Guide for Authors

Articles Writing Guide

 Conflict of interest Form

Commitment form

How to submit an article

The sender of the article must be a member of the faculty. After registering on the journal site, the author must enter the article submission section and carefully complete all the requested information.

Essential files when submitting an article:

The main file of the article should be submitted in both Word and Pdf format. This file should have a title, Persian abstract, keywords in Persian, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion, references, and extended English abstract.

Commitment file: All authors must sign this file.

Conflict of interest file

Excel file of figures

Authors' affiliation file: This file includes the title of the article, the authors' names and their academic rank in Persian and English, e-mail, and telephone numbers of all authors.


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds with official number, etc. should be compulsory placed in this section. The names of financing organizations should be written in full, and the statement should follow the funding institution's criteria. Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, along with the Grant number must be mentioned in this section.


All the references should be cited throughout the manuscript text as well as in the Reference section organized in accordance with the APA reference style. Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically and in English language. It is also substantially recommended to the authors to refer to recent references in last 10 years rather than old and out of date ones. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. The authors are strongly advised to use a reference management tool such as “EndNote” for preparing bibliography and citation within the text.

See more information and examples in Author Guide.

  • There is no need for spaces preceding punctuation marks (dot, comma, semicolon, colon, question mark, exclamation mark) but place a space after these punctuation marks.
  • Use spaces before opening and after the closing parenthesis.
  • Articles should not be sent to Persian/English journal and to another journal in any language at home and/or abroad simultaneously.
  • If the format and structure of submitted articles do not comply with what is stated in this guide, it won’t be accepted.
  • The Journal can edit and delete some sections, without any change in its content and received journals will not bring.
  • Responsibility for the accuracy of the article is the author.
  • The file should be named in English. This name should include the first author's last name and sending date.
  • Articles may only be submitted through the Journal Website.
  • In order to expedite the referee process and publishing of an article, we will ask respected professors and researchers to ensure technical and literary editing and enforce this guide.

Article Processing Charge (APCs)

The Journal of Water and Soil does not receive any money from authors for initial review of articles. However, articles that are accepted after the judging process must pay two million rials for editing and publishing articles.