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*** Note that the "Critical Studies in Texts and Programs of Human Sciences" is committed to adhering to the principles of professional ethics. This journal has not yet gained the definite membership of the international Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), though it is in compliance with the rules of (COPE) in respecting the rules of publications ethics and follows the executive regulations of the Law on Preventing and Combating Fraud in Scientific Works. Further details are provided in the "Ethical Principles of Article Publishing" section, which must be read in full before submitting the article.

Terms and Conditions for Acceptance and Publication of an Article in "Critical Studies in Texts and Programs of Human Sciences"

  1. General

1.1 In institute publications, only research articles are published that are validated in peer review process. Derivative papers and other invalid ones in terms of content or structure are not published.

2.1 Manuscripts submitted to any journal should fit the subject and approach of that journal.

3.1 Each manuscript will be received and evaluated only through the website of institute publications. Therefore, referring to the website of their intended journal, the authors of the manuscripts should upload and submit the files of their manuscripts there.

4.1 Submitted manuscripts should not be published in any other domestic or foreign publications. Also, after accepting the manuscript for publication, the author is not allowed to publish it in other journals.

5.1 The initial acceptance of a manuscript is conditioned to its full compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in the "Guide for Authors" section of the institute's publications.

6.1 Authors' specifications for Reviewers and Reviewer's specifications for authors remain hidden throughout peer review process.

7.1 The editor-in-chief and editorial board of the journal and the reviewers have full authority over the acceptance, correction, and rejection of the manuscripts.

8.1 The general editor of the journal and the editors of the articles have full authority over the formal, technical, and linguistic editing of the manuscripts, but they are not responsible for the editing of the content in any way and have no responsibility for the content of the articles.

9.1 The full responsibility for the accuracy of direct and indirect quotations, the address of the quotations sources, and the bibliographic specifications of the references in the bibliography section is solely for the author of the manuscript.

10.1 The corresponding author of the manuscript is obliged to make all corrections which are asked him/her in peer review or editing process of the manuscript. Otherwise, that manuscript will be removed from peer review or editing or publication process.

  1. Authors' specifications

2.1 Name and surname of all authors should be entered in Persian and English.

2.2 Academic rank or degree, name of academy or organizational affiliation (University, institute, college, etc.) and name of educational or academic field of all authors should be specified in Persian and English.

2.3 The corresponding authors of manuscripts with more than one author should be specified.

2.4 The email addresses of all authors should be entered.

2.5 The corresponding author's home or work place address, postal code, and cell phone number and the telephone number of his/ her work place should be entered.

2.6 All of the above specifications, independently of the manuscript file, should be typewritten in Microsoft Word 2010 and allow to be uploaded to the intended publication's website along with the manuscript file.

  1. Formal Specifications of a Manuscript

3.1 Text of the manuscript, without mentioning the author's specifications, should be typewritten in Microsoft Word 2010. Persian text of the manuscript should be in B Lotus font, font size 13; Latin text in Times New Roman font, font size 10, and Arabic text in B Badr font, font size 13.

3.2 The number of manuscript words should not exceed ten thousand words (10000) (thirty pages).

3.3 The manuscript structure should consist of title page, abstract (maximum two hundred words) and keywords (five to seven words), introduction, main body (analysis, explanations, critiques, findings, etc.), conclusion, and a bibliography.

3.4 Article's title, abstract, keywords, and bibliography should be submitted both in Persian and English.

3.5 In the articles of the economic journals, the JEL classification should be inserted after the keywords.

3.6 The main title and sub-titles of the manuscript, from the introduction title to the conclusion, should be defined, sorted and distinguished through numbering.

3.7 Foreign equivalences of unknown indexes and terminology should be entered in parentheses against their Persian equivalents.

3.8 No footnote should be inserted in the text of the manuscript and supplementary explanations should be given in the endnotes.

3.9 All endnotes should be created automatically (in Microsoft Word, via Reference tab, using Endnotes option) at the end of the document so that it can be immediately accessed to their text at the end of the article by clicking on the note numbers. Therefore, the manuscript will be returned to the author for correction if the endnotes numbers are manually typewritten.

3.10 The size of tables, charts, images, and maps, etc. should be in accordance with the size of the printed text (max. 18×12 cm.).

3.11 Information in tables, charts, images, etc. should be written in Persian. The decimal sign should only be as a diagonal line.

3.12 If tables, charts, images, etc. are obtained from other sources, be sure to indicate the source address.

3.13 All tables should be drawn in Microsoft Word only using the Table option. Tables that are in the form of photographs or drawn using other software are not accepted.

3.14 All formulas should be typed using the “Equation” button in the “Symbols” button group on the right end of the “Insert” tab of Microsoft Word and should not be in any way in the form of photographs.

  1. Citation Methods

4.1 Quotations

4.1.1 If the number of direct quotation words (words quoted literally from other sources) is less than forty words, they should be inserted in quotation marks and if the number of direct quotations words exceeds forty words, at first the font size of the quotations should be one and a half size smaller than the default font size, and then they should be inserted without quotation marks and in a separate paragraph with one and a half centimeters indentation.

4.1.2 The text of indirect quotations (themes of quotations) should not be inserted in quotation marks.

4.1.3 The source of all direct and indirect quotations should be authentic and not quoted in any way from invalid sources (Wikipedia, etc.). Otherwise, in addition to reducing the score in the manuscript review, all invalid quotations will be removed from the manuscript document.

4.2 Reference bibliographic specifications (in the address of the quotations sources and in the bibliography section)

4.2.1 The bibliographic specifications of references in the address of direct and indirect quotations sources within the text should be briefly recorded in accordance with this style sheet.

4.2.2 The bibliographic specifications of references should completely and in accordance with this style sheet be written at the end of the manuscript text under the title of the bibliography.

4.2.3 The bibliographic section should only include the bibliographic specifications of the references that either a quotation of those references has been stated in the text of the manuscript and whose addresses have been included with those quotations or it has been referred to those references in the manuscript text for further information, and their addresses are also included in those references. Otherwise, all additional sources will be removed from the bibliographies section during peer review or editing process.  

4.2.4 In general, in-text citation components of the direct and indirect quotations sources, are respectively: author's surname, publication date, volume number, and page number.

4.2.5 In general, the complete bibliographic specifications of all references in the bibliography section are, respectively: author's surname, author's name, publication date (between parentheses), the book's name (in italics), book proof-reader or translator's name, book or magazine volume number,  place of edition, and publisher name.

4.2.6 In this style sheet, for brevity, whenever the phrase "example for in-text citation" is used it means "an example of how to record the in-text citation of the source of that quotation".

4.2.7 In this style sheet, for brevity, whenever the phrase "example for bibliography" is used, it means "an example of how to record the complete bibliographic specifications of that source in the bibliography".

4.2.8 The in-text citation of the source of direct and indirect quotations should be written either after or before the quotation texts and after the name of the owner of the quotation.

Example for the first case: (after quotation text)

"Quotation text" (Shaygan 14:2000(

Example for the second case: (before quotation text)

Spinoza (14:1960) says: "quotation text"

4.2.9 How to cite a book with a specified author:

Example for in-text citation:

"Quotation text" (Shafiei Kadkani 244: 2011).

 According to Kant (181:1964) "quotation text".

Example for bibliography:

Shafiei Kadkani, Mohammad Reza (2011), With Light and Mirror; In Quest of the Roots of Contemporary Iranian Poetry's Transformation, Tehran: Speech.

Kant, Immanuel (1964), Critique of Pure Reason, trans. Norman Kemp Smith, London: Macmillan.

4.2.10 How to cite a book with a unspecified author:

Example for in-text citation:

) Proper and Improper 55: 2011).

Example for bibliography:

Proper and Improper; A Text in Middle Persian (Sasanian Pahlavi) (2011), Transcription and Translation by Katayoun Mazdapour, Tehran: Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies

4.2.11 How to cite Encyclopedias whose entries have freelance writers:

Example for in-text citation:

)Mojtaba'i: Under the entry of "Ibn Sina").

Example for bibliography:

Mojtaba'i, Fat'hollah (2008), the Great Islamic Encyclopedia, under the supervision of Mohammad-Kazem Mousavi-Bojnourdi, Vol. 4, under the entry of "Ibn Sina". Tehran: The Great Islamic Encyclopedia.

4.2.12 How to cite Encyclopedias whose entries have no freelance writers:

Example for in-text citation:

(Persian Encyclopedia (2001): Under the entry of "Democracy").

Example for bibliography:

Persian Encyclopedia (2001), under the supervision of Gholamhossein Mosaheb, Vol. 1, under the entry of "Democracy", Tehran: Amir Kabir.

4.2.13 How to cite an article published in the form of a series of articles by various authors:

In this case, the article author's surname should be entered in in-text citation, and in the bibliography, firstly, it should be entered the surname and name of the article author and then other bibliographic characteristics of the source.

Example for in-text citation:

(Locke 7:2002).

Example for bibliography:

Locke, John, "About Faith and Reason, and Their Distinct Provinces", in: A Journey in the Heaven of Spirit; Articles and Topics on Spirituality, Translated by Mostafa Malekian, Tehran: Negahe Moaser.

4.2.14 How to cite an author's introduction to a book by one or more other authors:

In this case, the surname of the author of the introduction should be entered in in-text citation and in the bibliography, firstly, it should be entered the surname and name of the author of the introduction and then other bibliographical specifications of the source.

Example for in-text citation:

(Malekian 7:2003)

Example for bibliography:

Malekian, Mostafa (2003), An Introduction to: Letter to a priest, Simone Weil, Translated by Forouzan Rasekhi, Tehran: Negahe Moaser.

4.2.15 How to cite material from one person (philosopher, policy maker, etc.) through another person's writing:

Example for in-text citation:

"Quotation text" (Hegel, Russell cited 1994: vol. 2, 998).

Kierkegaard (Copleston cited, 1965: vol. 7, 337) says: "quotation text".

Example for bibliography:

Russell, Bertrand (1994), A History of Western Philosophy, Translated by Najaf Daryabandari, vol. 2, Tehran: Parvaz Book.

Copleston, Frederick Charles (1965), A History of Philosophy, vol. 7, New York: Image Books.

4.2.16 How to cite dissertations and theses:

Example for in-text citation:

(Kabiri 1998: 93).

Example for bibliography:

Kabiri, Laya (2006), The Culture of Persian Adjectives Capacity, graduate thesis, Hamedan: Department of Linguistics, Abu Ali Sina University.

4.2.17 How to cite printed and electronic publications, including biannual journal, quarterly journal, newspaper, and so on, whose material has freelance authors:

Example for in-text citation:

(Amir Arjmandi & Assi 1994: 78).

(Rosenkranz 2017: 98)

Example for "bibliography" about printed publications:

Amir Arjmandi, Seyedeh Nazanin & Seyed Mostafa Assi (2013), "Productivity in Persian Compounding Processes", Scientific-research biannual journal of Linguist, vol. 4, no. 1.

Example for "bibliography" about eJournal:

Silvermint, Daniel (2018), "Passing as Privileged", Ergo (An Open Access Journal of Philosophy), vol. 5, no. 1:

<http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/ergo.12405314.0005.001>

4.2.18 How to cite journals that do not have a freelance writer:

Example for in-text citation:

(Shargh Newspaper 2017: 2)

Example for bibliography:

Shargh Newspaper (October 30, 2017), "Political Crime Now with the Jury- The Article 168 of the Constitution Finally Revive" no. 2999.

4.2.19 Inserting page number in direct quotation source address is absolutely imperative, but it is not necessary for indirect quotation source address.

Example:

According to Kant (1960): Indirect quotation text.

Indirect quotation text (Rawls, 1975)

4.2.20 If there has been cited several works by the same author with the same publication date, after their publication date, it should be entered the abjad numerals in Persian and Arabic sources and the English alphabet (A , B, C. ...) in Latin sources, so that those works can be distinguish.

Example for in-text citation:

(Zarrinkoob, 2000a: vol. 2, 744).

(Zarrinkoob, 2000b: 125).

Example for bibliography:

Zarrinkoob, Abdolhossein (2000a), Secret of the Reed; critical and comparative analysis of Rumi's Masnavi, Vol. 2, Tehran: Elmi.

Zarrinkoob, Abdolhossein (2000b), the research on sufism and mystisism in Persian history, Tehran: Amir Kabir.

4.2.21 How to cite a text with two authors:

Example for in-text citation:

(Anvari & Givi 2013: vol. 2, 89)

Example for bibliography:

Anvari, Hassan & Hassan Ahmadi Givi (2014), Persian Grammar, vol. 2, Tehran: Fatemi.

4.2.22. How to cite a text with three authors:

Example for in-text citation:

(Gall et al. 2007: 645).

(Ibrahimov et al, 2002: 23)

Example for bibliography:

Gall, Meredith, Walter Borg, & Joyce Gall (2007), Educational Research: An Introduction, Translated by Ahmad Reza Nasr et al., Tehran: Samt.

Ibrahimov, Oktay, Ishwar Sethi, & Nevenka Dimitrova (7117), “Clustering of Imperfect Transcripts Using a Novel Similarity Measure”, in: Information Retrieval Techniques for Speech Applications, Anni R. Coden, Eric W. Brown, and Savitha Srinivasan (eds. .), New York: Springer.

4.2.23. In recording in-text citation of the quotations source, whenever the author of the new source is the same as the author of the previous source, instead of repeating the author's surname and publication date, it should be used the word "the same" in Persian references and the word "ibid." in English sources.

4.2.24 In recording in-text citation of the quotations source, If, besides being the author of the new source and the author of the previous source the same, the source page number is also the same, only the word "the same" should be used and if, only the page number of new source differs from that of the previous one, the page number should also be entered after the word "the same".

4.2.25 In bibliography, if several works by one author are cited in the manuscript text, the author's name and surname, in all cases, should be fully written and no line, dot, etc. should be drawn instead.

4.2.26 In bibliography, first the bibliographic specifications of the Persian and Arabic sources and then the bibliographic specifications of the Latin sources, etc., should be written in alphabetical order according to the authors' surnames.

4.2.27 In bibliography, the first letter of Latin words (except, prepositions, conjunctions, and articles) should be capitalized. Also, the first letter of the words that are connected by half-line should be capitalized.

4.3 References

4.3.1 Here, reference only means that the author, for the purpose of informing the audience, and in order to observe brevity or to prevent verbiage, introduces a source or sources about the intended subject to the audience or invites them to consider the specific material that has been written in his or her work or that of others, without quoting or repeating the details in his or her writing.

4.3.2 In references, always instead of "refer to", "look at", "compare with", and so on, and also the abbreviations of them, just it should be used the word "see" in Persian texts and "see" or "also see" in English texts.

4.3.3 In all references, before using the word "see", it is always best to state the aspect or the purpose of the referral to the audience, for example, it can be said: "for further information", "for comparison", and so on, or "see that source" or "see that topic in this text".

Example:

(For further information, see Wittgenstein 2002: 24-68).

(For comparison, see Forouzan Far (2000: 3: 74-160).

(For further information on how to cite theses in this style sheet, see Section 4.2.16).