Journal Information

Print ISSN 2228-7019
Online ISSN 2228-7027

Frequency: 4 Issues/Year


    An official journal of the Islamic Azad University (IAU)

Structure of Article

  • General Information
    Please write your article in good English (American or British usage is accepted). Use MS Word format 2007, in one style column with 2 cm margin at each side of A4 paper.
  • Title
    The first letter of each word in title, should be typed capital. Please avoid using punctuation marks like ( , ), (" "), ( ? ), ( ! ), etc. in title and don't underline words.

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Bold, Size: 14.
  • Authors' Names
    Please write authors' names after main topic.

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Bold, Size: 11.

    Please indicate authors' postal addresses completely after their names. Country name, telephone number and email addresses of each author are necessary.

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Italic, Size: 11.
  • Abstract
    The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principle results and main conclusion ( maximum 250 words ). References should be avoided in abstract.

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Normal, Size: 12.
  • Keywords
    Indicate keywords after abstract ( 5- 8 words ). Please separate your keywords with ( ,) .

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Normal, Size: 10.
  • Note
    Your article should have following parts: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Research Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References ( acknowledgement part is not necessary ).

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Bold, Size: 12.
  • Subdivisions
    Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1., ( then 1.1., 1.1.1., 1.1.2 ., 1.2., 1.2.1., 1.2.2. ), 2., etc.

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Bold, Size: 11.
  • Main Body
    Avoid using footnote in your paper. Please change footnote to Note 1., Note 2., etc. and explain the note after the text. It's preferred 12-22 pages for the length of the article.

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Normal, Size: 12.
  • Tables
    Present tables at the end of the article. Number tables in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place the caption of the table above table. Place explanatory matters below the table. Avoid vertical rules.

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Normal, Size: 10 ( both caption and data in table ).
  • Figures
    Present figures, at the end of the article. Number figures in accordance with their appearance in the text. Use excel format for diagrams. Place the caption of figures and diagrams below them.

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Normal, Size: 10 ( for captions and data in diagram and figures
  • References
    Arrange references alphabetically at the end of the article.

    *font: Times New Roman, Style: Normal, Size: 12
  • Citation in Text
    Books and journal articles should be referred by the authors name and year of publication e.g. ( Smith and Ward, 2000 ). For more than 2 authors, use following structure: ( Smith et al., 2000 ). For more than 2 references, use following structure: ( Smith et al., 2000; Ward, 2004; Jackson, 2008 ). A full reference list should be referred at the end of the article as following structure
  • Journal
    Lee, S. A., Johnson, T.S., Ward, J. P. and Jackson, S. ( 2000 ). Comparative Study of 3 Management Methods. International Journal of Business Management, 36 ( 4 ), pp. 232- 245.

    * The name of the journal should be typed in italic style.
  • Book
    Bennet, A., Ward, R.A. and Lee, A.P. ( 2002 ). Applied Management Models, chapter ( 3 ), Vol.: 2, 2nd ed. London: Oxford University Press, pp.63-74.

    * The name of the book should be typed in italic style.
  • Website Documents
    Smith, J. A. (2002). Business Solutions. Available: http:/www.hoovers.com/hooversdirectoies/ companiesaz-1.htm ( August 8, 2002 ).
  • Theses and Dissertations
    Terner, John. Comparative Study of Two International Marketing Models, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Florida, 2003, pp. 26-40.

Author Guidelines

  • Types of Articles
    Original Articles: Should contain title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, research methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement and references. The length of the text should be limited to 12-22 pages including the references.

    Review Articles: Should be requested by the editor, but IJMBR will also accept submitted reviews. The authors of review articles are invited to contact the Editorial Office before preparing a review article. Both solicited and unsolicited review articles are subjected to editorial review such as the original papers.

    History of Contemporary Management and Business in Iran: Manuscripts narrating the history of modern management and business in Iran, the outstanding scientists contribution to its progress, and the improvement of our management and business system over the past decades are important to us and are welcome.

    Letters to the Editor: IJMBR accepts letters to the editor. Letters, less than 500 words, should discuss articles published in the journal during the previous six months. Letters will undergo peer-review processing and will be edited for clarity.

    Commentary: IJMBR accepts the comment(s) from the experts in the shape of commentary letter not more than 1000 words.

    Case Study: It is included all of the reports about the special issues and new procedure in some limited cases with good results but not confirmed yet internationally as a global choice. It should be not exceed more than 2000 words.
  • Structure of Articles
    Title Page: Should contain title which should include the study design, author(s) information such as the first name, last name, highest academic degree and affiliation.

    Abstract: Should contain background, research methods, results and conclusion sections separately. The objective of study, findings (including its statistical significance) and the conclusion made on the basis of the findings should be clearly presented.
    Abstract is not necessary for case reports, while review articles should have an abstract. Nevertheless, the length of an abstract should be less than 250 words. Authors need to be careful that the abstract reflects the content of the article accurately.

    Keywords: Each submitted article should contain 5-8 keywords. Keywords will assist indexers in cross indexing the article as they are published with abstract.

    Introduction: This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study.

    Research Method: This should include exact method or observation or experiment. Mathematical and Statistical methods must be mentioned and specify any general computer package used.

    Results and Discussion: Results must be presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations. The contents of the tables should not be all repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table number may be given. Long articles may need sub-headings (mentioned on page1 as Subdivisions) within some sections to clarify their contents. Discussion should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other work done in the field by other researchers. The detailed data should not be repeated discussion again. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.

    Conclusion: Your conclusion is your chance to have the last word on the subject. The conclusion allows you to have the final say on the issues you have raised in your paper, to summarize your thoughts, to demonstrate the importance of your ideas, and to propel your reader to a new view of the subject. It is also your opportunity to make a good final impression and to end on a positive note. In conclusion you represent something important to your readers, and can be used for some, or all of the following tasks:
    1.   1. Emphasizing the purpose and importance of your article
    2.   2. Explaining the significance or consequences of your findings
    3.   3. Indicating the wider applications of the method developed in your article
    4.   4. Establishing your article as the basis for further investigation

    Acknowledgement: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgement section. It should include persons who provided technical help, writing assistance and departmental head that only provided general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.
    Author(s) must acknowledge and declare any sources of funding and potential conflicting interest, such as receiving funds or fees by, holding stocks and shares in and organizations that may profit or lose through publication of your paper. Declaring a competing interest will not lead to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it.

    Submission: Manuscripts must have been written in English. Also the manuscript must have confirm letter that is assumed manuscripts are exclusively submitted to IJMBR and have not been previously published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis) and are not under consideration by any other journal. In the covering letter one author should be specified as the "corresponding author" and all other authors should personally sign the covering letter. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work. The editorial board has the right to insert any necessary changes so that the manuscript is harmonized with the editorial framework of the journal. Accepted manuscripts are the properties of IJMBR. All submissions to the IJMBR should contain a completed copy of signed covered letter containing the copyright agreement.
  • Final Checklist
    The authors must ensure that before submitting the manuscript for publication, they have taken care of the following:
    1.   1. Title page should contain title, name of the author(s), their qualifications, mailing address for future correspondence, email address, phone and fax number.
    2.   2. Abstract in structured format up to 250 words.
    3.   3. Keywords contain 5-8 words.
    4.   4. References should be typed as instruction that mentioned above.
    5.   5. Tables and figures should be typed at the end of the article.
    6.   6. Copyright ( covering ) Letter.

    Corresponding author should affirm that the content of the manuscript or a major portion of that has not been published in a refereed journal, and it is not being submitted fully or partially for publication elsewhere. They should affirm that manuscript has been read and approved by all listed authors.

    After publication corresponding author should sign Copyright Transfer Agreement Form which is included following items:

    A) Copyright
    1- The Author and each co-authors shall transfer and sell to the Publisher for the length of the copyright starting from the moment the present Agreement comes into force the exclusive rights to the Materials, including the rights to translate, reproduce, transfer, distribute or otherwise use the Materials or parts (fragments) contained therein, for publication in scientific, academic, technical or professional journals or other periodicals and in derivative works thereof, worldwide, in English, in print or in electronic editions of such journals, periodicals and derivative works in all media or formats now existing or that may exist in future, as well as the right to license (or give permission to) third parties to use the Materials for publication in such journals , periodicals and derivative works worldwide. The transfer under this Agreement includes the right to adapt the presentation of the Materials for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, reproduction or publication in machine-readable format and incorporation into retrieval systems.
    2- Reproduction, placement, transfer or any other distribution or use of the Materials, or any parts of the Materials contained therein, in any way permitted under this Agreement, shall be accompanied by reference to the Journal and mentioned of the Publisher, namely: the title of the article, the name of the Author (Co-authors), the name of the Journal, volume/number, copyright of the publisher.

    B) Reserved Rights
    The Author (Co-authors) or the employer of the Author (Co-authors) of the Materials shall retain all proprietary rights (with the exception of the rights transferred to the Publisher under the present Agreement).

    C) Author Guarantee
    The Author (Co-authors) guarantees that the Materials are an original work, submitted only to IJMBR, and have not been published previously. In case the Materials were written jointly with Co-authors, the Author guarantees that he/she has informed them of the terms of this Agreement and obtained their signatures or written permission to singe on their behalf.

    The Author guarantees as well that:
    The Materials do not contain libelous statements.
    The Materials do not infringe on other persons' rights (including without limitation copyrights, patent rights and the trademark right).
    The Materials do not contain facts or instructions that can cause damage or injury to third parties and their publication dose not cause the disclosure of any secret or confidential information.