Guide for Authors


Journal of the Earth and Space Physics (JESP) is a specialized journal, published seasonally by the Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran. It was started in 1971 with the aim of publishing papers in all areas of the Geophysical Sciences. JESP accepts articles in Earthquake Seismology, Engineering Seismology, Exploration Seismology, Geomagnetism, Gravimetry, Satellite Gravimetry, Geodesy, Geoelectric, Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics, Air Pollution, Tide, Luminescence Dating, Physical Oceanography, Solar Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and other related areas.



* Manuscripts should be written in English and sent via the Website:

*  In English articles, the font for the English text must be Time New Roman with a size of 11.


Submission declaration and verification Author(s) should fill the copyright form which implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), 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 And that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.


Essential title page information



Concise and informative, titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.


Authors’ names and affiliations

Present the authors' names and their affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done). Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and the e-mail address of each author.


Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle formal correspondences at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication.



A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusion(s). An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, references should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.



Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.


Formatting requirements

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Also subsections should be numbered. Distinction between headings and sub-headings should be clearly indicated. ‏The following arrangement of sections is recommended:

  1. Introduction
  2. Methods/Theory
  3. Measurements/Observations
  4. Results and/or Discussion
  5. Conclusions

Acknowledgements (if it is required)

Appendices (if it is required)



Tables: Tables should be numbered in the order of appearance in the text, and given a title at the top. Units should also be included in the column headings.


Figures: All photographs, diagrams and graphs should be referred to as “Figure” and numbered consecutively, as they are referred to in the text. Each figure should have a clear explanatory caption, with its approximate location noted in the margin. Figures must be suitable for reproduction without being altered or redrawn, and marginal notes such as coordinates should be included. Original drawings should be provided in good quality that may be in color.


Math formulae

The formulae should be numbered sequentially in parentheses as far as possible; they should be written in a linear form, with spacing clearly indicated. A clear distinction should be made between the letter O and the zero symbol, the letters l, I and the number one, κ and k, μ and u, η and n, etc.


Units: The metric system should be used for units. Abbreviations of units are used only when preceded by a number.



If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.



Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full.


Citation in text

All citations in the text should refer to:

1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year
of publication;

2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication;

3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication.

Examples: Davis and Rabinowitz (1975), when forming a part of a sentence, or (Davis and Rabinowitz, 1975), when forming an addition to a sentence, in parentheses.

  • Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

Examples: 'as demonstrated (Allan, 1999, 2000a, 2000b; Allan and Jones, 1999). Kramer et al. (2010) have recently shown ....'


List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.



Reference to a journal publication:

van der Geer, J., Hanraads, Jr., A. J. and Lupton, R. A., 2010, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun, 163, 51-59.


Reference to a book:

Strunk, Jr., W. and White, E. B., 2000, The elements of style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.


Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R. and Adams, L. B., 2009, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B. S., Smith, R. Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281-304.