Guide for Authors

Instructions for Authors

The authors should follow the document style of this journal article by clicking the Journal Sample. We recommend authors to download the Copyright Agreement and Conflict of Interest Statement and confirm the ethical issues involved in the mentioned file. Afterward, the Copyright Agreement is forwarded as an attachment in the article submitting steps.


Once submitting the manuscript, Editors of International Journal of Architecture and Urban Development upload the manuscript in iThenticate software to check the submitted articles against millions of other published scholarly articles, books, conference papers, dissertations, other academic content, and billions of web pages to ensure its originality. It is vital to know that if the authors' score is under 30%, the document would be rejected.

Use the link that is placed in the next line to enter the submitting process.

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The International Journal of Architecture and Urban Development (IJAUD) is  quarterly peer review open access publication of  Department of Art and Architecture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University,Tehran, Iran. IJAUD publishes original research papers, research notes, short communications and review papers on various aspects of Architecture and Urbanism. Authors should submit their contributions electronically through the Journal website submission system.

All details of the authors should be written in a separate file (apart from the main file). It provides the author’s (authors) first name and last name, title, affiliation, the telephone, and the author’s (authors) E-mail address. In addition to this, if the paper is obtained from  research interests or Ph.d desertion, its information must be noted in this separate file as the first page. The main file is not declared with the author’s (authors) names. The title of manuscript should be concise, specific, and relevant to the paper.

1. Papers submitted for publication should describe high quality original work, not previously partially or fully published elsewhere.

2. Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology.

3. Manuscripts should be typed with a font Times New Roman of 9 pt. in the compatible MS-word format in two columns with 2.5 cm margin at three sides and 3.5 cm at top and submitted to the Journal website electronically.In Addition Page numbers of the whole manuscript must be limited in 8-12 pages.

Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can loose the chance of the manuscript consideration. Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter including title and author (s) name and must be signed by corresponding author as well as the final checklist.

4. The sampling covering letter and final checklist are supplied during the submission processing.
Corresponding author is responsible to arrange the whole manuscript upon the totally marked final checklist.

5. The text should include: Title; with author (s) name, affiliation and address; an ABSTRACT (150 - 250 words), which state the purpose of the study, basic procedures, main findings and the principal conclusions where are followed by 4-7 key words. INTRODUCTION; MATERIALS AND METHODS; RESULTS AND DISCUSSION; CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; ENDNOTES and REFERENCES list are followed.

6. Tables and figures in limited numbers should be cited throughout the text with the captions placed above for tables and below for figures. Avoid submit tables as photograph. Place explanatory matters in footnotes, not in the heading. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules.

Table 1: caption (source: author's name, year, page)




Fig.1: caption (source: source: author's name, year, page)

7. The policy of the Journal with respect to unit and symbols is that SI symbols should be applied.

8. All graphs should be provided in excel format. A photograph should be in JPEG format in original not less than 200 dpi. In Addition, all figures and tables must be uploaded as separate files.

9. The corresponding author (s) will be supplied with one hard issue of the Journal. Author (s) can purchase any extra Journal hard copy and reprints they wish to order.

10. Following acceptance of the manuscript for publication, author (s) will receive an in house evaluation and galley proof for revision and will be asked to complete and signed, the copyright for the accepted article, individually due to the fully peer-review processing and publication.


11. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). 


12. Avoid citing references in abstract, problem statements and conclusion.

13. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors, as follows: Citations in the text:

Citing and listing of Web references:
As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (Author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list.

All citations in the text should refer to 1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication; 2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication; 3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by "et al." and the year of publication. Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. Examples: "as demonstrated (Allan, 1996a, 1996b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1995). Kramer et al., (2000) have recently shown ..."

References should be arranged in APA style, first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same Author (s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.

Journal article
Baumann, T.; Fruhstorfer, P.; Klein, T.; Niessner, R., (2006). Colloid and heavy metal transport at landfill sites in direct contact with ground water. Water Res., 40 (14), 2776-2786.

Article by DOI
Baumann, T.; Fruhstorfer, P.; Klein, T.; Niessner, R., (2006). Colloid and heavy metal transport at landfill sites in direct contact with ground water., Water Res. 40 (14), 2776-2786.
DOI: 10.1016/j. watres.2006.04.049.


Levy, M. and Salvadori, M. G. 1992. Why buildings fall down. New York: W. W. Norton.

Book chapter

Mettam, G. R.; Adams, L. B., (1999). How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B. S., Smith, R. Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age. E-Publishing Inc., New York.

Conference paper
Brown, J., (2005). Evaluating surveys of transparent governance. In UNDESA, 6th. Global forum on reinventing government: towards participatory and transparent governance. Seoul, Republic of Korea 24-27 May. New York.

Trent, J. W. (1975). Experimental acute renal failure. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California. USA.

Online document
Cartwright, J., (2007). Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing Physics Web.

14. The submitted materials may be considered for inclusion but cannot be returned.

15. Editors of the Journal reserve the right to accept or reject any article in any stage, if necessary.