Instruction for Authors

Instructions to Authors


Kheradname-ye Sadra Quarterly only publishes articles in the fields of philosophy and rational sciences with a sound theoretical basis

The submitted articles must be based on research and present innovative views and ideas. They should be clearly and coherently written so that the contents are internally consistent and accessible to the readership. The submissions should closely follow the composition rules and principles in Persian

All articles should begin with an abstract no more than 10 lines and a maximum of 10 keywords. The abstract and the keywords should also be supplied in English

The title of the article, the name (s) of the author (s), the academic rank and position of the author (s), the affiliation of the author (s), and the contact information of the author (s) must be accurately given both in Persian and English on a different page at the beginning of the article

If the submission is based on a thesis, dissertation, or research project, authors are required to acknowledge it at the beginning of the article

Articles should be sent to the Journal’s email address. Please write in the subject box “Related to Kheradname-ye Sadra”

Authors are required to observe all notation and punctuation rules in Persian. They should also provide the original spelling of non-Persian names and highlight the quotations by using quotation marks or presenting the long ones in blocks

The submission of an article implies that it has not been published previously, and it is not being considered for publication elsewhere, either in the submitted form or in a modified version. The submission of an article does not mean that it will necessarily be published

Kheradname-ye Sadra holds the copyright for the publication of the accepted articles in different forms in Persian and other languages

The submitted articles will not be returned to the authors. Contributors are advised to retain at least one copy for themselves

Kheradname-ye Sadra holds the right to edit the submissions while being loyal to the original content

The authors are responsible for the content of their articles. The publication of articles in this Quarterly serves the purpose of exchanging ideas and thoughts, and in no way does it imply that the editorial board of Kheradname-ye Sadra necessarily agrees with the content of the accepted articles

Authors should give full bibliographical details of references and list them in alphabetical order of author, following the style of the examples given below. Page numbers for journal articles should be truncated where possible. No page ranges are required for books

All references to Mulla Sadra’s works must be in conformity with the publication information of the books published by the Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute



Citations in Kheradname-ye Sadra should be given in the form of footnotes. Each citation must include the source title, the writer’s name and family name, the volume number, the page number, and the date of publication

When reference is made to a previously cited book or article by the same author, use the word Ibid plus the page number. If the page number is also the same, use Idem

When referring to an article, it is necessary to include the title of the article and the title of the journal or edited collection in which it has been published

The original title of the reference and its publication information should be supplied when referring to non-Persian sources

The bibliographical data of each source should be given in the reference list following the rules given below

Books: Family name, name, Title of the Book, (in italics and bold letters, with content words capitalized), translator’s name, place of publication, publisher, date of publication

Journals: Family name, name, “Title of the article”, Title of the Journal (in italics and bold letters), volume number, issue, page number, date of publication.

ex: A‘awani, Gholamreza, “Why is Mulla Sadra Called Sadr al-Muti’allihin?”, Kheradname-ye Sadra, 2/11: 24-32, 2005

Edited Collections: Family name, name, “Title of the article”, Title of the Book (in italics and bold letters), name and family name of the editor, place of publication, publisher, date of publication

ex: Ibrahimi Dinani, Gholamhossein, “Mulla Sadra’s Place in the Encyclopedia of Rational Sciences”, in Mulla Sadra’s School and Western Philosophies, edited under the supervision of Seyyed Mohammed Khamenei, Tehran, Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute, 2006

The same rules should be followed when listing non-Persian sources