Abstract and keywords:

The abstract should be at least 150 words. The abstract should consist of a single paragraph, and it should not contain references or mathematical symbols. The maximum numbers of keywords are 5.

Length of paper and margins:

The length of a paper is limited to 30 pages at maximum. In formatting your A4-size paper, the top margin should be set to 2.54 cm, bottom margin to 2.54 cm, left margin to 2.54 cm, and right margin to 2.54 cm. Exceeding the page limit will result in rejection.

Font specification and spacing:

The “main body” of the paper should be set in the Times New Roman font using a 12-point font size. The paper should be single-spaced. Use 11 point Times New Roman for the “abstract” and “keywords” and also use 16 point Times New Roman for the “title” of the paper.

Formatting the pages:

The first paragraph after a heading should not be indented.

Mathematical expressions in text and displays: 

Display only the most important equations, and number only the displayed equations that are explicitly referenced in the text. If a display is referenced in the text, then enclose the equation number in parentheses and place it flush with the right-hand margin of the column.

In the text, each reference to an equation number should also be enclosed in parentheses. For example, the solution to (1) is given in (2) in Appendix A. The equations can be entered using the Equation option available in the Symbols group on the Insert tab in Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010, or using Microsoft Equation Editor in older versions of Microsoft Word.

Figures and tables:

Figures and tables should be centered within the text and should not extend beyond the right and left margins of the paper. Figures and tables are numbered sequentially, but separately. All tables and figures should be explicitly referenced in the text and they should not be placed before they are referenced. The caption of the tables should begin with the word Table, followed by the table number and a colon. An example is presented in Table 1. Use 10 point Times New Roman for the “contents of the tables and figures” and also use 10 points (bold) Times New Roman for the “labels of the tables and figures”. Each figure should appear in the document after the paragraph in which the figure is first referenced.


It is particularly important that you state clearly what you have done and explain how your work is different from previously published work. At the end of the research papers, future works will be stated.


Place the acknowledgments section, if needed, after the main text, but before any appendices and the references. The section heading is not numbered.


Your references should be published materials accessible to the public. “References” should be set in Harvard format and the Times New Roman font using an 11-point font size. Referring to “Technical report”, “Conference papers”, “Journal papers”, “Books” and “Websites” must be as follows.

To cite a reference in the text, use the author-date method. Thus, Chien (1989) could also be cited parenthetically (Chien 1989). For a work by four or more authors, use an abbreviated form. For example, a work by Banks, Carson, Nelson, and Nicol would be cited as one of the following ways: Banks et al. (2000) or (Banks et al., 2000). Parenthetical citations are enclosed in parentheses ( ), not square brackets [ ]. The items in a series of such citations are usually separated by commas.

The following is a list of correct forms of citations:

  •  Brown and Edwards (1993),
  • (Brown and Edwards, 1993),
  • (Brown and Edwards 1993; Smith, 1997), and
  • (Brown et al., 1995; Smith, 1997).

 References to books should include the author’s name; year of publication; title; page numbers where appropriate; publisher; place of publication.

Place the list of references after the appendices. The section heading is “References”, and is not numbered. List only references that are cited in the text. Arrange the references in alphabetical order.

For example :

  • Donnelly, R.G., and Lightfoot, R.S., (1996). “Information technology support of strategic management activities”, IEMC 96, Proceedings, 308 – 315, Vancouver, BC.
  • Chien, C., (1989). “Small Sample Theory for Steady-State Confidence Intervals”, Technical Report No. 37, Department of Operations Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
  • Leveson, N., Simpson, S., and Mike, B., (2015). “A systems approach to risk management through leading safety indicators”, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 120-134.
  • Rabbani, M., Aliabadi, L., Heidari, R., Farrokhi-Asl, H., (2017). "Applying queuing theory for a reliable integrated location-inventory problem under facility disruption risks", Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 1-18, DOI: 10.22116/JIEMS.2017.54601
  • Saloner G., Shepard A., and Podolney J., (2001). Strategic management, First ed. Wiley, USA.


Place any appendices after the References and label them A, B, C, and so forth.


The authors should transfer the copyright to JIEMS. Therefore, the authors have to sign the copyright form (click here) and send it to JIEMS email (jiems@icms.ac.ir).

Publication fee:

The Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Studies (JIEMS) is published based on open access policy. This structure helps authors reach a wider audience and promote the international impact of their contributions. In this way, JIEMS considers a publication fee for accepted papers. This fee is used for the editing and publication process. The current fee of JIEMS is 2,500,000 Rials per accepted paper. Note that this charge is not applicable for reviewing process and rejected papers.