Guide for Authors

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Guide to Writing an Article

A: Physical features

  • The size of the article (including all pages, title, abstract, body, conclusion and sources) should be at least 6000 and at most 8000 words in A4 format.
  • The margin of the article is 4.5 from left and right and 5.10 from top to bottom.
  • The Persian abstract should be submitted in about 250 words. Extended abstract should be written in English (minimum of 1000 words) with the quality of a publishable translation. Translation through Google and the likes are not acceptable.
  • Abstracts should be in four sections: problem statement, main question and hypothesis, methodology, findings and results should be adjusted.
  • The number of keywords is between 5-7 words or a combination of words. The order of the words should be in alphabetical order.
  • No Latin words should be in the text. It is necessary to bring the Persian pronunciation of the word in the original text and then the original Latin word in a footnote. This includes English, Russian and other languages.
  • Footnotes are numbered automatically on each page (key combination CTRL+ F + ALT) and should not be numbered manually.
  • Except for the introduction, conclusion and sources, do not mention titles such as chapters, sections, speeches, etc.
  • The title of any section should not be the same as the title of the article.
  • The conclusion of the article should not be a summary of the subjects and should state the results of the study and provide appropriate suggestions.


B: Font size guide



Font type

Persian article title

14 Bold

B Lotus

Persian authors Names

10 Bold

B Lotus

Profile of Persian authors

9 Thin

B Lotus

Persian Abstract Text

11 Thin

B Lotus

Headlines within the text

12 Bold

B Lotus


12 Thin

B Lotus

Latin text sources

9 Thin

Times New Roman

Table titles, charts and figures

10 Thin

B Lotus

Bibliography resources

11 Thin

Times New Roman

English abstract

12 Thin

Times New Roman

C: Referral guide

  • The journal of "Central Eurasia Studies" follows the "in-text" citation method and the Chicago Standard and resources for direct or indirect quotation are introduced with only 1) surname of the author 2) year of publication of the work, 3) page number used, inside Brackets. Example: (Koolaee, 2010: 27).
  • English translation Information of Persian sources should be given in the text in the resources section and it is also necessary to mention the phrase [in Persian] in parentheses. 
  • If the source used has more than two authors, it should be written as follows (Koolaee and Others, 2011: 85).
  • Ibid or the same should not be used in in-text citations and the previous source should be repeated.  
  • The order of writing the book source in the bibliography is as follows: author's surname, author name (date of publication), book title, translator name, volume number, place of publication: publisher name. Example:

         Koolaee, Elaheh (2010), Politics and Government in Central Asia, Tehran: SAMT [in Persian]. 

  • The order of writing the article’s source in the bibliography is as follows: author's surname, name (journal publication date), article title in quotation mark, translator name, journal name, journal period, journal number, first to last pages of the article in the journal. Example:

         Koolaee, Elaheh and Simin Shirazi Mogoee (2016), “Impact of Economic Liberalization on the Growth of Civil Society in                                            Kazakhstan”, Central Eurasia Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 133-150 [in Persian]. 

  • Internet resources should be written according to the following example: 

         Lee, Julian (2007), “NGOs in Kazakhstan and The Caspian Sea Region: An Overview”, Available at:                                                                   pril.pdf, (Accessed on: 2/9/2012). 

  • It is even possible to mention the DOI of the electronic resources used at the end of its specifications. Such as: (DOI: 10.1000 / 182).
  • The sources used in the text should be in alphabetical order, the author's last name (and if a work has multiple authors, the alphabetical order of the first author) should be arranged at the end of the article.
  •  The article must have at least 10-15 valid and up-to-date external sources.


D: Guide to setting the authors profile

  • Along with the main file of the article, a separate file should be sent with the title of the authors' information, which includes the following items: name, surname and level of education, position (academic position and not the job) of the author, address, contact number and e-mail address.
  • Avoid mentioning titles such as engineer, doctor, etc. at the beginning of the names of the authors of the article.
  • The authors' personal information (name, surname, position) should be written at the top of the English abstract.
  • In each article, one of the authors is appointed as the responsible author. This person should be someone who regularly checks hisher email. Therefore, when submitting an article, the authors need to agree on this. It should be noted that the author responsible for the article is solely responsible for the correspondence and all authors are legally responsible for the article.
  • Submitted articles must be uploaded without author details.
  • Use the table below to list the authors.

M.A. Student in Regional Studies/ International Relations/…….

M.A. in Regional Studies/ International Relations/…….

Ph.D. Student in Regional Studies/ International Relations/…….

Ph.D. in Regional Studies/ International Relations/…….

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor


Faculty of Law and Political Science

Corresponding Author

  • If the above items are not observed, the article will not be judged.


E: Evaluation and publication methods

  • The number of authors of the article should not be more than 3 persons.
  • The article should be prepared under the supervision of a professor. Ph.D. students and graduates cannot be the authors of the article alone.
  • The submitted article will be evaluated by at least two judges. The publication of the article will be subject to the acceptance of two judges and the final approval of the editorial board and editor by the internal regulations of the journal.
  • The journal is free to edit articles
  • Authors must make a written commitment to the editor regarding the following:
    • The article has not yet been published in another journal or has not been submitted to another journal at the time of publication.
    • The article has been seen by the authors of the article and their approval has been obtained for publishing the article in the present form in this publication.
    • The article is an original work of personal research of the author / authors and has not been copied, abridged or translated as any similar domestic or foreign works and has not infringed any intellectual property rights.
  • If at any stage of the review process until evaluation or even after acceptance and publication, copyright infringement or plagiarism is found, this will be made public on the journal site and the case to the disciplinary committee of the relevant author university or other competent legal authorities will be reported.
  • The journal uses authentication software or reputable scientific databases to verify the authenticity of the work.
  • The journal won’t accept translated articles.
  • The positive feedback of the judges does not mean the final acceptance of the article. The final acceptance of an article is subject to the approval of the editorial board and the editor of the journal.
  • The journal is exempt from reviewing articles by authors who are simultaneously reviewing an article or an accepted article. In such cases, the article will be considered on a waiting list, subject to the journal's policies.
  • According to the decision of the Writers' Council of the Journal of “Central Eurasia Studies”, for the cost of judging the article three hundred thousand (300.000) Tomans and after determining the result of judging and final approval of the article, in order to provide part of the cost of publishing the article in the journal, the amount of  three hundred thousand (300.000) Tomans will be received. These amounts should be charged to the account number 4001070103006825 of Bank Mellat, branch of the University of Tehran, in the non-deductible name of the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Tehran. It is necessary to write the deposit ID 348070174140107000000002502202 in the receipt when depositing the amount.
  • Depending on its policies, the journal may receive all or part of the material rights of the article at any time. Authors must certify this assignment in writing.