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Notes for Contributors:

Iranian Studies is a peer reviewed journal of history, literature, culture and society, covering everywhere with a Persian or Iranian legacy, especially Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, the Caucasus and northern India.

Editorial correspondence and manuscripts of articles should be addressed to: Homa Katouzian, The Middle East Centre, SI. Antony's College, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6JF, UK (Tel: 44-1865-284757; Fax: 44-1865-311475; Email: iranian.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Book reviews and books for review should be sent to:
Ernest Tucker, US Naval Academy: tucker@usna.edu.

Cyrus Schayegh, Department of History and Archaeology, College Hall 444, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon (Email: cs17@aub.edu.lb).

Kamran Talattof (Literature and Culture), University of Arizona, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Franklin 403 # 21-0080, University of Arizona, Tuscan, AZ 85721-0080, USA (Fax: 520-6212333; Email: talattof@email.arizona.edu).

Instructions for Authors:

Articles must be submitted electronically as email attachments. In general, articles should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length, including notes. Each copy of any kind of submission must be double-spaced, with at least one-inch margins, and in a legible typeface, preferred size is 12 points and preferred font is Times New Roman. Articles must be submitted as Word documents. Mention any proposed illustrations with the initial submission but not the illustrations themselves. If the article is accepted, illustrations may be submitted either electronically as TIFF files at 300 dpi or as scanner-ready hard copy (e.g. photographs of artwork).

Notation Style:
The Journal follows The Chicago Manual of Style, Fifteenth Edition. For transliteration of Persian, Arabic and Turkish words authors may follow the transliteration table of the International Journal of Middle East Studies, but omit the diacritical marks. Other transliteration schemes may also be used, so long as this is done consistently. If transliterations are not strictly consistent the paper would be returned to the author. References should be in the notes only, not in a separate bibliography of list of works cited. Notes will be printed as footnotes, and should be used judiciously. Authors must strictly comply with the journal notation style. Please note, publications data include place and date only, not the name of publisher. At the first mention of a work, a full citation should be given, thereafter a short form:

Book: Edward Granville Browne, A Literary History of Persia (Cambridge, 1920),3: ] 81.

Chapter: A. J. Boyle, "Dynastic and Political History of the I1-Khans," The Cambridge History of Iran (Cambridge, 1968),5: 409.

Journal Article: R. K. Ramazani, "Iran's Foreign Policy: Both North and South", The Middle East Journal, xlvi (1992): 393.

Encyclopedia article: K. A. Luther, "Abu Na~r Mostawfi," Encyclopaedia Iranica I: 353a.

Formatting and Style:

Article formatting:

  • Typeface: New Times Roman
  • Point size: 12
  • Double-spaced
  • Left aligned
  • At least one-inch margins
  • Journal title, volume and issue number, month and year centered at the top of the first page:
                Iranian Studies, volume 38, number 1, March 2005
  • Author byline left aligned and italicized
  • Article title left aligned; bold; point size 14
  • Author details are set as an un-numbered first footnote at the bottom of the opening page.
  • The first line of a new section should not be indented. All other paragraphs within a section should be indented. Use Word auto-formatting: Format/Paragraph/Indents and Spacing/Indentation/Special/First Line
  • Block quotes (quotation 40+ words) should be indented from the general text.
  • Footnotes should be set in point size 10; first line indented (use Word auto-formatting).
  • Footnote numbering in the text should be placed after the full point at the end of a sentence.


  • Sub-headings should not be numbered.
  • Level-A: Set on a line above the section; left aligned; italicized; all key words begin with a capital:

    Patriarchal Logic and Modernity

    The Iranian Revolution has led to important changes in political, social, economic and demographic structures.

  • Level-B: Set at the beginning of the first line of a new section; left aligned; italicized; initial capital only; full point after the heading:

    The privatisation proposal. We start with the privatisation proposal, because this allows us to underline some of the basic concepts regarding the ownership, control, and modes of operation of oil industry.

  • Level-C: Set at the beginning of the first line of a new section; indented; italicized; initial capital only; full point after the heading:

                    Ownership of reserves and control of oil rents.   Iranian oil reserves, and Middle East oil reserves in general, have two important peculiarities - first, they come in huge fields, and second the cost of production is extremely low compared to other regions.

Tables and Figures:

  • All tables and figures (plus captions) should be grouped together and saved in two files separate from the text file.
  • All tables and figures should be removed from the text document. Mark their position in the text with [f]fig 1 here[/f] or [t]tab 1 here[/t].
  • Table and Figure captions should be set in Times New Roman; point size 12; no full point at the end; centered above the table or figure:
                                    Table 1. GDP of France, 1998-2001
  • Notes and Sources should be set below the table or figure; Times New Roman; point size 10; left aligned, full point at the end:
    Notes: An asterisk indicates missing data.
    Source: Department of Trade, 1999.
  • When formatting tables, use tabs to align columns in tables, not the space bar or cells. Check that spelling in the tables matches that in the text.

Spelling and Punctuation:

  • American spelling and punctuation
  • Double quotation marks
  • Em-dash should be used within sentences, e.g. "Periods of contentious politics in modern Iran-during the constitutional era, in the immediate post-WWII period-have been crucial in shaping collective answers to the questions"
  • En-dash should be used for page, date and other numerical ranges, e.g. 24-36.
  • Minimal use of full points for acronyms and abbreviations.
  • Minimal use of capitals except for proper nouns, e.g. President George Washington BUT the president of the United States; the West BUT western Europe


  • Dates: day-month-year without internal punctuation, e.g. 14 April 1977. Centuries should be written out: nineteenth NOT 19th. Year ranges should be contracted when the century is the same, e.g. 1997-98.
  • Numbers: In nonscientific usage numbers from one to one hundred should be spelled out. Units in larger numbers should be divided by commas, e.g. 2,230.
  • Percentages: Numerals should be used, but followed by "percent" rather than "%" in nonscientific copy.

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or licence the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to the International Society for Iranian Studies. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the article elsewhere after publication without prior permission from Taylor & Francis, provided that acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of publication, and that Taylor & Francis is notified so that our records show that its use is properly authorised. Authors retain a number of other rights under the Taylor & Francis rights policies documents. These policies are referred to at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authorrights.pdf for full details. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

Free article access:
Corresponding authors can receive 50 free reprints, free online access to their article through our website (www.informaworld.com) and a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Complimentary reprints are available through Rightslink® and additional reprints can be ordered through Rightslink® when proofs are received. If you have any queries, please contact our reprints department at reprints@tandf.co.uk

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