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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


 Please prepare your paper based on these templates.

1. Manuscript Main File, Without Authors Name -  (Click here)

2.Title Authors -  (Click here)

To submit a manuscript, first make sure you have a Word file from which the title page and all author-identifying references have been removed. Acknowledgements of others’ help in preparing the paper for submission should be included in the letter to the editor that is featured as part of the web-based submission process.

In order to facilitate processing of submissions, please make sure that:

There is nothing in your file that identifies the authors.

Your entire submission (including references) is double-spaced in 12-pitch or larger font with margins of one inch or more.

Your submission contains few and only necessary footnotes or endnotes.

Any hypotheses are explicitly identified as such.

Constructs and variables are identified in words, not abbreviations.


Content and length of manuscripts

Constructs and variables are identified in words, not abbreviations.

1. The Editor welcomes original articles which fall within the aims and scope of the Journal, and which are as concise as the subject matter and research method permit.

2. The manuscripts language should be English and where possible the text should be restricted to around 5000 to 6000 words.

3. The first page of the text should begin with the title only, without the author's name, and an abstract of no more than 150 words. Plus a list of at most five key words, suitable for indexing and abstracting services. This abstract should summarize the whole paper and not the conclusions alone.

4. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced.

5. Submission of a paper or research note implies that it contains original work which has not been published previously, and that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

6. Copyright in all accepted contributions to the Journal will be vested in the University of Tehran.


Mode of submission

7. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the JMDMA online electronic editorial office, Manuscript Central, at: http://jmdma.ir


Preparation of manuscripts

8. A cover page should give the title of the manuscript, the author's name, position and institutional affiliation, together with an address for correspondence; in the case of co-authors, names and affiliations and addresses should be clearly indicated. Correspondence will be sent to the first-named author unless otherwise specified. In order to enable the publisher to do everything to ensure prompt publication, the full postal and email addresses should be given for the author who will check the proofs, along with the telephone, telex and telefax numbers where possible. Any acknowledgements desired should also be placed on the cover page.

To assure anonymous review, authors should not identify themselves, directly or indirectly, in the text following the cover page.


9. Figures, tables and footnotes should be Placed With in the Text Where it is in the dod. should be reasonably interpretable without reference to the text. Footnotes should be avoided if possible; where they are used they should be numbered consecutively with superscript English numerals.


10. With regard to manuscripts which refer to questionnaires or other research instruments which are not fully reproduced in the text, the author may also submit a copy of the complete research instrument. Where research instruments are not fully reproduced, a note must be inserted on the cover page indicating the address from which the complete instrument is available.


11. Hypotheses should normally be presented in the positive rather than the null form, so that each hypothesis states the result that is expected if the prior theoretical development is supported by the empirical evidence. However, where a null result provides support for a theoretical position or where no prior expectation exists, the null form is appropriate. Care should be taken to state clearly how standard statistical tests were applied (e.g. one- or two-tailed). Where possible, statistical significance should be stated to the nearest percentage point (e.g. p < 0.04) rather than at conventional levels of significance.


12. Literature citations should be made in a uniform style in text and footnotes, and follow the APA System with (Name, Date) in the text and an alphabetical list of references at the end of the manuscript. 

Please use this guidline.


13. Please include a short author biography of 50-75 words to accompany the article.


Further Information

14. It is the author's responsibility to obtain and supply with the manuscript permission to quote material from copyrighted sources.

15. No manuscript or figures will be returned unless a request for return is made when the manuscript is submitted.

16. An electronic offprint of each published paper and one copy of the journal issue in which it appears will be provided free of charge.