Fri 22 Nov 2019

Manuscript Requirements for

Iranian Journal of Risk and Insurance (IJRI)

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:


All files should be submitted as a Word document.

Article Length

Articles should be between 3000 and 6000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices. Please allow 280 words for each figure or table.

Article Title

A title of not more than eight words should be provided.

Article Title Page

An Article Title Page should be submitted alongside each individual article using the template provided. This should include:

  • Article Title
  • Author Details (see below)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Author Biographies
  • Structured Abstract (see below)
  • Keywords (see below)
  • Article Classification (see below)

Author Details

Details should be supplied on including:

  • Full name of each author
  • Affiliation of each author, at time research was completed
  • Where more than one author has contributed to the article, details of who should be contacted for correspondence
  • E-mail address of the corresponding author
  • Brief professional biography of each author.

Structured Abstract

Authors must supply a structured abstract on, set out under 4-7 sub-headings:

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)

Maximum is 250 words in total (including keywords and article classification, see below).



Please provide up to 10 keywords on which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper.

Article Classification

Categorize your paper under one of these classifications:

  • Research paper
  • Viewpoint
  • Technical paper
  • Conceptual paper
  • Case study
  • Literature review
  • General review.


Headings must be concise with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchy of headings.

The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics.


Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.

Research Funding

Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their article and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section. Authors should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission.


All Figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form.

All Figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. Graphics may be supplied in colour to facilitate their appearance on the online database.

  • Figures created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, Illustrator should be supplied in their native formats. Electronic figures created in other applications should be copied from the origination software and pasted into a blank MS Word document or saved and imported into an MS Word document or alternatively create a PDF file from the origination software.
  • Figures which cannot be supplied in as the above are acceptable in the standard image formats which are: .pdf, .ai, and .eps. If you are unable to supply graphics in these formats then please ensure they are .tif, .jpeg, or .bmp at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide.
  • To prepare web pages/screenshots simultaneously press the "Alt" and "Print screen" keys on the keyboard, open a blank Microsoft Word document and simultaneously press "Ctrl" and "V" to paste the image. (Capture all the contents/windows on the computer screen to paste into MS Word, by simultaneously pressing "Ctrl" and "Print screen".)
  • Photographic images should be submitted electronically and of high quality. They should be saved as .tif or .jpeg files at a resolution of at least 300dpi and at least 10cm wide. Digital camera settings should be set at the highest resolution/quality possible.


Tables should be typed and included in a separate file to the main body of the article. The position of each table should be clearly labelled in the body text of article with corresponding labels being clearly shown in the separate file.

Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations displayed as footnotes to the table, figure or plate.


References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef.

You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams and Brown, 2006) citing both names of two, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:

For books

Surname, Initials year, Title of Book. Publisher, Place of publication.

e.g. Harrow, R, 2005. No Place to Hide, New York: Simon & Schuster(NY).

For book chapters

Surname, Initials year, Chapter title. Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book. Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g. Calabrese, F.A., 2005.The early pathways: Theory to practice - a continuum. in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, New York: Elsevier(NY), pp. 15-20.

For journals

Surname, Initials year. Title of article. Journal Name. Volume, number, pages.

e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R., 2005. Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 22(2), pp. 72-80.

For published
conference proceedings

Surname, Initials year of publication. Title of paper in Surname. Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held. Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.

e.g. Jakkilinki, R., Georgievski, M. and Sharda, N., 2007. Connecting destinations with an ontology-based e-tourism planner. in Information and communication technologies in tourism 2007 proceedings of the international conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, pp. 12-32.


For unpublished
conference proceedings

Surname, Initials year. Title of paper. Paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, <URL if freely available on the internet> (accessed date).

e.g. Aumueller, D., 2005. Semantic authoring and retrieval within a wiki. paper presented at the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 29 May-1 June, Heraklion, Crete, < [accessed 20 February 2007].

For working papers

Surname, Initials year. Title of article. Working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date.

e.g. Moizer, P., 2003. How published academic research can inform policy decisions: the case of mandatory rotation of audit appointments. Working paper, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, 28 March.

For encyclopedia entries
(with no author or editor)

Title of Encyclopedia, year. Title of entry. Volume, edition, Title of Encyclopedia. Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1926. Psychology of culture contact. Vol. 1, 13th ed., London and New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica (NY), pp. 765-71.

(For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines above)

For newspaper
articles (authored)

Surname, Initials year. Article title. Newspaper, date, pages.

e.g. Smith, A., 2008. Money for old rope. Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.

For newspaper
articles (non-authored)

Newspaper year. Article title. date, pages.

e.g. Daily News, 2008. Small change. 2 February, p. 7.

For electronic sources

If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed.

e.g. Castle, B, 2005. Introduction to web services for remote port lets.

<>[accessed 12 November 2007].

Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author or date, should be included either within parentheses within the main text, or preferably set as a note (roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address at the end of the paper).

Review process

Each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to at least two independent referees for double blind peer review. Based on their recommendation, the editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected.

Normally, review process takes around 3-5 months to provide feedback to authors. In case of any query / clarification, please contact:


Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal.

Use this in conjunction with the points below about references, before submission i.e. always attribute clearly using either indented text or quote marks as well as making use of the preferred Harvard style of formatting.

Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.

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