Guide for Authors


Submission Guidelines

Our 3-step submission process


 1. Before you submit

Before you submit, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the following.


Article Processing Charge is based on this table.

Payment steps


Payment Terms

Reviewing Fee

2,000,000 IR Rials

This amount will be paid by the author/s after completing the acceptance.

Editing, Layout and Publishing Fees

2,000,000 IR Rials

This amount will be paid by the author/s before starting the editing.


* Note: In case of acceptance of the article, the acceptance certificate is subject to the payment of the fee related to the arbitration stage (row 1). 

** Note: If the above amounts not paid in any of the steps, the accepted article will be removed from the publication process in the journal.

*** Note: These amounts have been prepared and adjusted according to the regulations of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology entitled "Determining the cost of processing articles in open access scientific journals" approved on 2021 April 21.


2. Ready to submit

To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these editorial policies and formatting guidelines.

Journal of Legal Research publishes the following article types:

  • Original Articles
  • Review Articles

General formatting rules for all article types - Prepare your manuscript 

  • Make sure your submission is complete - Prepare supporting information

              - Authors Commitment Form (Copyright and license agreement) - Download 

              - Conflict of Interest Form – Download 

              - Author Contributions Form – Download 


3. Accept and promote

After acceptance, we provide support so your article gains maximum impact in the scientific community and beyond.


 Submit manuscript 



General information

The Press Release Unit of the Law Institute invites Iranian writers and legal experts to submit their articles to the Institute. This unit seeks to appreciate the hard work of the professors and researchers in producing outstanding articles by respecting the quality of copying of the works.

 How to Submit and Track an Article:

After uploading the article file (without the author's name) and submit Commitment by the author, you will receive confirmation of submission of the article through the system. confirm or disapprove the subject of the article for a maximum of ten days through email Will be notified.

If the subject of the article is approved, it is necessary that the text of the article be adjusted by the author in accordance the  citation style of the  Legal Research Institute , and that the amount of the arbitration fee be deposited to enter the arbitration process. Acceptance or rejection of the article depends on the opinion of the reviewers. If the article is rejected, the arbitration fee will not be refunded.

The evaluation time of articles in the Journal of Legal Research will be 2 to 3 months.

If you do not received confirmation or non-approval emails within 10 days of submitting the article , please contact with telephone number 88811581(interal 5).

The terms of acceptance and guidance for submitting articles in the Journal of Legal Research are as follows:


The terms of acceptance articles

- Articles should be authored, documented and analytical. Translated articles and reviews are accepted.
- Articles have never been published in any journal or sent to another journal at the same time.
- Articles must be submitted with the author's name, exact address, contact number and email through the Legal Research Journal system.
- The author  endorse the obligations contained there in and the originality of the article by completing and submitting  the  Commitment form.
_Upload the commitment form and the text of the article (without the authors' names) before adjusted  in accordance the citation style of the  Legal Research Institute  to evaluate the subject in the  journal system. After the subject has been evaluated by the editorial board, the responsible author will be informed, within a maximum of ten days, of the approval or disapproval of the article.

  • " The responsible author" means the author who uploads the article to the system.
  • If you have not received confirmation email or disapproval email within the stated deadline, please please contact with telephone number 88811581(interal 5).



Prepare your manuscript

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 The information below details the section headings that you should include in your manuscript and what information should be within each section.


Title page

The title page should:

  • present a title that includes, if appropriate, the study design
  • list the full names and institutional addresses for all authors​​​​​​​
    • if a collaboration group should be listed as an author, please list the Group name as an author. If you would like the names of the individual members of the Group to be searchable through their individual PubMed records, please include this information in the “Acknowledgements” section in accordance with the instructions below
  • indicate the corresponding author



The Abstract should not exceed 350 words. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. The abstract must include the following separate sections:

  • Background: the context and purpose of the study
  • Methods: a brief summary of research methods
  • Results: the main findings
  • Conclusions: a brief summary and potential implications


Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.



All manuscripts must contain the following sections after Abstract:

  • Funding
  • Authors' contributions
  • Competing interests
  • Acknowledgements

Please see below for details on the information to be included in these sections.


Competing interests

All financial and non-financial competing interests must be declared in this section.

See our editorial policies for a full explanation of competing interests. If you are unsure whether you or any of your co-authors have a competing interest, please contact the editorial office.

Please use the authors initials to refer to each authors' competing interests in this section.

If you do not have any competing interests, please state "The authors declare that they have no competing interests" in this section.



All sources of funding for the research reported should be declared. The role of the funding body in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript should be declared.


Authors' contributions

The individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section. Guidance and criteria for authorship based on CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy)  and can be found in our Authors' contributions Form .


Sample CRediT author statement:

Alizadeh, Mohammad: Conceptualization, Methodology, Software. Hoseini, Zahra.: Data curation, Writing- Original draft preparation. Sadri, Mohsen: Visualization, Investigation. Aliopur, Javad: Supervision.: Mohammadi, Sara: Software, Validation.: Qaemi, Reza: Writing- Reviewing and Editing.



Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article who does not meet the criteria for authorship including anyone who provided professional writing services or materials.

Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements section.



The Background section should explain the background to the study, its aims, a summary of the existing literature and why this study was necessary.



The methods section should include: the aim, design and setting of the study



This should include the findings of the study including, if appropriate, results of statistical analysis which must be included either in the text or as tables and figures.



For research articles this section should discuss the implications of the findings in context of existing research and highlight limitations of the study. For study protocols and methodology manuscripts this section should include a discussion of any practical or operational issues involved in performing the study and any issues not covered in other sections.



This should state clearly the main conclusions and provide an explanation of the importance and relevance of the study to the field.



references must be adhered to the instructions on Chicago Style Referencing (16th edition).

For further guidance, see the Manual of Chicago Style Referencing in Persian  in this link.


Promoting your publication

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Articles are widely promoted through email updates, table of contents, email alerts, social media such as Academia, LinkedIn, etc., and also press releases to the general and scientific press. all resulting in increasing levels of accesses for each article.


In addition, all articles published is automatically indexed in major Bibliographic Databases .


We would encourage you to promote your article via your own email lists, social media, and any other innovative techniques you wish to adopt.