Guide for Authors

Author’s Guide

Sharif Journal of Civil Engineering (SJCE) announces its intention of publishing the research achievements of the academic elite in various civil engineering subfields in the form of academic articles.

The received articles are first reviewed by the editor-in-chief in terms of content and upon gaining initial approval, the article format is checked by an expert in charge based on the journal’s suggested standard format. In the next step, a commitment form is sent to the author(s) and the paper will be sent for the process of peer review.

It should be noted that the person who registered on the journal website, irrespective of his/her academic position/degree, is held responsible for correspondence in all stages, and he/she is the only one who has access to the username and password.

In case students sign up on the site, it is mandatory that they have their supervisor’s cover letter for future correspondence; otherwise, the reviewing process will stop.

Note: Once the commitment form is filled out, it is not possible to make any alteration to the author(s)’ names and affiliations.


In order to submit your paper in the journal, follow the instructions given below in sequence:

  1. Sign up at

Please note that all information put in this stage is regarded as the personal information of the corresponding author.

  1. Once the registration process in completed, log in to the system using the specified username and password. Then, click on the submission button on the top of the page to submit your paper.
  2. Select your article type from the list and then go to the next page.
  3. Enter the title of your research paper in both Persian and English. Entering a short title is optional.
  4. Include the information of other authors, if any, who contributed to writing the paper. Additional information is provided in the related page.
  5. Select the subfields related to your investigation issue. In case the relative subfield is not given in the list, mention it in the box below.
  6. If you feel the need for further explanation, provide it in the supplementary explanation section.

Note: Fill in the following forms given in this section and upload them: the letter to the editor in chief and checklist.

It should be mentioned that in case all the required information is not provided properly, the journal can rightfully put an end to the reviewing process.   


  1. All given information of the paper to be submitted appears in the article submission section. Recheck the content and if correct, click on the submission button. Make sure that you keep your paper code number.

Once all the above-mentioned instructions are followed, your article will be registered and sent to the editor-in-chief. You will be notified of the status of your article in your personal profile in case your article is approved or needs revision.


Manuscript preparation guidelines:


  • The content should be written in two columns with a line length of 8.5 cm and font of Nazanin Point 12 in Microsoft Office Word. Of note, the least and utmost number of pages should be 7 and 15, respectively, with proper line spacing and page numbering.
  • The tile page includes the title, authors’ names and affiliation, corresponding author information, both Persian and English abstracts containing 130-150 and 300-350 words, respectively (written in Times font 12), and both Persian and English keywords (4 to 7 words).
  • The rest of the paper components including the introduction as well as main headings and subheadings should be determined and numbered in sequence.
  • All the formulae and relations should be written in the MathType. Keep in mind that all of the required terms and numbers in the charts, figures, and tables should be written in Persian.


Figures and Tables:

  1. Given that the layout design of the pages demands columns of 8.5 cm, it is required that the original figures and charts be inserted in the manuscript in the width range of 8 to 16 cm on the scale of Pixels/Inch, frame (border) thickness of 8 px, and chart line of 6 px. Of note, all files should be prepared using Photoshop software with the resolution of 600 in a white background in either JPG or Tif format and then, be uploaded via complementary files. Multi-part figures should be sent together.
  2. Avoid using Latin words and terms that have common Persian equivalents inside the figures, tables, and text. In case using a Latin word is inevitable, its English equivalent should also be included.The titles of the tables should be inserted above them while those of figures and diagrams should be written below them.
  3. The references of the figures and tables included in the manuscript should be marked with a gray background.


All the sources used in the text should be numbered consecutively from number one written in brackets []. Make sure that all sources used throughout the research process should be written in English in the Reference section.

The Persian references should also be translated into English and the word (in Persian) should be written in parentheses at the end of each reference. Of note, the year of publications should also be translated into the Gregorian calendar.

To simplify, some examples of sources in the form of articles, books, and article collections are given below:



M‌i‌r‌g‌h‌a‌f‌o‌o‌r‌i, S.H., S‌a‌d‌e‌g‌h‌i A‌r‌a‌n‌i, Z. a‌n‌d J‌a‌f‌a‌r‌n‌e‌j‌a‌d, A. "F‌o‌r‌c‌a‌s‌t‌i‌n‌g s‌u‌c‌c‌e‌s‌s  o‌f c‌o‌m‌m‌e‌r‌c‌i‌a‌l‌i‌z‌a‌t‌i‌o‌n o‌f

i‌n‌n‌o‌v‌a‌t‌i‌v‌e i‌d‌e‌a‌s u‌s‌i‌n‌g a‌r‌t‌i‌f‌i‌c‌i‌a‌l n‌e‌u‌r‌a‌l n‌e‌t‌w‌o‌r‌k‌s; t‌h‌e c‌a‌s‌e o‌f i‌n‌v‌e‌n‌t‌o‌r‌s a‌n‌d i‌n‌n‌o‌v‌a‌t‌i‌o‌n‌s i‌n Y‌a‌z‌d p‌r‌o‌v‌i‌n‌c‌e'',

J‌o‌u‌r‌n‌a‌l o‌f S‌c‌i‌e‌n‌c‌e  a‌n‌d T‌e‌c‌h‌n‌o‌l‌o‌g‌y P‌o‌l‌i‌c‌y, ‌4 (1), p‌p. 63-76 (I‌n P‌e‌r‌s‌i‌a‌n) (2011).


H‌i‌n‌d‌m‌a‌r‌s‌h, J. "T‌h‌e e‌l‌e‌c‌t‌r‌i‌c‌a‌l-c‌i‌r‌c‌u‌i‌t v‌i‌e‌w‌p‌o‌i‌n‌t'', I‌n E‌l‌e‌c‌t‌r‌i‌c‌a‌l M‌a‌c‌h‌i‌n‌e‌s a‌n‌d t‌h‌e‌i‌r A‌p‌p‌l‌i‌c‌a‌t‌i‌o‌n‌s, P.H‌a‌m‌m‌o‌n‌d, E‌d., 4t‌h E‌d‌n., p‌p. 57-130, P‌e‌r‌g‌a‌m‌o‌n P‌r‌e‌s‌s, O‌x‌f‌o‌r‌d, U‌K (1975).

P‌r‌o‌c‌e‌e‌d‌i‌n‌g‌s a‌n‌d r‌e‌p‌o‌r‌t‌s

W‌a‌l‌k‌e‌r, L.K. a‌n‌d M‌o‌r‌g‌a‌n, J.R. "F‌i‌e‌l‌d p‌e‌r‌f‌o‌r‌m‌a‌n‌c‌e o‌f f‌i‌r‌m s‌i‌l‌t‌y c‌l‌a‌y'', 9t‌h I‌n‌t. C‌o‌n‌f. o‌n S‌o‌i‌l M‌e‌c‌h. A‌n‌d F‌o‌u‌n‌d. E‌n‌g‌r‌g., 1, T‌o‌k‌y‌o, J‌a‌p‌a‌n, p‌p.341-346 (1977).

B‌a‌r‌k‌s‌d‌a‌l‌e, R.D. a‌n‌d B‌a‌c‌h‌u‌s, R.C. "D‌e‌s‌i‌g‌n a‌n‌d c‌o‌n‌s‌t‌r‌u‌c‌t‌i‌o‌n o‌f s‌t‌o‌n‌e c‌o‌l‌u‌m‌n‌s'', R‌e‌p‌o‌r‌t S‌C‌E‌G‌I‌T

83-10, G‌e‌o‌r‌g‌i‌a I‌n‌s‌t. o‌f T‌e‌c‌h., A‌t‌l‌a‌n‌t‌a, G‌A, s‌u‌b‌m‌i‌t‌t‌e‌d t‌o F‌e‌d. H‌i‌g‌h‌w‌a‌y A‌d‌m‌i‌n (1983).

B‌h‌a‌n‌d‌a‌r‌i, R.K.M. "B‌e‌h‌a‌v‌i‌o‌r o‌f t‌a‌n‌k f‌o‌u‌n‌d‌e‌d o‌n s‌o‌i‌l r‌e‌i‌n‌f‌o‌r‌c‌e‌d w‌i‌t‌h s‌t‌o‌n‌e c‌o‌l‌u‌m‌n‌s'', V‌I‌I‌I E‌u‌r‌o‌p‌e‌a‌n C‌o‌n‌f.

 o‌n S‌o‌i‌l M‌e‌c‌h. a‌n‌d F‌o‌u‌n‌d. E‌n‌g‌r‌g., H‌e‌l‌s‌i‌n‌k‌i (1983(



Viewing and receiving the required file forms:

 - Commitment

- Cover letter

- Conflict of interests

- Writing guidelines

- Sample article

 - Approved diagrams in articles

- Example of an approved figure (guide of changing a scientific symbol into a general number)