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Culture and Folk Literature

  • Editor-in-Chief: Naser Nikoobakht
  • Manager-in-Charge: Gholam Hoseyn Gholam Hoseyn Zade
  • Publisher: tarbiat modares university
  • Journal Type: Scientific
  • Publication Period: Bi-monthly
  • Access Policy: Open
  • Publication Format: Electronic
Culture and Folk Literature is one of the TMU Press journals that is published by the responsibility of its Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board in the determined scopes.
Aim and scope
Journal of Culture and Folk Literature aims to encourage studies and data collection on oral literature and language, as well as their analysis considering the linguistic, literary, social, and culture perspectives. The main approach of the journal is folk literature and its elements. The journal welcomes any paper on folk culture considering literature..
Open Access Policy:   This Journal contents and the individual articles are freely available to readers without subscriptions or payments through the journal website or its permanent repositories. 
This open-access journal is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License which permits Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) under the Attribution-NonCommercial terms.

Policy: The peer review process in TMU journals is mostly double-blinded in which the reviewer’s name is unknown to the author and, vice versa
This Journal is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC).
Publishing Ethics: This journal follows all the terms and conditions of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws. Authors may refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors for comprehensive information.
Authors fees : Dear authors/ paper contributors, you are being humbly informed that the journal charges 6,000,000 rials (In two steps: Reviewing and Publishing).
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Self-archiving policies for authors
Authors are permitted to post their work online in institutional/disciplinary repositories or on their own websites. Pre-print versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in this Journal as soon as the issue is available; post-print versions (including the final publisher's PDF) should include a citation and link to the journal's website

​Culture, art, language and literature of the general public in Iran is one of the richest treasures of human civilization. Antiquity of Iranian peoples, richness of their culture and literature, the plurality of subcultures and geographical distribution of their ethnicities invigorate this cultural richness. If we fail to bridge the rich material and spiritual culture of the past and the present when invaded by the immigrant and aggressive cultures, and fail to protect the privacy of this indigenous and popular language and literature, then we have failed to do our Scientific, cultural and national duty properly.
 Publishing credible academic journals is one of the requirements of this field.  Over the last few decades some magazines have been published in areas of language and oral literature which have proved to be very important and effective, but the theoretical foundations in this area have not received the required attention.  On the other hand, expansion of the scope and breadth of activities and attention of students and professors to this category now requires that the specialized journals focus their attention on research and production of scientific theories and achievements.  Establishment of two Literature and Culture Journals have also paved the path for study, research and collecting oral language and literature data.

Peer-review process
All submitted articles are evaluated at the submission to meet the structural and subject principles of Culture and Folk Literature. The matched articles will gone under a double-blinded peer-review process by at least 3 reviewers (expert in the field who are not part of the journal’s editorial staff) who are selected by the Editorial Board members according to their field specialties. The Editorial Board members have the final responsibility to select the articles.
Governing body
Culture and Folk Literature is under the scientific control of Editorial Board whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal’s scope. Some executive roles of the Editorial Board members are delegated to the Editor-in-Chief who is well-known in the journal’s scope.
Editorial team
Culture and Folk Literature is under the scientific supervision of the Editorial Team whose members are all experts with high number of publications in their field.
Author fees/Access
Dear authors/ paper contributors, you are being humbly informed that the journal charges 6,000,000 rials (In two steps: Reviewing and Publishing)
The content of Culture and Folk Literature is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License. To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, we are granted the Licensed Rights in consideration of your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the Licensor grants you such rights in consideration of benefits the Licensor receives from making the Licensed Material available under these terms and conditions.
Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
Publisher and editors of Culture and Folk Literature are reasonable to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In doing so, Culture and Folk Literature follows COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.
Ownership and management
Culture and Folk Literature is owned by Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, and is managed and published by YektaPub Co.
Conflicts of interests
All Culture and Folk Literature Editorial Board members and the Editor-in-Chief submitted articles are gone under the same reviewing process as the other authors gone. In the cases that a reviewer suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript or a reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article (all authors are filling the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest at the submission time) Culture and Folk Literature will follow COPE’s guidelines.
Revenue sources/Advertising/Direct marketing
Culture and Folk Literature  Dear authors/ paper contributors, you are being humbly informed that the journal charges 6,000,000 rials (In two steps: Reviewing and Publishing)
Publishing schedule/Archiving
Culture and Folk Literature is published 6 issues per year. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available for ever on Culture and Folk Literature exclusive website. Also Culture and Folk Literature is included at EBSCOhost and has the plan to enter to Scopus and Thomson-Reuters databases.

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Gholamhosein zadeh, Gholamhosein; 
Professor of Persian Language and Literature
Affiliation: Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Email: ggholamhoseinzadeh@yahoo.com
Zolfaghari, Hasan; Associate professor of Persian language and literature
Affiliation: Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Email: zolfagari@modares.ac.ir
Editorial Board

Sarafei, Mohammad Reza;
Professor of Persian Language and Literature
Affiliation: Kerman Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran
Email: m_sarfi@yahoo.com
Tel: -
NikoBakht, Naser; Professor of Persian Language and Literature  
Affiliation: Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Email: n_nikoubakht@modares.ac.ir
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RafieFar, Jalalodin; Professor of Anthropology
Affiliation: Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
Email:  jrafifar@ut.ac.ir
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Fazeli, Nematollah; Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology  
Affiliation: Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran
Email: nfazeli@hotmail.com
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Mokhtabad, Seyed Mostafa; Associate Professor of Theater and Film
Affiliation: Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Email: mokhtabm@modares.ac.ir
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Tamim Dari,  Ahmad;Professor of Persian Language and Literature
Affiliation: Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, iran
Email: a_tamimdari@yahoo.com
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Yahaghi, Mohammad Jafar; Professor of Persian Language and Literature     
Affiliation: Mashhad Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran
Email: ferdows@ferdowsi.um.ac.ir
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1. Those manuscripts which are non-analytical and merely present a set of data are not accepted. Any paper should have novelty.
2. All the manuscripts are checked for plagiarism prior to the review process.
3. The articles' author (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 unless s/he indicates otherwise, or the author(s) are not a faculty member.
4. PhD candidates should consider the order of the authors for their paper extracted from their PhD dissertation: Candidate – supervisor (corresponding author) – advisor.
5. The number of authors should not be more than 4.
Author's Guidelines
1. Journal of Culture and Folk Literature only accepts manuscripts in the following areas:
a. Folk literature
b. Folk culture
c. Folk language and dialect
d. Folk arts
e. Ethnography
f. Theory and criticism of folk culture and literature
2. The manuscripts should be submitted through the following link: http://cfl.modares.ac.ir
3. Authors should follow Persian writing style as much as possible and use Persian words.
4. Manuscripts should be typed with word 2003/2007. The word count should not exceed 6500 without the English abstract
5. Half-spacing (use Shift+Space in Persian keyboard) is mandatory (for further info please refer to the Dictionary of Persian Writing Style)
6. Articles should not be previously submitted to/published in other journals. Authors should sign the request for publication letter. One of the authors should be introduced as a corresponding author to the chief editor.
7. Articles are accepted only if they have followed the Persian writing style. The final acceptance is due to the review board.
8. 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.
9. The acknowledgement should be written in the footnote of the first page after the author's information with minimum words possible.
10. 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.
11. Keywords should come after the abstract including 5 to 8 words.
12. The English equivalent of the foreign names, terms, expressions, and notes should come as an endnote.
13. The references should be ordered alphabetically without dividing the books from the articles.
14. 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.
15. The ending references should follow the below example according to APA 7. Please write all the dates in Gregorian calendar.
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).
16. The manuscript should be written in A4 size, single space, Times New Roman font, size 12. The Microsoft office version should be 2003 or 2007. The pictures should be included as JPEG with 300 dpi or 300 ppi resolution. The journal is free to edit the manuscript.
17. All the paragraphs, except the first one in each section, should be 0.5 cm indented.
18. Quotations with more than 40 words should be boxed with 1.5 cm indentation. The first line should not be indented.
19. The numbering of the sections should be divided through hyphen, and there should come a dot at the end as exemplified below:
4-3. XXXX
4-3-1. XXX
20. The within text mentioning of books, journals, and articles should be italicized.
21. Quoted pomes and lyrics should not be italicized.
22. All the tables, figures, and images should be numbered followed by a title. The Persian titles for figures and tables should be translated into English.
23. Persian/English standard writing style should be followed.
24. The Persian phonetics should follow the guidelines suggested by Farhangistan unless the author provides his/her reference of phonetics to the journal's office.
Some general guidelines for writing an extended abstract
1. The extended abstract could have references to other works, compare the studies, and discuss some of them in length.
2. The extended does not mention future studies, details of the tests, data collection. In comparison, the short abstract is in fact a one-paragraph summary of the whole article.
3. The author should mention the following in the extended abstract: title, name(s) of the author(s), short abstract, review of 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. The 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, findings, and discussion sections of the abstract. Figures are also welcomed.
6. The extended abstract should not exceed 1000 words.
7. The keywords should be divided by a semi-colon.
8. The 'keywords' title should be bold, followed by a colon. There should be a dot after the last keyword.
9. Bold the title of each section.
ORCID Registration
All the authors should register in the orcid.org website and provide the code in the personal information section.