Requirements for new submission
Potential authors should submit their manuscript(s) via the online submission system according to the following format:
Paper Template (DOC):
Paper Template (PDF):
When a manuscript has been submitted for publication by the journal, authors will be requested to fill and sign the below copyright agreement, which include the exclusive right to publish and distribute the accepted article in all forms and media and the authority to enforce the rights in the article, against third parties, in cases of plagiarism or copyright infringement. It is noteworthy the authors retain the copyright and full publishing right without restriction. We recommend authors to download the Copyright Agreement and Conflict of Interest Statement and confirm the ethical issues involved in the mentioned file. Afterward, the Copyright Agreement is forwarded as an attachment in the article submitting steps.
Types of article
Research articles, review articles, case studies, and technical notes.
Please ensure that the following items are available:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
All necessary files to be uploaded:
• Include keywords
• All figures (include relevant captions)
• All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
• Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
Supplemental files (where applicable)
• Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
• All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
• A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare
• Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed
• Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements
Ethics in publishing
Please see our information pages on Publication Ethics.
Declaration of interest
All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their work.
Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.
Authors should complete the declaration of interest statement and upload to the submission system at the Attach/Upload Files step.
If there are no interests to declare, please choose: 'Declarations of interest: none' in the template.
Submission declaration and verification
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the Plagiarism Detection Software “samimnor”.
Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Articles should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader, should contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of race, gender, culture or any other characteristic, and should use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, for instance by using 'he or she', 'his/her' instead of 'he' or 'his', and by making use of job titles that are free of stereotyping (e.g. 'chairperson' instead of 'chairman').
Contributions of Authors
For transparency, we encourage authors to submit an author statement file outlining their individual contributions to the article using the relevant CRediT roles: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Roles/Writing - original draft; Writing - review & editing. Authorship statements should be formatted with the names of authors first and CRediT role(s) following.
Possible Changes to Authorship
Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) 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.
Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.
Please write your text in Persian.
Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. Editable files (Word) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.
Please submit the names and institutional e-mail addresses of several potential referees. Please do not suggest referees from your country. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.
To foster transparency, authors are required to include a 'Data availability' section in their manuscript prior to their reference section. The intention of this section is to provide readers with information on where they can obtain the research data required to reproduce the work reported in the manuscript.
The regular review process includes the following items:
- Checking the Persian language
- Format/Style check based on the IMOS’s paper template
- Plagiarism check (Once submitting the manuscript, Editors of Innovation Management and Operational Strategies use the PLAGIARISM software to check the submitted articles against millions of other published scholarly articles, books, conference papers, dissertations, other academic content, and billions of web pages to ensure its originality.)
- Editorial board fast review
- Blind peer reviews the manuscript at least by two potential experts in the field of the paper, if it passes four above-mentioned items.
Peer review process
To maintain the peer review system, authors can participate in the peer review process to evaluate the articles of others.
Requirements after acceptance of the paper
Since the paper's proofreading is the sole responsibility of the corresponding author, then prior to the publication of the paper, the final version of the paper is sent to the corresponding author via an email and he is asked to review it and if it has no problem, he will confirm it. Changes to the article are accepted only at this stage with the editor in chief's permission. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent to us in one communication. Please check carefully before answering, because any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed.
Authors can trace their submitted paper through IMOS website on author’s login section at http://www.journal-imos.ir/
You can also use the following clip to learn the submitting process.