Notes for Contributors* * Submission Authors are invited to submit their contribution electronically in WORD and PDF formats to alikaveh@iust.ac.ir to Editor-in-Chief
Manuscripts Manuscripts should be typed in single column and one and half spacing on one side of A4 paper with 2.5cm margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively.
Language and Style
The language of the journal is English. The manuscript should be organized in the following order: title; author(s) and affiliations; abstract (not exceeding 100 words in length); keywords (6 suitable words for indexing purposes); main body of paper; acknowledgements; references and appendices. Mathematical Expressions
Mathematical symbols and formulae should be typed. Particular care should be exercised in identifying all symbols and in avoiding ambiguities. Distinction should be made between the number one (1) and letter (I), and between the number zero (0) and the letter (O). 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. References References to published literature should be quoted in the text in the order of occurrence by numbers in square brackets, [ ]. These references should be listed together at the end of the paper in numerical order. Double spacing must be used throughout.
Journal references should be arranged as follows:
Geem ZW, Kim JH, Loganathan GV. A new heuristic optimization algorithm: harmony search, *Simulation*, 2001; 76 :60–8. Conference papers should be arranged as Eberhart RC, Kennedy J. A new optimizer using particle swarm theory, *Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Micro Machine and Human Science*, Nagoya, Japan, 1995, pp. 39-43. Book references are given as Kaveh A. *Optimal Structural Analysis*, John Wiley (RSP), 2nd edition, Chichester, UK, 2006. Proofs Type-settings will be sent to the corresponding author for proof reading. |