Instructions for Authors


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Contributions to International Journal of Coastal, Offshore and Environmental Engineering(IJCOE) must report original research and are subject to peer-review. IJCOE considers all manuscripts that they have been submitted only to it and that they have not yet been published, nor they are under consideration or in press elsewhere.

Type of papers:

1- Research papers report original results of theoretical, experimental, field and numerical modeling studies.

2- Review papers assess and review particular areas of the coastal and offshore engineering and highlight important issues of general interests.

3- Technical notes outline novel ideas, important preliminary results of research, new methodologies and applications.

4- Case studies present specifics applied projects that employ new innovative solutions and that may be instructive for approaching similar problems.



1- Title:

Title should be brief and informative reflecting the purpose and Content of the study (species should be identified by their scientific name). Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

2- Author(s):

The full name of the author(s) should be listed under the title.

3- Affiliation(s):

The affiliation and address of the author(s) should be stated, identifiable by an index number in case of more than one author.

4- Abstract:

The abstract (preferably 150-250 words) should comprise a brief and factual account of the contents and conclusions of the article as well as an indication of any new information presented. Complete sentences should be used, without unfamiliar abbreviations or Jargon. The use of the present tense is customary.

5- Keywords:

Up to five descriptive keywords should be listed. These keywords will be used for search and retrieval, as well as indexing.

6- Introduction:

The introduction should be brief leading into the scientific working hypothesis of the study. It can include three parts of the importance of the issue, the literature and the goal and a brief description of the current study.

7-Materials and methods:

Materials and methods must be sufficiently detailed so that readers can exactly repeat the study.


The text of the results should interpret the findings and not repeat data already presented in figures and tables.


The discussion should focus on critical key issues (citing essential references pertinent to the critical issues of the paper).


 Tables should be numbered in the order they appear in the text. A brief title should be typed above each table, explaining in full all abbreviations and units used. Vertical rules should be avoided.

11- Figures:

A descriptive list of numbered figures should be attached. A brief title should be typed under each figure, clearly explaining all symbols and abbreviations depicted in the figures.

12- Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.


13- References:

The references should be numbered consecutively throughout the text and should be collected in a reference list (headed References) at the end of paper.
The references list should not include material that could more appropriately appear as a footnote. Authors should ensure that every reference appearing in the text is in the list of references and vice versa. Numerals for references are enclosed in square brackets in the text, e.g., [1].

In the reference list, periodicals [1]books [2]multi-author books [3] and conference proceedings [4] should be cited in accordance with the following examples:

[1] Safari, M., Mansoury, D., & azarmsa, S. A, (2022). Grain-size characteristics of seafloor sediment and transport pattern in the Caspian Sea (Nowshahr and Babolsar coasts). International Journal of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, 7(1), 34-42.

[2] Nadai, A., (1950),“Theory of Flow and Fracture of Solids”, Vol. 1, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, (1950), 350-367.

[3] Danielsson, B., Mosbach, K., Methods in Enzymology, in Mosbach, K. (Ed.), Vol. 137, Academic Press, New York, (1988), 181-197, (Chapter 16).

[4] Petersen, K. E., "Silicon sensor technologies", IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, Washington , DC, USA, (Dec. 2-7, 1985), 1985.

A reference to "to be published in [title of periodical]"or "in press" implies that article has already been accepted for publication.

In the list of references, the names and initials of all authors must be given.

References must be numbered and be listed in the list of references in the order they were referred to in the text. Complete details of the references will appear in the list of references. Just mention those references which were mentioned in the paper.

14- Appendices 

- If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.

15- Units

- international system of units (SI))

16- Fees and Charges for  Author(s)

According to the instructions Ministry Of Science, Research And Technology(MSRT) and new policy of IJCOE, all submitted articles author(s), acceptanced  will be subject to an Article Publishing Charge (APC) of 6000000 Rials and will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution License. The advantage of a Creative Commons licence is that all articles published in the journal will be freely available to users to view, download and share.


There is no submission fee for international authors.