Guide for Authors


Accepted manuscripts cannot be published unless  forms are completed, signed, and returned to the Editor. The form must be filled, printed, signed and uploaded to the journal submission system. all authors must sign Cover letter.


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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

The following types of contributions will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Coastal, Offshore and Environmental Engineering Forming:

1- Research Articles (Original Research Papers),

2- Review Article,

3- Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews,

4- Short Communications or Brief Reports,

5- Case Studies,

6- Editorials and Commentaries,

7- Letters to the Editor,

8- Perspective or Opinion Papers,

9- Book Reviews,

10- Methodology Papers,

11- Conceptual or Theoretical Papers,

12- Response or Rejoinder Papers.

Manuscript Preparation

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.

Tables must be numbered and the title of the table must be placed on the top of the table with the footnotes on the bottom. Tables must appear where (or as close as to where) they are first mentioned in the text. They must be referred in the text as Table 1. (e.g..: Catamaran characteristics are presented in Table 1). Table must be constructed from simple lines with hidden vertical rules and no background.(Blank Times New Roman 10)

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.

Figures must be numbered and the caption of the figures must be noted at the bottom of the figure. All the legends and the numerical values on the axes of the curves must be clear and readable. Figures must appear where (or as close as to where) they are first

mentioned in the text. They must be referred in the text as Figure 1 (e.g.: It is obvious from Figure 1 that…). Diagrams must be also represented with clear axes, and fonts, without background, with distinguishable lines in a black and white version.

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 Style : APA Style


Where a DOI or DOR is available, it must be included at the end of the reference, in the format

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].

Typical citations are illustrated below:

Journal Article: Single author

Fukugawa, N. (2022). Effects of the quality of science on the initial public offering of university spinoffs: evidence from Japan. Scientometrics, 127(8), 4439-4455

Journal Article: 2 author

Haunschild, R., & Bornmann, L. (2022). Relevance of document types in the scores’ calculation of a specific field-normalized indicator: Are the scores strongly dependent on or nearly independent of the document type handling?. Scientometrics, 127(8), 4419-4438.

Journal Article: 3 author

Vakkari, P., Chang, Y. W., & Järvelin, K. (2022). Largest contribution to LIS by external disciplines as measured by the characteristics of research articles. Scientometrics, 127(8), 4499-4522.

Journal Article: more author

Wheeler, J., Pham, N. M., Arlitsch, K., & Shanks, J. D. (2022). Impact factions: assessing the citation impact of different types of open access repositories. Scientometrics, 127(8), 4977-5003.


Moran, A., & Toner, J. (2017). A critical introduction to sport psychology (3rd ed.). Routledge.


addox, S., Hurling, J., Stewart, E., & Edwards, A. (2016, March 30-April 2). If mama ain't happy, nobody's happy: The effect of parental depression on mood dysregulation in children [Paper presentation]. Southeastern Psychological Association 62nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States.

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.