Guide for Authors

Thank you for choosing to submit your paper to us. These instructions will ensure we have everything required so your paper can move through peer review, production, and publication smoothly. Please take the time to read and follow them as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal's requirements.  

   You can download the Template from here.

Please use always only JEP Template, otherwise, the article will be rejected.

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New Submissions

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files.

 Required files to be uploaded: Five essential files must be submitted through the manuscript submission system: 1. The main file of the manuscript (without the names of the authors) in MS-Word, 2. Title page in the mentioned format, 3. Authorship form (must include the title of the article and the name and surname of all authors and be signed by all authors), 4. Conflicts of Interest form (must be signed by the Corresponding Author and uploaded with the article file), and 5. Cover letter.

The manuscript should be submitted to JEP through the Submit Manuscript.


Manuscripts to send for reviewers should be compiled in the following order: Title page without names; English abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments (as appropriate); and references.

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.


Essential title page information

The title page should include:

  • Titles: A concise and informative title. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations: The name(s) of the author(s). Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. You can add your name between parentheses in your own script behind the English transliteration. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Corresponding author: The e-mail address and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.



Please provide an abstract of 200 to 300 words in English. A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


Please provide 5 to 7 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Subdivision – numbered sections

Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.


Results should be clear and concise.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The Results and Discussion sections should refer to the data shown in the figures and tables, and briefly discuss their significance. Where the Results section is combined with the Discussion section, the last subsection, subtitled Conclusions, should be short and divided into points.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


Math formulae

Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).


Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.



Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Data references

This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), data set title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article.

Reference formatting

References can be in the style or format of the journal. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter, and the pagination must be present. Use of DOI is highly encouraged.

Format the references should be arranged according to the following examples:

Duncan, C.C., Kosmidis, M.K., Mirsky, A.F., 2005. Closed head injury-related information processing deficits: An event-related potential analysis. Int. J. Psychophysiology 58, 133-157.

Bure, J., Bure O.V., O., Huston, J.P., 1983. Techniques and Basic Experiments for the Study of Brain and Behavior, 2nd ed., Elsevier, Amsterdam, 326 pp.

Swaab, D.F., 1982. Neuropeptides. Their distribution and function in the brain. In: Buijs, R.M., P vet, P., Swaab, D.F. (Eds.), Chemical Transmission in the Brain. The Role of Amines, Amino Acids, and Peptides, Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 55, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 97-122.


Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., Nakashizuka, T., 2015. Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1.


Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

Word templates are available for this journal. Please save the template to your hard drive, ready for use. You can download the Template from here. Do not use field functions.

Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.

Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.

Use the equation editor for equations not as a picture.

Save your file in docx format (Word 2010 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).


Additional remark Footnotes

Footnotes should also not contain any web links. Web links should be included in the reference list.



Submission files

You need to submit your work in three (4) separate files as below and only in Word format:

1- Main manuscript without author(s) name. (Do not include any author(s) name in any part of the paper at all.)

2- Main manuscript with author(s) name.

3- Title page in Farsi and English as explained in the title part.

4- Research policy that is signed by the university professor of the article as the responsible person. (Bear in mind that only the university professor is accepted as the corresponding author unless the Master or PhD student is mentioned in this form and signed by the professor.). This file after being signed by the author (s) can be upload as a PDF and JPG as well.

Supply all supplementary material in standard file formats.

Please include in each file the following information: article title, journal name, author names; affiliation, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

To accommodate user downloads, please keep in mind that larger-sized files may require very long download times and that some users may experience other problems during downloading.


Submission Checklist: what to include

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.


Ensure that the following items are present

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

  • E-mail address
  •  Full postal address

Author details: Please include all authors’ full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses on the title page. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.

All necessary files have been uploaded:


A non-structured abstract of no more than 300 words in English

Include keywords, up to 7.

• main manuscript in 1 column (as in template)

All figures (include relevant captions)

All tables (including titles, descriptions, footnotes)

Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided

Supplemental files(where applicable)

Author Responsibilities Form;

The corresponding author must fill in the form and ensure that all co-authors agree with the author list and technical content before submitting the manuscript. The corresponding author is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the manuscript at the time of submission. Author names and affiliations must be complete and correct at the time of paper submission. While corrections can be made at the proof stage for authors who have changed institutions since the time of paper acceptance, the author cannot be added or deleted after the proof stage. If the corresponding author wishes to add or delete authors, the paper must be withdrawn, corrected, and resubmitted.


Further considerations

 • The manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'

 • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa

 • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)

 • A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare

 • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed

 • Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements.


 Processing of supplementary files

The electronic supplementary material will be published as received from the author without any conversion, editing, or reformatting.



In order to give people of all abilities and disabilities access to the content of your supplementary files, please make sure that:

* The manuscript contains a descriptive caption for each supplementary material.


Manuscript Copyright

Papers previously published, copyrighted, or being considered for publication elsewhere should not be submitted to the Journal of Epigenetics, nor may a paper that is under consideration by the Journal of Epigenetics be submitted elsewhere.



Publication Charges

There are no submission fees for this journal.

The journal has no article page charges.

 ارسال و چاپ مقاله در مجله اپی ژنتیک در حال حاضر رایگان می باشد.



The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables, and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title, and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor.

 After online publication, the author has only 10 days to check the published version for any mistakes. After that is not accepted any complaint from authors.


Online First

The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the DOI. After the release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.

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