Authors' Guide

General notes:
1. The general approach in papers submitted to Bimonthly journal of Culture and Folk Literature must be within the score of folk literature and its elements design scientifically and purposefully. Paper on folk culture, folk language and dialect, folk art, ethnography and criticism, and theories of culture and folk literature will be welcomed if they consider literature in their design.
2. Please DO NOT submit papers which are non-analytical and merely data collection on folk culture. The priority is with those papers which have a new scientific finding.
3. All the manuscripts are checked for plagiarism prior to the review process.
4. The authors (order, typing, etc.) are published as it was firstly submitted. Authors cannot change the order, number, scientific degree, corresponding author, and any other information after the submission. The corresponding author is the supervisor of the thesis/dissertation unless s/he indicates otherwise in a letter, or if the author(s) are not a faculty member.
5. PhD candidates should consider the order of the authors for their paper extracted from their PhD dissertation: Candidate – supervisor (corresponding author) – advisor.
6. The number of authors should NOT be more than 4.
7. All authors should register in and get a code from the website which has to be included in the personal information section of their paper. The academic email of the corresponding author should be noted in the submission system of the journal and the paper.
8. The manuscripts should be submitted through the following link:

Author's guidelines
1. The structure and main headings of the paper be written in the following order: 1. Introduction, 2. Review of the literature, 3. Theoretical framework, 4. Results and discussion, 5. Conclusion, 6. Postscript (optional), 7. References.
2. The writing guidelines for Farsi should be adhered to in all papers and Persian words need to be used as much as possible.
3. The word count should not exceed 6500 without the English abstract.
4. Half-spacing (use Shift+Space in Persian keyboard) is mandatory (for further info please refer to the Dictionary of Persian Writing Style)
5. Articles should not be previously submitted to/published in other journals. One of the authors should be introduced as the corresponding author to the chief editor.
6. Articles are accepted only if they have followed the Persian writing style. The final acceptance is due to the decision of review board.
7. Author's name(s) should come after the title. The personal information of each should be noted in the footnote of the first page. Also, the corresponding author and the email should be indicated in the same place.
8. The acknowledgements for individuals or organizations which collaborate in the study should be written in the footnote of the first page after the author's information with minimum words possible.
9. The abstract (Persian and English) should be written between 150 to 250 words indicating the aim of the research, theoretical framework, research method, and the main findings.
10. Keywords should come after the abstract including 5 to 8 words.
11. The English equivalent of the foreign names, terms, expressions, and notes should come as an endnote.
12. Papers should be formatted in A4 page design with single line spacing, B lotus, size 13 for Persian (New Time Roman, font 12 for English) in Microsoft word. The pictures should be in Jpeg format, with dpi300 or ppi 300 in a clear and legible resolution. The journal is free to edit the manuscript.
13. All paragraphs should start with 0.5 cm indentation except the first paragraph of each section.
14. Quotations more than 40 words should have 1.5 cm indentation in the whole paragraph without the first line indentation, and sized in 12.
15. The title of the books, journals, and collected papers should be italic if mentioned within the body text.
16. The sample of verses, lyrics, and proverbs should NOT be italicized.
17. The title for tables, figures, graphs, and pictures should be translated in English as well.
18. The Persian phonetics should follow the guidelines suggested by Farhangistan unless the author provides his/her reference of phonetics to the journal's office.

Guidelines for references:
  • the references should be alphabetically ordered considering APA 7. The books and articles should not be separated. They all need to be noted in the same section under references.
  • The within-text references should follow the below guidelines:
    author's last name, date of publication, page number.
    Example: (Chomsky, 2000, p. 171).
    If the author is a foreigner, the name should be written in Latin within the parenthesis. If the name of the author is written out of the parenthesis, it should be written in Farsi.
  • Books: author's last name, author's initial. (date of publication). Title of the book. Publisher.
    Example: Adam, J., & Francois, Z. (2005). Analyzing stories (translated into Farsi by Azin Hosseinzadeh and Katayoun Shahparrad). Ghatreh.
    Note: Please write the first and last name of the translators completely.
  • Articles: author's last name, author's initial. (date of publication). Title of the article. Title of the Journal, Volume(issue), page numbers.
    Example: Nasihat, N. (2012). Semiotic analysis of structural narrative of "Va Matashaoon" short story from the viewpoint of Greimas. Contemporary Criticism, 3, 12-19.
  • Thesis: author's last name, author's initial. (date of publication). Title of the thesis. Level, Major, Name of the university, Place.
    Example: Anoosheh, M. (2007). Sentence structure and the role in Persian language: a minimalist program. PhD dissertation, Linguistics, Tehran University, Tehran.
  • A chapter from a book: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In E. E. Editor & F. F. Editor (Eds.), Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle (pp. pages of chapter). Publisher. DOI (if available)
  • A conference paper: Bošković, Ž. (2004). Object shift and the clause/PP pararellism hypothesis. In Proceedings of the 23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (pp. 101-114).
Note: All the Persian references should be translated into English. The English references should adhere to APA 7. DO NOT indicate the place of publication. The date should be written in Gregorian calendar.

Guidelines for writing an extended abstract
The authors should consider the following guidelines for writing the Persian and English extended abstract:
1. The extended abstract is different from a short abstract. The extended abstract could have references to other works, compare the studies, and discuss some of them in length. However, this is not the case in short abstract.
2. In short abstract, the author actually shortens the paper, while the extended abstract does not mention future studies, details of the tests, data collection.
3. The author should mention the following in the extended abstract: title, name(s) of the author(s) and their information, short abstract, review of the literature, research aims, assumptions, and questions, data collection, discussion, conclusion, and references.
4. The extended abstract should not exceed 5 pages. There should not be more than 6 to 8 references. Only studies mentioned in the body of the extended abstract should be listed in the reference section.
5. Authors are suggested to focus on the introduction, samples, findings. Figures are also welcomed.
6. The extended abstract should not exceed 1000 words.
7. The 'keywords' title should be bold, followed by a colon. There should be a dot after the last keyword.
8. If any reference is mentioned in the extended abstract, it should be included in the reference section too.