Guide for Authors

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.

  • Title and Abstract:

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.

  • key words

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:

 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:

  1. A) Expressing the issue and category under research and the need to address it
  2. B) An overview and summary of the existing knowledge on the subject and issue of research
  3. C) Mentioning theoretical or practical gaps in existing knowledge
  4. D) Expressing the research question, hypotheses, key features of the research and important results obtained through this research or this research helps to achieve

The narrative method of introduction is usually the use of present tense verbs.

Research background

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

  • Types of paper

    Reviews should present a focused aspect on a topic of current interest or an emerging field. They are not intended as comprehensive literature surveys covering all aspects of the topic, but should include all major findings and bring together reports from a number of sources. These critical reviews should draw out comparisons and conflicts among the related literature, and provide an overview of the 'state of the art'.
  • Research Papersare reports of complete, scientifically sound, original research which contributes new knowledge to its field.
  • Contact details for submission

    Submission of all types of manuscripts to journal of Innovative Food Technologies proceeds totally online. Via the website for this journal ( you will be guided step-by-step through the creation and uploading of the various files.
  • Submission checklist

    You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.
  • 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

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


Further considerations
• 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

  • Ethics in publishing

    Please see our information pages.
  • Submission declaration and verification

    Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.  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. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service.
  • Copyright

    Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.
  • Role of the funding source
    You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.
  • Language (usage and editing services)
    Please write your text in Persian (some parts in English, incl. Abstract, Figures and Tables).
  • SubmissionProcess:

    Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.
  • Referees
    Please submit the names and institutional e-mail addresses of several potential referees. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.
     Review Process 
    A peer review system involving two or three reviewers is used to ensure high quality of manuscripts accepted for publication. The Editor-in-Chief has the right to decline formal review of the manuscript when it is deemed that the manuscript is 1) on a topic outside the scope of the Journal, 2) lacking technical merit, 3) focused on foods or processes that are of narrow regional scope and significance, 4) fragmentary and provides marginally incremental results, or 5) is poorly written.
  • Use of word processing software
    It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.



  • Article structure
     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.
  • Introduction
    State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  • Material and methods
    Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
  • Theory/calculation
    A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.
  • Results
    Results should be clear and concise.
  • Discussion
    This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  • Conclusions
    The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.