appropriate resolutions. There should be a space between the table and the content after it. The table content and figure should be typed using half-space. All figures, images, numbers and statistics should be in Persian.
  • All in-text citations and the reference list must be based on the 7th edition of APA publication guidelines.
  • The in-text citations of works with more than two authors should be followed by et al. . The name of all authors should be given in the reference list.
  • The journal referencing style does not use ibid and it should be avoided in the manuscript.
  • The journal reserves the right to accept or reject or edit manuscripts.
  • Articles extracted from students’ dissertations or theses should include the name of the student, supervisor and advisors. The supervisor will be the corresponding author.
  • If the authors’ manuscript is accepted, they are asked to pay 4,000,000 rials for the costs arising from peer review management and journal publication through the corresponding author’s account on the journal’s website.

Referencing Style

This journal follows the 7th edition of APA publication guidelines in referencing and writing a reference list.

(Please include a DOI for both English and Persian articles that have a DOI)


Aparicio, M., Bacao, F., & Oliveira, T. (2017). Grit in the path to e-learning success. Computers in Human Behavior, 66(2), 388-399.


Dörnyei, Z. (2005). The psychology of the language learner: Individual differences in second language acquisition. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Translated Books

Genette, E. (1997). Threshold of interpretation (J. E. Lewin, Trans.). Cambridge University Press. (Original work published 1996)

Edited Books

Antonini, R., Cirillo, L., Rossato, L., & Torresi, I. (Eds.). (2017). Non-professional interpreting and translation: State of the art and future of an emerging field of research. Oxford.


Ameri, S. (2020). An empirical study of amateur subtitling reception in Iran [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.

Book Chapters

Bosseaux, C. (2019). Investigating dubbing: Learning from the past, looking to the future. In L. Pérez-González (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of audiovisual translation (pp. 48-63). Routledge.

Conference Papers

Di Giovanni, E., & Romero Fresco, P. (2016, February). Are we all together across languages? An eye tracking study of original and dubbed films [Paper presentation]. Linguistic and Cultural Representation in Audiovisual Translation, Rome, Italy.

Conference Proceedings

Cismas, S. C. (2010). Educating academic writing skills in engineering. In P. Dondon & O. Martin (Eds.), Latest trends on engineering education (pp. 225-247). WSEAS Press.

Non-English Works

Pishghadam, R., & Jajarmi, H. (2014). Etemad dâr pâzhuhesh: Etemad and nâghsh-e an dâr erja dâdân be pâzhuheshhâye zâbani dâr iran [“Trust” in research: “Trust” and its role in “Referencing” to language studies in Iran]. Language and Translation Studies, 48(2), 1-26.

Conflict of Interest and Authorship Statement:

 Conflict of interest form

Authorship Statement Form

Revising and Responding

Authors are encouraged to submit their revision, along with a point-by-point response/rebuttal file wherein all reviewers’ comments are addressed. If some of the reviewers’ concerns cannot be addressed, this should be mentioned within the rebuttal file. Please do not delete the referees’ comments and highlight all the changes. The journal reserves the right to reject the manuscript if the corresponding author fails to submit their revision in due course. There is no pre-publication or submission charge. If authors’ manuscript is accepted, they are requested to pay 4,000,000 rials for the costs arising from peer review management and journal publication.