“Advances in the Standards and Applied Sciences” is an open access journal published by Standard Research Institute of Iran. This quarterly publishes peer-reviewed research papers and reviews in all branches of science, technology, biotechnology, process, product and system design and engineering with a special emphasis on the standards for all the procedures applied in different industrial sections. All articles will be initially assessed by the editor-in-chief for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the articles.
The essential rules to ensure your manuscript is handled promptly
Very Important: Once your article is submitted to “Advances in Standards and Applied Science,” it cannot be submitted elsewhere, unless your article is rejected by “Advances in Standards and Applied Sciences journal.”
Accepted submissions will not be withdrawn or be presentable in any other journal/conferences/magazine or any media without written permission of “Advances in the Standards and Applied Science journal.”
The Authors should ensure that:
(1) The formatting of the manuscript follows the requirements of the Guide for Authors.
(2) The language follows the requirements of the Guide for Authors as mentioned above.
(3) The number of words and of figures/tables is within limits:
More tables and figures? Submit as supplementary material.
(4) The title page contains all combination of the following elements, the title, author names, affiliations and corresponding author telephone. Email addresses are required for ALL authors. Authors must provide and use a unique, individual e-mail address and not one that is shared with another author registered in the submission system or a department.
(5) The highlights are provided (3-5 bullet points, max 85 characters each including spaces).
(6) Keywords are provided in 3-5 points.
(7) Continuous line numbering is provided throughout the manuscript (including captions and references); page numbering is provided.
(8) All sources (references) are provided in alphabetical order.
(9) Figures and tables (10 combined) include clear legends.
(10) Three or more suggested reviewers are provided (including affiliation and professional email address), which are none from the same institution.
Types of paper
Original research; review articles; technical note
It is original full-length research papers that have not been published previously, except in a preliminary form, and should not exceed 8000 words from introduction to conclusion (not including references) (including no more than ten tables and figures combined - additional tables and figures can be submitted as supplementary material). Original research should not contain more than 50 references.
It will be accepted in areas of topical interest, will normally focus on literature published over the previous five years and should not exceed 11,000 words from introduction to conclusion (not including references) (including allowance for no more than ten tables and figures combined). Review articles should not contain more than 100 references. If it is felt absolutely necessary to exceed these numbers (tables, figures, references), please contact the editorial office for advice before submission.
A technical note is a short article giving a brief description of a new methodology or to present results from new techniques or equipment, and should in any case be under 3,000 words with no more than 5 figures and tables. These papers should not contain more than 40 references.
This journal operates a double-blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text (Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusion), Acknowledgements, Appendix, References, Figure Captions. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. The title of the paper should unambiguously reflect its contents.
Essential title page information
Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author names and affiliations
Please clearly indicate the full given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled.
Clearly indicate the one author who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
Highlights are optional yet highly encouraged for this journal, as they increase the discoverability of your article via search engines. They consist of a short collection of bullet points that capture the novel results of your research as well as new methods that were used during the study (if any). Highlights should be submitted in a separate editable file. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85 characters, including spaces, per bullet point).
The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract should not exceed 250 words.
Immediately after the abstract, provide 3-5 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
Material and methods
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
Results and Discussion
Results should be clear and concise. Do not duplicate data in both figures and tables. The results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and illustrations. The significance of the results of the work have to be shown. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
This section is mandatory. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
Conflict of interest
This section is mandatory. Authors should provide a conflict of interest, even if they have no competing interests to declare. In this case, they can use the phrase, "The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper." or any similar sentence.
Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...) 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).
Formatting of funding sources
It is not necessary to include detailed descriptions on the program or type of grants and awards. When funding is from a block grant or other resources available to a university, college, or other research institution, submit the name of the institute or organization that provided the funding. For example:
This work was supported by the Institute name [grant No. XXXX].
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius.
Abbreviations for units should follow the suggestions of the British Standards publication BS 1991. The full stop should not be included in abbreviations, e.g. m (not m.), ppm (not p.p.m.); % and '/' should be used in preference to 'per cent' and 'per'. Where abbreviations are likely to cause ambiguity or might not be understood easily by an international readership, units should be spelled out in full.
Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.
Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.
Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.
Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.
Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. All illustrations should be clearly marked with the figure number. The figure(s) should be submitted in a separate file.
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Figure captions should be placed on separate page(s) at the end after references.
Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables should be placed on the separate page(s) at the end after figure caption(s) page. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.
Supplementary material such as applications, images and sound clips, can be published with your article to enhance it. Submitted supplementary items are published exactly as they are received. Please submit your material together with the article and supply a concise, descriptive caption for each supplementary file. If you wish to make changes to supplementary material during any stage of the process, please make sure to provide an updated file. Do not annotate any corrections on a previous version. Please switch off the 'Track Changes' option in Microsoft Office files as these will appear in the published version.
Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). References should be numbered in order of appearance and indicated by a numeral or numerals in square brackets—e.g.,  or [2,3] or [4–6].
References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including citations in tables and legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as EndNote, Reference Manager or Zotero to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references. Include the digital object identifier (DOI) for all references where available.
Citations and references in the Supplementary Materials are permitted provided that they also appear in the reference list here.
In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ] and placed before the punctuation; for example , [1–3] or [1,3]. For embedded citations in the text with pagination, use both parentheses and brackets to indicate the reference number and page numbers; for example,  (p. 10), or  (pp. 101–105).
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. Your response, with or without the corrections, should be returned to the journal’s office within 5 business days.
Authors who publish in Advances in Standards and Applied Science will transfer copyright to the publisher. Submission of a manuscript to the respective journals implies that all authors have read and agreed to the content of the Terms and Conditions. It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to this journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden, and by submitting the article for publication the authors agree that the publishers have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors, if plagiarism or fabricated information is discovered. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright of their article is transferred to the publishers if and when the article is accepted for publication. Once submitted to the journal, the author can only withdraw their manuscript before sending to reviewers.