How to write and send articles to

Arabic Literature Quarterly

  1. How to write articles
  • The language of the magazine is Persian and Arabic; Therefore, the articles in this magazine are available in both Persian and Arabic languages.
  • This magazine only publishes data-oriented and research articles in the fields of Arabic language and literature, and analytical articles, reviews and book reviews are not its priority.
  • The submitted article must have scientific-research criteria such as theorizing, scientific criticism, initiative and innovation and the use of reliable sources.
  • The editorial board of the magazine is free to revise and edit scientific and literary articles.
  • This journal does not accept articles in the field of comparative literature.
  • Articles extracted from master's degree students' theses are not prioritized for review and acceptance of the journal.
  • The submitted article has not been previously published in other publications or conferences and has not been submitted to another publication at the same time.
  • The essay should be between 7000 and 7500 words.
  • It is mandatory to follow grammar rules, writing rules and punctuation marks in writing an article.
  • Qur'anic verses must be placed inside the flowered brackets for the verses.
  • The address of the verses of the Quran should be mentioned in the text immediately after the verse and before its translation; Example: ﴿Glory be to God, the Lord of the Worlds﴾ (Al-A'raf/54); Blessed is God who is the Lord of all the worlds.
  1. Structure and components of articles

The article should be organized as follows:

  • The title of the article should be short and tell the content of the article.
  • The name of the author or authors along with the academic degree (address, phone number, e-mail address and the author responsible for correspondence, in addition to being registered in the system form, should be uploaded on a separate page in the journal system). Obviously, the number and order of authors cannot be changed in any way after submitting and registering the article in the system.
  • Abstract: It should be written in 150 to 250 words and in both Farsi and English languages (in the case of Arabic articles in three languages, Arabic, Farsi and English) and include the purpose, method, findings and conclusions; In other words, the abstract should state what we said, how we said it and what we found.
  • Keywords: up to six words from among the words that play the role of index and list and make electronic search easy. In front of the title "Keywords", put an expressive colon (:) and after that, separate the desired keywords with a comma (,).
  • The next pages: it includes the introduction, the body of the article, the conclusion, footnotes and the list of sources, and in writing each part, the following should be observed:
  • Introduction: The introduction is a platform for preparing the mind of the audience to enter the main discussion. In the introduction, the topic is usually explained from the whole to the parts, so that a clear atmosphere of the discussion text is obtained for the reader. It is also necessary to state the problem, method and objectives of the research in the introduction of the article. In writing the introduction, the following better division and numbering is necessary:

The title of the introduction should be numbered (like this: 1. Introduction) along with the explanation.

1-1. Research background (with explanations)

In this first part, the introductory material about the research topic is stated and in the following, the background of the research related to the same topic under discussion is reviewed. Then a logical conclusion is made from the background review, and the existing research gaps are shown. It is obvious that the best review method is the analytical or analytical-critical method, in which the records are grouped based on similarities in approach, regardless of the time and place of their implementation, and the researcher's opinion ) is expressed in relation to them.

1-2. The necessity and importance of research (with explanations)

  • The body of the article: includes the theoretical framework of the research, criticism, analysis and arguments. This section starts with number 2 and the rest of the titles are numbered in the same way. The subheadings should be set as 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, etc. (Numbering should be from right to left).
  • Conclusion: It includes a summary of the findings of the article and should be organized in such a way that the reader can find the answers to the research questions in a scientific and well-argued manner.
  • Footnote: Additional necessary explanations and... should be included in the article's footnote, before the sources.
  • The Latin equivalent of terms and names of foreign authors should be written in front of them with Times New Roman 10 font in parentheses.
  • List of references: The references used in the text of the article should be arranged according to APA rules as follows:

- Books

- Last name, author's name (year of publication), book name (in italics), translator's or proofreader's name, edition (if it is the first edition, there is no need to mention it), place of publication, publisher.

- Javadi Amoli, Abdullah (1382), Rahiq Makhtoum: Commentary on transcendental wisdom, arranged and edited by Hamid Parsania, Qom, Isra.

Books with two authors:

- Surname, name of the first author and name and surname of the second author (year of publication), name of the book (in italics), name of the translator or proofreader, date of publication, place of publication, publisher.

Books with more than two authors:

- Surname, name of first author and collaborators (year of publication), book name (italics), name of translator or proofreader, date of publication, place of publication, publisher.

Reference to the books of one author in one year; As in the following example:

- Zaif, Shoghi (1997a), Art and religion in Arabic poetry, Cairo, Dar al-Maarif.

- Zaif, Shoghi (1997b), Art and religion in Arabic poetry, Cairo, Dar al-Maarif.

The books whose author's name is not known, should be sorted according to the book name:

- A Thousand Nights (A Laila and Laila) (1390), translated by Mohammad Reza Marashipour, Tehran, Nilufar.


- Surname, author's name (year of publication), "article title", journal name (italics), period number, number, page.

Articles that have more than two authors:

- Surname, name of the first author and colleagues (year of publication), "title of the article", name of the journal (in italics), period number, number, page.

​ The article of the collection of articles

- Information of the author or authors (year of publication), "title of the article", title of the collection of articles, name of the editor(s), number of the first and last page of the article, place of publication, publisher. Example:

- Fadavi, Tayyaba (2014), "The miracle of the expression of the Holy Qur'an based on similes and metaphors", in the collection of articles of the second national conference of the Holy Qur'an and Arabic language and literature, Kurdistan, University of Kurdistan, 27-42.

Encyclopedia article

- Author information (year of publication), "article title", encyclopedia title, editor(s), page number at the beginning and end of the article, publisher, place of publication.

- Hariri, Najla (2008), "Relationship", in Library and Information Encyclopaedia, edited by Abbas Harri, Volume 1, 870-874.

Internet sites

Author(s) information (latest date and time), "subject title in quotation marks", name and web address in italics.

theses and treatises

Information of the author (year of defense), "Title of Thesis or Dissertation", Name of University or Institute.


  1. General writing guide
  • The article must be in 20 pages in ministerial size (top margin 4.5 cm, bottom page 3.5 cm and left and right margin 4.5 cm) and using Word 2013 and above and IRLotus 13 font for text, and IRLotus 11 and Or YKMitra should be set and typed for the abstract and sources and in-text references, and the indentation at the beginning of the paragraphs should be 0.5 cm, and the Arabic texts used in Persian articles should be written in Traditional Arabic 11 font.
  • Arabic articles should be typed with Traditional Arabic font 13 and English abstract with Times New Roman font 11.
  • References in the text should be given as (last name of the author, year of publication: page number) and sources that have more than two authors should be given as (last name of the first author and colleagues, year of publication: page number). In the case of non-Persian sources, do the same as Persian sources.
  • Repeated reference to a source, instead of the name of the author or authors, the word "same" should be used: (ibid: 50).
  • Direct quotations should be placed inside Persian quotation marks "" and quotations of more than forty words should be inserted separately from the text with an indentation of one centimeter on both sides and with font number 11. Such quotes, which are written separately from the text, do not need quotation marks.
  • The summary or inferred quotation should be written as follows: (see: Karimi, 2012: 45-50).
  • Chapters and sections should be numbered from right to left.
  • Tables, graphs and photos should preferably be placed in the text next to the relevant explanations.
  • Persian quotation marks should be used, not non-Persian quotation marks.
  • Commas, periods, colons, and semicolons should be attached to the preceding words and separated from the following words by a space.
  • All sources in the text should be placed in parentheses and given as (author, year: page).
  • For words ending with non-infinitives, in the plural and adjective case, use the sign "e" (shift + G): my house instead of my house / his letter instead of his letter / his autobiography Instead of autobiography and...
  • In necessary cases and in cases that cause ambiguity, an aggravation sign should be placed; Example: Ali, ``Ali/ Mobeen, Mobeen.
  • "Half distance" (control + shift + 2) should be observed in all necessary cases; Example: continuous verbs: "goes" instead of "goes", compound verbs like "use" instead of "using" and compound words like "archeology" instead of "archaeology" and...

- At the end of the article, all Persian and Arabic sources should be translated into English; Example:

Qaminia, Alireza (1390), Cognitive Semantics of the Qur'an, Tehran, Research Institute of Islamic Culture and Thought.

  • Qaeminia, A.R. (2011), The Cognitive Semantics of the Quran, Tehran, Islamic Culture and Thought Research Institute. [In Persian].
  • Sharifi, Leila (2008), "Cognitive approach to a Persian polysemous verb", Tazhah of cognitive sciences, 11th year, vol. 4, 1-11.
  • Sharifi, L. (2009), "A Cognitive Approach to a Persian Polysemous Verb", New Sciences of Cognition, 11(4), 1-11. [In Persian]
  • Azhari, Muhammad bin Ahmed (1421), Tahzeeb al-Legha, Beirut, Dar Ihya Al-Tarath al-Arabi.
  • Azhari, M. (1991), Tahzib al-Loghat, Beirut, Dar Ehya al-Torath al-Arabi. [in Arabi].
  1. Important reminder
  • Submit the article through registration in the journal system:
  • The script accepted by the publication and the principles of writing should be based on the latest style book of the Persian Language and Literature Academy.
  • If an article lacks any of the above, it will be removed from the agenda.
  • The right to publish each article is reserved after acceptance, and the authors undertake at the beginning of sending the article to identify the status of the article and not to send it elsewhere. If this issue is not observed, the editorial board is free to take the appropriate decision.

The certificate of acceptance of the article will be issued by the editor of the journal and sent to the responsible author after the completion of the judging and editing procedures and the final approval of the editorial board.

Address of the magazine: Tehran, Islamic Revolution Street, Qods Street, Azin Alley, Building No. 2, Al-Literature, No. 10, Office of Arabic Literature Magazine, Phone: 021-66971170

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