Information For Authors

  Manuscript Types

The following types of manuscripts can be considered for publication in Iranian Journal of Structural Engineering (IJSE):

  • Research Papers describe substantial and original results of research involving detailed discussion, applications and developments within the IJSE scope. Research Papers should not exceed 15 journal pages.


  • Review Papers must represent the status of knowledge and outline future directions of research including an exhaustive literature survey within the IJSE scope. Review Papers should not exceed 25 journal pages.


  • Technical Notes report new developments and novel aspects of experimental and theoretical methods and techniques within the IJSE scope. Technical Notes should not exceed 5 journal pages.



There is no charge and no other fees for submitting to IJSE. Authors are invited to submit their contribution electronically as a single PDF file that includes all figures and tables to the Editorial System of the IJSE at for inclusion in the peer-review process. If the paper is accepted for publication, submitting author will be asked to provide the source file of the paper in word (.dox) format.


Manuscripts should be written in English, and authors should pay attention to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors.


There are strict formatting requirements and authors are advised to see a recent issue of the journal to get familiar with the format adopted in respect of various elements of a paper. Please use Cambria font for all items.

First Page

The first page of a manuscript should contain the following items:

  • a concise and informative title (18pt) up to 2 lines.
  • all the names (14pt) and affiliations (10pt, Italic) of authors.
  • an abstract of 80~200 words (9pt).
  • 5-8 keywords (9pt).
  • footnote representing title and email address of the corresponding author (8pt).



The essential elements needed to convey the rest of the manuscript are: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Appendices, Acknowledgments and References.

The manuscript should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections (12pt, Bold). Subsections should be numbered 1.1. (then 1.1.1., 1.1.2., ...), 1.2, etc (11pt, Bold). Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Main text should be typed with 10pt font size.

Figures and Tables

Figures as image files (.jpg) and tables should be embedded in the text and consecutively numbered and have short titles (9pt). They should be referred to in the text as following examples (e.g., Fig. 1, Figs. 1 and 2, Figs. 1(a)-(d) / Table 1, Tables 1-2), etc. Text within the tables should be typed with 9pt font size.


Units of measurements and abbreviations should follow the International System of Units (SI). If other units are mentioned, their equivalent in SI should be given.

Mathematical Expressions

Mathematical expressions must be inserted as an object (set as Microsoft Equations 3.0) for Microsoft Word 2007 and after versions. Equation numbers should appear in parentheses and have to be numbered consecutively. All equation numbers must be placed on the right hand side of the equation and should be referred to within the text as following examples (e.g., Eq. (1), Eqs. (1)-(2)). Mathematical expressions in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.


All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.


References to published literature should be quoted in the text by numbers in square brackets, [ ]. These references should be listed together at the end of the paper in numerical order. They should be typed with 9pt font size.

Journal references should be arranged as follows:

Gholizadeh S, Salajegheh E. Optimal design of structures for time history loading by swarm intelligence and an advanced metamodel. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 198, 2936–2949, 2009.

Conference papers should be arranged as:

Salajegheh E, Gholizadeh S. Metamodeling based structural optimization for earthquake loading. in B.H.V. Topping, Y. Tsompanakis, (Editors), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, 2009.

Book chapters should be arranged as:

Salajegheh E, Gholizadeh S. Optimal seismic design of structures using soft computing techniques. in B.H.V. Topping, Y. Tsompanakis, (Editors), Soft Computing in Civil and Structural Engineering, Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 5, 155-178, 2009.

Book references are given as:

Kaveh A. Optimal Structural Analysis. John Wiley (RSP), 2nd edition, Somerset, UK, 2006.


Type-settings will be sent to the corresponding author for proof reading.