Guide for Authors

Guide for the Authors

This section contains instructions, requirements, and quick style guidelines for preparing your manuscript for submission to Research in Contemporary World Literature. Please follow these instructions carefully.

Word Limit

Please include a word count for your paper. Submissions should not exceed 9000 words total.


Your paper should be structured in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text (introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion); acknowledgements; references; appendices; tables; figures.

1. Title

The title should not exceed 15 words, and it should be positioned 50 millimeters from the top. 15-point boldface B Lotus should be used. It should be center-aligned, with line(s) not exceeding 130 millimeters.

2. Author(s) and affiliation(s)

The author name(s) should appear two lines below the title, in 13-point boldface B Lotus font, center-aligned.

Affiliations should include: departments, titles (professional or academic), organizations or universities, and cities, in 13-point B Lotus font.

3. Abstract

Abstract should appear 12 millimeters from the top, in one paragraph, and not title or indentation is allowed. The margins should be 25 millimeters. The abstract should comply with the body of manuscript in line-spacing, using 12-point B Lotus font, falling within a word count of 120.

4. Key terms

Following the abstract and prior to Introduction should appear Key terms, including no more than eight terms. There should be one blank line preceding and one following Key terms. This section should be in 12-point B Lotus font, with the title (Key terms) being boldface and the items plain. Here is an example:

Key terms: ……………………………………

5. Introduction and body

Introduction section follows the Key terms. 12-point B Lotus should be used for Introduction and body. The opening lines of paragraphs, except the ones following titles/subtitles, should be indented five millimeters. The body should be in one column, adjusted on both sides. Titles should be numbered, with 1 assigned to Introduction. Titles should be in boldface 12-point B Lotus and right-adjusted. No space (blank line) is to appear between paragraphs. However, titles (of the sections of manuscript) should be preceded and followed by a blank line.

Footnotes should appear on the page of first occurrence, in 12-point B Lotus font, right adjusted as with the body, continuously numbered for the whole manuscript.

The closing paragraph of Introduction should (re)state the work’s subject and delineate its innovative aspects.

6. Acknowledgements

The title(s) of Acknowledgements should not be numbered and should appear in boldface 12-point B Lotus font, and the body should be in the same font as the main body of the manuscript.

7. Citations and references

All the cited sources should appear within brackets ([]) in the body of the work and their full form should be included in References after the main body and before Indices. All the references should have been cited in the body (and all cited sources should be included in References). Each reference should include the author’s/authors’ name, the full title of the cited work, the title of the book or journal containing the cited work (with no abbreviations), issue, page number(s), volume, and publication date (all in full). Line spacing should comply with the body, with a blank line inserted between references. Book titles in the body and References should be italicized. Article titles should appear within inverted commas (“”) in both the body and References. 12-point Times New Roman font should be used for References. In case a cited source has one or two authors, they should both be mentioned, separated with and (و), and for works with more than two authors, the first author should be mentioned followed by et al. The followings are a few examples:

[1] Karki, K.C., "A Calculation Procedure for Viscous Flows at All Speeds in Complex Geometries", Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, (1986).

 [2] Bennon, W.D., and Incropera, F.P., "Developing Laminar Mixed Convection with Solidification in a Vertical Channel", ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 110, pp. 410- 415, (1988).

[3] Walker, K.P., "Research and Development Program for Nonlinear Structural Modeling with Advanced Time-temperature Dependent Constitutive Relationship", Report PWA- 5700-50, NASA CR-165533, (1981).

 [4] Kays, W.M., and Crawford, M.E., "Convective Heat and Mass Transfer", 3 rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, (1993).

 [5] Eslami, M.R., and Mahbadi, H., "Load and Deformation Controlled Cyclic Loadings", Fourth International Congress on Thermal Stresses, June 8-11, Osaka, Japan, pp. 11-16, (2001). 9 –

Financial Requirements

Manuscripts submitted to RCWL will only be processed if the following requirementsare met:

All contributors must deposit 2500000 Rials upon final acceptance for publication.