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 | Post date: 2019/03/2 | 

Author Guidelines

Dear Author(s),

Welcome to the " CSTP


Research in Curriculum Planning published research papers quarterly, in the field of curriculum in two languages, English and Persian. All manuscripts submitted to RCPJ must be prepared according to the following guidelines:

  1. The name of the author (authors), their position, the exact address, phone number, and e- mail address should be written on the first page.
  2. The online submission, registration and access is available at
  3. The topic and author’s (authors) name should be written in English and Persian both, and also affiliation, including the academic ranks, Faculty’s name, the college or institute’s name, the exact address, phone number, and e-mail address should be mentioned in the abstract page of the paper in English and Persian.
  4. Files should be submitted in Microsoft Word 2010 format.
    1. Persian Abstract should not exceed more than 200 words. They should be typed in 12 pt. Lotus font. The abstract should be brief in one paragraph including the purpose, research method, findings, discussions, and conclusions with a maximum of five keywords.
    2. The CSTP is published in Persian and English, also the English abstract which is translated from the Persian one is sent with the article.
      1. The paper should be written in Lotus 12 point font size.
      2. English expressions which include the names of places, abbreviations, and scientific words, etc. should be written in the Persian text and (Its English in parentheses) and there should not be any footnotes on any  pages.

The word 2010 software should be used in arranging the paper and all principles and standards of the software environment about typing Persian and English, being left or right, the distance between words, placing tables, figures, and etc. should be considered. The figures should be arranged in the technical way and placed in the text and also arranged tables in a simple way with light lines.


The order of arranging research papers:

1. The first page is Article specifications

2. The second page is the topic (maximum of 25 words) and the Persian abstract

3. The introduction (the research question, purpose, and hypothesis)

4. The methodology (the research method, statistics and the sample size, the measurement tools, the performance method and research)

5. Findings (essential tables and diagrams, a maximum of five tables)

6. Discussions

7. Acknowledgment (it is optional)

8. References

9. The English abstract

It is clear that analytical, critical, or review articles have their own special conditions (such as being an expert and having the research experience in relation to the topic)

The format of references:

  1. The American Psychological Association (APA) should be used for referring to references, References in the middle of the text should be written in English and the Christian year should be mentioned.
  2. If the article is written by more than one author, it should be mentioned only to five writers and then added the expression “and et al.”.
  3. Only for the world valuable scientific association is possible to use their internet websites.
  4. The references list of the paper should be written in English and in alphabetical order at the end:  

last name of author(s), the name of the author(s), publishing date (the Christian year in the parenthesis), the complete topic of the article, the first name and the last name of the translator, publisher and the printed place.

  1. The tables, designs and diagrams should be attached to the article. The picture description and the explanation in relation to diagram should be mentioned below it and the number and the topic of the table should be written above it.
  2. 15 pages should be used for the paper (including Persian abstracts, English abstracts, texts, and resources).
  3. For the MA and PhD theses, first the name of the college student should be mentioned, and then the name of the supervisor.
  4. The authors are responsible for validity and reliability of their paper and their mentioned ideas.
  5. The editorial board is allowed to accept, reject, or edit papers.
  6. Papers will not be returned after receiving and accepting.
  7. The order of the priority and delay of the papers’ print is on the basis of the topic and it is not for their superiority.
  8. The article should not be sent to other journals or publications.

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