Guide for Authors
The journal of Technology Development Management is one of the premier journals in the area of technology management and related domains. Please, consult the content below to get familiar with the guide for authors of this journal:
Essential Title Page Information
• Title. Concise and informative (max. 15 words). Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations an formulae where possible.
• Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. You can add your name between parentheses in your own script behind the English transliteration. 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. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are 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.
The title and abstract of the article are very important and if incorrectly edited can lead to initial rejection. The title should contain useful information and be completely relevant to the article. The abstract should be prepared in one or two paragraphs and should be between 100 and 200 words. The abstract should provide a clear and concise summary of the research and its results. Abstract is better to start by stating the problem in one or two sentences and then deal with the purpose, method, most important findings and results of the research. Avoid mentioning details and references in the abstract. On the first page, enter only the title, abstract and keywords in Persian and English. The text of the article will start from the second page. The names of the authors, their position and organizational affiliation in Persian and English should be included in a separate document (file) and uploaded along with the article without a name.
Choose at least 3 and at most 5 keywords. These short words or phrases should indicate the main and secondary topics of the article. Separate keywords with a comma.
The structure of the main text of the article usually consists of 5 main sections: introduction, research background, research method, findings, discussion and conclusion.
In the introduction, the research is introduced. The first part of the introduction is very effective in attracting the reader to read the article. The reader's mentality about writing style, the author's level of mastery of the subject, his power of analysis and reasoning is usually formed by reading the first paragraph. Inconsistent, cluttered introduction has a negative impact on the reader, including the editor and the judges, and can be quite effective in not accepting the article. Unfortunately, students' frequent use of non-fluent translations of foreign texts, or the same sentences of Persian texts, regardless of the need for coherence and logical sequence of topics, often results in an unpleasant writing of the introduction.
Introduction begins with providing background information on the topic of the article and tries to summarize the current global understanding and knowledge of the topic. After that, the problem of research is stated and through this, the purpose of research and the necessity of doing it are discussed. Sometimes authors continue by stating research hypotheses or questions; Of course, there is no need to mention them in the introduction. The following is a brief explanation of the logic; Methodological approach; Highlighting the potential results that the research can reveal, or the theoretical gap that the research can address, provides the reader with a useful and significant summary of the research done.
At the end of the introduction, the remaining structure of the article is usually described.
So in general there are four components to a good introduction:
The narrative method of introduction is usually the use of present tense verbs.
In this section, resources related to the research topic and problem are briefly described and critically evaluated. The quality of the research background indicates the researcher's effort to understand and adapt to a larger field of knowledge. The research background section should have an organized pattern of categories of specific concepts related to the research issue. Although some authors merely provide a summary of key research sources, a good background includes a combination of summaries and summaries and analyzes. The integration of information is done in order to reorganize the existing knowledge and shows what the researcher's plan was to study the research problem.
Analytical features of the research background are:
- Provide new interpretations of old materials or combine new interpretations with old interpretations
- Following up on major discussions and intellectual developments in the research topic; Also show possible discrepancies between the results of previous research
- Identify shortcomings in research that has been done so far on the issue or subject of research
In the background of research, one should not be satisfied only with studies in the country. Technology management knowledge is a young science that is constantly evolving and evolving, so it is necessary to pay attention to new research in this field. However, in some studies, especially those related to science
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
All necessary files have been uploaded:
• Include keywords
• All figures (include relevant captions)
• All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
• Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
• Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print
• Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
• 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 Internet)
• A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare
• Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed
• Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements