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    JIST publishes all its issues in full Open Access and there is a publication fee from March 2019 for all Iranian authors and from March 2021 for all overseas authors. Open Access publication gives unlimited use and reuse of articles and give more readability to the published papers.

    The publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Publication Charges or Article Processing Charges.

    JIST supported with a small budget by ACECR, and now pays for its services with a variety of paid services provided by the authors and in print. Many referees give their valuable time and services to the journal and some of them work honorably.

    The article charges fees are covering:


    • Initial Evaluation—Filtering of papers upon submission by internal staff and editorial board members.
    • Organization of peer-review—JIST provides a high degree of assistance to Academic Editors so that they can only focus on editorial decisions. We employ in-house editors to invite reviewers, collect review reports, communicate with authors and reviewers, correspond with authors about revision, etc.
    • Production—including copy-editing, typesetting, copy-editing XML and PDF conversion, and language editing.
    • Proofreading—Corresponding with authors to approve the final text and requesting any missing information.
    • Other Editorial assistance—Handling any questions and requests for support before submission, during the editorial and peer-review process, or post-publication.
    • Journal management & development—The in-house Managing Editors track key performance indicators of each journal, monitor competing journals and the trends in the field. They also provide reports and hold discussions with the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board.
    • Indexing & archiving—JIST has a team dedicated to indexing relations who advise on the eligibility of a journal for application to be indexed in different databases. Our team communicate closely with the contact persons at the different databases and receive regular updates on the status of applications. We dedicate time to keep ourselves up to date on any changes in the evaluation criteria or application procedure.


    Accordingly, Iranian authors pay the charges in two part. First for “Referee Charge” and then for publication charge of Article Processing Charge (APC).


    However, authors outside of Iran pay one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. For Overseas authors, there are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Some items (Editorials, Corrections, Addendums, Retractions, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.


    Referee Charge

    Publication Charge(APC)

    (Upto 12 pages)

    Extra Page Charge(EPC)

    (Pages 13-20)


    2.000.000 IRR

    3.000.000 IRR

    500.000 IRR






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    Payment Instructions

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