Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors

Read the guidelines thoroughly. Papers will not be reviewed if they do not follow our submission guidelines.

Papers should be submitted electronically to

Upon receipt of the paper, a confirmation e-mail will be sent electronically.

Application Fee


A. For Iranian authors (even if one of the authors is Iranian):


These items were approved in the final session of the editorial board of IER journal in April 2019:


1- A formal letter of an editorial center, which approves English writing of your manuscript should be submitted on the web page of your paper.


2- When submitting an article to the Iranian Economic Review (IER) journal, the submitting author must agree to pay the publication charge for the reviewing process. After acceptance, the article will enter the production cycle and the author will be asked to pay the publication charge for the acceptance. When final formatting corrections are made and the author approves their article for publication, payment of the publication charge must be received before the article will be published online.


Payment should be made by this information, which all must include in the receipt paper bank.

Please email the bank receipt to journal address:


After submitting of each article: 1,000,000 Rial


After acceptance of each article: 3,000,000 Rial


Bank account information:


شماره حساب 4001070103006825

و شناسه 386070174140107000000002202202 

شبا 830100004001070103006825

(شناسه، الزامی است)

 با نام تمرکز وجوه اختصاصی نزد بانک مرکزی


به اطلاع می رساند شماره حساب قبلی مجله، دیگر معتبر نیست و دانشکده، به آن دسترسی ندارد. لطفا مبالغ مربوط را صرفا به همین شماره حساب (و نه شماره حساب قبلی؛ که احتمالا مدتها پیش برای شما ایمیل شده) واریز نمایید.


توجه: در صورتی که مبلغ را به شماره حساب قبلی واریز نمایید، متاسفانه ناچار بایستی مجددا به همین شماره حساب هم پرداخت کنید. 

لطفا تا زمانی که دفتر مجله به شما ایمیلی مبنی بر پرداخت هزینه ارسال نکرده، هزینه را واریز نفرمایید.

B. For authors of other nationalities


** We are negotiating to find a way for other nationalities' payment. Until then, no processing fee will be involved before and after acceptance of the manuscript.

Moreover, other nationalities do not need to submit any formal letter for approving English writing of their paper, unless the reviewers ask for it.

Papers Format


1- All manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word 2007 (or upper) format with 1 line spacing and should not exceed 28 pages (a 35-page limit applies to double-spaced manuscripts). This limit includes reference lists, figures, and tables.

2- Please use 12- point Times New Roman or similar font. Margins should be 3-centimeters on the top, bottom, and sides. 

3- Two files should be submitted, when you sent your article for the first time: 1) Manuscript (all of your paper, include the title and abstract and main text, but without the names of authors) and 2) Title page (paper title, abstract, names, and information of all authors).

When you attach these two files, you should choose "file type"; for a manuscript, please choose "manuscript main file (without authors' name)" and for the title page, please choose "title page".

4- All papers must include an abstract (150-250 or fewer words) with Keywords (five words at least) and JEL Classification. For finding JEL Classification, please use this link:



5- Fully reference all prior work on the same subject and compare your paper to that work. In addition to referencing the work of other scholars, you should be certain to cite your work when applicable.

6- Do not use Caps-Lock for all letters of your paper title, your name or other parts in your article; please just use it for the first letter of each word. For example: Deficits and Inflation: An Open Economy Model of the United States

7- Formulas should be typed in Microsoft Equation 3.0. Please do not use images for formulas.

8- The axes in diagrams, charts, and graphs should be titled in all pictures and the resolution of details in all figures should be high.

9- All references should be in the English language, if you use some references in other languages, please translate them into English.

10- APA standard should be used for the References format. If the references are not complete, we have to send back your article for editing and resubmitting. Please use the examples of this link (exactly and in all details):

11- Please use the references of the recent seven years more than other references to increasing the likelihood of publication.


Some examples for References format (APA Standard):


- Please translate references of other languages into the English language.

- Every word in titles of books/articles/… should be capital (except prepositions, conjunctions …). For example: Globalization and the Manufacturing Sector: A Study of Some Selected Textiles Firms in Nigeria

-Please read every example very carefully and detailed.



1)  Articles with one author:

Aluko, M. (2004). Globalization and the Manufacturing Sector: A Study of Some Selected Textiles Firms in Nigeria. Journal of Social Science, 9(2), 122-127.

Aldemir, Ş. (2007). The Impacts of Exchange Rates on Import Prices in Turkish Economy: 1988- 2004. International Economic and Foreign Trade Policies, 1, 53-57.


2)  Articles with two authors:

Aluko, M. A., & Akinola, G. O. (2004). Globalization and the Manufacturing Sector: A Study of Some Selected Textiles Firms in Nigeria. Journal of Social Science, 9(2), 122-127.


Abizadeh, S., & Yousefi, M. (1998). Deficits and Inflation: An Open Economy Model of the United States. Applied Economics, 30, 107-316.


3)  Articles with more than two authors:

Aluko, M. A., Akinola, G. O., & Fatokun, S. (2004). Globalization and the Manufacturing Sector: A Study of Some Selected Textiles Firms in Nigeria. Journal of Social Science, 9(2), 122-127.


4)  If you don’t have enough information about an article or a book …, please write the link after “Retrieved from”. For discussion papers, working papers…, you should write the link too. Examples:


Carzonery, M., Cumby, R., & Diba, B. (1998). Is the Price Level Determined by the Need of Fiscal Solvency? NBER Working Paper, 6471, Retrieved from


Bhattacharya, R., Ila, P., & Ajay, Shah. (2011). Monetary Policy Transmission in an Emerging Market Setting. Working Paper, 11/5, Retrieved from


5)  Books

Baltagi, B. H. (2008). Econometric Analysis of Panel Data. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Hsiao, C. (2003). Analysis of Panel Data (2nd Ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


6)  Master's Thesis

Unpublished master’s thesis:

Swinton, M. A. (1984).  Family Stress in Phenylketonuria (Unpublished Master's Thesis). University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Published master's thesis:

Swinton, M. A. (1984).  Family Stress in Phenylketonuria (Master's Thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses.


7)  Doctoral Dissertation


Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation

Murray, B. P. (2008). Prior knowledge, two teaching approaches for metacognition: Main idea and summarization strategies in reading (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation(, Fordham University, New York.


Published Doctoral Dissertation

Murray, B. P. (2008). Prior knowledge, two teaching approaches for metacognition: Main idea and summarization strategies in reading (Doctoral Dissertation, Fordham University, New York). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses.


McDonald, J. (2007). The Role of Online Discussion Forums in Supporting Learning in Higher Education (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Southern Queensland, Australia). Retrieved from


8)   Conferences

Hughes, H. (2002). Information Literacy with an International Focus. In K. Appleton, C. Macpherson, & D. Orr (Eds.), International Lifelong Learning Conference: Refereed papers from the 2nd International Lifelong Learning Conference (208-213). Rockhampton: Central Queensland University Press.


Asgharpur, H., Kohnehshahri, L. A., & Karami, A. (2007). The Relationships between Interest Rates and Inflation Changes: An Analysis of Long-Term Interest Rate Dynamics in Developing Countries. International Economic Conference on Trade and Industry (IECTI), Retrieved from


9)  Websites

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2011). Australia's health in 2004. Retrieved from


If you have a writer on the website:

Allen, D. (2004). Dealing with your meeting notes. Retrieved from


10)     Online Databases of Dictionaries

Endep(2016). In MIMS online. Retrieved February 2, 2016, from



* If you have repetitive writers of books or articles…, please use ten space lines instead of the name of repetitive writers:


Hahn, E., Michele, C. Z., & Marcelo, S. (2007). Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Emerging Markets. ECB, Working Paper, 739, Retrieved from


---------- (2003). Pass-Through of External Shocks to Euro Area Inflation. ECB, Working Paper, 243, Retrieved from




How to submit your revised paper or change other information you registered before


Please enter into your page (with user and password you had before),


Open this link:  “submission sent back to author”

Then click on the Manuscript ID of your paper,

On the left of the page, click on “attach files” (line number 9)

Then you should fill these three fields:

-                     file type

-                     file description

-                     file name:


Please delete the last file you uploaded. (Click on the red trash basket, at the end of its line)


Then to upload the final revised file of your paper:


For “file type”, please choose: manuscript main file (without authors’ name)

for the final file of your paper

(* If you want to upload your explanation for reviewers, please choose: Response to reviewer)

File description is not necessary.

And for file name, upload your final file by the “browse” button.


Then use “next” button, until you reach “submit Manuscript” in the last page, click on it, and you finished uploading your revised paper.

  • You can change any other information in the other stages.
  • If not you are not the Corresponding Author, you cannot change any information or upload the final version.
  • The format of the final version should be Microsoft Word (not Pdf,…).


 If you had any questions, please do not hesitate to email the executive manager (