Abstract and keywords:

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

Length of paper and margins:

The length of a paper is limited to 30 pages at most. In formatting your A4-size paper, the top margin should be set to 2.54 cm, the bottom margin to 2.54 cm, the left margin to 2.54 cm, and the 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 Times New Roman 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 centred 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 references. The section heading is not numbered.


Your references should be published materials accessible to the public. “References” should be set in APA format and Times New Roman font using an 11-point font size.

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.


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 the 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 15,000,000 Rials per accepted paper (Since 14 May 2022). Note that this charge is not applicable for reviewing processes and rejected papers.