1. The manuscript must include abstract (up to 250 words and 5 key words), introduction (research questions, hypotheses, and purpose of the study), methodology, results, and discussion.

2. Author’s (s’) full name, contact details, academic rank and affiliation must be inserted when submitting an article, in Persian and English.

3. The manuscript must be submitted through the ‘Submit Paper’ section, in a WORD file (formats .doc or .docx) including the full title, abstract, figures, tables, and appendices, in Lotus 13 point.

4. The journal adheres to the APA reference style (6th edition). For instance: One author Williams, J. H. (2008). Employee engagement: Improving participation in safety. Professional Safety, 53(12), 40-45. Two to seven authors [List all authors] Keller, T. E., Cusick, G. R., & Courtney, M. E. (2007).

Approaching the transition to adulthood: Distinctive profiles of adolescents aging out of the child welfare system. Social Services Review, 81, 453-484. Chapter in a book Booth-LaForce, C., & Kerns, K. A. (2009). Child-parent attachment relationships, peer relationships, and peer-group functioning. In K. H. Rubin, W. M. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.), Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and groups (pp. 490-507). New York, NY: Guilford Press. Journal article Senior, B., & Swailes, S. (2007). Inside management teams: Developing a teamwork survey instrument. British Journal of Management, 18, 138-153. Articles/books on the Internet Moon, K. (2001). Speech act study: Differences between native and nonnative speaker complaint strategies. The American University. Retrieved June 5, 2010, from http://www.american.edu/tesol/Kyunghye_Moon.pdf.

5. Quotations longer than 40 words should appear as block quotations, but 40-minus-word quotations will appear with quotation marks in the running text.

6. The article must be written based on rules and regulation proposed by Persian Academy.

7. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or conference.

8.Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal or conference constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

9. The manuscript might undergo some revisions by the editor of the journal.

10. Authors can send their manuscripts and track the process of submission via: http://jls.um.ac.ir Cover Letter: Authors should acknowledge in a cover letter that accompanies their manuscript:

• that the work they are submitting to JLS has not been published previously; • that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;

• that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out;

• that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of JLS;

• that there is no plagiarism, self-plagiarism (i.e., copying materials from authors' own previously published works), fraud, or other ethical issues in the manuscript;

This publication uses the Sinaob (Hamyab) similarity identification system at https://hamyab.sinaweb.net/ in reviewing articles.