Guide for Authors

Article Writing Guide

Conditions for accepting the article for review in the Journal of Educational Sciences of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

The editorial board asks all writers who submit articles for this article to adhere to the following points:

 The title of the article should be written in Persian and English.

 The article has a Persian and English abstract (English abstract is about 300 words). (The abstract sample is visible at the bottom of this page.)

 The key words in Farsi and English at the bottom of the abstracts (3 to 5 words).

 The introduction of the article is (problem statement, theoretical foundations and research background using theories and new sources).

 Statement of objectives, questions or research hypotheses are correctly entered.

 The methodology of the research includes the design and methodology of the research, the statistical society and the method of sampling, tools and their validity and reliability, and data analysis methods.

 The findings clearly show the results of the research.

 Discussion and conclusion of the article should examine the results of the research and explain the findings, the expression of limitations and suggestions.

 Inline text references in English (last name, year of publication, page number).

All tables, figures and diagrams within the article have the English title in addition to the Persian title.

 Resources are valid and new.

 The paper is prepared using the WORD 2007 software with font B lotus 12, margin 2.5 and line spacing of 1.5 lines.

 The paper has a maximum of 15 pages on the A4 page and no more than 24 row.

 External equivalents of scientific and non-common terminology and concepts are presented in the footnote on the same page.

 Persian sources at the end of the article should be in English and need not to include Persian sources in Persian language. for example:

Razavi, A., Mansouri, A., & Shahi, S. (2018). A Study of the Status of Communication and Information Technology Application at Elementary Smart Schools at Shush City, Journal of Educational Sciences, 24 (2), 129-150. (Persian).


Use the APA format to refer resources.


Based on the surname of the author and in alphabetical order as follows:

English Book

Brown, P., Green, A., and Lauder, H. (2003). High Skills Globalization, Competitiveness, and Skill Formation. Oxford University Press.

English essay

Mehralizadeh, Y. Pakseresht, M. J. Baradaran M. and Shahi, S. (2007). The Dilemma of Internal Evaluation in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Case Study, Quality Assurance in Education, 15,) 3 (, 135-150.


Electronic article

Fullan, M. (1991). A review of the literature on dissemination and knowledge utilization. Elementary School Journal, 96 (1), 123-150. Available at: (10/3/2008).


1- The article has not yet been posted to another magazine or published elsewhere.

2. The responsibility for the content presented in each article is the responsibility of the author / authors.

3. The magazine is free to accept or reject the article.

4. The papers received will be examined first by the editorial board and will be judged confidentially, if appropriate, with the objectives of the journal and observance of the rules of science by three experts.

5. The magazine is free to edit and make necessary changes.

Sample Abstract
This study aimed to investigate the lived experience of personal and social competency of male students. This study was a qualitative approach with phenomenological method. The study population included the male students of first level of high schools, in Susa.
To select the participants with rich information in the present study, the criteria were the researchers' diagnosis and students' readiness. Also a semi-structured interview was used to collect the data, and the interviews continued until the saturation stage; hence the number of the final sample was 20 contributors. The data from the interview were analyzed using Van Menen's method for discovering the students' experiences of social competence.
The findings of this study, include 2 main themes and 13 sub-themes. The first main theme was social consciousness, which includes 5 sub-themes such as empathy, guidance of others, service-centered, impact on others, political and social awareness, and the second main theme was social skills, which includes 8 sub themes such as communication, link development, leadership, collaboration, group capabilities, commitment, conflict management, and evolution.
According to the findings of this study it seems that the best way to increase personal and social competency is creating proper understanding of the competencies by parents, school guardian and community officials. Personal and social competencies are  appropriate criteria for performance which will enable people to do their duties successfully.