Guide for Authors

 Open Access

Journal of Optoelectronical Nanostructures (JOPN) is a peer-reviewed and open access journal (online journal), which publishes research papers, review papers, and research note in all areas of Optoelectronical Nanostructures. Upon submitting an article, authors are asked to indicate their agreement to abide by an open access Creative Commons license (CC-BY). Under the terms of this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright of their articles. However, the license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and the source of the work.





Guide for Preparation of Manuscript

Journal of Optoelectronical Nanostructures (JOPN) is published quarterly by Marvdasht Branch Islamic Azad University with collaboration of Iranian Solar Energy Scientific Society. JOPN is highly indexed journal and all published papers will be indexed with Google Scholar and ISC.

All researchers are cordially invited to submit their manuscripts to our Journal. Submitted articles should not be published or currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. 

1. Submission of manuscript: This instruction gives you guidelines for preparing papers for JOPN. Manuscripts should not be submitted if they have already been published or accepted for publication elsewhere. The full text of the paper including text, references, list of captions, tables, and figures should be submitted online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. The system automatically converts source files to a single PDF file of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF files at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail removing the need for a paper trail.


2. Category

i) Research paper (maximum of ten printed pages): An original article that presents a significant extension of knowledge or understanding and is written in such a way that qualified workers can replicate the key elements on the basis of the information given. 

ii) Review: An article of an extensive survey on one particular subject, in which information already published is compiled, analyzed and discussed. Reviews are normally published by invitation. Proposals of suitable subjects by prospective authors are welcome.

iii) Research note: (maximum of three printed pages): (a) An article on a new finding or interesting aspect of an ongoing study which merits prompt preliminary publication in condensed form, a medium for the presentation of (b) disclosure of new research and techniques, (c) topics, opinions or proposals of interest to the readers and (d) criticisms or additional proofs and interpretations in connection with articles previously published in the society journals.


3. Language: Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in any particular field. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and the following manuscript format may be returned to the author prior to review for correction. The full form of any abbreviation or acronym should be given in the text when the term is first used.



4. Units: Use of SI units is mandatory. Journal style is to use the form S m-1, A m-2, W m-1 K-1, not S/m, A/m2, W/m.K.


5. Style of manuscript: It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. The manuscripts should be submitted according to the template file prepared fo authors. Use Times New Roman font, on consecutively numbered pages of uniform size (Width:17.35, Height: 23.53) with 3.03 cm margin on the top, 1.5 cm on the bottom, 2.42 cm on the left and right. It is highly recommended to use the template prepared with these settings and copy-paste your paper in that file. The manuscript must be presented in the order: (1) title, (2) abstract and key words, (3) text, (4) references, (5) appendices, and (6) list of captions, each of which should start on a new page. All papers should be limited to 20 pages. Note that, the figures should be included in the main file. Besides, the figuers should be sent seperatly, too.


 Access to Word template of manuscript.

Access to  word and Pdf Copyright Transfer Form.


Conflict of Interests and Authorship conformation: Authors are expected to be aware of publication ethics regarding authorship, conflict of interests, etc.

Access to Pdf of  conflict of interests form.