Aims and Scope:
IJLP is a publication by Faculty of Wood and Paper Engineering at Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran.
IJLP is a peer-reviewed journal and aims to provide a forum for the prompt publication of original research on all areas of lignocellulosic products and composites, including
- Science, fundamentals, and characterization,
- Physical, chemical and mechanical properties,
- Engineering design, analysis, mathematical modeling and computer simulation,
- Their utilization in heritage and traditional cases, and new applications in all cases,
- Manufacturing economy, raw material supplying and management,
- Modern utilizations and new capabilities,
- New and innovative technologies for the measurement of properties,
- Employing the new technologies such as biotechnology and nanotechnology in production of lignocellulosic products,
- Environmental aspects, global warming, life cycle assessment, CO2 sequestration,
- Sustainable materials and buildings, green process and products.
All articles subject to a peer review process managed by the co-editors, with oversight by the Editorial Board. IJLP employs an automated system for web-based submission of articles.
Now, the site of journal (http://ijlp.gau.ac.ir) is ready to receive the paper and process the next steps. All procedures are performed as online.
Contact details for submission
If you are not able to submit your paper to IJLP electronically, or have any inquiry please contact the Editorial Office, email@example.com
Type of papers
IJLP publishes Original articles, Review articles, Case studies and Short communications on the above mentioned topics.
Research articles should be succinct, high quality research results that improve the state of the art of the topics treated by the journal. The work reported should be technically sound and sufficiently unique, with the conceptual foundations of models or ideas properly documented. It is important to report on model or concept performance against data and other considerations, and the relevance to user needs.
Review papers provide an extensive overview of recent developments in specific areas that fall within the scope of the journal. These kinds of papers are expected to have an extensive literature review followed by an in-depth analysis of the subject matter, and identify challenges for future research.
Short communications are short articles commenting on published work in IJLP and on topics of interest to the wide readership.
Submission of an article means that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or conference), 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 including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder. Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review by the editor-in-chief if they do not comply with the instructions for authors or if they are beyond the scope of the journal.
Role of the funding source
You are responsible to acknowledge the role of the funding body in your paper.
This journal offers you the option of making your article freely available to all via the Gorgan University’s webpage platform.
Page charge: IJLP does not have page charges.
Language and language services
Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Please note poor language may cause the rejection of the manuscript. Contributors who are not native English speakers are strongly advised to ensure that a colleague fluent in the English language or a professional language editor has reviewed their manuscript.
Submission to IJLP proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. 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.
Word processing software: It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the wordprocessor used (Microsoft Office Word 2007 or later). The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Note that source files of figures, tables and text graphics will be required whether or not you embed your figures in the text. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your wordprocessor.
Style: Manuscripts must be double-spaced with 3-cm margins on all sides of the page, in Times New Roman font size 12. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. The manuscript must also have line numbers starting from the first page continuously. To speed up processing, authors are strongly recommended to use the manuscript template file provide
Symbols and abbreviation:The SI system should be used for all scientific and laboratory data; if, in certain instances, it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. Abbreviations for units should follow the suggestions of the British Standards publication BS 1991. The full stop should not be included in scientific abbreviations such as h (not h.), m (not m.), and ppm (not p.p.m.); '%' should be used in preference to 'per cent'; 'per', as in mg per liter, should be written in exponential notation as mg l-1 (not mg/l).
If symbols such as ×, µ, η, or ν are used, they should be added using the Symbol menu of Word. Degree symbols (°) must be used from the Symbol menu, not superscripted letter o or number 0. Multiplication symbols must be used (×), not the letter x. Spaces must be inserted between numbers and units (e.g., 3 kg) and between numbers and mathematical symbols (+, –, ×, =, <, >), but not between numbers and percent symbols (e.g., 45%).
A concise and factual abstract is required. Each paper should be provided with an abstract of about 150-200 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. 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').
Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Do not use more than three subdivisions.
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate and focused background, avoiding a detailed or irrelevant literature survey or a summary of the results.
Material and methods
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
Results and Discussion
Results should be clear and to the point. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature, but justification of the significance of the results in light of other studies is encouraged.
The main conclusions of the study should be presented in Conclusions section. Conclusions should be numbered.
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.
Essential title page information
• Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae.
• Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
• Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
• Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.
Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.
Place acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.). List funding sources in this standard way to facilitate compliance to funder's requirements.
Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).
Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many wordprocessors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.
AUTHORS MUST EMBED THEIR FIGURES IN THE MAIN TEXT AS WELL AS UPLOAD THEIR FIGURES AS SEPARATE FILES IN IJLP.
• Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
• Save text in illustrations as "graphics" or enclose the font.
• Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times, Symbol.
• Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
• Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
• Provide captions to illustrations separately.
• Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.
• Submit each figure as a separate file.
Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalised, please "save as" or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):
EPS: Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as "graphics".
TIFF: color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
TIFF: Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.
Please do not:
• Supply files that are optimized for screen use (like GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); the resolution is too low;
• Supply files that are too low in resolution;
• Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.
Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures then IJLP will ensure, at no additional charge that these figures will appear in color on the website of the Gorgan University of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from IJLP after receipt of your accepted article. Please indicate your preference for color: in print or on the Web only.
Please note: Because of technical complications which can arise by converting color figures to 'gray scale' (for the printed version should you not opt for color in print) please submit in addition usable black and white versions of all the color illustrations.
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
Citation in text
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. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.
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.
Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.
Examples: 'as demonstrated (Ramsey, 2002a, 2002b, 1999; Ulanovic and Tapia, 1999). Chouduray 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, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51–59.
Reference to a book:
Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G.R., 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.
The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article before sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.
Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
• Telephone and fax numbers
All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
• All figure captions
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
• Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
• References are in the correct format for this journal
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
• Color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction on the Web (free of charge) and in print, or to be reproduced in color on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print
• If only color on the Web is required, black-and-white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes
For inquiries relating to the submission of articles (including electronic submission) please visit this journal's homepage. Contact details for questions arising after acceptance of an article, especially those relating to proofs, will be provided by the publisher.
Manuscript Template File