Guide for Authors

Before you begin:

Publication and Authorship:

Authors should observe the following codes of conduct when they intend to submit/publish a paper.

  1. Conflict of interest: contributors should reveal any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
  2. Authors are required to provide a complete list of references cited in their paper.
  3. The journal cannot bear plagiarism and fraudulent data in any paper. It has a strict policy against plagiarism, which is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate). All submissions will be checked before being sent to reviewers.
  4. All papers are reviewed by a minimum of two readers.
  5. It is assumed that all authors have significantly contributed to the submitted paper, if there is a co-author(s) in the submitted manuscript.
  6. In case of presence of any fraudulent information in an article, its authors will be responsible for providing retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  7. It is strictly prohibited to publish the same research in more than one journal.
  8. Changes to authorship: this policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts. Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue, requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in a published article will not be taken into account.


Ethical Responsibilities of Authors:

Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavour. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:

  1. The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  2. The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (“self-plagiarism”)).
  3. A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (e.g. “salami-publishing”).
  4. No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions
  5. No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (“plagiarism”). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted.
  6. Important note: the journal may use software to screen for plagiarism. The plagiarism is checked through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate). All submissions will be checked by online software before being sent to reviewers.
  7. Consent to submit has been received explicitly from all co-authors, as well as from the responsible authorities - tacitly or explicitly - at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out, before the work is submitted.
  8. Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.
  9. Changes of authorship or in the order of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript.
  10. Requesting to add or delete authors at revision stage, proof stage, or after publication is a serious matter and may be considered when justifiably warranted. Justification for changes in authorship must be compelling and may be considered only after receipt of written approval from all authors and a convincing, detailed explanation about the role/deletion of the new/deleted author. In case of changes at revision stage, a letter must accompany the revised manuscript. In case of changes after acceptance or publication, the request and documentation must be sent via the Publisher to the Editor-in-Chief. In all cases, further documentation may be required to support your request. The decision on accepting the change rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal and may be turned down. Therefore authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, corresponding author, and order of authors at submission.
  11. Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc.

If there is a suspicion of misconduct and after investigation, the allegation seems to raise valid concerns, the accused author will be contacted and given an opportunity to address the issue. If misconduct has been established beyond reasonable doubt, this may result in the Editor-in-Chief’s implementation of the following measures, including, but not limited to:

  1. If the article is still under consideration, it may be rejected and returned to the author.
  2. If the article has already been published online, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction, either an erratum will be placed with the article or in severe cases complete retraction of the article will occur. The reason must be given in the published erratum or retraction note.
  3. The author’s institution may be informed.


All authors must sign the 'Transfer of Copyright' agreement before the article can be published. This transfer agreement enables IJR to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, without the author relinquishing his/her proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article. It also includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to reproduce any material for which copyright already exists.

Copyright Notice:
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Paper Submission Guideline:

Submission of Papers:

Each paper submitted for publication is normally subject to review and criticism by independent, anonymous referees, and authors are provided with copies of these reviews so that they can make revisions and improvements of their manuscripts before publication. Papers under review, accepted for publication, or published elsewhere are not accepted.

Submission Language:
Papers can be submitted only in the English language.

Type of Submission:
Full-Length articles are original papers reporting the results of experimental or theoretical work providing new information on any aspect of Science or Engineering. The length of an article should be kept within 15 journal pages (about 6,000 words). Each full-length article submitted for publication is normally subject to review and criticism by two independent, anonymous referees, and authors are provided with copies of these reviews so that they can make revisions and improvements to their manuscripts before publication. Authors should aim to produce a manuscript that can be reviewed on its own, without assuming that earlier or later parts will be published. The Editor reserves the right to return without review manuscripts whose subject area or level of treatment appears unsuitable for International Journal of Robotics.

Brief reports on new work for which quick publication is desired may be submitted as Short Communications. They should be clearly indicated as such, and their length should be kept within 8 journal pages, with a maximum of 10 pages at the Editors' discretion (about 3,500 words). Short Communications are subject to the same peer review criteria as full-length articles, although the Editors may choose to use only one referee. Short Communications should include an abstract.

Review articles are typically 20-40 journal pages in length (about 20,000 words), and usually focus on a specialized area in science or engineering. They may be relatively broad in scope - thereby serving a tutorial function - or quite specialized, aimed at researchers in the chosen field. Selected authors are usually invited by the NJSE Editor to submit a review article on the subject they are specialized, however, interested authors may also suggest submitting a review article to the Journal.

Manuscript Preparation:
Contributors are requested to present the main outlines of their work in a manner intelligible to readers who are specialists in other fields. Specialist terms and symbols should be defined, lucidity should not be sacrificed for the sake of brevity, and both verbal and mathematical jargon should be avoided. Also, avoid personal pronouns such as T, 'we' and 'our' etc.; use an impersonal style instead. Manuscripts must be typewritten, double-spaced with wide (3 cm) margins on one side of white paper. Good quality printouts with a font size of 12 pt are required. The first page should contain the title of the manuscript, the authors' names, and the affiliation and address of the corresponding author (including a Fax and E-mail address). Full postal addresses must be given for all co-authors. Please also indicate the total number of pages, tables and figures submitted. The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity. Only Microsoft Word format can be accepted. Graphics should be submitted as MS Office files. Authors should retain a copy of their manuscript since the Journal cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of papers.

Title: The title should be self-explanatory, and free from abbreviations or unusual acronyms. The title should not contain more than 15 words.

Abstracts: Each paper should possess a self-contained abstract of approximately 200 words. References, figures and tables should not be cited in the abstract.

Text: Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendices, References, Figure captions and then Tables. If a list of symbols is included it should form the last Appendix. Do not import the Figures or Tables into your text. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers, but should be avoided wherever possible.

Units: The Journal follows the SI units system.

Maths: Detailed mathematical discussion should be placed in an appendix. Mathematical symbols are normally printed in italics except for functions and special symbols which are printed Roman upright: e.g., sin, cosh, Jo(. ..) (Bessel function of zero order), etc., e (the natural logarithm base), d (the differential symbol), j (or i) = , Re, mod. All matrices, vectors and tensors are printed bold upright. If not typed bold they should be underlined every time they occur. Equations should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right-hand side of the page. Equation numbers are distinguished in the text from reference numbers by being enclosed in parentheses: e.g. equation (5).

References: All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text refer to references by a number in square brackets on the line (e.g. John Smith [1]), and give the full reference in a numerical list at the end of the paper.

References should be given in the following form:
[1] B. Movassagh, M. M. Lakouraj, and Z. Fadaei, A convenient one-pot synthesis of thiolesters from disulfides using a Zn/AlC13 system; Journal of Chemical Research 22 (2001) 255-259.
[2] A. Khaki-Sedigh, Principles ofModem Control, Tehran University Press, 2004.
[3] P. Sas, Vibration testing: state of the art and challenges, in: M.D. Gilchrist (Ed.), Modem Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1997, pp. 65-74.
[4] P.M.L. Ribeiro, Geoltletrical Non-linear Vibration of Beams and Plates by the Hierarchical Finite Element Method, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Southampton, 1998.
[5]!03/1 03.htm

Work accepted for publication but not yet published should be referred to as "in press".

Illustrations: All illustrations should be provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction (which may include reduction) without retouching. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as 'Fig(s)' and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included within the text. All illustrations should be clearly marked on the back with the figure number and the author's name. The indication 'Top' must be given, if necessary. All figures are to have a caption. Captions should be supplied on a separate sheet. Wherever possible, graphs should be boxed in, and scale divisions should be marked on the inside of the boxes. Grids should not be shown. Insofar as possible, explanations should be placed in the legend; the drawing itself should contain a minimum of lettering.

Line drawings: Good quality printouts on white paper produced in black ink are required. All lettering, graph lines and points on graphs should be sufficiently large and bold to permit reproduction when the diagram has been reduced to a size suitable for inclusion in the journal. Dye-line prints or photocopies are not suitable for reproduction. Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations.

Photographs: Original photographs must be supplied as they are to be reproduced (e.g. black and white or color).If necessary, a scale should be marked on the photograph. Where lettering is to be included this should be superimposed on tracing paper. Please note that photocopies of photographs are not acceptable.

Color: Where color figures are required the author will incur the costs at the current color printing prices.

Authors should note that illustrations will not be returned unless specifically requested.

Submission of the Final Version after Acceptance:
After acceptance of each manuscript, the authors must edit their manuscript according to the IJR final version template that will be emailed to them from the journal office and send both MS office and PDF format of the manuscript to the journal address. It is important to note that the IJR does not publish the papers that are not coincident with the journal standard pre-defined template.

Proofs will be sent to the author (first named author if no corresponding author is identified multi-authored papers) and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any others may be charged to the author. Any queries should be answered in full. Please note that authors urged to check their proofs carefully before return, since the inclusion of late corrections cannot be guaranteed.

You may use the manuscript template below. Two separate file are needed to be upload at submission process:

1. Manuscript Main File : Authors information should not be placed in this file.

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2. Title page : Which contains authors information.

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