Guide for Authors

Important Notes

Submitted articles by students and faculty members of universities and research institutions must be sent using their official university or organizational email and their ORCID identifier.

  1. Please carefully read the guidelines for preventing academic misconduct and fraud below this page.

  2. According to the editorial board's decisions, each author can only have one article reviewed and, if approved, published per year. Therefore, if any of the authors have a manuscript under review or in the publishing process at the journal's office, we apologize for not being able to accept the article.

Article Submission Procedure

  1. First, make sure that your article is relevant to one of the topics and themes of the journal.

This journal reviews articles conducted in the fields of applied research and in the areas of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, developmental and educational psychology, cognitive and physiological neuroscience, and cognitive sciences.

  1. Only four files need to be submitted for the journal: 1) Authors' profile file, 2) Main article file, 3) Completed commitment form image, 4) Completed conflict of interest form image.

Although during the file upload process in the system, you will be asked to submit abstracts, images, and tables separately, separate submission of those files is not necessary.

A. Authors' profile file format.

B. Guidelines for writing the main article file.

C. Commitment form file.

D. Conflict of interest form file.

  1. Please use CTRL+Shift+2 to apply double-spacing in the article file. Please note that your keyboard should be set to the Farsi language.

Article Structure in Terms of Content

  • Articles should be written in fluent and error-free Persian language and should be proofread and edited by the authors in terms of literary and scientific aspects.

  • Articles derived from theses or research projects should be revised in terms of writing style and should be formatted as scientific-research articles rather than thesis format.

Article Submission Fee

Based on the decision of the journal's editorial board and the approval of the University of Tehran, in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, authors are required to pay a fee of 6,000,000 Rials (equivalent to 600,000 Tomans) for the review process and, if the article is finally accepted, for the editing and online publication.

  • Received articles will be reviewed by the journal's experts and scientific committee before being sent for peer review. They may be rejected at this stage, in which case no payment is required.

  • The payment deadline and the amount payable will be communicated to the corresponding author by the journal's office through the system, and the article will be listed under "Submitted Articles Requiring Payment" in the corresponding author's personal page. Please do not make any payment before this stage.

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Guidelines for Preventing Academic Misconduct and Fraud

After submitting the article to the journal system, an email notification will be sent to all authors. It is understood that listing authors' names in the article implies their significant contribution to the development of the article. If authors have not been involved in the preparation of the article and their names have been misused, please inform us immediately via the received email. All authors are responsible for the authenticity of the work. The right to evaluate cases of academic misconduct and discredit is reserved by the journal.

After the submission of the article to the journal system, the positions of the first author, corresponding author, etc. will not be changed under any circumstances.

Academic Misconduct can take various forms, including:

A. Registering other people's articles under one's own name.

B. Including the names of authors and researchers who have not contributed to the article.

C. Copying or reproducing significant sections of another article.

Author self-archiving policy

This policy outlines the guidelines for self-archiving of JAPR authors' work on personal webpages, institutional webpages, and other repositories. It is important to note that journal policies and embargo periods may vary, so please ensure that you have selected the correct journal policy.

Authors are allowed to reuse the Abstract and Citation information (such as Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere and at any time, including social media platforms like Facebook, blogs, and Twitter. However, it is required that a link back to the article on the OUP site is provided whenever possible. Ideally, the link should include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which can be found in the online Citation information of your article.

Author's Original Version

The Author's Original Version (AOV) refers to the un-refereed version of an article prepared by the author before submitting it to the journal. This is sometimes referred to as the "preprint" version. The author holds full responsibility for the article, including its content and layout.

Authors are free to make their AOV available anywhere and at any time. This includes posting it on personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject-based repositories, commercial platforms, or social media. However, upon acceptance, authors are required to acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication with the following statement:

"This article has been accepted for publication in JAPR."

After publication, authors are also requested to update their AOV with the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and provide a link to the Version of Record.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) refers to the final draft author manuscript that has been accepted for publication by the journal. It includes modifications based on referees' suggestions but has not undergone copyediting, typesetting, and proof correction. This is sometimes referred to as the "post-print" version.

Upon publication, authors have the following options:

They may immediately upload their AM to their personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories).
They may immediately upload their AM to institutional or other non-commercial subject-based repositories, on the condition that it is not made publicly available until after the specified embargo period.
Authors who have published under a CC BY-NC license are permitted to share and distribute their article on non-commercial websites and repositories immediately upon publication.