Guide for Authors

Ensure that the following items are present:

• One Author designated as corresponding Author.       

Tel and Fax (with area code).
E-mail address of corresponding author.                        

• Full postal address of corresponding author.
Telephone and fax numbers of corresponding author (with area code).    

Keywords (5-7).
• All figure captions.

• All tables (including title, description, with title).

  • Further considerations:

• The manuscript has been "spell-checked" and "grammar-checked".                             

References are in the correct format for this journal.
• All References mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.                          

• All Figures and Tables mentioned in the main text are cited in the text, and vice versa.          

• All necessary files have been uploaded.

 Types of paper
Original research papers, review articles, and short communication are welcomed.

Submission declaration
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Contributors
Each author is required to declare his or her individual contribution to the article: all authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation, so roles for all authors should be described. The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure.

Copyright
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'.  Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'.
Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions.


Language and language services
Please write your text in good English. Manuscripts should be proof-read and have English language errors corrected before submission as we may have to return papers due to poor language usage.


Submission
Submission to this journal proceeds to: www.ijnd.ir   submission online system.

 

Referees
Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of 5 potential referees. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

 

Article structure

Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, References, Figure Captions, Figures, and Tables. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. Authors are requested to use double line spacing of the text and to be numbered beginning with the title page.

 

Title.Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible and are Concise and informative.(Times New Roman 17 Bold).

Author names and affiliations.

Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly.(Cambria 10 Bold). Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations (Cambria 9 Normal ) with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author.

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that Telephone and Fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.


Abstract
A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. All manuscripts are to be supplied with an Abstract of about 100-250 words in length.(Times New Roman 10 Normal).


Keywords (Times New Roman 10 Italic)
Immediately after the abstract, provide 5-7 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Subdivision - Numbered Sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ..) 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to "the text". Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Introduction (Full Text 11 Normal)
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Experimental
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Theory/calculation
A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

Results and Discussion
Results should be clear and concise. This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusion
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Acknowledgments
Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

References
Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either "Unpublished results" or "Personal communication" Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Reference style (Times New Roman 10 Normal)
Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
Example: "..... as demonstrated [3, 6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ...."
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
Examples:

*****Reference to a journal publication:( APA Style)

[1] Deutsch  F. M., Lussier J. B., Servis L. J., (2017), Husbands at home: Predictors of
paternal participation in childcare and housework. Int. J. Nano Dimens.  65: 1154-1166.


Reference to a book:
[2] Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.

 Figure captions (Times New Roman 8 Normal)
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. (A separate list of figure captions must be included in the main body of your paper, following the references.)


Figures and Tables
All the tables and figures, as well as its list of descriptive captions, should be provided at the end of the article separately from the text as original drawings. Tables should be given short informative titles and numbered consecutively, and figures should be submitted in a form tolerable for reproducing and resizing proportionally. Each table and figure should be numbered and each number should be indicated below it.

 

Submission checklist
It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal's Editor for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.

Ensure that the following items are present:
One Author designated as corresponding Author:


• E-mail address
• Full postal address
• Telephone and fax numbers

All necessary files have been uploaded
• Keywords
• All figure captions
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes)

Further considerations
• Manuscript has been "spellchecked" and "grammar-checked"
• References are in the correct format for this journal
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.


Proofs

One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author (if we do not have an e-mail address then paper proofs will be sent by post) or, a link will be provided in the e-mail so that authors can download the files themselves. IJND now provides authors with PDF proofs which can be annotated; for this, you will need to download Adobe Reader version 7 (or higher) available free from

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

Instructions on how to annotate PDF files will accompany the proofs (also given online). The exact system requirements are given at the Adobe site:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/acrrsystemreqs.html#70win.

If you do not wish to use the PDF annotations function, you may list the corrections (including replies to the Query Form) and return them to IJND in an e-mail. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail, or by post. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that IJND may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.

 

Cite IJND in other journals as: Seyedsadjadi M., (2014), Incorporation of 12-tungstophosphoric acid in Titania spheres and fabrication of core-shell Polyoxotungstate/Titania nanostructures. Int. J. Nano Dimens. 5: 105-112.

 

Authorship and Plagiarism :

Authorship confers credit and has important academic, social, and financial implications. Authorship also implies responsibility and accountability for published work.When a large, multicenter group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript.

The IJND recommends that authorship is based on the following four criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Plagiarism is defined as “the deliberate or reckless representation of another’s words, thoughts, or ideas as one’s own without attribution in connection with the submission of academic work, whether graded or otherwise.”

The policy goes on to explain that sources have to be properly documented and that “ideas” are not limited to “words” or “phrases.” The realm of ideas may also include examples such as statistics, computer programs, artwork, theories, and photographs among others.

 

     Human and Animal Rights

 All research must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is the suspicion that work has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors will follow may reject the manuscript, and/or contact the author(s)’ ethics committee. On rare occasions, if the Editor has serious concerns about the ethics of a study, the manuscript may be rejected on ethical grounds, even if approval from an ethics committee has been obtained.

 Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee.

The submitted study has to be supported by the ethics/bioethics committee approval.

 Authors reporting the use of a new procedure or tool in a clinical setting, for example as a technical advance or case report, must give a clear justification in the manuscript for why the new procedure or tool was deemed more appropriate than usual clinical practice to meet the patient’s clinical need. Such justification is not required if the new procedure is already approved for clinical use at the authors’ institution. The authors will be expected to have obtained ethics committee approval and informed patient consent for any experimental use of a novel procedure or tool where a clear clinical advantage based on clinical need was not apparent before treatment.